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  • Navigating AI-Based Quality Assurance Automation with Infosys

    Jun 10, 2021, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently talked to Infosys Validation Solutions (IVS), Infosys’ quality assurance unit, and discussed its continued investment in AI to automate testing and validate chatbots and AI models. AI-Based Analytics from Test Case and Defect Data The primary AI use cases in QA are around analytics: QA and development produce a vast amount of data that can be used for guiding [...]

  • IBM GBS Expands Salesforce Capabilities in Europe with Waeg

    May 20, 2021, by Dominique Raviart

      IBM recently announced its acquisition of Salesforce Platinum Consulting partner, Waeg. The company, whose name means “wave” in old English, expands IBM’s Salesforce service presence in Europe and is IBM GBS’ second Salesforce services acquisition in 2021, following 7Summits in the U.S. It is also GBS’ fifth acquisition since IBM announced the intended s[...]

  • 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[...]

  • Atos Reignites its Salesforce Capabilities

    Mar 02, 2021, by Dominique Raviart

      In November 2020, Atos unveiled its strategy for OneCloud, which focuses on key partnerships with the hyperscalers, and also includes three ISVs: SAP, ServiceNow, and Salesforce. We recently talked to Atos' Salesforce practice to discuss its growth plans and recent acquisitions. Atos has been a long-standing SAP partner and recently reignited its Salesforce practice, making tw[...]

  • 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[...]

  • passbrains Accelerates Development Thanks to Acquisition by msg

    Feb 15, 2021, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently talked to passbrains, the crowdtesting pure-play with dual headquarters in Hamburg and Zurich that has just been acquired by German IT service and VAR vendor, msg. The acquisition is timely for passbrains. Its founder died in the summer of 2020 at a critical time, as the firm was developing the 2.0 release of its crowdtesting platform and diversifying its client base[...]

  • Enabling Enterprise Agility with Coforge’s Office of Enterprise Architecture

    Feb 12, 2021, by David McIntire

      As the rapid rise of the pandemic demonstrated in early 2020, a company’s ability to react and respond to the changing business environment is a critical capability. Even prior to the pandemic, a NelsonHall survey of ~1k IT service buyers showed ~60% placing high importance on increasing the agility of existing core productions applications. Companies are looking for agility in[...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Wipro: ‘Obsession for Growth’

    Dec 12, 2020, by Rachael Stormonth

    With a new Chairman appointed 15 months ago and a new CEO in place for the last four, Wipro has seen a significant changing of the guard – much has been made of the fact that Thierry Delaporte is Wipro’s first non-Indian CEO appointment. The announcements made in a recent event for financial analysts (its first such event in five years) reveal some major shifts happening within the[...]

  • 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[...]

  • 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 [...]

  • CSS Corp Launches Digital Assurance to Bring Automation to UX Testing

    Sep 03, 2020, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently talked with CSS Corp about its investments in QA, in particular its new Digital Assurance offering. Digital Assurance targets UX QA, an area that has not had the attention it deserves. Clients have prioritized investment in continuous testing & automation While many large organizations have devoted considerable time and effort to continuous testing and func[...]

  • Qualitest Deploys AI in its QA Assessment & Consulting Activities

    Jul 28, 2020, by Dominique Raviart

      QA pure-play Qualitest recently briefed NelsonHall on a new AI-based offering the company launched in 2019. The testing services industry began to deploy AI-based offerings about three years ago, starting with AI-based analytics use cases, looking at where and what to test better. Since then, the focus has shifted to AI-based automation, looking initially at the automated creation[...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Testbirds: Capitalizing on COVID-19’s Impact on Crowdtesting

    Jun 08, 2020, by Dominique Raviart

      We recently talked to crowdtesting specialist firm Testbirds about how the firm has adapted to COVID-19 and the macroeconomic conditions. In the past two years, the crowdtesting industry has realigned its capabilities around agile testing, primarily providing services for mobile apps and websites along with chatbots and connected devices/wearables. The realignment has been success[...]

  • 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[...]

  • Infosys Helps Utilities Navigate the Impact of COVID-19

    May 13, 2020, by John Laherty

      As with all industries, utility companies are responding to the ever-changing requirements related to COVID-19. In this short blog, we take a look at the macro and value chain impacts of COVID-19 on the utilities industry, how utilities are adjusting their business and IT priorities, and how Infosys is supporting utilities in their ongoing response. Macro-level and value chai[...]

  • 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[...]

  • Sogeti Updates TMAP: Going Beyond SDETs with Cross-Functional Teams

    Apr 27, 2020, by Dominique Raviart

      Capgemini’s Sogeti recently introduced a new TMAP book, Quality for DevOps Teams., which is a direct successor to its TMAP NEXT book published initially in 2016. TMAP NEXT has remained one of the methodology bibles that guide QA practitioners in structuring their testing projects. Sogeti has added regular updates around agile/scrum development, IoT, and digital testing that [...]

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