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  • Indian-Delivered IT Services in 2020: Innovation in Many Forms

    Mar 26, 2020, by David McIntire

      NelsonHall was recently invited to present at NASSCOM Technology & Leadership Forum 2020, one of my last foreign trips for some time, I suspect. While in India, in addition to presenting, participating on panels and conducting interviews, we had an opportunity to sit down with leaders from across the IT services landscape as well as venture beyond the Grand Hyatt Mumbai to delive[...]

  • Benefitfocus Sets Out its Benefits Vision

    Mar 26, 2020, by Elizabeth Rennie

        The recent OnePlace2020 digital conference was an opportunity for Benefitfocus to launch its 2020 strategy and to increase awareness of the benefits marketplace. Its vision is to improve lives with benefits, timely in light of the current global pandemic. Ray August, President and CEO, shed light on the fact that health care costs per employee have grown faster than wa[...]

  • How COVID-19 is Impacting the Financial Services Industry

    Mar 19, 2020, by Andy Efstathiou

      COVID-19 is impacting banking operations and, as a consequence, related business process services (BPS). Banks are already restructuring operations to address the emerging challenges from COVID-19 (see below for those challenges). The changes are just beginning and will continue to evolve over at least the next four months. While the global adaptation to COVID-19 will take much longe[...]

  • Ultimate Software: Growth Accelerated by Merger With Kronos

    Mar 17, 2020, by Pete Tiliakos

      Ultimate Software recently held its annual Ultimate Connections client event in Las Vegas, drawing over 4.5k client and partner attendees from across the UltiPro HCM ecosystem. Attendees’ interest had been piqued by the announcement a few days before that Hellman & Friedman-owned Ultimate Software and Kronos plan to merge, forming one of the largest global cloud technology [...]

  • The Changing Focus of User Experience Services (vlog)

    Mar 05, 2020, by David McIntire

      User experience and user interface (UX/UI) consulting and design has traditionally been focused primarily on external, customer-facing web properties. However, the scope and focus of experience design services has expanded as companies realize design thinking and experience-centric design has greater applicability than solely in interfacing with users. In this vlog, David McIntire pr[...]

  • NTT DATA: Focusing on Scaling Up Salesforce Capabilities while Expanding Portfolio

    Mar 03, 2020, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently had an update from NTT DATA regarding its Salesforce services activities across the different countries it operates in. At a global level, the company’s priority is to scale up its Salesforce services capabilities, with recruitment as a priority. Salesforce keeps making horizontal M&As at a fast pace while verticalizing its software products. NTT DATA is mirr[...]

  • WAH CX Delivery Extending Beyond North America: Lessons from Transcom

    Feb 28, 2020, by Ivan Kotzev

      As businesses brace for the effects of the Covid-19 virus, one direct impact is already happening: the mandatory shift to work-at-home (WAH) in China created the world’s biggest remote working experiment. In CX services, this health hazard is putting the WAH model top of mind for both providers and clients. While virtual work has been gaining traction in the last few years, thi[...]

  • Change Your Workplace Culture or Struggle for Existence in the 2020s

    Feb 26, 2020, by Nikki Edwards

      As a “Gen-Xer” I look back over my career and can identify four out of ten organizations that had an incredibly positive influence on my life. What made that 40% stand out was that, despite economic market forces, technological change, evolving customer/consumer habits, and skills shortages (as new technical jobs evolved), they successfully adapted to change. They also ev[...]

  • Moving to an Autonomous Supply Chain: Q&A with Capgemini’s Joerg Junghanns – Part 2

    Feb 20, 2020, by John Willmott

    Read Part 1 here.   Q&A Part 2 JW: What are the main supply chain flows that supply chain executives should look to address? JJ: Traditionally, there are three main supply chain flows that benefit from automation: Physical flow (flow of goods from, e.g., from a DC to a retailer, the most visible and tangible flow) – some more obvious than others, such as parcel[...]

  • Moving to an Autonomous Supply Chain: Q&A with Capgemini’s Joerg Junghanns – Part 1

    Feb 18, 2020, by John Willmott

      Introduction Supply chain management is an area currently facing considerable pressure and is a key target for transformation. NelsonHall research shows that less than a third of supply chain executives in major enterprises are highly satisfied with, for example, their demand forecasting accuracy and their logistics planning and optimization, and that the majority perceive there t[...]

  • Cognizant Automates Testing of Point of Sale Terminals

    Feb 17, 2020, by Dominique Raviart

      In a recent blog, we highlighted how Cognizant approaches the testing of connected devices. Testing connected devices brings new challenges to QA at two levels: conducting hardware testing and automation. Cognizant’s TEBOT IP is based on a combination of traditional test automation (mostly based on Selenium test scripts) and hardware powered by a Raspberry Pi, triggering physic[...]

  • Teleperformance Optimizes its Go-to-Market with Digital Integrated Business Services

    Feb 14, 2020, by Ivan Kotzev

      At the end of January 2020, NelsonHall attended Teleperformance’s global analyst meeting in Mumbai. Here are some insights into the company’s progress since the Intelenet acquisition in October 2018 and the formation of Teleperformance Digital Integrated Business Services (D.I.B.S.). Repositioning as a knowledge partner Teleperformance’s reorganization in 2019[...]

  • Renewed Talent & Technology Focus Changing the Shape of the HR Ecosystem

    Feb 12, 2020, by Elizabeth Rennie

      Having stepped back into an HR analyst role at NelsonHall, it’s clear to me that we can’t emphasise enough the increasing importance of talent and the need to leverage more technology in the HR function to be competitive. These two themes are unlikely to surprise. Over the last six months, I’ve heard how big companies such as large IT firms are experimenting with sh[...]

  • test IO: Strategy Update on EPAM’s Crowdtesting Business

    Feb 03, 2020, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently talked to test IO, the crowdtesting vendor that was acquired by EPAM Systems last April. We wanted to understand the crowdtesting positioning of the company, learn more about the User Story crowdtesting offering launched in December 2019, and understand how test IO fits within the larger EPAM organization. Founded in 2011, test IO today has 200 clients, many in the ret[...]

  • Establishing Digital Banks Requires Commitment and a Clear Roadmap

    Feb 03, 2020, by Andy Efstathiou

      Banks have been aggressively transforming their operations to a digital delivery model. It is well known that a key driver, across all industries, is the need to attract new, primarily young, customers who prefer omnichannel interaction with vendors and demand high-quality CX in their business interactions. Less well known are two key drivers that make speedy transformation imperativ[...]

  • Digital Experience Consulting in 2020: From Fishing to Teaching Clients to Fish

    Jan 23, 2020, by David McIntire

      In a recent NelsonHall survey of IT services buyers, the most highly-sought benefit of digital transformation engagements was improving customer experience and customer satisfaction (highly important to ~68% of buyers globally). This focus has driven IT services vendors to invest heavily over the last several years in expanding their experience consulting and design capabilities. In [...]

  • Digital Workplace Services is Enhancing Collaboration Across the Enterprise

    Jan 23, 2020, by John Laherty

    NelsonHall completed an in-depth analysis of advanced digital workplace services (DWS) in 2019. This blog looks at some of the key findings from this research, in which we spoke both to leading IT services vendors and clients of their services. We will also take a look at some of the drivers and trends we expect to see as we move into 2020 and beyond. DWS is enabling the future-ready workpl[...]

  • Infosys Showcases Resiliency of Nearshore Outsourcing Services in Face of Natural Disasters

    Jan 23, 2020, by Sven Lohse

      A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck Puerto Rico on January 6, killing one person, toppling homes and buildings, and triggering a blackout on the island that is still recovering two years after Hurricane Maria. Governor Wanda Vázquez declared a state of emergency and activated the Puerto Rico National Guard to help with recovery efforts. How might this earthquake disaster have[...]

  • 3 Key Growth Segments for Banking ITS & BPS in 2020

    Jan 22, 2020, by Andy Efstathiou

      Banks will spend 2020 pursuing three key initiatives that have not been a priority in the past. Two of them, open banking and cloud delivery, are technology environments that have just recently matured to the extent that banks are able to drive business model change with them. The third priority is M&A driving large ITS engagements, and is typical of late-stage economic cycle act[...]

  • AntWorks Targets Breadth & Depth in Client Engagements, Partners & Curation Capabilities

    Jan 21, 2020, by Mike Smart

      Last week, NelsonHall attended ANTENNA2020, AntWorks’ yearly analyst retreat. AntWorks has made considerable progress since its last analyst retreat, experiencing considerable growth (estimated at ~260%) in the three quarters ending January 2020, and employing 604 personnel at the end of this period. By geography, AntWorks’ most successful geography remains APAC, close[...]

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