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Outsourcing Services Pricing: What to Expect Next | Webinar

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Outsourcing Services Pricing: What to Expect Next

2022 has proven to be a constantly shifting and unpredictable year for outsourcing services. The first half witnessed an unprecedented demand surge accompanied by cost and price inflation, and the second half saw a slowdown in client decision-making with fears of a recession.

In this webinar, Everest Group’s pricing experts will analyze the trends observed this year and deliver the pricing outlook for IT and BPO services in 2023.

Our speakers will discuss:

  • How the outsourcing services demand has evolved in 2022
  • What the most successfully negotiated clauses have been in recent deals
  • How the pricing of IT and BPO services has changed
  • What the future outlook for pricing will be

Who should attend?

  • CIOs, CTOs, and CDOs
  • IT and BPO department leaders
  • SVMOs
  • CPOs
  • Strategic sourcing leaders
  • Category managers
  • Supplier management leaders
  • Vendor managers
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How to Unlock the Full Value of Cloud | Webinar

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR

How to Unlock the Full Value of Cloud

Access the on-demand webinar, delivered live on November 8, 2022.

The need for superior speed, agility, resiliency, and product innovation continues to push enterprises to adopt cloud solutions. To optimize their use of cloud and maximize benefits, enterprises are increasingly pushing industry-specific workloads to cloud to realize user experience and growth benefits.

In this webinar, our experts will discuss how enterprises can measure the value of cloud, the challenges enterprises face in realizing its benefits, and how to unlock its full potential to maximize efficiency.

What questions will the webinar answer for the participants?
• How are organizations measuring value from their cloud investments?
• What are some of the practices adopted by best-in-class organizations to realize value of cloud?
• What are the best strategies for deriving value from the cloud?

Who should attend?
• CIOs, CTOs, and CDOs
• IT and BPO department heads
• Sourcing leaders
• Strategy leaders
• GBS Leaders managing IT and BPO outsourcing contracts

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10 Steps to Better Evaluating a Cloud Service Agreement | Blog

Comprehending a Cloud Service Agreement (CSA) can be difficult. With the increasing clout of hyperscalers, buyers need to fully understand a CSA to effectively negotiate with cloud service providers. Learn how to better evaluate these contracts in this blog.  

With the increased adoption of cloud services, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure have come to dominate the public cloud space in recent years. The negotiating power of these hyperscalers has significantly increased, changing the dynamics of the CSA.

As the influence of cloud providers grows, customers need to carefully evaluate the proper terms and conditions in the CSA. First, let’s better understand the key terms:

  • Cloud service agreement (CSA) – a service level agreement (SLA) for cloud computing services between the cloud service consumer and cloud service provider
  • Cloud service consumer – an individual or a corporate enterprise end user accessing cloud computing resources and services from the cloud service provider
  • Cloud service provider (CSP) – third-party suppliers of cloud-based platforms, infrastructure, application, or storage services
  • Customer agreement – the relationship between the provider and the customer, including roles, responsibilities, and processes used by the CSP

The contract may be written according to the service delivery model selected, such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), or Software as a Service (SaaS). CSPs can modify their contract terms at any given time.

Based on our observations, many customers have difficulty understanding these contracts. With the growing portfolio of cloud services in every organization, understanding the nuances to better negotiate contracts with service providers is crucial.

Below is a practical reference to safeguard customers’ interests.

Ten Steps to Evaluate a Cloud Service Agreement

  1. Understand the roles and responsibilities properly
  2. Evaluate business-level policies thoroughly
  3. Understand service and deployment model differences
  4. Identify critical performance objectives
  5. Evaluate security and privacy requirements of the environment
  6. Identify service management requirements
  7. Ensure proper backup for service failure management
  8. Understand the disaster recovery plan
  9. Ensure an effective governance process
  10. Evaluate the exit process fully

For a detailed analysis of your contracts, please reach out to [email protected]. To discuss the cloud service agreement, contact Rohan Pant, [email protected], and Vaibhav Jain, [email protected].

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