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  • everis: Digital Transformation Pivots from Discretionary to Fundamental

    May 11, 2020, by David McIntire

      Digital experience consulting has been a critical focus area for IT services clients over the last several years. NelsonHall estimates that digital experience consulting services revenues grew by 15.8% globally in 2019, and projects a CAGR of around 12% from 2021 through 2024, after the COVID-19 pandemic eases. However, with COVID-19 still spreading, digital transformation project[...]

  • Indian-Delivered IT Services in 2020: Innovation in Many Forms

    Mar 26, 2020, by David McIntire

      NelsonHall was recently invited to present at NASSCOM Technology & Leadership Forum 2020, one of my last foreign trips for some time, I suspect. While in India, in addition to presenting, participating on panels and conducting interviews, we had an opportunity to sit down with leaders from across the IT services landscape as well as venture beyond the Grand Hyatt Mumbai to delive[...]

  • The Changing Focus of User Experience Services (vlog)

    Mar 05, 2020, by David McIntire

      User experience and user interface (UX/UI) consulting and design has traditionally been focused primarily on external, customer-facing web properties. However, the scope and focus of experience design services has expanded as companies realize design thinking and experience-centric design has greater applicability than solely in interfacing with users. In this vlog, David McIntire pr[...]

  • Digital Experience Consulting in 2020: From Fishing to Teaching Clients to Fish

    Jan 23, 2020, by David McIntire

      In a recent NelsonHall survey of IT services buyers, the most highly-sought benefit of digital transformation engagements was improving customer experience and customer satisfaction (highly important to ~68% of buyers globally). This focus has driven IT services vendors to invest heavily over the last several years in expanding their experience consulting and design capabilities. In [...]

  • TCS Pace: Integrating Capabilities to Drive Innovation

    Dec 09, 2019, by David McIntire

      In NelsonHall’s 2019 survey of IT service buyers, when asked about the key capabilities sought in vendors, a significant majority cited a range of digital consulting capabilities. More than 65% of respondents placed high priority on capabilities such as the ability to take a business perspective to apply digital, provide a roadmap for adoption of digital, and undertake a digita[...]

  • 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[...]

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