Federal IT moves past COVID-19

Despite the inevitable short-term impact of COVID-19 on federal technology outlays, IT infrastructure modernization will eventually return to the top of the list of federal IT spending priorities. The pandemic has disrupted award activity and contract delivery while creating resource deployment challenges at federal IT vendors and their agency clients. While the pandemic will cause […]

COVID-19 dealt only a glancing blow to federal IT, but market dynamics are still shifting

COVID-19 will accelerate a range of secular trends in federal IT Despite the inevitable short-term impact of COVID-19 on federal technology outlays, IT infrastructure modernization will eventually return to the top of the list of federal IT spending priorities, as will investments in cybersecurity, analytics, AI, big data, cloud and machine learning. The epidemic will […]

The federal IT market braces for impact

Uncertainty underpins the short- and long-term outlook for the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the federal IT space. Federal agencies and their IT contractors face disruptions across their supply chains, operations, procurement functions and fiscal management. Near-term turbulence is inevitable Defense majors Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics, on March 19 and March 23, respectively, […]

The federal IT services market remains highly favorable in growth for technology contractors in 2020

Defense, intelligence and civilian agencies are accelerating modernization efforts in 2020. M&A activity in the market will also remain at a brisk pace. “Leidos released its 4Q19 and 2019 fiscal results on Feb. 18, posting 4Q19 revenue growth of 11.6% year-to-year to $2.95 billion on the back of strong bookings and backlog growth throughout 2019 as […]

Analytics within digital transformation engagements depend on high-quality people and data

This week, TBR publishes the first Digital Transformation Insights report for 2020, building on the 2019 series, which included analysis around blockchain, digital marketing, IoT and quantum. The first report centers on IT services vendors’ strategies and performances within their analytics practices. Senior Analyst Boz Hristov notes that, “The maturing A&I services market continues to […]

Microsoft outduels Amazon for JEDI

Microsoft beats out Amazon after contentious competition for DOD’s JEDI award Late on the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 25, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced it had selected Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) for its lucrative Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract, the Pentagon’s plan to adopt a general-purpose cloud infrastructure first announced in November 2017. […]

Interoperability, consumerism and patient engagement remain perennial health IT imperatives

Following a handful of activities that took place during the preceding weekend, including the CIO Forum opening reception, HIMSS 2019 officially kicked off on Feb. 11. Nashville, Tenn.-based Change Healthcare, a 15,000-employee provider of revenue cycle management and clinical data exchange solutions, made headlines immediately with the announcement it will launch a new solution on […]

DXC Technology lands award in the Middle East, highlighting long-standing core strengths of its solution suite for the health payer sector

In 2016 United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based insurer United Insurance Co. (UIC) hired a new CIO and tasked him with digitally transforming the company’s IT infrastructure and operations to a cloud-based infrastructure (see below for a snapshot of UIC). Within the CIO’s first five months, UIC migrated its core IT applications (e.g., Office 365) to the […]

Agile-ready everything: An India-centric special scenario

In Technology Business Research’s (TBR) April 2018 Global Delivery Benchmark, we noted that reskilling existing resources is taking precedence over aggressive hiring, resulting in decelerating headcount growth for the 14 benchmarked vendors in 4Q17. While vendors claim that digital-related revenues contribute from 25% to over 55% of their total services sales, existing engagements continue to […]