Stanton Jones

About Stanton Jones

Stanton Jones helps ISG clients rationalize and capitalize on emerging technology services within the context of the global outsourcing market. Stanton uses his unique background in both IT and outsourcing advisory services to bring a new and unique perspective to ISG clients. Prior to his analyst role, Stanton led corporate technology strategy and global IT operations as TPI’s Chief Information Officer. Stanton played a key role in leading the transition of TPI into a publicly-traded unit of ISG. You can find Stanton on Twitter, Linkedin and Google Plus.
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Stanton Jones

We’re Entering the Platform Period

The history of the sourcing industry is not long (35 years), but it is varied, already marked by three distinct periods in which the approach to sourcing changed radically. I argue we’ve now entered a fourth era —the Platform Period – dominated by shared, platform-based automated services that promises to evolve rapidly – and usher in the next wave of technology-enabled services.…

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Digital Disrupters Do It Differently

A small group of up-and-coming IT service providers are disrupting the traditional ITO market by helping their clients grow, rather than focusing on reducing cost — while making the world a better place, to boot.

Continue reading on Computerworld.…

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Does the Cloud Even Exist?

As an IT leader, how often have you heard “move it to the cloud” in response to mounting pressures to reduce operational costs and increase delivery speed?

Having grown up in an operational IT role, I’m willing to bet you’ve heard that said hundreds of times by now.…

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The ISG Cloud Comparison Index™: Consumption is King

This week ISG released the first edition of the ISG Cloud Comparison Index™, the industry’s first ongoing analysis of the cost of internal IT infrastructure versus public cloud infrastructure. We continue to see very strong demand from our clients to incorporate Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) into their ITO delivery models, so we hope this report, as well as future research in this area, will help clients navigate their cloud sourcing journey.…

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Cloud’s ROI Is More than a Numbers Game

This article was co-authored by Scott Feuless, Principal Consultant.

Making the case for cloud migration involves some tricky calculus. But the effort is worth it. Enterprises that go to the trouble of figuring the return on investment on their cloud plans can get a real handle on what those plans will actually mean to the business.

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6 Cloud Sourcing Archetypes

From traditional cloud RFPs to API-enabled cloud brokerage, buyers are dramatically changing the way they engage the market. Here are six of the most common archetypes.

What does a typical enterprise cloud services buyer look like?

It’s a tricky question to answer.…

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Are APIs the new ITIL?

As-a-service providers speak to customers in the language of APIs, while outsourcing providers speak ITIL. This language barrier creates hurdles for enterprise buyers that are eager to break out of the traditional outsourcing tower model. What’s a buyer to do?

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Membership-based clouds are exploding across the IT services sector. Traditionally asset-light providers are quickly building proprietary, multitenant clouds for their clientele, hoping to capture the next generation of ITIL-based managed services.…

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Out-tasking: Slicing the ITO pie one service at a time

Out-tasking services are increasingly eating away at the $110 billion outsourcing pie. However, these services are not necessarily pure-play cloud platforms — in many cases, they’re a combination of the best of both worlds.

Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Software-as-a-Service, Database-as-a-Service, Desktop-as-a-Service and — wait for it — Innovation-as-a-Service (Digital-Transformation-as-a-Service is still in beta).…

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Ready to embrace Everything-as-a-Service? Prepare to assume more risk

As-a-Service offerings are exploding in the enterprise, unleashing an unprecedented wave of consumer-friendly applications and services. However, buyers of these services are often surprised that it is them, not the provider that assumes the risk for success.

It’s a common occurrence today: a SaaS provider wows a business unit with its comprehensive features, embedded analytics and native iOS and Android apps.…

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