London Metropolitan University in talks to privatise support services Website URL : 15 August 2012 Responding to the news that London Metropolitan University (LMU) is in talks to privatise its support services UCU today warned universities against putting their reputations at risk by entering into partnerships with private firms. The union said the disastrous handling of Olympic security by G4s highlighted the dangers of outsourcing services to for-profit companies. Today's news comes just months after the University Sussex announced plans to transfer 235 staff (more than 10% of its workforce) onto private contractors, as part of a deal that will see the university's catering, estates and facilities and management departments privatised. UCU general secretary, Sally Hunt, said: 'Private companies may seem like an attractive option in the current funding environment.
News & Events: Press Release : TCS Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in the North American Business Intelligence and Performance Management Services Mumbai, India – June 3, 2008 — Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: TCS.BO, NSE: TCS.NS), a leading global IT services, business solutions and outsourcing firm, today announced that leading industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc., positioned TCS in the Leaders Quadrant of its “Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Performance Management Services, North America,” 2008 report.1 Developed by Gartner analysts as an evaluation of the Business Intelligence and Performance Management Services providers, the Magic Quadrant evaluates vendors on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision. “We are proud of our positioning in the Leaders Quadrant, which in my opinion reaffirms our expertise in this space,” said Dr.
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'One strike and you're out' sends a damaging message to the world The UKBA's revocation of London Met's licence to accept non-EU students is detrimental to our global reputation, says Eric Thomas It's transformed people's perceptions of the country," said the double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius of the support he and his fellow Paralympic athletes had enjoyed in London, a few moments after smashing the T44 200m world record last Saturday. Just a few miles west, on the Holloway Road, perceptions were also being changed, and not for the better. In the middle of the Olympic and Paralympic period, with the UK on show as a diverse and welcoming country, the decision by the UK Border Agency to revoke London Metropolitan University's licence to recruit and teach international students has sent an extremely damaging message to the world.
Privatisation nightmare looms at London Metropolitan University Workers picketing London Metropolitan University during a strike in 2009 (Pic: Guy Smallman) London Metropolitan University looks set to become the first British university taken over by a private company, reports have indicated. Our management, over the last year, has gone out of its way to tout our university services to the private sector—everything except teaching, research and the vice chancellor’s office.
Timeline: London Metropolitan University • 2001: The University of North London, soon to merge with London Guildhall University to become London Metropolitan University, is found to have a student dropout rate of 41% – the worst in the UK. London Guildhall has a dropout rate of 30% • 2001: Applications to London Guildhall fall by almost 10% and to North London by 7.4% • 2002: London Guildhall attempts to claw back £6m in unpaid tuition fees from students Wipro Wipro Limited (formerly Western India Products Limited) is a multinational IT Consulting and System Integration services company headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. As of December 2013, the company has 147,000 employees servicing over 900 large enterprise corporations with a presence in 61 countries. Wipro is the third largest IT services company in India and 7th largest worldwide  On 31 March 2013, its market capitalisation was 1.07 trillion ($19.8 billion), making it India's 10th largest publicly traded company. Azim Premji is a major shareholder in Wipro with over 50% of shareholding. To focus on core IT Business, it demerged its non-IT businesses into a separate company named Wipro Enterprises Limited with effect from 31 March 2013. The demerged company offers consumer care, lighting, healthcare and infrastructure engineering and contributed to approx. 10% of the revenues of Wipro Limited in previous financial year. History
Capita Group Capita plc (LSE: CPI), commonly known as Capita, is an international business process outsourcing and professional services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the largest business process outsourcing and professional services company in the UK, with an overall market share of 27% in 2009, and has clients in central government, local government and the private sector. It also has a property and infrastructure consultancy division which is the fourth largest multidisciplinary consultancy in the UK. Roughly half of its turnover comes from the private sector and half from the public sector. Whilst UK focussed, Capita also have operations across Europe, Africa and Asia. Capita is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Rod Aldridge Sir Rodney Malcolm Aldridge OBE, FRSA (born 7 November 1947) is the Founder and former Executive Chairman of Capita, a British company specialising in business process outsourcing, and currently Chairman of The Aldridge Foundation, which encourages young people to create their own social change, using an entrepreneurial mindset, and is the sponsor of three Academies in Darwen, Brighton and Portslade. Present work Background Aldridge founded and led the Capita Group from its formation in 1984 until 2006.