Software developer CAST has enhanced its Application Intelligence Platform 7.2 (AIP) software with a 'detox dashboard' - aiming to save days per financial quarter in software testing. Fully customisable, it aims to give CIOs extra insight into software architecture and code compatibility for their critical applications. The implications for outsourcing…
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is calling for the publication of major outsourcing contracts in the public sector. The idea is to increase transparency and ensure value for money for the tax payer. Arguably this is a strange view from the CBI, which is a business rather than taxpayer/public…
The National Association of Probation Officers (Napo) has called a strike for 31 March over plans to outsource the service. The announced plans include the outsourcing of 70% of the workforce and the union describes this as “recklessly dangerous”. This will be the second strike since November over the issue,…
Belfast City Council has decided not to decide on outsourcing its leisure centres just yet. The move – if deferring a decision is really a move as such – comes amid union protests and fears that 300 jobs would be lost (see our previous report here http://www.professionaloutsourcingmagazine.net/newsitems/belfast-angers-leisure-centre-employees). The council has…news | 05.03.2014
It seems almost trite to state that fears over the future in Ukraine have raised concerns about its future as a location for outsourcing partners. These things have to be reported and Computerworld UK has done precisely that, and it’s done it here http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/outsourcing/3504973/prospect-of-war-in-ukraine-raises-concerns-over-outsourcing-industry/. As this article is being written…news | 05.03.2014
Purple Cow Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Guy Clapperton as Managing Editor of its flagship title, Professional Outsourcing Magazine. He joins the team after his predecessor, Chris Middleton, spent four successful years helping to establish the magazine as the leading independent title for the outsourcing industry in…
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Congratulations on a great first edition of Professional Outsourcing magazine. Really informative features and strong editorial - well done!