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September 24, 2010  11:02 AM

Is the SME about to become the biggest IT services battleground?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Gartner, noa, Offshoring, Outsourcing, SME

I keep being told by analysts and suppliers that the SME sector, particularly the medium sized companies, are on the verge of taking up IT outsourcing in large volumes.

I suppose it all started in January when

September 21, 2010  1:46 PM

Who are the top Western European IT service providers?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Gartner, Outsourcing

A colleague asked me the other day who are the top ten IT service providers in Western Europe? I must admit I didn't really know the answer but while attending the Gartner outsourcing and IT services summit I got one.

Better than that here is the top 15 in Western Europe by revenue...

September 21, 2010  9:30 AM

Gartner IT Services Summit gets brighter start

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Gartner, Outsourcing

Just arrived at the Gartner Outsourcing and IT Services Summit at the Park Plaza in Westminster. As you can see it's a

September 15, 2010  2:27 PM

Top five reasons to offshore IT and cheap labour still number one

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, Offshoring, Outsourcing

Following my post yesterday about the latest findings of Capgemini's

September 8, 2010  7:20 AM

Is European IT outsourcing coming back online?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Equaterra, Europe, Gartner, noa, Outsourcing

Gartner is the latest company to announce predictions for the outsourcing sector.

And its latest research on European outsourcing brings some cheer. It found that about...

August 27, 2010  12:59 PM

Could KPMG be about to buy Equaterra?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Consultancies, Equaterra, KPMG, Outsourcing

I've been informed by a reliable source that sourcing consultancy Equaterra is being acquired by KPMG, one of the big accounting and consulting firms.

Equaterra has developed a good reputation as a specialist advisor on outsourcing issues, and you'll have seen Lee Ayling, managing...

August 16, 2010  3:05 PM

Massive UK job losses loom as change projects approach sign off

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Just because the economic climate is improving does not mean an end to UK job cuts and delayed job cuts could be round the corner.

According to a well informed source of mine it will actually lead to a round of massive cuts as delayed transformational projects, which include up to...

August 12, 2010  2:52 PM

Will the strong results of UK banks delay IT outsourcing projects?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Banks, Outsourcing

Banks are watching the government's poker face before major IT outsourcing projects are signed off?

The financial services sector, and banks more specifically, are notoriously heavy outsourcers. But currently despite a big pipeline of deals expected in the future the banks could be...

August 10, 2010  4:27 PM

Cognizant: When is an Indian IT supplier not Indian?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Astrazeneca, BPO, Cognizant, Outsourcing

I recently wrote a blog post about how well Indian service provider Cognizant was...

August 5, 2010  10:53 AM

How should CIOs manage service integration?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, Cloud Computing, Fujitsu, Outsourcing


Stuart Rye, managing consultant at Fujitsu UK has given us his thoughts on service integration.

As businesses increasingly use services via multiple

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