Friday 30 January 2015

NEW RESEARCH: Is HP turning around its fortunes in UK BPS?

lWe recently attended HP’s BPS EMEA analyst event where we heard from senior management including Danila Meirlean, worldwide VP for BPS, and EMEA sales lead Mike Donnellan, on the company’s plans to turn its fortunes around in Business Process Services (BPS).

There is much work to be done  for HP to regain its Top 10 position in the UK BPS market. This is a highly competitive space with newer, more nimble entrants chipping at HP’s heels. But there are signs that with a new strategy in place focused around digital transformation, and a reinvigorated management, HP’s UK BPS business could be turning the corner into better times once again.

Subscribers to TechMarketView's BusinessProcessViews and Foundation Service can read the indepth analysis here.

If you're not yet a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth (, who will be happy to help.

Posted by John O'Brien at '17:30' - Tagged: bpo   bps  

Thursday 29 January 2015

NEW RESEARCH REPORT: Little British Battlers – The Fifth Dimension

reportYou’ve read snippets about them in UKHotViews over the past few weeks, and now you can read the full screed – but only if you subscribe to the TechMarketView Foundation Service!

It’s the latest report in the TechMarketView Little British Battler series, comprising concise profiles and analysis of the twelve privately-held UK software and IT services companies that participated in our fifth Little British Battler day in November last year:

  • CommonTime
  • eTech Solutions
  • Fairsail
  • Motionlab
  • OSMO Data Technology
  • Quickheart
  • Rimilia
  • Screendragon
  • Software (Europe)
  • Surevine
  • Tascomi

Each of these companies are punching above their weight in their respective markets, and some have already generated interest from the wider industry (if you get our drift). That’s just one of the benefits of being entitled to sport the Little British Battler logo.

Little British Battlers – The Fifth Dimension is available for download now. If you don’t already subscribe to the TechMarketView Foundation Service, Deb Seth will point the way.

And if you have aspirations for your ‘small but perfectly formed’ company to participate in the next Little British Battler event, just keep an eye on UKHotViews for the announcement of Little British Battlers – The Sixth Sense!

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:47' - Tagged: lbb  

Friday 23 January 2015

IndustryViews Corporate Activity 2014 Review

picUK software and IT services merger and acquisition activity reached a record level in 2014.

According to data from corporate finance firm, Regent Partners, M&A activity remained buoyant throughout the year despite occasional economic and geopolitical concerns. UK SITS buyers were particularly active with 377 buy-side transactions, up 11% on 2013.

Eligible TechMarketView subscription service clients can read our concise analysis of UK software and IT services trade and private equity M&A activity in 2014 by downloading our IndustryViews Corporate Activity - 2014 Review.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:55'

Tuesday 20 January 2015

*NEW* Public Sector Opportunities Bulletin

Report front coverDuring the course of our everyday research, the PublicSectorViews team often picks up on interesting developments in the UK public sector market that don’t make it into UKHotViews. In particular, we often become aware of interesting opportunities. These developments don’t get ignored; we always use them to form our views within our core research (for example UK Public Sector SITS Market Trends & Forecasts). However, we would like to offer our subscriber base a more regular update. That is why we bring you the PublicSectorViews’ Opportunities Bulletin, as a regular feature of the research stream.

In this issue, we take a look at SITS supplier opportunities in the Local Government, Police, Education and Health sectors. They are opportunities that caught our eye, as we feel they resonate with our ‘Sector Shaping Trends’ for 2015 (more to come on this soon!). As a result, our view is that the potential may extend far beyond this initial, sometimes small, contract. If you would like to discuss anything within the Bulletin, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the team. In addition, we would welcome any feedback on this publication - Please email

PublicSectorViews subscribers can download January's Opportunties Bulletin now. If you are not yet a subscriber, and don't want to miss out, please contact Deb Seth to find out more.

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '09:43' - Tagged: public+sector   research   tender  

Tuesday 06 January 2015

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Sponsored PostsDid you know you can now embed a Sponsored Post directly within the main body of the UKHotViews e-newsletter and have it appear on TechMarketView’s website for seven days, as well as in our Twitter feed?

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Considered a must read for anyone with ‘skin in the SITS game’, UKHotViews enjoys a high calibre readership of some 20,000 decision makers in UK tech. It reaches a broad spectrum of companies from the largest SITS players to emerging SMEs; as well as key players from the investment community, press, government and CIOs.

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Posted by HotViews Editor at '12:02'

Monday 05 January 2015

Research with bells on: Did you miss something in December?

TMV logoThe TechMarketView research team published no fewer than 21 research reports and two ‘data sheets’ in December – a veritable advent calendar of analysis - so we’ll forgive you if you missed the odd one in the run-up to Christmas!

Here are the highlights from December as a reminder (click the report title to read more detail, or to download the full report if your organisation subscribes to the relevant research stream):

Foundation Service

Joining the dotsOnly subscribers to the Foundation Service can read the full set of TechMarketView Predictions for 2015. Each of our research directors has reflected TechMarketView’s theme for 2015, Joining the Dots, in research that sets out their view on what will happen over the next year in their focus area: the Public Sector, Financial Services, Business Process Services, Enterprise Software and Application Services (ESAS) and Infrastructure Services (see below for links to these reports). In addition, TechMarketView Managing Partner Anthony Miller extracts the essence of these predictions in Predictions 2015: Closing Thoughts, another must-read for anyone with skin in the UK Software and IT Services (SITS) game.

Foundation Service subscribers also have access to all of our company-focused research pieces via CompanyViews. The four reports published in this stream in December focused on Infor, Atos/Xerox, Microsoft Azure and Capita.

The latest edition of IndustryViews Venture Capital, which includes our regular summary of interesting angel, seed and institutional funding transactions, was also published in December. This issue also boasts an interview with professional angel investor, Tim de Vere Green, founder of early-stage technology investment firm Origin Capital, who talks about his successes and – needless to say, disappointments – over the past year.


If you’re hoping to do business in the UK public sector SITS market over the next few years you should read TechMarketView’s detailed forecasts for the UK public sector SITS market and our analysis of the trends shaping the six areas of the public sector – central government, local government, defence, education, health and police. These are available for PublicSectorViews subscribers to download in the weighty UK Public Sector SITS Market Trends & Forecasts report and accompanying data sheet.

Ballot boxFor a drill down on our expectations in the sector for 2015, including the impact of the forthcoming General Election, download Predictions 2015: UK Public Sector SITS. You can also take a closer look at the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and our views on what it means for SITS spending in Autumn Statement 2014: Efficiency through transformation, or read research director Georgina O’Toole’s analysis of how the UK government ICT market might look different under a Labour government in Labour’s Digital Review: a new type of digital government.

If you’ve an interest in health and social care, read our analysis of the latest government policy and the implications for SITS suppliers in Personalised Health & Care 2020: SITS Implications & Opportunities. Or take a closer look at Capita’s healthcare business which has just been reorganised as it targets opportunities in the NHS in Capita: reinvigorating its healthcare business.

To learn more about ‘Smart Cities’ and the progress that’s being made in the UK check out Smart Cities: SITS supplier propositions. This report from the PublicSectorViews team analyses the Smart City strategies of three leading SITS suppliers – IBM, HP and Microsoft – and considers when they might start to see Smart Cities contracts generating meaningful revenues in the UK.  


For those with an interest in the UK financial services sector, our FinancialServicesViews research is essential reading. December saw the publication of two core reports from this stream: Financial Services Market Trends & Forecasts 2014/15 and UK Financial Services Supplier Landscape 2014. Together these reports provide insight on the SITS trends and suppliers shaping the largest and most dynamic part of the UK private sector, including a ranking of the top 20 suppliers and detailed profile and SWOT analysis of the leading players’ activities in the UK Financial Services sector.

In addition, you’ll find research director Peter Roe’s key predictions for the sector in Predictions 2015: Financial Services. Peter examines how sector participants must use technology and new data in a ‘joined-up’ way to deliver good customer service, efficient operations and informed decision making.


The trends impacting the UK Business Process Services market are analysed in the latest report from our BusinessProcessViews research stream, UK Business Process Services Market Trends & Forecasts 2014¸ and the accompanying ‘data sheet’. This report also includes our detailed forecasts for UK BPS, a sector which faces more uncertainty and risk than in recent years.

Our Predictions 2015: Business Process Services report is also proving a popular read. It explains how within the UK BPS market, ‘Joining the Dots’ is about joining up people and processes with all things digital: business process platforms (BPPs); Business Process-as-a-Service (BPaaS); Business Process Automation (BPA) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), all enabled by the cloud, that help drive better customer engagement and new business opportunities.

HR Fig 4BusinessProcessViews subscribers can also download our views on the HR Services market. In HR Services – avoiding the traps and pitfalls in the ‘digital world’, we explore the disruptive themes around cloud adoption, digital technologies and the implications for both HR professionals and suppliers of HR software and services.

In addition, you’ll find research director John O’Brien’s views on news that Atos is acquiring Xerox’s global ITO business for up to $1.1bn in Atos zeroes in on Xerox ITO.


If your interest lies in the realm of enterprise software or application services, then our ESASViews research is for you. December saw the publication of the Enterprise Software and App Services Supplier Landscape 2014 report, a must-read for anyone trying to understand which suppliers will be the winners in the race to digital. Also be sure to download Predictions 2015: Enterprise Software & Application Services, which examines how the TechMarketView Joining the Dots theme applies to enterprise software and application services and what that means for market activity over the coming year.

ESASViews subscribers can also be privy to research director Angela Eager’s views on ERP provider Infor by reading Is Infor a serious threat in the Enterprise Software market?.


Azure reportDecember also saw the publication of one of the core reports from TechMarketView’s InfrastructureViews research stream. UK Infrastructure Services Market Trends and Forecasts 2014-15 provides analysis of the UK infrastructure services market exploring key trends and highlighting opportunities for growth.

InfrastructureViews and Foundation Service subscribers can also read our key predictions for the UK infrastructure services market in 2015. Predictions 2015: Infrastructure Services examines how Joining the Dots is also about how you create better customer and end user services; how you ‘Join the Dots’ between old world legacy systems and new world services; how you bring clouds together; and how you make systems work better together through advanced automation.

And finally, read research director Kate Hanaghan’s views on how Microsoft’s IaaS offering, which was launched via the Azure business in April 2013, is fairing in the UK cloud market in Microsoft Azure: Gaining ground in the IaaS battle.

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If you’re unsure whether or not your organisation already has a subscription to one of the research streams above and you’d like to double-check simply email and we’ll get back to you and organise login details for you where we can.

If you know your organisation doesn’t yet subscribe to our in-depth research and you’d like details of our 2015 pricing and packaging all you have to do is drop a quick email to Deborah Seth in our Client Services team.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '16:31'