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Nordic Enterprises Embrace the Public Cloud to Expand Global Reach

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ISG Provider Lens™ report sees Nordic companies also using the cloud to adopt containers, artificial intelligence and other next-generation technologies

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Public cloud adoption in the Nordic countries is surging, as enterprises look for agile, cloud-native technologies that will help them drive growth and expand their global footprints, according to a new report published today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.

The 2020 ISG Provider Lens Public Cloud – Solutions and Services Report for the Nordics finds enterprises in the region looking for public cloud providers to help them modernize their infrastructure and use next-generation cloud technologies such as containers, microservices and artificial intelligence.

Public cloud demand in the region is also driven by an interest in productivity and efficiency gains and the transformation of customer experience, the report says.

“The Nordic IT market has always been one of the most progressive in Europe,” said Jan Erik Aase, director and global leader, ISG Provider Lens Research. “Large enterprises and even smaller companies across all Nordic industries are increasing their cloud spending.”

The report finds a surge in demand for public cloud services among the region’s financial services, manufacturing and retail sectors, while the public sector has lagged. The financial services industry, with a need for heavy information processing and information classification, has been particularly quick to adopt public cloud services. Meanwhile, the manufacturing industry has focused on the public cloud as manufacturing processes have become increasingly digital. Integrating manufacturing execution systems with the Internet of Things creates the need for cloud services capable of processing large amounts of data.

The report also sees a growing need for strategic partnerships between system integrators and cloud hyperscalers. In the Nordics, it is essential for cloud service providers to be certified and increase their competencies in AWS, Azure and GCP. The report also recommends that IT service providers become investment partners with Nordic enterprises in outcome-based engagements.

Many Nordic enterprises, meanwhile, are focused on a multi-cloud strategy and are seeking new ways to manage multi-cloud workloads and ensure that cost and governance checks are in place. Most cloud service providers are offering cloud-agnostic and vendor-neutral platforms and have developed artificial intelligence-driven cloud management tools that are part of a bundled solution.

Nordic executives are focused on innovation and transformation as they adopt public cloud services, the report adds. Companies are consuming cloud services from the three big providers—AWS, Azure and GCP—based on a multi-year strategy defined by the CTO and CIO.

The 2020 ISG Provider Lens Public Cloud – Solutions and Services Report for the Nordics evaluates the capabilities of 49 providers across seven quadrants: Consulting and Transformational Services for Large Accounts; Consulting and Transformational Services for the Midmarket; Governance, Risk and Compliance Services; Managed Public Cloud Services for Large Accounts; Managed Public Cloud Services for the Midmarket; SAP HANA Infrastructure Services, and Hyperscale Infrastructure and Platform Services.

The report names TietoEVRY as a leader in four quadrants. Accenture, AWS, Basefarm (Orange Business Services), Capgemini, CGI, DXC Technology, Euvic, Fujitsu, HCL, IBM, Itadel, LTI, Microsoft, NNIT, Nordcloud, Solita, Sopra Steria, TCS and Wipro are named leaders in two quadrants. Crayon, Deloitte, EY, Google, KPMG, PwC and Tech Mahindra were named leaders in one quadrant.

In addition, Basefarm (Orange Business Services) was named a Rising Star—a company with a “promising portfolio” and “high future potential” by ISG’s definition—in two quadrants. Crayon, Eficode, Infosys and Tech Mahindra were named Rising Stars in one quadrant each.

Customized versions of the report are available from AWS, Solita, Tech Mahindra and TietoEVRY.

The 2020 ISG Provider Lens Public Cloud – Solutions and Services Report for the Nordics is available to subscribers or for one-time purchase on this webpage.

About ISG Provider Lens™ Research

The ISG Provider Lens™ Quadrant research series is the only service provider evaluation of its kind to combine empirical, data-driven research and market analysis with the real-world experience and observations of ISG's global advisory team. Enterprises will find a wealth of detailed data and market analysis to help guide their selection of appropriate sourcing partners, while ISG advisors use the reports to validate their own market knowledge and make recommendations to ISG's enterprise clients. The research currently covers providers offering their services globally, across Europe and Latin America, as well as in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, the U.K., France, the Nordics, Brazil and Australia/New Zealand, with additional markets to be added in the future. For more information about ISG Provider Lens research, please visit this webpage.

A companion research series, the ISG Provider Lens Archetype reports, offer a first-of-its-kind evaluation of providers from the perspective of specific buyer types.

Starting this year, each ISG Provider Lens™ study will include a Global Summary to help enterprise subscribers better understand provider capabilities across all geographic markets covered by that study. All ISG Provider Lens™ reports also will now include an Enterprise Context feature to help executives quickly identify key insights related to their roles and responsibilities.

About ISG

ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit www.isg-one.com.


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