The Big Cloud Data Boom Gets Even Bigger, Thanks to COVID-19

“A recent survey by Technology Business Research indicates a 13% increase in the number of companies that are increasing their cloud spending as a result of COVID-19, from 17% in March to 30% two weeks later. ‘SaaS and IaaS are among some of the few IT segments that may see increased demand in the first […]

Forecast: 5G network demand receiving a boost from COVID-19 pandemic

“The environment after COVID-19 will prompt enterprises and governments to take a hard look at how they can apply new technologies such as 5G to mitigate operational and safety risks. Leading enterprises in the U.S., Germany, Finland, South Korea and Japan will drive the first wave of private 5G network investment through 2021, giving way […]

Covid-19 uncertainty to hit IT hiring in the short term

“There will not be any major spike in headcount additions. Automation in service delivery will definitely play an even larger role in vendors’ resource management strategies post Covid-19, said Boz Hristov, Professional Services Senior Analyst, Technology Business Research, Inc.” — The Hindu Business Line

Going will be tough for IT firms relying mainly on cost advantage

“Boz Hristov. Professional Services Senior Analyst, Technology Business Research, Inc, said vendors may have to demonstrate pricing agility to retain clients. If the incumbent is not offering/thinking of ‘sweetening up the deal’, there is likely a competitor knocking on the door ready to do so.” — The Hindu Business Line

IT services revenue expected to dip in Q2

“As business disruption sets in with the Covid-19 pandemic, customer demand for IT services will take a hit, with revenue in the sector set to decline in the second half of 2020, according to Technology Business Research (TBR). In the analyst firm’s Q4 IT Services Vendor Benchmark report, TBR senior analyst Elitsa Bakalova pointed out that 2020 […]

Indian IT sector may take a heavy hit as Covid batters US and Europe

“Boz Hristov, Professional Services Senior Analyst, Technology Business Research, Inc, said IT vendors — especially those exposed to the most volatile sectors such as industrials/manufacturing, retail and travel — will see a challenging period. The financial services sector will face headwinds, especially banking and capital markets, and less so insurance. This will further pressure Indian […]

Efforts underway to bolster cash flow in face of COVID-19 pandemic

“‘The contractors with more ‘progressive’ partnership/alliance strategies will be able to ‘unite the clans’ in their subcontractor network and quell any trepidation by sharing as much of the risk and the risk-management as possible,’ Technology Business Research Senior Analyst John Caucis told me. Caucis, who watches public sector IT for the market intelligence firm, pointed […]