Perspective Newsletter

Perspective
Newsletter

If you would like to receive Perspective - our monthly newsletter – which brings you all of our latest news and views as well as interviews and opinion pieces then please follow the link below...

Read more

Public sector 'still reticent over sharing services'

27 May 2011

Executives in the public sector are still displaying signs of hesitation over investing in shared service arrangements, according to new research.

A study by market analyst Ovum predicted that around half of public sector chief information officers in Europe remain concerned that shared services will not deliver a sufficient amount of savings.

This is despite the established benefits of pooling resources and outsourcing functions, with other concerns including fears over a potential loss of control.

Jessica Hawkins, analyst at Ovum, explained: "The move to shared services does involve upheaval and invariably means changing software applications, which in turn can require system and data migration and all the complexity that this entails."

Despite these issues, the report nevertheless forecasts that half of European public sector bodies will use shared services within the next two years, a higher adoption rate than regions such as North America and Asia Pacific.

Earlier this month, Colin Cram, former director of the North West Centre of Excellence, told the Guardian Public Leaders Network that shared services can help public sector firms benefit from economies of scale.

Odgers Interim are UK leaders in Interim Management solutions for the Public Sector. We have offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Cardiff as well as over 50 offices globally. We are the only Interim Management providers who are part of a top tier international executive search firm. We work closely with our executive search colleagues to find candidates who can offer short term solutions with long term benefits. www.odgersinterim.com


Categories: Local Government

Comments

No comments have yet been posted, be the first to comment by using the form below:

*
* CAPTCHA
*