Investigating Outsourcing:

October, 2012

October 31, 2012  2:33 PM

Migration Advisory Committee report is flawed and does UK IT professionals no favours

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Damning retort to the pay recommendations for non EEA IT workers.

The Migration Advisory Committees (MAC) recently published its salary recommendations that non EEA IT workers, applying for UK visas,...

October 31, 2012  12:36 PM

Is Xerox’s European services plan in tatters and is ACS to it what EDS is to HP?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Business Process, Perot Systems, Xerox

Xerox's plans to grow its services business in Europe could be in tatters. A source told me it is about to lay off lots of people.

This is the Xerox that acquired US IT and business process...

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October 31, 2012  11:33 AM

Cost cutting primary driver in only 10% of BPO deals

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

There is a constant debate about whether IT outsourcing has moved beyond being a strategy purely to cut costs or if it is a good way of improving business performance.

If you talk to outsourcing industry experts such as consultants and lawyers they will say cost cutting remains the...

October 30, 2012  5:04 PM

Is recession and search for discounts reversing multi-sourced IT services?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Multi-sourcing was a strong theme at the recent Gartner outsourcing summit in London. I attended several presentation about the challenges managing multiple IT service providers. The likes of

October 30, 2012  1:48 PM

Richard Branson tells CEOs to harness social media

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
social media

I have written blogs about how mobile, social media and cloud are three fast growing areas for IT service providers.

I think mobile and cloud are areas that...

October 30, 2012  11:19 AM

EE finds Newcastle businesses to have highest demand for 4G but makes them wait

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

So 4G is now available in 11 cities in the UK, from EE, so businesses can start to consume high bandwidth services such as video.

I chose the headline I did because EE, previously known as...

October 29, 2012  1:09 PM

Are outsourcing terminologies thinly veiled euphemisms for privatisation?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Barnet, cornwallcouncil, Outsourcing

As public sector plans to outsource to cut capital expenditure increase there are more and more stories about the outsourcing of public services hitting the headlines.

October 29, 2012  12:20 PM

Are HP’s claims over internal IT mess justified?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Customer Relationship Management, Insourcing, megwhitman

When HP announced its financials Meg Whitman said part of the blame for the company under-performing was internal IT. More specifically she blamed the lack of compelling sales and...

October 29, 2012  9:59 AM

Could outsourcing damage the Police’s ability to police?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Back office outsourcing removes important link between frontline police  services and back office, says union.

Yet more controversy in public sector when it comes to outsourcing. This time it's the police and union Unison that is criticising police authority plans to outsource back...

October 26, 2012  2:53 PM

Did General Motors just fall out of love with outsourcing?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
information technology, Outsourcing

I recently blogged about GM's decision to insource IT. I asked whether people think it is a one off or a move that might be copied by other large firms. I am working on an...

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