Investigating Outsourcing:

June, 2013


June 28, 2013  12:21 PM

IT professionals not sure how to get cloud skills

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UK IT professionals are not sure how to get cloud computing skills according to CWJobs.co.uk. Only 45% of IT professionals on CWJobs.co.uk's database have cloud skills.

The IT...

June 28, 2013  11:16 AM

Tech Mahindra lays Satyam name to rest and breaks top five of Indian owned IT suppliers

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After nearly four and a half years of change the IT services brand that was Satyam will disappear from our minds as Tech Mahindra integrates its operations.

The company acquired Satyam ...

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June 27, 2013  10:48 AM

Staff from IT suppliers are often perfect for in house relationship management roles

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There were some interesting presentations at the latest CW 500 Club meeting last night. The subject being discussed was cloud computing. The title was Cloud Computing Versus Outsourcing, is it worth outsourcing anymore?

Good topic of discussion. Obviously it was quickly decided that...


June 26, 2013  1:14 PM

Is IT failing to contribute to business goals?

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In this guest blog from Hornbill Service Management, Pat Bolger, writes about research the company conducted with the Service Desk Institute to see what CIOs and service desk professionals think about IT's perception in terms of its strategic business value.

This is an important...


June 26, 2013  10:41 AM

The state of IT sourcing mid 2013 – a reflection of Forrester conference – Part two: digitisation

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At the recent Forrester summit in London I attended most the presentations in the supplier and vendor management stream. Following the event


June 25, 2013  10:00 AM

Will one supplier oligopoly replace another in Government IT?

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The government is determined to end its reliance on the big system integrators selling them huge enterprise systems and hefty support contracts on top. Part of this involves digitisation.

Moving to a digital by default model the government aims to save loads of money.

In its...


June 24, 2013  2:44 PM

Smart metering IT services contract to be awarded next month

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I blogged last week about talk in the market that Logica (CGI) is looking odds-on to win a contract in the GB Smart Meter Implementation Programme.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said this is not the case: "[CGI] is bidding for the Data Services Provider contract...


June 21, 2013  11:13 AM

IT services providers are blinded by opportunity and attempting to ride the digital elephant

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Businesses are investing in digital services and the IT services firms are clamoring to get a piece of the action. But CIOs face challenges selecting suppliers or digital services or if perhaps even face a decision whether to outsource at all.

I recently


June 20, 2013  11:52 AM

Logica to bag smart meter project deal?

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I have been tipped off that Logica, or CGI as it is now known following its acquisition by the Canadian firm, is going to be awarded the contract to run a core part of the smart-metering project.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has put out notices to IT suppliers to...


June 19, 2013  10:43 AM

Cabinet Office and Capita about to launch company to sell government IP internationally

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The UK government has lots of its own intellectual property. A great deal of this is related to IT projects.

It has lots of training tools that it sells to UK businesses. These include IP around things like project and ITSM best practice and Prince II training for example.


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