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Unhealthy practices in NHS procurement
by sourcingfocus.com

In the governments quest to improve the efficiency of the National Health Service and improve cost-savings in a time of recent recession and cuts, the privatisation and outsourcing of services has become a popular fix-all. However recent reports and major case examples are demonstrating that the NHS is failing in carrying out effective procurement.
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Royal Mail: profit & privatisation
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In a release today half-year operating profits for Royal Mail reached a total of £144 million, the report also confirmed the companies move towards privatisation.
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BT Wi-fi Launches New Windows Mobile App
by Paul Corrall

BT has announced that its wi-fi hotspot numbers have passed over 7.5 million across the world, as it launches a new BT Wi-fi access app making it easy to find a wi-fi hotspot in the UK.
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Outsourcing in the US election debates
by sourcingfocus.com

In the recent US election debates outsourcing (the American for offshoring) has become a frequent tool of attack.
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UK Government moves to blacklist poor outsourcers
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The UK government has begun to classify outsourcers involved in public sector contracts, with those classified as ‘high risk’ effectively blacklisted from contracts. This comes as Nick Buckles is expected to appear in front of the Commons’ home affairs committee today, in order to explain the failure of G4S in delivering on the Olympic security contract.
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August reveals extent of global economic slowdown
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August was a month of economic gloom, with reports of slowdown in China and increased instability in Europe. Rising expectations of Greece’s expulsion from the Eurozone and difficulties arising in Spain have further compounded economic uncertainties.
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Finding the balance between promoting and safeguarding innovation: Apple vs Samsung
by Sourcingfocus.com

The recent court rulings in both South Korea and the USA regarding the legal battle between Samsung and Apple over the infringement of patents, shows the current battlefields of technology companies.
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Reliance on technology sees the impacts of IT flaws grow
by sourcingfocus.com

As dependency on IT systems and services increases, so too does the threat of system flaws of incorrect maintenance. Recent months have seen multiple examples of highly expensive failures from flaws within IT infrastructure.
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It’s Shared Services week in the public sector
by sourcingfocus.com

Five councils have reported savings or expected future savings of millions during this week.
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Government IT in danger of losing accountability
by sourcingfocus.com

The public sector is suffering from a lack of effective monitoring and accountability.
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