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An Interview with HCL Technologies
by James Tate, Sourcing Focus
Sourcing Focus was awarded the chance to sit down and chat with Executive Vice President & Head of EMEA for HCL Technologies, Ashish Gupta. He gave us his opinions on the achievements of HCL, the digital economy, Brexit and how to succeed in the industry.
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The Election Manifestos: What they mean for outsourcing
by Jeremy Coward
This week we’ve seen the UK’s political parties release their manifestos for the 2015 General Election: the Conservatives have offered 1.3 million families the right to buy housing association properties, while Labour has pledged to boost the minimum wage and cut the deficit. But what do their prospective policies mean for the world of outsourcing?
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NOA Outsourced Applications Management Special Interest Group
by sourcingfocus.com
Following on from the last Outsourced Applications Management SIG in 2012, this event focused on the rapidly changing application landscape, and how technology modernisation is shaping the way businesses are employing application integration to drive savings and efficiencies.
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Time to be open-minded about open source contact centres?
by James Passingham of Foehn
Following news that the UK government has mandated open source software, James Passingham, Technical Services Director for independent managed communications provider, Foehn, explains why more organisations are opening their eyes to open source.
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The Global Strategic Hub: How UK outsourcing must lead the way
by sourcingfocus.com
The event entitled ‘How UK outsourcing must lead the way’, part of the The Global Strategic Hub series of briefings, including detailed case studies on how the UK has the opportunity to achieve global leadership.
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Localised Outsourcing
by sourcingfocus.com
The recent trend for localised outsourcing includes hiring local employees which eliminate language barriers and cultural differences.
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G4S contract failure: A disaster in communication
by sourcingfocus.com
In recent days news surrounding the Olympics has moved to the crisis surrounding G4S, London 2012 Organising Committee (Locog) and the Home Office, as news of security shortages emerge.
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The future of IT in education
by sourcingfocus.com
With the announcement of the scrapping of the current IT curriculum and the development of a course focused on core knowledge, the future teaching of ICT is undergoing a dramatic shift.
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Chartering the development of the G-Cloud
by Rupert Hodgson, sourcingfocus.com
The government’s G-Cloud is growing, increasing in both size and scope after the success of the first framework rollout. The second framework of the G-Cloud, designed to provide the public sector with the benefits of cloud sourcing was announced last week, coming on the back of the release of the second iteration of the Cloudstore.
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Gold all round for outsourcing in the Olympics
by Rupert Hodgson, sourcingfocus.com
The Olympics are coming, every day news articles relating to the 2012 Olympics appear in the media at an ever increasing rate as the games draw nearer. Many of these stories feature outsourcing companies that are either playing a dominant role in the running of the London Olympics or expect to gain increased business from the arrival of the Games.
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Shared Services in the Public Sector
by Matthew Mower, sourcingfocus.com
Lincolnshire County Council’s recent commitment to a new public services network suggests that the public service is starting to catch up with private sector in terms of ITO.
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Local government ITO: Innovating to reinvest
by Matthew Mower, sourcingfocus.com
Statistics have been released this week, highlighting the number of local councils that have significantly downsized their in house IT departments.
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The pursuit of the small contract
by Rupert Hodgson, sourcingfocus.com
Small outsourcing contracts are rising while larger contracts are being issued in smaller numbers. Low price contracts have become prevalent within the public sector as it focuses on offering contracts for delivery of services to SMEs, while large outsourcing contracts have fallen significantly in 2012.
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At the crossroads: CSC’s turbulent relationship with Whitehall
by Rupert Hodgson, sourcingfocus.com
CSC has enjoyed mixed fortunes in its recent history with the UK public sector. CSC’s relationship with the government has been erratic, from being attacked in the commons, to winning new contracts while still experiencing fallout from past failures.
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Challenges of the G-Cloud
by Rupert Hodgson, sourcingfocus.com
With the recent announcement of G-Cloud project director Chris Chant’s retirement at the end of this month, coupled with his public criticism of the implementation of the project, it’s clear that the G-Cloud is facing difficulties.
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