Category: Cloud Computing
Join us for a webinar with CFO Magazine: Which Cloud is right for you?
On Thursday, January 27, we'll join CFO Editor-In-Chief Scott Liebs and Susan Cramm, the founder and president of Valuedance. We'll give you a glimpse at some of our data from our Cloud Business Services study, in additional to helping you get the lowdown on your Cloud optionsRead More
2011: The Year your provider vies to be your service integrator. Will you play ball?
Europe’s Logica begins its New Year by inking an intriguing partnership with Microsoft. What, at first glance, looks like a rather mundane partnership really signals something else: That its going to be the business driving Cloud—Logica gets this and so does Microsoft. And each needs the other.Read More
Best of HfS in 2010
As the world prepares to shut down, recharge its batteries and anticipate a frenetic 2011, we take a look back at the highlights of 2010, as seen by your friends at HfS ResearchRead More
Cloud is changing the future of outsourcing: 1000 organizations have spoken
Gone are the days when CIOs demanded their shareholders underpin massive technology investments in ERP and infrastructure. Those investments have been made, and most CEOs intend never again to make capital outlays of that ilk on technology. Enter the Cloud. This is driving a new inflection point in the provisioning of business services, that goes far beyond straightforward outsourcing.Read More
HfS Podcast: 2011 Outsourcing Predictions
Join us as HfS Research discusses our predictions for 2011.Read More
And here are… HfS’ 2011 Outsourcing Predictions… on demand
nd here we are, like clockwork, jumping on the tackiest, lamest marketing exercise every analyst, consultant, CEO, and wannabe thought-leader always persists in doing... because you are supposed to gasp "Wow - they are predicting the future!"Read More
The Industry Speaks about Cloud, Part IV: Business leaders demand business transformation support – can providers gear-up to help?
Business users want to accelerate to Cloud Business Services while IT wants to mitigate its many risks. We reach an impasse with both business and IT looking for external support to make their move to Cloud Business Services a reality, and the different type of support both sides want point towards a profound reorganization around Cloud.Read More
“Cloud is bullsh*t” – HCL’s CEO, Vineet Nayar, explains why he said just that
Vineet Nayar, CEO at HCL Technologies, has firmly cemented himself as one of today's outspoken visionaries in the world of IT services. Never afraid to offer an opinion that may rub a few folks the wrong way, the self-styled CEO booked his ticket to notoriety at HCL's analyst conference in Boston this past week, where he'd decribed Cloud, well, as bullsh*t...Read More
The Industry Speaks about Cloud, Part III: business and IT finally agree – IT must tool-up to enable cloud business services
Savvy CIOs are developing themselves into Cloud-enablers by honing their sourcing and service integration skills. Our Cloud Business Services study, conducted in conjunction with the Outsourcing Unit at the London School of Economics, contrasts many differing views and expectations from business and IT executives about Cloud business services... however, both sides do agree on one thing—the crucial enablement role that IT executives must adopt to provision Cloud business services.Read More
The social sourcing train is leaving the station. Are you on it?
People are increasingly demanding their daily serving of content served up in more digestible and less headache-inducing chunks, as our latest industry-wide study reveals, where more than 1000 study participants across the sourcing industry have voiced the increasing importance of blogs and social media as one of their preferred learning tools for Cloud Business Services.Read More