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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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How Apple Created Its Own Business Rivals through Outsourcing
by Jeremy Coward
CIO has reported that Apple was responsible for supercharging two of its fiercest rivals – Samsung and Foxconn – and that it did so by outsourcing manufacturing responsibilities to these companies.
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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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Royal Mail: profit & privatisation
by sourcingfocus.com
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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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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Marble vaults are not enough to de-risk banks anymore
by Andy Evans, CEO at Xactium
Dr. Andy Evans, CEO at Xactium looks at how the current banking crisis can be mitigated against in the future with the adoption of effective risk management solutions and the removal of outdated technology.
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