blog It’s the industry’s worst-kept secret, but it looks as if the National Australia Bank’s IT outsourcing initiative with IBM is finally official and going ahead, with some 425 staff reportedly shifting out of the bank and to IBM.
Bet they’ll love that. Putting the rubber stamp on the bank’s contract is head of Group Business Services Gavin Slater, in the Sydney Morning Herald:
“Keeping the bank safe as well as simplifying and improving our technology is a key strategic priority. Partnering with leading service providers is one way NAB is helping to achieve this.”
And, the newspaper added, NAB staff have been pressured to accept jobs at Big Blue. Well, we’ve seen all this before — anyone remember the same situation at Qantas?
We’ve had calls in with NAB for a week now to get a better picture on what’s going on, but we’re getting nowhere fast. What’s wrong, NAB, don’t you love us any more after we’ve treated you so well in the past? Figures :) Any NAB IT staff out there who want to fill us in on the inside goss — you know where the anonymous tips form is. Word.
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