An Insight into the True Levels of Cloud Computing Adoption

Stan Lepeak, Director, KPMG Global Sourcing Advisory Research Over 400 of KPMG’s consultants across our global network of member firms have provided their insights from the ‘front lines’ of cloud computing usage for the inaugural KPMG global cloud Pulse survey. On the subject of cloud adoption levels globally, it was interesting to see that just [...]

What to Look for in Next-Generation ITO Deals

Dave Brown, Principal, KPMG Advisory Services When you established your IT outsourcing agreement, you probably did the deal and put it in a drawer, so it may have been a few years since you’ve thought about IT contracts. But now that your contract is coming up for renewal, how can you make the most of [...]

It’s Getting Cloudy in Asia Pac – and That’s Good for (Its) Business

Stan Lepeak, Director, KPMG Global Sourcing Advisory Research KPMG recently released a comprehensive global market study on cloud computing adoption and usage.  On November 15th, I will be leading a webcast discussion related to the study.  An initial analysis of the results identifies some interesting findings.  One of them is the disparity of cloud services [...]

Cloud: More of the Same for Less, or Enabling True Business Transformation?

Stan Lepeak, Director, KPMG Global Sourcing Advisory Research KPMG will release the first edition of its global cloud Pulse survey via a webcast on November 15th.  The cloud Pulse survey is modeled after the sourcing advisory Pulse family of research studies.  Results are based on surveys and interviews with advisors globally in KPMG member firms’ [...]

Can Cloud Pricing Really Bring a Shower of Savings?

Dave Brown, Principal, Shared Services and Outsourcing Advisory, KPMG LLP ( US) Information technology outsourcing (ITO) continues to push the capabilities of service delivery to buyers using more efficient and seamless interfaces. Cloud computing services begin to take the next step by attempting to hide the entire infrastructure and allowing you to simply pay for [...]

Outsourcing Demand 2011: Growing but Continuing to Evolve and Diversify

Stan Lepeak, Managing Director Global Research One key topic addressed in  EquaTerra’s 4Q10 global Pulse survey, the results of which were released via a webcast on Wednesday, January 26, is predictions for the most impactful trends in the business and IT services marketplace in 2011. Not surprisingly, cloud computing overall – and in lieu of [...]

Five High Impact 2011 Agenda Items for CIOs

Brian Walker, Managing Director, IT Consulting As 2011 quickly approaches, our clients are asking about the areas in which they should focus their attention, and those in which the greatest opportunities for improvement exist. Following are some of our thoughts, highlighting areas in which our clients are achieving significant value or managing risk within their [...]

You have outsourced Applications and Infrastructure. Will SaaS work for you?

Brian Walker, Managing Director, IT Consulting Stan Lepeak, Managing Director, Global Research If you are engaged in an outsourcing initiative and wondering if SaaS¹ (software as a service) sourcing model will work for you, here are five questions you should ask as you to begin the evaluation: Does scope current cross multiple providers? Define a [...]

Business and IT Services Markets: 2Q10 Global Pulse Survey Results

EquaTerra results from its 2Q10 global Pulse survey released via a webcast held on Thursday, July 15th. Deal flow for third-party business and ITO services remained choppy for the second quarter in a row according to EquaTerra advisors polled. While inherent outsourcing demand remains positive and is growing overall, many buyers remain cautious in their [...]

Q&A with Carl-Henrik Hallström: Insights on the Latest Nordic Service Provider Performance and Satisfaction Study

Stan Lepeak, Managing Director, EquaTerra Global Research interviews Carl-Henrik Hallström, EquaTerra’s Regional Director, The Nordic Region, to get his thoughts on the results of the 2010 edition of the Nordic Service Provider Performance and Satisfaction study. Stan Lepeak: How would you characterise the current IT outsourcing market in the Nordics?  Is it being positively or [...]