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Big data expert claims death of IT outsourcing is imminent
by Jeremy Coward
Tom Davenport – the Harvard Business School professor who is seen by many as responsible for the term big data’s rise in popularity – has caused a stir on LinkedIn after claiming that “companies have stopped outsourcing IT” and the rest will soon follow.
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The TalkTalk cyber-attack fiasco and data outsourcing
by Jeremy Coward
After being subjected to a cyber-attack, which resulted in the theft of the private financial information of up to four million customers, the fiasco surrounding TalkTalk and its data security continues.
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Outsourcing This Week: News Breakdown and Analysis (28th Feb - 6th March 2015)
by Jeremy Coward
Outsourcing news breakdown and analysis for the last seven days.
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A cheeky little innovation in outsourcing
by sourcingfocus.com
Yesterday a news story did the media rounds concerning a high-paid US software developer outsourcing undisclosed work to China. This example represents one of the most resourceful and innovative uses of outsourcing available and should be commended, if not for the violation of multiple company practices.
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Privacy failings hits NHS Trusts in the pocket
by sourcingfocus.com
Last June Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust received a fine of £325,000, after patent medical records appeared on hard drives up for auction on the Internet.
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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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UK Government moves to blacklist poor outsourcers
by sourcingfocus.com
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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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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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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