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November 9, 2012  10:51 AM

Are Capgemini’s consultancy prices on a slippery slope?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, consultant

In its results yesterday Capgemini announced that it is cutting its consulting rates by 2.2% and local processional services rates by 0.5%.

Is this a dangerous...

November 8, 2012  2:57 PM

Capgemini will be a mainly offshore based supplier by 2015

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, IBM, India

Capgemini will have over half of its employees in offshore locations such as India by 2015, as it continuously pushes offshore.


March 19, 2012  3:55 PM

HP loses the moral high ground at Rolls Royce but not necessarily the business

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, Hewlett-Packard

There was an interesting contract announced today between 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

February 13, 2012  2:17 PM

Can IT services firms be the answer to the UK IT skills shortage?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
azimpremji, Capgemini, India, Logica, Steria, Wipro

There are often claims that despite thousands of IT professionals being out of work there is a skills shortage in the UK. This is often the excuse used by suppliers and their customers when roles are offshored to countries like India.

I wrote a

September 6, 2011  12:27 PM

Why the cloud is forcing IT service providers to spent money on uncertain returns?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, Cloud Computing, Gartner, Infosys, Sage, Steria, Wipro

IT service providers have to invest in developing new delivery models such as cloud computing despite customer caution.

Cloud computing is a hype beyond hypes which includes lots of sub hypes within its bubble. Well that's what an analyst firm might say anyway.

The suppliers are...

August 12, 2011  11:44 AM

How the Government could increase the number of front-line police and cut costs in one go

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, police, Shared services, Steria

The recent riots in London and other parts of the UK have raised awareness of the problems that a lack of police can cause. The police were unable to contain the rioters with a lack of numbers on the first two days partly blamed.

This, combined with the planned cuts of thousands of...

July 12, 2011  3:31 PM

Emerging economies might eventually make UK businesses second class IT services customers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, Capgemini, China, Gartner, India, IT services

The UK gets a lot of focus from IT services companies for good reason. It is worth a lot of money to them.

Gartner says the IT services market in the UK will be worth about $77bn in 2011. This is massive when you compare it to India which Gartner expects to have a domestic IT services...

June 24, 2011  2:04 PM

Capgemini buys foothold in China

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Bleum, Capgemini, China, VanceInfo

After gaining access to the massive Brazilian market through the acquisition of CPM Braxis last year, Capgemini has put its roots down in...

March 11, 2011  12:02 PM

Green is back on the IT agenda, at least for the suppliers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, Green IT, Logica, Sustainable IT

A few years ago sustainability was at the top of corporate agendas. Whether this was to improve efficiency or look caring to customers, or both, there was genuine interest.

But the last couple of years has seen green IT take a back seat as survival becomes the most important aim of any...

March 3, 2011  11:43 AM

Capgemini to help stop repeat of Habitat Twitter cock-up

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, Digital transformation, Habitat, social media

The increased use of social media to engage with customers has cost some business dear.


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