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Monday, October 31, 2016
Cognizant and Centrica Tie Up Deal
Cognizant today announced that it has been selected by Centrica, an international energy and services company, as a partner to deliver end-to-end digital assurance as-a-service across Centrica's technology landscape and enhance the efficiency, reliability and user experience of Centrica's web and digital applications and smart devices.

Friday, October 21, 2016
Rail Partnership Frayed by Failings
Southern Rail owner Govia has billed Network Rail for nearly £50 million during the last fiscal year for disruption to the network that was not the fault of the operator.

Friday, September 23, 2016
New Reactor to Boost Local Firms
The new Hinkley Point reactor has already led to over £450 million to suppliers so far, a great boost to the local economy.

Monday, September 19, 2016
Mitie Group Plc Offers Bleak News to the Market
Mitie Group Plc, Britain’s outsourced service provider, has issued a profit warning, citing a reduction in higher margin project volumes and reduced spending by client’s after the Brexit vote.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
UK Government to Proceed with Nuclear Power
Britain has agreed a $24 billion contract with French energy firm EDF to build a nuclear power station at Hinkley Point. The deal is backed by Chinese cash and will be the first new nuclear reactor in the UK for decades.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Clients want more women leaders and real case studies
One of the latest pieces of HfS Research, has opined that clients want to see more senior women in leadership roles, more clients telling their stories through real case studies and less robotic process automation hype (since one way or another this has been around for over 10 years).

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
O2 customer data stolen by hackers
According to the BBC, hackers have managed to get hold of O2 customers’ data by using usernames and passwords first stolen from gaming website XSplit three years ago to log onto O2 accounts.

BT becomes flexible in Openreach negotiation
Pressure from Ofcom (the communications regulator in the UK) and competitors to make Openreach completely independent from BT has led the company to offer more autonomy to Openreach.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Brexit campaign delivers temporary boost for Royal Mail
The Royal Mail Group, which has been privatised in October 2015, has received a pre-Brexit boost due to campaign mailings. According to the FT, Canadian chief executive Moya Greene, said “it was ‘monitoring the situation’ as ‘movements in GDP’ are ‘key drivers’ for the letters and business parcels market”.

Monday, May 09, 2016
Thames Water to partner with Wipro on customer experience
Thames Water has chosen Wipro, a major information technology, consulting and business process services company, to execute the transformation of its customer service and retail billing capabilities.

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