Google+ The World 2 Come: Topic of the Day: Outsourcing

Monday, January 29, 2007

Topic of the Day: Outsourcing

"Outsourcing entered the business lexicon in the 1980s and often refers to the delegation of non-core operations from internal production to an external entity specialising in the management of that operation. The decision to outsource is often made in the interest of lowering firm costs, redirecting or conserving energy directed at the competencies of a particular business, or to make more efficient use of worldwide labour, capital, technology and resources. Though often used interchangeably, outsourcing differs from offshoring in that outsourcing is relative to the restructuring of the firm while offshoring is relative to the nation(see below), though the two are not mutually exclusive, especially under conditions of globalization. Fundamentally and historically, outsourcing is a term relative to the organisation of labour within and between societies."
Source: Wikipedia

News & Blogs:
Outsourcing - Topix.net
Outsourcing news - Moreover

Blogs:
The Outsourcing Weblog
Outsourcing Times
Offshoring Digest
Planet Outsourcing
Russian ICT Industry
Think Flat - Infosys
Managing Offshore IT - Infosys
Outsource Bulgaria
Luxoft - LiveJournal (in Russian)
BPO Journal

Insight:
Six Blind Men and the Offshoring Elephant - Part 1 of 18 - Viewpoint of an Entrepreneur

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/Monten/outsourcing

Video:
Thomas Friedman - Google Video
The Other Side of Outsourcing - YouTube
Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro/Nandan Nilekani, CEO, Infosys Technologies - Google Video
Ratan Tata/Kiran Mazumdar Shaw/Anil Agarwal - Google Video
Inside SAP Labs Bulgaria - Google Video

Books:
The World Is Flat - Wikipedia

See also:
Company of the Week: Wipro - The World 2 Come
India Blogs - The World 2 Come
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century - The World 2 Come
Topic of the Day: Bulgaria - The World 2 Come
Russia Blogs - The World 2 Come
Topic of the Day: China - The World 2 Come
Topic of the Day - The World 2 Come

1 comment:

Boszkowo said...

Very good article. Thanks.