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South West One


October 9, 2012  2:13 PM

Cornwall privatisation hangs in the balance

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
local government, Outsourcing, Procurement, Shared services, South West One

Cornwall Council's unpopular plans for back-office privatisation are hanging in the balance after councillors complained they didn't know enough about it to give it their consent.

The proposal to outsource £800m of council services to either BT or CSC would turn Cornwall into a pioneer...

September 25, 2012  7:00 AM

Southwest One creative accounting for dummies

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
local government, Outsourcing, Shared services, South West One

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September 4, 2012  7:00 AM

Somerset goes national to stem outsource losses

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
local government, Outsourcing, Procurement, South West One

Somerset County Council's private sector spin-off is going national in the hope of reversing its financial losses and exploiting government cuts in other regions.

The outsource shared services venture, called Southwest One, has already begun bidding for contracts to privatize...


February 22, 2012  2:32 PM

Southwest One emits hot air after near-collapse

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
local government, Outsourcing, Procurement, project failures, South West One

Failed IBM outsourcing venture Southwest One became a cause célèbre in Somerset last week, with the council leader damning it so loudly he almost sounded like he might do something about it.

But it was all hot air. And it had the stink of opportunism, what with Somerset being in the...


January 27, 2012  12:24 PM

Cosy cloud coterie snuggles into top nob govIT jobs

mballard2 Profile: mballard2
G-Cloud, Government IT, Outsourcing, project failures, SMEs, South West One

Mmmmmits snug at the top. Especially if you're Julian David, IBM's top UK salesman, who last week was picked to be Director General of Intellect, the ICT oligopoly's trade association.

It's only three years since David bagged the


December 4, 2009  6:00 AM

Is £400m IBM deal with Somerset jinxed?

tcollins1 Profile: tcollins1
Project management, South West One


We're beginning to feel sorry for IBM. It has worked so hard to make a success of its £400m joint venture with Somerset County Council. But ...

1) A SAP go-live...

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