The Atos Origin and Siemens Partnership: Will the Sum of the Parts be Greater Than the Whole?

Lee Ayling, Managing Director, Information Technology Advisory, UK Nico Boot, Executive Director, Information Technology Advisory, Europe & Asia Pacific Stan Lepeak, Managing Director, Global Research On December 14th Atos Origin and Siemens announced their intention to form a global strategic partnership. According to the release, “Siemens will contribute its Siemens IT Solutions and Services for [...]

ADP Expands Tax and Compliance Services with Acquisition of MasterTax: What Does it Mean for Clients?

Anne Clifford, Senior Advisor, Human Resources Advisory Services On October 7th, 2010 ADP announced its acquisition of MasterTax, LLC and MasterTax Services, LLC. The release stated, “We look forward to leveraging our combined expertise in tax and compliance services, as well as introducing MasterTax’s clients to ADP’s broad offering of proven solutions.” Here are EquaTerra’s [...]

EquaTerra’s View on Aon Hewitt – The Good, the Bad, the Unknown

Mark Trepanier, Managing Director, Human Resources Advisory Services According to the July 12, 2010 Wall Street Journal, “Hewitt Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HEW) announced today that the boards of directors of both companies have approved a definitive agreement under which Hewitt will merge with a subsidiary of Aon. The aggregate consideration is valued at $50 per [...]

How to Kill Your Outsourcing Engagement in Nine Steps or Less

Jerry Klawitter, IT Practice Project Director, EquaTerra A client of mine shared with me recently the results of an interview he conducted with a technologist from another firm which had outsourced all of its IT, and then recently insourced it all. After I regained my composure, I realized this was a story the masses needed [...]

NorthgateArinso Acquisition of Convergys HR Outsourcing Business – What Impact Will This Have on the Market?

Alan Hopwood, EquaTerra Client Executive When two strong HR outsourcing (HRO) providers are brought together, what does the sum of the parts look like? Firstly, the merged company will have a better balanced global presence as NorthgateArinso (NGA) had yet to develop a real presence in the North American market where Convergys HR is strongest.  [...]

EquaTerra CEO Mark Toon’s Perspective on the Recent Acquisitions in IT Services Firms

Buyers and the broader market have new concerns about outsourcing service provider stability, what is on the horizon and factors outsourcing buyers need to consider. EquaTerra CEO Mark Toon shares his perspective on the recent consolidation among IT services firms.