Category Archives: IT Outsourcing / IT Services

The Digital Transformation Services Blueprint Primer is unveiled: Accenture, Cognizant, IBM, Infosys and TCS are the front runners

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HfS has published a Blueprint Primer Report that evaluates this emerging Digital Transformation services landscape

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Accenture makes significant As-a-Service play by bringing together Operations, Cloud and Infrastructure

Mike Salvino is Group Chief Executive, Accenture Operations, Infrastructure and Cloud Services

The services world has already started to change – and those who are only just realizing this may already be too late

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Apple goes all corporate on us

Ned May, SVP Enterprise Mobility and Digital Services Research, HfS (Click for Bio)

I wanted to draw your attention to HfS’ enterprise mobility analyst, Ned May, who focused on the simple fact that this alliance finally gets Apple into the enterprise through the front door

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Announcing our North American 2014 Blueprint Summit… we’re hitting Chicago this November

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The famous HfS Blueprint Sessions are back stateside to rattle the global services and outsourcing industry like never before

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Steps the outsourcing industry needs to take to survive

Outsourcing:  Making the same mistakes over and over and expecting people to stop moaning

Four steps this industry needs to take to avoid engagement failure in the future

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The new table-stakes: Fixing the Analog Present for a Digital Future

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Until our industry takes the painful steps to fix the current legacy it has created, many will likely fail in creating a new era of Digital services

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Outsourcing and shared services investment intentions at record high as the Integrated Global Services model takes center stage

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Simply plastering more and more lipstick on the same old pig is eventually going to fail for many as Integrated Global Services becomes the future model of choice

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Parikh preaches, prophesizes and prognosticates… Part 2

Avasant CEO Kevin Parikh addresses some big industry issues with an ambitious consulting approach

The final part of Phil Fersht interviewing Avasant CEO Kevin Parikh

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Can Infovish disrupt the Indian services model and rediscover its mojo?

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The Infy old guard make a bold statement to the world by putting the popular tech innovator, Vishal Sikka, in charge of rediscovering that elusive Infosys mojo

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The digital failure of today’s operations talent: two-thirds of enterprises are falling short

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A Digital talent crunch is coming and this could get ugly for some

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Parikh preaches, prophesizes and prognosticates… Part 1

Kevin Parikh is Global CEO and Senior Partner at Avasant (click here for bio)

Phil Fersht interviews Avasant CEO, Kevin Parikh (Part 1)

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Is a new breed of analyst finally arriving to disrupt the legacy model?

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Leading analyst observer Duncan Chapple demonstrates the sands are shifting in the analyst world when it comes to wielding influence over enterprise buying decisions

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Is it high time industry analysts are regulated?

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One issue that is increasingly rearing its ugly head is the ridiculous – and often insane – demands industry analysts are placing on providers of technology and business services to pony up client references for their scatterplot charts.

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Why offshoring is hotter than ever

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Close to a third of enterprises are increasing the offshore component with their service providers, and a fifth with their own shared services

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Time to stop the buzzword balderdash and become meaningful again

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Our industry has started to lose the plot with the amount of buzz terms spewing around

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Defying disruption, or a ticking HR time-bomb? How TCS reduces its average cost per employee by 6.3% each year

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Not only does TCS enjoy the highest revenue growth in the IT services industry, it is also the most profitable – so what’s the secret sauce?

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Europe’s finest enterprise operators take on the USA at the Cambridge University Blueprint Sessions. Who’s sourcing smarter?

This June we are assembling the ultimate pool of European and American services talent to duke it out on the hallowed lawns of Cambridge’s Gonville and Caius College

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Ten make the Winner’s Circle for Cloud Infrastructure Services: Accenture, Amazon, HP, IBM and Wipro lead the pack

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HfS releases the 2014 Cloud Infrastructure Services Blueprint Report: Accenture, Amazon, HP, IBM and Wipro lead the pack

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Outsourcing advisors must be governance experts armed with research if they want to survive

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Advisors need to provider governance support and research in order to survive

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Six market disruptions coming to challenge the Indian services majors

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Today’s services winners do not have to become tomorrow’s also-rans if they are smart enough to make discreet investments in the disruptive business models of the future

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