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October 17, 2012  2:34 PM

Accenture eats what it sells and CIO benefits from free advice

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

It would seem strange if your IT service provider didn't provide its own internal IT services.

Mind you it would be less surprising if it had a different version of IT service for itself.

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October 11, 2012  12:52 PM

Desktop virtualisation just a stop gap – but an important one

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Accenture, Desktop virtualization, Virtual Desktop

I met up with Accenture's CIO today. Frank Modruson is the person responsible for the outsourcing giant's...

June 18, 2012  9:27 AM

How is technology changing BPO?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Accenture, berwinleightonpaisner, BPO, Business Process Outsourcing

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) has been providing businesses with a way  to cut costs for years, but current IT trends are shaking up the sector, putting CIOs at the forefront of planning.

A perfect storm is in progress as customers want to cut additional back office costs due...

November 16, 2011  3:43 PM

Forget offshore, onshore and nearshore when you have Accenture’s Geordieshore

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Accenture, Newcastle, Wallsend

There seems to be a trend of late of businesses talking up their onshore premises. In fact there is even talk of offshore contact centres no longer being as advantageous as people think. A...

October 6, 2011  11:35 AM

Are Western IT providers letting Indians in for a second time? Or is it just IBM and Accenture?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Accenture, IBM

I wrote a news story recently following a report from Deutsche Bank sent to me by a reader.

The report was the result of interviews...

September 15, 2011  8:12 PM

Accenture gets stung for $63m in US

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Accenture has agreed to pay the US department of justice $63.68m to end a five-year lawsuit.
The allegation is that Accenture received benefits through agreements with technology suppliers, which were not properly disclosed or for that matter allowed on contracts with the US federal...

March 9, 2011  10:07 AM

Are IBM, Accenture and Cognizant really the most admired IT services companies in the world?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Accenture, Apple, Cognizant, Google, IBM

According to Fortune Magazine's survey to find the most admired companies in the world IBM, Accenture and Cognizant are the three most andmired IT services companies in the world.

IBM and Accenture even make it into the overall to 50 at number 12 and 49 respectively. See the

March 8, 2011  11:14 AM

Is Accenture going to swap stilettos for hobnail boots in UK local government?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Accenture, local government

With the government tightening the purse strings and reducing spending on IT projects the suppliers have to quickly adjust to a new reality.

Accenture is one of Europe biggest IT service providers and it has a big footprint in the UK central government. But in local government it has...

October 1, 2010  4:28 PM

Accenture is latest IT supplier to agree to government cost cutting

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Accenture, Capgemini

Accenture has become the latest supplier to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the government to support cost cutting.

The government's top 19 suppliers were invited to meetings with Cabinet Minister Francis Maude to discuss cost cutting.

September 17, 2010  10:21 AM

Why don’t IBM and Accenture get a harder time over offshoring IT roles?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Accenture, IBM, Offshoring

I was talking to a senior executive at an Indian IT service provider recently and as always the subject of offshoring roles to India harming UK staff came up.

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