Now I'm not Government bashing by any means, but seriously, all the time and effort it took to rid the government departments of trained and integrated professional IT staff & finally they realise it will actually be a cost saving to have them back in house. All they needed was an amount of CIO/IT Directors to lead the internal IT departments and take them forward.
I would love to see the comparator between the last 10 years of outsourced Govt IT and the last 10 years of staffing costs of in house IT.
I feel a freedom of information request coming on...
Gartner, you must have done an amazing job with the Government Spending Review!
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is to transfer 250 Capgemini staff into the department to support plans for ending its £800m-a-year Aspire outsourcing mega-deal. As part of its programme to replace Aspire, the department has been planning how to re-provision IT services in a cost-effective way. HMRC aims to save £200m a year by scrapping the contract when it expires in 2017. Capgemini, one of the three firms taking part in the current IT contract, sent an email this week to staff working on the project explaining that HMRC is looking to move more of its business-critical services in-house.