Thursday, March 31, 2011
Whitehall IT Chief Ian Watmore Attacks Labour’s Record
Tony Blair's former IT chief has said Labour ministers ordered expensive computer projects because they wanted their policies to "sound sexy".
BBC and Siemens Row Over Website Failure
IT contractor angry after being blamed for the entire BBC website network going offline for an hour.
Labour to Launch Campaign for English Council Election
Ed Miliband is to launch Labour's campaign for council elections in England, saying the party will be the "first line of defence" against cuts.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
National Outsourcing Association Comments on the Promise to End Public Sector ICT Oligopoly
Martyn Hart, chairman of the National Outsourcing Association, welcomed the government's plans to level the playing field for government IT contracts.
Cisco to Acquire NewScale and “Build-Your-Own Cloud” Service
Cisco announced today that it would acquire newScale, whose portal software allows IT service providers to build catalogs of standardized services that customers can select and deploy off the shelf and on their own.
King’s Fund Calls for NHS Services to be Outsourced to Private Firms
The King’s Fund has called for entire care pathways to be outsourced to external providers including private companies, claiming GPs do not have the time to make the required service re-design in primary care demanded by the NHS reforms.
Infosys Faces Charges of H1B Visa Misuse, Age Discrimination
For India's top outsourcing companies looking to hire more local staff in the US, allegations of visa misuse and age discrimination in recruitment is the latest form of backlash to deal with.
Boat Race Sponsor Xchanging to End Contract
University Boat Race title sponsor Xchanging is to end its backing of the Oxford and Cambridge event when the current contract expires in 2012.
Government puts Open Source at the Heart of its New IT Strategy
The government has launched its much-anticipated new IT strategy, with open source highlighted as a key part of its plans, and a promise that the coalition is "determined to do things better."
Stagecoach Extends Fujitsu Contract for Rail Ticketing Systems on South West Trains and East Midland
Cites sustained operational performance from Fujitsu as key to success.