Outsourcing IT can be controversial. As a result there is always lots to write about.
Here are a selection of links to interesting stories so far this week.
1 – http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2009/12/03/239567/1000-angry-HP-EDS-staff-vote-to-strike.htm
Many EDS staff are not happy. Since HP took over the company in 2008 there have been thousands of job cuts and reductions in other benefits.
2 – http://www.cbronline.com/news/hcl_unveils_new_suite_of_data_centre_services_091201
HCL is also bolstering its offering with a raft of new datacentre services
3 – http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2009/12/02/239557/seven-steps-to-outsourcing-heaven.htm
A report by the Warwick Business Schools offers businesses a guide to help them get more out of outsourcing contracts.
4 – http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2009/12/02/239544/bp-outsources-comms-and-supplier-management-to-t-systems.htm
BP has outsourced its voice and data comms to T-Systems. It is also passing the supplier responsibility for managing its multi-sourcing strategy for comms.
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There is never a dull day in the outsourcing world.