Investigating Outsourcing:

April, 2010


April 30, 2010  3:20 PM

Steria CEO wants shared services to be introduced after general election

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cloud Computing, Steria


John Torrie, CEO of Steria UK, wants the use of shared services to be accelerated in the government after the election.

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April 30, 2010  12:18 PM

UK loses its position as Europe’s leading outsourcer

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ABB, TPI

According to TPI's latest index of the European outsourcing market the UK is no longer the biggest spending.

In fact it has not only been usurped by Germany, France and Sweden.

France was boosted by a big deal signed by SNCF and a single deal...


April 29, 2010  1:30 PM

Top IT executives are as bad as big bankers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HP, IBM, Unite

Peter Skyte, national officer of union Unite, has written a great opinion piece about the unfairness that exists in the IT sector in terms of pay, benefits and job security.

The big US service providers seem to be the worst offenders.

There have been a lot of industrial...


April 28, 2010  3:52 PM

Are IT suppliers ready to do investment banking development?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Following the blog I wrote about investment banks losing their appetite for in-house development I have written


April 28, 2010  10:38 AM

HP, Oracle, Microsoft and IBM too slow in cloud for big banks

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle

There is a great article by Bob Evans at Information Week this morning.

According to the article three big banks are frustrated with the pace of cloud development from big suppliers HP, IBM, Oracle and Microsoft and are taking it onto their own hands.


April 26, 2010  4:52 PM

Infosys predicts return to double digit growth

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Infosys, Y2K

I met up with BG Srinivas, UK head at Indian IT supplier Infosys, today. We talked about the company's outlook for the next year, amongst other things.

When...


April 26, 2010  3:02 PM

IBM rubbishes plans to slash 299,000 permanent roles

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HP, IBM

Following my last blog about the massive news that IBM was considering cutting its permanent workforce from 399,000 today to 100,000 in 2017, IBM has come out...


April 23, 2010  5:40 PM

IBM could reduce its workforce by 299,000 in seven years

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Crowdsourdcing, IBM

IBM has told Personnel Today that it could reduce its workforce from 399,000 today to 100,000 in 2017.

2017 is the planned completion date of the...


April 23, 2010  11:55 AM

Indian IT giants prosper as “business environment returns to normal”

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HP, IBM, Wipro

Wipro has posted its results and while doing so said the "business environment is returning to normal"

Good news then?

The positive finaNcials follow similarly upbeat announcements from Wipro's fellow Indian IT giants TCS, Infosys and HCL.

Wipro even added its...


April 23, 2010  10:42 AM

Tier two IT service providers Morse and 2e2 look set join forces

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
2e2, Microscope, Morse

Computer Weekly's sister publication Microscope has revealed that integrator 2e2 is set to buy Morse.

The story in full is here. This is a good...


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