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Outsourcing 101 - A Primer Part Two: Outsourcing Categories
Outsourcing is a very diverse market, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. This part examines the

outsourcing article  A Primer Part Two: Outsourcing Categories Outsourcing Categories Outsourcing is a very diverse market, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. This part examines the four broad outsourcing categories: Application software I.T. infrastructure Business process outsourcing (BPO), and Manufacturing This is Part Two of a three-part note. Part One discussed the history of outsourcing, described outsourcing pros and cons, and introduced offshoring Read More
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Offshore Outsourcing: Is There a Method to the Madness? Planning for Offshore Outsourcing
Organizations considering the offshore outsourcing of processes should seriously consider adopting a proven methodology before implementation. This will

outsourcing article  Madness? Planning for Offshore Outsourcing Introduction Regardless of whether you are a general manager with profit-and-loss responsibility, or are in a managing function, such as finance or information technology, the maturing of offshore outsourcing will impact you because it changes the way organizations structure, operate, compete, and deploy resources. Consequently, several organizations have stumbled while experimenting with offshore and outsourcing in the past, and will continue to do so in the Read More
Outsourcing 101 - A Primer
Outsourcing is a very diverse topic, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. Companies are telling

outsourcing article  101 - A Primer Outsourcing 101 - A Primer Featured Author - A.B. Maynard - January 16, 2004 Definitions and Options Outsourcing is a very diverse topic, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. Companies are telling TEC that they need a clearer picture of outsourcing, its potential benefits, and common pitfalls. They want examples of different types of outsourcing and advice on whether outsourcing is right for them. This primer addresses these Read More
Is One Country Good Enough to Handle Your Outsourcing Business?
Recently, I touched on the idea of building a vendor portfolio to help manage risks associated with software outsourcing practices in the article Should North

outsourcing article  risks associated with software outsourcing practices in the article Should North Americans Send More Software Development Work to China? I’d like to use this blog post to give some complementary readings for those who read the article and felt the vendor portfolio idea interesting. The concept of “portfolio” is very prominent in the finance world. “In finance, a portfolio is an appropriate mix of or collection of investments held by an institution or a private individual.” ( Wikipedia ) The Read More
Outsourcing-The Pros and Cons
Outsourcing’s in the news these days, what with the US presidential election and all, but it’s usually covered from an “is it good for us” angle—where “us” is

outsourcing article  let A.B. Maynard, TEC’s outsourcing analyst, speak for the rest of this post—the excerpt below is from his article Outsourcing 101 - A Primer , and I thought it was an excellent overview of the factors you should consider before making a decision . Why Do It? There are a number of reasons that drive companies to outsource some or many of the work activities. The list of reasons include Lower costs (or lower total costs). Sometimes achieved through lower wages costs, but also through economies of Read More
Outsourcing Web-based Product Development
Development and enhancement budgets for an enterprise’s information architecture are under tremendous pressure to deliver cost-effective results. Indeed

outsourcing article  Web-based Product Development Development and enhancement budgets for an enterprise’s information architecture are under tremendous pressure to deliver cost-effective results. Indeed, enterprises are finding it more and more difficult to keep pace with new technology trends and complexities, and a growing diversity in the skills needed. So how can an enterprise ensure internal and competitive gains? Outsourcing? Maybe. But where’s your safety net? Read More
Software development outsourcing
Heurística can help companies determine if Mexico is the best option for their outsourcing plans, and then offer a choice of locations. The company can also

outsourcing article  development outsourcing Heurística can help companies determine if Mexico is the best option for their outsourcing plans, and then offer a choice of locations. The company can also help clients find a reliable software development company that partners with clients according to their conditions, and asks in-depth questions about clients specific tecnical recommendations. Heurística can also help with the legal and accounting aspects of outsourcing in Mexico. Read More
Using IWR to Cut Labor Costs without Outsourcing
Intelligent word recognition (IWR) provides a competitive advantage for operations that rely on the conversion of paperwork into computer-usable form, such as

outsourcing article  Cut Labor Costs without Outsourcing Intelligent word recognition (IWR) provides a competitive advantage for operations that rely on the conversion of paperwork into computer-usable form, such as data entry departments of big government agencies and large financial institutions. In fact, IWR can automate data entry at a cost so low that it enables users of the technology to successfully compete against offshore service bureaus. Read More
Thinking of Outsourcing Your Entire Recruitment Process? Here's What You Need to Know
As organizations get larger and expand into new markets and territories they may find it more difficult to meet their talent management needs. Outsourcing is

outsourcing article  of Outsourcing Your Entire Recruitment Process? Here's What You Need to Know In the past, hearing the word outsourcing would conjure up images of some customer service representative sitting in a call center on the other side of the world, with a limited knowledge of my company and/or product (and perhaps of the English language) attempting to help me solve my problem. After a few minutes of friendly banter, I would hang up the phone and be no further ahead in my quest than when I first made my Read More
Retro-sourcing: A Safety Net for Outsourcing Engagements
Retro-sourcing refers to the processes involved in reversion control for outsource engagements. It allows proper care and protection to be related to a plan of

outsourcing article  A Safety Net for Outsourcing Engagements Retro-sourcing refers to the processes involved in reversion control for outsource engagements. It allows proper care and protection to be related to a plan of return for development and service delivery. This can help you control unexpected and risk-laded initiatives, particularly in first-time outsourcing engagements. Learn about the six stages of retro-sourcing, and how they can help you make better-informed decisions. Read More
Dedicated Offshore Outsourcing
IXION provides the following dedicated offshore outsourcing services. Offshore software development: IXION will manage all aspects of the project and

outsourcing article  Offshore Outsourcing IXION provides the following dedicated offshore outsourcing services. Offshore software development: IXION will manage all aspects of the project and provide a fixed bid to deliver the application using its current resources. IT staff augmentation: IXION will hire and staff a dedicated offshore team exclusively for your organization; you manage the software development life cycle via direct contact with an exclusive offshore project manager and access to a dedicated onshore Read More
Case Study: OCR Solution the Key to Success for Berkheimer Outsourcing
Founded in 1936, Berkheimer Outsourcing is the largest independent local tax administrator in Pennsylvania (US). Each day, critical information must be quickly

outsourcing article  to Success for Berkheimer Outsourcing Founded in 1936, Berkheimer Outsourcing is the largest independent local tax administrator in Pennsylvania (US). Each day, critical information must be quickly and accurately captured from more than 150,000 documents. A time-consuming paper shuffle, including tedious manual data entry, had to be replaced with an automated solution. Find out how Berkheimer virtually eliminated the need for data entry. Read More
Outsourcing 101 - A Primer Part Three: Approaches and Recommendations
Outsourcing is a very diverse market, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. This part discusses

outsourcing article  company contracts with an outsourcing provider to perform a defined scope of work, and the outsourcing provider charges the company a fee. The fee can take many forms: by the transaction, by labor hour, cost per unit, cost per project, or annual cost. Companies choose to outsource for many reasons. It is common for companies to embark on an outsourcing effort in order to lower costs, improve service, obtain expert skills, improve processes, or improve focus on core activities. Nevertheless, outsourcing Read More

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