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  • NTT Combines NTT DATA & NTT Ltd., Streamlining ICT Operations

    Jun 16, 2022, by Dominique Raviart

      NTT DATA recently announced the long-planned merger of its international business with NTT Ltd., the overseas ICT unit of Japanese telecoms giant NTT. The combined NTT DATA and NTT Ltd. will have revenues of ¥3.5tn (~$26.2bn) and 180k personnel. With this move, NTT unites its two ICT units into a single entity, driving its vision of One NTT. The merger will remove some overlap[...]

  • Atos Announces Major Restructure: Analysis

    Jun 15, 2022, by Dominique Raviart

      On June 14, 2022, Atos announced the unexpected separation of its IT infrastructure services unit, Tech Foundation, from its BDS and Digital units. With this move, Atos has aggregated its high-growth and high-profitability units into a new company, Evidian. Its infrastructure services capabilities will stay in legacy Atos, with the objective of stopping the revenue decline and improv[...]

  • Unisys Repositioning for Growth

    Jun 09, 2022, by John Laherty

      NelsonHall recently attended Unisys’ Analyst and Advisor Event 2022 in Boston, MA. As IRL meetings and events begin to resume, it was great to engage with Unisys executives face-to-face once more. The $1.2bn sale of its Federal business to SAIC back in February 2020 is being partly used to fund acquisitions and portfolio investments for Unisys’ digital workplace and cl[...]

  • Harvesting the Power of Machine Translation: Webhelp Polyglot

    Jun 09, 2022, by Ivan Kotzev

      Machine translation has been one of the fastest developing areas of AI in the last five years and has quickly become a target investment for CX services players. As the technology evolves from statistical analysis to the use of neural networks, CX services companies start to benefit at scale. Webhelp has been active in the space for several years, initially through partnerships with [...]

  • IBM-EY HR Talent Alliance Creates Game-Changer Center of Excellence

    May 27, 2022, by Elizabeth Rennie

      Following a year in development, IBM’s Talent Transformation division and EY’s Organization & Workforce, Mobility, Payroll Operate and HR Transformation division have announced a strategic alliance. The alliance enables the two organizations to co-create talent solutions and offers a new Center of Excellence for Talent, which could be a game-changer in terms of the HR[...]

  • EPAM Exits Russia, Accelerates Delivery Diversification

    May 18, 2022, by Eric Levine

      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 Eric Levine

      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[...]

  • 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[...]

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