Maritime ports serve as a natural test bed for blockchain ecosystems

Testing smart city concepts, technologies and operations in a semi-confined setting As detailed in TBR’s most recent Digital Transformation: Blockchain Market Landscape, maritime ports present an intriguing test bed for blockchain technology, given three intertwined elements essential to successful blockchain adoption. First, ports rest at the center of a diverse ecosystem, with players engaging directly […]

IT services market: 2Q21 insights from TBR’s Professional Services team

IT services market rebounding in 2021 after pandemic-caused trough Revenue growth for TBR’s benchmarked IT services vendors was flat during 2020 as growth challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected vendors’ revenue generation. Investments in cloud, cyber, AI and industry specialization will accelerate revenue growth for benchmarked vendors during 2021. This pent-up demand is […]

EY’s Strategy and Transactions practice: Long-term value in the post-pandemic world

Investing more than $1B in technology, people and ecosystems   According to EY Global Vice Chair for Strategy and Transactions Andrea Guerzoni, the firm is investing $1.5 billion in technology and people, with four specific goals. First, EY aims to improve the breadth and depth of its skills and expertise and accelerate innovation through a […]

Demand for digitization to support European economies drives IT services vendor investment

Dramatic need to shift to contactless payments Prior to the pandemic, demand for digitization services and deals in the European financial, public and retail verticals grew at a generous rate. Europe-focused vendors covered by TBR, including Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Atos (Nasdaq: ATOS), Capgemini, Deloitte and T-Systems, consistently expanded services and contracts surrounding related capabilities, such […]

Digital twins, innovation and Godzilla: 3 IT services trends for the rest of 2021

Digital twins, supply chains and IoT fuel near-term opportunities Increasingly in 2021, IT services vendors and consultancies will expand their offerings around digital twin solutions, reacting to both the maturation of the technology enabling digital twins and the heightened awareness, brought on by the pandemic, of the value of digital twins, particularly in the manufacturing […]

Know your consultancy: EY’s FinCrime practice and the future of compliance

Be the frictionless provider of FinCrime services Ron Giammarco, leader of EY Global FinCrime Managed Services, described EY’s foundational principles for the financial crime practice in both technology and business model terms, noting that the firm has been committed to making every new offering cloud-native, but still deployable on premises. EY’s FinCrime practice, which was […]

Edge computing: 2Q21 insights from TBR’s Services and Cloud teams

Technology and complexity bring opportunities to services around edge Join Patrick Heffernan, Boz Hristov and Nicki Catchpole for a cross-practice discussion on how the ever-evolving complexity of edge computing is impacting digital transformations and creating opportunities for IT services vendors and consultancies. TBR’s subject-matter experts will discuss edge-specific use cases across multiple industries and unpack […]

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 […]

Atos firing on all cylinders as it overcomes COVID-19 headwinds and expands in North America

Building industry-specialized expertise increases Atos’ value proposition around delivering business outcomes to clients While Atos’ (Nasdaq: ATOS) revenue growth and profitability in 2020 were negatively affected by the pandemic, the crisis pushed the company to strengthen its focus on clients and industries. Atos is working with clients to enable business continuity, such as by facilitating […]