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Is “Outsourcing” Obsolete?

Gee Ranasinha Customer Service, Marketing 1 Comment

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There’s a great article over at Accenture.com about how outsourcing has changed the way that companies of all sizes operate and deliver their business value. Today, there are few companies they don’t outsource at least some of their infrastructural or organizational processes. Today’s market for outsourcing is estimated at more than $300Bn and projected to top $400Bn in 2010.

Today, outsourcing is everywhere. Not just in ‘traditional’ outsourcing tasks such as back-office operations, customer-service centers and IT, but in key business processes marketing or managing a company’s software investment. If you think about it, all of these new cloud-based services from companies such as Google, Apple, Salesforce.com, and even Microsoft are really outsourcing models.

Your company already outsources services, even if you may not think of it as outsourcing. Maybe it’s by employing consultants, public relations firms, accounting auditors or design and print services. Maybe you have a company that looks after your website, your vehicle fleet, or your temporary personnel.

So if outsourcing is everywhere, how much longer can it get away with having its own name which, by inference, segregates it from ‘mainstream’ business processes? Perhaps the very word “Outsourcing” is now obsolete, simply because of its ubiquity.

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After founding a successful media production firm, Gee became worldwide director of marketing for a European software company. As well as CEO of KEXINO he's an author, lecturer, husband, and father; and one hell of a nice bloke. He lives in a world of his own in Strasbourg, France, tolerated by his wife and young son. Find out more about Gee at kexino.com/gee-ranasinha.



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    Today, outsourcing is seen as a vital tool for businesses to function effectively. As a concept, it evolved drastically to encompass internal functions. Traditional business schools of thought would find it impossible to engage in outsourcing, but since the times are changing, outsourcing was able to penetrate internal business functions.

    Outsourcing payroll is prevalent in all forms of businesses. Payroll, as a internal function is entrusted to another company who has the expertise and technology to effectively organize company information. Payroll (Las Vegas) firms are able to keep track of company expenditure trends which is important in determining company progress.

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