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    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.

    September, 2022

  • PrimaryImage IDP Platforms 2022 - Intelligent Document Processing Platforms 2022 RadarView™

    Intelligent Document Processing Platforms 2022 RadarView™

    The Intelligent Document Processing Platforms 2022 RadarView™ assists organizations in identifying strategic partners for IDP by featuring detailed capability and experience analyses of leading platform providers. It provides a 360-degree view of key IDP platform providers across product maturity, enterprise adaptability, and future readiness, thus supporting enterprises in identifying the right IDP platform partner. The 58-page report also highlights top market trends in the IDP space and Avasant’s viewpoint.

    September, 2022

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    Network and Digital Services were Never More Vital

    As organizations emerge from the pandemic and adopt flexible hybrid operating models, the reliance on digital technologies has only increased, with mobility at its center point. The cloud, cybersecurity, and network form the foundational pillars to enable organizations to achieve digital transformation, as it requires unfettered access to data across the entire infrastructure. This Research Byte outlines what organizations must rapidly do to manage networks and infrastructure as they make the changes enacted during the pandemic permanent. It builds on findings from the Orange Business Services Analyst Event, held on July 6–7, 2022, and Avasant Research.

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    Digital Masters 2022 RadarView™

    The Digital Masters 2022 RadarView™ addresses the need for enterprises to understand the current landscape for adopting digital technologies. The report helps them identify implementation services providers best suited for executing transformation initiatives by supplying granular insights for each provider.The 88-page report also provides our point of view on how enterprises have changed the way they look at technology, outsourcing, and reprioritizing their digital investments.

    August, 2022

  • NASSCOM Report Featured Image - Digital Enterprise Maturity 3.0: Boosting Business Resilience through Technology

    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.

    July, 2022

  • IT Vendor Governance BP 01 - IT Vendor Governance Best Practices

    IT Vendor Governance Best Practices

    IT vendor management is a function and set of practices that guide the selection, management, and assessment of IT suppliers to ensure that all parties comply with the terms of their contracts. IT supplier management has been a best practice for many years, but the disciplines have evolved. Traditional IT vendor governance practices are now inadequate to navigate the changing business ecosystem. The upshot is that most organizations need to transform their vendor governance programs. This Research Byte summarizes our full report on IT Vendor Governance Best Practices.

    August, 2022

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    Understanding the Impact of Dubai’s New Mandate for Digital Services

    Dubai’s new digital services law would add impetus to the structural reforms and national programs already underway by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government to build a future-ready economy. Though the new law furthers the digital narrative by building a dynamic and integrated government system, it forces organizations in Dubai to revisit their business models and improve their digital capabilities. Also, the law comes with a mandate for organizations to comply within one year, based on their implementation phase and without imposing any extra fees on those they serve. This brings two significant implications for organizations: designing a strategy for developing or acquiring the digital talent for executing such large transformational projects within one year and scouting for the right technology partner

    July, 2022

  • Kyndryl Core - Mainframe Services in a Hybrid Cloud World

    Mainframe Services in a Hybrid Cloud World

    After its spinoff from IBM, Kyndryl inherited managed infrastructure services and cloud services. This research byte focuses on Kyndryl’s Core Enterprise and zCloud practice led by Group Leader Jamie Rutledge. It organized a webinar for Avasant advisors and enterprises that focused on the shift from mainframe to cloud environments. The company highlighted how it is helping enterprises implement a hybrid cloud strategy through its mainframe modernization services and how it is strengthening its partnerships with cloud service providers to provide a hybrid environment. The webinar also gave an insight into Kyndryl’s organic and inorganic strategies to strengthen its capabilities.

    July, 2022

  • Embrace Product image - Embracing the Hybrid Workplace with a Cloud-first Strategy

    Embracing the Hybrid Workplace with a Cloud-first Strategy

    During the pandemic, organizations quickly transitioned to remote work. But now, as we emerge from the pandemic, organizations need to transition to a more flexible, hybrid work model driven by cloud-enabled digital transformation. The employee experience must be at the center of defining a digital workplace. This Research Byte outlines the things that organizations should do to embrace the digital workplace models of tomorrow and how service providers are helping to facilitate this transformation. We highlight the efforts of one such service provider, Unisys, based on its recent analyst and advisor event.

    July, 2022

  • Featured Image Kyndryl - Kyndryl’s New Strategy for Security and Cloud Services

    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.

    June, 2022

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    Banking Process Transformation 2022 RadarView™

    The Banking Process Transformation 2022 RadarView™ assists banks and financial companies in identifying strategic partners for banking process transformation by featuring detailed capability and experience analyses of leading service providers. It provides a 360-degree view of key banking service providers across practice maturity, domain ecosystem, and investments and innovations, thus helping enterprises in evaluating leading players in the banking process transformation space. The 78-page report also highlights top market trends in the banking process transformation arena and Avasant’s viewpoint on them.

    June, 2022

  • LTI Mindtree Product Image - Merger of LTI and Mindtree: Benefits, Challenges, and Recommendations

    Merger of LTI and Mindtree: Benefits, Challenges, and Recommendations

    Two of the Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Group companies, L&T Infotech (LTI) and Mindtree, recently announced a merger to create what could be the sixth-largest Indian IT services provider in terms of overall sales, with a combined annual revenue of more than USD 3.5 billion as of March 31, 2022. The merged entity will be known as LTIMindtree Limited. In this Research Byte, we examine the nuances of the merger, analyze the benefits and challenges for the merged entity, and offer recommendations to enterprise buyers.

    June, 2022

  • PrimaryImage RiskandCompliance 2022 - Risk and Compliance Services 2022 RadarView™

    Risk and Compliance Services 2022 RadarView™

    The Risk and Compliance Services 2022 RadarView™ provides information to assist enterprises in charting out their action plan for developing a robust governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) program. It identifies key global service providers and system integrators that can help organizations expedite their GRC tool adoption journey. It also brings out detailed capability and experience analyses of leading providers to assist enterprises in identifying strategic partners for adopting a robust GRC framework. The 64-page report also highlights key industry trends in the risk and compliance space and Avasant’s viewpoint on them.

    June, 2022

  • PrimaryImage Cybersecurity Services 2022 - Cybersecurity Services 2022 RadarView™

    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.

    April, 2022

  • PrimaryImage Applied AI and Advanced Analytics Services 2022  - Applied AI and Advanced Analytics Services 2022 RadarView™

    Applied AI and Advanced Analytics Services 2022 RadarView™

    The Applied AI and Advanced Analytics Services 2022 RadarView™ assists organizations in identifying strategic partners for AI and analytics by offering detailed capability and experience analyses of service providers. It provides a 360-degree view of key AI and analytics service providers across practice maturity, partner ecosystem, and investments and innovation, thereby supporting enterprises in identifying the right AI and analytics services partner. The 76-page report also highlights top market trends in the AI and analytics space and Avasant’s viewpoint.

    April, 2022