Investigating Outsourcing:

January, 2014


January 29, 2014  1:41 PM

IT services firm ITC Infotech on data analytics in retail

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Retail is one of the sectors that could benefit the most from data analytics technologies. Many are outsourcing this activity as getting the experts on-board is costly and takes time.

Here is a guest blog from Hardeep Singh Garewal, president European operations at Indian IT services...

January 21, 2014  8:07 AM

Infosys leader reports from Davos

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I am pleased once again BG Srinivas, now president at Infosys and tipped to be the next CEO by many, has supplied a blog post from this years World Economic Forum in Davos. In this post BG talks about how technology engenders social progress.

I hope for more from the Infosys team in...


January 20, 2014  2:10 PM

Could back office outsourcing at Post Office spell end to troublesome Horizon system?

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The Post Office is looking for suppliers to provide it with IT services worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

This includes back-office IT applications.

Could this see the organisation look again at the Horizon accounting system used by sub-postmasters. The Horizon system,...


January 15, 2014  2:44 PM

Banks should never use the cloud

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I have been working on a feature today and going through my interviews have found some interesting stuff.

This one comes from an unnamed source within banking IT. This is what he said when asked about the cloud's role in banking.

"None at all hopefully. The cloud is a giant...


January 14, 2014  11:34 AM

Has outsourcing contributed to banking IT problems?

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The IT problems suffered by RBS recently have highlighted the task facing banks that want to modernise.

I spoke to one senior IT professional within a major UK bank and...


January 8, 2014  2:00 PM

DWP IT project needs immigrants but government doesn’t

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Interesting story about the DWP's Universal Credit IT project today.

The IT project underpinning the Universal Credit is troubled to say the least. The...


January 7, 2014  10:21 AM

Mid-market IT outsourcing to increase, 2014 predictions

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Here is another set of predictions for 2014 from the services industry. These come from Alastair Kitching, sales and marketing director at IT managed service provider Esteem Systems.

Also read: IT supplier predictions for 2014, including


January 6, 2014  10:25 AM

Can corporates COPE with BYOD in 2014?

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Back in December I asked for IT predictions for 2014. I have had a few in and as promised will publish them.

On Friday I grouped a few into a single post...

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January 3, 2014  9:59 AM

IT supplier predictions for 2014, including Bring your own wearables

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I have received some predictions for the IT sector in 2014. I asked for predictions in a blog just before Christmas and here are a few I received.

They come from Steve Browell, CTO at Intrinsic Technology, Tim Patrick-Smith, CIO at IT services provider Getronics and Lori Williams,...


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