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[Discuss] core competency

On 01/24/2013 12:38 PM, Shirley M?rquez D?lcey wrote:
>> Of course, when you outsource for expertise, you're really outsourcing to save money.  Because you get somebody part-time or temporary instead of hiring a fulltime person for that role.  At least ... I find in sales for my own services, that's one of the most compelling points to pitch to potential customers.
> That assumes that your company needs enough of that role to justify a
> full time person. A common reason for outsourcing is that a company
> only needs a small amount of a skill, not enough to justify bringing
> in a person for it.
I filled that role as a contractor for about 20 years.  Generally
projects have life cycles that require staffing up and staffing down.
So, you buy those skills for the period of time you are developing the
product. You develop the inhouse skills to maintain the product going

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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