Investigating Outsourcing:

February, 2012

February 27, 2012  3:34 PM

Has IT outsourcing created the UK skills shortfall?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
GlaxoSmithKline, India, Open University, Wipro

A colleague interviewed John Harris, chairman of IT user group The Corporate IT Forum and chief architect and vice president of global IT strategy at GlaxoSmithKline, recently and got his...

February 24, 2012  11:28 AM

Have Tory immigration policies helped UK IT professionals?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Barack Obama, immigration, India, tories

I haven't written much recently about the unpopularity of offshoring amongst IT professionals in the UK. Businesses using lower cost workers from offshore locations such as India is not popular. Political parties can see this and use it as to try and win votes.

Before the last UK...

February 23, 2012  2:39 PM

So is Liam Maxwell to become deputy government CIO?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cabinet office

With the government's replacement of outgoing CIO Joe Haley already done and dusted with the announcement of Ministry of Justice CIO 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

February 23, 2012  10:42 AM

KPMG calls on CIOs to spill the beans of their IT service providers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Equaterra, KPMG, service provider

As I mentioned in a blog post yesterday the comprehensive survey of service provider performance carried out by Equaterra since 2002 is up and running this year.

2012 sees the...

February 22, 2012  12:05 PM

Was the staff exodus at EDS the wider IT services industry’s gain?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Equaterra, Hewlett-Packard, KPMG

When HP acquired EDS in 2008 there was an exodus of staff.

I was contacted by EDSers in the US and the UK in the months after the take-over. They were not a happy bunch.

February 20, 2012  10:33 AM

Is the system integrator party over as app store shakes the status quo?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
cloudcomputing, CloudStore, G-Cloud, government

So the government's App Store is here. 1700 services from 258 suppliers at the push of a button.

The government has launched its 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

February 17, 2012  10:39 AM

New wave of IT suppliers buying captives from customers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Citibank, CoreLogic, KPMG

IT service providers could be going through around of buying the offshore IT captives of their customers. These departments, known as captives, used by big businesses including many of the big bank.
Lee Ayling at KPMG told me yesterday that he is currently working with a couple of...

February 16, 2012  11:22 AM

KPMG’s sourcing operation facing lawsuit in Sweden

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Husqvarna, KPMG, Sweden

It looks like KPMG's sourcing operation is facing a legal challenge in Sweden. The report below describes how manufacturing firm Husqvarna is claiming it has had bad advice and is suing for 18 million

February 15, 2012  3:06 PM

What is the role of IT service providers in making customers greener

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

A report this week has revealed an appetite for improving energy efficiency within large businesses.

The report from Verdantix also revealed that businesses are approaching IT service...

February 13, 2012  2:17 PM

Can IT services firms be the answer to the UK IT skills shortage?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
azimpremji, Capgemini, India, Logica, Steria, Wipro

There are often claims that despite thousands of IT professionals being out of work there is a skills shortage in the UK. This is often the excuse used by suppliers and their customers when roles are offshored to countries like India.

I wrote a

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