Investigating Outsourcing:

April, 2011

April 28, 2011  2:46 PM

IT professionals getting too comfortable despite the choppy economic waters

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

I was sent a press release this week about a survey that shows an increasing desire for IT professionals to reduce their working weeks to four days in exchange for less money.

I wrote a little news story about it

April 27, 2011  2:19 PM

Has BT Global Services turned a corner and if so what corner?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

A colleague sent me an article written by IDC analyst Douglas Hayward about BT Global Services.

The IT outsourcing arm of BT has had a pretty bad time recently. In 2009 it lost £1.2bn due to cost

April 27, 2011  12:12 PM

Indian suppliers are the new IT bellwethers

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

When I started working as a journalist in the IT sector IBM was always used as the bellwether for IT spending. If its results were bad it usually meant businesses weren't spending on IT. If the results were good it usually meant businesses were spending.

But times have changed,...

April 20, 2011  3:03 PM

Orange call centre staff in Darlington told to move to the Philippines or face redundancy

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Darlington, Manilla, Orange

Reports are doing the rounds today about how Orange is transferring 40 call centre jobs from Darlington in County Durham to Manila in the Philippines.

Apparently if staff transfer to Manila they will get the same pay and benefits as local workers. This is less than £200 per month with...

April 19, 2011  3:30 PM

KPMG gives Equaterra the breadth it needs to be more focussed

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Equaterra, KPMG

Now that Equaterra has been integrated with KPMG it is an appropriate time to look a bit more closely.

So what does the acquisition mean to businesses buying sourcing advice from the KPMG/Equaterra. Who better to ask than KPMG's very own Lee Ayling?

Lee was Equaterra's European...

April 18, 2011  2:57 PM

More needs to be done to make cloud computing mainstream

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cloud Computing, Infosys

I interviewed, BG Srinivas,  the European head at Indian IT services firm Infosys last week. We were discussing the company's latest financial results.

April 15, 2011  10:13 AM

Computer Weekly goes to print for the last time as new era begins

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Today is a sad day at Computer Weekly because it is the last ever press day for Computer Weekly in print.

The magazine has been going for 45 years and although it will continue online and in its digital format, the first ever weekly IT magazine in the world will no longer be in...

April 14, 2011  2:01 PM

Banks could soon have to seperate groupwide outsourcing contracts?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Banks are big spenders when it comes to IT outsourcing and big banks have large ecosystems of service providers.

If the changes to the banking sector proposed by the Independent...

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April 8, 2011  11:09 AM

Experience of IT offshoring from the coal face

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICTs, Offshoring

I recently blogged about reasons why the government might not want to limit the use of Intra Company Transfers (ICTs). As I do a lot of blog posts and receive a lot of reaction about the

April 7, 2011  12:17 PM

Could IBM’s prediction of reverse IT offshoring be coming true?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, India, offshoreing

Can it be true that overseas companies, including those in India, are demanding UK IT workers in increasing numbers?


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