Anglian Water, one of the UK’s leading providers of water and wastewater services, has formed a strategic IT services alliance with Capgemini UK plc, part of Capgemini Group, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services with the signing of a five-year, multi-million pound outsourcing contract. This will cover the water company’s entire IT infrastructure as well as all its core business applications for the period 2011-2015. Read more
LONDON, Oct 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Accenture has signed an extension to its application outsourcing, systems integration and management consulting agreement with RSA for an additional three years through 2015. Read more
Fast Company and CNET have both noted a recent speech by Intel’s Paul Otellini at the Technology Policy Institute’s Aspen Forum where he had dire warnings about the state of the hi-tech industry in the USA. In the speech, he pointed out that at one time, American research centers were without peer and no other country in the world was more attractive for start-up venture capital. Moreover, the USA was at least a generation ahead of the world in IT. However, he believes now that this is no longer the case. Read more
Amazon is convinced that Cloud services are part of the future in computing. As a result, they are offering new users one year of free use on Elastic Compute Cloud or EC2 as of November 1. Read more
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Oct 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. today announced the launch of a range of new outsourcing services for reconciliations and process automation. The services include the availability of Broadridge’s PROactive(TM) Reconciliation solution on an ASP (application service provider) service bureau basis, as well as Broadridge’s provision of BPO (business process outsourcing) services for firms wishing to outsource the operational functions associated with the reconciliation process. Read more
The Gold Coast in Australia is paving the way for 34 new IBM offices in its Gold Coast operation. This comes as a response to an incentive provided by the city’s Economic Development and Tourism fund. The fund has added long term security to 13 more software development activities.
The director at the Development Lab, IBM, Glenn Wightwick commented that the incentives offered were confidential. However, a spokesman for the Gold Coast council commented that the financial incentives were only for a part of the program, which amounted to a total of $2.5 million in a year.
In an age when American students outsource the writing of their term papers and homework to third parties, it should come as no surprise when some American professors have decided to outsource the grading of their students’ work. That is exactly what the Chronicle of Higher Education noted back in April when it mentioned Lori Whisenant, the director of business law and ethics studies at the University of Houston, who decided to outsource assignment grading to a company whose employees were mostly in Asia and India in particular. Apparently, her seven teaching assistants could not keep up with grading the papers from and providing appropriate feedback to the 1,000 juniors and seniors enrolled in her course each year. Read more
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ — TechTeam Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: TEAM), a worldwide provider of information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing services, today announced the expansion of its presence in Bucharest, Romania. The company has relocated its Bucharest operations to a new, larger facility in the city to accommodate the growth of its European business. Read more