The HFS Horizons revolution kicks off with Cloud Native Transformation

At HFS, we have redefined how we evaluate service providers and tech suppliers to reflect the value ambitious enterprises demand in today’s business environment with our new HFS Horizons. Now we’re excited to share the first-ever Horizons Report—on Cloud Native Transformation.

Cloud Native Horizons aligns the performance of today’s service providers with driving the functional building blocks of technology transformation (Horizon 1), creating the business transformation experiences their clients enjoy (Horizon 2), and the Cloud Native synergies their clients are developing across their ecosystem partners to create new sources of value (Horizon 3). And it’s all summed up in this picturesque new HFS Horizons landscape, which positions the leading service providers within the three horizons that their customer engagements typically demonstrate:

HFS Horizons – Cloud Native Transformation, 2022

Note: All service providers within a “Horizon” are listed alphabetically

According to the Horizon report co-author Tom Reuner, “There is a fundamental disconnect in how the industry discusses organizations moving toward the cloud. The supply side is evangelizing technology and capabilities with containerization and Kubernetes as the focal point for that marketing noise. Conversely, the buy side is struggling to capture the value of their cloud investments, as very few clients have a well-defined cloud transformation strategy at an organizational level, which can lead to transformations done in silos. Only by aligning technology transformation to business objectives will organizations get closer to capturing value from their investments. Thus, we need to reset the discussions on cloud native transformation.”

Some additional excerpts from the report:

  • The market noise around cloud remains deafening. Despite all the noise, the journey toward cloud native remains challenging. For many organizations, costs spiraled out of control, and the harsh lessons of ineffective controls are sinking in. Often, a change of provider has accompanied the realization of these challenges. Too often, the industry leads with capabilities and technology jargon rather than providing clarity on what broader strategic outcomes should be and how to deliver on them. We must confront the new operational complexity that moving toward becoming cloud native entails. To help, HFS is launching a new Horizons study on cloud native transformation (CNT) to learn from the experiences of organizations that have not only moved workloads into the cloud but also transformed their operating—or even business—model.
  • The inaugural HFS Horizons: Cloud Native Transformation, 2022 report examines the capabilities of 20 IT service providers and management consultancies  (in alphabetical order: Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, EPAM, EY, Genpact, HCLTech, IBM, Infosys, KPMG, LTI, Mphasis, PWC, TCS, Tech Mahindra, UST, Virtusa, Wipro, and Zensar) offering differentiated approaches to meeting the transformation needs of clients. This research effort will assess how well service providers are helping their clients to envision and deliver cloud native transformation outcomes.
  • We assessed and rated the transformation capabilities of these service providers across a defined series of value propositions, innovation capabilities, go-to-market strategies, and market impact.
  • This report also includes detailed profiles of each service provider, outlining their placement, provider facts, as well as detailed strengths and opportunities.

HFS subscribers can download the report here
(available free for a limited time).

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