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Web 3.0 and Metaverse: Implications for Sourcing and Technology Leaders | Webinar


Web 3.0 and Metaverse: Implications for Sourcing and Technology Leaders

The next evolution of technology is upon us, and business leaders are racing to understand new concepts like Web 3.0 and Metaverse – both generating strong reactions from hype acceptance to extreme cynicism. Regardless, organizations that explore the business benefits, experiment early, and work with the right partners are bound to see the full potential of both.

In the coming years, we expect to see business adoption of Web 3.0 and Metaverse in some form or another, as they evolve and expand business boundaries.

Watch this on-demand webinar as our experts deliver their perspectives on Web 3.0 and Metaverse and provide actionable insights to enterprises, service providers, and technology vendors.

What questions will the webinar answer?

  • What is Web 3.0 and Metaverse?
  • How are these relevant to your business?
  • What should you do to source services and technology for these?

Who should attend?

  • CTOs, CDOs, CHROs, CXOs
  • Digital engineering leaders
  • Cloud and edge leaders
  • Heads of sourcing
  • Vendor managers
  • Mixed reality leaders
  • Extended reality leaders
  • Metaverse architects

Sustainability Enablement Technology Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022

Top Sustainability Enablement Technology Services 

Enterprises have started adopting a triple-bottom-line approach, which encompasses people, planet, and profit in business strategies. The role of enabling technology for sustainability and responsible business models is fast evolving, with emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), predictive analytics, and blockchain underpinning the sustainability services market. 

While, currently, the focus is more on the planet aspect of sustainability, with providers designing net-zero strategies, providing climate risk assessment and auditing, and enabling sustainable product life cycles for their clients, the pandemic has put the social aspect of sustainability into the spotlight. Service providers have proactively started enhancing their people-led solution portfolios to help clients with accessibility, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), and Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) services, along with planet-focused offerings.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT: Sustainability Enablement Technology Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022

What is in this PEAK Matrix® Report:

  • An assessment of 14 leading sustainability enablement technology service providers on Everest Group’s Services PEAK Matrix® evaluation framework
  • Characteristics of Leaders, Major Contenders, and Aspirants in the sustainability enablement technology services market
  • Strengths and limitations of the sustainability enablement technology service providers examined

In this inaugural Everest Group research, we present detailed assessments of 14 IT service providers featured on Everest Group’s Sustainability Enablement Technology Services PEAK Matrix® 2022 and categorize them as Leaders, Major Contenders, and Aspirants based on their capabilities and offerings across the people, planet, and profit aspects of sustainability services.

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Profits with Purpose – Is It a Balancing Act or Are There Business Cases?

Profits with Purpose – Is It a Balancing Act or Are There Business Cases?

The Sustainability Ecosystem Is Expanding - Implications for Enterprises
Market Insights™

The Sustainability Ecosystem Is Expanding – Implications for Enterprises

Everest Group’s Purpose Framework
Market Insights™

Everest Group’s Purpose Framework

Demand for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Assessment Projects Is Rising
Market Insights™

Demand for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Assessment Projects Is Rising

What is the PEAK Matrix®?

The PEAK Matrix® provides an objective, data-driven assessment of service and technology providers based on their overall capability and market impact across different global services markets, classifying them into three categories: Leaders, Major Contenders, and Aspirants.

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How to Effectively Attract and Drive Productivity within the Tech Workforce | Webinar


How to Effectively Attract and Drive Productivity within the Tech Workforce

Access the on-demand webinar, which was delivered live on June 7, 2022.

The pandemic undoubtedly accelerated digital transformation worldwide, creating a booming demand for tech talent that is not slowing down. Businesses need technology-focused workers to help execute existing and evolving digital transformation, adopt new processes, and innovate.

Creating a standout employee value proposition is now a cornerstone of success for recruiting and keeping tech talent. But that’s not the endgame. In this ever-evolving work environment, employers need to constantly refine organizational practices, levers, and metrics to drive productivity among tech workforce and maximize potential.

What questions will the on-demand webinar answer for the participants?

  • What helps attract high potential tech talent, and what is driving them away?
  • Who are some of the best employers of tech talent?
  • What are the prevailing best practices pertaining to productivity measurement and improvement within tech services?

Who should attend?

  • CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, CIOs, CTOs, CDOs
  • EVPs / SVPs / Senior directors of IT
  • Chief talent officer
  • Chief HR officer
  • Director global technology / IT talent strategy
  • Director global workforce planning
  • Director workforce transformation

Future Predictions of the Ukrainian IT Industry | Podcast

The war in Ukraine has been ongoing for over 100 days. It’s already impacted the IT sector on both a local and global scale. More than 14 million people have fled their homes since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the IT industry has been hit hard. It was booming as exports rose by 36% from 5 billion to 6.8 billion in 2021. Although maybe once recognized as a location for cheap labor, it is no longer considered this way, but a location for highly experienced engineers carrying out difficult tasks.

In this podcast, Peter Bendor-Samuel, CEO of Everest Group, and Anna Dziuba, VP of Delivery at Relevant Software, discuss:

▪️ Why Ukraine’s IT Industry has been so successful
▪️ Why businesses go to Ukraine for outsourcing
▪️ Will companies continue to go to Ukraine for outsourcing?
▪️ How will wages change around the world for tech professionals in the face of a recession?
▪️ What does the future hold for the Ukrainian IT economy?

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The Next for Low-code Software Development: Voice-driven Development

Using voice to create applications is the next evolution of low-code software development, but it has many challenges to overcome. Voice-based development can make it easier for users with less experience to create code and help fill the talent void. Is voice-driven software development the next pioneer in low code, or is it all talk? Read on to find out.

As low-code development software continues to grow, one way to make it even easier is by using voice to create applications. Voice can become an important interface to engage with low-code platforms in addition to the standard way of users building applications through drag and drop functions.

While professional software development has been talking about voice-based development for at least a decade, it hasn’t taken hold at the rate expected and still has a long way to go. Attempts have been made to create voice-based enterprise workflows using devices such as Alexa. However, these are voice “triggered” and not voice “developed.”

Voice-based software development hasn’t worked in the mainstream. Why would it work in low code?

Low-code development is full of challenges around aligning requirements and outcomes, security, debugging, portability, building complex functionalities, etc. Therefore, adding a voice layer to engage will be an obstacle in low code.

Software development through voice is an exciting area, and firms like Talon, Nuance (Dragon), and Serenade have attempted to incorporate voice-based software development. OpenAI Codex-based CodeVox also has tried to build software using voice as input.

The challenges with voice-driven software development are well documented and include speech recognition, interpretation, Integrated Development Environment (IDE) support, programming language support, formats, and building the actual code.

Moreover, professional developers do not generally like the idea of coding through voice because they believe they think and type faster than they speak. Therefore, non-professional developers and business users – the key targets for low-code software – become good audiences for enhanced value.

Despite the difficulties, voice can add meaningful benefits if done well in low-code applications and can further increase the user pool who are comfortable in building business line or workflow apps to start with.

Few, if any, low-code vendors today are providing voice-based development support because the industry does not have a strong AI-led base platform to incorporate such complex functionality.

As the market matures and low-code demand scales, enterprises and vendors will soon realize they will need to further simplify low-code application development beyond the current drag and drop model. If they don’t, low code will meet the same fate as professional development, where costs are astronomical, timelines are longer, and talent is scarce.

The big issues around the need for more software, lack of talent, rising costs, and poor time to market are not going anywhere and, in fact, will worsen in the future. While low-code platforms are an attempt to address some of these hurdles, the current model is not sustainable. Voice must become an integral part of low-code development for it to succeed.

For more information on the low-code software development market, see Everest Group’s research on Next Normal for Application Development and our assessment of leading vendors offering low-code software development platforms.

What do you think about voice-based low-code software development? Please let me know at [email protected].

You can also learn about emerging technologies in our webinar, Web 3.0 and Metaverse: Implications for Sourcing and Technology Leaders.


KPMG Plans 3,500 UK Hires as Big Four Accountancy Firms Grow Their Tech Focus | In the News

KPMG says it plans to hire 3,500 technologists in the UK over the next three years as it creates a new business unit to deliver digital transformation projects. The news coincides with reports that EY plans to spin off its audit division to form a separate company focused on consultancy, highlighting the changing role of accountancy’s traditional “Big Four” – Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC – and the importance of IT services to their future prospects.

The Products launch by KPMG brings it into line with other services being offered by rival businesses, says Nitish Mittal, Partner at Everest Group. “This specific investment by KPMG is similar to what Deloitte did with its Converge Business, which is a desire to invest in data-centric re-purposable products/platforms to help accelerate client outcomes,” he says. “This is an increasing area of focus by consulting and system integration peers.”

Read more in Tech Monitor


What You Need to Know in Europe’s Next Wave of Technology Regulation | In the News

Europe technology and data sovereignty are back in the spotlight because of two recent events, the war in Ukraine and its cyberwarfare implications and EU lawmakers agreeing to new rules to limit the market power of Big Tech platforms through the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and Digital Services Act (DSA). Everest Group Partner, Nitish Mittal, discusses this topic in his article, What You Need to Know in Europe’s Next Wave of Technology Regulation.

Read more in Nitish’ blog on Data Centre Dynamics


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