Investigating Outsourcing:

August, 2010


August 30, 2010  9:24 AM

Are banks ready to ditch core banking systems and move out of the box?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Banks, Legacy systems

Could it be possible that we have reached a tipping point that will transform banking technology infrastructures?

A story with a similar headline is probably written every year, but following the banking carnage of the last few years there might be more reason to take note.

Banks...

August 27, 2010  12:59 PM

Could KPMG be about to buy Equaterra?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Consultancies, Equaterra, KPMG, Outsourcing

I've been informed by a reliable source that sourcing consultancy Equaterra is being acquired by KPMG, one of the big accounting and consulting firms.

Equaterra has developed a good reputation as a specialist advisor on outsourcing issues, and you'll have seen Lee Ayling, managing...


August 26, 2010  9:38 AM

Can Xerox/ACL do well in European outsourcing?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ACS, EDS, HP, Perot, Xerox

The unlikely marriage between IT hardware suppliers and IT service providers was probably hard to fathom a few years ago. But today it is common practice.

We all know about the take-over of EDS by HP and Dell's acquisition of Perot Systems is also well documented.


August 23, 2010  9:22 AM

Can the UK government really offshore tens of thousands of jobs?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
IT outsourcing, Offshoring

Ever since the government announced its massive cost cutting initiative the people I have spoken to all seem to agree on one thing. Costs can be...

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August 20, 2010  9:18 AM

Could China be about to reduce India’s offshore IT dominance?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Bleum, China, India, Software development

China offers a deep pool of IT talent. This talent is available at relatively low cost. Some would say very low cost.

I am trying to keep up to date with what's available in China and news of another official UK office for a Chinese service provider is worth a post.

It is...


August 19, 2010  9:03 AM

Are IT services deals increasingly moving onshore?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Equaterra, India

Lee Ayling, who heads up sourcing consultancy Equaterra in the UK, told me recently that he is seeing a trend for big businesses to move services back onshore.

This swing back to onshore...

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August 16, 2010  3:05 PM

Massive UK job losses loom as change projects approach sign off

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Outsourcing

Just because the economic climate is improving does not mean an end to UK job cuts and delayed job cuts could be round the corner.

According to a well informed source of mine it will actually lead to a round of massive cuts as delayed transformational projects, which include up to...


August 16, 2010  2:06 PM

If Wipro wants 50% of European staff to be locals it had better get its act together.

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Wipro

When I met Wipro's European head, Jeffrey Heenan Jalil, back in May I blogged about the fact that Wipro said it was struggling to find European staff despite the...

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August 14, 2010  8:36 AM

Shamed HP CEO could pocket $40m due to legal loophole

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HP

This article in the Financial Times reports on how the terms of Mark Hurd's contract mean he still gets a big pay-off despite his "ethical Lapses."


August 13, 2010  8:19 PM

Is the greatest IT acronym for Indian IT?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Equaterra

The IT industry is littered with acronyms. It is something close to my heart.

When I went for a my first reporter job in the IT sector, having previously reported about business supplies and politics, a job advert asked whether I knew what ADSL was. I didn't have a clue.

After...


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