How ecosystems turn cloud technology into solutions

As enterprise customers’ cloud deployments mature, they are exploring a greater variety of technology-enabled business processes. This trend presents a substantiative opportunity for cloud platform contenders but demands new ways of working with ecosystem partners. While independent software vendors (ISVs) add depth and breadth to portfolios, bringing solutions to market requires greater involvement from SI […]

Innovation, Amsterdam and an arena: How KPMG teams excel at transformations and technology

After KPMG highlighted the firm’s relationship with Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam at a recent analyst event, TBR requested a follow-up discussion to better understand how the innovation team at the arena had been excelling at many of the key characteristics TBR has identified in consultancies’ and IT services vendors’ innovation and transformation centers around […]

Unprecedented change doomed JEDI

The ongoing JEDI controversy comes to an end Since the process began in 2017, it was widely speculated that the approach used with the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract was too large and diverse to be fulfilled by a single vendor. The unprecedented global disruption brought on by COVID-19 during 2020 and 2021 quickly […]

Rackspace Technology: Becoming elastic as the ‘un-GSI’

Rackspace Technology unveils new high-touch services framework, strengthening its play in managed public cloud In April 2021, to assert itself in the managed public cloud space, Rackspace Technology unveiled its Rackspace Elastic Engineering framework, which promises a more scalable approach to the multicloud engagement life cycle compared to standard managed services contracts. The framework provides […]

With Nuance, Microsoft buys into healthcare and more

Microsoft announced its second largest acquisition in company history on April 12 with its intent to purchase Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion. Nuance’s presence in the healthcare vertical was touted as driving the move, but TBR believes much deeper and broader strategies were behind Microsoft’s decision. Buying Nuance gives Microsoft an opportunity, but not a […]

Cloud vendors make the most of their COVID-19 stimulus

Join Allan Krans, Nicki Catchpole, Evan Woollacott and Catie Merrill for a glimpse into the continued acceleration of cloud adoption as the COVID-19 pandemic abates. The discussion will shed light on how the value of cloud was reinforced during the pandemic, leading to accelerated spending as conditions have stabilized and improved in the first half […]

Blockchain: 2Q21 insights from TBR’s Digital and Services teams

Transforming the economic engine one block at a time Join Patrick Heffernan, Boz Hristov, Evan Woollacott and Geoff Woollacott for a webinar examining the state of adoption for blockchain as well as the impact on buyer’s digital transformation initiatives. The need for a community approach will require frenemies to collaborate but only if enabled by […]

Cloud migration rises to top as central IT investment for driving IaaS and PaaS adoption

Key Insights The pandemic has laid bare the benefits of the cloud, serving as a proof point for the central role cloud plays in supporting organizations’ short- and long-term digital transformation road maps. COVID-19 has dramatically accelerated the timeline for cloud adoption for many organizations, with public cloud as the most common method of delivery […]