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  • Digital Workplace Services: Enhancing Employee Experience & Hybrid Working

    Mar 31, 2022, by John Laherty

      NelsonHall recently completed an in-depth analysis of advanced digital workplace services, in which we spoke to multiple leading IT services vendors and their clients. This blog looks at some of the key themes from this research, the investments vendors need to make to meet client demand, and how the market will evolve over the next 12 to 18 months. The three overarching themes fr[...]

  • Capgemini’s Approach to Building DeFi Offerings

    Mar 25, 2022, by Andy Efstathiou

      Industry background Financial services are very centralized, with exchanges, central banks, and custodians delivering platform-based services to any user who wants to make a financial transaction or own a financial asset/liability. Decentralized finance, DeFi, is a financial system built on distributed ledger technology (DLT or blockchain) that allows a user to transact and own w[...]

  • CX Services: Positive Growth Trends in Uncertain Times

    Mar 15, 2022, by Ivan Kotzev

    NelsonHall recently published a CX Operations Transformation market analysis, with growth forecasts and highlights of the major client requirements, challenges, and success factors for the adoption of next-gen CX. Here is an abbreviated look at the state of the market in Q1 2022 and several expected short-term scenarios. 2021 was a good year for CX services After the disruptive first nine mo[...]

  • Digital Banking Driving Profound Change in Financial Services

    Feb 23, 2022, by Andy Efstathiou

      In NelsonHall’s newly published market assessment, Digital Banking Services: Transforming the Financial Services Industry, we found that financial institutions are changing their approach to digital services: from a focus on digital channels and CX to a focus on rapid solution development, cloud migration, data management, and STP. The goal for financial institutions today i[...]

  • CX Technology the Growth Engine for TTEC EMEA: Q&A with Alistair Niederer

    Feb 18, 2022, by Ivan Kotzev

      Over the last several years, TTEC has been actively investing in EMEA and looking to bring its technology development and CX transformation services to the region. I spoke with Alistair Niederer, Senior VP, Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa, about the company's growth plans, what's happening in the CX services industry, and best practices for CX leaders. What are th[...]

  • TMMi Foundation Accelerates Development & Refreshes Model

    Feb 11, 2022, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently talked to Erik van Veenendaal, the head of the TMMi Foundation, which promotes the TMMi QA process improvement methodologies. TMMi Has Become A Widely-Accepted Methodology for Test Process Improvement Founded in 2005, the TMMi Foundation is a not-for-profit organization focused on improving corporate test processes. It launched its TMMi methodologies at a time when [...]

  • The Role of Organizational Change Management in Digital Transformation

    Feb 10, 2022, by John Willmott

      Digital transformation and the associated adoption of Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) remains at an all-time high. This is to be encouraged, and enterprises are now reinventing their services and delivery at a record pace. Consequently, enterprise operations and service delivery are increasingly becoming hybrid, with delivery handled by tightly integrated combinations of personn[...]

  • TCS Challenges Foundation of Functional Testing with 'One Automation Ecosystem'

    Feb 07, 2022, by Dominique Raviart

      The software testing/QA industry relies on three steps for functional testing: Defining test requirements (what do I need to test?) Test case creation (creating detailed instructions) Test scripts (using these test cases to develop scripts operated by a functional test execution tool, e.g., Micro Focus QTP, Tricentis Tosca, and Selenium Grids). Broadly, these three ste[...]

  • Safeguard Global Acquires Global Upside to Expand EOR Services

    Feb 07, 2022, by Jeanine Crane-Thompson

      Safeguard Global acquired Global Upside Corporation, a global expansion, technology, and services company based in San Jose, CA on January 25, 2022. Global Upside specializes in EOR services, new entity incorporation, human resources, accounting, payroll, and tax & compliance solutions. The country footprint across both organizations is well aligned. This acquisition will add [...]

  • Neeyamo Event: Payroll Beyond Borders

    Jan 24, 2022, by Elizabeth Rennie

      Last week marked Neeyamo's Payroll Beyond Borders' virtual global payroll industry event. The keynotes were delivered by payroll industry leaders Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association, and Ken Pullar, CEO, CIPP. The event had around 1,200 participants from around the world and was the first global coming together of global payroll industry experts [...]

  • Recruitment & Learning Trends, 2022

    Jan 20, 2022, by Nikki Edwards

      Here I look at the major trends for the year ahead in two key areas of HR: recruitment and learning services. Recruitment Trends Talent Acquisition (TA) challenges were already complex in the pre-pandemic period, with an aging workforce population, shortage of digital talent, rapid evolution of technology, Brexit, legal changes, and more. The pandemic added another layer of com[...]

  • Expleo Accelerates Application Security Testing with AI & On-Demand Digital Offering

    Jan 20, 2022, by Dominique Raviart

      DevSecOps Emerging Application security testing has been part of functional testing for many years without being a significant investment topic. Organizations have typically favored functional testing automation while moving to agile/continuous testing; they have considered application security testing as an afterthought. With the increased emphasis on cybersecurity, applicatio[...]

  • The Changing Role of the Strategic Benefits Leader

    Jan 14, 2022, by Elizabeth Rennie

      Since the start of the pandemic, company benefits have played an increasingly important role in helping organizations protect the safety, wellness, and health of their employees. This is increasingly the case, not only for physical wellness, but organizations now have greater awareness of mental health and financial wellness impacts on their staff given recent challenges and mass res[...]

  • How Xebia is Helping Banks Improve Key Processes

    Jan 13, 2022, by Andy Efstathiou

      Digital transformation has accelerated in the banking industry since the start of the pandemic. This blog describes some recent digitalization activities a bank undertook with Xebia to improve its customer contact processes and provide differentiated service with increased efficiency. The challenge A U.S.-based neo bank began experiencing ongoing high call volumes in its call [...]

  • Two High-Growth Areas for Banking ITS & BPS in 2022

    Jan 11, 2022, by Andy Efstathiou

      In 2022, the financial industry will continue to focus on building out its cloud and digital services infrastructure. This will be a deepening of capabilities for banks that have started their transformation, and the start of the journey for institutions that have not yet initiated their transformation. The growth rate of digital transformation is very high at ~20%. Since most tec[...]

  • Atos Issues Profit Warning: Analysis

    Jan 10, 2022, by Dominique Raviart

      Dominique Raviart gives his reaction to today's announcement by Atos, who issued its second profit warning in seven months.[...]

  • IT Services in 2022: Entering A New Growth Phase

    Jan 06, 2022, by Dominique Raviart

      Here’s how NelsonHall expects the IT services market to shape up in the year ahead. IT spending will be sustained in 2022 Organizations quickly resumed their IT service spending in 2021: after a decline of over 3.4% in 2020, IT spending rebounded in 2021, reaching 6.9% year-on-year growth (of course, against a soft compare). We are predicting growth of 5.5% in 2022. IT[...]

  • Atos: Using AI for Salesforce Progression Testing

    Dec 21, 2021, by Dominique Raviart

      Since its creation, the software testing services industry has focused on regression testing, i.e., ensuring that previously developed software still runs after a new build. Regression testing is the core of all QA activities and has been widely adopted as part of multi-year managed services contracts. The financial services industry, with its extensive application estates updated by[...]

  • Kyndryl: Key Lessons in Moving a BFS Provider to the Cloud

    Dec 20, 2021, by Andy Efstathiou

    On December 15, 2021, Kyndryl and Viewpointe announced a cloud migration, modernization and management contract. The engagement provides insight for BFS executives into how banking services operations vendors are moving to the cloud to simplify operational delivery and enable business model change to expand and improve their business.    Current state Viewpointe provides conte[...]

  • Wipro/Capco Union: How Disciplined Execution is Driving Growth

    Nov 25, 2021, by Andy Efstathiou

      Wipro acquired Capco six months ago, and is Wipro’s largest ever acquisition which, if successful, should enable it to compete with tier-one technology and management consulting firms in large-scale, domain critical, transformation projects with financial institutions. However, successful unions are not created at the strategic level, but with disciplined execution that driv[...]