Investigating Outsourcing:

February, 2011

February 28, 2011  3:58 PM

Most private sector companies not interested in recruiting former public sector workers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HCL, IT jobs

Over half (57%) of private sector businesses are unwilling to take on redundant public sector workers according to research from the Financial Times.

The survey of 500 private companies found...

February 28, 2011  2:47 PM

The public sector is having its very own credit crunch but the IT sector is less concerned

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

When the credit crunch struck in 2008 and the banks began to struggle, the IT services market knew it was in for a tough...

February 28, 2011  10:48 AM

Centrica outsourcing shake-up taking shape

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
centrica, Cloud Computing, Fujitsu, HP, T-System

Back in December I revealed that Centrica was shaking-up its outsourcer pack.

February 24, 2011  2:22 PM

299,000 job cuts at IBM not as outrageous as it sounds?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Equaterra, IBM, KPMG, SME

I wrote a story last year following comments made by a senior IBM HR executive.

Tim Ringo head of IBM Human Capital Management, said that in the future IBM...

February 23, 2011  10:24 AM

Is Compass bait for Deloitte to acquire TPI or does TPI parent have bigger plans?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Compass, Deloitte, ISG, KPMG

Following the confirmation about KPMG taking over Equaterra talk of TPI being swallowed by Deloitte has re-emerged. Well that's amongst the people I speak to...

February 22, 2011  12:17 PM

The Financial Services Authority has an enormous IT plan?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
FSA, Outsourcing, Steria

I recieved a press release today from Steria. It was about a new framework agreement that it has signed with the FSA.

It looks like the FSA is preparing for some major IT work. Not just major but "enormous."

In a press note regarding a framework agreement Gareth Lewis, chief...

February 22, 2011  10:57 AM

Has an outsourcer suggested you do extra work when there was no need?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

I posed this question in a blog post last week. That post was about how IT outsourcing providers allegedly encourage customers to do...

February 22, 2011  9:51 AM

KPMG finally buys Equaterra, you heard it here first.

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Equaterra, KPMG, TPI

In August this blog revealed that KPMG was in the process of buying sourcing advisory Equaterra. It has taken another six months for an announcement, but today KPMG told the...

February 18, 2011  12:10 PM

Are outsourcers using in-house knowledge gap as a license to print money?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

I was sent this interesting article by a company that makes security software.

Jane Grafton, director at Lieberman Software, says that outsourcing has a dark side in that in-house IT security bosses are being ripped of by some outsourcers, which...

February 17, 2011  11:30 AM

Campaigner against corporate immigration abuse says ICT rules open to abuse

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

I blogged earlier about the final details of changes being made to the much criticised Intra company Transfer (ICT) immigration scheme.

I have since written a more...

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