Does outsourcing really save money?

When you outsource, you save money… At least that is what most of the people think when it comes to outsourcing mission critical work, such as development of software. There is no doubt that outsourcing gives you the advantage of very low labour rates. So why would you spend around $80,000 to $150,000 a year, when outsourcing could get it done for around $40,000. Sounds simple, right?

The truth is, there is lot more to that.

Outsourcing could definitely save you a fortune, if it is done right. I’m sure many of you have heard someone preaching ‘outsourcing succeeds, only if you have prior experience in it’ or something similar to that. Well, it is not the complete truth. To throw some perspective on what I mean, let’s take an old axiom which I find equally ambiguous –‘practice makes a man perfect’. Continue reading »

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SharePoint document management and integration with other external systems

Designing and successfully implementing an intranet and collaboration systems in an organization is considered to be the first step towards growth. In any big company, employees need to share information among them to empower each other through activities like file sharing, sending and receiving emails etc. Document management is very often considered to be one of the important features of SharePoint or to its rival applications. It gives them the ability to approach problems in innovative ways. The reductions in complexities of accessing documents don’t mean weakened security. The access to all the files are secured and audited. The objective of creating a better document management process is to remove all the hurdles for employees to do what they do best. Continue reading »

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