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ALSO CALLED: Strategic Sourcing
DEFINITION:  Insourcing is a business practice in which work that would otherwise have been contracted out is performed in house. Insourcing often involves bringing in specialists to fill temporary needs or training existing personnel to perform tasks that would otherwise have been outsourced. An example is the use of in-house engineers to write technical manuals for equipment they have designed, rather than sending  … 
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The Enterprise Network Partner - Management and Transformation
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses the benefits of working with a managed service provider with the right experience to handle the management and transformation of enterprise voice and data networks and bring powerful strategic advantages to today's businesses.
Posted: 17 Nov 2008 | Published: 17 Nov 2008

Alcatel-Lucent

10 Steps to Safeguard Small Business Data
sponsored by i365, makers of Evault
WHITE PAPER: What should you do to protect your data if your resources are limited? This paper describes ten steps to safeguard business data.
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 | Published: 16 Oct 2008

i365, makers of Evault

Turning the Compliance Challenge into a Business Advantage
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: New rules have spawned an army of consultants, vendors and solutions to address the "compliance" problem. Read this paper to learn how to turn the compliance challenge into a business advantage.
Posted: 26 Sep 2008 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

SAP America, Inc.

HRO Innovation: Building Blocks to Derive Full Value
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this report, BusinessWeek Research Services (BWRS) launched a research program to determine the views of C-level managers—at large companies on how to improve the value derived from human resources outsourcing.
Posted: 18 Sep 2008 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

SAP America, Inc.

Taming Transactional Email: Tips to Gain Control and Determine If Outsourcing Makes Sense
sponsored by Silverpop Systems Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews the key steps necessary to implement a transactional email marketing campaign. It also recommends methods to ease the pain of implementation while improving the results.
Posted: 08 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Silverpop Systems Inc.

Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can transform traditional supply chains from linear, sequential processes into adaptive supply chain networks.
Posted: 06 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

SAP America, Inc.

The Business Case for Outsourcing Software Testing to a Separate Vendor
sponsored by LogiGear Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will explore the single-source, and the multi-source approach to application development, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each, and pointing out the distinct advantages that multi-sourcing has over single-sourcing.
Posted: 04 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

LogiGear Corporation

Offshore Software Test Automation: A Strategic Approach to Cost and Speed Effectiveness
sponsored by LogiGear Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents an overview of an innovative approach to integrating global resourcing and the latest test automation tools. It also explores the software development and testing process, global resourcing and the automation of software testing.
Posted: 04 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

LogiGear Corporation

Enable Project-Centric Manufacturing with Business Software
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Project-centric manufacturing business models that involve outsourcing and short product lifecycles expose manufacturers to a number of risks they were not vulnerable to previously.
Posted: 01 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

IFS

Pharma's New Worldview: Transforming R&D through Emerging Markets
sponsored by IBM Line of Business
WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses new market forces that are compelling them to consider a range of alternatives, including outsourcing and offshore opportunities.
Posted: 17 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

IBM Line of Business

Consolidation 2.0: Consolidation Trends in Contact Center Technologies and Operations
sponsored by CosmoCom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits of Consolidation 2.0 and shows how it best meets the demands of today's global business environment.
Posted: 27 May 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

CosmoCom, Inc.

The Outsourcing Decision for a Globally Integrated Enterprise: From Commodity Outsourcing to Value Creation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The ability to manage operations, expertise and resources more fluidly enables globally integrated enterprises to enter new markets and seize new business opportunities wherever they happen to arise.
Posted: 14 May 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

IBM

Seven IT Strategies to Help Survive the Downturn
sponsored by CompuCom Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The document describes the seven IT strategies worth taking a closer look at that can make a difference and have an impact.
Posted: 09 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

CompuCom Systems, Inc.

Safe, Realistic Test Data: The Case for RowGen
sponsored by Innovative Routines International, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: RowGen provides a cost-effective alternative to the practice of production data replication. This is accomplished by providing data content that requires no additional security measures.
Posted: 29 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

Innovative Routines International, Inc.

Network Optimization: Achieving Success and Profitability in Field Service
sponsored by SERVICEPower
WHITE PAPER: A key element and requirement for optimization is the ability to manage field resources.
Posted: 28 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

SERVICEPower

Pharma's New Worldview: Transforming R&D through Emerging Markets
sponsored by IBM Line of Business
WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses new market forces that are compelling them to consider a range of alternatives, including outsourcing and offshore opportunities.
Posted: 27 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

IBM Line of Business

WEALTH MANAGER'S TAKE ON OUTSOURCING
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Wealth managers can ensure success of outsourcing relationships by ensuring a stringent service provider selection program based on service providers' processes, quality standards, cost efficiency and knowledge.
Posted: 26 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Wipro Technologies

The Match Game: Is Offshoring a Fit for Your Help Desk Outsourcing Strategy?
sponsored by ABS Associates, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Let's examine the pros and cons of each as well as different situations where one or the other is the ideal match for your service desk strategy.
Posted: 13 Feb 2008 | Published: 13 Feb 2008

ABS Associates, Inc.

The Impact of Technology on Cost in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Gain insight into the true cost of business process outsourcing (BPO) beyond what is typically reflected in the BPO provider's service price (total contract value). Learn how technology, if chosen and implemented carefully, will have a major impact on driving down these costs, in both the short and long term.
Posted: 01 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

SAP America, Inc.

Human Capital Management: How Top Organizations Drive Company Profits Efficiently
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The study finds that the best human capital management organizations constantly reassess their processes to strike a balance in the drive to optimize efficiency, cost, and service delivery in a continually changing environment.
Posted: 01 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

SAP America, Inc.

Financial Opportunities of Human Resources Outsourcing
sponsored by TriNet
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will explore the financial benefits from contracting with a PEO based on industry best practices.
Posted: 27 Dec 2007 | Published: 11 Apr 2007


An Executive Approach to Strategic HR
sponsored by TriNet
WHITE PAPER: This article discusses the key areas of HR that provide strategic impact and therefore merit an executive's time and attention.
Posted: 27 Dec 2007 | Published: 03 Oct 2007


Change is Good: New Business Models for Converging Communications
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: Converged voice, data, and video communications must be designed to integrate with business processes. Read this paper that details how a tailored outsourcing solution is the answer.
Posted: 30 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Alcatel-Lucent

Choosing a Remote DBA instead of a Full-time Consultant?
sponsored by Ntirety
WHITE PAPER: Relational databases like Oracle grow 3x to 5x in size every three years, but most are not backed up properly. Learn about one of the newest trends in the industry: to outsource or out-task to your database administration needs.
Posted: 30 Nov 2007 | Published: 30 Nov 2007

Ntirety

Master Data Management (MDM): Extract Value from your Most Important Intangible Asset
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the importance of and the barriers to achieving sound master data. Discover the ideal master data management (MDM) solution and the value and benefits of effective management of master data.
Posted: 09 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

SAP America, Inc.
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OUTSOURCING DEFINITION (continued): …  the work to an outside technical writing firm. In this example, the engineers might have to take technical writing courses at a local college, university, or trade school before being able to complete the task successfully. Other challenges of insourcing include the possible purchase of additional hardware and/or software that is scalable and energy-efficient enough to deliver an adequate return on investment (ROI).Insourcing can be viewed as outsourcing as seen from the opposite side. For example, a company based in Japan might open a plant in the United States for the purpose of employing American … 
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