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Defining a new hybrid landscape

TBR brings together analysis of hybrid-influenced and hybrid-enabling vendors and technologies, examining and defining the hybrid landscape Many hybrid players legitimize their presence in hybrid engagements through partnerships with vendors in adjacent markets. Vendors with entrenched legacy assets are well-positioned to cross-sell integrated solutions that fuel hybrid-influenced revenue opportunity. — TBR’s 4Q17 Hybrid Benchmark

Operators rely on open source to alleviate integration challenges

Timeline to adoption of NFV and SDN is being delayed from initial projections The ability to reduce capex will initially be the largest cost benefit realized by adopters of NFV and SDN as software-mediated technologies enable operators to significantly reduce spend on proprietary hardware. Reducing opex will be a longer process as most operators will […]

Leading IT services vendors position ahead of the curve due to past and ongoing investments in next-generation solutions

Vendors that have diversified their portfolios and skills in digital and cloud are able to scale transformational activities with clients and offset growth pressures in traditional IT services areas, accelerating revenue growth year-to-year during the past several quarters. Expanded proximity to clients, collaborative innovation capabilities and applications expertise, for instance around solutions from SAP, Microsoft, […]

The greatest revenue growth opportunities derive from the front end of A&I implementations, where services can be more differntiated

Analytics and insights services segment overview Analytics and insights (A&I) services revenue expanded 13.7% on average in 3Q17 for the 20 vendors benchmarked by TBR, spurred by growing client interest in data-intensive digital transformation initiatives requiring services such as consulting, data integration and analytics application development. Consulting continues to lead segment revenue growth, but double-digit […]

Factors impacting wireless subscriber growth: Insights from TBR’s 4Q17 U.S. & Canada Mobile Operator Benchmark

Insights from TBR’s 4Q17 U.S. & Canada Mobile Operator Benchmark All Tier 1 U.S. carriers, with the exception of Sprint, reduced postpaid phone churn in 4Q17, which was largely attributed to customers’ increased satisfaction with their network coverage and accelerated data speeds enabled by LTE-Advanced technologies. Mobile video bundles are also helping to reduce churn […]

Webscale ICT market to experience a 19.5% CAGR from 2017 to 2022

AWS (Amazon Web Services) is the leading IaaS provider by revenue, but Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are growing revenue faster than the incumbent due to years of data center investment across geographies. Microsoft is closing the gap quickly and will challenge AWS in the short term, while Google, which was later to the market, […]

Public sector market starts 2018 on a positive growth trajectory

Insights from TBR’s 3Q17 Public Sector IT Services Benchmark The public sector is undergoing a significant period of disruption as government customers seek to take advantage of innovative commercial technology. This shift in attitude toward IT modernization creates myriad challenges and new opportunities for the vendors that win in the fight for talent, embed security […]

The next 5 years: A successful strategy for Infosys

Infosys wants to change. Founder N.R. Narayana Murthy’s return to leadership last spring signaled Infosys’ willingness to change directions; the question is, will it work? Can the firm find a strategy that moves it closer to IBM and Accenture and widens any positive gaps between Infosys and its India-based peers?  In July, after resuming his […]