Investigating Outsourcing:

October, 2010


October 29, 2010  11:14 AM

Will using pictures to specify software requirements open up more offshore destinations?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, China, Deloitte, India, Software development

Deloitte says that using requirement visualisation tools in software development will save billions. Basically this is using interactive images to...

October 29, 2010  4:00 AM

Disgraced former Satyam chief to head up prison BPO – we said it first

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BPO, Satyam

Somebody sent me an article on yesterday's Times of India website. It reports how Satyam chief B Ramalinga Raju has had his bail cancelled and could now be kept inside to run a...

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October 28, 2010  3:04 PM

Romania, India and Swindon combine to support water to Anglians

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, datacentre, India, Merlin, Romania

Capgemini's latest deal, with Anglian Water, caught my attention initially because it is the first customer...


October 28, 2010  11:53 AM

IT staff to train computers to replace them

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

I wrote an article and some blog posts recently about how UK workers were unhappy about the fact that they were training lower cost offshore IT workers to do their jobs, so they...


October 28, 2010  10:58 AM

Software engineer turned lawyer describes immediate future for Scottish public sector outsourcing

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brodies, Outsourcing

I am constantly writing articles about how the cost cutting will hit IT in central government. But I have not really looked at the Scottish government.

Luckily an expert on the issue has painted a picture for us.

Douglas...

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October 28, 2010  9:38 AM

India’s booming middle class chose what to study based on demand not curiosity

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HCL, Infosys, TCS

Computer weekly correspondant Kathleen Hall is out in India visiting Indian IT services firm HCL. She sent me a blog post following an interview with an Indian academic.

Here is Kathleen's blog post:

The huge disparity of wealth in India is impossible not to notice. Whether it's a...


October 27, 2010  11:29 AM

Wipro latest Indian supplier to declare its intent in UK government sector

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cogizant, HCL, Infosys, TCS, Wipro

I have been blogging recently about what the Indian IT...

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October 27, 2010  10:52 AM

IT outsourcing Ménage à trois will support pay for results

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
KPMG

I have had many meetings recently about how IT outsourcing contracts will increasingly be structured in a way that the customer pays for results and passes the risk to others.

When you buy something from John Lewis for example and something is wrong you get your money back. If you...


October 26, 2010  3:48 PM

KPMG says government should create a market for IT suppliers so they take the risk

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
KPMG, NHS

I had a conversation with two KPMG consultants recently about the government's ongoing IT strategy in the light of cost cutting.

Adam Stork and Iain Gravestock are both in KPMG's technology group. Amongst other things they told me that the government should create a market for suppliers...


October 26, 2010  12:05 PM

How much did the India IT bosses earn last year?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HCL, HP, IBM, Infosys, TCS, Wipro

As I have blogged in the past about the huge pay packets of bosses at US IT firms, I thought it would be interesting to highlight something I read on the Times of India website. It shows how much the top brass at...


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