Investigating Outsourcing:

September, 2010

September 30, 2010  3:59 PM

Who said Indian suppliers lack innovation?

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BA and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have created an SAP system for the airline to support aircraft maintenance.

IT bosses often refer to outsourcing suppliers as "extensions to the IT department." This agreement is an example. It also questions the constant accusation,...

September 30, 2010  2:21 PM

RBS UK IT staff morale down as offshoring takes hold

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
India, Offshoring, RBS, Unite

In the last couple of days I have been contacted by a couple of members of the Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) IT team.

One RBS IT worker told us that the internal jobs board at the bank earlier this week that there were 67 jobs in the technology and services division. But only 6 were in...

September 30, 2010  12:05 PM

Will intra company transfer loophole be closed in immigration cap report next month?

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A report being put together by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) about the immigration cap will be published some time in October. But will it include the dreaded Intra Company Transfer (ICT) loophole within its scope?

One campaigner for reform to ICTs told me today: "The MAC's task...

September 30, 2010  11:55 AM

The ghost of Satyam is laid to rest

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Following the announcement of Mahindra Satyam's latest annual results its European head told me the company "has put the past to rest."

Vikram Nair also...

September 30, 2010  9:59 AM

Lehman Brothers in London opens to tie up loose ends

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Two years after its collapse staff at Lehman Brothers in London's Canary Wharf are back.

I was talking to a former IT worker at investment bank Lehman Brothers...

September 29, 2010  3:42 PM

Mahindra Satyam has cut its losses as ship steadies

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Indian IT supplier Mahindra Satyam seems to be steadying its ship. In 2009 it made massive losses of £1.241bn following the billion dollar fraud, known...

September 29, 2010  1:51 PM

Is offshoring reducing IT pay in London finance sector?

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The recession and increased offshoring to cut costs are both affecting IT pay levels.

A report from recruitment consultancy Robert Walters has revealed a drop in pay between 2009 and 2010 for IT professionals in London.


September 29, 2010  11:26 AM

What do Google and Apple have in common with HCL and Cognizant?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Apple, Bloomberg, Cognizant, Google, HCL

I had a meeting the other week with a supplier with an interesting way of showing how well it is doing. What better way than to group yourself alongside Google and Apple?

The intelligence arm of HCL did some number crunching on the Bloomberg database using 3 criteria.

Sorry for...

September 29, 2010  10:11 AM

“Corruption and inefficiency” blighted India’s Commonwealth Games, says Indian private sector

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cognizant, HCL, India, Infosys, TCS, Wipro

Should India's Commonwealth Games have been organised by the private sector?

I was talking to a senior executive at one of the big Indian IT service providers about the

September 28, 2010  8:00 AM

The software that costs the most to fix once live, revealed

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
.NET, ABAP, Cast, cc, COBOL, J2EE

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