Before the long weekend here in the U.S., our teams will be publishing deeper analysis on some of the vendors that released earnings earlier this quarter. As always, our approach starts with the individual companies, then builds to an understanding of the larger market.
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- The combination of Atos’ integration and technology capabilities with Google Cloud technologies, made possible by the pair’s global partnership, which marked its first year on April 24, is expanding Atos’ cloud client reach and driving revenue opportunities in secure hybrid cloud orchestration, data and AI, machine learning, and digital workplace solutions for enterprises. The acquisition of Syntel expanded Atos’ cloud advise-build-run portfolio and client reach, notably in North America, and provided critical scale for Atos’ Business and Platform Solutions division, which will accelerate Atos’ cloud advisory and implementation activities. Integration of security services and products into cloud solutions, enables Atos to transform clients’ IT and business models and securely support and manage both cloud and legacy IT environments. — Elitsa Bakalova, Senior Analyst
- The most recent edition of TBR’s Colocation Benchmark highlights how hybrid IT adoption is a driving force behind colocation adoption as colocation providers offer both data center space and connections to leading cloud providers. The availability of hybrid PaaS and IaaS offerings such as Microsoft Azure Stack and, soon, AWS Outposts provides additional opportunities to extend enterprise colocation environments. — Cassandra Mooshian, Senior Analyst
- TBR’s Cloud Professional Services Market Forecast details how healthy growth will persist across cloud professional services markets despite automation’s downward pressures as hybrid IT sprawl proliferates. Accenture and IBM remained the top two vendors overall in cloud professional services in 2018, while Accenture is expected to take on significant additional market share through 2023 as it benefits from its C-Suite exposure and position as a technology-agnostic third-party expert. — Cassandra Mooshian, Senior Analyst
- TBR’s initial look into Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) 1Q19 performance deep dives into HPE’s infrastructure strategy amid recent ongoing changes as HPE enters the final year of its Next initiatives. Commoditization continues to take its toll on infrastructure vendors’ bottom lines, increasing competition and encouraging more nuanced strategies to get ahead. — Stephanie Long, Analyst
- The 1Q19 Fujitsu Cloud report deep dives into Fujitsu’s cloud strategy amid recent changes. As the company no longer competes for new IaaS opportunities outside of Japan, Fujitsu is leaning on partners and their expansive customer bases more significantly and strategically amid the company’s own strategic shift. — Cassandra Mooshian, Senior Analyst
Finally, publishing this week from John Caucis are 1Q19 assessments of federal IT majors CACI and Leidos, including key developments from the quarter and detailed analysis of each company’s fiscal performance. Nearly a year after losing out to General Dynamics in the competition to acquire CSRA, CACI aggressively jumped back into the M&A fray, spending nearly $1 billion on acquisitions during the quarter to deepen its capabilities in C4ISR, cybersecurity, signals intelligence and electronic warfare for the U.S. Department of Defense and intelligence community. In the past, CACI’s MO regarding acquisitions was often paying a premium to scoop up differentiating solutions capabilities, and after paying $225 million to acquire N.Y.-based Mastodon Design and its 50 employees, it appears CACI retains an aggressive, but judicious, M&A posture. CACI delivered 12%-plus year-to-year growth during 1Q19 — more than half inorganic in nature. Federal IT peer Leidos delivered strong organic growth in its first quarter following its “year of transition” in 2018, suggesting its revamped growth strategy, which hinges on effective leverage of the information systems and strategic solutions assets acquired from Lockheed Martin nearly three years ago, is working. With its operational and organizational revamp around its core markets complete, Leidos is beginning to turn its attention to adjacent market opportunities, including in the U.K., where it plans a significant ramp up of recruiting activities in 2019.