Investigating Outsourcing

April 2010

  • Is Brazil a hidden IT gem?

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 16 Apr 2010
  • I had a meeting with a representative of Brasscom, the association of IT companies in Brazil today. He was talking to me about a new initiative known as BrasilIT+.Steve Brookman told me how ...

  • Computer Weekly World Cup 2010 competition is here

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 15 Apr 2010
  • The Computer Weekly competition, to win world Cup 2010 tickets has arrived.There are a total of seven tickets available, including two to the final. All donated by Mahindra Satyam, which is a World ...

  • More details about Capgemini's G-cloud pilot

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 15 Apr 2010
  • Following a blog I did about Capgemini's pilot of cloud computing for the government here is a more detailed article.Just to remind you this is what the government wants from the cloud.Capgemini's ...

  • Bank research says not enough UK IT skills

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 15 Apr 2010
  • NatWest International Personal banking has carried out research of human resources proffesionals. Apparently UK IT has the biggest skills gap of all sectors. A massive 51% agree that foreign IT ...

  • BBC IT staff agree pay rise

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 14 Apr 2010
  • Siemens staff at the BBC have voted in favour of an offer made by their employer.The threat of strike has been in the air for weeks.88.9% of Bectu union members at the BBC who work for Siemens ...

  • Most obvious sign in the world

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 14 Apr 2010
  • This makes me laugh every time I go to work. Because I got myself a smart phone I thought I would share it.I suppose i it is about outsourcing because people are outsourcing their bike ...

  • Outsourcing is well and truly back on corporate agenda

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 13 Apr 2010
  • Well we never believed it would go away and it certainly hasn't. Yes demand for outsourcing will accelerate this year and customers will want more.According to the National Outsourcing (NOA) ...

  • Is the Infosys Microsoft deal a big Brownie point?

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 13 Apr 2010
  • Infosys latest deal will see it provide internal IT services to Microsoft globally.It is a bit of a rubber stamp when a huge IT suppluier like Microsoft outsources to other suppliers.I am very ...

  • T-Systems deal shows potential of networks

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 13 Apr 2010
  • T-Systems' deal with TUI Travel is an interesting one. It shows the potential of networks of the future.Using Microsoft Office Communicator, TUI is transforming the way it can stay in touch with ...

  • Government wants to reduce over 100 datacentes to 12

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 12 Apr 2010
  • I was in a meeting on Friday with a supplier who told me a tender has been put out by the government looking for a supplier that can consolidate over 100 datacenters to 12.That's a big job. It is ...

  • Could cloud computing be the answer to cutting billions of government spending?

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 09 Apr 2010
  • Just got off the phone with Capgemini CTO Karl Deacon.We had a long chat about the pilot projects that Capgemini is running for the government in relation to the G-cloud programme. I will be ...

  • Are these still the most dangerous places to offshore IT?

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 08 Apr 2010
  • I wrote a story a year ago about a report published by the Brown-Wilson Group which detailed locations are the most risky places to offshore your IT.The 2009: The Year of Outsourcing Dangerously ...

  • Details of BBC IT strike deal

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 08 Apr 2010
  • Sorry I was a bit slow with the full details of the revised pay offer made to Siemens staff at the BBC by Siemens. But here it is.Bectu said: "The revised offer for 2010 is a one-year deal, ...

  • Wipro pulls out of dirty nappy business

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 07 Apr 2010
  • I got a shock today when I read that Wipro had pulled the plug on its babycare business. I didn't even know it had one.An outsourcer with a babycare business. Isn't that babysitting?Turns out that ...

  • Ousted IT blogger experience shared by many

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 07 Apr 2010
  • Since this blog ran a series of entries written by an IT professional who lost his job as part of an offshoring deal I have had many messages from people in the same situation.As the Ousted IT ...

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