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January 5, 2012  10:37 AM

Is cloud computing becoming an awkward teenager that needs orchestration?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cloud Computing, IPsoft, Outsourcing

I asked for predictions about the IT outsourcing industry earlier this week and have begun to get some responses. Terry Walby, managing director at IPsoft, thinks 2012 will see 1 Comment     RSS Feed     Email a friend

January 4, 2012  4:12 PM

Controversial predictions for IT and outsourcing in 2012

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cloud Computing, Consulting, Outsourcing, service provider

I blogged earlier this week asking readers for their predictions for the year ahead in IT outsourcing. I have had some interesting predictions so I will publish some over the next few...


January 3, 2012  10:03 AM

What’s in store for IT outsourcing in 2012?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Business, Outsourcing

The global economy is creating an atmosphere of uncertainty in the IT...

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December 12, 2011  4:08 PM

US bill could punish firms that offshore call centres

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Outsourcing

Republicans and Democrats in the US have introduced a bill could punish US businesses if they offshore their telephone call centres.

According to an


December 1, 2011  3:49 PM

Intellect responds to criticism from outsourcing industry

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Government IT, Intellect, Outsourcing, Skill

I blogged earlier this week about consultants being slammed by the government.  In this post I went on to reveal the views of some in the IT outsourcing industry about


November 28, 2011  10:37 AM

Why has CSC’s contract with BAE reduced 60% in value?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Outsourcing

There is some interesting commentary about CSC's recent contract renewal with BAE systems.

The five-year IT outsourcing contract has a value of up to $160m per year. Service desk

The deal is pretty broad and includes:  End-user computing, mainframe management, storage,...


November 11, 2011  2:51 PM

National Outsourcing Association awards the industry

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Business Process Outsourcing, Outsourcing, service provider

This week saw the National Outsourcing Association (NOA) recognise outsourcing services suppliers and end users.

The NOA held its annual...


November 11, 2011  11:35 AM

Cost cutting is still the main reason to outsource IT

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Business services, innovation, Outsourcing

There is a constant debate about the value of IT outsourcing beyond cost cutting.
 
Suppliers are always talking about the additional value of outsourcing. They usually talk about the innovation they can offer.

Most benefits are cost related. They might not actually be...


November 11, 2011  9:43 AM

Inside Outsourcing website has been upgraded

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Outsourcing

Just a quick email to let any readers know that the Computer Weekly website has been upgraded. As a result if you want to leave comments or receive alerts when I post you will have to re-register.

I am really sorry but at least the website is a...

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September 27, 2011  1:44 PM

How BP got its IT suppliers to collaborate and perform after massive vendor consolidation

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
BP, Gartner, multisourcing, Outsourcing

Oil and Gas giant BP spent 65% of its $3bn annual IT budget with 3000 suppliers in 2008 but now it outsources to only seven and  has reduced its annual IT budget by $800m as a result.

Vital to the success of the new multi-supplier ecosystem was retaining supplier performance levels...


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