Why Outsource Work?

Why Outsource Work?
Because you don’t have the time to do it yourself.


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ou’ve got a product to develop and you’ve got to get it into the market before your competitor does.
Because you don’t have the money to do it yourself.

Your business is growing exponentially but your resources can’t cope with the growth.
Because you’d rather focus on mission-critical issues.

You’re not interested in frittering away time and energy on non-core functions.
Because you don’t have the skills to do it yourself.

You need the best talent in the world, but it’s scarce out of reach just not available in your country.

In today’s globalized and networked economy, outsourcing has never been so easy or made so much business sense. The question is not “Why outsource?” but rather, “Why not?”

The Convergent Economy

Converging technologies of telecommunication, information technology and media have redefined the way we do business, with electronic commerce and enterprise systems becoming a way of life.
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Correspondingly, there has been a sharp increase in the need for qualified software professionals to manage these functions. Demand exceeds supply, and the dearth of human resources has resulted in increased personnel costs, longer time to market and longer product development cycles.

Chances are, you won’t find these highly skilled people in your own backyard.
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Yet you need them more than ever, now that competition is swooping down faster than business opportunities are taking off. And you realize that without them, your big dreams for a flourishing enterprise could rapidly go up in smoke. But you don’t have to manage all business functions in-house.

Outsourcing provides a neat solution to several of your business problems.

25 Reasons Why Outsourcing Makes Business Sense

When you consider the advantages of outsourcing, you’ll realize there’s a lot to gain by using it as an intrinsic part of your business strategy.

By outsourcing, you can:

  • Reduce overheads, free up resources
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  • Avoid capital expenditure
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  • Improve efficiency
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  • Offload non-core functions
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  • Get access to specialized skills
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  • Save on manpower and training costs
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  • Reduce operating costs
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  • Improve speed and service
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  • Establish long-term, strategic relationships with world-class service providers to gain a competitive edge
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  • Enhance tactical and strategic advantages
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  • Focus on strategic thinking, process re-engineering and managing trading partner relationships
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  • Spread your risks
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  • Provide the best quality services, products and people
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  • Be reliable and innovative
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  • Provide value-added services
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  • Increase customer satisfaction
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  • Avoid the cost of chasing technology
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  • Leverage the provider’s extensive investments in technology, methodologies and people
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  • Benefit from the provider’s expertise in solving problems for a variety of clients with similar requirements.
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  • Focus scarce resources on time-critical projects such as application re-engineering
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  • Obtain needed project management and implementation consulting expertise, along with access to best practices and proven methodologies
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  • Reduce the risk of technological obsolescence and increase efficiency by consolidating and centralizing functions
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  • Keep pace and minimize the impact of rapid changes in applications and standards
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  • Extend the reach to more trading partners quickly and efficiently
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  • Reduce the overall IT management burden while retaining control of strategic decision making.
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    The Outsourcing Institute finds, “Outsourcing is rapidly becoming an accepted management tool for redefining and re energizing the corporation. It challenges today’s executives to rethink the traditional, vertically integrated firm in favor of a more flexible organization structured around core competencies and long-term, outside relationships.”

    Highlights

    Global giants such as IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, AT&T, Fujitsu, Motorola, Digital, Hewlett-Packard Philips, General Electric, IBM, Reebok, Fujitsu, British Aerospace, General Motors and Sears are keeping ahead of their rivals thanks to the competitive advantage conferred on them by some of the best software companies in India.
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    You too can benefit immensely from a successful outsourcing strategy.

    Several convergent forces like an exponential increase of technology in the workplace, electronic commerce, enterprise systems and a sharp increase in internet related new entities are resulting in an increased demand for software professionals. The need is further compounded by the lack of trained programmers in the developed countries, especially United States , Western Europe and Japan.

    Demand exceeds supply, which has led to increased labor costs, longer product development and even longer time to market. A recent Wall Street Journal article related a greater willingness on the part of CIOs to outsource software work that is not mission critical.

  • Reduce your marketing and software delivery costs
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  • Gain access to global buyer base needing software development
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  • Manage your projects online with buyer participation
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  • Neutral marketplace with global choices
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  • Economies of 24 hour X 7 days a week low-cost software development with access to global consulting firms.
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    For instance, Advanced communication technology has allowed global software teams to become commonplace. Some software companies are organizing global software teams to employ the best talent in the world.


    The Journey to Success in Your Home Based Business

    The Journey to Success in Your Home Based Business

    Work at Home Success — How do you measure the success in your life?


    As a home-based working mom it’s so different than the outside corporate world.
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    I know for me, one day it can be a call from Borders that they are accepting one of my books, where another day it can be that I finally got my 8-year-old to go on a field trip at school. The last two she had missed being too scared to attend and instead spent the day home, sick. Both days, I consider huge successes! Both days, I felt a real winner!

    Home based success can mean the little things such as a day we get all our work done while attending a sick child, or being one of the only parents able to attend a school function that your daughter so eagerly anticipated. That’s what we are trying to achieve in our home-based business, the best of both worlds. And having worked at home since 1985 I can truly say, it can be done.

    So how can you achieve this success for your business and family? How can you make more good days than bad? Here are some tips:


    Start Early: I find that by getting up an hour or so before everyone else, I can accomplish so much more. That allows me the extra 10 minutes of devotional time, a few minutes to enjoy my coffee alone, and then time to dig into my work. I usually save my peak work for this time as this is truly when I’m at my best.


    Regroup and Rebalance: So often home-based moms feel overwhelmed and unable to accomplish anything because of this. Try breaking it all down. Take a day or two and write down your typical day. What can you change to make it better, to make it work? Often when it’s down in writing, it’s clearer to see where changes can be made. Try to lump together tasks and delegate any tasks you can. And above all else-avoid Guilt.


    Eliminate time-robbers! We still have to cook dinner, (I tried, it didn’t work!) but I don’t have to talk to my friend, who doesn’t work, for 45 minutes during my workday. Say No!
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    Also, with my kids I found some of the work I actually could take outside or in another room.

    There’s no rule that says I have to work at my desk.

    Perhaps you can create different workstations around the home. Be creative.


    Shortcuts To Success: What can you do to make your business run smoother? Constantly be thinking of ways to improve upon your business. Organization is naturally a big one. The more organized you are, the better you’ll be at many things.
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    Another shortcut for me was to create different books of materials that I frequently used so I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel each time and it was right in front of me. Thus, I created different 3-ring binder books of marketing letters, press releases, etc. Anything that I frequently use and would save me time, I’ll implement. Think about things that you can do for your business. Things that you use often, that you could print out and possibly make a collection of, and then look to as a resource. Or what other times savings tip could you think of that would help your business?

    Another thing I do is buy paper that has 3 ring holes already in it. When I print out a client’s e-mail, or client’s article, I’ll immediately put it into their binder categorized by topic. I’m now able to find things more and also can see clearly all I’ve done with the clients.


    Focus on Success: Continue to see yourself as a success and focus on your goals. Success is within your reach when you continually focus on your goals, both for your business and your family.


    The Home Business Journey: The Preparation

    Preparation

    You might now be tossing the idea of establishing your own business.
    You might be imagining freedom, and if you have a 9-5 job you might be saying to yourself that this kind of job was never meant for you.
    If you are a student you might be saying to yourself that you will never put yourself under somebody else’s authority and generate profit for somebody else.


    Introduction

    If you are serious then you should prepare yourself for the journey. When you are going for a journey you start listing the things you will need.

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    To have your own business then you must really be prepared.

    The first thing you need to prepare is yourself. Yes, you must prepare your mind as the journey will not be full of roses. The gardens of Eden are your destination and along your path.
     
     

    aBecause of the huge obstacles that are extremely difficult to overcome at this point in time in your life, you know that you will not have access to resources that will enable you to open a Franchise or your own offline operation. At this point your mind might be set at venturing into an online business because of the limited amount of investment needed for such a business.

    The first thing that you need to prepare right from the beginning is your expectations. A home business is still a business and all the rules of business apply. Why are we saying this?

    Most of the people who start searching for a home business get so excited when they read and hear about all the different opportunities available online. They forget that they have started the search for a business and they start expecting to get rich within few months. If that was true then you would have found all those big corporations are empty and out of employees.

    This fact should not disappoint you, on the contrary this means that you will be among the very few who understand the real nature of home business and it will enable you to continue the journey while finding others returning after a couple of hundred yards and sticking to their jobs.

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    If you know this fact, then you will be able to mentor the people that you will eventually sponsor according to this fact. You will have an organization full of people who know the real nature of home business. This organization will have solid foundations and will be able to grow much better than most of the organizations in this field.

    The second thing that you need to prepare yourself for is that you will have bad days or even bad months. This should not mean that the business is not working. Your home business is an online business, and one of the major differences between online and offline businesses is the location.

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    In an offline business you might be the only one who is providing this business in the neighborhood.

    In Online Business the internet is the neighborhood.

    In an offline business you might choose a location with high traffic with many by passers who would be able to locate you easily. In Online business you can only choose a product or service of high demand, but to create traffic is your own job. Accidental traffic is never something that you can depend on in online business.

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    Therefore, the momentum of traffic has to be built one brick at a time, and this needs consistency, time and patience especially when we do not have enough funds to overspend on advertising.

    You need to think about those two things a lot, and you need to prepare your mind before you start your home business journey.
     
     
     

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    The first is to Prepare and Control your expectations. The second is to survive the bad times with consistency and patience.

    This way you are prepared to start your home business journey with the right mindset.