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August 10, 2011  2:43 PM

Is economic misfortune of some an opportunity for overseas IT suppliers?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
dwp, HP, Offshoring

Could the double dip recession provide the straw that breaks the camel's back in terms of IT offshoring?

The Indian IT services sector thinks so. This article in the Economic Times of India displays a bit of confidence in the face of economic turmoil in the US, despite a large part of...

August 9, 2011  2:27 PM

UK government should not offshore IT jobs, says majority

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
dwp, Offshoring

I blogged yesterday and asked for people's views on public sector organisations offshoring IT work.

Birmingham City Council is facing a backlash after its decision to offshore work and the Department of Work and Pensions having to deal with industrial action as a result of its supplier,...

August 8, 2011  10:29 AM

Do you think public sector IT work should be carried out in India?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capita, dwp, HP

The government is getting an early taste for the hurdles it faces offshoring jobs to India, or any other low cost location for that matter.

In July Birmingham City Council announced plans to offshore some IT jobs to India as part of its deal with Capita. There was a huge public backlash...

March 25, 2011  3:47 PM

All eyes on Fujitsu’s desktop deal with Centrica

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
centrica, dwp, Fujitsu, HP, T-Systems

Following Fujitsu's loss of two major deals recent customers might be forgiven if they are worried about decisions to outsource desktops to the supplier.

Fujitsu lost its £300m plus desktop support deal with the Department of Work and Pensions before it had even got going as a...

March 22, 2011  1:13 PM

Fujitsu loses £500m 10 year IT services deal with Thomson Reuters after less than four years.

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
dwp, Fujitsu

It has not been a good couple of weeks for Fujitsu and the bad news could be set to continue with the DWP ending its desktop services contract before it...

March 21, 2011  2:00 PM

Did Fujitsu misprice the DWP deal?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
dwp, Fujitsu, HP

Following the ending of the £330m plus desktop services agreement between Fujitsu and the Department of Work and Pensions, the industry is discussing how Fujitsu managed to fail to take on the services from HP.

March 17, 2011  11:19 AM

It was a bad week at the office for Fujitsu

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
dwp, EDS, Fujitsu, HP, UKBA

This week has not been a good one for Fujitsu.


The IT service...

March 15, 2011  4:28 PM

Fujitsu never gave DWP confidence in its ability to transition desktop deal from HP

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
dwp, Fujitsu, HP

The DWP's decision to cancel a £300m-plus contract with Fujitsu to provide desktop support came as a...

September 24, 2010  2:22 PM

Why did the DWP and Atos not want to release details of a £47m deal?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

The Department of Work and Pensions is being forced to reveal some of the details of a £47m Gateway contract with Atos Origin.

Peter Collingbourne made a request for details of the contract in December 2007, and some of the requested details were released. Other parts were refused...

July 15, 2010  11:31 AM

Open source should target government desktops as Microsoft shunned

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
dwp, Fujitsu, Microscope, Microsoft, NHS, Open source

The government's decision not to renew an agreement with Microsoft  for up to 800,000 NHS desktops could be an opportunity for open source suppliers to...

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