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December 6, 2012  1:41 PM

Does outsourcing work? Does anyone actually know?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Capita, Government IT, local government, mutualisation, Outsourcing, Shared services

So, does outsourcing work? Can anybody actually provide a definitive answer, even after two decades of often knee-jerk outsourcing in organisations of all sizes across the UK?

The biggest focus on this question is underway in the local government sector. Councils in

September 16, 2011  10:28 AM

Banking reform should be a boost for UK IT skills – but probably won’t be

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Banking, Cloud Computing, Outsourcing, Shared services, Strategy

As one of the biggest users of IT in the UK, the way the financial services sector deals with the recommendations of the recent Independent Banking...

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September 17, 2010  11:44 AM

The localism opportunity for local government IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Collaboration, councils, Government IT, Intellect, local government, Shared services, Socitm

There's always plenty of talk about IT in central government and how the impending spending review will affect big Whitehall projects, and as a result sometimes IT in local government can be a little neglected.

I wouldn't claim to be an expert in local government IT, but I've had a very...


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