Investigating Outsourcing:

April, 2014

April 30, 2014  1:40 PM

Is the dirty end of IT outsourcing where the money is?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Back in the day all IT services firms were talking about the importance of increasing margins by offering services on top of services. Many years ago when I worked in the IT channel press everybody was talking about how hardware was dead and no one could make money out of it.


April 15, 2014  4:32 PM

Steria and Sopra merge to get on more supplier lists

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Interesting story last week that two of France's IT service providers have come together in a "friendly" merger that will cut costs and probably more importantly make them more...

April 15, 2014  10:06 AM

Could Facebook/bank destroy the retail banking giants?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

I have written a few articles recently about how large internet companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter could be the biggest threat to retail banks for many of their services.

Facebook is moving into financial services. Read

April 9, 2014  11:31 AM

I hope Amazon’s pay as you go cloud is easier to cancel than Lovefilm

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Could cancelling Lovefilm subscriptions be the only blemish on Amazon's almost dreamlike customer services?

I recently wrote an article on this blog about Amazon Web Services. The article was about how IT services firms all want to be friends with AWS so they can build services on top...

April 8, 2014  4:24 PM

Could IT arise from the Ukraine turmoil stronger?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

I was one told by someone that It suppliers have an attitude of "any news is good news." What they meant is if a journalist is writing about you in a reputable magazine it is good news even if the actual news isn't good.

In other words if you are on the journalists radar it is good...

April 4, 2014  10:47 AM

CIOs are in a state of flux but it’s just cultural

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Technology is changing. The consumerisation of enterprise IT is putting pressure on CIOs to change how they operate.

So how do CIOs retain relevance in a world where business executives buy their own devices and expect to be able to connect to enterprise apps anytime, anyplace?

April 2, 2014  2:34 PM

High Performance Computing on demand attracts SME interest

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

High performance computing in the cloud will make supercomputing a possibility for companies of all sizes.

I have written about the attraction of public...

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