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  • Adventures in Blockchain: Capgemini Focuses on Helping Clients Develop Their Roadmap

    Oct 25, 2017, by Andy Efstathiou

    In this blog, I look at Capgemini’s Blockchain initiatives and what segments they are focusing on for further development with their financial services clients. Initially, Blockchain engagements were focused on:  Using POCs to develop an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of distributed ledger technology (DLT) Developing business use cases, trying POCs to d[...]

  • The E.W. Scripps Company’s HR Transformation Journey

    Oct 24, 2017, by Pete Tiliakos

        For many organizations today, technology, and more specifically the internet, has changed the way business is conducted, and having the agility to pivot with the change is critical to remaining competitive and surviving. While the introduction of next generation technology has created a critical inflection point for many businesses, it is also providing HR leaders with n[...]

  • Nvidia Draws on Gaming Culture to Compete for AI Chip Leadership

    Oct 20, 2017, by David Mayer

      Nvidia faces stiff new competition for the leadership position in the AI processing chip market. But the firm has a significant competitive advantage: a culture of innovation and production efficiency that was developed to address the demanding needs of a wholly different market. Intel and Google have been making waves in the AI processing chip market, the former with the acquisit[...]

  • 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[...]

  • SE2’s Digital Transformation: Enabling Future-Proof Life Insurance & Annuities

    Oct 19, 2017, by Suri Nair

      NelsonHall recently attended the SE2 Partnership Forum, entitled ‘Future-proof: From Here to Digital’, in Washington D.C., where the main focal point of discussion was the challenge of digital transformation in the life insurance and annuity sector. Here I look at a number of developments in SE2’s offerings that are helping clients to address the challenge of dig[...]

  • Omnichannel Entropy from a Customer Experience Perspective: Macy’s Journey

    Oct 18, 2017, by Ivan Kotzev

    The traditional (and now universally accepted as outdated) model for multi-channel support looked something like this, with differences primarily between the types or number of channels: However, as customers became digital and mobile, the model has shifted to something like this: This model originated with marketers and retailers, where omnichannel means the ability to purchase in t[...]

  • CSC to DXC Technology – Plus Ca Change…

    Oct 16, 2017, by Dominique Raviart

      DXC Technology recently held an analyst day in the U.K., its first since being ‘born’ on April 1. It is still early days for this young organization and the integration continues (though there was little mention of this at the event). In its recent investor calls, DXC Technology has emphasized actions to strip out costs, apply financial discipline, and invest in next[...]

  • HCL's 3-Lever Approach to Business Process Automation: Risk & Control Analysis; Lean & Six Sigma; Cognitive Automation

    Oct 13, 2017, by John Willmott

    HCL has undertaken ~200 use cases spanning finance & accounting, contact, product support and cross-industry customer onboarding, and claims processing, using products including Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, UiPath, WorkFusion, and HCL’s proprietary AI tool Exacto. This blog summarizes NelsonHall’s analysis of HCL's approach to Business Process Automation coveri[...]

  • The Impact & Benefits of GDPR for Organizations

    Oct 12, 2017, by Mike Smart

    In this, the first of two articles on GDPR, I look at how the regulation is set to impact companies, and at the benefits of compliance beyond simply avoiding penalties.     The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted in April 2016 and will be put into force on 25 May 2018. The unified and enforceable laws contained in the regulation replace the o[...]

  • DXC Spins Off U.S. Federal Business: What Does This Mean for Rest of U.S. Public Sector Business?

    Oct 12, 2017, by Rachael Stormonth

    I have just looked back at a blog I wrote last May when the news broke of the DXC/HP ES tie-up. Here is an extract: “There is the question of the U.S. federal business that HPE ES will bring in, a market that CSC has only just exited. Will it play a part in the newco? Overall, U.S. public sector would account for around 11% of the newco, way below CSC’s non-compete threshold.[...]

  • Ceridian INSIGHTS is Vegas Strong

    Oct 10, 2017, by Gary Bragar

    Last week, Ceridian held its annual customer forum, Ceridian INSIGHTS, in Las Vegas, where it showed its support for the victims of the recent shooting, and demonstrated its commitment to people as the mainstay of its philosophy. Ceridian established a website at the conference where attendees were able to make donations to a victim support fund, with Ceridian making the first contribution,[...]

  • Office Depot Seeks to Reinvent Itself with Acquisition of CompuCom

    Oct 06, 2017, by Dominique Raviart

      In a surprise transaction, Office Depot announced the acquisition of U.S.-based CompuCom, an end-user computer specialist. The price is significant: ~$1bn, including $750m in cash and 45m shares of Office Depot, with the seller, PE Thomas H. Lee Partners, owning 8% of the share of Office Depot. Despite revenues of $10.6bn, Office Depot has a market cap of just ~$2bn. With the acqu[...]

  • Fast Data: The Smart Will Get Faster... and the Fast Will Get Smarter

    Oct 05, 2017, by David Mayer

      Fast Data is the emerging hot topic of discussion for business leaders seeking to get ahead of the next wave of data utilization. But Fast Data isn't just an evolution of Big Data; it's a market force unto itself that's asking more of traditional and start-up vendors in both traditional DBMS and AI. I spent a (surprisingly snowy) morning this week talking with AI and B[...]

  • Wipro Converging its Crowdtesting Activities Around QaaS & Topcoder

    Oct 04, 2017, by Dominique Raviart

        I recently talked with Wipro about its crowdtesting capabilities. Here, Wipro has a different positioning and service portfolio from crowdtesting pure-plays, with a stronger focus on automation frameworks (with its mobile website and app testing framework), and access to mobile device labs. QaaS: an aggregation of testing offerings at scale QaaS is an aggregation of s[...]

  • Digital Services Drive Capgemini’s Financial Services Industry Engagements

    Sep 28, 2017, by Andy Efstathiou

      NelsonHall recently attended Capgemini’s financial services analyst conference in Boston, where the company discussed its activities and roadmap for the industry, which is focused on digital services. Here I look at how digital services are now driving Capgemini’s financial services business, with client examples. Capgemini’s shift to digital financial services [...]

  • Hungry for Hungary? Why the Country’s Talent Feast is Attracting International Investment

    Sep 27, 2017, by Nikki Edwards

      I was privileged to be invited recently to a customer and analyst event in Budapest, Hungary hosted by Cielo. Great, I thought – I’ve never been there, maybe I’ll see the Danube and a few historic buildings. And from that perspective, Budapest did not disappoint; it was understandable why there were so many tourists visiting, enjoying the hot September weather. But [...]

  • The Gig Economy & the Challenge for HR

    Sep 22, 2017, by NelsonHall Analyst

    The gig economy has been a recent trending topic. While the concept of gig workers is nothing new, the attention being paid to it is, especially since this is an area whose growth has been facilitated by the digital marketplace. Here, I take a quick look at the challenges gig workers present for HR. Gig workers present a challenge on several fronts, especially when it comes to managing[...]

  • Technology-Enabled Service Focus Driving Advances in ADP’s HCM Client Base

    Sep 22, 2017, by Gary Bragar

      Last week, my colleague Amy Gurchensky wrote on the topic of ADP’s user-centric innovations paving the way for growth in its HR services business. Indeed, at its recent annual analyst event, CEO Carlos Rodriguez was keen to reiterate that ADP is a technology-enabled services organization, not a software company, and this was backed up by client case studies. Here I provide a su[...]

  • 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[...]

  • ADP’s User-Centric Innovations Pave the Way for Services Growth

    Sep 15, 2017, by NelsonHall Analyst

      This week, ADP held its annual industry analyst event in NYC, and as well as welcoming guests with apples to celebrate the arrival of fall, it also ushered in the season with significant news regarding its HR technology innovations. One thing is clear about the technology-enabled services company: its investments in innovation continue to accelerate, as it invested ~$450bn in FY 2017[...]

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