By Phil Hassey, Founder of CapioIT Final details are being confirmed today (Feb 6th, 2013) for Dell Computer to be taken private. It is a news-making deal that summarises the problems of legacy PC-based technology and the unrelenting glare of quarterly numbers from Wall St. Clearly Dell, the company, and Michael Dell, its founder, have taken a pragmatic approach to [...]
According to a record number of participants who took this year’s analyst value survey the firms that have become more influential this year are Gartner, Ovum, Forrester, HfS Research, Pierre Audoin Consultants, IDC and Frost and Sullivan.
Last week, PAC spent a day in Atos’ headquarters in Bezons, France, to get an update on Atos’ Managed Services offerings, performance and strategy. The Managed Services business line is by far the biggest service line within Atos. With the acquisition of Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Atos has clearly become one of the global leaders for Managed Services. After [...]
PAC spent time last week speaking with HCL’s senior management about its business and prospects, particularly in Europe. HCL is one of the biggest India-based IT services providers, but some way behind the “big four” (including Cognizant). What’s notable is that it’s taking share: the fastest growing IT service provider of Europe’s Top 30 over the last two years. Notably, [...]
Want to use an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in small towns and villages of India? They should soon be much easier to find, thanks to new guidelines from RBI (India’s central bank) to allow non-bank entities to own and operate ‘White Label ATM’ (WLA) networks in rural and semi-urban areas. Under the new guidelines, prospective applicants having a minimum net [...]
The semiconductor industry in India received a boost from the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY). The department has selected Accenture to assess investment proposals from global vendors interested in setting up semiconductor fabs unit in India.
Within the framework of a strategic cooperation, IT management consultancy Ardour Consulting and research and consulting firm Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) jointly offer outsourcing consulting services. The partnership announced on February 1st, 2012 will strengthen both companies’ positioning in the outsourcing consulting market. Customers will profit from synergies and considerably shorter project durations.
While software and IT services (SITS) spending recovered in most geographies in 2011, there will be big disparities in performance by region and & 2012 will definitely be a challenging year for the IT industry, says leading research and consulting company PAC.
NASSCOM organizes the India Leadership Summit in Mumbai every year. The conference has been evolving with each passing year, getting more international in its outlook and focus, and drawing thought gurus and influencers from a cross-section of industries. The conclave, an important platform for capturing triggers for boardroom decision making, also provides participants a perfect occasion for networking and experience sharing.
The Supervisory Board of Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), European leader in market research and strategic consulting on the software and IT services market, has named Frédéric Munch as Head of the Board. Frédéric Munch will take official charge of his new responsibilities from December 15, 2011