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Cory Plock is on the Board of Directors of the WestConn_logo of Danbury, Connecticut. The Western Connecticut State University Foundation has an ultimate mission to change its students’ lives for the better with charitable gifts. As a member of the Board of Directors, Cory Plock works with fellow professionals, the university, and other partners to help raise and donate funds where they are most needed in the academic community.

Philanthropic programs associated with the Western Connecticut State University Foundation include annual giving, capital campaigns, endowments, special events, and planned giving. The foundation also sponsors certain on-campus activities and university-affiliated projects that help integrate the students, academic community, and the greater community at large. Many scholarships are also offered by the foundation, including the Berkshire Food, Inc., Scholarship; the Isabelle T. Farrington Scholarship; and the Kenneth R. Fryer Memorial Scholarship, which are available to students regardless of academic concentration. Learn more about the Western Connecticut State University Foundation at www.wcsu.edu.

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The president of the software consulting firm Prolifogy, Inc., Cory Plock, PhD, also serves as an associate at Parsa Wireless Communications and an Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University. He possesses nearly two decades of business experience in the computer software industry.

Question: What constitutes outsourcing?

Cory Plock: Outsourcing involves a company going outside itself for the production of goods or services rather than producing everything internally.

Question: What advantages does outsourcing provide?

Cory Plock: A business that chooses to outsource certain goods can reduce production costs, taking advantage of a division of labor. For instance, a car manufacturer might choose to outsource the production of tires for its vehicles to a company that specialized exclusively in tire manufacture.

Question: Why would a company not wish to outsource?

Cory Plock: Although outsourcing offers clear benefits, especially in terms of cost savings, problems can result when a business decides to outsource in another country. Known as offshoring, this type of outsourcing entails significant risks, both for the individual company and for the country at large, including the loss of intellectual property, reduced product quality, increase of environmental pollution, furthering slave labor, and endangering the national economy.

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About the Author:

Throughout his career, Cory Plock has performed in roles related to computer science for Connecticut Custom Software, Pepsi Co., Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Ames Research Center. An Adjunct Associate Professor with New York University and President of Prolifogy Inc., Cory Plock belongs to Silicon Valley Expert Witness Group.

Because of the vast and continuously changing nature of information technology, many companies turn to outsourced services to reduce costs while maintaining access to a team of experienced technology professionals. Large organizations often outsourced entire enterprise operations to other countries where low overhead and cheap labor costs undercut the expenses they would have sustained by keeping such services in-house. Small organizations, on the other hand, adopted outsourcing as a means of gaining expert services without the salaries, additional office space, and ongoing training that would be required to maintain a full-time IT department.

Some companies that offer outsourced technology services focus solely on the completion of specific tasks or projects. They parcel out client work to their employees based on expediency rather than an ongoing commitment to advancing the business as a whole; in many cases, outsourced contractors have no hands-on knowledge of their client’s business model or philosophy. The outsourcing company often capably performs assigned processing functions or implementation of new equipment or software, but may not be readily available to address unanticipated outages or failures. Without the ability to discuss problems and demonstrate malfunctions to a member of the outsourcing team, who is familiar with the system or solution, companies lose valuable time trouble-shooting and testing rather than resolving problems and moving forward.

About Cory Plock: The Proprietor of Connecticut-based Prolifogy, Inc., Cory Plock oversees a team of seasoned information technology professionals in the development and implementation of custom software solutions. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, he identifies and designs scalable applications that meet the immediate needs of clients while providing room for future growth. Because of his expertise in copyright law, especially as it applies to software, Cory Plock has extensive experience serving as an expert witness in intellectual property matters, including those involving copyright and patent infringement.