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  • Cloud Services 2020: Pandemic Accelerates Long-Term Trends As Buyer Demand Evolves

    Jul 27, 2020, by David McIntire

      As financial results that reflect a full quarter in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic are being released by IT service vendors, one of the key themes is that while discretionary budgets are being hard hit, clients’ investment in migrating to the cloud is not slowing. For vendors, clients’ cloud adoption has acted as a mitigator of other areas where clients have delayed [...]

  • Cognizant Acquires to Scale Up & Specialize Salesforce Services

    May 21, 2020, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently talked to Cognizant about two planned Salesforce-related acquisitions: Code Zero and EI Technologies, which the company announced in Q1 2020. Cognizant Strengthens Specialized Billing Capabilities with Code Zero Code Zero is a U.S. Salesforce CPQ and billing specialist with experience in providing services to manufacturing firms expanding their business from selling[...]

  • Cognizant Focuses on Growing its Salesforce Practice while Verticalizing Capabilities

    Oct 30, 2019, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently talked with Cognizant’s Salesforce Consulting & Solutions Group (CSG) unit, recently set up in Europe. The unit reflects ongoing investment by Cognizant in its Salesforce capabilities, with a more vertical focus, accommodating Salesforce’s growing product portfolio.   CSG complements the capabilities of Cognizant Interactive and Cognizant Consultin[...]

  • The Move to B2B Platforms: Q&A with Manuel Sevilla, Capgemini CDO

    Jan 15, 2019, by John Willmott

      Platforms have been increasingly important in B2C digital transformation in recent years and have been used to disintermediate and create a whole raft of well-known consumer business opportunities. B2B platforms have been less evident during this period outside the obvious ecosystems built up in the IT arena by the major cloud and software companies. However, with blockchain now emer[...]

  • Capgemini: “In Shape and On the Move”

    Nov 01, 2018, by Rachael Stormonth

      We have delayed the publication of this event note until after Capgemini’s Capital Markets Day this week, when Capgemini confirmed its mid-term ambitions of 5-7% organic growth and an operating margin of 12.5-13%. “In Shape and On the Move” were among the first few words of COO Thierry Delaporte’s closing address at Capgemini’s global analyst and adv[...]

  • Atos Strengthens Key Partnerships, Launches New AI Products

    Jul 13, 2018, by Mike Smart

      NelsonHall recently attended Atos’ Technology Day in Paris, where we heard updates on its digital technology initiatives, including key partnerships with Siemens and Google, and new AI product developments. Extending partnership with Siemens Atos gave an update on its ongoing investment with Siemens, a seven-year-old partnership that was recently extended to 2020 wit[...]

  • 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.[...]

  • Neeyamo: Easing the Move to the Cloud with UnBox HR for SuccessFactors

    Jun 22, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      I recently attended Neeyamo’s analyst event in Atlanta, where I discussed the company’s cloud transformation practice with its leaders, and specifically the announcement of UnBox HR for SuccessFactors. Over the past 10 years, Neeyamo has developed its HR offering with the goal of “addressing the white spaces” in HR technology and services and focusing [...]

  • Computacenter Focused on Portfolio Consolidation & Geographic Expansion

    May 24, 2018, by John Laherty

    NelsonHall recently attended Computacenter’s analyst summit in Hamburg, Germany, its first such event since 2014. Key takeaways are that the company is now focusing on portfolio consolidation and workplace services opportunities for Win10 migration, and on geographic expansion, specifically in the U.S. and Germany. Let's look at initiatives driving the evolution of Computacenter&r[...]

  • IoT Platforms: Build or Buy? Implications for Clients & IT Services Vendors

    Apr 03, 2018, by Dominique Raviart

      There is an abundance of IoT platforms on the market. Many technology firms (e.g. IBM Software, AWS, PTC/Thingworx, Microsoft), major manufacturing firms (GE, Siemens, ABB, Bosch, Schneider Electric) and some large IT services vendors (e.g. Accenture, TCS, and Atos via Worldline) have invested in their own IoT platform products. History is repeating itself, as the build or buy que[...]

  • 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[...]

  • IoT Beyond Connectivity: Deutsche Telekom & T-Systems Open Up to Partnerships & Packaged Offerings

    Feb 07, 2018, by Dominique Raviart

      T-Systems recently held an analyst event which specifically covered the IoT capabilities of parent company Deutsche Telekom AG Group (DTAG) and its own Digital Division. Here are the key takeaways. IoT Connectivity Services IoT is clearly important for DTAG and for T-Systems for connectivity reasons: NelsonHall estimates that most of its IoT revenues come from traditional SIM c[...]

  • Wipro’s Appirio One Year On: Investing in Digital Consulting, IP & Verticalized Offerings

    Jan 29, 2018, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently met with the senior management of Appirio, acquired by Wipro in November 2016, for an update on developments in 2017 and priorities for 2018. As part of Wipro, Appirio has been able to accelerate the development of its digital consulting units and its investment in IP and accelerators, working alongside Wipro’s industry units, and also to expand into other geographi[...]

  • Getronics Under New Ownership Sets Sights on Revenues of €1bn by 2020

    Dec 11, 2017, by John Laherty

      NelsonHall recently had a briefing with senior management at Getronics to discuss the merger of Connectis under the Getronics portfolio. In this short blog, I look at what the Connectis business brings to the wider Getronics group, the aspirational growth targets that have been set by new CEO Nana Baffour, and some of the key focus areas for Getronics moving forward. Baffour becam[...]

  • How IT Services Vendors Can Help Organizations Meet GDPR

    Nov 09, 2017, by Mike Smart

      In this, the second of two articles on GDPR, I look at how IT services vendors can help companies meet GDPR compliance in several areas. You can read the first article, ‘The Impact & Benefits of GDPR for Organizations’, here. Application services Application services can help organizations in ensuring that new and legacy applications meet the GDPR articles perta[...]

  • HPE Unveils Pointnext Brand to Refocus its IT Services Capabilities

    Apr 18, 2017, by Dominique Raviart

    We recently talked to HPE Technology Services (TS) about its recent Pointnext branding campaign. Despite the divestment of its Enterprise Services unit, HPE has retained very significant IT services capabilities, provided through Pointnext. Technology Services is a sizable unit with FY16 revenues of ~$7.9bn (for the period ending 31 October 2016), and has a headcount of 25k across 80 countries[...]

  • CSS Corp: Focused on Automating Enterprise Cloud Adoption for Consumer-Facing Clients

    Mar 15, 2017, by David McIntire

      CSS Corp. is a privately held Milpitas, CA-headquartered IT services and tech support vendor that NelsonHall estimates had revenues approaching $200m in FY16. The company has a new leadership team, many of whom are ex-Infosys, and it is now looking to expand beyond its core technical support offerings into the growing digital transformation and cloud migration market.  CSS Co[...]

  • Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems Puts IoT at the Heart of its Digital Strategy

    Dec 16, 2016, by Dominique Raviart

      I recently talked with T-Systems about its digital strategy, and here I take a look at the organization’s Digital Division, and specifically at its Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. Digital transformation is a strategic offering for T-Systems’ parent Deutsche Telekom group (DTAG). The company set up its Digital Division in 2015 with the intention of aggregating exp[...]

  • Unisys Puts Security at the Heart of its Corporate Transformation

    Nov 17, 2016, by David McIntire

      Unisys recently held an analyst and advisor day in New York, entitled UnisysNOW. However, with a relatively new leadership team in place and a broad corporate transformation underway, the focus of the event was not so much on the current shape of Unisys’ business but on the company’s aspirations and plans for achieving them, encapsulated in a new tagline: Securing Your To[...]

  • IBM Reinvigorating Its Enterprise Application Services by Developing Watson-Enabled Industry Solutions

    Sep 14, 2016, by David McIntire

    Unsurprisingly, given its investment in, and focus on, Watson, IBM declared at a recent Alliances Analyst Day that 2016 is 'the year of cognitive'. The intent of the meeting was to look broadly at how IBM is working with its key alliance partners, including SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft, and it is clear that IBM’s focus is on incorporating cognitive capabilities and broadening th[...]

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