Investigating Outsourcing:

Open source

June 24, 2011  3:08 PM

The obstacles to Open Source in the public sector

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Open source, Public sector

I blogged earlier this month and asked whether systems integrators are holding back the adoption of Open Source in government?


June 8, 2011  11:10 AM

Are systems integrators holding back the adoption of open source in government?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Government IT, Open source

There have been accusations that the large IT service providers are holding back the adoption of open source in the public sector.


September 23, 2010  2:29 PM

Neither open source or proprietary software should be default choice in government?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BSA, Open source

There has been lots of talk recently about the UK government increasing its use of open source software to cut costs.

Service providers are being expected to...

September 2, 2010  3:00 PM

Capgemini’s Brazilian buy will give it resources such as open source skills

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, Capgemini, Open source

After writing a series of blog posts about Brazil as a destination for IT services I thought Capgemini's latest acquisition was worth a mention.

The French IT services giant has taken a 55% share in Brazilian IT service provider CPM Braxis for €233m.

Brazil has a really...

August 12, 2010  8:30 PM

Open source already used in 80% of corporates

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Linux, Open source

This is an interesting story about the take up of Linux in the corporate sector.

On this blog I sometimes touch on the

August 9, 2010  1:37 PM

Cloud computing will increase open source take-up in big business

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cloud Computing, Linux, Open source

The value of this blog is often the comments posted about the individual blog posts. Inside Outsourcing is supposed to be a two way discussion forum.

This blog is about a comment left on a

August 2, 2010  4:00 PM

Corporates have an appetite for open source software, says Deloitte

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Deloitte, Open source

Large companies are increasingly using open source software to conduct pilots, according to Deloitte consultant Mark Lillie.

I met up with Mark today, who is a consultant in Deloitte's technology group. We were talking about the IT market in general and some trends.

One trend he...

July 15, 2010  11:31 AM

Open source should target government desktops as Microsoft shunned

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
dwp, Fujitsu, Microscope, Microsoft, NHS, Open source

The government's decision not to renew an agreement with Microsoft  for up to 800,000 NHS desktops could be an opportunity for open source suppliers to...

July 8, 2010  2:55 PM

Open source chosen for first major contract for Indian ID cards project

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ID cards, MindTree, Open source

I interviewed Anjan Lahiri (pictured) today. He is one of the founders of IT service provider MindTree.
We talked about the Indian biometric ID cards scheme....

June 8, 2010  10:32 AM

Open source could be Brazil’s IT offshoring advantage.

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, Offshoring, Open source

For the next week I am going to have a closer look at Brazil as an offshore IT destination. This is mainly because my colleague Angelica Mari is in Brazil now checking its IT delivery capabilities.

Where Brazil might not be able to compete, with destinations such as India, on wage...

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