Investigating Outsourcing:

November, 2012


November 30, 2012  12:11 PM

Do IT analysts skew the services market?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
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I recently met up with an analyst relations executive form a consultancy. Being a journalist who regularly talks to analysts it was interesting to get some views on industry analysts from the other side of the fence.

The views of IT analysts are taken very seriously by businesses when...

November 30, 2012  10:56 AM

Are banks wasting money on mobile and online innovation?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
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I recently wrote an article about some research looking into what banks were intending to spend money on.

The research jointly done by Infosys and banking association...

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November 28, 2012  3:04 PM

Has the touchpaper of offshoring confidential UK citizen data been ignited?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
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I wrote in October about Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) winning a contract with the Home Office to run the Criminal Records disclosure service for over 10 years.

The contract...


November 28, 2012  1:45 PM

Cisco has 75% of European networking services sewn up. Survey part 6

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
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I have been blogging about the findings of research from Computer weekly parent company TechTarget.

Part one looked at how IT services budgets will change next year.


November 28, 2012  1:20 PM

Don’t forget you can outsource almost anything except for responsibility

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
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When things go wrong in outsourcing contracts the service provider might pay a penalty but no matter how much that is it will not cover things like reputational damage. In this guest blog Hornbill's chief evangelist talks about how the cloud makes it more important than ever to take care with what...


November 27, 2012  9:59 AM

Inside outsourcing interview: Downturn gave tier two Hexaware access to skills to help it compete

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
India, Infosys, Outsourcing

Here is the latest Inside Outsourcing interview where I let suppliers tell me what they are doing. I have started of with a run of Indian suppliers. My first in the series was with 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


November 27, 2012  8:16 AM

Are IT contractors winning multiple contracts and sub-letting work to low-cost workers?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
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I was approached yesterday by BBC radio asking me whether I was aware of a trend that is seeing IT contractors win multiple jobs and then subletting them to low cost IT professionals from overseas. These contractors known as "Ringers" are taking a slice of the work done by others.

I...


November 27, 2012  7:03 AM

There is much more IT outsourcing to come at UK banks

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Outsourcing, Socgen

There may not be many greenfield sites for IT outsourcing at banks but there is plenty of space for more. Nationwide building society is an example of a bank...

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November 27, 2012  5:47 AM

Accenture and Capgemini latest corporations identified as tax avoiders

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
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Accenture and Capgemini, which both have lucrative contracts with HMRC are the latest companies to be drawn to the UK corporate tax avoidance row.

According to a report here on...

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November 26, 2012  3:15 PM

Was data that might have stopped £1.4bn rogue trader at UBS deleted at Indian centre?

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Reports suggesting that an offshore service in India being partly responsible for missing  for missing the rogue trading that cost UBS...


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