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ISG Named HRO Today 'Thought Leader of the Year'

Magazine cites firm for second year in a row

Company Release - 5/10/2017 11:47 AM ET

STAMFORD, Conn., May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, today announced the firm's human resources outsourcing (HRO) advisory practice has been named 2017 North American "Thought Leader of the Year" by HRO Today magazine. This was the second consecutive year the firm has been recognized; last year, one of its top HRO advisors received the honor.

ISG was chosen for its significant role in advancing the field of HRO through its independent advice, groundbreaking methodologies and intellectual property, and demonstrated thought leadership backed by its proprietary data and market intelligence.

The firm continues to be on the leading edge of industry change as a recognized expert in advising clients on their adoption of cloud-based HR technology. ISG has successfully completing more than 50 Human Capital Management (HCM) SaaS engagements that improve the quality and efficiency of HR service delivery, and has formed numerous industry partnerships to advance the mutual interests of enterprise clients and service providers.

"We are extremely gratified to be recognized by HRO Today as 'Thought Leader of the Year' for the second year in a row, collectively and individually," said Chip Wagner, partner and president, ISG Business and Emerging Services. "The market for HR services is evolving rapidly, as more and more enterprises look to the cloud to transform their HR operations and service delivery – enhancing everything from benefits administration to talent acquisition and management. We are excited to be at the forefront of this revolution, and to be recognized by the industry and our clients as one of the leading advisors in this space."

A prime example of ISG's thought leadership is the recently released ISG HR Tech and Delivery Trends report.

"The shift to SaaS for HR is not an 'if' but a 'when' decision," said Debora Card, partner and head of the ISG HR Technology and Delivery practice. Citing ISG research that found more than 50 percent of enterprises will rely on SaaS and hybrid HR/HCM solutions as their primary HR system by the end of 2020, and more than 75 percent will migrate at least one major HR function to SaaS by 2019, Card said, "This journey is accelerated by the fact that the leading on-premises HR software vendors have shifted nearly all their development efforts to the cloud, with support ending for some popular versions of HRIS platforms as early as the end of this year. This leaves customers of legacy on-premises solutions with little choice but to plan for a shift to cloud-based HR/HCM." 

Winners of the HRO Today Services and Technology Association Awards were announced at the recent HRO Today Forum North America in Chicago. Accepting the award on behalf of ISG was Stacey Cadigan, a director in the firm's HRO practice who was named HRO Today 2016 "Thought Leader of the Year" for her work advising and educating clients in the areas of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), talent management and HR technology.

To view the full list of award nominees and winners, click here.

About ISG
ISG (Information Services Group) (NASDAQ: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including 75 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry's most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit

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