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October 6, 2011  2:13 PM

There is more than meets the eye in BP multi-sourcing strategy?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BP, Gartner, multi-sourcing

I recently wrote about BP's multi-sourcing strategy which has seen it reduce the number of IT service suppliers it works with from about 3,000 to seven.

The article...

September 27, 2011  1:44 PM

How BP got its IT suppliers to collaborate and perform after massive vendor consolidation

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BP, Gartner, multisourcing, Outsourcing

Oil and Gas giant BP spent 65% of its $3bn annual IT budget with 3000 suppliers in 2008 but now it outsources to only seven and  has reduced its annual IT budget by $800m as a result.

Vital to the success of the new multi-supplier ecosystem was retaining supplier performance levels...

January 7, 2011  12:18 PM

Is the BP way a safe bet for IT service providers?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BP, contractors, IBM, Mocondo

I wrote an article last year about IBM's plans to reduce its permanent headcount and make use of many more contractors.

To cut a long story short a senior...

July 5, 2010  12:33 PM

The new multi-sourcing is known as single-sourcing

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BP, multi-sourcing, single-sourcing, T-Systems

It seems that the term multi-sourcing is actually being called single-sourcing in some quarters.

Multi-sourcing in IT, from what I understand, is having multiple suppliers providing services.

Traditionally these suppliers would be managed separately, which was one of the downsides...

December 3, 2009  11:11 AM

Outsourcing round up 03 December 2009

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BP, Cognizant, EDS, HCL, HP, T-Systems

Outsourcing IT can be controversial. As a result there is always lots to write about.

Here are a selection of links to interesting stories so far this week.

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December 2, 2009  8:57 AM

Outsourcing suppliers are taking on supplier management responsibilities

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BP, Outsourcing, T-Systems

News that BP has tasked T-Systems with looking after its voice and data communications infrastructure with the added role of managing its suppliers is an example of how...

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