Irene Pimentel

Irene Pimentel

Irene Pimentel is an IBRS analyst who focuses on news and information on the global IT Outsourcing market. Irene provides IBRS clients with up to date information on all outsourcing deals that are taking place helping our clients understand who is winning business in what markets. With over 10 years experience as a management consultant, Irene has worked with some of Australia's largest blue chip companies and public sector organisations. Irene has also worked as a research manager for an IT sourcing consultancy, providing clients with targeted intelligence and advice for their specific IT sourcing transactions.

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It’s been a fairly hefty month in terms of IT outsourcing: lots of great deals and news! There have been a lot of announcements about planned government IT projects, and spending allocations – all potential future tenders.

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It’s January, so as usual there has been a lot of attention on reviews of activity in 2009, and 2010 forecasts. An upturn in outsourcing spending is predicted, and the forecast seems solid – large deals and lots of government tenders are early indicators. Mostly, upturn predictions are founded in new technologies the business sector is looking to adopt, eg. Cloud computing. Let’s hope for a good 2010 IT year!

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A monthly review of all of the sourcing activity, upcoming tenders and news items. Not much to say about the news this month except that it’s thin! (as to be expected, with the holidays), though there were lots of tenders early in the month.

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It’s been a comparatively quiet (and not very interesting!) month for deals, though there have been a lot of government tenders. Most interesting is all the talk about consolidation – in all areas (platforms, networks, data centres, service providers, basically everything) – consolidation to cut IT costs seems to be key.

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A monthly review of all of the sourcing activity, upcoming tenders and news items. Especially interesting this month are a couple of security deals, in particular, identity management. The security services market seems to following the selective sourcing trend that started a few years back, with highly specialised (and sometimes very quirky) security deals.

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A monthly review of all of the sourcing activity, upcoming tenders and news items

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A monthly review of all of the sourcing activity, upcoming tenders and news items

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A monthly review of all of the sourcing activity, upcoming tenders and news items

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A monthly review of all of the sourcing activity, upcoming tenders and news items

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A monthly review of all of the sourcing activity, upcoming tenders and news items

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A monthly review of all of the sourcing activity, upcoming tenders and news items

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A monthly review of all of the sourcing activity, upcoming tenders and news items

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A monthly review of all of the sourcing activity, upcoming tenders and news items

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A monthly review of all of the sourcing activity, upcoming tenders and news items

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