Author John Harney, Business Writer

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Lenders Benefit When U.S. Law Firm Outsources Their Due Diligence Work | Article

Investors buying loan portfolios want to know about the individual loans in them. Law firms do this for their clients. Before outsourcing, Zarski and Associates hired paralegals who often knew nothing about consumer credit law. Now his supplier iBridge has lawyers in Delhi and Banaglore review the portfolios. I can get an Indian lawyer for $35 an hour and a U.S. paralegal for $50 an hour. Guess which one I’ll take? says David Zarski.

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On-Demand Desktop Hardware and Software Support Simplifies Management and Cuts Costs for Peruvian Bank | Article

Banco de Crédito del Perú (BCP) faced problems with hardware and software refreshing. To complicate matters, the bank had also adopted desktop technology in an ad hoc manner from numerous vendors over many years. Subsidiaries located in different countries had different business cultures and adopted technology their way. Selecting HP’s Access on Demand helped the bank get a handle on its vast computer inventory.

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Offshore Manufacturing Proves a Boon for Small Business | Article

One of the toughest problems people in small businesses face in getting a product to market is finding a manufacturer that will run small batches. Ashe Archery overcame this problem by outsourcing its design and manufacturing to Metrotech, a Chinese provider that produces small runs as needed at a substantially lower cost per piece than domestic manufacturers.

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Growing Nationally With A PEO Partner | Article

When the government agencies award a contract to IT vendors, they expect them to ramp up staff in a hurry. But carrying staff to potentially service a big contract is as cost-prohibitive as maintaining a large human resources department. That was the challenge for EMCO Technologies, a small Louisiana IT company. It hired Administaff to pick up the HR load so it could land more federal contracts and expand nationally.

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Energy Company Had to Outsource HR as It Grew | Article

Three executives, including the president, performed HR tasks when U.S. Energy Services was a small company. When the employee roster exceeded 50 people, it was time to outsource HR. Even though the costs remained the same, the company is getting five times the benefits.

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Hosted ERP Suites Improve Front- and Back-Office Operations, Yield Dramatic Cost Savings for Smaller Manufacturers | Article

Since installed ERP systems are expensive, complex to deploy, and require dedicated IT resources to maintain, automating mission-critical systems for small manufacturers is a challenge. ProSoap found itself concentrating so much on our servers that we couldn’t get on the phone enough to make sales calls. Outsourcing a hosted ERP solution solved the problem.

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