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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Disruptor Discussion: Gravitant CEO Mohammed Farooq on the Future of IT-as-a-Service

It’s no secret that shadow IT has been turbo-charged by public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and SoftLayer. However, shadow IT does not just blow up swim-lanes inside companies that keep their systems in-house; it’s rampant within the outsourcing customer ecosystem as well.

So, what happens when you have a mountain of low-friction, highly elastic computing supply mixed with a significant levels of ITO outsourcing spend up for renewal?…

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Sourcing Disruption: Analytics, Automation and Cloud

“The future is already here. It’s just not very evenly distributed.”

Science fiction writer and futurist William Gibson said that way back in 2003 — quite a prescient statement given that today, for the first time in history, the gap between productivity and employment is widening.

Why is this happening?

Pundits suggest it’s policy-related (either too much if you’re on one side of the aisle, or too little if you’re on the other).…

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Control vs. Location: A Potential Turning Point for Enterprise Cloud

A United States judge has ruled that control, not location, dictates which laws must be adhered to for access to stored electronic data. If the result goes against Microsoft, it will likely be a short-term blow to the broader cloud industry. However, in the long run, it will accelerate the development of technologies to help keep data stored on massively scaled systems private, no matter the location.

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Public Cloud Procurement: Think Software, not Services

When you use public cloud services, is it outsourcing? As with most answers, it depends.

As has been well documented, outsourcing today is primarily focused on shifting responsibility for existing processes to a provider at a lower cost and improving quality. There are, of course, transformational transactions happening, but by in large, outsourcing is focused on transitioning to a lower-cost delivery model.…

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Disruptor Discussion: Jason Williamson on Amazon’s Plan to Own the Enterprise [Part II]

Last week we posted Part I of our interview with Jason Williamson, Global Leader, Management Consulting for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Jason shared with us AWS’s traction in the enterprise, as well as how AWS fits into the sourcing and partner ecosystem.

Here is Part II of our discussion:

Talk to us about AWS’ view on price and margins.

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Disruptor Discussion: Jason Williamson on Amazon’s Plan to Own the Enterprise

Continuing our series of discussions with firms that are shaking up the traditional outsourcing business, I had the opportunity to talk with Jason Williamson, Global Leader, Management Consulting for Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The growth of AWS as a global infrastructure platform is unrelenting. There is little debate that currently, AWS defines the public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service market.…

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Moving from Outsourcing to the Public Cloud? Prepare for More Insourcing

The number of cloud inquiries from outsourcing clients continues to grow quickly. Many clients want to know how they can cut costs, reduce deployment time or tap into new capabilities that they struggle to implement with their traditional on-premises platforms. As expected, many of these inquiries focus on brand-name public cloud players like Amazon Web Services, Workday and Microsoft Online Services.…

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SaaS Financials: Top 3 Roadblocks to Adoption [Video]

As we’ve discussed before, demand for software-as-a-service is surging. Enterprise SaaS providers are increasing revenues by double digits and are making significant inroads into large organizations, while simultaneously taking market share from their on-premises competitors.

However, the financial aspects of buying SaaS differ substantially from both on-premises software and outsourcing services, and in many ways, run contrary to the original promise of cloud.…

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Digital Transformation: Let Moore’s Law Work Its Magic

In case you didn’t notice, about 18 months ago a shift occurred. If you bought services that have social streams, mobile apps or embedded analytics, or are delivered via the cloud, you “digitally transformed” your company. Digital transformation as an industry meme is nearly omnipresent. Transformation, driven by sensors, autonomics and, of course, social, mobile, analytics and cloud is the new way business gets done.…

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Evaluating Office 365 as Your Cloud Collaboration Platform? You’re Not Alone

Top_5For clients evaluating enterprise messaging and collaboration platform options, Microsoft Office 365 comes up early and often. In fact, Office 365 is growing like gangbusters. Microsoft’s new Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella, ran the company’s Cloud and Enterprise group, which is where Office 365 lives, so it’s a safe bet that Office 365 will continue to be a centerpiece of Microsoft’s devices and services strategy.…

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