Investigating Outsourcing:

local government


October 22, 2012  12:15 PM

Cardiff council says outsourcing is a last resort

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
cornwallcouncil, local government

I have been blogging extensively about a controversial outsourcing contract at Cornwall council, which has led to the sacking of the council leader.

As a result I have been asking people about their views on outsourcing public services. I did a survey asking whether people think private...

December 6, 2011  12:42 PM

NHS IT project is dead, but why do large IT projects fail? Part 25

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
local government

Following the news that the NHS National Project for IT was dropped I have been posting...


August 25, 2011  9:21 AM

Is the evidence of shared services success flawed?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
local government, Shared services

I blogged yesterday about the fact that local government's adoption of shared services is accelerating. I outlined a few groups of councils that...


August 24, 2011  2:43 PM

Local government is adopting shared services at lightening speed

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
local government, Shared services

Back in December a colleague of mine wrote an article about research from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. The research suggested nearly...


March 8, 2011  11:14 AM

Is Accenture going to swap stilettos for hobnail boots in UK local government?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Accenture, local government

With the government tightening the purse strings and reducing spending on IT projects the suppliers have to quickly adjust to a new reality.

Accenture is one of Europe biggest IT service providers and it has a big footprint in the UK central government. But in local government it has...


January 22, 2010  12:48 PM

Councils to outsource more IT this year

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ITspending, local government, Socitm

Local government IT is being stretched and with demand increasing and investment decreasing council will be turning to suppliers for services.

I was at the launch of the annual local government report on IT. The report, which is carried out by Socitm, revealed an 11% drop in IT spending...


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