Why Germany’s Global Services Market Is Not Like the Nordics | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

In a recent blog I shared Everest Group’s prediction about the short-term nature of the global services market in the Nordics. Germany is also a bright star in the global services arena. However, in contrast to the Nordics, we believe Germany’s market will not mature quickly. Germany is relatively early on in its adoption of […]

Impact Sourcing 101: The Fundamentals of a Powerful Global Sourcing Model | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

I recently concluded an engagement on impact sourcing. Did you say, what? That was my first reaction as well when I initially heard about impact sourcing. I knew about other global services constructs – rural sourcing, crowd sourcing – but not impact sourcing. Turns out, I wasn’t alone. During the course of my research I […]

Cognizant Acquires TriZetto: The New “Big Blue” of Healthcare IT? | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

Today, Cognizant announced the acquisition of TriZetto® (a leading provider of healthcare IT software and solutions) for US$2.7 billion. The deal ties in favourably with Cognizant’s dominant position in the healthcare IT marketplace, with the combined entity having US$3 billion in healthcare revenue. TriZetto has around 3,800 employees across the U.S. and India, who will […]

How Big is the Bright Spot in Nordics Global Services? | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

For the past two years, we’ve observed rapid adoption and market growth of outsourcing of global services in the Nordics. This is well-documented and a real bright spot for a number of global services companies. The question is: how long will this growth continue? At Everest Group, we believe the Nordics will behave much like […]

Analytics Consumerization: Think “data doctor + tools = data scientist?” Think again | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

In October 2012, the Harvard Business Review named “Data Scientist” the “sexiest job of 21st century.” While this profession has since gained meaningful acceptance and understanding in the broader big data analytics world, the dearth of real data scientists (some believe there are only 3,000 in the world), has opened the door to what I […]

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