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 […]

Accelerated cloud adoption will persist even after COVID-19 pandemic subsides

Pandemic-related cloud adoption continues, with more multiproduct, mission-critical SaaS implementations planned for 2021 The outbreak of COVID-19 led to constraints around enterprise IT budgets, but the emergence of a digital workforce resulted in accelerated adoption of cloud applications, particularly those related to productivity and customer-facing suites in the front office. Enterprises needed to rapidly shift […]

Microsoft Teams in crosshairs as Salesforce announces acquisition of Slack to bolster its Customer 360 vision

Slack fits within Salesforce’s historical growth strategy Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) has increasingly relied on inorganic growth to accelerate top-line revenue performance, such as its acquisitions of MuleSoft in 2018 for $6.5 billion and Tableau in 2019 for $15.7 billion. The addition of Slack (NYSE: WORK) would allow Salesforce to augment its robust, customer-focused products, including […]

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 […]

India-centric IT services vendors focused on protecting margins to survive rough market conditions

Select vendors pursue alliances and deals in the growing cloud market to offset choppy financial performance During the first couple quarters of the pandemic, Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH), HCL Technologies (HCLT), Infosys (NYSE: INFY), Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Wipro (NYSE: WIT), the India-centric vendors covered in TBR’s IT Services Vendor Benchmark, looked to form partnerships […]

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 […]

AR and mixed reality: A view of the use cases driving change in industrial operations

In TBR’s recently published report Digital Transformation: Emerging Technologies: AR/VR, we discussed the AR, mixed reality (MR) and VR ecosystem and various applications of the technologies across industries such as automotive, healthcare and consumer. The report outlined key solutions being deployed today across the device spectrum, covering augmented, mixed and virtual reality headsets, which are […]

Remote work requirements will accelerate cloud adoption road maps, fueling public cloud growth

With Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Google and Alibaba established as the IaaS cloud market leaders, Technology Business Research, Inc. (TBR) has noted an increase in partner ecosystem activity, particularly among IT services vendors, such as Accenture, Infosys and Cognizant, that are vying for a share of cloud services like migration and implementation. Consolidation will […]

Cloud supports enterprise needs related to COVID-19, facilitating public cloud revenue growth

With Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Google and Alibaba established as the IaaS cloud market leaders, Technology Business Research, Inc. (TBR) has noted an increase in partner ecosystem activity, particularly among IT services vendors, such as Accenture, Infosys and Cognizant, that are vying for a share of cloud services like migration and implementation. Consolidation will […]