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The Keyword Density of Non-Sense – by Dr E. Garcia

On March 24 a FINDALL search in Google for keywords density optimization returned 240,000 documents. I found many of these documents belonging to search engine marketing and optimization (SEM, SEO) specialists. Some of them promote keyword density (KD) analysis tools while others talk about things like “right density weighting”, “excellent keyword density”, KD as a …

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Government behaving badly on outsourcing contracts

Many of the problems in government outsourcing result from bad behaviour The boss of outsourcing giant Serco has accused the Government of “behaving badly” by passing off unreasonable contracts to suppliers, ignoring its own guidelines and shrouding its decisions in secrecy. In a Commons hearing on lessons learned from the collapse of Carillion, chief executive Rupert …

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Government contracts still driven by price

Price still main driver in outsourcing selection Outsourcing sector bosses have told MPs that the Government’s procurement proposition had gone “too far” in a quest to keep costs down and that the system needs overhauling, in the wake of Carillion’s collapse. Speaking to a parliamentary select committee on Tuesday morning, Rupert Soames of Serco said that in his four and a …

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Aberdeen council leaders won’t rule out more outsourcing in bid to save £250m

Aberdeen council leaders have refused to rule out outsourcing services. The authority is aiming to trim around £250 million from its budget in five years as part of a massive restructure and has already proposed cutting 370 jobs through voluntary and early redundancy. Yesterday members of the strategic commissioning committee clashed when the opposition SNP …

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What the outsourcing sector can learn from the Carillion collapse

The death of Carillion triggered an outpouring of theories about the shortcomings of public sector outsourcing. But it’s worth remembering that until that fateful moment in January, the industry was basking in a long series of successes.  At the beginning of the year, 200 small companies a week were signing up to the Contracts Portal, …

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