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John Laherty

John is a Senior Research Analyst at NelsonHall. He is a member of the global IT Services research team with shared responsibility for IT Services research with Dominique Raviart, Eric Levine, and Mike Smart.

John assists both buy-side and vendor organizations in assessing opportunities and supplier capability in IT Services. John covers IT Services research in the areas of Digital Workplace, Cognitive IT Infrastructure, and Cloud Infrastructure Brokerage & Orchestration.

His current project is IT Infrastructure Transformation: Cognitive & Self-Healing

Prior to joining NelsonHall, John worked for over 24 years in the global IT Services/BPS industry, in a variety of Strategy and Strategic Marketing & Intelligence roles, across a number of sectors including Financial Services, Public, Utility, Telco, Retail, Manufacturing and Transport.

John spent many years at Vertex as Head of Business Intelligence with responsibility for supporting global strategic deals, and managing a competitive intelligence team. John also had responsibility for global Advisor & Analyst relations whilst at Vertex. More recently, John was a strategist at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services (HPES), responsible for the provision of strategic sales intelligence and consultancy on markets and competition for major IT Services deals across Europe. During his tenure at HPES, John supported winning bids with a TCV of more than $3bn. John has also headed up Advisor & Analyst relations across the U.K. for Tech Mahindra.

John holds an HNC in Marketing and is married to Hilary and has 2 daughters. Most of his spare time is spent on his daughters' hobbies of horse riding and competing. John's other main passion is Manchester United Football Club. He also likes going on long walks in the country with his pet Labrador. He lives in Bury, Lancashire, U.K.

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    • Infosys Positioning to Drive End-to-End Sustainability for Clients

      Sep 28, 2021, by John Laherty

        We recently spoke with Infosys on its sustainability strategy, where its philosophy is to ensure its business, clients' businesses, and ecosystems are all sustainable. It approaches sustainability at the enterprise level across Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) dimensions. [...]

    • TCS: Building an Enterprise Foundation in the Cloud

      Jul 15, 2021, by John Laherty

        As the world begins its slow emergence from the pandemic, cloud adoption is seeing its already rapid growth accelerate. NelsonHall forecasts overall cloud services to grow by 8% in 2021, with a CAAGR of 5.9% through 2025, both significantly higher than overall IT services market growth[...]

    • Infosys Creates Cobalt Cloud Community to Support Hybrid Multi-Cloud Adoption

      Nov 17, 2020, by John Laherty

        As clients begin to adapt to the new normal post-Covid-19, we see a paradigm shift in the approach to cloud adoption. Previously cloud adoption was driven mainly by cost reduction and improved agility; the trend is now toward market responsiveness, personalized experiences, real-time i[...]