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Thread: Accenture creams 75+ million in just 3 years from contracts with Revenue Commissioners

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    Default Accenture creams 75+ million in just 3 years from contracts with Revenue Commissioners

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    Revenue paid 90m to management consultancy - The Irish Times - Thu, Dec 13, 2012

    So are our famous civil service worth what they pay them ? Or are we to rely on certain highly placed and influential consultants to get work done ?

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    Plenty of out of work IT professionals who could have been hired to do the job instead, me thinks.
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    Better to hire specialist professionals on an outsourced basis in this manner than to add those figures in perpetuity to the public service wage bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    The title says it all:

    Revenue paid €90m to management consultancy - The Irish Times - Thu, Dec 13, 2012

    So are our famous civil service worth what they pay them ? Or are we to rely on certain highly placed and influential consultants to get work done ?

    cYp
    I know of an individual that worked for Accenture in the Revenue commission. Apparently they spend half the time sitting around doing nothing. For young graduates employed at Revenue, either as management or technology consultants the job is soul destroyingly boring because they simply do not have enough to do. Accenture isn't the only management consultancy company in there either.

    By the way anyone familiar with my posting history will not that I am not an anti-public service fanatic. I just get really annoyed hearing about stuff like this and Gilmore's four advisors. €75 million for God's sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tea Party Patriot View Post
    Better to hire specialist professionals on an outsourced basis in this manner than to add those figures in perpetuity to the public service wage bill.
    The unemployed IT professional could be recruited on a fixed term contract basis.
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    As a public servant, I can confirm that much of the in-house I.T. offering is, eh, sub optimal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerhard dengler View Post
    Plenty of out of work IT professionals who could have been hired to do the job instead, me thinks.
    To be honest Gerhard that is nonsense. If you are going to get a job down you hire a pre-established team to do it, rather than having to go through the recruitment process etc. The problem in my eyes is paying one business €75 million over the course of three years. An Irish company could have been found to do it at least. Accenture had their biggest intake of new graduates ever this year. And no wonder, seeing the amount of business the Irish government is throwing their way.

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    Revenue in the firing line. They have been given the poisoned chalice of the PT. Huh. More outsourcing? Yes I would say.

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    Pity there isn't an Irish version of Private Eye to keep an eye on government contracts and the contractors themselves. It's almost universally an entirely unhealthy relationship...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerhard dengler View Post
    The unemployed IT professional could be recruited on a fixed term contract basis.
    Projects like this require large coordinated teams with many areas of expertise, also there aren't too many unemployed IT professionals, we actually have a shortage of them.

    Employing random individuals for a large project is not good management.
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