Business Intelligence Slideshow: 9 Winning Tactics For Efficient Offshoring

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 08-02-2010
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Keep Security Functions In-House

Keep Security Functions In-House

Although some companies believe that providing 24-hour security through offshoring is a good way to go, the savvy CIO realizes the folly of that argument.

Outsourcing key business functions to offshore providers is more popular than ever among United States enterprises, driven by low labor costs overseas, and the ongoing uncertainty of the economy. Offshoring provides cost savings and, when executed properly, it can help a company focus its domestic resources on developing new business opportunities, addressing strategic business needs, and increasing profits. Yet, it is precisely the challenges inherent in engaging in proper and efficient offshoring that might scare off some CIOs. As you know, running a business is difficult. Finding good talent can be even more difficult. Offshoring takes those two issues to a whole new level. It can be so rife with pitfalls that you might be tempted to stick with conventional business methods. However, if you are intent on achieving value by outsourcing some of your key functions overseas, there are tactics you can follow to do it right every time.



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