back to article Capgemini bags £40m to provide IT and dev support for the UK's Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Global consultancy-cum-IT services outfit Capgemini has won a £40m contract from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) to provide IT and developer support to its new business strategy. Anyone lucky enough to get a payout for the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI) would have done so through the FSCS, …

  1. Erik4872

    This will end well

    All core business functions, now also IT outsourced to different outsourcers. I'm sure they're going to be super Agile and DevOps-y and there will be zero communication issues. After all, outsourcers love working together....don't they?

    Why do governments and companies keep getting tricked into outsourcing contracts?? Isn't there plenty of evidence that it's painful at best?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: This will end well

      Hmm.

      The problem is its going to be the same PHBs making the same dumb-arse decisions in the pursuit of that oh so precious golden cock-shake (or those coming up the ranks who saw it work for their predecessor and want the same result for themselves where-ever they end up next). Until you break that cycle or rewarding failure, this shit will just keep happening.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Well well

    This won't end well will it ?

    1. 2+2=5 Silver badge

      Re: Well well

      > This won't end well will it ?

      Why do you say that? There's no suggestion the first (Cognizant) contract went badly - just a change of outsourcer at contract end, rather than automatic renewal. It's a positive sign that the FSCS feel able to change, which is one of the benefits that outsourcing is supposed to deliver: competition.

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