DEBUG: PAGE=domain, TITLE=NelsonHall Blog,ID=1469,TEMPLATE=blog
toggle expanded view
  • NelsonHall Blog

    We publish lots of information and analyst insights on our blogs. Here you can find the aggregated posts across all NelsonHall program blogs and much more.

    explore
  • Events & Webinars

    Keep up to date regarding some of the many upcoming events that NelsonHall participates in and also runs.

    Take the opportunity to join/attend in order to meet and discover live what makes NelsonHall a leading analyst firm in the industry.

    explore

Subscribe to blogs & alerts:

manage email alerts using the form below, in order to be notified via email whenever we publish new content:

Search research content:

action=something else...array(7) { ["program"]=> int(-1) ["analyst"]=> int(-1) ["industry"]=> int(-1) ["serviceline"]=> int(-1) ["vendor"]=> int(-1) ["country"]=> int(-1) ["application"]=> int(-1) } array(0) { }
from:
until:

Access our analyst expertise:

Only NelsonHall clients who are logged in have access to our analysts and advisors for their expert advice and opinion.

To find out more about how NelsonHall's analysts and sourcing advisors can assist you with your strategy and engagements, please contact our sales department here.

NelsonHall Blog

  • Assystem Technologies' Acquisition of SQS: Scale Achieved, IoT Services a Major Priority

    Dec 19, 2017, by Dominique Raviart

      In something of a surprise move, Assystem Technologies (AT) recently announced its intention to acquire Germany-headquartered but LSE-listed SQS. AT is offering 825 pence per share, valuing SQS at £281m, and has secured (on an irrevocable basis) 31.4% of the shares of SQS from founders, executive management, and board members. This is a generous offer - 56% over SQS’ shar[...]

  • Impact of Digital on IT Services: Buyer Perspectives from Across Industry Sectors (vlog)

    Dec 15, 2017, by David McIntire

      David McIntire, IT Services Research Director, talks about NelsonHall's recently completed project looking at the attitudes and intentions of IT services buyers. Based on interviews with ~1,000 buyers across 17 industry sectors, the project analyses buyers' key business and IT priorities, digital initiatives, IT spending projections, and the characteristics they look for in&n[...]

  • Intelligent Automation Summit Takeaways: Four Alternative Gain Frameworks for RPA

    Dec 14, 2017, by David Mayer

      At the Intelligent Automation (IA) event in New Orleans, December 6-8, snow in the Big Easy air was not the only surprise. As expected, there was plenty of technological innovation on show in the exhibition hall, but the event also played host to some energized discussions on human-centric gains to be realized from RPA implementation – suggesting that we are indeed moving into [...]

  • Alight Solutions: 2017 Progress Report & 2018 Vision

    Dec 14, 2017, by NelsonHall Analyst

      It has been 10 months since the announcement that Aon was divesting the businesses within its Outsourcing segment to private equity firm Blackstone, and 6 months since Alight was formally launched as a new company, which makes it an ideal time to review its progress and where it is headed in 2018. By all accounts, it was a smooth transition, with client retention remaining high.&n[...]

  • CPG’s Digital CX Future: Notes from HGS Forum

    Dec 13, 2017, by Ivan Kotzev

      I recently attended HGS’ forum on the trends and challenges in CX for the European Consumer Packaged Goods (FMCG) market. In the company’s West London center, clients and prospects including Colgate, Danone, L’Oréal, Nespresso, Nomad Foods, and Mars discussed the ways customer service can drive ecommerce and augment sales. Digital as a force for disruption[...]

  • Atos Makes €4.3bn Unsolicited Offer for Gemalto; Another Bold but Challenging Move

    Dec 13, 2017, by Dominique Raviart

    Atos has made an unsolicited offer for security, SIM cards, and payment cards technology vendor Gemalto. The offer is sizeable at €4.3bn (plus Gemalto’s net debt of €938m at end of H1 2017) financed in cash. It runs until December 15. Gemalto is another major acquisition for Atos: in its fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, Gemalto generated revenues of ~€3bn, with an EBITD[...]

  • Adventures in Blockchain: Mphasis Focuses on Client Revenue Growth, Supporting Compelling Use Cases

    Dec 12, 2017, by Andy Efstathiou

      In this article, I look at Mphasis’ Blockchain initiatives and at the segments they are focusing on for further development with their financial services clients. Mphasis began its Blockchain initiatives in 2016, initiating internal experiments and POCs to understand the technology and how it can be applied to business challenges. Mphasis is working with a global financial s[...]

  • Getronics Under New Ownership Sets Sights on Revenues of €1bn by 2020

    Dec 11, 2017, by John Laherty

      NelsonHall recently had a briefing with senior management at Getronics to discuss the merger of Connectis under the Getronics portfolio. In this short blog, I look at what the Connectis business brings to the wider Getronics group, the aspirational growth targets that have been set by new CEO Nana Baffour, and some of the key focus areas for Getronics moving forward. Baffour becam[...]

  • The Journey for HR Services in 2018: Part 2

    Dec 06, 2017, by NelsonHall Analyst

      In my last blog, I laid out 2018 predictions for two areas of talent management: recruiting and learning (see here). This blog looks at what to expect over the next year for payroll services and benefits administration. Trending topics in these areas over the last year included cloud, compliance, configuration, and consumerization. Payroll The payroll landscape has shifted away[...]

  • The Impact of Digital on IT Services: 2018 IT Spend Projections

    Dec 05, 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[...]

  • Arvato UK&I: Bringing Digital & Automation to CX

    Dec 04, 2017, by Ivan Kotzev

      Recently, I had a chance to visit Arvato’s U.K. and Ireland HQ in Slough, ~20 miles (30km) west of London, to witness its customer experience operations and how the company is applying digital channels and automation. A mix of public and private sector clients Arvato U.K. & Ireland provides customer experience services, finance and accounting (record to report, order [...]

  • Bold Move by Altran, Makes Largest Ever Acquisition in the ER&D Industry with Aricent

    Dec 01, 2017, by Dominique Raviart

      ER&D vendor Altran yesterday announced the acquisition of India-centric Silicon Valley-headquartered Aricent. Altran will be paying $2.0bn for Aricent through a capital increase of €0.75bn, the remaining ~€1bn in debt. In the year ending June 30, 2017, Aricent had revenues of $687m and an EBITDA margin of 27.9%. This is a significant acquisition for Altran, streng[...]

  • NGA HR’s Digital Strategy is All About the eXperience

    Nov 30, 2017, by Nikki Edwards

      NelsonHall recently attended NGA HR’s Analyst and Adviser Summit in Amsterdam. The event set out NGA’s new business strategy, which is to make HR work better through digital transformation. At its core, NGA HR wants to offer next-generation enterprise HR and payroll services/technology built around the user experience, by offering new consultancy services, introducing bot[...]

  • The Journey for HR Services in 2018: Part 1

    Nov 29, 2017, by NelsonHall Analyst

      As 2017 comes to a close, it’s an ideal time to reflect on key developments and innovations within HR services, and what to expect in 2018 by HR service line. This week, I’ll discuss specifics around two aspects of talent management (recruiting and learning), and next week I’ll explore payroll and benefits administration in more detail. Overall, the level of 2017[...]

  • In RPA Deployment, Slow Down... To Go Faster

    Nov 27, 2017, by David Mayer

      RPA software offers users the tantalizing possibility of being able to simply 'hit record and go' at the beginning of an enterprise automation initiative. But organizations that are seeing the greatest returns are slowing the initial process down, and framing their initiatives as they would treat any major technology migration. At UIPath’s recent User Summit in New Y[...]

  • IBM Services - Returning to the Limelight at IBM

    Nov 24, 2017, by Rachael Stormonth

    This month, NelsonHall has attended the IBM Services analyst/adviser events in New York and Paris and we noted a distinct evolution in emphasis, with a much closer alignment between IBM's two services divisions. In recent years, IBM’s Global Business Services (GBS) and GTS businesses have been somewhat in the shadows of its Cognitive Solutions segment, although together they rep[...]

  • How NS&I Transformed its Digital Banking Customer Experience

    Nov 24, 2017, by Andy Efstathiou

      NelsonHall recently hosted a webinar in which U.K.’s National Savings and Investments (NS&I) discussed how it has transformed its customer experience and operations delivery, and in so doing increased the value of assets managed by 245% and annual contact volumes by 660% while reducing delivery staff by 76% and cost of operations, calculated on a per assets under management[...]

  • Quick Takeaways from IBM European Analyst & Advisory Exchange (vlog)

    Nov 23, 2017, by Mike Smart

      Mike Smart reports directly from IBM’s European Analyst & Advisory Exchange 2017 with some quick take-aways regarding IBM’s transition from systems integrator to services integrator and its business resiliency services.[...]

  • Neeyamo Driving Innovation to Bridge the Gap Between Global & Local Payroll

    Nov 22, 2017, by Pete Tiliakos

      As globalization of the workforce continues its evolution, HR leaders today face the challenge of managing a more diverse, dispersed, and technology savvy human capital environment than ever before. Thus, acquiring, integrating, managing, and paying a borderless workforce is a major challenge for many multinational organizations today, driving the need to transform and digitize globa[...]

  • CSS Corp Aiming to Automate Accessibility Testing

    Nov 17, 2017, by Dominique Raviart

      CSS Corp recently briefed NelsonHall on the work it does around accessibility testing in the U.S. and about a suite of three accelerators it recently introduced for meeting the requirements of the U.S. American Disability Act (ADA) of 2010. What Is ADA? One of the aims of ADA is to make documents, websites and mobile apps more accessible to people suffering from visual, movemen[...]

close