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Lincolnshire Police Authority hands £200m outsourcing contract to G4S

A historic £200 million outsourcing contract was handed to security giant G4S by Lincolnshire Police Authority today (December 21). The deal is the first of its kind in the UK and will see the company provide middle and back office functions ...

Outsourcing group Mouchel feels the pressure as work dries up

Embattled outsourcing group Mouchel issued yet more bad news to the market yesterday, seeing out a torrid 12 months for the company. The group’s pipeline of work, from managing motorways to providing back office staff, has dropped by almost 30 p...

Barnet\'s parking services outsourced to private company

PARKING enforcement services in Barnet will be outsourced to a private company after Cabinet members waved through the £14million contract yesterday. For more, CLICK HERE ...

WNS opens new centre in Europe

WNS, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services provider, has announced the opening of its fourth office in Europe at Hyde Park Hayes, Middlesex, to support its rapid expansion in the region. This new facility will house WNS’s consulting divi...

Study shows how Euro companies pick nearshore partners

IT Sourcing Europe, a UK-based nearshore IT Outsourcing (ITO) market research and advisory firm, announced the completion of its All-European ITO research 2010. The research was conducted between April and November 2010 and aimed to explore the ma...

UK CFOs still fear Cloud data security

Over half of the UK chief financial officers (CFOs) surveyed by SunGard Availability Services have cited fears around the security of sensitive customer or commercial data in outsourcing IT infrastructure to a third party in the cloud. The res...

Poland cities shine in global rankings

The Southern Polish city of Kraków is the top emerging outsourcing city in the world, according to a new report by Global Services and Tholons. The 2010 study features a total of 100 outsourcing cities and divides them into three categories – e...

Birmingham agrees £300m deal

BIRMINGHAM City Council has extended and expanded its existing contract with outsourcing company Capita in a deal worth about £300 million (US$472m). The original contract, delivered through the organisations’ joint venture of Service Birmingha...

E.ON plugs into multibillion pound outsourcing deals

German utility giant E.ON has signed large IT outsourcing deals with HP and T-Systems, covering its infrastructure but not applications. The deals total 2 billion euros (US$2.67b), according to a source speaking to the Wall Street Journal, eve...

Europe increases ITO spend

EUROPE will increase its IT outsourcing spending over the remainder of 2010, leading to a possible surge in recruitment for IT professionals, a new survey has revealed. IT research firm Gartner surveyed 206 organisations across Europe and disc...

Outsourcing of investment management gains traction

Research by Rathbone Investment Management showed that 89% of Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs) are either considering outsourcing their investment management to a third party or are already doing so. According to the survey findings, whic...

IBM opens service delivery centre in Wroclaw, Poland

IT giant IBM announced on Sept 10 that its new service delivery centre in Wrocław is now operational. The new centre will employ 2,000 people and form part of a network of delivery centres in more than 20 countries, providing IT and business outs...

Sony in outsourcing drive

Electronics maker Sony Corp said it would sell a factory in Spain making liquid crystal display TVs as part of its push to outsource more production and turn its struggling TV operations into a profit driver. The maker of Bravia flat screen TV...

Manufacturing returning to Britain

Small manufactures are considering shifting production back from the Far East to the UK to save money and provide a better service to customers, the Telegraph reported based on a survey by IDC. The study involving 700 sma...

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