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  • EPAM Exits Russia, Accelerates Delivery Diversification

    May 18, 2022, by Dominique Raviart

      The war in Ukraine has brought EPAM Systems (EPAM) under the spotlight. Although headquartered in Newton, PA, EPAM has a delivery network heavy in Central and Eastern Europe. It was founded in 1993 in New Jersey and specializes in service development, digital platform engineering, digital product design, and custom software. However, with its first offshore development center opening[...]

  • Infosys Cobalt Cloud Focuses on Transformation, Security & Sustainability

    May 16, 2022, by Dominique Raviart

      NelsonHall recently attended the ‘Infosys Cobalt World Tour’ conference in New York and, as the world begins to open up again, it was great to engage with Infosys executives face-to-face. Infosys presented its Cobalt Cloud strategy and use cases to increase awareness of the benefits to the marketplace and highlighted that its cloud approach is focused on achieving busi[...]

  • Mindtree and L&T Infotech Merger: A Story of Scale

    May 13, 2022, by Kishore Gorti

      There is history behind this merger. Known as India’s first hostile takeover bid in the IT sector, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) acquired a 60% stake in Mindtree in July 2019, despite the opposition of Mindtree’s founders and board members. LTIMindtree will be the sixth largest India-headquartered IT services vendor Since then, a merger of both these firms has [...]

  • Amdocs Looks to Reinvent Agile QA

    May 04, 2022, by Dominique Raviart

      The world of quality assurance (QA) is continually evolving, alternating between cycles of centralization and decentralization. QA became part of testing CoEs in the 2000s, driving process standardization, test coverage and automation. More recently, in its latest organizational model, it has become part of the agile development structure and is spread across agile projects. Quality [...]

  • Majorel Buys Into Turkey’s CX Services Success Story

    Apr 28, 2022, by Ivan Kotzev

      Turkey has been a success story for nearshore European CX services for several years. At the start of 2022, Majorel officially acquired Mayen Telekomünikasyon Hizmetleri A.Ş. (Mayen), an independent Turkish BPO. In this blog, I review the growth of Turkey's CX services and its challenges, Majorel’s expansion in the region, and the opportunities arising from the deal. [...]

  • Konecta and Comdata Merger Intensifies CXS Top 10 Competition

    Apr 19, 2022, by Ivan Kotzev

      After several months of speculation, Konecta and Comdata announced their planned merger, creating a $2bn CX services provider that positions it in the global top 10. The deal is a strategic move to respond to the growing market demand for CX transformation capabilities, greater technology investments, and a multinational scale. Konecta-Comdata combined The merger, subject to ap[...]

  • 2022: A Bumpy Year for IT Services Spending

    Apr 07, 2022, by Dominique Raviart

      NelsonHall is currently updating its bi-annual IT services forecasts, and here’s a quick look at some of the headlines for 2022. COVID-19 no longer a threat to IT services spending growth The world has evidently changed since our November 2021 update. The pandemic now seems largely under control, despite spikes in China. India, the world’s IT services hub, is gradua[...]

  • 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[...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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[...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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[...]

  • 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[...]

  • 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[...]