And, yes, IBM had a patent application on that, too. Appl.11/324958; US2007/0162321 — Outsourcing of Services, with first
A computer program product for
identifying at least a portion of a human-resource within an organization for outsourcing,
the computer program product comprising:
a storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit for performing a method comprising: receiving a list of a plurality of tasks being performed by a plurality of individual human resources within a given portion of an organization; grouping each of the tasks into a plurality of functional groups so that each of the functional groups represent an end result for the plurality of tasks associated therewith; receiving an amount of the individual human resources spent on each of the tasks within the functional groups; aggregating the amount of the individual human resource spent on each of the tasks to provide a total aggregate time for each of the tasks within the functional groups across the organization; and
identifying tasks based upon the total aggregate time for outsourcing to a lower cost supplier.
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