Author Archives: Chris Niccolls

The Golden Age Of Outsourcing


At the turn of the 21st century, outsourcing was going full blast, moving from obscurity to mainstream. It quickly improved corporate profits and promised long-term benefits through continuous improvement…at least that’s what was supposed to happen. Now, robots are arriving … Continue reading

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A.I. Saves The World!


  Robots, Artificial Intelligence, automation. Machines are taking over the world… and it’s about time! Our environment today has far more technology in it than it did a generation or two ago. And tomorrow? You can bet on even more … Continue reading

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Zero Work Is Not Zero Happiness


The world is faced with the greatest economic crisis or the greatest opportunity since man was let into Eden. Even before the earliest civilizations, Man has labored. At first, Man fought against nature for food and shelter. Later, people became … Continue reading

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National Insecurity On Your Desktop


Corporate IT has an old saying, “Computer users backup their data twice. Once after they buy a computer, and once after their computer crashes.” Let’s face it unless it’s automatic, we don’t do a lot to protect our data. After … Continue reading

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Fake News Is Not New News


President trump seems preoccupied with saving America from, stuff. Before the 2016 election, we were told that the greatest threat to America was Hillary Clinton. Having slain the dragon in November, what new villains face America in 2017? The answer, … Continue reading

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The Future of Retail Outsourcing: Amazon vs. Walmart


WoW! Isn’t it amazing how quickly things change? In the early 2000’s, the very pinnacle of outsourcing was Walmart. Walmart didn’t outsource its own operations. Instead, it made history by working with offshore suppliers, introducing American consumers to low-cost Chinese … Continue reading

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Outsourcing’s Mickey Mouse Future!


Ever since the 2016 elections, America’s outsourced manufacturing has consistently been front-page news. Most of that news has been about manufacturing. Now news stories are shifting towards the larger world of foreign imports, rather than just outsourcing. That means new … Continue reading

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