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Friday, January 11, 2008
Atos Origin seals BNP Paribas outsourcing deal
BNP Paribas, the French bank has signed a five-year, £50m contract with Atos Origin for IT services in the UK and France.

Gartner predicts outsourcing growth
Gartner Says Worldwide Outsourcing Market to Grow 8.1 Percent in 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008
Shell outsources 3.000 IT jobs
Royal Dutch Shell has the awkward distinction of being the first multinational of 2008 to cut a swathe of redundancies through its internal IT function and offshore more than 3,000 jobs worldwide, in the wake of a review of its 2005 financial results.

Gartner predicts 8.1% outsourcing growth in 2008
Research giant Gartner Group has forecast a growth rate of 8.1 percent for the global outsourcing market in 2008. However, this healthy, if unspectacular growth does not necessarily mean that user organizations are without challenges, analysts warned.

Indian providers top customer satisfaction league
A survey by business information services provider EquaTerra has found Indian companies vying for dominance of the Top 20 customer satisfaction league for outsourcing contracts, but paints a less rosy picture for several of the established major global suppliers.

Bullish EquaTerra sees UK driving outsourcing growth
A survey by business advisory services provider EquaTerra claims that outsourcing is now a cornerstone of UK business, spearheaded by the services and financial services sectors, which remain at the forefront of growth in the economy.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008
IT chiefs venture further afield
IT directors are set to head to non-traditional outsourcing destinations such as Morocco, Mauritius and Venezuela to make the most of low labour costs and specialist skills.

Friday, January 04, 2008
DoH! Data loss meets confidence loss in NHS IT
With immaculate timing the Department of Health (DoH) kicked off 2008 by announcing that the first patient electronic records have been uploaded to the new NHS online database, just as news of more data security breaches in the public sector was breaking.

Thursday, January 03, 2008
Accenture defies Wall Street gloom with bullish results
Despite gloomy predictions about the impact of the credit crunch, Accenture reported first-quarter net earnings of $381.3 million, up from earnings of $284.2 million a year ago.

CSC reports strong European financials
Following a hold-up while it investigated accounting errors from prior years, CSC has finally reported on its Q1 and Q2 performance, which sees Europe coming out well.

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