Investigating Outsourcing:

September, 2011


September 30, 2011  12:26 PM

Offshore IT management market at threat from artificial intelligence

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
IPsoft, IT services

I have been meaning to write about a company called IPSoft for a while now, but have been waiting for a bit of a news hook.

I was at Gartner's annual outsourcing...

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September 30, 2011  11:08 AM

The IT industry resembles life at the top in football and banking?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HP, Leo Apotheker

HP has offloaded another CEO and $13m in the process.

The recently fired CEO Leo Apotheker pockets $7.2m in severance payment over the next 18 months....


September 30, 2011  10:14 AM

NHS IT project is dead, but why do large IT projects fail? Part 5

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
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Following the  news that the NHS National Project for IT has been dropped I have been posting some of the views I have recently had provided to me for an...


September 28, 2011  6:00 AM

NHS IT project is dead, but why do large IT projects fail? Part 4

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
IT project

Following the unsurprising news that the NHS National Project for IT has been dropped I thought it apt to blog some of the views I have recently had provided to me for an...


September 27, 2011  1:44 PM

How BP got its IT suppliers to collaborate and perform after massive vendor consolidation

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BP, Gartner, multisourcing, Outsourcing

Oil and Gas giant BP spent 65% of its $3bn annual IT budget with 3000 suppliers in 2008 but now it outsources to only seven and  has reduced its annual IT budget by $800m as a result.

Vital to the success of the new multi-supplier ecosystem was retaining supplier performance levels...


September 27, 2011  10:38 AM

Is a group of MPs focusing on outsourcing and shared services a waste of time?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
noa, Outsourcing

Following the article I recently wrote about the new all-party parliamentary group set up to will look at how the public sector can get more out of...


September 26, 2011  3:46 PM

Ten IT outsourcing game changers from Gartner

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Gartner, Outsourcing

I attended Gartner's annual get together for the outsourcing community today and thought  I would share with you the ten things or "game changers" in IT outsourcing, according to the analyst firm.

I will expand on this in an analysis but here are the ten...


September 26, 2011  6:53 AM

NHS IT project is dead, but why do large IT projects fail? Part 3

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Uncategorized

Following the unsurprising news that the NHS National Project for IT has been dropped I thought it apt to blog some of the views I have recently had provided to me...


September 23, 2011  11:43 AM

The NHS IT project is dead, but why do large IT projects so often fail? Part 2.

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
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The £11bn NHS IT project looks has been scrapped.  

By coincidence I have been doing the rounds recently asking industry experts why they think large IT...


September 22, 2011  1:06 PM

Could government centralised IT project decision making hold back progress?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
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The government's stance on IT projects might be preventing good ideas from becoming reality.

The government, quite rightly, doesn't want to waste money on IT and is determined to ensure projects get approval from the top. As a result the Cabinet Office is being swamped.

I was...


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