Investigating Outsourcing:

March, 2010


March 31, 2010  2:21 PM

Will skills transfer be open to abuse by overseas IT firms?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Apsco, ICTs

Strengthening the Points-Based System

March 31, 2010  10:58 AM

Immigration poilitical hot potato will mean promises galore for ICT shake-up

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICTs, Liberals

Gordon Brown is today going to outline his policies on immigration. He is expected to put a stop to the immigration of unskilled workers.

Immigration is a political hot potato. Apparently the second...


March 31, 2010  9:54 AM

Lobby group distances itself from claims it influenced immigration policy for Indian suppliers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Eurim, ICTs, immigration

Cross industry parliamentary lobby group Eurim has distanced itself from allegations that its chairman MP Margaret...

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March 29, 2010  11:26 AM

Parliamentary lobby group brags of changing ICT rules

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Eurim, Tata

This is an interesting story.

Apparently the chairman of the EURIM lobby group has bragged that she has influenced government policy on behalf of its IT supplier members.

Margaret Moran, the chairman, even bragged about getting the imigration rules changes so Tata could still...


March 29, 2010  9:41 AM

Our ousted IT blogger has landed a job

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICT, Offshoring

This is part eleven of a series of blog posts written by an IT professional that was ousted when his employer offshored IT jobs. This week will sadly be the last of the...


March 25, 2010  2:28 PM

Is there a bright side for L&G IT staff as they face transfer to a supplier?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBC, Capgemini, dwp, lg, TUPE

The latest outsourcing plans by Legal & General made me think about how the staff must feel receiving an email which basically said that if a contract is...


March 24, 2010  10:34 AM

Another IT supplier strike threatens customer continuity

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBC, dwp, HP, PCs, Siemens

Staff at HP working at organisations, including the Department of Work and Pensions, are going to strike for four days. These strikes will be split into two separate 48 hour...


March 24, 2010  9:37 AM

Foreign workers in the UK could be in for a pay rise

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HMRC, ICTs, Offshoring, tax


March 23, 2010  4:01 PM

Internal email reveals difficult times for Legal & General IT staff

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Fujitsu, IBM, Outsourcing, TUPE

It seems that Legal & General.s plans to outsource its It infrastructure are quite advanced. IBM or Fujitsu  are likley to win the business which is currently an in-house service carried out by the company's Business Tecnology Services (BTS).

Following a couple of


March 23, 2010  3:38 PM

Is the government services sell off Labour’s privatisation?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
privatisation, Public sector

I was interested to read that the government's plans to create public services service providers seems to have moved on since I wrote about it in December.


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