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June 17, 2015  11:21 AM

Robert Morgan, RIP

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The sad news that outsourcing pioneer Robert Morgan recently died is a great loss to a great many people.

I was with Robert a couple of weeks ago so it was a huge shock to hear of his sudden death.

Robert is best known as co-founder of...

December 19, 2014  11:06 AM

Does current IoT technology stack up?

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I recently met Todd Greene, the CEO and founder of PubNub. This is a company that provides a real time data network stream


December 16, 2014  8:58 AM

How to assess your tech needs according to Intel Services

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In this guest blog Joel Reid, new business sales leader at Intel Services, explains what brands and retailers need to know when specifying technology in an ever evolving world.

Weighing up the options: how brands can assess their technology needs


By Joel Reid


November 24, 2014  3:27 PM

Expert guide to multi-sourcing IT in government

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Last week this blog featured a guest post about Service Integration and Management (SIAM). A colleague also


November 14, 2014  11:41 AM

So what is the value of SIAM?

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With the large number of different suppliers, offering IT for businesses, with trends like cloud computing and the consumerisation of IT this will increase further. Although multi-sourcing is nothing new it used to mean managing a few suppliers, but now it can run into the high double figures and...


November 3, 2014  10:53 AM

Are Indian suppliers IBM Global Services’ biggest threat?

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India's IT services industry has grown fast, but who would have thought that TCS is now IBM Global Services' biggest threat.

That's what one management consultant told me last week. I was writing an article about talk of IBM reducing its workforce in India. IBM is one of the biggest IT...


October 27, 2014  12:19 PM

Is HP lining up the sales of the shell of EDS?

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HP's decision to split the company in two, with its consumer computing and printing departments separated from its software, business servers and IT services operations.

The IT giant is not shy to get itself in the headlines. Back in 2008 when it paid $13.9bn for IT outsourcing pioneer,...


October 3, 2014  11:26 AM

Capgemini to breed pigeons for messaging strategy

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This week Computer Weekly wrote an article about Capgemini's 2014 World Payments report.

The report, which was carried out by Capgemini and RBS, does just as it says on the tin...


September 29, 2014  1:35 PM

Apple to save Microsoft

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Could the creation of a tablet that business love but dare not speak its name as a corporate device be Apple's greatest gift to Microsoft?

I was chatting with a contact today about the company he runs that provides corporate software  that enables executives to share and access...


September 15, 2014  2:12 PM

More insights not more data

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It is hardly surprising that businesses are obsessed with data. The online activity of consumers is constantly tracked whether at home or on the move.

Businesses want to know what people want and when they want it so they can make them an offer they can't refuse. Businesses are also...


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