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  • Concentrix Acquires Convergys, Becomes Second Largest CX BPS Player Globally

    Jun 29, 2018, by Ivan Kotzev

    With its Q2 results yesterday, SYNNEX, the parent company of Concentrix, announced its intention to acquire Convergys, the second largest CX services provider and a public company with ~$2.8bn annual revenues. SYNNEX will pay ~ $2.43bn (includes $26.50 per share and repayment of $315m net debt). The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2018. The largest CX Services provider in Nor[...]

  • Quick Report from DXC Technology's 'Delivering on Digital 2018'

    Jun 29, 2018, by Mike Smart

      Mike Smart with a quick report from DXC's 'Delivering on Digital 2018' client event.[...]

  • Avaloq’s Emerging Technology Strategy to Enable Faster Banking Transformation

    Jun 27, 2018, by Andy Efstathiou

      I recently attended the Avaloq Community Conference in Zurich, where the key themes were cloud delivery, operations ecosystem, open banking platforms, and combined ITS/BPS engagements. Here I take a quick look at Avaloq’s strategy in each of these areas. Cloud delivery Avaloq recently announced a partnership with IBM for a global private cloud delivery capability for cust[...]

  • 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 [...]

  • PeopleScout Continues Global Expansion with Acquisition of TMP Holdings

    Jun 21, 2018, by Gary Bragar

      At its recent Talent Summit, PeopleScout announced the expansion of its service centers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific, plus the acquisition of TMP Holdings, a provider of employer branding and RPO services operating in the U.K. via Yocto, the RPO division of TMP Worldwide. Already the largest RPO provider in terms of number of hires (~300k annually) and the largest[...]

  • T-Systems Targeting Modest Growth & Better Profitability by 2021

    Jun 19, 2018, by Dominique Raviart

        By Dominique Raviart & Rachael Stormonth Deutsche Telekom’s Capital Market Day 2018 included a session in which the new CEO of T-Systems Adel Al-Saleh explained how he intends to turn around the Systems Solutions market unit (T-Systems). Back to onshore vendor profitability standards by 2021 Al-Saleh’s message to investors is clear: the priority is [...]

  • Highlights of Cognitive IT Infrastructure Management (vlog)

    Jun 19, 2018, by John Laherty

      John Laherty, Senior Analyst with NelsonHall’s IT Services practice, talks about his recently completed global research project on ‘Cognitive IT Infrastructure Management’, which covers latest developments in next-generation IT infrastructure and workplace services, including the use of AI, client requirements, and vendor selection criteria.     [...]

  • Talent Disruption: What’s Next?

    Jun 15, 2018, by Gary Bragar

      Last week, I attended and presented at Futurestep’s second annual client event, themed Talent Disruption: What’s Next? with clients attending from Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Below is a round-up of the event’s main talking points. Key talent acquisition & retention challenges The following summarizes some of the key challenges presented by Futu[...]

  • Tech Mahindra’s ATA Tackles the Challenges of Model-Based Testing

    Jun 15, 2018, by Dominique Raviart

      Tech Mahindra recently briefed NelsonHall on its new model-based testing (MBT) offering, Automated Test Assurance (ATA). To date, enterprises have shown interest in MBT technology, but take up has been low, partly because they had already invested in creating test cases and test scripts and were reluctant to make a further investment in creating a new a set of process models/diagrams[...]

  • Teleperformance to Acquire Intelenet, Makes Strategic Bet on India & Analytics

    Jun 15, 2018, by Ivan Kotzev

      After several months of media speculation, Teleperformance officially announced yesterday an agreement to acquire Intelenet Global Services from the private equity Blackstone for a total consideration of $1bn. Boost for Indian market The deal will expand Teleperformance’s topline growth and have a positive impact of around +10% on the company’s earnings per share in[...]

  • IPsoft’s Challenging Vision for Cognitive Automation

    Jun 12, 2018, by David Mayer

      I recently attended IPsoft’s Digital Workforce Summit in New York City, an intriguing event that in some ways represented a microcosm of the challenges clients are experiencing in moving from RPA to cognitive automation. The AI challenge Chetan Dube loomed large over proceedings. IPsoft’s president and CEO was onstage more than is common at events of this type, chai[...]

  • Cornerstone Convergence 2018 Highlights

    Jun 11, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      Pete Tiliakos reports from Cornerstone Convergence 2018 on topics including the talent management company’s strategy, latest product developments, and extreme focus on CX.[...]

  • Capgemini’s Digital Banking Strategy Focused on Tier One Legacy Transformation

    Jun 01, 2018, by Andy Efstathiou

      I recently attended the Capgemini Financial Services Industry Conference in London, also meeting up with several banks to learn more about where they are spending their digital services money, what they are looking for from digital projects, and where the market is headed. Bank demand for digital services has grown and matured over the past few years. In 2015 and 2016, IT services[...]

  • Tech Mahindra’s Blueprint for Next Gen IT Services

    Jun 01, 2018, by Rachael Stormonth

      Readers of the NelsonHall Quarterly Updates on Tech Mahindra over the last two years will be aware of initiatives that have taken place to turn around the LCC business it acquired, and also of recent investments such as a minority stake in Altiostar. This blog looks at some of the other sectors in which Tech Mahindra operates, and at some broad developments around service delivery. [...]

  • Meet Ari & Mya, the Talent Acquisition Virtual Assistants

    May 31, 2018, by Nikki Edwards

    With increasing pressure on organizations to find the best hires, talent acquisition (TA) teams are continuing to grow. And as more Gen Zs are joining the workforce for the first time, so too are the latest generation of virtual assistants or chatbots. Here I look at the early careers and future prospects of Ari and Mya, two virtual assistants currently being used by TA vendors and corporate T[...]

  • 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[...]

  • Verticalization & Localization Driving Strategy at NIIT Technologies

    May 24, 2018, by Rachael Stormonth

    NelsonHall recently attended NIIT Technologies’ analyst and adviser event in London, and we were keen to get an update on developments at the company since the arrival of Sudhir Singh as CEO. We were aware that the last two quarters have seen a significant increase in the number of large deal signings (five, compared with two in H1 FY18), also that there have been a significant number of[...]

  • SGWI’s GEO Employment Model: Enabling Agile Global Expansion

    May 22, 2018, by Pete Tiliakos

      As businesses today are increasingly operating at a global level, they face inherent complexity and compliance hurdles. Indeed, a recurring finding in NelsonHall’s annual payroll market analysis is that compliance is a key driver for organizations outsourcing payroll. And new regulatory directives such as GDPR are placing yet more compliance pressure on the HR and payroll leade[...]

  • Neeyamo Addressing the White Spaces in HR

    May 18, 2018, by Gary Bragar

      Now in its tenth year, Neeyamo is hitting its stride as a niche global HR services provider. I recently caught up with the company at its first U.S. analyst and advisor event for an update on its HR service lines. Strategic focus Neeyamo aims to ‘address the white spaces in HR technology and services’, including underserved markets and geographies. It positions itse[...]

  • Infosys Builds Foundations of a Successful Open Banking Ecosystem

    May 16, 2018, by Andy Efstathiou

      The banking industry is undergoing significant legal and operational transformation, including the move towards open banking, a regulatory requirement whereby banks open their platforms to third-parties for them to transact business with the banks’ customers and suppliers. Here I look at how Infosys, with its Finacle suite of solutions, is working with banks to support the tran[...]

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