Investigating Outsourcing:

November, 2010

November 30, 2010  2:20 PM

How to cut software defects to 0.012 per thousand lines of code with software Big Brother

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Bleum, China, Governance, Hydra, Offshoring, Software development

I was with Chinese offshore software company Bleum last week. The company was updating me on its recent entry into...

November 30, 2010  11:33 AM

China and Sri-Lanka try and get one over India in software testing

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cast, China, Software testing, TMMi

Testing software is critical because the cost of fixing bugs once the software is up and running is extremely high. As a result software testing is in demand and is a growing market.

November 30, 2010  9:56 AM

Capgemini recruiting its way into the public sector

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Hot on the heals of its appointment of former NHS shared business service head, Ruth Ormsby, Capgemini has appointed a...

November 30, 2010  8:35 AM

Report reveals Indian IT suppliers are getting a second wind

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Equaterra, Outsourcing, Wipro

Equaterra is about to announce the results of its latest survey of the performance of IT service providers working in the UK.

The survey interviewed over 200 large businesses and analysed over 600 IT outsourcing contracts.

There are lots of interesting findings but I though I...

November 29, 2010  10:37 AM

E.ON makes it official with T-Systems and HP

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
E.ON, HP, T-Systems

German utility giant E.ON has made its outsourcing deals with HP and T-Systems public.

As revealed in the blog almost a month...

November 25, 2010  2:04 PM

Immigration cap about point scoring, not improving economy with skilled immigrants the scapegoats

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

In this blog I tend to write a lot about the immigration cap in terms of its lack of control over the use of Intra Company Transfers (ICTs), but there is another...

November 25, 2010  12:33 PM

IT workers beware, Intra Company Transfers look likely to hit 30,000 in 2010

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Home Office

According to official figures from the Home Office, the number of Intra Company Transfer (ICT) visas granted in 2010 is likely to hit 30,000.

This would be a significant increase on 2009, when just over 22,000 visas of this type were granted. It will also show the challenge facing the...

November 25, 2010  4:43 AM

Is China a serious alternative to India for software development?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Bleum, Offshoring, Software development, VanceInfo

I met up with Bleum today. This is a software services company that provides all of its services from China.

I first met Bleum in May when it was embarking on its first steps into the UK market. It had previously had customers in the US, including...

November 24, 2010  5:21 AM

Damian Green reveals just how IT firms will sidestep new ICT rules

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

I watched the Channel 4 news last night and found something within Jon Snow's interview with immigration Minister Damian Green very interesting.

They were discussing the

November 23, 2010  4:13 PM

Has the government backed down on its immigration promise?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

The government has announced its immigration cap and from what I can see there will be no reduction in the number of workers coming form overseas on Intra Company Transfers (ICTs).

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