TCS may lose spot as world’s third largest IT services firm

“Elitsa Bakalova, Senior Analyst at research firm Technology Business Research, Inc, said in a report that the Atos-DXC transaction could form the world’s second-largest global IT services vendor, closer to the size of Accenture ($45 billion revenue in 2020) and larger than TCS ($22 billion revenue in 2020). IBM Services, after the Global Technology Services […]

DXC acquisition expected to bring Atos gain — but not without pain

“Atos would also get DXC’s security services and solutions capabilities, as well as add 3,000 staff to its already existing team of 5,000 security professionals. It would also gain its digital security services, an area that TBR claims Atos is aiming to increase revenues in — from €0.7 billion in 2019 up to €2.1 billion […]

5 Things To Know About A Possible Atos-DXC Technology Deal

“‘Atos would directly benefit from the market consolidation of a direct competitor, while DXC Technology, which has historically prioritized its fiduciary responsibility, would seize the chance for its shareholders to capitalize on the opportunity and end its seemingly perennial turnaround efforts,’ according to Technology Business Research.” — CRN

On Earth, the Economy Is Tanking. In the Cloud, It’s Fine

Catie Merrill, who tracks the cloud industry at analyst firm TBR, says all the leading cloud providers will likely splurge on hardware this year. “My sense is that they are going to increase that spend a lot to accommodate new demand,” she says. The trend will likely continue even as countries reopen, she says, because […]

IT majors may have incurred higher costs for insurance, health benefits for staff in June quarter

“Rewarding employees, especially the over-performing ones, with higher variable pay during times of crisis is typically a strong morale booster. While attrition also came down across all vendors, vendors know that retaining highly-skilled, loyal personnel can be a hard task, said Boz Hristov, Professional Services Senior Analyst, Technology Business Research Inc.” — The Hindu Business […]

COVID-19 is driving IBM, IT industry to deliver faster ‘edge’ computing

“The use cases for edge computing were already vast and varied prior to the pandemic. Self-driving cars, heartmonitoring devices, crop-sensing machinery and inventory-management sensors are examples that scratch the surface of how the low latency, bandwidth management and advanced analytics afforded by edge computing are valuable in a variety of industries.” — WRAL TechWire

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 […]