Q: What kinds of data warehouse processes would be good for outsourcing?

Given the analytical nature of data warehouses (DWs) and the need for understanding the source data and its fluid, changing user requirements, I am not sure that I would recommend any areas of DW as appropriate for outsourcing, meaning sending functions to offshore or third-party sites. There are benefits in hiring consultants for some or all of the work to having access to experienced consultants in scope, discovery, development and implementation to assist the in-house staff in knowledge development, skills and staff augmentation.

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