Investigating Outsourcing:

February, 2010


February 26, 2010  12:40 PM

Fujitsu strikes called off – breaking news

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ACAS, Fujitsu, strike, Unite

Unite members at Fujitsu have voted in favour of accepting an offer made by the employer through ACAS. A large 71% of voters voted with a four to one majority in favour of taking the offer.

But the unions is not that happy.

February 26, 2010  10:46 AM

Will it be Nasscom, Brasscom, Slasscom or another?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brasscom, IT outsourcing, ITiDA, Nasscom, PRO, Slasscom

India has lead the way for IT offshoring over the last ten years but like any sport the pioneers are always pegged back eventually.

Cricket, Football and Rugby were once dominated by England but then it shared it with others, who often put even more focus on it and become better than...


February 26, 2010  9:39 AM

Fujitsu strike ballot results expected today

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ACAS, Fujitsu, Unite

The result of the ballot of Unite members at Fujitsu is expected today. Will workers do as the union recommends and accept the offer or are more strikes likely.

Fujitsu...


February 25, 2010  11:09 AM

Where would a hung parliament leave bank plans to offshore IT?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
IT, Labour, Offshoring, RBS, tories

The more the election campaigns of the political parties drag on, the more I feel the next government will have a small majority or you never know there could be a hung parliament.

No matter what mess Labour get themselves in the Tories can't seem to take full advantage.

I...


February 23, 2010  2:04 PM

Fujitsu brings in Officer of Continuous Improvement

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
dwp, Fujitsu

No it has got nothing to do with Big Brother, Orwell's that is, but Fujitsu is bringing the role of Officer of Continuous Improvement to an Enterprise near you.

Forget the clipboard and half rimmed glasses this is an idea...


February 23, 2010  9:16 AM

Ousted IT blogger’s redundancy makes him fit and softens his feet

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
depression, ICTs, Redundancy, Weight loss

This is part six of our series of blogs written by an IT worker who lost his job after his employer signed an outsourcing deal with an Indian supplier. This week he...


February 22, 2010  2:44 PM

HP, Fujitsu and now Siemens face strike action

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBS, EDS, Fujitsu, HP, Siemens

Businesses outsourcing their IT have never been more aware of the risks of leaving staff  welfare in the hands of service providers.

We have all seen the troubles that HP has had recently with workers it picked up through its deal with the DWP. HP workers who joined as part of its...


February 22, 2010  12:00 PM

Why are Brits and continentals so different in attitudes to outsourcing?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Forrester, Outsourcing

According to Forrester companies in all Western European countries apart from the UK prefer to use contract IT staff over offshoring work.

This according to a report as is to...

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February 22, 2010  10:23 AM

Is Wipro is readying a bold cloud strategy?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cloud Computing, Wipro

Interesting story in the FT today. Wipro is carrying out a cloud computing experiment to see the potential cloud computing has in changing the way the outsourcing industry works.

The pilot has...


February 19, 2010  3:02 PM

Why Barclays brought outsourced IT work back in-house.

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Accenture, Barclays, Getronics

Back in January I wrote a blog post that asked: Why is Barclays cutting IT suppliers and moving work in-house?

This was in reaction to the...


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