Investigating Outsourcing:

December, 2012


December 17, 2012  9:03 AM

IT outsourcing predictions for Europe in 2013. Part One KPMG

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KPMG, Outsourcing

I am currently writing an article about trends in IT outsourcing across Europe next year. I have put out a request to people in the industry for their views. But as always I...

December 13, 2012  3:06 PM

Inside Outsourcing interview: Will rural sourcing be real alternative to offshoring IT?

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I met up with Rob Machin, the UK head at nearshore IT services firm Endava. Amongst other things he told me there is a trend that is seeing application development centres being set up in Middle America.

In Middle America, which is underdeveloped in many places, the cost of labour is...


December 12, 2012  1:33 PM

Is Cornwall council’s slimmed down outsource just a foot in the door for more?

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As I wrote last night Cornwall Council has decided to go forward with a plan to outsource IT services to BT. This also sees...


December 11, 2012  5:04 PM

Cornwall Council waters down outsourcing but IT still goes to BT

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Cornwall council's controversial plan to outsource services, which was put on hold, will go ahead but with a compromise.

I have written about the plan that has already caused the former council leader Alec Robertson


December 7, 2012  12:03 PM

Barnet council approves multi-million pound back office outsourcing but challenges remain

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Barnet's cabinet has unsurprisingly approved a £320m deal with Capita that will see the service provider take over back office functions. The ten year contract is part of the One...


December 6, 2012  2:35 PM

Are IT services firms and clients ready for EU data regulation upheaval?

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In this guest blog post Andrew Walker, director at sourcing consultancy ISG, looks at the impact of the new EU data regulation on businesses and IT service providers.

New, stricter data regulations could spell IT upheaval


By Andrew Walker


December 6, 2012  2:04 PM

70% of Barnet council back office jobs to be cut after Capita deal

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The controversial outsourcing contract at Barnet Council, known as Barnet One, rumbles on with news that 70% of back office jobs will be cut.

The council said a major part of the expected £70m savings are coming from job cuts.
Barnet One will see the council spend £1bn on a...


December 6, 2012  10:41 AM

Who needs ERP software when people are so cheap?

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Banks in Asia find it cheaper to use people rather then ERP software.

I was at Ovum's banking conference yesterday and I was chatting to analyst Rik Turner.
He has just got back from...


December 4, 2012  4:01 PM

App developers will always be too expensive for businesses to have in-house

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The average UK app developer takes home £70,000 per year, according to recruitment company ReThink. This following a 27% increase in pay over the last year driven by demand for smartphone and tablet apps.
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December 4, 2012  12:20 PM

Is the Patriot Act really something to worry about when outsourcing?

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USA Patriot Act

I was at a meeting yesterday with executives from a few really big finance firms in Europe

They were talking about a service they use that provides board members with the documents they need to prepare for board meetings.


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