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  • L&T Infotech’s Assurance Platform: Identifying Automation Gaps In Data-Related Testing

    Jan 25, 2017, by Dominique Raviart

      NelsonHall has been advocating for some time that software testing services vendors should focus on automating full testing processes or testing functions, and no longer be solely focused on standalone accelerators/point solutions. This is commonly called a ‘platform’ approach, and we define platforms as pre-integrated/interfaced COTS, accelerators and open source softwar[...]

  • Software Testing: Agile & DevOps Bring Reality to Quality Assurance. Industrial IoT is Next Step

    Jan 25, 2017, by Dominique Raviart

    In the past ten years, we have seen most IT service vendors’ software testing divisions and the testing pure-plays rebadge from independent verification and validation (IVV) to quality assurance (QA) services. Vendors have been very active in expanding their service portfolio (non-functional, digital testing) and in leveraging IP and accelerators. Nevertheless, there still is a gap be[...]

  • NelsonHall’s Blogging Year: A Selection From 2016

    Jan 25, 2017, by Rachael Stormonth

    NelsonHall analysts are regular bloggers, and while you might be familiar with a number of them, you might not be aware of the full range of topics that NelsonHall analysts blog about. We thought it was an opportune time to look back and pick out just a few of the many blog articles produced last year from different corners of NelsonHall research to give readers a flavour of the scope of our cover[...]

  • Booming Global Payroll Market Driven by Multi-Country Contracts

    Jan 20, 2017, by Gary Bragar

      In NelsonHall’s recently published Payroll Services market analysis report, the payroll outsourcing market is forecast to grow from $17.4 bn in 2016 to $21.8 bn by 2020. Growth is across all regions, with the greatest growth coming from multi-country payroll contracts. The multi-country payroll market is growing at three times the rate of the overall market and represents ~15% [...]

  • 2017 a Year of Political Uncertainty; IT Services Spending Shift to Digital and Cyber Will Increase

    Jan 17, 2017, by Dominique Raviart

      Here I take a quick look at IT services markets in 2017 against the backdrop of widespread political uncertainty, with predictions for how IT services spending will be impacted. Political Uncertainties in U.S., U.K., Germany, France 2017 is starting out as a year of political uncertainty, with lack of visibility in the U.S. on the Trump administration’s plans, in the U.K.[...]

  • M&A in Largest IT Services Vendors: Mega Deals Dominated in 2016; 2017 Will See Investments Focus on Digital & Security Tuck-Ins

    Jan 17, 2017, by Dominique Raviart

    M&A activity in IT services is set to take a new direction in 2017. Here, I reflect on M&A activity by the largest IT services vendors in 2016, with its emphasis on mega deals, and look ahead to 2017, which is set to be the year of digital & security tuck-in acquisitions. Large M&As in 2016: IT Conglomerates and Defense Firms Divest IT Services Arms Large-scale M&am[...]

  • Top 3 Predictions for Banking BPS & ITS in 2017

    Jan 13, 2017, by Andy Efstathiou

      Based on NelsonHall research conducted during late 2016, I have identified three key predictions for business process services (BPS) and IT services (ITS) in the Banking sector in 2017.   1. Compliance initiatives move from industry headwind to tailwind The first prediction is that compliance operations change initiatives will decline, and the resources released from th[...]

  • CMS in 2017: Delivery & Transformation and Industry-Specific Predictions for the Year Ahead

    Jan 13, 2017, by Ivan Kotzev

    by Vicki Jenkins & Ivan Kotzev NelsonHall’s principal Customer Management Services analysts take a look at how the CMS market will shape up in 2017, with predictions for CMS delivery & transformation from Ivan Kotzev, and industry-specific predictions from Vicki Jenkins.   1. CMS Delivery & Transformation Predictions For CMS, 2016 marked a substantial shift i[...]

  • Swiss Post Solutions – Applying Intelligent Automation to Move from Physical Document Management to Digital Workflow Management

    Jan 10, 2017, by Rachael Stormonth

      “We connect the physical and the digital worlds” This current slogan for the Swiss Post Group is very relevant for its Swiss Post Solutions (SPS) subsidiary as it looks to fundamentally change the nature of its business from paper-based document management to digital workflow management. SPS is one of the larger companies globally offering both inbound document mana[...]

  • HRO: A Year in Review & 2017 Preview

    Jan 06, 2017, by NelsonHall Analyst

    Following several years of growth, the HR outsourcing market continues to ride the crest of the wave, and is gearing up for a prosperous 2017 following investments across all service lines. We will shortly be publishing an in-depth blog on HRO predictions for 2017, but first I take a quick look at what happened in 2016 to lay the foundations for things to come, specifically in payroll services[...]

  • 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[...]

  • FinTech in the Commercial Banking Sector: From Mass Market to Custom Processing Efficiency

    Dec 14, 2016, by Andy Efstathiou

      Most FinTech engagements to date, with the exception of Blockchain, have been focused on consumer banking, a business characterized by high volume, high standardization, and low value transactions. By contrast, commercial banking is characterized by low volume, high customization, and high value transactions. And from an operational perspective, commercial banking uses higher value e[...]

  • Sykes’ Clearlink: Selling in the New Digital World

    Dec 08, 2016, by Ivan Kotzev

      Three watershed moments in online sales and support happened in November and went somewhat under the radar. At the beginning of the month, StatCounter reported that mobile surpassed desktop browsing for the first time at a global level. Then for the Singles Day in China, e-commerce retailers JD and Alibaba not only announced record sales, but the latter opened up the event internatio[...]

  • NIIT Technologies: Tailoring Support Experiences to Bring Customer Centricity to Internal IT

    Dec 08, 2016, by David McIntire

      While significant effort and investment are being spent on designing digital solutions that meet customer needs, one area that has not received the same level of focus is internal systems and internal IT. For example, while airlines are leveraging new age digital technologies to improve the passenger experience, less attention is being paid to the experiences of employees when they r[...]

  • HPE ES & Microsoft Eye Window of Opportunity with Mass Migration to Windows 10

    Dec 01, 2016, by John Laherty

      NelsonHall recently attended a session in London with HPE Enterprise Services (HPE ES) and Microsoft for an update on their Cloud Productivity & Mobility (CPM) partnership based on Windows 10. HPE ES shared its vision of the end-to-end ‘Modern Enterprise’, using Windows 10 to enable it to manage and offer a consistent user experience across the entire organization.[...]

  • HCL’s ISV Investments to Drive Legacy Modernization at Global Banks Over Next Ten Years

    Nov 29, 2016, by Andy Efstathiou

      At HCL’s recent adviser and analyst event, #HCLBigLeap, I spoke with their banking industry executives about HCL’s strategy and activities designed to drive application maintenance and modernization services, and specifically about the key ISV partnerships that are enabling this. Background HCL was founded in 1976, and had a strong focus on manufacturing during its [...]

  • Alorica Aims for CMS No. 1 Spot in U.S. with Bets on LATAM & CX Transformation

    Nov 28, 2016, by Ivan Kotzev

      NelsonHall recently attended Alorica’s analyst day in Guatemala City for an update on strategic developments. Here I take a look at how Alorica’s EGS integration is progressing, at the company’s U.S. nearshore strategy from LATAM, and at plans to drive CX transformation through consulting and analytics. EGS acquisition: a path to the global CMS top 3 As we covered[...]

  • Ukraine as an IT Delivery Hub: Can Location & Technical Skills Overcome Perceived Instability?

    Nov 25, 2016, by David McIntire

      At a recent analyst and advisor event held by Luxoft at its Kiev, Ukraine delivery center, the agenda went beyond the standard set of executive briefings and client case studies. It also included meetings with Ukrainian economic development organizations and a Member of Parliament. From these interactions, it was clear that Ukraine sees IT delivery as a key opportunity for growth, an[...]

  • 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[...]

  • Payroll Services Vendors Need to Redouble Efforts to Introduce New Digital Models

    Nov 11, 2016, by Gary Bragar

    NelsonHall recently published its 2016 Targeting Payroll Services market analysis and NEAT vendor assessment, as part of which we interviewed the clients of 16 payroll vendors across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific to ascertain their expectations and satisfaction levels across a range of payroll service criteria. Below is a small selection of the results comparing current client satisfa[...]

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