Trend To Outsourcing

Eastman Kodak was an early pioneer in the outsourcing movement. In 1989, Kodak contracted with Integrated Systems Solutions Corporation (ISSC), IBM's services branch, to do the computer work that Kodak had been performing at four of its facilities. Then in 1994, Xerox signed a 10- year outsourcing contract for $4.1 billion with Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) to do a major portion of its computer work. AMTRAK expects to save $100 million over a 10-year period from its outsourcing arrangement.

Those are three examples of the well-publicized movement to outsourcing as a business strategy. It has been estimated that 80 percent of information systems work will be done by contractors by the year 2000.

Outsource Explosion

Outsource Explosion

There will come a day in your business (if it hasn't already arrived) when you realise that you only have two hands and 24 hours in a day. What I mean is you can't do everything that your business needs yourself. If you try to do everything yourself your business will at best grind to a halt, and at worst, GO UNDER. Take a look RIGHT NOW at the successful marketers around you - the millionaires, the gurus and the market leaders.

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