The use of Intra Company Transfers is contentious at the best of times. But when the economy is struggling, the practice of bringing offshore workers to the UK, is highly contentious.
I have written fairly extensively about shared services in the public sector.
It seems to make perfect sense for public sector organisations, which share common processes, should share the people and systems that complete these processes.
It is already happening across the public...
The Indian Data protection law, which was introduced last month, has created uncertainty in the outsourcing sector and clarification is needed on a rule that could create a burdensome business process.
Although it is being welcomed, the outsourcing industry wants clarification on...
This is a bit off my beaten track as it has nothing to do with outsourcing, but as Computer Weekly has followed the case of Pentagon hacker Gary Mckinnon so closely I thought it worth writing about the latest developments to try and get some feedback.
The growth of India as a destination for offshore IT services has been astonishing.
When the millennium bug approached in 1999 western businesses wanted low cost software companies to help the services of Indian software firms as low cost remedy to the problem that computers were...
IT outsourcing is big business but if you talk to IT workers you are left wondering how?
The IT outsourcing sector in the UK was worth £41.7bn in 2009, according to
I have recently wrote an articles that have looked at the trend of businesses sharing information with IT service providers.
If you do this both parties can plan...
I recently met Aurora IT head John Bovill. I asked him to do a guest blog post about his thoughts on IT outsourcing.
Here it is.
PICK AND MIX OUTSOURCING.
By John Bovill
Yet another report has been published that points to companies abusing the UK immigration system to bring in cheap IT workers.
There seems to be a report into this every other month. All point to the same thing, that UK IT professionals are being undercut by low cost IT workers in...
Quite a few people I have spoken to recently have talked about the increased sophistication of the departments within businesses that are responsible for sourcing decisions.
This better understanding of outsourcing has developed after years of contract activity. This includes notable...