Investigating Outsourcing:

August, 2011

August 9, 2011  2:27 PM

UK government should not offshore IT jobs, says majority

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
dwp, Offshoring

I blogged yesterday and asked for people's views on public sector organisations offshoring IT work.

Birmingham City Council is facing a backlash after its decision to offshore work and the Department of Work and Pensions having to deal with industrial action as a result of its supplier,...

August 8, 2011  10:29 AM

Do you think public sector IT work should be carried out in India?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capita, dwp, HP

The government is getting an early taste for the hurdles it faces offshoring jobs to India, or any other low cost location for that matter.

In July Birmingham City Council announced plans to offshore some IT jobs to India as part of its deal with Capita. There was a huge public backlash...

August 5, 2011  4:40 PM

Uncertainty still hangs over offshoring at Birmingham City Council

khall2 Profile: khall2

I recently spoke to a member of the Unite union who said Birmingham City Council's plan to outsource 100 of its staff are still hanging in the balance.

August 5, 2011  3:06 PM

Are utility companies set to be the next big IT outsourcers?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Smart Metering

Smart metering and pressure to cut overheads are encouraging utility firms to outsource more.

A source recently told me that there are loads of outsourcing deals in the pipeline that involve utility companies.

August 4, 2011  12:24 PM

Tory Rail Minister insensitive with Indian job opportunity claim

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Sacked call centre workers in Newcastle who have been replaced by workers in Mumbai have been reminded by a Tory politician that it is within their rights...

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August 4, 2011  11:31 AM

Vampire IT service workers that tell you as it is.

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Endava, Moldova, Romania

What can an IT services firm operated from Transylvania offer a UK corporate?

It is not easy selling IT services that are more expensive than competitors' offerings.

But that is what companies in Eastern and Central European service providers are trying to do when bidding...

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