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Have Business Buyers Driven us to the Tipping Point for Cloud Adoption? | Webinar

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | 11 a.m. CDT

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The 2013 Enterprise Cloud Adoption Survey revealed a series of surprising findings:

  • A majority of enterprises plan migration to public or private cloud for nearly every workload type, including ERP
  • Cloud buying power is concentrating in lines of business (LOB), not the CIO’s office
  • Enterprises increasingly are leaning toward private cloud models, potentially driven by internal “IT marketing”
  • Enterprises are more aware of and more likely to purchase public cloud IaaS from Microsoft compared to other legacy IT service providers
  • The “low hanging fruit” of SaaS may already have been picked in the enterprise as LOBs are now moving on, focusing on development of custom apps by function or vertical

Join our panel of experts for a one-hour webinar to discuss the current state of cloud-enabled enterprise transformation. Register for the webinar and receive a complimentary copy of the 2012 and 2013 survey reports.

About the Enterprise Cloud Adoption Survey

In 2012, Everest Group and Cloud Connect conducted a first-of-its-kind assessment of the major driving forces behind enterprise cloud adoption. This survey was unique in that it examined the perceived benefits and pain points among cloud buyers and compared the results with those of service providers and third party consultants.

Presenters:

  • Scott Bils, Partner, Everest Group
  • Chirajeet Sengupta, Practice Director, Everest Group
  • Steve Wylie, General Manager, Cloud Connect 

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3 Pricing Questions Everyone Is Asking | Webinar

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | 9 a.m. CDT

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The outsourcing industry has witnessed a multitude of changes over the last 12 months that seem to have altered the pricing dynamics radically. These include the Indian Rupee losing 15 percent of its value, sustained buyer pressure for spend reduction, aggressive adoption of non-FTE based pricing models, lowering margins for Indian providers, improved margins for global providers, among others.

As a result, key stakeholders in buyer and service provider organizations are pondering the validity of these questions: 

  1. Have prices also reduced by 15 percent?
  2. Have Indian providers started a price war?
  3. Should I adopt transaction-based pricing like my peers?

Everest Group invites you to a one-hour webinar in which we’ll cover:

  • Impact of forex fluctuations on pricing
  • Recent pricing trends for both IT and BPO services
  • Adoption of transaction-based pricing and pitfalls to avoid

Presenters:

  • Sarthak Brahma, Vice President, Everest Group
  • Rahul Gehani, Practice Director, Everest Group
  • Anuj Sukhlecha, Senior Analyst,  Everest Group

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Market Vista: Global Services Developments in Q4 2012 and 2012 Year in Review | Webinar

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 | 9 a.m. CST 

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How has the global services industry been impacted by the economic slowdown? Is the worst behind us or is there more to come? Why has global services delivery continue to increase in Asia despite inflationary pressures? And what about Latin America?

Join us for a one-hour webinar that will provide facts and insights on outsourcing transaction trends, financial performance of leading service providers, and Global In-house Center (GIC) adoption across verticals and geographies.

Don’t Miss the Special Guest Speaker… Peter Bendor-Samuel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Everest Group. An industry veteran, Peter will share his unique perspectives on the state of the global services industry in 2012 and outlook for 2013.

Presenters:

  • Peter Bendor-Samuel, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
  • Eric Simonson, Managing Partner – Research
  • H Karthik, Vice President

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State of the Global Services Market: 2013 Predictions | Webinar

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | 9 a.m. CST

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What does the new year hold for the global services market? In what ways will industry-specific expertise drive service provider differentiation? How will Global In-house Centers (GICs) evolve and what value will organizations expect?  What’s in store for cloud and how will the interplay between cloud and traditional IT Services progress?

Our panel of experts will offer answers to all of the above questions and more.

Join us for a one-hour webinar that will cover trends and provide an outlook for 2013 for the following areas:

  • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
  • Global Sourcing
  • Cloud / IT Services
  • Pricing

2013 Prediction Panel:

  • Katrina Menzigian, Vice President, Everest Group (Moderator)
  • Jimit Arora, Vice President, Everest Group, IT Services
  • Rahul Gehani, Practice Director, Everest Group, Pricing Assurance
  • H. Karthik, Vice President, Everest Group, Global Sourcing
  • Rajesh Ranjan, Vice President, Everest Group, BPO

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Sourcing Savants 2.0 | Webinar

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Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 9 a.m. CST

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Still in awe after Round 1 of the Sourcing Savants web-debate last spring? Well, reminisce no further as we gear up for Round 2 on January 17th, when we bring together the seven most most prominent sourcing savants to debate publicly the critical challenges facing sourcing today. 

Our panelists are primed to debate these issues and take your questions:

  1. Cliff Justice, Partner & U.S. Leader, Shared Services and Outsourcing Advisory – KPMG
  2. Phil Fersht, Founder and CEO – HfS Research
  3. Peter Bendor-Samuel, CEO – Everest Group
  4. Charlie Aird, US Shared Services and Outsourcing Leader – PricewaterhouseCoopers
  5. Peter Lowes, Principal – Deloitte Consulting
  6. Ben Trowbridge, CEO – Alsbridge
  7. David Whitmore, Vice Chairman and President, Americas, ISG

What’s Driving Enterprise Cloud Adoption? The Buyers Speak Out | Webinar

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Thursday, January 10, 2013 | 12 p.m. CST

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Everest Group and Cloud Connect conducted a first of its kind assessment of the major driving forces behind enterprise cloud adoption. This survey was unique in that it examined the perceived benefits and pain points among cloud buyers and compared the results with those of service providers and third party consultants. The results are surprising and indicate some shifting market drivers and surprising disconnects between cloud buyers and sellers. The survey also examined:

  • Current and future adoption patterns across cloud layers – IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, BPaaS
  • Current and future adoption across cloud hosting models – Public, Private and Hybrid
  • Adoption trends by application workload
  • Stakeholder involvement in cloud investments

Join Scott Bils, Partner, Everest Group, and Steve Wylie, General Manager, Cloud Connect, for an enlightening look at enterprise cloud adoption trends that will significantly shape this market for years to come.

Scott Bils, Partner, Everest Group

Scott Bils has nearly two decades of expertise in technology business and product strategy, operations, corporate and business development, mergers and acquisitions, and alliances in the early stage and next generation information technology (IT) markets. As the leader of Everest Group’s Next Generation IT practice, Scott approaches each consulting engagement with service providers, infrastructure vendors, and buyers with an end-to-end understanding of disruptive cloud technologies, virtualization, and mobile computing. Scott speaks regularly on cloud-related topics, having presented at Interop, CloudBeat and Cloud Connect. He is frequently quoted in the New York Times, Forbes, Network World, Sandhill.com and other media outlets. Scott can be found on Twitter @sbils.

Steve Wylie, General Manager, Cloud Connect 

Conference industry veteran Steve Wylie has been involved with some of the world’s leading business technology conferences for the past 15 years. As the General Manager for UBM Tech’s Cloud Connect brand, Steve is the driving force behind the defining cloud event for IT professionals, developers, and leading cloud providers. Steve has been a regular columnist on InformationWeek.com and serves on the Social Networking advisory board at HR.com. Steve formerly co-chaired the annual Interop conferences in Las Vegas and New York. Prior to running conferences, Steve managed Interop’s renowned InteropNet, including a multi-vendor test lab geared to evaluate, improve and showcase early implementations of open-standard IT infrastructure technologies. Steve can be found on Twitter @swylie650.

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Global In-house Centers vs. Service Providers: Who is Winning? | Webinar

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 9 a.m. CST

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Leading buyer organizations extensively leverage both Global In-house Centers (GICs) and service providers as part of their delivery portfolios. As their exposure in both these sourcing models increases with growing offshore maturity and adoption, buyer organizations are often faced with the following key questions:

  • Is one model growing relative to the other?
  • How should organizations think about comparing GICs and service providers?
  • What are the best practices for optimizing sourcing model portfolio?

Join us for a one-hour webinar in which our experts will provide a fact-based view on the GIC and service provider models.

Presenters:

  • Eric Simonson, Managing Partner – Research
  • H. Karthik, Vice President – Global Sourcing

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Market Vista: Global Services Development in Q3 2012 | Webinar

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 | 9 a.m. CST

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The audience at our last Market Vista webinar largely believed that the 2012 U.S. presidential election will have very little impact on outsourcing market. But before assessing the impact of the election, we should consider how the global services market actually fared in Q3 2012.

Outsourcing transaction activity in Q3 2012 remained lower than third quarters of previous years. In contrast, offshore locations in Asia and Latin America continued to report activity across global in-house centers (GICs) and service providers.

Global services managers need to carefully monitor and analyze these market developments that could serve as a critical input toward their plans for 2013.

Join us for the one-hour quarterly Market Vista update that will cover:

  • Outsourcing trends in third quarter of the year (July – September)
  • Market trends across key industry verticals and buyer geography segments
  • Insights into location activity in offshore geographies
  • Forward-looking perspective for the fourth quarter and early 2013

Don’t Miss the Special Feature: Nearshoring is Alive and Kicking! Nearshoring is here to stay and its value proposition has become more compelling than ever before. This special feature examines recent trends in nearshoring and learnings from experiences of global companies.

Presenters:

  • Eric Simonson, Managing Partner – Research, Everest Group
  • Katrina Menzigian, Vice President, Everest Group
  • H. Karthik, Vice President, Everest Group

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PEAK into the BFSI Outsourcing Market | Webinar

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 9:00 AM CDT

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A challenging global economy, widespread regulatory reforms, plus the growing SMAC (Social, Mobility, Analytics, and Cloud) phenomenon are greatly altering the demand profile of IT Outsourcing (ITO) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services in the Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI) sector.

What does this mean for BFSI outsourcing clients and providers? What are the similarities and differences across the subverticals and functions, and what implications do they have on financial institutions? Should financial institutions take an integrated view to their ITO and BPO portfolios or should they keep them separate? What will it take for a service provider to succeed in this changing market?

A large number of service providers are differentiating themselves through aggressive “verticalization” and “micro-verticalization” to build domain expertise. In the last 12 to 24 months, we have witnessed significant activities in mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and investments in domain solutions and IP.

In this one-hour webinar, our experts will discuss the BFSI service provider evolution across IT Applications Outsourcing and vertical-specific BPO. We will also highlight the Leaders, Major Contenders, and Emerging Players on our proprietary PEAK Matrix.

Presenters:

  • Jimit Arora, Vice President, Everest Group
  • Rajesh Ranjan, Vice President, Everest Group

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RPO 2.0 – Paradigm Shift in RPO Value Proposition | Webinar

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 | 11 a.m. CDT

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Recruitment Process Outsourcing has been widely embraced by organizations looking to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and track metrics.

In a new research report, RPO 2.0 – Paradigm Shift in RPO Value Proposition, Everest Group identifies these benefits as RPO 1.0, and challenges buyers to consider the value proposition of RPO 2.0 – taking a holistic approach that considers more nuanced and granular aspects of RPO’s cost impact, business impact and strategic impact.

During this 60-minute, complimentary webinar, Everest Group’s Rajesh Ranjan will share how thinking broadly about the RPO value proposition:

  • Provides 15-20% additional annual savings
  • Accelerates talent deployment cycles
  • Improves the quality of hire

RPO 2.0 provides alignment of workforce planning to overall business strategy and creates a competitive edge through talent.

To hear more and receive a complimentary copy of the report, please register by filling out the form at the right.