Main
Log in

Irene Pimentel

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Deals have increased this month, but more importantly, the deals are more interesting! Increased outsourcing in areas that support consumer-orientated functions (as opposed to just infrastructure or business support deals) is especially clear this month.


Register to read more...


Deals were light but other news was especially interesting this month. The standout issue seems to be the IT skills shortage (again!), but the discussions about the shortage seem to be expanding into areas such as hiring practices, potential resolutions etc, indicating people are considering the issue carefully, with commentary going down a few levels. There also seemed to be a high level of CIO and CTO appointments this month. The most interesting topic was the Huawei exclusion from NBN bids – lots of debate (and allegations) on that one, everyone seemed to have an opinion!


Register to read more...


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 contracts and proposed tenders and even better, more interesting contracts – finally!


Register to read more...


There have been no IT deals of great interest this month which is to be expected so early in the calendar year. As with any major government IT program, now that the launch of the federal government’s e-health record system is being ramped up, reports and debates on the system including any setbacks and flaws have increased this month and will probably 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.


Register to read more...


Deals during the month have been comparatively unexciting, with a real focus on analysis of major issues in 2011 and forecasts for 2012. What is a little disturbing and confusing about this month’s news items were the Federal Government announcements about areas for planned IT spending cuts, and increases. It is shaving costs on some essential IT (such as equipment upgrade and maintenance) and cutting vendor panels and new projects while it continues to invest huge amounts into spending on IT for students. While this appears to be a good idea in theory the value of diverting this spending may be questionable. The perceived need to get technology into student’s hands, within what is a tight timeframe, could be mostly for government PR. However this rush could lead to an inability to negotiate the best deals in terms of price and reduced leverage to procure quality items.


Register to read more...


While the number of outsourcing transactions has reduced in Q3 this year, the deals this month are more interesting than usual. News largely focused on project rollouts of previous sourcing deals and there seems to be a lot more tender and project announcements.


Register to read more...


News has been very thin this month. Apple product releases, vendor offerings, the dispute with Samsung and the death of Steve Jobs have really dominated the news. IT company CEO and CIO employment was also featured quite heavily. There were a few deals and developments, but of most interest is the establishment of a new Australian outsourcing industry body. Hopefully we will get some significant insight from them in the future.


Register to read more...


Contracts continue to be issued in relation to the NBN build. Both Transfield Services and the Syntheo JV have been awarded significant two year contracts. On the other hand it is interesting to note that the value of IT services contracts globally has fallen again in Q2 2011. A fall of 40% in the past year now brings contract value to its lowest level in over eight years.


Register to read more...


While there is not as much activity as last month there are still a lot of interesting sourcing deals, both in government and private enterprise. Although small in number there are some interesting projects around, particularly for government bodies.


Register to read more...


A very busy month with a significant amount of material. A lot of deals have been done and there are a large number of projects under consideration. Additionally there are some interesting initiatives to be found in the other news section.


Register to read more...


In the News

How Do You Choose The Best Application Environment For Your Business? - WHICH-50 - 8th October 2019

According to a new IBRS study, spend on enterprise solutions is set to increase in 2019-2020. Both IT and line of business buyers need to consider how they manage procurement of these new solutions...
Read More...

The pros and cons of shadow IT In today’s business world - WHICH-50 - 23 July 2019

Shadow IT sounds like a covert — quite possibly dark — force. And to some people it may well be. But the truth is both far simpler and more complex. According to Cisco, Shadow IT is the use of...
Read More...

Busting The Three Big Cloud Myths - WHICH-50 - 11 June 2019

Organisations that are resisting the shift to cloud computing are often basing their decisions on common misconceptions around security, price and integration. That’s a key finding in a recent...
Read More...

ANZ business users calling the shots in ICT decisions

Conducted by Australia’s Intelligent Business Research Services (IBRS) and commissioned by TechnologyOne, the survey of 261 business leaders in ANZ has shown that business functions are having more...
Read More...

Managed security: a big gamble for Aussie IT providers - CRN - 02 August 2018

TechSci Research estimates the Australian managed security services (MSS) market will grow at a CAGR of more than 15 percent from 2018-23 as a result of the increased uptake of cloud computing and...
Read More...

Subscribe to IBRS Updates

Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter your mobile phone number
Invalid Input

Get in-context advice from our experts about your most pressing issues or areas of interest

Make an Inquiry

Sitemap