Category: Cloud Computing

  • Get sourcing in Sydney this September

    August 28, 2011 |

    HfS Research's Phil Hassey will be welcoming Dawn Evans, President and CEO of our partner SIG, to Sydney in early September for a terrific event---SIG's Sydney Regional Roundtable on September 7 and 8Read More

  • HP: did it just rip off its Band-Aid?

    August 18, 2011 |

    Today marks a jolting and sobering inflection point to a global mega-business that was in serious danger of developing multiple-personality disorder. However, in one full swoop, Léo's sent his firm on a path where we can actually understand what HP's game-plan is all aboutRead More

  • HfS Live and Unfiltered, Part I – The new buyer-provider outsourcing debate series is right here!

    July 26, 2011 |

    Fed up with all the puff and fluff? Comatosed by the motherhood and apple pie? Ready to get the real deal? Well, your pain will be over on August 4th, as we bring you the ultimate unfiltered schmaltz-free one-hour debate on the future of the outsourcing industry.Read More

  • What does the Future of Work look like?

    July 07, 2011 |

    HfS Research is conducting a study to help gain a better understanding of how the future of work is impacting organizations. You can help by participating in a short survey and providing your thoughts on how the future of work is impacting your business or your client’s businesses. Read More

  • Will the industry analyst business be dead in five years?

    June 19, 2011 |

    Love them or loathe them, analyst firms and their unique individuals stoke the emotions of many who come in regular contact with them. But are thee days of the traditional industry analyst numbered?Read More

  • The undisputed facts about outsourcing, Part 1: Buyers are saving money, but aren’t seeing a whole lot more

    May 29, 2011 |

    Whatever the motives buyers have when they outsource, the first critical metric they must reach is to save the money they were promised at the onset of the engagement. And we have spectacularly good news for the entire outsourcing industry - the cost savings targets are being met - and being met well, with over 95% of current buyers viewing the engagements as effective for reducing their operating costs. However, that's pretty much where the good news tapers off, as the rest of the results are pretty modestRead More

  • It’s hard to be CSC

    May 26, 2011 |

    It’s hard to be CSC. A perennial subject of acquisition chatter, it has built in poison pills in the form of gnarly government contracts with lots of limitations on who can own them and what can be done with them. This represents a disproportionate part of their revenue when compared to their competitors.Read More

  • Cognizant: The Future of Work or the Present Forever?

    May 14, 2011 |

    Cognizant is at present the darling of the IT offshore services and outsourcing industry for its consistent and impressive growth and positive levels of customer satisfaction, so we thought we’d share some impressions with our readers.Read More

  • Amazon: Saved by a Royal Wedding

    April 26, 2011 |

    Going forward, Amazon can expect a similar spotlight to highlight both its successes and failures. Why? The Cloud offering is a disruption to the tried and trusted IT and BP services model. Much is at stake and whether it likes it or not, Amazon is one of a few companies that now sits at the fulcrum.Read More

  • Are you ready for… The HfS Private Cloud Challenge?

    April 16, 2011 |

    Private Clouds are a cynical oxymoron. The whole point of a Cloud is that you share resources and don’t have to own the capacity you need, because its available on demand, so you can pay by the drink. Well, if you own the resources and the capacity, it is inherently limited to what you own, and you’ve already paid for everyone’s drinks at the bar whether they consume them or not!Read More