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  • Whishworks Expands from MuleSoft Heritage to Whole Salesforce Service Ecosystem for Coforge

    May 05, 2021, by Dominique Raviart

      Coforge, the former NIIT Technologies, recently briefed NelsonHall about its Salesforce capabilities. In 2019, the company acquired Whishworks, which became the foundation of its Salesforce activities. Whishworks, one of MuleSoft’s top five strategic partners globally, services clients across sectors, with BFSI being its most significant target market. London-headquartered W[...]

  • The Three-Headed Challenge of SAP ERP Cloud Migration Services

    Mar 02, 2021, by David McIntire

      As we have previously written, cloud services overall are poised to be the fastest growing area of IT services in 2021. The changing nature of cloud adoption, from non-production and non-critical applications to core business applications means that SAP environments will be no exception. In our recently published SAP Cloud Migration Services market analysis, NelsonHall estimates d[...]

  • IBM GBS Adds Salesforce Specialization with 7Summits Acquisition

    Feb 16, 2021, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently talked to IBM GBS regarding its acquisition of 7Summits. After years of limited GBS M&A activity, IBM has been increasing its investment level in this business. With the planned divestment of most of its GTS business, GBS is core to IBM Services. Since October 2020, GBS has made five transactions across cloud, payments, SAP, and Salesforce. The 7Summits acquisition[...]

  • 2020 Lessons & Future Success Factors: Q&A with Wipro’s Nagendra P Bandaru

    Jan 22, 2021, by John Willmott

      The following is a discussion between Nagendra (Nag) P Bandaru, President, Wipro Limited – Global Business Lines-iCore, and John Willmott, NelsonHall CEO, covering lessons learned in 2020 and success factors for 2021. Nag is responsible for Infrastructure and Cloud Services, Digital Operations and Platforms, and Risk Services and Enterprise Cybersecurity – three key [...]

  • Infosys Creates Cobalt Cloud Community to Support Hybrid Multi-Cloud Adoption

    Nov 17, 2020, by John Laherty

      As clients begin to adapt to the new normal post-Covid-19, we see a paradigm shift in the approach to cloud adoption. Previously cloud adoption was driven mainly by cost reduction and improved agility; the trend is now toward market responsiveness, personalized experiences, real-time insights, innovating at scale, expanding into new markets, and launching new products and services. C[...]

  • Capgemini's CIAP 2.0 Assists Enterprises in Rapid & Cost-Effective Scaling of Automation Initiatives

    Nov 10, 2020, by John Willmott

      Capgemini has just launched version 2 of the Capgemini Intelligent Automation Platform (CIAP) to assist organizations in offering an enterprise-wide and AI-enabled approach to their automation initiatives across IT and business operations. In particular, CIAP offers: Reduced TCO and increased resilience through use of shared third-party components Support for AIOps and DevSec[...]

  • Wipro Resumes Salesforce Acquisitions with 4C

    Nov 04, 2020, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently talked with Wipro regarding its 4C acquisition. Wipro accelerated the development of its Salesforce practice with the Appirio acquisition in November 2016. Indianapolis-headquartered Appirio was an essential move for Wipro, paying $500m for the firm, its second-largest acquisition ever. As well as a Salesforce business, Appirio brought in a Google practice, crowdsourcing [...]

  • 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[...]

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