Oil major BP handed out a major IT outsourcing contract to five global IT companies. The deal has been awaited for long and comes at a time when deal flow has slowed down for the software sector. While the deal value was not disclosed by the companies who got the award, this story by Mint has quoted a BP spokesperson attributing the deal value at $1.5bn. BP will save about $500mn by reducing its number of vendors to 5, says the report.
Bharti Airtel has contracted Comviva, a managed services company, to manage its value added services portfolio. Bharti has been the leader in outsourcing crucial functions, changing the way the telecom industry in India operated. Here it seems to have taken a big leap of faith, outsourcing the crucial function of providing value added services. Continue Reading →