I am Computer Weekly's services editor. My main focus areas for stories are financial services and outsourcing.
Typically for financial services I write about how the retail and investment banks are harnessing technology and how systems can be used to help companies meet regulations such as Basel II and the Markets in Financial instruments Directive (MiFID).
Outsourcing is relevant across all business and technology sector and focuses on the strategic
and cost cutting benefits associated with outsourcing IT.
Topical issues include the insourcing versus outsourcing debate and whether it is better to off-shore, near-shore or on-shore your outsourced technology.
Contributions from Karl Flinders
- Google mortified after staff access competitor database
- IT shockingly misaligned with the business it supports
- Inspiring IT teachers needed to address shortage
- Barclays bank cuts hundreds of IT jobs in restructure
- Cloud solves IT innovation and maintenance imbalance
- Healthcare IT is a beneficial force, say doctors
- Accenture bolsters public sector skills
- Post-Christmas smartphone influx causes CIO headache
- Voice controlled mobile banking is the future
- UK IT professionals face nearshore competition
- LinkedIn CV leads to constructive dismissal case
- More RBS IT cuts on the cards
- Shell moves SAP maintenance to Accenture
- Microsoft sting adds to Comet’s woes
- CIO plans could be hit as CFOs expect double dip
- The corporatisation of higher education IT
- Atos draws up Olympic IT challenge shortlist
- Top 10 outsourcing stories of 2011
- Top 10 financial services IT stories for 2011
- Hotel chain embarks on online revolution