Special Reports

Lumen evolves from a traditional telco to a technology company

The 2022 Lumen Global Analyst and Consultant Forum showcased Lumen Technologies’ (NYSE: LUMN) ambition to transform from a traditional telco to a technology company. Lumen’s capabilities in hybrid networking, edge computing, connected security, unified communications and more will help support clients’ transition to a distributed workforce while bolstering Industry 4.0 initiatives across multiple verticals. “The […]

There are no guarantees in the metaverse, but Tech Mahindra bets on it anyway

Tech Mahindra unveils a dedicated metaverse practice On Feb. 28, 2022, Tech Mahindra announced the launch of its new practice, TechMVerse, a metaverse-oriented business unit that will focus on developing immersive and digital experiences for clients. According to the company’s press release, the practice will combine Tech Mahindra’s network and IT infrastructure expertise with AI, […]

Logicalis: The partner for helping with today’s problems and providing solutions for the future  

In February 2022 TBR spoke with Logicalis Group Chief Operating Officer Michael Chanter and Chief Technology Officer Toby Alock for an update on the company’s strategy as well as an overview of the company’s new Global Services Organization (GSO), including its solutions portfolio and road map. The conversation, which contained specific details on strategy, was […]

3Q21 Cloud Components Revenue Growth versus Corporate Revenue Growth

As the pandemic continues to push customers to hybrid IT, vendors aim to meet demand with flexible, cloud-like pricing models

Average revenue growth for vendors in TBR’s Cloud Components Benchmark increased 12.6% year-to-year in 3Q21, partly due to a favorable year-ago compare considering the economic impacts of COVID-19 in mid-2020. Further, with many vendors operating transactional-heavy business models, rebounding demand for license products supported revenue growth during the quarter, especially for software-centric vendors like Microsoft […]

Atos future-proofs compute ahead of Great Acceleration

As the world awaits the scientific discoveries needed to bring quantum processors to commercial applicability, Atos’ BullSequana XH3000 allows for ecosystem participation within the compute platform itself and future-proofs any early buyer investments. In its Feb. 16 official announcement of the XH3000 supercomputer, for which TBR was provided pre-briefing access, Atos claims the product will […]

Lockheed Martin forced to abandon $4.4B acquisition

On Feb. 13 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) pivoted and severely altered its FY22 outlook by withdrawing from its $4.4 billion plan to acquire missile and rocket propulsion expert Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) (NYSE: AJRD) after months of mounting antitrust pressure and the recent unanimous U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) decision to sue Lockheed Martin to obstruct […]

Hyperscalers are reimagining how networks are built, owned and operated

Hyperscaler-built networks will look very different from traditional networks Hyperscalers are building end-to-end networks that embody all the attributes and characteristics coveted by communication service providers (CSPs) as part of their digital transformations. The most significant differences are in the software stack and the access layer, where new technologies enable hyperscalers to build dense mesh […]

5G

Demand for 5G infrastructure is becoming more robust, though commercial deployments will be delayed by supply chain headwinds in the short term

Supply-demand imbalance delays pace of 5G market development The pandemic has prompted enterprises and governments to pull forward and broaden the scope of their digital transformations, primarily for business resiliency and cost-reduction purposes but also for tapping into new market opportunities. There is significant interest among governments and enterprises across verticals in leveraging 5G and […]

Conversion, integration and ecosystems drive SaaS growth

Applications serve as the vessel for cloud’s business value  Value, in the form of agility, innovation and efficiency, is now the driving force behind customers’ cloud investments. Applications, in the form of SaaS, are the purest vessel for customers to implement and achieve the value they so desperately want in order to improve their businesses. […]

Understanding industry needs and accelerating tech adoption: How IT services vendors are growing in financial services

Financial services benefited from emerging technologies over the past decade, creating a highly lucrative and exceedingly competitive market for IT services While historically, financial services has been ahead of other industries in digital technology adoption, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated technology-enabled transformations as IT services vendors and consultancies sought to address the needs of financial services […]