Becoming a Certified Outsourcing Professional

Looking for that career edge? The Certified Outsourcing Professional designation can distinguish you as a leader in the field of outsourcing and global services. It powerfully demonstrates that you possess...
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A Simple Way To Use Core Competency and Financial Impact Analysis in Outsourcing Planning

The phrase “core competency” was introduced by C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel in a groundbreaking article in 1990 in Harvard Business Review. They wrote that a core competency is “an area...
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What The Bush Re-election Heralds for Offshoring

I monitor what news media are saying overall on outsourcing trends, which encompasses reading some coverage of White House administration maneuvers (not, I'll state outright, something I enjoy doing…)....
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Scotland Firm Beats Indian Companies

Here's a country that doesn't get much coverage when the discussion focuses on offshoring: Scotland. “Scots software firm fights outsourcing,” by Julia Fields in the Sunday Herald, profiles...
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Everyday Outsourcing

OK, just a few minutes after posting my unflattering portrayal of outsourcing auction sites, I came across Elance Online, which goes by the tagline, “Everyday outsourcing.” It appears to be...
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Why Your IT Team Needs a Full-time Internal Consultant

Often executives pursue outsourcing, with or without fundamental economic benefits, because of dissatisfaction with internal service functions. But another reason is to get just what they want, rather...
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The Value of Outsourced IT Jobs

Frost & Sullivan has tallied up the value of IT jobs exported during 2004 in 14 countries, including the US and UK, and it adds up to $51.6 billion for the year. I've requested a copy of the research...
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Outsourcing as a Profession

Corbett Associates recently ran a Web poll on its site, asking, “Is outsourcing a profession?” Based on 146 responses, 52% say yes, 21% say no, and 27% say it isn't yet, but it ought to be....
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Offshoring to India: A Case Study about Ketera Technologies

Offshoring software development and other work to India often fails or succeeds on the details of implementation — focusing on the right areas of effort, attracting the right kind of employees (and...
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