Introduction to Outsourcing

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Introduction to Outsourcing - an Ignite presentation given at Ignite The West, Galway.

The video will be available on YouTube when the Ignite organisers get a chance to do the editing (they have a lot of videos to do so we'll have to be patient).

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  • Outsourcing - #IgniteTheWest presentation by Alastair McDermott from WebsiteDoctor.com
  • Most businesses already outsource – do you do your own accounts, bookkeeping, window cleaning, everything?
  • Outsourcing enabled by spread of broadband worldwide
  • Outsourcing enabled by spread of broadband worldwide
  • How outsourcing helped my business
  • Complex project for IFRC with multiple components – programming, graphic design, programming, video creation
  • Didn’t have all necessary skills in house to deliver all components – outsourced some components
  • Allows our 2 man business to complete on large projects
  • The power of outsourcing
  • The world at night
  • While you sleep, someone is awake & working on your project – wake up to finished work in your inbox
  • You can deliver projects faster
  • Outsourcing tips
  • It’s not all about the money, cheap labour is not the power
  • It’s not all about 3 rd World countries either – plenty of subcontractors in 1 st World countries
  • Beware of garbage-in, garbage-out: subcontractors sometimes give you what you *ask for*, not what you *need*.
  • How can YOU use outsourcing to help your business do more/better/faster?
  • Can you use outsourcing to deliver technical projects that you couldn’t otherwise?
  • iPhone apps, larger projects, faster project delivery, better looking graphics, online video – the possibilities are infinite
  • Thanks for coming!
  • Introduction to Outsourcing

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