from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The procuring of services or products, such as the parts used in manufacturing a motor vehicle, from an outside supplier or manufacturer in order to cut costs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of outsource.
- n. The transfer of a business function to an external service provider
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Where the term outsourcing will be thought of much as we think of a scab, a communist or a traitor today.
DAVID DREIER (R), CALIFORNIA: You know, Lou, I will tell you that the term outsourcing has really become a meaningless buzz word.
The term outsourcing is often used interchangeably-and incorrectly-with offshoring, usually by those in a heated debate.
I think it's an off-chute of what I call outsourcing our life.
That's what we call the outsourcing of virtue to the State so you can watch the Masterchef finale guilt free.
It's campaign season, so "outsourcing" is being used as a four-letter word.
Heretofore he has been shown about as much interest in "outsourcing" (his term) foreign policy as he has toward an underdone steak, and if this report is to be believed, he's already got the White House looking for alternatives to the ISG report, branding the conclusions as "impractical or unrealistic."
They are joined by the Chamber of Commerce -- which is apparently using money from foreign corporations with interests in outsourcing American jobs to run ads that attack Democrats as "job killers."
Sometimes outsourcing is just not worth the hassle.
If you think IT outsourcing is bad now, wait until all your hardware is absorbed by the cloud.
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