The practice of outsourcing has faced some hardships recently. The author offers predictions of how outsourcing will fare this year. She explains how business factors like smaller contracts and higher prices, as well as technological factors, like the emerging cloudsourcing market, will...
What is Outsourcing?
An explanation of the practice of outsourcing. The article describes information technology outsourcing (ITO), or contracting computer- or Internet-related work to third-party companies. It also defines business process outsourcing (BPO), which is contracting specific business functions that...
A Quick Analysis of the Top Three Outsourcing Trends in 2011
Agents of Value, an international IT outsourcing company, discusses what were the three largest trends in outsourcing in the first half of 2011. One of these trends is progressive outsourcing, or smaller contracts. The second trend is IT businesses making outsourcing deals to cut costs. The...
Outsourced IT set for strong growth
It is expected that the outsourced IT market will grow within the next few years. In fact, Ovum, a technology research firm, projects that this sector will grow 4.4 percent by 2015. The article also states that approximately 26 percent of companies outsource their IT work, and this number...
Video: Top 10 trends in project management: Outsourcing
An executive from ESI International, a project management research company, explains the practice of outsourcing. He also notes the challenges currently facing outsourcing, and its future in the business world.
The End of Outsourcing (As We Know It)
The authors predict that the practice of outsourcing in its current form will disappear within the next five years. They suggest that during this time, outsourcing will change vastly due in part to new cloud technology. This will cause large Internet companies like Google and Amazon to become...
Why Cloud Equals Better Outsourcing
In response to the BusinessWeek article about the end of outsourcing, the author addresses the future of this practice. He predicts that cloud computing will increase outsourcing; however, he suggests that this technology will actually benefit smaller companies more than larger ones.
Global Study Reveals the Key Pitfalls of Outsourcing
A recent study examines the major drawbacks of outsourcing. A survey was conducted of 615 key decision makers in outsourcing like contract managers, senior executives and subcontract buyers, from North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Following the survey, in-depth...
Outsourcing Is Not the Answer
A debate about the effectiveness of outsourcing. The author in favor of outsourcing suggests that this practice promotes innovation. The other argues that although IT outsourcing may be beneficial, certain business operations, like call centers and customer service should not be outsourced.