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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

February 13, 2012  2:17 PM

Can IT services firms be the answer to the UK IT skills shortage?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
azimpremji, Capgemini, India, Logica, Steria, Wipro

There are often claims that despite thousands of IT professionals being out of work there is a skills shortage in the UK. This is often the excuse used by suppliers and their customers when roles are offshored to countries like India.

I wrote a

September 6, 2011  12:27 PM

Why the cloud is forcing IT service providers to spent money on uncertain returns?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, Cloud Computing, Gartner, Infosys, Sage, Steria, Wipro

IT service providers have to invest in developing new delivery models such as cloud computing despite customer caution.

Cloud computing is a hype beyond hypes which includes lots of sub hypes within its bubble. Well that's what an analyst firm might say anyway.

The suppliers are...

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 17, 2011  12:32 PM

IT service provider crystal balls predict IT revolutions in public and private sectors

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cognizant, Steria

Global corporates will use consumer technology to support a new generation of employees while public sector organisations introduce IT that empowers citizens to do more for themselves.

These are the visions of IT service providers, Cognizant and Steria, who are predicting massive changes...

February 22, 2011  12:17 PM

The Financial Services Authority has an enormous IT plan?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
FSA, Outsourcing, Steria

I recieved a press release today from Steria. It was about a new framework agreement that it has signed with the FSA.

It looks like the FSA is preparing for some major IT work. Not just major but "enormous."

In a press note regarding a framework agreement Gareth Lewis, chief...

January 14, 2011  3:03 PM

French government awards French companies contracts. That would never happen here.

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, Computacenter, government, IT services, Offshoring, Steria

In a recent meeting with Computacenter, its managing director

September 14, 2010  10:57 AM

Is government IT standardisation finally arriving?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, Steria

IT suppliers and the government have begun signing agreements related to the governments drive to cut the costs of IT contracts.

From some of the comments made it looks like the suppliers will get their wish of working with multiple government departments with standardised services.


July 7, 2010  2:53 PM

National Police Improvement Agency leaves path clear for likes of Steria and Capgemini

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

The CEO of the National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA), Peter Neyroud, says that better use of technology will help the Police save £200m by 2015.

The NPIA, advices police authorities on technology, was told...

June 18, 2010  11:54 AM

Capgemini can console itself with Metropolitan Police deal

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Capgemini, Steria

If talk in the industry is true Capgemini can console itself after missing out on a deal with Cleveland police.

This is because it has apparently won an...

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