Investigating Outsourcing:

January, 2013


January 11, 2013  12:13 PM

Innovator describes challenges in finance sector IT in 2013

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I have had some good feedback from the series of 2013 predictions I have been running.

Experts from across the IT and outsourcing sector have given me their thoughts. As we are still in January I am going to continue to post people views.

In the financial services sector CIOs...

January 10, 2013  2:53 PM

Can Huwawei cut it in mainstream IT services?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
China, Huawei

I was talking to a contact of mine some weeks back and he was telling me about moves by Chinese IT giant Huawei to get into more mainstream IT services rather than its telecoms home ground.


January 10, 2013  10:15 AM

Windows XP upgrades and SAP testing to drive project based outsourcing this year

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Windows XP upgrades and SAP upgrade testing are two areas that will stimulate the outsourcing sector this year.

Nick Mayes, research director at PAC, said in a report  that while there will continue to be a level of demand for big traditional outsourcing deals that clean "'your...


January 9, 2013  11:03 AM

TUPE need not be the end of the world for transferred staff

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I blogged earlier today about TUPE. This is the llegislation that protects workers' rights if they are in a company that is acquired or if their role is...


January 9, 2013  10:38 AM

What you need to know about TUPE and possible changes to it

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The Transfer of Undertakings, Protection of Employment (TUPE) legislation is designed to protect workers employment conditions when their company is acquired or their role is outsourced to a third party.

Any business...


January 8, 2013  11:47 AM

China plans 30% annual outsourcing growth but will IT compete with India?

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An article on the English language version of Chinese website The People's Daily has an article about the China government's plan to increase its outsourcing sector by 30% annually to the end of 2015. This is part of a five year...


January 8, 2013  10:27 AM

Business Intelligence services: indispensable and largely overlooked

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Analytics, Business Intelligence

Big data is all the buzz in IT. Businesses are trying to make use of the data they collect about customers, for example. And they are investing in BI...

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January 7, 2013  11:11 AM

Infosys denies that sacking underperformers is anything new

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
India, Infosys

Infosys is reported to be getting rid of staff that are not reaching their targets. According to a report on Indian website


January 4, 2013  11:24 AM

The financial services sector IT in 2013

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Financial services companies are probably the biggest consumers of IT outsourcing. Suppliers salivate when discussing their customers in the sector. The customers are less willing to talk about their outsourcing.

This blog is focused on IT outsourcing but because I also cover the...


January 4, 2013  9:52 AM

Could HP turn off IT services business life support?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
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I recently ran some blog posts giving the predictions for 2013 from of outsourcing industry experts.

One commenter, Robert...

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