Investigating Outsourcing

February 2010

  • Does the jobcentre 3 month rule deplete UK IT skills?

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 15 Feb 2010
  • I have been talking to lots of IT professionals lately because I have been looking at the impact of IT offshoring on UK workers.As a result I am putting together an article about the UK jobcentre ...

  • Day 3 - Nasscom gets its "swagger back"

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 11 Feb 2010
  • This is the third blog from Nasscom by Alex Blues, PA Consulting Group's head of IT sourcing. See his first and second blogs also.By Alex Blues Another NASSCOM event comes to an end. I was ...

  • Offshoring IT can wreck someone's life

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 11 Feb 2010
  • I had a meeting with an IT professional who is now unemployed after losing out in an outsourcing deal. This guy was working in IT before I was born and I am not that young (37). It really brings ...

  • Day 2 - Nasscom

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 10 Feb 2010
  • Part 2 of PA Consulting Group's Alex Blues Nasscom blog.See part 1"The speaker's lounge is the one place at NASSCOM that is a retreat from the chaos and I have been fortunate to use this as my base ...

  • How will UK government solve its IT offshoring dilemma?

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 10 Feb 2010
  • Perhaps the biggest challenge the government faces in cutting IT costs, is its dilemma when it comes to offshoring IT. Clearly high service levels and low costs can be achieved, for instance, by ...

  • Day 1 - Nasscom

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 09 Feb 2010
  • As promised here is the first blog by our volunteer Alex Blues, head of IT sourcing at PA Consulting Group.Day 1 - NasscomBy Alex Blues"This year's NASSCOM (National Association of Software and ...

  • Does high Nasscom turnout reflect recovering IT industry?

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 09 Feb 2010
  • The Business Standard is reporting a massive turnout at this week's Nasscom event. This year sees 1,650 delegates, its highest ever number since it started. The Business Standard, an Indian ...

  • Ousted IT blogger on Nasscom and ICTs

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 09 Feb 2010
  • This is part four of our series of blogs written by an IT worker who lost his job after his employer signed an outsourcing deal with an Indian supplier. This week he talks about a subject close to ...

  • Nasscom 2010 is tomorrow

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 08 Feb 2010
  • The 18th NASSCOM India Leadership Forum starts tomorrow.Nasscom is the trade body that represents IT service providers in India.This should be an interesting one because it follows a tough ...

  • Banks need to workaround new VAT law

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 08 Feb 2010
  • So banks are considering giving offshore suppliers more control of their processes to avoid having to pay an extra 17.5% for their BPO services.Last month the government changed the way businesses ...

  • Nasscom blogger volunteers

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 05 Feb 2010
  • Nasscom is being held next week and certain obstacles preventing Computer Weekly attending (young children to be exact). I am happy to say that Alex Blues, head of IT sourcing at PA Consulting has ...

  • IT outsourcing market is massive and getting bigger

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 05 Feb 2010
  • Nasscom said the IT-BPO industry will be worth almost $50bn in the first quarter of 2010.I would like to see a breakdown of this number. How much is outsourcing to cut costs and how much is ...

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