Investigating Outsourcing:

March, 2010

March 4, 2010  12:24 PM

Wipro’s bold cloud computing strategy is well on its way says CTO

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post about an cloud computing experiment that Wipro was carrying out. I first saw it in the

March 4, 2010  11:41 AM

Broken BBC phone system failures add fuel to BBC/Siemens fire

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

The relationship between the BBC and its IT services partner is not at its best at the moment. Workers at Siemens have recently been balloted for strike, which could lead to...

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March 4, 2010  10:09 AM

Is desktop as a service the outsourcing hot spot?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Citrix, dwp, Fujitsu

I just had an interesting conversation with Citrix's  VP for UK, Ireland and South Africa, James Stevenson. The interview was arranged on the back of a deal that

March 3, 2010  2:48 PM

24 hour IT strike likely at the BBC if ballot says yes

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBC, Bectu, Siemens

Just got off the phone with union Bectu, which amongst others represents many of the Siemens workers embedded at the BBC.

The spokesman said talks yesterday...

March 3, 2010  12:12 PM

PA Consulting will answer your sourcing questions for free

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Today PA Consulting has launched a service that promises to give an opinion on any question put to it about IT sourcing from C level executives.

It is called Ask:PA and can be accessed by

March 3, 2010  11:33 AM

Could NHS IT spend commitment be a poison pill for Tories?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Labour, noa, tories

Following Labour's decision to rush through National Project for IT supplier agreements that will tie the next government to billions of spend, the National Outsourcing Association's...

March 2, 2010  9:55 AM

Bectu meets today to plan BBC IT strike action

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBC, Bectu, Siemens, strike

The union representing IT workers working for Siemens at the BBC is meeting today to plan what type of industrial action it will take.

If members, who were balloted last...

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March 2, 2010  9:21 AM

Industrial relations trouble makes ousted IT blogger smile

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBC, dwp, Fujitsu, HP, Offshoring

This is part 7 of a series of blogs following the life of an IT professional that lost his job as a result of his employer offshoring IT. This week he reveals how news...

March 1, 2010  12:09 PM

Still time to find out how EDS/BskyB case affects your business.

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
bskyb, EDS

There are still free places left for an event being hosted by Computer Weekly, Burnt-Oak Partners and legal firm Berwin Leighton Paisner looking at the fallout of the EDS/BskyB case.

The"Promises!  Promises!" event will be held at the offices of law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner on...

March 1, 2010  10:51 AM

Will local government “perfect storm” create outsourcing frenzy?

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councils, guardian, TUPE

Multiple reports in the press today talk about the massive job cuts expected in local government.

Up to 100,000 job cuts in local government are being predicted by some.

The Guardian, quoted Dame...

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