Category Archives: outsource

When Robots Replace Burger-Flippers and Lawyers

Can robots replace burger-flippers? How about lawyers? Tools have been around for thousands of years, making a human job faster and easier; try banging a nail in without a hammer. Machines, complex combinations of parts that are either human-operated or … Continue reading

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Open Source Business Models

Sometimes I am amazed by open source software… even as I contribute to it. The largest repository of public open-source projects, GitHub, has over 35MM repositories in it. Granted, some large percentage of those are private, and therefore closed-source, but … Continue reading

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Internet of Iotas

From the Cambridge Dictionary of English: iota (n.) – an extremely small amount From the Wikipedia: Internet of Things (IoT) – the network of physical objects—devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data. … Continue reading

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When Not to Outsource

In earlier articles, we discussed How to Outsource and When to Outsource. Today, we turn to when not to Outsource. At first blush, we expect not to outsource when our candidate does not meet at least one of the criteria for outsourcing listed … Continue reading

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When to Outsource

Knowing how to outsource a process is challenging enough, and requires serious operational management and help, but does not involve making strategic decisions. Conversely, knowing when to outsource is far more challenging, as it involves making decisions with imperfect information about … Continue reading

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How to Outsource

Over the last week, I have had several discussions about the challenges to successful outsourcing. One person was dealing with manufacturing products in China; another was managing outsourced server maintenance and operations; yet a third had a financial technology management service provider. In all … Continue reading

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