Services and outsourcing

Cabinet Office issues tender for second Digital Services Framework

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Updated system will enable public-sector organisations to buy expertise. Cabinet Office also reveals it is looking to appoint a chief data officer
16 Dec 2014

European Space Agency sets course for Orange Business Services private cloud

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'Esacloud will allow our scientists to do rocket science rather than IT, and our business to jump ahead in time more than five years,' says ESA CIO Filippo Angelucci
15 Dec 2014

Cloud represents 'the next cycle in computing' and successful start-ups prove it, says Google

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Barak Regev also tells Bloomberg Enterprise Technology Summit that mobile is 'the gasoline' of cloud
09 Dec 2014

Post Office signs end-user computing deal with Computacenter worth 'more than £100m'

Contract will help Post Office be 'more responsive and customer-focused', says CIO Lesley Sewell
09 Dec 2014

Why Channel 4 chose open-source MuleSoft over 'prohibitively expensive' Oracle and Microsoft

James Curran, senior project manager in Channel 4's information systems department, tells Computing how open-source Mule ESB has benefited the broadcaster
08 Dec 2014

BSkyB customer intelligence arm selects Automation Consultants to reduce time taken to deploy application

Sky IQ wanted to cut down automated deployment time of viewer intelligence platform
08 Dec 2014

Islington Council saves £3m with Advanced Business Solutions collaborative planning tool

'The budgeting and forecasting solution has eliminated various labour-intensive processes,' says Alan Layton, director of financial management
03 Dec 2014

Thomson Reuters signs deal with IBM to provide global IT support

'Thomson Reuters will be able to capitalise on IBM's industry-leading IT capabilities and expertise,' says technology COO Rick King
03 Dec 2014

Unify helps South Staffordshire College to transform how students learn with technology

Unified communications system allows students to learn using Wi-Fi and BYOD
01 Dec 2014

Ted Baker partners with HP to improve ERP systems and expand global reach

Dustan Steer, Taker Baker IT director, tells Computing why the fashion retailer selected HP to help improve its ERP systems
27 Nov 2014

Foxtons selects Six Degrees Group cloud infrastructure to underpin website operations

Estate agent website is becoming increasingly important in the competative housing and rental market
26 Nov 2014

National Trust for Scotland deploys Brocade to improve network infrastructure

'We now have 40 GbE connection speeds up and down the stack, which is a massive improvement on what we had before,' says head of IT Scott Newton
25 Nov 2014

How to develop DevOps capabilities in a mature organisation

BJSS's Nigel Wilson explains how organisations can build DevOps capabilities from existing development teams
25 Nov 2014

Building for growth: an interview with Kier Group CIO Duncan Stott

Kier Group CIO Duncan Stott explains how a £30m ERP rollout and ambitious mobile app strategy are helping to lay the foundations for the construction firm’s rapid expansion
24 Nov 2014

Microsoft Azure failure explained: configuration changes sent systems into infinite loop

Changes to storage configuration crashed the system and also took down monitoring dashboards
21 Nov 2014

Heads roll at Infosys after services firm discovered BPO division was overcharging Apple

CFO and CEO of BPO Unit are the first to go as Infosys makes an example of employees
20 Nov 2014

Government CTO Liam Maxwell recruits army of senior IT leaders to manage new contracts

Public sector hiring IT specialists to bring lost IT skills back in-house, says Maxwell
20 Nov 2014

Lufthansa signs £800m outsourcing deal with IBM

IBM reportedly fought off competition from HP and Atos for seven-year deal
18 Nov 2014

Security-Officer-as-a-service - what does it mean and who is it for?

A cyber-skills shortage is leading smaller firms to opt for a part-time CISO, but does it keep them secure, and would it work for larger companies?
11 Nov 2014

Outsourcer Serco pinched by hard-headed public-sector deal-making and loss-making private-sector contracts

Serco blames botched move into private sector outsourcing combined with tougher deal-making by the public sector for big losses
11 Nov 2014

SaaS keeps things simple: an interview with Telefonica CIO Brendan O’Rourke

Telefonica CIO Brendan O’Rourke talks to Stuart Sumner about his single-stack SaaS philosophy, outsourcing, and how legacy problems can be very apparent to your customers
06 Nov 2014

Government 'has pimped out its front-end, but it has not changed its legacy engines', claims former HMRC CIO

Reliance on legacy systems will see government departments falter, says Phil Pavitt
05 Nov 2014

'We've saved more than £14bn over the last year,' claims government CTO Liam Maxwell

Government CTO claims multi-billion pound savings as a result of reforms in IT procurement and spending
31 Oct 2014

Capgemini revenues to drop by almost one-tenth when HMRC contract expires in 2017

HMRC plan to scrap Aspire outsourcing contract in 2017 will force Capgemini's global revenues down by almost one-tenth - unless it wins the new deal
29 Oct 2014