Investigating Outsourcing:

March, 2011

March 11, 2011  12:02 PM

Green is back on the IT agenda, at least for the suppliers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, Green IT, Logica, Sustainable IT

A few years ago sustainability was at the top of corporate agendas. Whether this was to improve efficiency or look caring to customers, or both, there was genuine interest.

But the last couple of years has seen green IT take a back seat as survival becomes the most important aim of any...

March 11, 2011  10:17 AM

Low cost offshore labour closing-down sale is on and rush from Indian IT suppliers expected

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The errors in the UK Border Agency's 2011 minimum salary figures for offshore workers brought to the UK mean they...

March 10, 2011  9:55 AM

UK Border Agency says errors in immigration rules led to details being pulled from website

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICTs, immigration, UKBA

I blogged yesterday about the fact that the government (UK Border Agency) had withdrawn new details on salaries for...

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March 9, 2011  2:43 PM

Is the government about to do a u-turn on IT salary increases for offshore workers in the UK?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
offshore, UKBA

I wrote last week about the changes the UK Border Agency (UKBA) was making to the codes of practice for immigrant workers which resulted in many IT roles having...

March 9, 2011  12:53 PM

Do IT professionals want to work for IT suppliers?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HESA, IT skills

Most industry sectors seem to be reducing their IT departments in terms of workforce size to cut costs. At the same time the practice of outsourcing IT is on the up.

As a result of the recent recession and the increased delivery of outsourced services coming from offshore locations more...

March 9, 2011  10:07 AM

Are IBM, Accenture and Cognizant really the most admired IT services companies in the world?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Accenture, Apple, Cognizant, Google, IBM

According to Fortune Magazine's survey to find the most admired companies in the world IBM, Accenture and Cognizant are the three most andmired IT services companies in the world.

IBM and Accenture even make it into the overall to 50 at number 12 and 49 respectively. See the

March 8, 2011  3:18 PM

Public sector IT workers have a 50:50 chance of success in private sector

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Private sector, Public sector

I have been blogging a quick survey about whether public sector IT staff have what it takes to succeed in the private sector.

This followed a survey from the FT that suggested that 52% of...

March 8, 2011  11:14 AM

Is Accenture going to swap stilettos for hobnail boots in UK local government?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Accenture, local government

With the government tightening the purse strings and reducing spending on IT projects the suppliers have to quickly adjust to a new reality.

Accenture is one of Europe biggest IT service providers and it has a big footprint in the UK central government. But in local government it has...

March 8, 2011  10:36 AM

Dell Services is the new giant on the block but why chose it over HP, IBM etc?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Dell is now a consideration for IT services. But little is known about it.

The supplier won a big deal with TUI travel recently to provide desktop services across...

March 7, 2011  12:39 PM

Evidence that outsourcing doesn’t guarantee savings unearthed in Cumbria

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

One of the biggest advantages promoted by suppliers of outsourcing services is often that it will cut costs. Fixed costs are passed over to a supplier and replaced by a one off payment or increasingly more common by smaller recurring payment.

But outsourcing, as we know, is not...

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