Investigating Outsourcing:

February, 2014


February 28, 2014  2:29 PM

T-Systems UK wants its identity as network becomes king

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I met up with the new UK head and the outgoing head at T-Systems today to get a bit of an update.

Sam Kingston leaves T-Systems today and is taking on the role of COO at Ukraine based software services supplier, Ciklum. I will give a bit more detail about Ciklum later but will focus on...

February 26, 2014  1:36 PM

Are ICT companies perfectly positioned to become banks?

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I have been writing quite extensively recently about how traditional banks are in trouble. They are unpopular and their IT estates are out of date. In this article I wrote recently a contact...


February 24, 2014  11:01 AM

Indian IT firms create more jobs in US than IBM

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I read this article recently and thought it quite interesting. It is from last July so not really hot-off-the-press, but worth noting.

Indian IT...


February 21, 2014  9:59 AM

Banks get nervy about their Kiev based services

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The political unrest in in the Ukraine is beginning to worry major UK banks that have work carried out in the Easter European country.

I was chatting to a contact who works in banking IT and he told me that although there have not been any disasters banks are a bit nervous.


February 18, 2014  3:13 PM

IT services firms not focussed on revenue numbers

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IT services providers not focussed on maximising revenue or growing deal sizes. Whatever next? John Keppel president Northern Europe at Information Services Group explains in this guest blog.

Outsourcing profit margins will trump deal size

By John Keppel


February 17, 2014  11:30 AM

The dangers of long term IT outsourcing contracts – the BBC way

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The BBC is now planning its future after a ten year deal, originally with Siemens Business Services (SBS), comes to an end next year.

Back in 2004 the BBC...


February 14, 2014  10:33 AM

Cloud not all doom and gloom for IT jobs market

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Like any major technological advancement the use of cloud computing will drastically change the employment landscape. In this guest blog post Kalyan Kumar, chief technologist at Indian IT services provider HCL Technologies, talks about the changes in employment that the cloud brings, and it's not...


February 13, 2014  11:48 AM

Low morale in IT departments increases with outsourcing and is causing problems

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Banks are haemorrhaging jobs at the moment. Only yesterday Barclays announced 12,000 cuts in 2014.

IT is usually hit hard when these cuts are made. This is worsened by the fact that at the same time banks are outsourcing work, very often to low cost offshore regions.

I have...


February 12, 2014  10:45 AM

Outsourcing’s role in bank IT failures continued…

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I have blogged recently about the role of IT outsourcing and more specifically offshoring in recent IT failures at banks.

A contact of...


February 7, 2014  9:45 AM

Could Project Cook spell the end of RBS IT head “Offshore Errington”

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We are hearing in financial services IT that RBS tech head Mike Errington will be a casualty of RBS's cost cutting plan, known as Project Cook.

Errington is nicknamed "Offshore Errington" due to his propensity to send IT jobs to low cost offshore regions.

When I contacted RBS...


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