Investigating Outsourcing:

June, 2011

June 30, 2011  2:59 PM

Is offshoring still making students of Computer Science the largest unemployed group of graduates?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HESA, Offshoring

I blogged last year about figures published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)....

June 30, 2011  11:40 AM

Union fears Lloyds Banking Group will offshore huge IT consolidation project?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Lloyds Banking Group could be on the verge of offshoring large volumes of IT work as it starts to consolidate multiple IT systems.

The bank said in its statement today that it would be embarking on developing better IT platforms. It said: "Simplify the Group to improve service and...

June 29, 2011  1:50 PM

Can shared services do more than just cut overheads?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Shared services, Swift

Shared services in all but name have been around longer than most social media CEOs, but as a result of tough times they're being pushed to the fore. 

But can they be more than just putting servers from a group of organisations into the same building and actually add value on...

June 27, 2011  2:28 PM

Everything Everywhere cloud computing project will have implications for an industry

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Back in March I wrote about Everything Everywhere's outsourcing deal with...

June 27, 2011  1:46 PM

Could the public cloud be in the sights of large corporates as delayed IT refresh becomes necessity?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cloud Computing, Public Cloud

Now that cloud computing has been accepted as the way forward for corporate applications the debate is whether companies will build private clouds or make use of the clouds already available from suppliers.

June 24, 2011  3:08 PM

The obstacles to Open Source in the public sector

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Open source, Public sector

I blogged earlier this month and asked whether systems integrators are holding back the adoption of Open Source in government?


June 24, 2011  2:04 PM

Capgemini buys foothold in China

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Bleum, Capgemini, China, VanceInfo

After gaining access to the massive Brazilian market through the acquisition of CPM Braxis last year, Capgemini has put its roots down in...

June 23, 2011  4:30 PM

Indian biometric ID scheme poverty alleviation mission gathers pace

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

The explosion of IT companies in India has done little to alleviate extreme poverty within the sub continent, but could the biometric ID card programme currently being...

June 21, 2011  3:07 PM

Is UK smart metering project an NHS IT disaster in the making?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

The Government's Smart Metering Implementation Programme (SMIP) aims to have smart energy meters in 30 million homes as well as businesses by 2020.

It is part of the UK's plan to cut carbon emissions by helping consumers and businesses better control their energy usage. These meters...

June 21, 2011  6:00 AM

App store for banks in incubation

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
App store, Cloud Computing, Swift

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) is experimenting with an app store for banks. Swift, which is a cooperative shared service, has been offering a payments messaging service to banks for 40 years.

I picked this up...

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