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Strategies for Enterprises in Response to Tech Industry Layoffs
The recent spate of layoffs in the technology industry should raise questions in the mind of customers who have these vendors as essential elements of their IT landscape. These concerns also extend to service providers, who are also seeing a pullback in business and undergoing staff reductions. This Research Byte explores these issues and how business leaders should mitigate risks and take advantage of opportunities during such uncertain times.
Engineering and Construction Digital Services 2022–2023 RadarView™
The Engineering and Construction Digital Services 2022–2023 RadarView™ can help enterprises craft a robust strategy based on industry outlook, best practices, and digital transformation. The report can also aid them in identifying the right partners and service providers to accelerate their digital transformation. The 50-page report also highlights top market trends in the engineering and construction digital services space and Avasant’s viewpoint.
Global Hire-to-Retire Business Process Transformation 2022–2023 RadarView™
The Global Hire-to-Retire Business Process Transformation 2022–2023 RadarView™ assists enterprises in identifying strategic partners for their hire-to-retire business process transformation by featuring detailed capability and experience analyses of leading service providers. It provides a 360-degree view of key HR service providers across practice maturity, domain ecosystem, and investments and innovation, helping enterprises in evaluating leading players in the HR business process transformation space. The 70-page report also highlights top market trends in the HR business process transformation space and Avasant’s viewpoint on them.
Utilities Digital Services 2022–2023 RadarView™
The Utilities Digital Services 2022–2023 RadarView™ can help enterprises craft a robust strategy based on industry outlook, best practices, and digital transformation. The report can also aid them in identifying the right partners and service providers to accelerate their digital transformation. The 85-page report also highlights top market trends in the utilities digital services space and Avasant’s viewpoint.
Engineering and Manufacturing Transformation: Cloudification Approaches Critical Mass
The traditional reluctance to adopt the cloud for engineering and manufacturing functions is fading, driven by the need for remote collaboration. As the cloud-native application ecosystem for engineering and manufacturing matures, enterprises are turning to the cloud for higher bandwidth and computing requirements. The pandemic acted as a key enabler in driving faster adoption of the cloud, leading to continued growth in the global cloud market for engineering and manufacturing operations. In this context, NASSCOM and Avasant release the report Engineering and Manufacturing Transformation: Cloudification Approaches Critical Mass to help enterprises understand key trends shaping this space.
Workday HCM Services 2022–2023 RadarView™
The Workday HCM Services 2022–2023 RadarView™ helps organizations define their approach for Workday HCM adoption and identify the right implementation partner to support them in their journey. It assesses Workday HCM service providers based on their ability to offer implementation and managed services with limited disruption. The 55-page report also provides our point of view on how Workday HCM service providers cater to enterprises’ changing needs through a wide portfolio of accelerators and preconfigured solutions, thus delivering a general ranking based on key dimensions of practice maturity, partner ecosystem, and investment and innovation.
Driving digital transformation with IT and OT convergence
Manufacturers are under constant pressure to increase automation, lower costs, and leverage smart manufacturing. But, in doing so, they face multiple challenges. These include scaling their digitalization initiatives, bridging data silos, and future-proofing systems. These goals require greater integration of data between what is commonly known as information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). This research byte outlines what manufacturers should do to integrate IT and OT to reap the full benefits of digital transformation. We also highlight one services firm, Hitachi Vantara, as an example of a service provider addressing this emerging need through its set of products and services for IT and OT convergence.
Digital Enterprise Maturity 3.0: Boosting Business Resilience through Technology
The pandemic disrupted the technology adoption curve, as most enterprises had to skip the trial or pilot phase to get ahead. As companies graduate in their digital journey, their focus shifts from tangible benefits, such as revenue growth and employee productivity, to intangible aspects, for example, sustainable business practices and employee wellness. The Digital Enterprise Maturity 3.0: Boosting Business Resilience through Technology report allows businesses to benchmark their digital strategy and ongoing initiatives against their peers using NASSCOM and Avasant’s digital maturity framework, which identifies performance gaps and prospects that lie ahead.
Kyndryl’s New Strategy for Security and Cloud Services
Kyndryl has been reorganizing its practice areas after its spin-off from IBM’s managed infrastructure services business unit, formerly known as IBM’s Global Technology Services group. This research byte focuses specifically on Kyndryl’s Cloud and Security and Resiliency practices. Through Kyndryl’s webinar about its cloud and security services, we heard from Kris Lovejoy and Harish Grama, the global practice leaders for Security and Resiliency and Cloud, respectively. One common theme that emerged was a shift from an IBM-focused approach to an ecosystem approach involving partners in addition to IBM.
AR/VR/XR Services 2022 RadarView™
The AR/VR/XR Services 2022 RadarView™ assists organizations in identifying strategic partners for augmented reality/virtual reality/extended reality (AR/VR/XR) by offering detailed capability and experience analyses of service providers. It provides a 360-degree view of key AR/VR/XR service providers across practice maturity, partner ecosystem, and investments and innovation, supporting enterprises in identifying the right AR/VR/XR services partner. The 60-page report also highlights top market trends in the AR/VR/XR space and Avasant’s viewpoint.
Cybersecurity Services 2022 RadarView™
The Cybersecurity Services 2022 RadarView™ is designed to inform enterprises about best practices in this space and provide a relatively granular understanding of key service providers. It provides a 360-degree view of key cybersecurity services providers across practice maturity, partner ecosystem, and investments and innovation, thereby supporting enterprises in identifying the right cybersecurity services partner. The 85-page report also highlights top market trends in the cybersecurity space and Avasant’s viewpoint.
Google’s Latest Move in Building Out its Security Platform Offering
The rising threat landscape has led cloud service providers to expand the scope of their cybersecurity offerings to multiple data sources and automate the triage process and incident response. This includes the use of artificial intelligence/machine learning to model the behavior of attackers and identify threats in advance. By acquiring Mandiant and Siemplify, Google is taking a big step in its vision of “invisible security” with automated threat hunting, detecting, and response. This will allow CISOs to capitalize on the SIEM-to-SOAR maturity trend for streamlining their threat response procedures.
Wipro’s Edgile Acquisition: Another Step in the Right Direction for Wipro’s Cybersecurity Aspirations
IT service providers are looking to own the end-to-end cybersecurity adoption cycle and be part of the executive decision-making. This implies going beyond regular implementation and managed security services and offering consultancy and advisory services. Through Edgile, Wipro aims to achieve the following two goals: move up the value chain by playing an influential role in the initial stages of deals, which involve decision-making at the board or CXO leveland position itself as an end-to-end service provider by augmenting its cybersecurity consulting capabilities and covering the entire value chain.