IT staff at pensions firm L&G who work in the IT infrastructure department known as Business Technology Services could learn their fate in September, according to a source of mine.
L&G announced to staff in this department earlier this year that it was considering outsourcing the unit to a single supplier. Fujitsu and IBM are the companies up for the contract.
An internal email revealed this and told staff this could mean them having to be transferred to a supplier.
It read. “We are considering outsourcing these services with a single provider because we believe this will give us the most straightforward operating model – with clear accountability or provision of service. It will also allow us to make best use of the third party’s technical and operational expertise,” said an e-mail sent to the Legal & General workers affected.
“We will now be entering into a more detailed analysis phase with Fujitsu and IBM. This will enable Fujitsu and IBM to understand our current infrastructure and how we deliver related services in more depth.”
But it is not guaranteed that the work will be outsourced if L&G cannot reach an agreement with a supplier.