If you work for a big company (or even a not so big one at that), you ought to know that information is money. Data is important, which is why the realm of research is a multimillion one. For smart business owners, they would of course want to minimize the costs of research in order to tip the scales in favor of profits that they make based on the information they can produce. Which is why many companies and organizations have begun outsourcing data to other individuals individuals who charge lower than industry rates and individuals whom companies will not need to supply any additional employee benefits for (such as healthcare and insurance, for example).
From simple academic research to a full-blown international business research project, outsourcing data is a great way to not only cut the costs of research but to save time as well. If you are a project head or organizer, all you need to do is to hire or outsource someone who can collect the data or the material you will need for your endeavor. This surely beats looking for the information by yourself! To make sure that everything is in place, remind the person you decided to outsource data from to cite all works properly and include bibliography so you can make sure to recognize all the sources of information without worrying about being charged or sued of plagiarism because your worker did not do the legal thing and cite his sources when he worked for you.