The transfer of a business function to an external service provider.
The process by which something is sourced, or obtained from another place.
Outsourcing is an agreement in which one company hires another company to be responsible for a planned or existing activity that is or could be done internally and sometimes involves transferring employees and assets from one firm to another. The term outsourcing, which came from the phrase outside resourcing, originated no later than 1981.
The supply of resources needed by a business process.