Articles about Capgemini

Fujitsu and Capgemini's giga-quid HMRC lashup given drubbing by govt auditors

In yet another example of a sprawling government contract gone monumentally wrong – the second of the day – HMRC has splashed £7.9bn on an IT outsourcing deal that is looking very tough to justify. Capgemini and Fujitsu won the ten-year Aspire deal – a merged Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise contract – way back in 2004, and …
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 2014
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Pivotal and CapGemini jump into 'Big Data Lake'

EMC-spawn Pivotal has a new best friend: CapGemini. The two outfits have let it be known they've buddied up in a “ strategic partnership” that will “combine Capgemini’s expertise in business solutions for big data and analytics with Pivotal’s market leading data platform technologies to deliver solutions for today’s increasingly …
Simon Sharwood, 05 Dec 2013

Capgemini staffers evacuated by cops after London helicopter crash

Capgemini was forced to evacuate its building on Wandsworth Road and invoke its business continuity plans after a helicopter crashed 200 yards from the offices. Around 600 sales, marketing and engineers work from the premises in Vauxhall but only security and facilities management staff had already clocked in before the copter …
Paul Kunert, 17 Jan 2013
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Capgemini goes French

Capgemini is in advanced talks to buy Prosodie from Apax Partners and its senior managers. The exclusive negotiations should lead to a deal that will add to earnings for the year. It is based on a value of €382m, and will be paid for from Capgemini's cash reserves. Prosodie has 861 staff, turnover in 2010 of €172m and operating …
John Oates, 14 Jun 2011
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And so it begins... Cleaning up HMRC's £10.7bn Aspire mess

HMRC is to follow the lead set by the Met Police by setting up a private company to run elements of the tech estate that currently fall under the scope of the failing multi-billion pound Aspire contract. This is the first step HMRC is taking to replace Aspire – the largest single tech contract in UK public sector, which it is …
Paul Kunert, 05 Aug 2015
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London Underground hands £10m to Capgemini

Capgemini has won a £10.5m contract with Tube Lines – the engineering company behind London Underground. The three-year contract extension runs until December 2013 and lengthens a deal first completed in 2005. Capgemini gets responsibility for application support for the first time and continues to provide desktop support (for …
John Oates, 09 Feb 2011
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BAA outhouses 200 IT workers over to Capgemini

BAA has inked a five-year £100m deal with outsourcing outfit Capgemini. Under the agreement, 200 staff at BAA – which oversees the management of Heathrow, Stansted and four other UK airports – will be offered a transfer to Capgemini under TUPE conditions. The deal gives Capgemini overarching responsibility to run BAA's core IT …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Mar 2011
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Capgemini buys big Brazilian dealer

Capgemini has bought a 55 per cent stake in Brazilian reseller CPM Braxis for £194m. Braxis has 5,500 staff and expects to turn over £375m in 2010. It specialises in financial clients, and until the buyout its largest customer, the bank Bradesco, was also its largest shareholder. Capgemini said the deal would extend its reach …
John Oates, 03 Sep 2010
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Capgemini signs MoU with Cabinet Office

A second major vendor has announced what it calls an "outstanding new agreement" with the government. Further to discussions with Cabinet Office minister and chair of the Efficiency and Reform Group Francis Maude about cost cutting, the company announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding. It said on 13 September …
Kable, 15 Sep 2010
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UK.gov opens kimono to SMEs in Tech Services framework cash spaff

The government has lifted the lid on its £200m Technology Services framework, with more than half of the 85 suppliers awarded a place being SMEs. The agreement is the new incarnation of its managed services framework, which originally included around 11 large suppliers. The new version is intended to help central government …
Kat Hall, 29 May 2015
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HMRC WLTM partner, GSOH, to help it escape the Aspire black hole

HMRC is seeking a £20m private sector partner to provide "strategic-level experience" to manage its exit from the £10.4bn Aspire mega IT deal currently underpinning Blighty's entire tax system. The tender issued this week said the partner will "help manage the exit from a large-scale outsourced arrangement that has been in place …
Kat Hall, 05 Jun 2015
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Capgemini goes Dutch

Capgemini is paying €255m for a public sector applications division, Business Application Services BV, from Getronics PinkRoccade. BAS BV employs 2,200 people and turned over €300m in 2007. It makes 40 per cent of its revenues from the Dutch public sector. The deal is subject to the usual regulatory issues and needs to be …
Team Register, 25 Jul 2008

Hewlett-Packard paid £1.7bn by UK.gov in 2 years – report

Hewlett-Packard is the single largest supplier of services to the British government, according to a new report. Meg Whitman’s PC and server company made in excess of £1.7bn off HMG in 2012 and 2013, the Institute for Government says. The group, however, warns that “some” of its figures are not accurate. According to the …
Gavin Clarke, 27 Jun 2014
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Capgemini pushes efficiency limits in Swindon data centre

The Merlin data centre just opened in Swindon might look like an indoor hockey rink, but it is in fact a bespoke modular data centre created by Capgemini to save some bucks pounds euros on power and cooling as it modernises its computing facilities worldwide. The facility, which is located at an undisclosed brownfield location …
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Capgemini ‘not talking to Wipro’

Capgemini shares fell sharply on the Paris bourse, after the company said it was not in takeover talks with Indian rival Wipro. Shares in the computer services firm ended the day down 3.2 per cent to €43.57, while Wipro shares edged up 2.5 per cent to close at 549.3 rupees ($13.93) on the Bombay Stock Exchange, Bloomberg reports …
Drew Cullen, 27 Dec 2007
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Capgemini tells contractors to bite 15 per cent cut

Capgemini has told contractors working on its Aspire contract to accept a 15 per cent cut or leave. Blaming the recession, Capgemini asks contractors to work with their agencies to cut rates. Aspire is CapGemini's outsourcing deal with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs - it cut 600 jobs on the contract back in late 2007. The …
John Oates, 29 Jan 2009
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Splitters! CSC to break itself into pieces following job cull

The break-up craze among the largest tech vendors may have reached the channel, with talk that CSC will separate its North America government unit from the rest of the private-sector sales organisation. The split could come as early as next week, according to Reuters, when the loss-making company takes the covers off its latest …
Paul Kunert, 15 May 2015

HMRC fails to plan for £10.4bn contract exit... because it's 'too risky'

HMRC's eye-wateringly expensive £10.4bn IT deal – "the largest technology contract in government" – could be too risky to change as the department has failed to plan for a new contract model, MPs have warned. The Aspire contract underpins the collection of £500bn tax income for the government. It has also generated £1.2bn in …
Kat Hall, 27 Jan 2015
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Capgemini Q1 sinks on weak dollar, pound

IT services firm Capgemini today blamed the weak US dollar and British pound for a 1.4 per cent drop in its first quarter revenues. The company, which pulls in nearly half (41 per cent) of its group revenues from North America and Blighty, saw sales for the quarter sink to €2.185bn compared to €2.214bn a year ago. Excluding …
Kelly Fiveash, 07 May 2008
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Capgemini jumps on Infosys takeover talk

Shares in Capgemini jumped this morning on talk of a takeover or merger approach from Infosys. The giant Indian outsourcing specialist has grown rapidly in recent years as demand for offshored services increases. Infosys turned over $863m in its fourth quarter ended 31 March 2007 while Capgemini brought in revenues of €2.21bn …
John Oates, 29 Jun 2007
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Wipro seeks firepower for Capgemini bid

Capgemini shares moved up 11 per cent today on reports that Wipro, the Indian IT services giant, wants to buy the company. Wipro is in "hectic negotiations" with bankers over financing a deal which would value Capgemini up to $7bn, the Hindustan Times reports. A bid for the French IT services firm is expected by the end of …
Drew Cullen, 24 Dec 2007
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Capgemini reports flat 2008 revs, expects 'modest' decline

IT consultancy firm Capgemini now expects to see a “modest” drop in its first half sales, but hopes to keep its operating margin above 6.5 per cent despite the global economic downturn. The French company, which is Europe’s largest computer consultancy, added that it couldn’t offer an outlook for the full year. “In a climate of …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Feb 2009
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Inspired by Linux, Pivotal to open-source bulk of big data suite

Pivotal will make the majority of its big data suite open source, drawing inspiration from the Linux concept. The decision will see “core” code for HAWQ, Greenplum Database and Pivotal GemFire released to anyone who cares to footle with it, but plenty of the footling looks like it will be done by a new group calling itself the …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Feb 2015
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Capgemini wins five year LSC deal

The Learning and Skills Council has named Capgemini UK as its main IT partner, in a deal which could be worth £245m over five years. Both parties expect to finalise the contract by mid November, with Capgemini starting to take over IT services from the LSC's two existing partners, Fujitsu and Xansa, in January 2008. The …
Kablenet, 09 Oct 2007
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McLaren CIO putters sideways into Heathrow Airport

Stuart Birrell is to hop into the CIO hot seat at Heathrow Airport, one of the most highly exposed roles in tech, and a position that could see him catching the blame for everything from lost bags to international diplomatic incidents. He may be fingered for security cock-ups or failures in the automated baggage handling system …
Paul Kunert, 23 Apr 2015
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Oracle data centre offers its back end to banking upstart

Oracle is becoming a British banking back end, with its data centres about to start holding the money and details of some of the UK’s wealthiest citizens. Hampden & Co, due to launch in the first quarter of 2015, has picked Oracle’s Flexcube as its core banking platform, the database giant said Tuesday. Unlike other Flexcube …
Gavin Clarke, 15 Jan 2015
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Capgemini revs up ten per cent

Capgemini increased turnover ten per cent in the third quarter, compared to the same period a year ago. For the third quarter ended 30 September Capgemini brought in €1.67bn against €1.59bn for the third quarter of 2004. The company said outsourcing grew fastest at 15 per cent and contributes 39 per cent of group revenues. By …
John Oates, 09 Nov 2005

UK flights CRIPPLED by system outage that shut ALL London airspace

All London airspace was closed to incoming and departing traffic for just under an hour on Friday afternoon due to a computer outage at the National Air Traffic Services – Blighty's air traffic control authority. According to the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, a machine failure resulted in all airspace …
Kat Hall, 12 Dec 2014
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Capgemini outsources jobs to BT

Exclusive Over 200 staff at Capgemini were told yesterday that their jobs are moving to BT. BT has signed a "memorandum of understanding" with Capgemini to take over the services giant's network infrastructure solutions (NIS) department in Europe. Sources told The Register that staff at Capgemini were informed yesterday "with no warning …
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Capgemini makes HMRC job cuts

Exclusive IT outsourcing outfit Capgemini is to slash its workforce at the Inland Revenue by more than 20 per cent following the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) decision to restructure its Aspire contract. An announcement made to UK-based Capgemini staff yesterday confirmed that up to 600 jobs would be cut at the firm. Public and …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Nov 2007
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Capgemini wins government-backed kids database contract

Capgemini has won a £40m six-year contract to build and host a ContactPoint database containing information about UK children. The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) handed Capgemini the contract earlier this week. Outsourcing firm Capgemni, which has its headquarters in Paris, had been laying the groundwork …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Jul 2007

Hasta la Victoria Siempre, GDS! This is not the end, no way

¡Bong! For Digital Millennials it was an epoch-defining event. Like the assassination of Kennedy, or the fall of Thatcher, everyone will remember what they were doing the moment they heard the shock news. Perhaps you were blue-skying a gamification concept at Second Home. Perhaps you were at The Trampery, teaching some visiting …
Steve Bong, 07 Aug 2015
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When THINGS attack! Defending data centres from IoT device-krieg

When good fridges turn bad. It may sound like science fiction, but security experts are warning that the growing prevalence of interconnected “thingbots” is opening up businesses to all sorts of bother. Security-as-a-Service provider Proofpoint warned recently that more than 750,000 Phishing and SPAM Emails had been launched …
Rachel Willcox, 27 Apr 2015
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Aspiring Capgemini workers fight for more pay

Unionised IT workers on HM Revenue & Customs £8bn Aspire contract have voted to take industrial action in protest at a below-inflation pay offer from their employer, Capgemini. The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee heard in December how Capgemini's expected profits on Aspire had doubled to £1.1bn, in line with rising …
Mark Ballard, 21 Mar 2007
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Capgemini CEO claims 'truly tremendous' October

Capgemini's chief executive said Friday that the IT outsourcing firm had a "truly tremendous" October in the face of current economic uncertainty in the US. But he failed to mention the significant job slashes made at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), where up to 600 UK workers are expected to take compulsory redundancy. Last week …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Nov 2007
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Capgemini union backs below inflation pay rise

Unionised IT workers at Capgemini are to ballot on whether to accept a below-inflation pay rise after backing down from strike action on a contract that is set to earn the company £1.1bn in profit. The union voted in March to take industrial action in protest at a 2.35 per cent pay offer that Capgemini made to staff on the £8bn …
Mark Ballard, 17 Apr 2007

Intel: Grab these platform shoes and dance to OUR Internet of Things standard

The Internet of Things is becoming the Standards Wars of Things: Intel has now thrown its hat into the ring with its own IoT Platform to connect stuff end-to-end. Announced in the past few minutes at a morning presentation in San Francisco, the platform will describe how to hook up gizmos on the edge – the sensors, the wearables …
Chris Williams, 09 Dec 2014
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CapGemini waves $1.25bn at Kanbay

Services firm CapGemini has made a $1.25bn bid for Kanbay, the US-based IT consultants, in a bid to expand its footprint into the US and Indian markets. The offer of $29 per share, represents a 16 per cent premium on Kanbay's closing price, yesterday. The firm said the deal was part of its growth strategy, and that once bedded …
Lucy Sherriff, 26 Oct 2006
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Ofcom fingers Capgemini for IS deal

Ofcom has chosen Capgemini to come up with a new information system to replace those it inherited from previous regulators. Capgemini is due to begin its five-year £25m contract from the beginning of February. As part of the deal it will replace some 50 separate IT applications with new integrated processes. No Ofcom jobs will …
Tim Richardson, 06 Dec 2005
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CapGemini plans layoffs to win £40m renewal

Capgemini has offered to shift UK jobs overseas in a bid to retain its £40m contract to provide IT services for the retail chain Matalan, The Register has learned. Capgemini had intended to renegotiate its Matalan contract within two years of its expiry, our sources say. The computer services firm signed the current £40m, seven …
Mark Ballard, 05 Mar 2007

EMC customer? You can only buy from third-party sales bods now

EMC says it will remove the tools that allowed its direct sales reps to quote kit prices to customers this quarter. The process is running slightly behind schedule due to some teething issues, but should be in place soon, it said. The internal reps used the Direct Express (DXP) to fire off quotes to customers while partners …
Paul Kunert, 15 Aug 2014
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Union members blink in Capgemini face-off

Staff at Capgemini UK have told their union to settle the next pay offer with bosses before it gets to another showdown over strike action. In a ballot of unionised staff working on the firm's flagship £8bn Aspire contract for HM Revenue & Customs, 82.5 per cent backed a below inflation pay offer negotiated under the threat of …
Mark Ballard, 09 May 2007
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Cloud-hungry firms swarm into Pivotal's Cloud Foundry Foundation

Pivotal's fledgling foundation for its Cloud Foundry technology is proving popular even before it opens for business, with a new group of large tech companies announcing they are signing up for membership. Pivotal announced on Thursday that eight companies had signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to join the …
Jack Clark, 01 May 2014
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Swansea IT staff shunted to Capgemini

IT staff at Swansea Council have been transferred to Capgemini as part of a controversial £83m e-government outsourcing project designed to modernise the way the council provides its public services. As part of the first phase, Capgemini intends to overhaul the council's existing IT systems and working practices as part of an " …
Tim Richardson, 03 Jan 2006
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Capgemini scores big with TXU

Capgemini has signed the biggest IT services contract of 2004 so far: a 10-year $3.5bn outsourcing deal with TXU to provide a range of BPO and IT support services. The deal is similar to an agreement Capgemini has with Hydro One, but it looks like the French IT services provider has learnt from its previous experience. The …
Datamonitor, 21 May 2004

CSC: Brits, say hi to your new UK boss – say bye to 750 coworkers

On the day stumbling US giant CSC named the latest person to sit in its UK hot seat, it also told 750 of its workers in Blighty they are at risk of redundancy, The Channel can reveal. The mega-integrator, which presided over a good chunk of the bungled £10.1bn NHS National Programme for IT, confirmed former Cognizant senior veep …
Paul Kunert, 29 Apr 2014
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Capgemini exec salaries divulged in annual report

Analysis As Capgemini staff were balloting last week on a below inflation pay deal for 2007, the firm published details of the pay increases that went to its top executives last year. Capgemini CEO Paul Hermelin was given a 12.9 per cent rise, including both basic pay and bonuses, in 2006. His take-home, excluding expenses and director' …
Mark Ballard, 11 May 2007
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MPs question Capgemini's HMRC profits

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended that HM Revenue and Customs "rigorously benchmark" its 10-year deal with Capgemini after a steep rise in its revenue and profits from the deal after only three years. The contract HMRC awarded Capgemini in 2004 allowed the department to consider price changes if additional …
Mark Ballard, 12 Jun 2007
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Top UK e-commerce sites fail to protect 'password' password-havers from selves

Top UK e-commerce sites are not doing enough to safeguard users from their own password-related foibles, according to a new study. A review of password security at the top 100 e-commerce sites found two in three (66 per cent) accept notoriously weak passwords such as “123456” or “password”, putting users in danger. The first …
John Leyden, 11 Mar 2014
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Capgemini picked for Swansea eGov project

Swansea Council has named Capgemini to run its ambitious £100m eGovernment programme. The "service@swansea" scheme - which led to a bitter strike among 100 IT staff earlier this year - is expected to be inked in April when the council and Capgemini sign the ten-year deal. Despite the industrial action by IT staff which dogged …
Tim Richardson, 17 Dec 2004