Hybrid, ecosystems and industry clouds shape the future for consulting, IT services and digital transformation

Join Patrick M. Heffernan and members of TBR’s Professional Services and Digital Transformation teams as they explore three developing trends: the evolution of hybrid consulting, new ways of partnering across a changing IT services ecosystem and the return of industry clouds. Additionally, the teams will review 2020 performance and strategies of key players in the […]

Quick Quantum Quips: Quantum systems become increasingly accessible

Welcome to TBR’s monthly newsletter on the quantum computing market: Quick Quantum Quips (Q3). This market changes rapidly, and the hype can often distract from the realities of the actual technological developments. This newsletter keeps the community up to date on recent announcements while stripping away the hype around developments. November 2020 Developments Access to […]

Quantum market awareness at the top of the stack spurs business innovation to capitalize on anticipated systems innovations

Key findings Customer engagement increases Services vendors have increasingly shifted their focus and activities from engineering teams to IT shops, deploying workshops for “ideation” sessions designed to outline critical business pain points. IT decision makers can then tie business needs to certain algorithms once quantum performance specifications have been achieved. To date, activity persists primarily […]

Cultural readiness and technology savvy: Another view of Egypt’s IT outsourcing ecosystem

With technology a given, cultural readiness differentiates Egypt IT sector In a recurring point of discussion, CrossWorkers CEO Hans Henrik Groth described Egyptian technology professionals as creating an atmosphere of high “cultural readiness” for working with Europe-based clients, partly because Egyptians travel frequently to Europe for business and Europeans travel frequently to Egypt for tourism. […]

Big Nine are building digital ecosystems; cloud, connectivity, platforms and other initiatives all point to this end state

Big Nine aim to own the foundational, intelligent innovation platforms of the digital economy The Big Nine — Alibaba (NYSE: BABA), Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOGL), Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU), Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Rakuten and Tencent — view 5G and distributed computing as innovation platforms on top of which […]

The digital transformation ecosystem demands cooperative partnerships

Competitive pressures in traditional and emerging IT service areas such as digital, cloud and cybersecurity, combined with unfavorable market dynamics tied to rising macroeconomic uncertainties and pockets of tight spending, are challenging IT services vendors’ performance. No vendor can do it alone, so partnering with software providers, such as SAP, enables vendors to expand their […]