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Army takes active support of the capabilities of special operations forces, for the functioning of landlines of communication, and other civil programs. A whole range of missions is assigned by the National Command Authorities for the army to play its crucial role with the support from the core competencies. Thus, the core competencies relate to structuring the country’s security environment, quick action against natural or human created crisis, mobilizing the army to be a part of the action on war front, crossing the enemy physical borders by forcing entry, long term hold of foreign lands to resolve the conflicts, closing with and defeating of enemy forces through precision fires and maneuvers by using information technology to its advantage. These are the critical skills that an army must develop and nurture so that it is looked upon with great respect by the powers that matter < http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/1/ch3.htm>.
Other core capabilities of army include commanding and control of Joint and Multinational Forces that require inter-organization collaboration on united handling of capabilities to foster competency. Army manages and safeguards people, land and natural resources as well. It organizes sustained operations of essentials to the army that includes supply, engineer, finance, medical, and personnel units. Army supports the civil authorities in domestic and global urgencies as well. These are such functions, which the army should outsource to outside companies that have greater expertise to competently perform the related tasks. It will leave enough room for the army to pay attention to more demanding tasks for which it is formed .
The Corps of Engineers is one such organization, which is a part of the army. It is in the same way facing hardships in managing
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This paper begins by defining outsourcing and then describing the different forms of outsourcing. Next it outlines why organizations opt to outsource and how they select what to or not to outsource. The paper then dwells on the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing from two perspectives: from the point of view of a company and from the point of view of the country.
Many people know that outsourcing has been a way to save money in the long run. When information systems problems happen, it is easier to bring an expert in to fix the problem because it is less costly. One of the reasons it is less costly is because a consultant can be hired for a short time and the company does not have to pay overhead or pay a regular salary and benefits to an employee.
It is a task or an operation that can be done by employees of the internal organization but are instead contracted to a service provider for a significant period of time. The service provider can be offsite or onsite but the most common method of outsourcing is off shoring of activities to different developing countries like India or China.
Most multinational companies outsource their production and manufacturing activities, but these organisations are under constant pressure to control costs. They have to outsource non-core but essential services. The question of time also demands outsourcing since products have to get to the market as quickly as possible.
As a result, outsourcing has been increasing in the healthcare industry over the recent years particularly in nuclear medicine, ophthalmology, dental services, radiology and imaging, and oncology. The increasing cost of technologically advanced equipments is the major factor enhancing outsourcing approach in the healthcare sector.
Companies generally have to tend to many secondary fields like health and benefits to its employees, in addition to the primary fields in which they have specialization. To improve performance and efficiency, sometimes, they give the management of secondary fields to companies which themselves have specialization in those fields.
As a popular business strategy in the current global business environment, outsourcing was discussed in a holistic manner to justify the inevitable success it brings to business units.
By diversifying, companies expected to protect profits, even though expansion required multiple layers of management.
There have been many reasons for the companies to outsource there is business and some of them are trying to cut costs of IS services, the demand for good quality systems and the inability of the company to establish complex computer systems. The major hurdle in