* Posts by mancobserver

2 posts • joined 11 Apr 2018

Uni of Manchester IT director resigns after chopping 68 people

mancobserver

Malcome Whitehouse

We know who screwed up the universal credit IT programme and now working at the University of Manchester IT services.

With a 6 figure salary, all the students and research programmes should be asking why at least 20% of their fees/ funding goes into his and his leaderships salaries?

When his leadership team actually bring nothing of financial value to the institute...

http://central-government.governmentcomputing.com/news/universal-credit-director-steps-down

https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2013/03/07/universal_credit_work_suspended_claims/

mancobserver

UoM IT Services to be outsourced

UoM under its current IT director and its leadership team are outsourcing all of its IT services. Will ultimately lead to IT services giving a poor and very delayed service with even more job cuts.

Interestingly, all this leadership team's salary are over 50K, yet they bring little & often poor value to the universities teaching/ learning and research operational departments.

And these departments are told by this group that IT services no longer can support them fully due to staff cuts.

Should the Universities senate not be looking to reduce staff that bring poor value to its IT operations and on salaries of over 50K, isnt this where to true financial burden lays.

You only require 2 maybe 3 strategy staff in the directors team and certainly not over a dozen on 50K?

http://devices.governmentcomputing.com/news/university-of-manchester-launches-end-user-computing-tender-6098583

How outsourcing doesnt work:

http://manchester.web.ucu.org.uk/files/2016/03/UMUCU-IT-Outsourcing-Working-Group-Report-v2.pdf

https://www.mbs.ac.uk/news/how-outsourcing-goes-wrong/

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