Investigating Outsourcing:


February 27, 2012  3:34 PM

Has IT outsourcing created the UK skills shortfall?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
GlaxoSmithKline, India, Open University, Wipro

A colleague interviewed John Harris, chairman of IT user group The Corporate IT Forum and chief architect and vice president of global IT strategy at GlaxoSmithKline, recently and got his...

February 24, 2012  11:28 AM

Have Tory immigration policies helped UK IT professionals?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Barack Obama, immigration, India, tories

I haven't written much recently about the unpopularity of offshoring amongst IT professionals in the UK. Businesses using lower cost workers from offshore locations such as India is not popular. Political parties can see this and use it as to try and win votes.

Before the last UK...

February 13, 2012  2:17 PM

Can IT services firms be the answer to the UK IT skills shortage?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
azimpremji, Capgemini, India, Logica, Steria, Wipro

There are often claims that despite thousands of IT professionals being out of work there is a skills shortage in the UK. This is often the excuse used by suppliers and their customers when roles are offshored to countries like India.

I wrote a

January 30, 2012  12:09 PM

Are UK IT students better off being trained in India?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Davos, India, Wipro

Indian IT giant Wipro could give UK IT students training to close a perceived shortcoming in IT and engineering training in the UK.

January 12, 2012  12:30 PM

Why should I study computer science when the jobs go offshore?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
India, information technology

The government has this week scrapped the current IT curriculum. It will replace it with more focus on the "rigorous" teaching of computer science and programming subjects.

This will replace a...

July 12, 2011  3:31 PM

Emerging economies might eventually make UK businesses second class IT services customers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, Capgemini, China, Gartner, India, IT services

The UK gets a lot of focus from IT services companies for good reason. It is worth a lot of money to them.

Gartner says the IT services market in the UK will be worth about $77bn in 2011. This is massive when you compare it to India which Gartner expects to have a domestic IT services...

April 7, 2011  12:17 PM

Could IBM’s prediction of reverse IT offshoring be coming true?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, India, offshoreing

Can it be true that overseas companies, including those in India, are demanding UK IT workers in increasing numbers?


Back in October I wrote

February 8, 2011  10:45 AM

When will IBM become an Indian company?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cognizant, IBM, India, Switch

Cognizant is always grouped with Indian suppliers Satyam, Wipro, Infosys, TCS and HCL to make

February 7, 2011  3:57 PM

Will Nasscom reveal the new normal in outsourcing?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
India, Nasscom, Offshoring

Alex Blues, IT Sourcing Specialist at PA Consulting Group, has agreed to blog for me from Nasscom's big event again this year.

See all of his posts from last year by clicking

November 8, 2010  9:56 AM

Europe hands UK 20,000 more Indian IT workers every year, says leaked document

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ICTs, India

It seems the new special relationship between India and the Europe is set to mean 20,000 IT workers from Indian will be permitted to the UK.

According to a Daily Mail article...

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