Investigating Outsourcing:

November, 2013


November 29, 2013  11:15 AM

Mindtree appoints local to head up UK and Europe as Indian business model changes

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I have blogged quite a few times about Indian IT services firm Mindtree, because I am interested in what some of the smaller, lesser known suppliers are up to and what they have to offer.

I recently met up with Mindtree's CEO, KK Krishnakumar Natarajan (KK), who is also chairman at...

November 20, 2013  10:16 AM

Where should I outsource my agile developments – onshore, nearshore or offshore?

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I was recently at the Agile awards in London where I hosted a panel discussion. One of the panelists was Carl Bruiners. He is an agile software development consultant and currently works at furniture retailer Dunelm. I asked him where is the best place to outsource agile development - onshore,...


November 19, 2013  12:41 PM

Offshore is for large companies and nearshore for small firms

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I had a meeting with Alastair Mitchell, the CEO and co-founder of cloud collaboration platform provider Huddle. We were talking about the skills gap and how businesses are addressing this through the use of overseas suppliers.

He said skills shortages always exist in growing economies...


November 14, 2013  1:10 PM

People should be given tools to insource healthcare if NHS savings are to be made?

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Electronic medical records not only promise to make doctors more efficient but could also help patients reduce their demands on the NHS. I wrote an article yesterday about some research from Accenture looking at access to electronic patient records. It revealed that over three quarters (77%)...


November 13, 2013  12:41 PM

Ed Miliband appoints Maggie Philbin to address UK skills shortage

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Ed Miliband is going for the celebrity point scoring with the announcement of Maggie Philbin to head of a task force to look at ways of addressing the UK IT skills shortage. I...


November 12, 2013  12:58 PM

More than the GDP of small country spent on government procurement reports

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I recently asked in a blog post whether we really needed another review of government IT procurement? I asked this following the launch of a


November 11, 2013  3:50 PM

Could Big Blue patent implications hit Twitter flotation?

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Here is a guest blog By John-Paul Rooney, a partner and patent attorney who specialises in the field of consumer electronics and software at Withers & Rogers LLP.

Rooney looks at how important it is for businesses that are considering floating on the stock market to understand the...


November 7, 2013  1:27 PM

NASSCOM funds research to prove a point, but did it prove anything?

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NASSCOM, the umbrella organisation representing Indian IT services firms and other multinationals, has part funded research by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) looking...

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November 6, 2013  11:39 AM

IT outsourcing industry in good health as customers call the tune

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I write lots of articles about the IT outsourcing sector growing and contracting and even stagnating. Most of these articles are a reflection of the sales that are being made by suppliers. But what I am really interested in is are IT outsourcing services improving for the business customers,...


November 5, 2013  10:40 AM

How are SMEs managing with HMRC RTI compliance?

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The introduction of Real Time Information by the HMRC this year meant businesses had to comply with new tax rules. Mark Paraskeva, CEO of SME Division at IRIS Software Group, assesses how businesses are coping with the introduction of...


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