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  • Infosys Innovation Centers: Localizing Innovation & Talent

    Sep 05, 2019, by David McIntire

    Infosys is undergoing an internal transformation to become what it calls a Live Enterprise with the objective of accelerating its service delivery and adaptability to changing client needs. The core of Live Enterprise entails the expanded use of data and automation to support an evolving workforce. Infosys has introduced a number of tools and accelerators to orchestrate its services and facili[...]

  • IT Service Buyers in 2019: Four Key Trends

    Jun 24, 2019, by David McIntire

      NelsonHall has recently completed compiling and analyzing data from a survey of over 1k IT services buyers globally. This research is being published in a series of sector reports (all are available to subscribers here), spanning the 18 sectors analyzed, with geographic breakdowns incorporated within each. While completing these individual reports we noted several themes that were[...]

  • TCS Research & Innovation: Balancing Horizons to Drive Client Value

    May 29, 2019, by David McIntire

      At the recent TCS Innovation Day held in New York, NelsonHall had an opportunity to talk to TCS about how it approaches its research and innovation function, balancing longer-term open-ended research and more immediately applicable innovations to evolve how it delivers services. (For more on the event itself, see the blog by Andy Efstathiou here). TCS has developed an overall appr[...]

  • Integration & Autonomy: Common Traits of Successful Creative Acquisitions in IT Services

    Apr 23, 2019, by David McIntire

      In recent years, many IT services firms have been aggressively acquiring new capabilities in creative areas such as design. One of the key challenges they face in acquiring such firms is managing what can be a significant culture gap between the flexibility of small creative firms and the regimented, industrialized nature of a global IT services firm. Successful acquisitions strik[...]

  • DXC Bets $2bn on Recovery of Luxoft to Scale its Digital Capabilities

    Jan 08, 2019, by David McIntire

    Yesterday morning, DXC announced its intended acquisition of Luxoft in an all cash transaction of $59 per share, around $2bn. This represents a 48% premium over Luxoft’s average closing share price over the previous ninety days (and ~86% premium on Friday’s closing price). The deal is expected to close by end June 2019. In recent years DXC (including as CSC) has made a number of[...]

  • Highlights of Cloud Advisory, Assessment & Migration Services (vlog)

    Jul 05, 2018, by David McIntire

      David McIntire, IT Services Research Director, talks about NelsonHall's recently completed market analysis project on Cloud Advisory, Assessment, and Migration Services. In this vlog, he touches on the changing nature and scope of large enterprise cloud adoption, market size and growth, and where IT services vendors are focusing their investments.[...]

  • Is Amazon the Biggest Threat to AWS’ Enterprise Public Cloud Domination?

    Apr 20, 2018, by David McIntire

      Over the last several years, the public IaaS market has grown rapidly, with major public IaaS providers growing at 45% or more annually, as estimated by NelsonHall. However, large enterprises are only moving a small portion of their application landscapes to public cloud, maintaining larger application footprints in private cloud or on-premise environments. This hybrid approach re[...]

  • Infosys HANA and S/4HANA Tools: Automating Migration to Drive Value

    Feb 21, 2018, by David McIntire

      As a follow-up to our research project focused on SAP HANA and S/4HANA services that was completed last fall, NelsonHall recently had a briefing with Infosys to take an in-depth look at components of their migration toolset and understand how it is automating the activities of existing SAP clients migrating to HANA or S/4HANA. SAP is focused on speed and agility in HANA and S/4HAN[...]

  • Digital Transformation Continues End-to-End Journey in 2018

    Jan 18, 2018, by David McIntire

      To date, many digital transformation initiatives have been primarily focused on customer-facing technologies. Changing customer preferences and the rise of new digitally native competitors have driven incumbent firms to see customer experience as a source of competitive advantage or as table stakes to maintain relevance. In NelsonHall’s recent survey of IT service buyers across[...]

  • Impact of Digital on IT Services: Buyer Perspectives from Across Industry Sectors (vlog)

    Dec 15, 2017, by David McIntire

      David McIntire, IT Services Research Director, talks about NelsonHall's recently completed project looking at the attitudes and intentions of IT services buyers. Based on interviews with ~1,000 buyers across 17 industry sectors, the project analyses buyers' key business and IT priorities, digital initiatives, IT spending projections, and the characteristics they look for in&n[...]

  • The Impact of Digital on IT Services: 2018 IT Spend Projections

    Dec 05, 2017, by David McIntire

      NelsonHall is conducting an analysis of the needs of IT services clients to understand their IT and business priorities and how the growth of digital is impacting their business. In a survey of ~1,000 IT services clients across 17 industries and every region of the world, NelsonHall has identified distinct patterns of user intentions, both in terms of how clients plan to change their[...]

  • NIIT Tech’s PACE Framework: Enabling Personalization to Differentiate Travel & Hospitality Companies

    Oct 19, 2017, by David McIntire

      As part of NelsonHall’s series of reports focusing on the business priorities and digital initiatives of IT services buyers, we found that buyers in the transportation industry have a significant focus on improving the customer experience. Eighty-five percent of transportation companies are pursuing an operational objective of increasing average revenue per customer to a high e[...]

  • The Impact of Digital on IT Services: What Clients Want from their Vendors

    Sep 20, 2017, by David McIntire

      NelsonHall is conducting an analysis of the needs of IT services clients to understand their IT and business priorities and how the growth of digital is impacting their business. In a survey of ~1,000 IT services clients across 17 industries and every region of the world, NelsonHall has identified distinct patterns of user intentions, both in terms of how clients plan to change their[...]

  • NelsonHall Reports from 2017 SAP Sapphire Now Conference

    May 17, 2017, by David McIntire

      In this video, NelsonHall’s David McIntire reports from day one of the 2017 SAP Sapphire Now user conference with his thoughts on how SAP is expanding its core business footprint.    [...]

  • The Human Side of Digital Transformation: Why Digital is Driving the Need to Invest in Non-Technical Capabilities

    Apr 28, 2017, by David McIntire

      NelsonHall recently completed an analysis of the digital transformation capabilities and offerings of selected IT services vendors. While all vendors are investing in offerings under the ‘digital transformation’ umbrella, their investments range from industry-focused offerings using proprietary IP, to packaged solutions, to digital strategy consulting. One area of focu[...]

  • CSS Corp: Focused on Automating Enterprise Cloud Adoption for Consumer-Facing Clients

    Mar 15, 2017, by David McIntire

      CSS Corp. is a privately held Milpitas, CA-headquartered IT services and tech support vendor that NelsonHall estimates had revenues approaching $200m in FY16. The company has a new leadership team, many of whom are ex-Infosys, and it is now looking to expand beyond its core technical support offerings into the growing digital transformation and cloud migration market.  CSS Co[...]

  • Accenture Testing Services: Focus on UX, Automation & Changing Workforce Needs

    Jan 30, 2017, by David McIntire

    Accenture recently held a two-day symposium for the clients of its testing services to look at how testing services are changing, showcase its latest offerings, and allow successful engagements to discuss the keys to their success and lessons learned. Testing services are at a crossroads, as agile and DevOps have increased expectations around speed of delivery and driven convergence across [...]

  • NIIT Technologies: Tailoring Support Experiences to Bring Customer Centricity to Internal IT

    Dec 08, 2016, by David McIntire

      While significant effort and investment are being spent on designing digital solutions that meet customer needs, one area that has not received the same level of focus is internal systems and internal IT. For example, while airlines are leveraging new age digital technologies to improve the passenger experience, less attention is being paid to the experiences of employees when they r[...]

  • Ukraine as an IT Delivery Hub: Can Location & Technical Skills Overcome Perceived Instability?

    Nov 25, 2016, by David McIntire

      At a recent analyst and advisor event held by Luxoft at its Kiev, Ukraine delivery center, the agenda went beyond the standard set of executive briefings and client case studies. It also included meetings with Ukrainian economic development organizations and a Member of Parliament. From these interactions, it was clear that Ukraine sees IT delivery as a key opportunity for growth, an[...]

  • Unisys Puts Security at the Heart of its Corporate Transformation

    Nov 17, 2016, by David McIntire

      Unisys recently held an analyst and advisor day in New York, entitled UnisysNOW. However, with a relatively new leadership team in place and a broad corporate transformation underway, the focus of the event was not so much on the current shape of Unisys’ business but on the company’s aspirations and plans for achieving them, encapsulated in a new tagline: Securing Your To[...]

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