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Monday 24 August 2015

Last chance to book for TechMarketView Presentation and Dinner

TMV logoThere are now fewer than 10 tickets left for TechMarketView’s annual Presentation & Dinner on September 9. If you haven’t booked yet you will need to act quickly to reserve one of the last few places – email Tina Compton for a booking form.

This year the event, which his sponsored by Avnet Technology Solutions and Wells Fargo Capital Finance, is being held at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in Portland Place, London, from 6pm on September 9.

If you have already booked your place, you can look forward to 90 minutes of our very latest expert analysis on the trends and suppliers shaping the UK software, IT services and business process services markets. And, of course, drinks receptions and a sumptuous dinner with second-to-none networking.

As usual, the presentations will be led by TechMarketView Chairman Richard Holway MBE, and our Managing Partner Anthony Miller will close the proceedings with his light-hearted (read ‘provocative’) Top 20 Countdown of the leading players in the UK market.

The analyst presentations this year broadly follow TechMarketView’s 2015 ‘Joining the Dots’ theme. Hear our views on the impact of disruptors such as automation, mobile and analytics on the UK market. Where are the opportunities and threats for suppliers?  How is the impact being felt in the key UK markets of Financial Services and the Public Sector? And which suppliers are set to lead the way? As in prior years we will also have a short interview with the CEO of a TechMarketView Little British Battler company.

Over 200 ‘captains of industry’ have already booked their places – some bringing key clients and partners too. There are now fewer than 10 tickets remaining, so if you haven’t booked your place yet there is no time to waste. Tickets cost £395+VAT for TechMarketView subscription service clients and £495+VAT for everyone else. You can see more detail here, and you can book through our techUK event manager, Tina Compton

Event images

The TechMarketView Presentation & Dinner 2015 is sponsored by

Avnet logoWF logo

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:21' - Tagged: event  

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Open source win for IMS Maxims in NHS

IMS logoOpen source software appears to be gaining favour with England’s NHS, as cash-strapped NHS trusts examine all the options that support their quest to be paperless by 2018.

Wye Valley NHS Trust has just become the second NHS trust to opt for an open source electronic patient record system (EPR) from IMS Maxims, signing a five-year services contract with the SME. At Wye Valley, the UK’s first open source EPR will replace the patient administration software (PAS) that the trust received from CSC via the National Programme for IT in the NHS by the end of 2016. Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is also set to go live with openMAXIMS later this year.  

For Wye Valley, the ability to tailor the software and share developments in code with other health providers, were important factors in the decision to go with open source. As, unsurprisingly, was cost. As Simon Lind, project and portfolio manager at the Trust, said: “The fact that there are no licence charges was of particular interest to us.”

Dublin-headquartered IMS Maxims took the decision to release the open source code for its full MAXIMS product suite free of charge to the NHS in June last year. The decision came at a time when NHS England was advising trusts to evaluate open source EPR options, which it considered to be flexible, potentially less costly, and minimising supplier lock-in.

For the full story and more analysis of the rise of open source in the NHS, TechMarketView subscription service clients can read today’s UKHotViewsExtra article: Open source gathers momentum in NHS.

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '10:18' - Tagged: contract   software   healthcare   open+source  

Tuesday 18 August 2015

Acquisitions Brazilian style

logoI was looking forward to the investor concall discussing the proposed acquisition of Brazilian POS hardware and solutions firm, Bematech by regional SME ERP market Totvs (see Major POS acquisition for Brazilian Totvs) in particular to hear about the business case for the deal.

Well, it didn’t quite work out that way.

TechMarketView subscription service clients can find out why in UKHotViews Extra.

Posted by Anthony Miller at '09:50' - Tagged: acquisition   brazil  

Monday 17 August 2015

Analyst Value Survey 2015-16: Share your views!

TMV logoTechMarketView is delighted to be included in the 2015-16 Analyst Value Survey run by Duncan Chapple and Kea Company, which is now live. You can share your views on the relative value of TechMarketView and other major analyst and advisory firms via analystvaluesurvey.com. All responses will be confidential and only reported in aggregate. If you have a spare five minutes please do share your views so that TechMarketView clients are well represented.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '17:47'

Monday 17 August 2015

NEW RESEARCH: UK Financial Services Supplier Landscape 2015

ippThe SITS market in the UK Financial Services sector grew faster than the wider market and many of the top 20 providers were able to grow significantly faster. This was particularly the case for several of the Indian Pure Plays. TCS was able to move into second place in our rankings, overtaking IBM, but unable to displace Capita, despite the latter’s declining revenue.

This report updates our view of the major suppliers of Software and IT Services  into the UK Financial Services sector, based on TechMarketView’s estimate of revenues into this dynamic sector. The report compares the important capabilities of these major suppliers, ranks them by revenue and discusses the relative growth rates delivered, particularly for the Indian Pure Plays (IPPs).

This Supplier Landscape, available through this link, provides a SWOT and capability assessment for the Top 20 providers who account for over 60% of the sector’s revenue. It is a must-read report for anyone interested in “Joining the Dots” (and making money) in this important and fast moving area.

If you are interested in subscribing to FinancialServicesViews to access this and the other reports in this Research Stream, please contact Deb Seth in our Client Services team.

Posted by Peter Roe at '10:06' - Tagged: cloud   financialservices   insurance   legacy   banking  

Monday 17 August 2015

TechMarketView Presentation & Dinner: Last few tickets remaining!

TMV logoThere are now fewer than 20 places left for TechMarketView’s annual Presentation & Dinner on September 9, if you haven’t booked yet don’t miss the chance to do so – email Tina Compton to reserve a place today.

This year the event, which his sponsored by Wells Fargo Capital Finance and Avnet Technology Solutions, is being held at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in Portland Place, London, from 6pm on September 9.

If you have already booked your place, you can look forward to 90 minutes of our very latest expert analysis on the trends and suppliers shaping the UK software, IT services and business process services markets. And, of course, drinks receptions and a sumptuous dinner with second-to-none networking.

As usual, the presentations will be led by TechMarketView Chairman Richard Holway MBE, and our Managing Partner Anthony Miller will close the proceedings with his light-hearted (read ‘provocative’) Top 20 Countdown of the leading players in the UK market.

The analyst presentations this year broadly follow TechMarketView’s 2015 ‘Joining the Dots’ theme. Hear our views on the impact of disruptors such as automation, mobile and analytics on the UK market. Where are the opportunities and threats for suppliers?  How is the impact being felt in the key UK markets of Financial Services and the Public Sector? And which suppliers are set to lead the way? As in prior years we will also have a short interview with the CEO of a TechMarketView Little British Battler company.

Over 200 ‘captains of industry’ have already booked their places – some bringing key clients and partners too. There are now fewer than 20 tickets left, so if you haven’t booked your place (or your table of 10!) yet, you better be quick. Tickets cost £395+VAT for TechMarketView subscription service clients and £495+VAT for everyone else. You can see more detail here, and you can book through our techUK event manager, Tina Compton

Event images

The TechMarketView Presentation & Dinner 2015 is sponsored by

Wells Fargo LogoAvnet

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:20' - Tagged: events  

Tuesday 11 August 2015

Symantec agrees to sell Veritas to PE Carlyle Group

LogoQ116 results took a back seat to the news that Symantec has agreed to sell Veritas to PE firm Carlyle Group and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC, for $8bn in cash, rather than carve the information management business out and run it as a public company as was originally planned (see here).

The results cannot be ignored however and underline that the move cannot come too soon (and an IPO may have taken longer to execute). In CEO Michael Brown’s words Q1 was “disappointing” - a mild description for revenue that slumped 14% yoy to $1.49bn, and net income that plummeted 50% to $117m. The results were impacted by currency and an extra week in the June 2014 quarter but even with these effects removed revenue was flat. Poor sales execution, combined with the distraction of the Veritas deal were cited as the reasons, with Brown offering assurances that they were short term impacts. Shares tanked following the release of the results. Subscribers can read our expanded view on the Symantec decision in HotViewsExtra here.

Posted by Angela Eager at '15:54' - Tagged: acquisition   software   divestment   security  

Tuesday 11 August 2015

TechMarketView all set to 'Join the Dots'

TechMarketView’s analysts are hard at work preparing for our annual Presentation & Dinner, which is now just a month away. If you’ve already booked your place, you can look forward to 90 minutes of our very latest expert analysis on the trends and suppliers shaping the UK software, IT services and business process services markets. And, of course, drinks receptions and a sumptuous dinner with second-to-none networking.

This year the event, which his sponsored by Wells Fargo Capital Finance and Avnet Technology Solutions, is being held at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in Portland Place, London, from 6pm on September 9.

As usual, the presentations will be led by TechMarketView Chairman Richard Holway MBE, and our Managing Partner Anthony Miller will close the proceedings with his light-hearted (read ‘provocative’) Top 20 Countdown of the leading players in the UK market.

The analyst presentations this year broadly follow TechMarketView’s 2015 ‘Joining the Dots’ theme. Hear our views on the impact of disruptors such as automation, mobile and analytics on the UK market. Where are the opportunities and threats for suppliers?  How is the impact being felt in the key UK markets of Financial Services and the Public Sector? And which suppliers are set to lead the way? As in prior years we will also have a short interview with the CEO of a TechMarketView Little British Battler company.

Over 200 ‘captains of industry’ have already booked their places – some bringing key clients and partners too. There’s now fewer than 30 tickets left, so if you haven’t booked your place (or your table of 10!) yet, you better be quick. Tickets cost £395+VAT for TechMarketView subscription service clients and £495+VAT for everyone else. You can see more detail here, and you can book through our techUK event manager, Tina Compton. 

Event images

The TechMarketView Presentation & Dinner 2015 is sponsored by

Avnet logoWF logo

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:37' - Tagged: event  

Monday 10 August 2015

NEW RESEARCH: UK Infrastructure Services Market Trends & Forecasts 2015

picThe ‘race to digital’ is on for private sector enterprises and public sector bodies alike. But for all their desire to forge ahead, many organisations find that their legacy IT infrastructure is not up to the job of supporting their digital ambitions, lacking the flexibility, scale, orchestration and integration capabilities required to facilitate change.

Yet budgets remain tight. Infrastructure – rightly or wrongly – is widely perceived as a commodity to be acquired at the lowest possible cost under shorter term contracts. Juggling the pressure to deliver affordable services with expanding customer technology requirements is no easy task and can rarely be done alone. Suppliers of infrastructure services will need to draft in expertise and delivery capability from elsewhere, either through partnership or acquisition, if they are to successfully address the challenge.

Infrastructure services suppliers need to ‘join the dots’ for their own service provision. They must be able to blend cloud and on-premise IS elements within a single platform or hybrid service, as well as deliver the glue which binds those elements together, adding a management layer to give the customer greater control over multiple resources. If they can do this, they have a better chance to offset falling margins with more differentiated - and profitable - services.

TechMarketView’s latest keynote report, UK Infrastructure Services Market Trends & Forecasts 2015, analyses the UK Infrastructure Services market, exploring the major trends, assessing the prospects for growth, and identifying the key opportunities and challenges facing suppliers.          

Subscribers to the TechMarketView InfrastructureViews research stream can download the report here. For further information, please contact Deb Seth on our client services team.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:49' - Tagged: research  

Monday 03 August 2015

MoD ICT shakeup: New contracts awarded

HP logoIt’s only been 15 months since Mike Stone was appointed as CIO at the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). And it’s fair to say he’s made a pretty big splash already. His influence is highlighted again today by the announcement of two new ICT contracts.

Fujitsu logoThe first is a ‘contract reset’ of the previously agreed DII(F) contract extension with the HP-led Atlas Consortium. The contract entitled ‘New Style of IT’ (‘NSoIT’) is worth £933m. The second contract, entitled Global Connectivity, will replace BT’s existing Defence Fixed Telecommunications Services (DFTS) contract, which runs until July 2016. In a massive coup for Fujitsu, it has been named as the new provider, under a deal worth £550m over five years.

TechMarketView subscribers can read more detail on the deals, as well as our view on the influence of new CIO Mike Stone, in UKHotViewsExtra. If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '21:58' - Tagged: public+sector   contract   defence   infrastructureservices