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About Hansa

USA

+9 years experience

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Hansa Iyengar is a senior analyst in Ovum's Large Enterprise Services practice and specializes in the application modernization and digital transformation spaces.
Hansa advises clients on sourcing approaches and vendors on go-to-market strategies. She also looks at the growing distributed agile software development space and its role in enabling the transformation of business technology. Her key areas of expertise include application services and sourcing strategies, outsourcing trends, service provider strategies, global and offshore service delivery and engagement models, distributed/offshore agile development, and vendor management and governance.

Hansa has been covering the IT Services market for nearly a decade and previously spent five years as part of Ovum's Tools and Insights team.
 


Analyst Articles

Articles by Hansa

  • Enterprise Services, IT, Service Provider Technology

    Re-architecting Legacy Systems

    By Hansa Iyengar 23 Nov 2016

    Ovum carried out extensive research to understand the various options available to enterprises that are approaching the problem of modernizing legacy systems.

  • Enterprise Services, Enterprise Decision Maker

    Offshore vendors brace for the impact of Brexit

    By Hansa Iyengar 29 Jun 2016

    The surprise victory for the Leave campaign in the UK’s referendum on membership in the European Union (EU) is likely to have significant and far-reaching effects on the offshore outsourcing vendor segment.

  • Enterprise Services, Enterprise Decision Maker

    L&T Infotech sets itself an aggressive transformation target

    By Hansa Iyengar 03 Jun 2016

    Midsized Indian IT services vendor L&T Infotech (LTI) is looking at revamping its image and its internal organization as it prepares to break away from its parent, Indian conglomerate Larsen & Toubro. Under the leadership of new chief operating officer (COO) Aftab Ullah, L&T Infotech has set ambitious targets and aggressive timelines to transform itself into a leaner and meaner organization.

  • Enterprise Services, Enterprise Decision Maker

    IBM's acquisition of Resource/Ammirati and Aperto continues SI foray into design services

    By Hansa Iyengar 03 Feb 2016

    IBM’s recent acquisitions of two design firms -- US-based Resource/Ammirati and Germany-based Aperto -- are the latest in a slew of similar acquisitions by IT services providers as they seek to deepen their design and user experience skills, addressing the growing demand for these skills from clients in various vertical industries.

  • Enterprise Services, Enterprise Decision Maker

    Outsourcers dealt double blow as US and UK propose raising cost of importing "cheap" labor

    By Hansa Iyengar 21 Jan 2016

    Proposed reforms to immigration laws governing the "work permit" – the visa category most commonly utilized by Indian outsourcers to bring resources onshore – in both the US and UK will have a substantial impact on the profit margins of major Indian outsourcers.

  • Enterprise Services, Enterprise Decision Maker

    Polaris buy will strengthen Virtusa's financial services offering

    By Hansa Iyengar 06 Nov 2015

    On November 5th, US-based Virtusa Corp announced its intention to acquire a majority stake in Indian financial technology firm Polaris Consulting & Services (formerly known as Polaris Financial Technology) for $270m. The announcement came after months of rumor and speculation regarding a potential merger.

  • Enterprise Services, Enterprise Decision Maker

    HCL Technologies struggles to retain momentum

    By Hansa Iyengar 06 Oct 2015

    In an announcement last week, HCL Technologies reported that it expects its fiscal Q1 revenue growth to be below par. The vendor continues to be plagued by problems associated with currency fluctuations, "client issues," and a slowdown in its infrastructure management services (IMS) business as a fallout of some of the riskier engagements it has accumulated over the last few years.

  • Internet of Things, IT, Enterprise Decision Maker

    HCL becomes the largest offshore engineering services provider

    By Hansa Iyengar 27 Aug 2015

    Indian outsourcer HCL Technologies finished its fiscal year (year ended July 31) with revenues of $5.9bn, a growth rate of 11% year-on-year (YoY), which can be termed decent by industry standards. However, the stellar performance of its Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) business, which grew 26% YoY to $1bn, and its Infrastructure Services arm, which grew 25% YoY to more than $2bn, has to be noted.

  • Enterprise Services, Enterprise Decision Maker

    Infosys seems well on its way to regaining its past glory

    By Hansa Iyengar 22 Jul 2015

    Indian IT services bellwether Infosys announced its 1Q16 financials on July 21. Given the strong revenue growth and deal pipeline reported on the back of its "Renew-New" strategy, the company looks well placed for one of the best years it has had in recent memory. The icing on the cake is that Infosys has finally beaten archrival TCS with its growth figures for North America. Given its current pace, Infosys seems well set to regain its former glory.

  • Enterprise Services, Enterprise Decision Maker

    Tech Mahindra acquires Sofgen to propel growth in BFSI business

    By Hansa Iyengar 21 Jan 2015

    Tech Mahindra is continuing its aggressive acquisition strategy with the purchase of Sofgen, a niche Swiss IT services and consulting player in the private/wealth management space. This acquisition will provide Tech Mahindra with access to Sofgen’s customers and bolster its capabilities in the banking and financial services (BFSI) segment, mainly in Europe and Asia-Pacific.