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HP announce $400M five-year outsourcing deal with BP

HP Enterprise Services UK Limited today announced BP International Limited has signed a five-year outsourcing services agreement valued in excess of $400 million. Under the agreement, HP will deliver consistent global data center services that enable BP to standardize and consolidate its hosting services and take advantage of innovations such as cloud computing.

Report shows UK Government and IT security experts willing to change governance to benefit from the

CSC have announced the results of a study that reveals a willingness within the government and IT community to be flexible around security governance, in order to benefit from cloud computing and shared services. Results show that users are open to sharing sensitive activities in the cloud, as long as the parties involved share similar characteristics and have the same cultural approach to security.

Accenture and Magneti Marelli Sign Five-Year IVI, Telematics and Embedded Software Agreement

Accenture will collaborate with Magneti Marelli in the design and development of the company’s in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), telematics and embedded software initiatives, under a five-year contract.

The growing importance of web customer services

With the increasing presence and interaction of social networks within businesses, it is now more important than ever that companies have their finger on the pulse when it comes to what their customers think. After all, the worst thing that a company can get is a bad reputation.

11 Outsourcing Trends to Watch in 2011

Chinese IT outsourcers turn to Wall Street

China-based companies responsible for one third of venture-backed IPOs

Kenya's ambitions for an outsourced future

Stare out of the office windows at Park Towers and - if you are lucky - you may spot a zebra or a giraffe. The sleek, glass building on the edge of Nairobi National park belongs to Horizon Contact Centers, one of a handful of emerging Kenyan firms that hope to grab a large slice of the global outsourcing market and establish the country as a leading provider of the call centres and back offices of the world.

ICT cuts help government make £1bn savings

Scrapping of ID cards and renegotiation of big contracts help coalition's efficiency savings push

Yearbook Poll

With the Outsourcing Yearbook 2011 set to hit desks in January, we want to hear your opinions on key trends, views on 2010 and upcoming predictions for 2011

Research reveals outsourcing hot among small businesses

Outsourcing business operations is no longer contained to big businesses. A new research reveals that more than 80 per cent of new and small businesses are warming to outsourcing in a bid to cut costs and gain skills.

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