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November 2, 2012  3:51 PM

Cabinet Office freezes frozen IT procurement

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cabinet office, government, Procurement

One of my colleagues wrote an article about the government's decision freeze all new IT procurement frameworks while it makes sure that they are not excluding SMEs. Read the story here.

September 26, 2012  12:30 PM

Are SME IT suppliers credible bidders against system integrators in public sector?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
government, SME

The government set itself the challenge of reducing the public sector's dependence on a small number of large IT suppliers for its services.

Ending the oligopoly of...

September 19, 2012  12:53 PM

Do we want public sector systems to be dependent on companies on other side of the world?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
government, India, Outsourcing, publicsector

I sometimes publish comments of readers in standalone blog posts but have been a little neglectful of this recently. In an effort to do more of this here is a comment from yesterday to a

September 18, 2012  1:09 PM

Only fraction of public sector offshore IT. But for how long?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
government, Outsourcing, Public sector

Less than a third of public sector organisations receive IT services from offshore or nearshore location despite 90% outsourcing IT.

This is one of the...

July 31, 2012  2:44 PM

Public sector IT service providers must comply with FOI

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
FOI, freedom of information, government

With the government outsourcing services on a massive scale more and more private companies fall within the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

February 20, 2012  10:33 AM

Is the system integrator party over as app store shakes the status quo?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
cloudcomputing, CloudStore, G-Cloud, government

So the government's App Store is here. 1700 services from 258 suppliers at the push of a button.

The government has launched its 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

August 16, 2011  10:26 AM

DWP wins outsourcing contracts at MoD, bad news for Capita, Logica, NorthgateArinso and Liberata?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
DWO, government, MOD, Outsourcing

I had an interesting conversation last week with Robert Morgan who is a director at sourcing broker Burnt-Oak Partners.

I called him to get his views on a meeting next week of an All Party Group that will be looking at how the government can become a better customer of outsourcing.


May 13, 2011  3:45 PM

Should government rely less on outsourcing and have more web developers in-house?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40, government, Web development

In-House human IT resources are considered too expensive for many organisations. Even the UK government, which is a heavy user of web technology, lacks the web development resources it needs.

And the government's digital strategy could only benefit if web development skills were brought...

January 14, 2011  3:03 PM

French government awards French companies contracts. That would never happen here.

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, Computacenter, government, IT services, Offshoring, Steria

In a recent meeting with Computacenter, its managing director

December 2, 2010  2:25 PM

Government invites IT suppliers to vent their anger about unfair procurement rules

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
government, Procurement

We know the government wants to work with a broader set of IT suppliers. But we also know it is very difficult for many IT suppliers, particularly SMEs, to jump through all the procurement hoops.

The government realises this and has created a website where suppliers can tell the...

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