Smartsourcing: Driving Innovation and Growth through Outsourcing [NOOK Book]

Overview

Outsourcing is the most popular movement of the new global business economy. In fact, the typical executive will soon spend one-third of their budget on outsourcing! Smartsourcing is the next evolution in outsourcing. Traditional outsourcing reduces costs by moving the work to where the least expensive workers are. While that may cut costs, it simply replicates the status quo. Smartsourcing goes a step further by showing companies how to partner with service providers to not only cut costs, but also increase ...

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Smartsourcing: Driving Innovation and Growth through Outsourcing

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Overview

Outsourcing is the most popular movement of the new global business economy. In fact, the typical executive will soon spend one-third of their budget on outsourcing! Smartsourcing is the next evolution in outsourcing. Traditional outsourcing reduces costs by moving the work to where the least expensive workers are. While that may cut costs, it simply replicates the status quo. Smartsourcing goes a step further by showing companies how to partner with service providers to not only cut costs, but also increase innovation across the full spectrum of their business. Smartsourcing is the first book on the market to be ahead of the curve on one of the most important shifts in business today.

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''... a must-read for any executive tasked with leading his or her organization into the Innovation Age economy.'' —Patricia Brown, senior executive editor, Optimize Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440500909
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 2/24/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Thomas M. Koulopoulos is the CEO and founder of the Delphi group, the technology and management arm of Perot Systems. He is a recognised authority on the implications of information technology on global organisation. His articles and insights are regularly featured in international print and broadcast media such as Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, CNBC, CNN and NPR. He has also been a guest lecturer at the Boston University School of Management and Harvard University.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2006

    Outsourcing: The Smart Explanation

    Outsourcing is a trend that¿s not going away, at least not as long as companies can save money by hiring other companies to manage some parts of their business, even as they continue to perform their core competencies. This book focuses on the reasons and rules of outsourcing. According to authors Thomas M. Koulopoulos and Tom Roloff, many companies aren¿t taking the right approach to outsourcing and, therefore, are not realizing its full benefits. The book covers a complex topic and, though it sometimes gets too technical, it will help you take a hard, honest competitive look at your outsourcing strategy, diagnose its gaps and improve the way you outsource. We believe executives and managers should read this book to learn how intelligent outsourcing can help their companies save money, innovate and compete.

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