Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Outsourcing: the new Fair Deal
by By Malcolm Stanley, from independent pensions and benefits consultancy Hymans Robertson
Outsourcing firms working with the public sector should take note of the Government’s new Fair Deal. Outsourcing firms currently contract out many public sector employees from the public sector pension and provide an equivalent arrangement, but they will soon be able to offer them the option of staying within their public sector pension schemes, rather than having to place them within their own programme. They will also be able to transfer existing staff back into public sector pension schemes at the end of existing public sector contracts. This will affect more than 500,000 workers within teaching, the NHS and central government.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
ITO: Keeping up with the times
by John Sheridan, director – head of ITO advisory at Alsbridge plc
Imagine this: you’re an IT leader and need to stay ahead of the game by adopting new and more efficient technology and associated delivery models, but your current IT outsourcing (ITO) contract simply won’t allow it. You’re tied into an agreement that offers little technological or commercial flexibility and leaves you effectively frozen in time or at the mercy of your service provider.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Contract says no
by Director John Sheridan, Head of ITO at Alsbridge,
Contract says no: Many businesses are considering edging further into the Cloud, but today's ITO contracts are not always written with this new commercial model in mind. John Sheridan, Director – Head of ITO at Alsbridge, comments on the key considerations for businesses entering and renegotiating their ITO contracts.