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The Forrester Wave™: European Remote Infrastructure Management, Q3 2007

EDS, CSC, Capgemini, And IBM Global Services Lead The Group Of Providers

August 31, 2007


  • By Richard Peynot,
  • Sonoko Takahashi
  • with Andrew Parker,
  • Onica King

Why Read This Report

Forrester evaluated leading global, regional, and Indian vendors across 37 criteria with regard to their remote infrastructure management (RIM) services for European clients. The difference between global and regional vendors — once very significant for the scale of business, for experience, and for strategic goals — is now getting smaller. We found that EDS, CSC, Capgemini, and IBM Global Services head a leading pack among these 13 global, regional, and offshore vendors. Among the next group, we found HCL and a tight group of other Indian providers, each with unique strengths in this service domain. BT Global Services and T-Systems — which position RIM as a step toward outsourcing — were still Strong Performers in this market. All vendors are: investing in their global delivery network onshore, nearshore, and offshore; standardizing their processes using frameworks like ITIL; and working with partners to provide more utility-based services.

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Table of Contents

  • Vendors Move Into Remote Infrastructure Management
  • European Remote Infrastructure Management Evaluation Overview
  • Offshore Players Challenge Global And Regional Competitors
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents