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The value of major outsourcing contracts agreed in the UK in the first three months of this year fell relative to the same period last year, according to new figures that have been published. 17 Apr 2015
Global mining company Rio Tinto is to move its core IT systems into a cloud computing environment in a move aimed at enabling innovation and cutting costs. 15 Apr 2015
The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.
The 2015 Public Contracts Regulations implement the EU's 2014 Public Sector Procurement Directive in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by essentially 'copying out' the articles of the EU directive
New rules will apply when insurers outsource "critical or important operation functions or activities" once the Solvency II regulatory regime comes into force on 1 January 2016. This short guide will provide a brief overview of the requirements, as well as...
Many private sector organisations are using competitive tenders to procure goods and services or award significant contracts. Competitive tenders can be used to maintain a competitive edge and drive a better commercial deal.
Businesses and outsourcing suppliers often face problems that cause commercial harm but are not serious enough to merit using contractual remedies, which are usually confined to damages claims or contract termination.
Practical help with all stages of the outsourcing lifecycle. Ideal for companies thinking of outsourcing for the first time or planning to re-procure an outsourced service.
Businesses can address some of the risks of IT outages within their contracts with technology suppliers, an expert has said. 13 Apr 2015
The ten largest companies in the world spent US$895 billion on technology last year, with nine out of the ten increasing their IT budgets from 2013 to 2014, according to market intelligence company International Data Corporation (IDC). 08 Apr 2015
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