Investigating Outsourcing

Feb 17 2010   11:50AM GMT

Find out what the BskyB/EDS court case means to outsourcing contracts.

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Computer Weekly and Burnt-Oak Partners, which is a consultancy focused on delivering outsourcing contract results, are jointly holding a seminar that will explore what impact BSkyB’s victory in its long run legal battle with EDS will have on the outsourcing industry.

The”Promises!  Promises!” event will be held at the offices of law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner on Friday 05 March.

The event will be chaired by Computer Weekly Editor Bryan Glick.

There is no charge, but places are limited and are likely to fill up quickly.  If you do not have a direct invite you can sign up by emailing

Below are the details that appear on the invite.

“Will the BSkyB/EDS case become a defining moment for change in the IT outsourcing industry?

BSkyB won its five-year legal battle against HP/EDS after the judge in the case accepted BSkyB’s claim that HP/EDS had misrepresented its capabilities in selling a CRM system.  Appeal or not, what will be the repercussions for the outsourcing industry and its customers?  How will suppliers need to adapt in order to protect themselves from future litigation of this type?  We will look at how suppliers may need to change their approach to assess their risks and protect themselves from future similar cases, and how this might impact bidding costs and willingness to supply, and also on bid prices offered to customers.  Where does this case leave customers?  What should they do to guard against such cases? We would like to invite you to attend a special event to explore the repercussions of this case.

Date:             Friday 5th March 2010

Time:             Registration 08:00am.  Seminar 08.30am to 10.00am. 

Location:       The Auditorium, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, Adelaide House, London Bridge, London, EC4R 9HA

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