Investigating Outsourcing:


October 29, 2010  11:14 AM

Will using pictures to specify software requirements open up more offshore destinations?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, China, Deloitte, India, Software development

Deloitte says that using requirement visualisation tools in software development will save billions. Basically this is using interactive images to...

October 28, 2010  3:04 PM

Romania, India and Swindon combine to support water to Anglians

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, datacentre, India, Merlin, Romania

Capgemini's latest deal, with Anglian Water, caught my attention initially because it is the first customer...

October 13, 2010  1:01 PM

Don’t worry about us sending jobs to India because companies there will come here and employ you

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
China, IBM, India, Offshoring

This blog often reports on the controversial subject of offshoring IT work. Although the blog is about IT outsourcing, I sometimes think it is dedicated to the debate about how offshoring is changing the UK workforce.

Many of the posts I do might reflect badly on suppliers from India....

September 30, 2010  2:21 PM

RBS UK IT staff morale down as offshoring takes hold

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
India, Offshoring, RBS, Unite

In the last couple of days I have been contacted by a couple of members of the Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) IT team.

One RBS IT worker told us that the internal jobs board at the bank earlier this week that there were 67 jobs in the technology and services division. But only 6 were in...

September 29, 2010  10:11 AM

“Corruption and inefficiency” blighted India’s Commonwealth Games, says Indian private sector

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cognizant, HCL, India, Infosys, TCS, Wipro

Should India's Commonwealth Games have been organised by the private sector?

I was talking to a senior executive at one of the big Indian IT service providers about the

September 20, 2010  2:26 PM

Russians unhappy with India focus at Gartner summit

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Gartner, India, Russia

Just a quick bit of live news from the Gartner Outsourcing and IT...

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September 14, 2010  1:48 PM

Are businesses ready to look beyond India for IT services?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, Capgemini, China, India

Hot-on-the heals of acquiring a 55% stake in Brazil's largest IT service provider CPM Braxis for €233m Capgemini is talking up Latin...

August 20, 2010  9:18 AM

Could China be about to reduce India’s offshore IT dominance?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Bleum, China, India, Software development

China offers a deep pool of IT talent. This talent is available at relatively low cost. Some would say very low cost.

I am trying to keep up to date with what's available in China and news of another official UK office for a Chinese service provider is worth a post.

It is...

August 19, 2010  9:03 AM

Are IT services deals increasingly moving onshore?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Equaterra, India

Lee Ayling, who heads up sourcing consultancy Equaterra in the UK, told me recently that he is seeing a trend for big businesses to move services back onshore.

This swing back to onshore...

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July 28, 2010  2:16 PM

Should India have influence over UK immigration policy?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
immigration, India

The UK government is going to offer India a say in its new immigration policy, according to a Guardian report.

According to the report a Downing Street source said the prime minister was keen to...

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