Investigating Outsourcing:

Shared services

September 27, 2012  11:14 AM

Shared serve row sparks no confidence vote at Cornwall Council

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
CSC, Shared services

IT and business process outsourcing is controversial. The process of transferring internal work to a third party leads to redundancies and if it goes wrong CEOs often lose their jobs.
Senior political figures are aware of this and tread carefully around the subject.

July 3, 2012  12:44 PM

What can banks learn from public sector when it comes to IT?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Public sector, Shared services

Could the ring fencing of UK banks be an opportunity for them to share more services in common functions?


March 7, 2012  3:51 PM

Government shared services increased costs and reduce flexibility, says NAO

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Shared services, Steria

Shared services are certainly not a new thing but the public sector cuts have certainly given them a new lease of life.

Sharing back office processing is surely going to lead to savings. Not so for central government says the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

January 24, 2012  11:01 AM

Shared services and outsourcing taking its toll on public sector IT jobs

khall2 Profile: khall2
IT jobs, Shared services, Socitm

Public sector IT professionals have had a bad couple of years. Government spending cuts have hit them really hard. Local government IT workers in particular.

Socitm has just announced that last year saw the

September 8, 2011  3:13 PM

Scottish council rejects ambitious shared service offer

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Shared services

I spend quite a lot of my time at the moment writing about shared services in one form or another.

There is a lot of activity in the public sector about shared services as a result...

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...

August 15, 2011  2:36 PM

If banks can put down their weapons and share their toys any industry can

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Shared services, Swift

I blogged earlier about SWIFT as an example of a shared service that goes way beyond offering organisations a way of reducing overheads by...

August 12, 2011  11:44 AM

How the Government could increase the number of front-line police and cut costs in one go

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, police, Shared services, Steria

The recent riots in London and other parts of the UK have raised awareness of the problems that a lack of police can cause. The police were unable to contain the rioters with a lack of numbers on the first two days partly blamed.

This, combined with the planned cuts of thousands of...

June 29, 2011  1:50 PM

Can shared services do more than just cut overheads?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Shared services, Swift

Shared services in all but name have been around longer than most social media CEOs, but as a result of tough times they're being pushed to the fore. 

But can they be more than just putting servers from a group of organisations into the same building and actually add value on...

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