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  • T-Systems Announces 2015+ Plan, Aiming for Higher Profitability and Revenue Growth

    Mar 06, 2014, by Dominique Raviart

    T-Systems' parent company, Deutsche Telekom, has announced its T-Systems 2015+ strategic plan. T-Systems 2015+ aims to increase the EBIT profitability of the company and help it resume organic growth by 2017.  Principles of T-Systems 2015+ rely on a change in it service portfolio mix: Stopping of unprofitable offerings Adoption of more standardized service offerings, which will[...]

  • CSC and HCL Tech Form Innovative Partnership on Application Modernization

    Feb 03, 2014, by Dominique Raviart

    CSC and HCL Technologies have announced a strategic partnership for application modernization and IT cloud migration services. The two companies are to: Offer application modernization services around migrating applications to the cloud. The service will rely on several IPs, including the recently CSC-acquired ServiceMesh Enhance their existing vertical-specific app modernization o[...]

  • Capgemini Launches Global Engineering Services Offering To Rejuvenate R&D Services Offerings

    Jan 21, 2014, by Dominique Raviart

    Capgemini Group together with its subsidiary Sogeti has launched a new offering, Global Engineering Services (GES), a product engineering/R&D services offering. The new offering focuses on four main services: mechanical engineering, embedded systems, PLM software-related services and technical documentation.  Capgemini's capabilities in PES/R&D services were consoderably e[...]

  • How SQS Acquisition of Thinksoft Will Support Expansion Plans

    Jan 08, 2014, by Dominique Raviart

    SQS recently briefed NelsonHall on its planned acquisition of a majority stake in software testing pure-play Thinksoft Global for €17.5m in cash. What will Thinksoft mean for SQS? More than double its Indian delivery capability: Thinksoft will bring in 800 FTEs and a center in Chennai. SQS currently has a center in Pune with 700 FTEs Retail banking client base: retail banking: acco[...]

  • Cigniti Planning Further Acquisitions to Support Target to Reach $100m Revenue by FY 2016

    Dec 20, 2013, by Dominique Raviart

    Cigniti Technologies is looking to achieve ~$100m in revenues by FY 2016 (the year ending March 31, 2016. The milestone targets on this three-year journey are ~$50m in FY 2014 and $70m in FY 2015. To give a sense of the scale of this ambition, Cigniti’s FY 2013 revenues were ~$27m. Headcount growth targets are from the current 800 to ~1,200 by end FY 2014, and ~2,500 by fiscal 2016. [...]

  • Amazon Launches Packaged Virtual Desktop Offering Amazon WorkSpaces

    Dec 06, 2013, by Dominique Raviart

    Amazon Web Services has launched Amazon WorkSpaces, a public cloud-hosted standard virtual desktop offering. The offering mirrors the IaaS Amazon EC2 offerings of Amazon Web Services, with shared IT infrastructures, multi-tenancy, fast provisioning and opex models. Amazon Workspaces features include: A choice of different CPUs, memory, storage Storage is attached to each virtu[...]

  • Atos to Float Worldline by Mid-2014

    Nov 15, 2013, by Dominique Raviart

    Atos has unveiled its financial objectives for its Worldline unit. The company is to float Worldline by mid-2014, while keeping a majority stake in the company. Proceeds from the IPO are to finance organic growth and especially acquisitions. Financial objectives for the 2013-2017 period include: Revenue growth of 5% to 7% (2013-2017 CAGR) all organic (2012 revenues €1,066m, +5%; 2013[...]

  • Atos Unveils 2016 Financial Objectives

    Nov 15, 2013, by Dominique Raviart

    Atos has unveiled its Ambitions 2016 plan in whch it has detailed how two of its key service lines (Managed Services and Systems Integration) will evolve over the next three years. Managed Services Managed Services (MS) is planning to grow at a 5% 2013-2016 CAGR with a slight organic growth. The unit has stabilized (organic growth 2011: +1.7% ; 2012; +2.4%;[...]

  • Cigniti Details its Mobile Testing Offering

    Oct 21, 2013, by Dominique Raviart

    Cigniti’s mobile application testing road-map prefigures how overall software testing is likely to evolve over the next few years. Like a number of its competitors, Cigniti has launched a centralized service consolidated across labs, therefore allowing economics of scale. The company is able to share costs of its device estate investment across clients, at a minimal price i.e.[...]

  • Capgemini Elaborates on its SAP- and Amazon- Based MDM Offering

    Oct 07, 2013, by Dominique Raviart

    Capgemini Group, through its Mobile Solutions (MS) unit, has briefed us on its recent mobile device management (MDM) offering, called Mobile Secure, launched with SAP and Amazon Web Services in May 2013 Capgemini MS has designed this offering to be as affordable as possible: the offering is marketed at a price of €1/$1.11 per device per month. It is based on SAP Afaria (acqu[...]

  • Infosys Maintains Focus on Infosys 3.0

    Sep 24, 2013, by Dominique Raviart

    NelsonHall recently attended an Infosys analyst event in Europe, where it was briefed by Infosys on progress in its ‘Infosys 3.0’ strategy. The company is looking to build its Consulting & Systems Integration (C&SI) and Product & Platform Solutions (PPS) businesses while further strengthening its core Business and IT Services (BITS) businesses; the intent remains to deri[...]

  • SQS Management Elaborates on H1 2013 Results

    Sep 19, 2013, by Dominique Raviart

    SQS management has recently elaborated on its recent H1 2013 performance. Revenues were €108m up 4.9% y/y and up ~5.9% (NelsonHall estimate) organic. Adj. EBIT margin was 4.6% up 50 bps y/y. Activities per Service Line Managed Services (MS) revenues were up 24% to €42m (39% of total SQS revenues). Growth continues, but at a decelerating pace (H1 2011: +247%, H2 2011: +89%; H1 2012:[...]

  • The Changing Face of Virtual Desktop Services and BYOD

    Aug 30, 2013, by Dominique Raviart

    NelsonHall is currently conducting a report on virtual desktop services and BYOD. The market is shifting from virtual desktop services to services that support choose your own device scenarios. Enterprise mobility, however, remains strictly confined to smart phones and to some extent to tablets. Traditionally, there were two main end user outsourcing offerings in the market:[...]

  • SQS Details its New On-Demand Testing Offering

    Aug 30, 2013, by Dominique Raviart

    SQS has recently briefed NelsonHall on its on-demand testing offering announced earlier this month. The company has introduced two pay-per-use offerings around mobile and web applications.  In detail, SQS is offering a mobile application and web site performance testing service based on SOASTA CloudTest. It is also providing functional testing services for mobile applications and web si[...]

  • TCS and Infosys Report Strong Growth in their Testing Units in Q1 FY 2014

    Jul 18, 2013, by Dominique Raviart

    Infosys and TCS published recently their Q1 FY 2014 (calendar Q2) financials. The two companies provide as part of their financial reporting indications on their software testing activities. In detail, in Q1 TCS’s assurance services were up (a NelsonHall estimated) ~24% to ~$256m Infosys testing revenues were up ~+14% to $165m. The Q1 FY 2014 information is consistent with their[...]

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