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October 24, 2012  11:43 AM

General Motors insourcing: One off or trend?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
EDS, generalmotors, Outsourcing

One of the big stories recently concerning outsourcing IT is one about doing the opposite. GM is in the process of insourcing its currently heavily outsourced IT.

The plot gets even thicker when you look at GM's outsourcing CV. It is the company that basically created EDS. GM originally...

August 23, 2012  1:20 PM

Ten reasons why EDS is worth $8bn less than it was four years ago

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
EDS, Hewlett-Packard

HP is writing off about $8bn as a result of the drop in value of the EDS business it acquired in 2008. See this article I wrote.

Robert Morgan, director at sourcing consultancy...

August 23, 2012  12:56 PM

How did EDS lose $8bn in value in four years?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
EDS, Hewlett-Packard

HP is writing off about $8bn as a result of the drop in value of the EDS business it acquired in 2008.

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...

January 25, 2011  1:52 PM

Six reasons why 2011 is an outsourcing service buyers market

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Outsourcing broker Burnt-Oak Partners thinks that 2011 could be a buyers market for outsourcing services as supplier revenues decline.

The company believes the fall could be as high as 5-6% in real terms.

Robert Morgan director of...

August 26, 2010  9:38 AM

Can Xerox/ACL do well in European outsourcing?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ACS, EDS, HP, Perot, Xerox

The unlikely marriage between IT hardware suppliers and IT service providers was probably hard to fathom a few years ago. But today it is common practice.

We all know about the take-over of EDS by HP and Dell's acquisition of Perot Systems is also well documented.

August 8, 2010  11:09 AM

HP CEO Mark Hurd resigns after sexual harrasment and false expenses inquiry

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Just saw this article in the Telegraph today.

Just when HP seemed to be getting itself together in the services space, it has been rocked.

July 21, 2010  2:09 PM

Has HP services had its defining moment with General Motors extension?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Could the $2bn IT services deal between General Motors and HP Enterprise Services be a sign that HP's services model will work.

Although not always directly,

July 6, 2010  12:22 PM

Could HP’s cull of EDS staff cause stress related illness to remaining staff?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
EDS, HP, TUPE, Unite

It seems the job cuts at HP  will never  end. It always amazes me just how big some of these IT suppliers have got over the years, in terms of the number of staff members.

Reports suggest that HP is cutting another 1000 jobs this year and 1000 next...

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June 9, 2010  3:22 PM

What the BskyB/EDS case has taught us, according to Eversheds

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
bskyb, EDS, Eversheds, HP

This is Eversheds' take on the lessons learned as a result of the decade long legal battle that resulted in  EDS paying BSkyB £318m.

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