Stories by Julekha Dash

  • CSC sues retailer Saks over IT services contract

    Technology consulting and outsourcing firm Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) has filed a lawsuit against retailer Saks, accusing its client of misappropriating trade secrets and violating the terms of an IT services contract signed by the two companies early last year.

  • Cost cutting may spur IT outsourcing deals

    The cooling economy may prompt firms to outsource more IT for cost-cutting reasons, according to analysts. But technology users said the economy hasn't had much impact on their outsourcing decisions yet.

  • Lucent improves perks to stem brain drain

    Lucent Technologies' plans to enhance employee perks could help stem a brain drain at the cash-strapped company, although one analyst expects the moves to be effective only in the near term.

  • Nortel inks $3B outsourcing deal

    Canadian telecommunications equipment giant Nortel Networks announced last week it has signed a seven-year, $3 billion outsourcing agreement with Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) to manage the bulk of its internal IT operations.

  • Net leaders see advantages in non-tech degrees

    Think your 18-year-old will have trouble competing in the e-commerce world because she's majoring in philosophy rather than computer science? Consider this: a 1999 survey conducted on behalf of Hewlett-Packard by Texas-based IntelliQuest Information Group revealed that 48 per cent of 291 information technology professionals at companies with 1000 or more employees and annual revenue of at least $US100 million had non-computer-related degrees.

  • Special projects get outsourced

    Some four in 10 large companies outsource short-term projects, largely due to scarce IT labour, but also because of budget and management concerns, according to a survey released last week.

  • Oracle unveils new ASP partners

    Oracle is forging ahead with its application outsourcing service, announcing 15 new customers as well as a host of partnerships with global telecommunications firms, Internet data centres, systems integrators and independent software vendors (ISVs).