Atos will gain scale it seeks in the U.S. with planned DXC Technology acquisition

France-based IT services giant Atos confirmed on Jan. 7 rumors regarding a “friendly transaction” with DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), which could result in the second-largest global IT services vendor, closer to the size of Accenture (NYSE: ACN) ($45 billion revenue in 2020) and larger than Tata Consultancy Services ($22 billion revenue estimated in 2020) and […]

Vendors pursue tactical run-the-business engagements to help clients react to COVID-19 and maintain operations

Management consulting market summary Outlook The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to pressure discretionary spending and challenge vendors’ interactions with clients due to social distancing and travel restrictions. The vendors that will succeed are the ones that immediately adjusted their portfolios and service delivery models to accommodate clients’ pandemic-related run-the-business challenges and are now looking ahead […]

Hybrid delivery models, diversified partnerships and expanded portfolios alleviate vendor revenue pressures

Key Insights Hybrid delivery — Virtual selling and management consulting service delivery replace face-to-face interactions between vendors, clients and partners. Partnerships — Emerging technologies necessitate more complex ecosystems, pressuring all players in the IT services space to partner differently. Portfolio expansion — Vendors are establishing applications and infrastructure managed services capabilities to provide design-build-run solutions. […]

Innovation and transformation centers: Smart strategies pre-2020 will lead to success in a hybrid future

What the elite vendors have known: It is all about talent, location and network In meeting with leaders at innovation and transformation centers around the world and discussing their approaches to talent, TBR learned that the most aggressive and successful vendors understood key human resources elements: Talent developed at a center could be dispersed across the […]

IBM pivots again

IBM Services is removing low-growth and low-profit areas, so growth in cloud transformation and AI-related services will no longer be diluted IBM will spin off a large share of GTS’ activities, or 72% of GTS’ revenues, and 44% of IBM Services’ external revenue, into a separate company. IBM will establish a new entity over the […]

COVID-19 reveals true colors of creative advisory services

Regardless of whether the pandemic lingers, re-emerges with a greater power in the fall or significantly subsides, TBR expects management consultancies will benefit from opportunities created by the chaos of COVID-19 as vendors address clients’ tactical run-the-business needs and expand activities around digital workplace, change management, HR and supply chain operations. Vendors with greater scale, […]