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Thursday, December 19, 2013
2014 - the year of ‘app-ification’ on the Personal Cloud
by Manish Sablok, Head of Marketing, CNE Europe at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Manish Sablok, Head of Marketing, CNE Europe at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, explains how this year, IT departments need to move on from focusing solely on devices, to instead concentrate on delivering the user experience.
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Thursday, December 12, 2013
MoD in Procurement Snafu
by Kerry Hallard, CEO, National Outsourcing Association
So the MoD has bombed in its attempt to outsource its procurement arm, Defence Equipment and Support. They were looking for one provider to come in and seal up the holes in the sinking ship - and one provider did.
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Revision to Fair Deal policy for public sector staff transferred under TUPE part 2
Part 2 of a insight into the revision to Fair Deal policy and its impact on the public sector looking at ongoing contracts and re-tendering services. If you already operate a broadly comparable scheme in relation to a contract with some time left to run, you should look now at what you might be liable for at the end of the contract, and consider your options.
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Thursday, December 05, 2013
Amazons Drones: It’s bound to happen
by Kerry Hallard, CEO National Outsourcing Association
My first thought when I saw Amazon’s plan to deliver packages within a half hour via unmanned flying drones was: ‘this is a pre-Christmas publicity stunt.’ My second was, ‘I wonder who they’d outsource it to? Who’d be their unmanned airborne logistics partner?”
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Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Revision to Fair Deal policy for public sector staff transferred under TUPE
by Paul Hamilton, partner at Barnett Waddingham
The outsourcing of government employees to private sector firms has never been about the government trying to offload pensions risk. The updated Fair Deal guidance allows the pensions risk to remain with the public service scheme, which in turn allows outsourcers to make more competitive bids without large risk margins.
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