How Small Businesses Can Transition To Cloud Computing

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Discussion :  Using cloud technology is almost a must for small and medium-sized businesses in today’s economy.  The cloud can prove more cost-effective and efficient than using in-house staff to do accounting tasks, data management, running software, etc.  Many businesses already use the cloud in some fashion, like email and online banking, while others utilize a… Read more »

Cnet News – Perspective: The Hidden Risk in Outsourcing Overseas

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                  Description: Cnet News article related to the hidden risks of outsourcing & especially to overseas locations.  The article focuses thought around the potential loss of intellectual property in outsource arrangements.  Students should be guided to think critically about this risk & ways to minimize it, if that… Read more »

BPO – What is Business Process Outsourcing?

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Description: General purpose of outsourcing is to increase efficiency, reduce costs & to acquire innovative capabilities quickly-by buying the capabilities instead of developing them.  Outsourcing can be a source of strategic advantage.  It can be a disadvantage if cost begins to spiral upward. Source: Sourcingmag.com Link: http://www.sourcingmag.com/content/what_is_bpo.asp Discussion Questions: Describe what is meant by the “lean… Read more »