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  • HP users say corporate split might work

    ORLANDO - Enterprise users see Hewlett-Packard's surprise decision to split itself as a good move -- as long as it leads to improvements in prices, services and support.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau07 Oct. 14 05:13
  • As Twitter hires, HP fires

    With the attention given to Twitter's IPO, one might assume that the tech industry is dependent on its success. It isn't. Not even close.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau02 Jan. 14 21:06
  • Movers and shakers: New head of IS at Fonterra

    Chris Barendregt leaves CIO role, and Carl Moore will head IS functions and the delivery of the global systems transformation at the dairy company.

    Written by Divina Paredes28 Nov. 13 14:12
  • Multi-billion dollar mega-deals end in breakup

    Ten years ago in IT, Y2K had come and gone without catastrophe, security chiefs were grappling with the ILOVEYOU virus, and the dotcom bubble was bursting. But in the IT services industry, the year 2000 was notable for another reason - it was the year of the giant outsourcing deal.
    A total of 24 IT outsourcing mega deals (multi-year contracts worth a billion dollars or more) were signed that year - more than the industry had seen before or since. All told, they were worth more than US$54 billion, according to outsourcing consultancy TPI. They included the EDS-US Navy contract worth $6.9 billion, the Bank of Scotland's $1 billion deal with IBM Global Services, and the $3 billion IT services contract between Nortel Networks and CSC.

    Written by Stephanie Overby30 March 10 23:00
  • Landmark ruling Against HP's EDS gives customers new power

    In what could be an important decision for the IT outsourcing industry and its customers, a London court recently ruled that EDS ( now part of Hewlett-Packard) must pay damages to a former outsourcing customer for failing to live up to its sales pitch.
    British Sky Broadcasting (BskyB) had signed a £48 million outsourcing contract with EDS to build a customer service system in 2000, but terminated the deal early in 2002 after what it said was "woeful" performance by the IT service provider. BSkyB alleged deceit, negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract by EDS.

    Written by Stephanie Overby10 Feb. 10 22:00
  • Australian Taxation Office axes long-standing IT supplier

    The Australian Taxation Office has cut a A$60 million chunk out of the long-standing mammoth technology contracts it has held with outsourcing firm EDS .
    The outsourcer, which has been recently rebranded as HP Enterprise Services, has been axed from a shortlist of five service providers to provide desktop services, under the Tax Office's End User Computing (EUC) services bundle.

    Written by Paul Smith16 Nov. 09 22:00
  • HP-EDS merger to cause big ripples

    Australia's $16.9 billion computer services market is headed for a shake-up as Hewlett-Packard chases a $US12.6 billion ($13.4 billion) merger with global outsourcing heavyweight Electronic Data Systems.
    HP and EDS yesterday confirmed they were in "advanced discussions" about a possible merger that would have implications for major local customers of both companies, which include the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Australian Taxation Office and Bank of Queensland.

    Written by Ben Woodhead and Chris Jenkins13 May 08 22:00
  • Commonwealth Bank work split three ways

    The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has dumped an exclusive legacy technology systems deal with outsourcer EDS in favour of a three-way split between IBM Australia and Indian companies HCL Australia and Tata Consulting Services.
    It is the first time the institution has outsourced work to Indian IT companies that have invested heavily in setting up operations within Australia aimed at securing financial services work.

    Written by Julian Bajkowski19 Dec. 07 22:00
  • Fresh lease on life

    Legacy system has a persistent negative connotation, reinforcing the idea of a millstone around an organisation’s neck.
    The typical legacy system was developed many years ago under different business conditions with a more primitive technology — yet it (or more often part of it) is too valuable to the business to get rid of.

    Written by Stephen Bell and Lachlan Colquhoun02 July 07 22:00