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September 30, 2011  11:08 AM

The IT industry resembles life at the top in football and banking?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HP, Leo Apotheker

HP has offloaded another CEO and $13m in the process.

The recently fired CEO Leo Apotheker pockets $7.2m in severance payment over the next 18 months....

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 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 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...

February 28, 2011  10:48 AM

Centrica outsourcing shake-up taking shape

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
centrica, Cloud Computing, Fujitsu, HP, T-System

Back in December I revealed that Centrica was shaking-up its outsourcer pack.

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...

December 17, 2010  7:21 AM

Centrica changes its outsourcer portfolio

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
centrica, Fujitsu, HP, T-System

Utility company Centrica is about to announce major changes to its IT outsourcing strategy.

A contact of mine has filled me in.

HP and Fujitsu will replace T-Systems in the datacenter and on the desktop. Meanwhile T-Systems will continue working with Centrica's SAP in the...

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