Author: Peter Bendor-Samuel

How To Avoid Unhelpful Or Biased Consulting And Advice | Blog

Many initiatives that companies fund in our current business environment fall under the broad heading of digital transformation. They are large, well-defined projects, but they actually take the form of ongoing agile journeys in which organizations implement and learn to use new technologies and then add more technology. As companies abandon the old waterfall project management structures and adopt agile journeys, they find that they need a continuous supply of advice, ideas, best practices, benchmarks and experience from outside their own ranks. Unfortunately, a lot of advice is not helpful and causes companies to lose money. Let’s look at the remedy for obtaining effective advice and how to consume it.

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How Cloud Operations Are Changing In 2020 | Blog

Fundamental changes are happening to the core set of assumptions that underpin how cloud ecosystems have been operating.  Some of the traditional assumptions are no longer true today or won’t be true soon. The changes are for the worse – they raise prices and introduce significant additional complexity for companies that operate in a hybrid and multi-cloud environment.

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Key Issues For Enterprise IT Spend Decisions In 2020 | Blog

When considering your company’s IT spend decisions for 2020, it’s helpful to know what your peers and competitors expect for IT spend this year. What are their top investment priorities? Their biggest challenges? Is their focus different for 2020 than it was in 2019? How will their plans change if the economy strengthens or if it weakens?

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Companies Waste Or Overpay Service Vendors At Least 10% | Blog

Organizations buy services from a wide variety of service providers — ranging from managed services for IT applications and infrastructure, contingent labor to supplement gaps in skills and availability, cloud services, business process services, and more. We at Everest Group looked at the administration of these contractual relationships and discovered that most organizations leave tens of millions of dollars on the table. Why does this happen and what is the answer to this dilemma?

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How To Get Innovation From Service Providers and Vendors | Blog

Companies today hold all business functions to a mandate for innovation. Innovation should create business value (a better experience for employees, customers, and partners). It should create agility and speed. It should make business functions more easily adaptable, easier to change. And it should also lower the cost of the functions over time. The benefits are clear and obvious. But the truth is innovation is illusive and hard to get.

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Key To Designing An Effective Digital Platform | Blog

Companies undertaking digital transformation seek to improve customer, employee and partner experiences. They build digital platforms to deliver the desired experience. My observation from working with many companies undergoing this endeavor is they often overlook the key factor necessary building an effective digital platform.

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Data Analytics and Data Management Market | Blog

Companies’ investments in digital platforms are becoming pervasive, thus moving businesses into a new era. They first moved from a functional orientation to a process orientation and are now fundamentally shifting to a platform orientation. Digital platforms are already changing companies, whether they recognize it or not. The implications of platform thinking are very deep. Data are the lifeblood of a digital platform. But the implications of what companies must do to be able to apply their data in a timely way is significant.

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Huge Digital Talent Deficit Constrains IT Modernization and Digital Transformation | Blog

The IT modernization movement is moving beyond the initial euphoria around the potential of digital technologies. Companies taking steps to modernize their IT are recognizing that it’s a very substantial endeavor and will take years to accomplish. In committing to the long haul of the modernization journey, several situations are becoming apparent, causing companies to take a more mature, measured approach in how they evolve their technology.

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Change Management Programs Often Ineffective In Digital Transformation | Blog

Businesses have conducted change management programs for 20-30 years. Even so, change management programs are systematically ineffective in delivering results. Unfortunately, the ineffectiveness is much worse today.

That’s because companies are engaged in digital transformation, where the degree of change is much greater than in the past. What causes the ineffectiveness, and what is the remedy?

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Understanding Infosys Whistleblower Impacts On Customers, Shareholders And Employees | Blog

The Infosys board of directors recently received a whistleblower’s letter making a set of claims. The substantive claim is that Infosys may be inappropriately recognizing revenue in some of its large deals. The whistleblower’s accusation is causing a fair amount of excitement in the press. I want to put this situation in context and explain the implications for Infosys’ customers, employees, and shareholders.

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