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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

pros and cons of 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 the American people or the national economy. But how about you? Is it good for your organization? I’m interested in your current perspective on outsourcing—please let me know what you think by responding to the poll at the bottom of this blog post. I’ll let A.B. Maynard, TEC’s outsourcing analyst,

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