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  •  Outsourcing has rarely been justified by savings.. (1+ / 0-)
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    ...in the long term (only initial contracts have lower prices) but to allow enterprises to do what they do best, meaning increase coherence and focus operational budgets on key competencies - increase the strategic bang from the operational buck.

    A typical example is for a financial company like an insurer to outsource something that has nothing to do with financials or insurance such as printing departments which would be outsourced to Kinkos. Then more training dollars, more office lighting expenses would be directed to core production than backoffice ops. Theoretically the printing improves from leveraging Kinkos core expertise although that theory never materialized generally.

    Over the long term printing a page becomes more expensive but the total cost of more employees are devoted to strategic efforts. Short term reduction in cost, increased strategic use of operational funds.

    The morally repulsive notion of "prisons for profit" is economically kind of text book bad business for tax payer funded operations.

    Republicans are not bad business people - they're serpents in the service of citizens' enemies.

    Eliminate the Bush tax cuts Eliminate Afghan and Iraq wars Do these things first before considering any cuts

    by kck on Thu May 19, 2011 at 08:57:04 AM PDT

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