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This month we have seen a lot of commentary on the e-Health records initiative, with industry bodies (medical, privacy and software) becoming quite vocal about expected launch date delays and inability to reach technical objectives, while government bodies responsible for the system refute the claims! More significant this month is the rise in outsourcing ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Monday, 20 February 2012 | Hits: 577
... keep doing so until July. Forecasts are levelling off, but there are interesting comments on predictions for the outsourcing landscape by the IAOP and Outsourcing Centre and it will be of further interest to follow developments over the next twelve months.Deal Table Date Supplier Summary 11/01/2012 Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Sunday, 22 January 2012 | Hits: 590
Conclusion: This month, the Queensland government’s action against IBM for the failed Health payroll system was dismissed, with the liability waiver upheld despite assertions the government was misled by IBM regarding its capabilities during the tender. The Australian Federal Police also announced it has cancelled two five-year outsourcing contracts ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Saturday, 02 January 2016 | Hits: 358
Conclusion: This month, discussions regarding a number of failed public sector outsourcing projects, which resulted in significant cost overruns have been prominent. Weaknesses were identified in a range of areas, from inappropriate vendor engagement processes to insufficient monitoring and response measures to problems that were identified during the ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Tuesday, 01 March 2016 | Hits: 288
Conclusion: Prominent this month were agreements and discussions that highlight shifts in the ICT outsourcing market, with increasing demand for targeted solutions to support business functions and long-term goals. These types of offerings have become more common, and are no longer niche services. Set solutions, which are sufficiently flexible to be ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Friday, 03 February 2017 | Hits: 331
Conclusion: Prominent this month were reports of outages and system failures which impacted on critical operations for several businesses and government agencies. These types of failures can become costly with the increased reliance on technology and more complex environments that underpin many basic business processes. Outsourcing agreements and protocols ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Tuesday, 01 November 2016 | Hits: 510
Conclusion: Especially interesting this month was a Trial Services Agreements (TSA) between SkyFii and Wests Ashfield Leagues Club. The agreement spans four weeks, with very specific deliverables and KPIs. In IT outsourcing, where agreements and relationships can become difficult to manage or collapse due to a wide range of unforeseen complexities, ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Wednesday, 02 September 2015 | Hits: 430
... must be carefully integrated into outsourcing plans during vendor engagement and contract performance. Deal Table Date Supplier Summary 30/09/2015 Empired Empired will provide a range of infrastructure and managed network services to Western Power under a seven year agreement with an estimated revenue ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Monday, 02 November 2015 | Hits: 360
Conclusion: This month has seen a high level of activity in tender issues, funding allocations and new ICT projects by government agencies seeking to reap the benefits offered by emerging technologies, ongoing innovation and digital transformation. This follows general trends in outsourcing because of the advent of new technologies, contract structures ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Wednesday, 01 June 2016 | Hits: 339
Conclusion: This month, IT Outsourcing (ITO) industry analyses for the Asia Pacific region were released. Whilst figures show a decline in ITO spend in the region, the trend towards Cloud adoption and new service models that result in cost savings has driven this decline, not the demand for external services. As vendors shift to cater to this new market ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Friday, 01 July 2016 | Hits: 283