Remain selective in IT Services, favoring CTSH/BPO providers, but would look to get more constructive around pullbacks in Neutral-rated stocks. CTSH is our best idea, given expectations for reaccelerating yoy revenue growth in Q4 (high historical correlation of growth acceleration and multiple expansion).
Highlights from our recent trip to the Oracle OpenWorld conference include: (1) stable/improving demand for systems integration, (2) limited near-term threat from the cloud, and (3) the continued shift toward offshore delivery for systems integration work, especially technical/development work.
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About the Author: Ben Trowbridge is an accomplished Outsourcing Advisor with extensive experience in outsourcing and managed services. As a former EY Partner and CEO of Alsbridge, he built successful practices in Transformational Outsourcing, BPO, IT Outsourcing, and Cybersecurity Managed Services. Throughout his career, Ben has advised a broad range of clients on outsourcing and global business services strategy and transactions. As the current CEO of the Outsourcing Center, he provides valuable insights and guidance to buyers and managed services executives. Contact him at [email protected].