Friday, 13 February 2009

MoD awards slew of contracts

(By Anthony Miller). The UK Ministry of Defence has been dispensing its largesse to multiple UK IT services players over the past couple of days, with three contract awards totalling some £14m. The main beneficiaries appear to be Logica and recruitment firm (one of the 20+ brands in UK-listed staffing conglomerate, Impellam), which got a slice of each award. Detica, Northgate, Vega, SciSys and Parity were among the other winners. The industry really will rely on public sector IT spending to mitigate the more extensive downturn in the private sector, though this will not be enough to keep the UK software and IT services market above the waterline, as we will reveal next week!

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