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Jennifer Thomson

Research Director, European Services

Jennifer Thomson is an IDC research director with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Jennifer provides insights on the investment strategies and decisions of European enterprises around application development, deployment and testing engagements. Her research explores the new rules for application development and deployment in a digital economy; application modernization strategies; the evolution of QA & testing; and the role of automation, analytics and AI.

Jennifer co-leads IDC’s European DevOps & Opensource Practice and provides customers with an holistic view of DevOps strategies being applied in Europe. Additionally, Jennifer is an active member of the Digital Transformation, Security/GDPR, and Cognitive practices, with a special research focus on: DevOps for Digital, digital assurance strategies; the impact of GDPR on next generation development & test data management (TDM); the role of analytics and AI in DevOps.

Thomson has been responsible for the execution of a broad range of consulting and advisory projects. As IDC's European expert on application development and deployment strategies, Thomson is an experienced public speaker and regularly presents at conferences and IDC partner and end-user events.

Before joining IDC, Thomson spent three years with Compaq Computer EMEA as a senior research analyst. Thomson has a bachelor's degree in international business with German from Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom) and Pforzheim Fachhochschule (Germany).

Capgemini announced its 4Q16 results on February 16, 2017, and we take the opportunity here to look at Capgemini's results for the full calendar year with a specific focus on Europe. In CY 4Q16, Capgemini's global revenue reached €3.26 bill...
Cognizant Realigns its Business to Accelerate Growth

Feb 2017 - IDC Link - Doc # lcEMEA42319017

by: Jennifer Thomson

Cognizant announced its 4Q16 results on February 8, 2017, and we take the opportunity here to look at its results for the full calendar year with a specific focus on Europe. In CY 4Q16, Cognizant's total revenue reached $3.46 billion, a gro...
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This IDC Market Note focuses on impressions from OutSystems' Digital Transformation Now roadshow held in February 2018 in London. The key message from the event was that low-code adoption is still fairly nascent for many organizations. Howe...
The key message of the IBM Global Services event in Europe in November 2017 was that business transformation and technology transformation are deeply intertwined, and there is a need to unify GBS and GTS — technology capabilities without th...
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