Investigating Outsourcing:

February, 2013


February 27, 2013  11:16 AM

Regrets they’ve had a few – the five big regrets of a troubled IT service provider

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Gartner thinks 20 of the world's to 100 IT service providers will not exist as standalone companies by 2014 as a result of consolidation. They are likely toi be taken iver by another player before 2014 is out.

The analyst firm says this is largely due to the fact that companies have...

February 22, 2013  1:42 PM

What will happen to the multi-billion Aspire IT contract in 2017?

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One of my colleagues interviewed the new HMRC CIO this week. Mark Hall took over from the previous CIO Phil Pavitt late last year.

One of the interesting things he said is that the Aspire contract. The Aspire contact was signed in 2004 and at the time was one of the biggest outsourcing...


February 20, 2013  2:14 PM

Are Nasscom predictions a sign of recovery or just more offshoring?

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The organisation that represents Indian IT services firms Nasscom is predicting a recovery in demand for IT services exports.

Nasscom expects a recovery in sales growth with an...


February 19, 2013  11:10 AM

Is outsourcing risking security breaches?

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According to a global security study carried out by Trustwave 63% of data beaches are linked to outsourced IT system support.

The report says that outsourcing in itself is not necessarily risky but that bad decisions are being made. Part of the problem, according to Trustwave is that...


February 19, 2013  9:22 AM

UK to help Indian cyber-crime defense to make offshoring citizen data safer

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David Cameron is over in India with cap in hand as part of a taskforce to strengthen ties between the UK and Indian economies. With the huge growth being experienced in India it is wise to be friends. It won't be long before the UK is getting aid from India at this rate.

There is an...


February 18, 2013  2:29 PM

Will software robots really decrease offshoring and increase UK jobs?

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I have written quite a few articles about business automation software in the past. It seems that Intellect is now promoting the technology and embarking on a drive to help UK...


February 13, 2013  1:05 PM

Report on Central and Eastern European nearshoring

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As I have written quite a few blogs about nearshoring IT to Eastern and Central Europe I thought this contribution from a nearshore firm would be interesting to share. It is a mini-report on nearshoring to Central and Easter Europe.

It is good to get the views of somebody working in the...


February 12, 2013  12:35 PM

Will government crackdown on supplier tax regimes reveal true baddies or its own fallibilities?

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The government is set to introduce new rules to help it better understand the kind of tricks its suppliers are using to reduce their tax bills. It seems that the Cabinet Office will


February 11, 2013  10:29 AM

Fear and loathing in Barnet – why public sector outsourcers and government need to be very afraid

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As you know Barnet Council's massive outsourcing program, known as One Barnet, is being challenged by a local resident and the High Court is getting involved. 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


February 8, 2013  11:13 AM

Has the UK IT industry imported its own cancer?

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I have been blogging recently about the impact offshoring is having on the UK IT skills base. I have had some comments from people working in IT. These views are often the most telling.

Below is a comment left by a reader on the issue. It describes one side of the debate very clearly...


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