So it happened eventually, last Jan they selected a 3rd party supplier from India to take over the IT services that we supply to a major UK power supplier.
It was always on the cards once we were hived off to be a seperate company under the group rather than part of the power company. It was a tied relationship but all new that could be easily undone
So a 3 hour Knowledge Transfer session was deemed sufficient for the systems I support, they certainly had no questions.
Nor did they have any questions in Shadow Support Phase, in fact they never even bothered being there as I resolved issues.
The lack of the Support document that they were to produce to show understanding was a concern too.
Then we moved to Primary Support Phase in May and they still ignored any issues and let me get on with them. So I stopped and decided that the Power Supply company should get their value for money from their much cheaper new IT services provider.
I did however point out to the business that 3 weeks of issues were now piling up and their month end reports might not reconcile and that their new IT chaps were too busy doing other stuff, because I'm a caring chap like that.
So we had another 3 hour KT session and still no questions and no action on the issues.
And lo it came to pass that the proverbial hit the fan and some one pulled their finger out.. First question was
"And how do we solve these issues?"
You get the IT services you pay for.
I on the other hand look forward to my redundancy package and wish them well.
2 months and counting.