Investigating Outsourcing:


November 16, 2012  11:37 AM

Are Cornwall council’s outsourcing supporters using undemocratic tactics?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cornwall, cornwallcouncil, CSC

I have written quite a few blogs and news stories about the controversy surrounding a proposed outsourcing contract at Cornwall council.  The councils CEO and its cabinet wanted to go...

October 17, 2012  2:06 PM

What now for Cornwall Council outsourcing?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
alecrobertson, cornwallcouncil, CSC

It has been an interesting couple of weeks at Cornwall Council. We have seen the political ramifications of outsourcing public sector services played out at the council.

October 16, 2012  4:29 PM

Cornwall council former deputy leader now leader and against outsourcing

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
alecrobertson, Cornwall, CSC, Outsourcing

The proposed outsourcing strategy at Cornwall council looks doomed to fail as the new leader is voted in because he is against the proposal.

Earlier today Cornwall...

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September 27, 2012  11:14 AM

Shared serve row sparks no confidence vote at Cornwall Council

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
CSC, Shared services

IT and business process outsourcing is controversial. The process of transferring internal work to a third party leads to redundancies and if it goes wrong CEOs often lose their jobs.
Senior political figures are aware of this and tread carefully around the subject.

April 23, 2012  2:27 PM

Freudian slip by union reveals outsourcing organisation’s perception

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
CSC, India

I covered a story today about job cuts at CSC. This was related to an announcement on Friday of an

July 26, 2010  9:57 AM

The government IT outsourcing contracts that could go next

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgeminiu, Capita, CSC, IBM, TCS

I was just looking through Ovum's latest report about the IT outsourcing trends in central government.

The report lists the projects that have already been targeted for cancellation or face cancellation or renegotiation. It also outlines the projects that could go next in the government...

July 12, 2010  9:18 PM

What makes a great outsourcing agreement?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
CSC, MindTree

Outsourcing agreements are often controversial and to be honest people rarely sound that they are fully satisfied by what they get.

This goes for the suppliers and the customers.

We journalists tend to write about the deals that go wrong, with some relish,...

April 12, 2010  1:03 PM

Government wants to reduce over 100 datacentes to 12

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
CSC, EDS, G-Cloud, HP, IBM

I was in a meeting on Friday with a supplier who told me a tender has been put out by the government looking for a supplier that can consolidate over 100 datacenters to 12.

That's a big job. It is obviously part of the

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