Is that because they themselves cannot see just what a complete bunch of useless tossers they are?
Capita is launching a consulting arm called ... err ... Capita Consulting - at least we can get behind the sensible name it chose instead of going with something like Indigo Egret or Seventh Wave. The UK's largest integrator is in the middle of a turnaround challenge as it deals with perception issues and a hefty debt burden, …
Indeed. This site is a UK based publication and we should resist those silly US Imports especially 'inked', 'shuttered' (when closed is actually less characters) and 'slated'.
As for the last one, if someone has actually agreed to do something then they can hardly be 'slated' which in its originaly meaning meant 'lined up'.
I managed to resist these americanisms despite working for US Companies most of my working life. If I can do this, I am sure that El Reg can... How about a new years resolution then?
For every 'slated','inked' etc, El Reg donates £20 to Great Ormond St... Are you up for a challenge?
I don't get that. Company has a problem with thinking they're crap, so they launch a new business with the same name. Why!? Everyone will just think "eugh, more of the same".
Just like Natwest launching their app only bank "Bó". Great. Nice fresh name (even with the hilarious connotations of BO from the name). But, no, they advertise it as "Bó by Natwest".
Why do they think Natwest, the brand linked to the bank that has major IT outages constantly, would be a great way to advertise this new service? Come, use our new IT only bank...
Used to work on a street a few buildings up from a Capita office where they judged people for the PIP.
The horror stories I've read in the news - the paralysed man who got less than full credit points (how disabled does one need to be?), and walking past truly dispondant folks on the footpath afterwards. Awful.
Isn't is wonderful that a company with a revenue of £1,850,000,000 makes only £31,200,000 profit - a mere 1.6% of the revenue stream. They took over a company I use to work for that had £12,000,000 revenue and £2,500,000 profits, which had over 20% of revenue being turned into profits.
This surely has to be a tax avoidance scheme since tax is only payable on the profits that a company makes. If they buy a new company using profits, that amount is treated as "investment" and therefore not taxable. (I seem to remember being told by someone from Capita management when I asked them.)
The key challenge will be for Capita Consultants to convince the world that they will do more than just recommend punters buy services from the rest of Capita.
Any consultant worth anything at all to Capita Consultants needs only to provide, mentor and monitor for clients, in an additionally more private and perfectly practical capacity, the advantages they offer to others, [in this case Capita Consulting] with always greater use of any of their very own particular and peculiar attraction ..... that which has Capita Consulting consulting one on.
That sort of service and those types of opportunities always abound constantly in the Deep Minded and AIThinXTanks..... with Formatting AITXT for Future Virtual Machine Use ‽
And only as a question posed there for those who would choose to fail the Penultimate Belief Test for Leading Almighty Tales.
* One probably just doesn't know about any of them, before the colossal catastrophic runs that rush to start all over again ahead of the game with a distinctly unfair overwhelming advantage in Prime Time AI Play Spaces with Live Operational Virtual Environments.
National Trust renewing contract with Capita....... Not at all surprised. Probably a case of 'better the devil you know...." It is just a pity that all those megabucks that NT can afford to pay Capita cannot be directed into the properties - especially those properties that keep on >repeatedly< missing out on funding (along with the mega salaries some of the senior NT execs are walking off with.....) . Did NT >actually< shop around for anyone else to do the job?
Expert specialist contractors that were squeezed dry by IR35 may sign up and be forced to [a] do everything the Capita way regardless of their own expertise and experience, and [b] as always in the big consultancies, serve as surrogate salesmen for further engagements.
If I were cynical (and I'm not saying I am), I might have a horrid feeling that the big consultancies could possibly have had something to do with the introduction of IR35.
They could not possibly be lobbying with their financial clout to influence (bribe) the law makers into implementing IR35. Next we will have a "skills shortage" and need to change the immigration rules and allow these consultancies to import more cheaper foreign labour.
Worked really well for Boeing who used HCL Technologies (1) and also British Airways who outsourced to TCS (2).
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