Investigating Outsourcing:

July, 2012


July 31, 2012  2:44 PM

Public sector IT service providers must comply with FOI

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FOI, freedom of information, government

With the government outsourcing services on a massive scale more and more private companies fall within the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

July 26, 2012  3:35 PM

Computacenter tops KPMG IT service provider list

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Computacenter, KPMG

Computacenter has come out on top of KPMG's


July 25, 2012  4:26 PM

CSC linked with CIA torture flights

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Had to flag this one up.

CSC customers are being urged to boycott the supplier over allegations that it took part in illegal CIA rendition flights in the US "war on terror".

CSC has been linked in court documents to the rendition of German citizen Khaled El-Masri, whose case...


July 25, 2012  10:58 AM

Outsourcing is increasing the UK IT skills gap, says survey

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There is a debate in the IT industry about why UK corporates feel the need to outsource and offshore. Most say it's because of a skills shortage. There is no shortage of IT graduates but there is a shortage of those with the right skills," they say.

But cost cutting is felt to be the...


July 24, 2012  2:41 PM

G4S fiasco was bad management on both sides and integrity of supplier questioned

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G4S, Outsourcing

I blogged last week about an article by Journalist John Humphrys 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


July 24, 2012  10:15 AM

What makes a convincing cloud service?

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I interviewed the Imperial ICT service centre manager at London's Imperial College last week about the college's move to a cloud based IT service management (ITSM) service.

Paul Carter, told me about the move from an 8 year old system to a cloud based service from ServiceNow. As well as...


July 20, 2012  1:00 PM

John Humphrys steps in the outsourcing debate

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Journalist John Humphrys asks whether the G4S debacle puts outsourcing in doubt.

He wrote an interesting article following the failure of G4S to provide the bodies it promised to secure the London Olympics this summer. It is a good piece that looks at a bit of the history of...


July 17, 2012  1:41 PM

IT Intra Company Transfers (ICTs) still dominate immigrant workforce in UK

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It has been a while since I have written about Intra Company Transfers (ICTs) and their impact on UK IT professionals. ICTs are used as a loophole to bring workers to the UK without a visa, if a company has a UK operation.

It is a method used by many offshore IT suppliers to bring...


July 17, 2012  10:44 AM

Government finds it impossible to break systems integrator habit

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Despite calls from inside government and the IT industry for a more equitable distribution of government IT contracts, with SME suppliers given a fair crack of the whip, nothing is changing.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has stuck with old ways of working...


July 16, 2012  3:44 PM

Computer problem caused G4S Olympic security staff shortage

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G4S

The Independent on Sunday has revealed that the reason that G4S couldn't get...


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