Investigating Outsourcing:

August, 2012

August 28, 2012  10:58 AM

Why Sean Finnan left IBM

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Sean Finnan has left IBM Global Services, where he headed up outsourcing in Europe. The former 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

August 24, 2012  12:23 PM

HP’s and EDS’s different DNA meant trouble inevitable

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More comment in about HP's failure to make its EDS acquisition work. This time uit comes from T-Systems' UK head Sam Kingston. Sam used to head up EDS in the UK so knows a thing or two about the company.

This is what he said:

"EDS at its core had good processes, tools and...

August 23, 2012  1:20 PM

Ten reasons why EDS is worth $8bn less than it was four years ago

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EDS, Hewlett-Packard

HP is writing off about $8bn as a result of the drop in value of the EDS business it acquired in 2008. See this article I wrote.

Robert Morgan, director at sourcing consultancy...

August 23, 2012  12:56 PM

How did EDS lose $8bn in value in four years?

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EDS, Hewlett-Packard

HP is writing off about $8bn as a result of the drop in value of the EDS business it acquired in 2008.

August 23, 2012  9:14 AM

The common fallacies in IT outsourcing and the Picasso effect

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August 21, 2012  1:30 PM

Why are IT companies confident amid economic uncertainty?

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Research from IT industry body Intellect shows that the bosses are UK IT companies are confident about their business performances despite not being particularly confident about the economy as a whole.

Is this a sign that IT is genuinely recognised as a cost that cannot be cut too much...

August 20, 2012  1:49 PM

Mobile integration could be the next big outsourcing push

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Mobile technology

Everybody is talking about mobile today. Smartphones are being bought at an alarming rate.

Mobile phones now outnumber people.

This in turn is making businesses speed up their plans when it comes to offering customers mobile services and interaction via mobile networks.

August 16, 2012  2:10 PM

IT suppliers don’t want to manage government’s multi-sourcing

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The government's plan to break up massive IT outsourcing contracts and have system integrators manage them has taken a major blow as it appears few service providers want to manage these multi-sourcing contracts.

The plan, in what is known as the tower model, was to separate IT...

August 15, 2012  12:32 PM

Why do businesses outsource IT?

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The latest research from KPMG reveals the changing reasons why businesses outsource their IT?

In its 2012 UK Service Provider Performance and...

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August 14, 2012  3:08 PM

UK gets its own BPO Shawshank Redemption

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Apparently the Ministry of Justice has a plan to put some of the country's jail birds to work. In an effort to win business from Indian call centres the MOJ wants UK prisoners with British accents to work in...

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