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What Is Outsourcing?
What is outsourcing and why do companies outsource is explored.
Labor Arbitrage
An article describing how labor arbitrage works.
8 Lessons From Indiana’s Largest Failed...
Learn why Indiana's $1.4 billion outsourcing contract with IBM failed, and ended up in court!
How to Develop a Plan for Outsourcing
Before you start your outsourcing plan, you need a plan to identify the right projects. Developing criteria for outsourcing is critical to a successful program.
Five Important Issues When You Renew Your...
When it's time for your second contract, what are the most important issues to consider?
The Next Big Cloud Service: Crowd Funding
An article describing the hot new topic of crowd funding!
Core (and Non-Core) Work
: Link text A critical rule of outsourcing is that a firm should not outsource "core functions." While
Outsourcing Pitfalls (continued)
IT outsourcing is now well into its third decade, having passed through generations of technology and platforms: mainframe, client/server, personal and now into the cloud. Page 3.
What Should A School Janitor Cost?
The high cost of janitors is creating a wave of school service outsourcing.
Outsource
A glossary of common terns used in outsourcing.
8 Things to Understand About Co-Employment and...
The relationship between a worker and employer is important for legal and other reasons. In some outsourcing programs we confuse the role of the employer, having both the vendor and the client playing some manager roles. Learn about the risks of co-employment, and how to avoid liability!
Foreign Exchange Rate (Fx)
How does foreign currency affect outsourcing programs?
7 Must Read Articles That Explain Government...
Explaining the rising trend in government outsourcing.
Law Firms Get An “F” For Document...
The cost of legal document review is too high and the quality is too low; law firms are failing at document review!
Municipalities Need to Outsource in 2013
A growing number of municipalities have gone bankrupt, and more are in trouble; aggressively outsourcing antiquated and under-performing services might fix their financial and service problems.
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Outsourcing And the Environment: 5 Trends to...
New trends in recycling will move the work to outsourcers.
Clothing, Outsourcing and the Poorest Workers...
The problems with textiles move with every new outsourcing project.
Planning a BPO Strategy
Preparing and implementing a BPO strategy can take as long as six months, depending on the scope of the project. No two deals are exactly alike. However the basic steps are the same.
Outsourcing Police Functions
Governments are looking for ways to outsource police and security functions. Is this a step into the future or into the past?
Request for Proposal
: The Request For Proposal (RFP) is a document sent to vendors by a prospective client, to solicit bids
Outsourcing Pitfalls
IT outsourcing is now well into its third decade, having passed through generations of technology and platforms: mainframe, client/server, personal and now into the cloud.
Business Case Development
Outsourcing, either IT or BP, parts of the organization’s IT or business processes is a major organizational decision that, in most organizations, required board approval. For most enterprises, the main vehicle for these decisions is a business case
Top Six Stories About Legal Process Outsourcing
Learning the basics about Legal Services Outsourcing (LPO).
Business Process
A description of business processes and how they are related to outsourcing.
Improve Outsourcing With Onshore Projects!
Why are firms turning towards America as a location for outsourcing?
Outsourcing Experiments: Baxter, the Face of...
Can a new generation of robots change the way we outsource? The designers of the new Baxter robot think they can!
Location Matters When You Change Your Outsourcer!
Do you have a plan when it's time to switch vendors?
The Maywood Experiment
Small towns across America are facing bankruptcy. Can outsourcing save small town America?
Outsourcing Experiment: The Outsourcing of War
There have been big changes in how we wage war; today, outsourcers work on the battlefield, alongside troops!
What’s Going on in LPO?
An explanation of what Legal Process outsourcing (LPO) is, and why it's growing.
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Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing. Page 2.
Know if You're Outsourcing BPO or KPO
An article describing the difference between Business Process outsourcing and Knowledge Process Outsourcing.
Mature doesn't mean old!
Outsourcing program has more complexity when they mature,and require a new approach.
Groupon
Groupon. Outsourcing.
Cyber-Spies, Security Risks and Unnatural...
If your business is dependent on the Internet or on Cloud Services, then you need to know about the cyber-threats to your data, and your firm!
Outsourcing: Is this the end?
Will outsourcing fade away in the next few years?
Disaster Planning Works Best With Outsourcing!
How to improve your disaster recovery plan with an element of outsourcing.
Outsourcing Failure Mars London Olympics
Something went wrong with the security contract at the London Olympics!
Why Crowd Funding Is Different From Shopping On...
You can get great gifts from crowd funding campaigns, but it's not the same as shopping for gadgets!
Does America Benefit from Offshoring?
Are there benefits to the US economy from offshoring?
More Outsourcing Projects for Colleges
New projects to reduce the cost of obtaining a colleges degree.
Yelp! … That’s Some Magical Database!
Is it time to use Yelp!, or time to find an alternative?
8 Tips To Plan Your Outsourcing Program!
Useful tips when planning an outsourcing program.
Counterfeit
What is the motivation for creating fake goods, and how did China become the center of fake goods?
Fixed rate contract
How to use a fixed rate contract
IT and Business Management Changes Needed to...
Cloud computing is a new disruptive technology
Innovative Outsourcing Ideas for Education
Schools face tremendous financial pressure, but well planned and innovative outsourcing projects may just the right solution for your school board or college!
Intellectual Property (IP)
The definition of Intellectual property and its connection to counterfeits.
Learning From Failure
How does modern medicine find cures? Through a lot of trial and error. MOSTLY error!
The Top Labor Issues Are Changing!
Labor is back in the news. Around the world, labor issues are on the rise. Political theory tells us that when the economy gets better, and workers feel more secure, they begin to ask for more. The long economic downturn has been preceded by a big upturn in corporate profitability, but wages have been flat or falling, in onshore and offshore countries. How will major changes in labor impact the way that we work and that work is outsourced?
More Knockoffs From China!
There are counterfeits and there are knockoffs, what would you call the new Goophone from China?
The Devil, And Expertise, Is In The Details
Learn about the knowledge that is often missed when you start an outsourcing project.
Outsourcing Experiment: Values and The Vendor...
Do outsourcing vendors follow your values when you're not around? Here are some tips to know to make sure that what your vendor does matches your values.
Be All That You Can Build: The New Robotic Army!
Robots take over the Army! Wait a minute, those are American robots!
The Real “India Price”
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Groupon: Powerful Outsourcing, But Use With...
Groupon is a powerful tool for outsourced marketing, but you always need to be sure that YOU are in charge!
Outsourced Matzo? Oy Vey!
How a little farm in Yuma Arizona is helping a Hassidic community in New York make a better Matzo.
The Outsourcing of Money
How cash is turning into electronic payments.
Reality Star Chef Gordon Ramsay on... Core...
You can learn a lot from reality star Gordon Ramsay, even how to manage core competencies.
Call Center
: A "Call Center" is a service-delivery center that answers and routes incoming calls from the client
7 touch points for renewing your contract!
When your outsourcing program matures, you start to have different management concerns.
Yelp!
Yelp!, one of the world's best known social marketing sites.
Have A Happily Outsourced Thanksgiving!
Overloaded at Thanksgiving? Then it's time for an outsourcing strategy at home!
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Is...
Do you know about the outsourcing cycle? Learn quickly, you only have until midnight!
Water Outsourcing Is Coming To The US!
Rising water needs and falling municipal revenues makes water outsourcing a top outsourcing priority!
Quick Reference Guide to Accelerating Change
Change Management is a key element of Outsourcing
Can the "Power of Asking" Find Malaysia Flight...
Can the power of asking... plus a good cloud service... outsource the search for Malaysia Flight 370?
How to Communicate with Your Outsourcer
Once your outsourcing program has started, you need to have regular meetings with your vendor. If you don't, your program may not meet all goals. You need to commit to a regular and ongoing communications process to make outsourcing successful.
Tacit Knowledge
Why do we forget to document certain types of processes?
The Jessie James Effect: Data Thieves On The...
If the National Security Agency is scaled back, there could be some VERY unexpected consequences!
Onshore and Offshore Compensation Trends
The cost of offshore labor is impacted by multiple factors such as: the skills of workers, their seniority, and location. Since most clients pay a single fee rather than individual costs, changes in wages may not have the expected impact when you write or renew a contract.
Outsourcing Experiment: Learning to Kill Projects
Don't just focus on making projects better, spend some time learning to kill outsourcing projects that just don't make any sense!
Metadata Matters to Your Outsourcing Program
Understanding how Metadata hides information about your documents, how to remove this data, and why developing a metadata process is important for an outsourcing program.
Can Outsourcing be… Shoreless?
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Continuous Improvement
How continuous improvement works.
Crowd Funding
A definition for crowd funding. Outsourcing.
Innovation And The Industrial Model For...
How can your outsourcing program benefit from an industrial model?
CYBERWAR: The Corporate Battlefront
Why the latest changes in cyber warfare matter to big corporations in America.
Outsourcing Can Fix “No Child Left...
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Obamacare: Four Rules For Government Outsourcing
Could the debacle in Washington about our heath care system have been avoided?
Offshore Centers NEED Improvement Programs!
Why do successful outsourcing programs use process improvement?
Will China Continue To Ignore Intellectual...
China continues to patents and steal intellectual property, endangering outsourcing and international trade.
Total Outsourcing Totally Misses the Point!
Outsourcing an entire department, in one step, is raerly a good idea!
The Outsourcing of America’s Oil Production
How did America outsource it's oil production?
ACT Don't REACT (continued)
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success. Page 2.
How To Outsource and Offshore… Simplified
If you ran a start-up, how would you decide which services to outsource?
What Will Happen To China's Outsourcing...
Newly rich Chinese millionaires are ready to leave China for the US!
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
A definition of OCR, and how this type of software is used.
Outsourcing and The Oval Office
How does your position on outsourcing affect your view of the candidates for President of the United States?
India Institutes of Management
: The India Institutes of Management (IIM) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIM is
Scanner
Definition of a scanner and it's uses.
The Not So Magical Decline Of Ethanol
What is ethanol and why is it so important to American budgets?
Four Factors For Choosing An Outsourcing Location
How to choose the best location for outsourcing your work.
How Much Can You Save With TAR Reviews?
Why you need to move from linear to Technology Assisted Reviews (TAR)!
Disaster Recovery Technology Enables Outsourcin...
Technology that helps you when a disaster strikes your office also helps you to develop an outsourcing plan.
Remote Access Software
How does remote access software aid outsourcing?
Our Food, Our Outsourcing
New technology hits the American Farm!
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
Outsourcing Experiment: Don’t Just Move,...
When you outsource, you always run into problems; every outsourcing program needs process improvement process to increase the value of your program , and offset the cost of unplanned problems.
India
An article providing background information on India, and reasons why it is the world's premier location for knowledge based outsourcing.
Cloud Service
: The "Cloud" is a term used loosely to describe a shared virtual service or function provided on or
Is Net Neutrality Obsolete?
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Fracture
: A "Fracture" refers to a situation where there are one or more negative consequences in the delivery
The (Supercomputer) Power of Outsourcing
The arrival of Cloud Services has created inexpensive virtual supercomputers that can aid complex scientific, biological and computational intensive projects.
Legal Process Outsourcing
A brief description of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO).
We Need to Outsource Legal Work... NOW!
Why the arrival of digital documents in the legal system requires a digital solution to legal support.
Is Outsourcing Broken In Bangladesh?
Can the industrial accidents in Pakistan be fixed by an agreement between outsourcing clients?
Staff Augmentation
Does Outsourcing have a new name?
Outsourcing Keeps Gaming Going for Another...
Nintendo's new plans for outsourcing updated version of Mario games will deliver big dividends for the Mario franchise!
Social Media Outsourcing
An explanation of social media outsourcing.
Kill Email & Take Back Time
Email is the big time killer at work, and it remains a big time killer even if you outsource. Its time to understand how to tackle this problem!
The Risks and Rewards of Outsourcing
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success
Dedicated Service Model
How a dedicated service model differs from a shared model.
Open-Book Project Helps Schools To Outsource
Why the new Open Book Project may change the way that schools work, and outsource work.
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