Also found in:DictionaryMedicalLegalFinancial.Paying another company to provide services which a company might otherwise have employed its own staff to perform, e.g. software development.Contracting with outside consultants, software houses or service bureaus to perform systems analysis, programming and datacenter operations. Contrast withinsourcing. SeenetsourcingASPSSPandfacilities management.

(2)Contracting with organizations outside your country for work that could otherwise be done by employees within your company. Contrast withinsourcing.

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Then it went to Can we move it to lower-cost areas and lower-cost people? So it became

. And where we are now with BPO, and this is the most exciting part about Xerox, is that the next big step is not in trying to go to the next cheapest place.

Ursula Burns: Xeroxs CEO wants to use technology to shake up the staid business-services market

You can remain competitive by cutting prices and taking costs out of products through

When disruption is good: subscription services lead the business revival

. Free trade theory is based on comparative advantage.

The case for regulation: the former Reagan adviser and Wall Street Journal editorial writer offers some surprising insights

These savings translate into higher stock prices and executive compensation, not in lower prices for consumers who are left unemployed by the

In continental Europe, the challenges of overcoming language requirements, labor laws and trade unions, and a lack of

benefits, still limit adoption of many types of BPO.

BPO growth continues despite mixed fortunes in developed countries: Gartner

flattens out and value stagnates, savvy chief financial officers are taking their global business services to the next level.

Unlocking new value: in global business services

However, these internal cloud designs still dont leverage the shift from capital to more expense-based spending, nor will they see much improvement in labor optimization or global

The benefits that outsourcers are expected to deliver may be as straightforward as cost advantages driven by

, or as complex as the introduction of best-in-breed technology solutions, productivity improvements, and process innovations perfected through the vendors multitude of client experiences, years of service provision, functional focus and process development.

Business process outsourcing: finding the right vendor: selecting the right vendor-partner is critical to medical device manufacturers success when outsourcing business processes

The dynamics of global offshoring are clearly shifting as companies re-evaluate the political risks,

and skill requirements in the context of the likely aftermath of the global economic crisis, said Paul A.

Geography of offshoring shifting, according to AT Kearney study

booz & company study finds top corporate spenders on r&d boosted investments to nearly half a trillion dollars in 2007

and efficiency improvements, said neoIT CEO Eugene Kublanov.

Globalization is expected to increase despite economic conditions: new neoIT and Goldman Sachs research highlights executive perspectives toward globalization

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