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May 5, 2010  12:15 PM

Why did Accenture and HP services revenues drop the most last year

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Accenture, EDS, Gartner, HP

Yesterday I blogged about the Gartner figures on the IT services market last year.

Accenture and HP both recorded double digit falls in revenue compared...

May 4, 2010  12:26 PM

HP and Accenture have double digit declines in 2009

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Accenture, Gartner, HP

Gartner's latest report about the IT services market revealed HP and Accenture were the hardest hit by the slowdown in spending.

HP revenues declined...

April 29, 2010  1:30 PM

Top IT executives are as bad as big bankers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HP, IBM, Unite

Peter Skyte, national officer of union Unite, has written a great opinion piece about the unfairness that exists in the IT sector in terms of pay, benefits and job security.

The big US service providers seem to be the worst offenders.

There have been a lot of industrial...

April 28, 2010  10:38 AM

HP, Oracle, Microsoft and IBM too slow in cloud for big banks

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle

There is a great article by Bob Evans at Information Week this morning.

According to the article three big banks are frustrated with the pace of cloud development from big suppliers HP, IBM, Oracle and Microsoft and are taking it onto their own hands.

April 26, 2010  3:02 PM

IBM rubbishes plans to slash 299,000 permanent roles

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Following my last blog about the massive news that IBM was considering cutting its permanent workforce from 399,000 today to 100,000 in 2017, IBM has come out...

April 23, 2010  11:55 AM

Indian IT giants prosper as “business environment returns to normal”

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
HP, IBM, Wipro

Wipro has posted its results and while doing so said the "business environment is returning to normal"

Good news then?

The positive finaNcials follow similarly upbeat announcements from Wipro's fellow Indian IT giants TCS, Infosys and HCL.

Wipro even added its...

April 22, 2010  9:46 AM

HP close to agreement with DWP IT workers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBC, dwp, HP, PCs, Unite

The ongoing industrial relations troubles at HP could be close to an end with workers in the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union made an offer that looks set to be accepted.


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

March 24, 2010  10:34 AM

Another IT supplier strike threatens customer continuity

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBC, dwp, HP, PCs, Siemens

Staff at HP working at organisations, including the Department of Work and Pensions, are going to strike for four days. These strikes will be split into two separate 48 hour...

March 2, 2010  9:21 AM

Industrial relations trouble makes ousted IT blogger smile

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BBC, dwp, Fujitsu, HP, Offshoring

This is part 7 of a series of blogs following the life of an IT professional that lost his job as a result of his employer offshoring IT. This week he reveals how news...

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