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Driving In My Car

November 30, 1999 |

The company car in the UK is a very emotional subject, declares Zafar Currimbhoy, analyst with market research firm Datamonitor. He can say that again! We all heart our company cars as the bumper stickers repeatedly remind us.

The company … Read More

Post-Election Thoughts (Part 1)

November 30, 1999 |

As part of the research into the lead article for the autumn issue of Outsource (Outsource 21, published next week), on sourcing in the post-election landscape, we conducted interviews with a wide range of players from across the UK’s outsourcing … Read More

Q&A: Jeff Wallbank, Kent Connects

November 30, 1999 |

Kent Connects, an innovative partnership between Kent County Council and other local authorities within the Kent and Medway areas, was set up in 2002 with the aim of bringing efficiency and effectiveness gains to the region through joined-up service provision. … Read More

Documentary Evidence

November 30, 1999 |

While the paperless office remains an elusive holy grail for most organisations, there are some sectors that are more document driven than others – such as finance, insurance, healthcare and manufacturing vertical industry markets.

According to a recent multi-disciplinary study … Read More

HGSL buys Careline Services

November 30, 1999 |

Hinduja Global Solutions (HGSL), a subsidiary of the Hinduja Group, has announced the acquisition of UK-based call centre and customer relationship specialist Careline Services – HGSL’s first such acquisition in the UK. No financial details of the deal have yet … Read More

A Prescription To Outsource Success

November 30, 1999 |

An interview with Paul Bateman, operations director, Boots Group

“Jesse Boot was an interesting character,” notes Paul Bateman, Boots Group Operations Director. “If he was still alive, one of his sayings would be ‘if you want something done properly, do … Read More

Swiss Post wins M&S logistics deal

November 30, 1999 |

Swiss Post Solutions has been awarded a logistics, mailroom and record management support contract by retailer Marks & Spencer, the company announced this week. The deal will see mailroom operations at three of M&S’s London locations – including its head … Read More

Q&A: Dilbagh Gill, Mahindra Satyam

November 30, 1999 |

At the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in South Africa, an indispensable role will be played by India-based provider Mahindra Satyam, who in 2007 (in its previous incarnation as Satyam) secured the contract with global football administrators FIFA to provide … Read More

DHL secures British Gas tie-in

November 30, 1999 |

DHL Supply Chain has won a £17m+ ($25.3m+) contract to implement a national supply chain solution for energy giant British Gas, it was announced this week. The five-year deal will focus on optimising the financial and environmental efficiency of the … Read More

Q&A: Dylan Roberts, Leeds CC

November 30, 1999 |

At SmartGovLive 2010  one of the most eagerly anticipated sessions was a panel debate addressing the question “G-cloud? Is this the future for public sector IT?” Taking part was Dylan Roberts, the CIO of Leeds City Council who’s won plaudits … Read More

Cleveland Police opts for Steria

November 30, 1999 |

Cleveland Police Authority in the north-east of England has agreed a ten-year, £175-million ($261.4m) deal with outsourcing provider Steria which will see the creation of a shared services organisation which aims to deliver £50 million ($74.7m) in savings. The project, … Read More

Call centre provider Garlands falls

November 30, 1999 |

Garlands, the largest call centre outsourcing firm in the UK’s north-east, has collapsed with the loss of over 1,100 jobs, it was announced last week. Administrators were appointed to take control of the company on May 17th, four months after … Read More

Equitable Life does BlackRock deal

November 30, 1999 |

Insurer Equitable Life has announced the appointment of investment manager BlackRock as a provider of risk and investment management services for its over 400,000 policyholders. The deal, announced at the beginning of this week, goes live in October this year … Read More

GNM outsources marketing design

November 30, 1999 |

Guardian News & Media, publisher of The Guardian, has announced that it is outsourcing “the production and delivery of its events marketing, advertising and sales support design and presentation work” to agency 999 Design. The transition will see much of … Read More

Custom apps focus for UK ITO

November 30, 1999 |

A survey released this week shows that custom applications top the agenda for outsourcing amongst IT directors in the UK. The study, carried out by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Spain-based outsource provider Valueshore, says that 61% of the 200 … Read More

Cloud awards shortlist revealed

November 30, 1999 |

The Cloud Computing World Forum, due to take place June 29th-July 1st at London’s Olympia, has announced the shortlist for the Cloud Computing World Series Awards 2010. The Awards will take place from 5.30pm on the first evening of the … Read More