Sustained growth provides Accenture with the flexibility to enact internal and operational changes

In this week’s Accenture report, Senior Analyst Boz Hristov notes, “Accenture’s robust account management capabilities and diversified footprint supported continued profitable growth in FY1Q20 (CY4Q19), leading to increased market share. TBR does not expect major changes to the course of the company’s go-to-market strategy following the announced changes on Jan. 13 to its growth model, […]

CIO role: 9 ways it will evolve in 2020

“After several years of IT vendors and consultants targeting other C-suite leaders and line-of-business heads to engage in digital transformation work, they’re looking back to CIOs again. ‘We’ve seen a swing back towards IT as decision-makers as digital transformation starts to mature,’ says Patrick Heffernan, senior analyst at Technology Business Research. ‘As it becomes increasingly clear […]

Proximity or scale? Will Latin America’s startup scene challenge India’s?

Here’s a simple question: Can a startup scene in nearshore Americas rival the one in India? Could countries and markets geographically closer to the U.S. provide the kind of energy and entrepreneurship coming from India, particularly in emerging technologies? A few weeks ago, TBR analysts spoke at length with a PwC partner in India about […]

Ericsson’s focused strategy and strong 5G position yield results

TBR perspective Ericsson’s recovery continues into its third year, evidenced by revenue growth and expanding margins, trends that TBR expects to continue in 2020. A strong 5G position with respect to both RAN and mobile core is a significant driver of this improvement as Ericsson’s early technology bets and increased investment in Networks unit R&D […]

From ‘breathtaking to very good’: PwC on India’s startup scene

According to PwC, Bangalore, India, is one of the leading startup cities that houses several blockchain and machine learning engineers, an assertion that is difficult to substantiate but one that probably feels accurate to the people on the ground in India who are working with the startup community. Focused primarily on financial technology (FinTech), driven […]

Nokia bets big on enterprise

TBR perspective Nokia (NYSE: NOK) remains in a state of transition. The company is not only addressing challenges with its 5G New Radio (NR) products but is also contending with business disruption as CSPs increasingly migrate toward a webscale-like, next-generation network architecture, which is prompting Nokia to accelerate and broaden its own internal digital transformation […]

Revving the engine in Stuttgart: Accenture in the heart of the German auto zone

In July, Accenture announced a new Customer Experience Center in Stuttgart, Germany, focused on working with automobile manufacturers and their partners to accelerate the future of connected cars. With seemingly every IT services vendor and consultancy rolling out initiatives around automobiles, TBR spoke last week with Accenture’s Axel Schmidt, senior managing director and industry managing […]