Date Added: Nov 2009
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is a common practice these days: from front office to back office, HR to accounting, offshore to near shore. However, benefits of reduced cost aside, improved efficiency and increased expertise of outsourcing - one needs to provide outsourcers with access to some of the most sensitive corporate data assets. So, along with the benefits of BPO comes an increased risk to data. If one cannot protect the data, one puts the business at risk. However, if one constrains the use of data too much, one can paralyze the outsourcing effort - and the business.