Tag: Peter Bendor-Samuel

How to Eliminate Enterprise Shadow IT | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

Gartner studies have found that shadow IT is 30 to 40 percent of IT spending in large enterprises, and our research at Everest Group finds it comprises 50 percent or more. Either way, I believe these statistics are an understatement of the shadow IT ecosystem — spending on IT that doesn’t go through the sanctioned enterprise IT shared service function. It’s a big issue, and increasingly complicated. Historically, the increase in complexities, the need for greater security or the need to operate at enterprise-wide scale drove shadow IT out of departments and into the administration of the IT group. That’s no longer the case; thanks to SaaS and cloud products/services, shadow IT can now operate securely at scale. So how can a CIO address the risks and expense of shadow IT?

Users subscribe to many IT services that don’t go through the enterprise IT shared services budget, and enterprise IT doesn’t make the decisions for administering it. Shadow IT includes purchases of SaaS (like Salesforce), AWS cloud and colocation, or Rackspace. It’s also the teams of people hired by the business (but not put into corporate IT) who do development and application support or PC support.

Read more at Peter’s blog on CIO online

Accenture’s Eye-catching Acquisition of Genfour | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

It’s a safe bet that most enterprises as well as service providers pay attention to Accenture’s market moves and investments. After all, Accenture is the world’s largest independent consulting and IT outsourcing firm, so who wouldn’t think it wise to learn by observing the firm’s strategies? Let’s look at Accenture’s recent acquisition of Genfour. Interestingly, the two major considerations that typically drive acquisitions are not at play in this case; so, what is Accenture’s strategy?

Based in the U.K, Genfour has fewer than 200 employees. It’s tiny compared to Accenture, which has 401,000 employees and 6,600 leaders. So, the acquisition won’t have any material impact on Accenture’s revenues. And the acquisition will add mostly mid-size enterprises to Accenture’s client base.

Read more at Peter’s blog on CIO online.

Why Did Deloitte Acquire Day1 Solutions? | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

Deloitte recently announced it acquired cloud consulting firm Day1 Solutions. Deloitte is one of the world’s largest service providers and has service relationships with most major U.S. enterprises. Day1 is a small firm. So, this raises the question: Why does Deloitte need Day1? And why should your enterprise care?

Deloitte needs Day1 for the same reason Accenture needs Genfour, Genpact needs Rage Frameworks and Infosys needs Panaya. The problem for Deloitte and for every traditional services company is that their clients do not believe they have the digital skills to lead the digital transformation journey the clients want their business to undertake.

Read more of Peter’s blog at CIO online.

How to Budget A Digital Transformation Initiative Despite Unknown Risks | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

Imagine you’re the CIO tasked with driving change in a digital transformation at your company. You and other leaders have marshalled the organization toward the intended goal, and everyone has voiced commitment to achieving the breakthrough performance you expect. You’re at the start of the initiative, but it’s not playing out the way leaders had hoped. the folks holding the purse strings aren’t on board with funding additional investment for more technology and want to pull the plug on the planned change. Sound familiar?

Read more at Peter’s Forbes blog.

New Tax in US could Cause Trouble for Indian IT Industry | In the News

When a tax of this scale is paired with visa reform which if implemented in its most aggressive form would raise the landed cost of the Indian firms by as much as 20% and an “American first” political climate we can see a substantial attack on the current model which is indeed worrying to every Indian Service executive. I would stress that the boarder tax has the most uncertainty around it at this time as it faces substantial resistance in both parties,” said Peter Bendor-Samuel, CEO, Everest Group. Read more at the Economic Times.

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