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Monday 26 September 2016

CALLING DISRUPTIVE SMEs - APPLY NOW FOR LBB9

logoTechMarketView’s theme for 2016 is ‘Surfing the Waves of Disruption’ – and there is no better time for SMEs to disrupt the market. We want to meet the disruptors!

Here’s another chance to make your company visible to the wider market at the ninth Little British Battler Day (LBB9) to be held in London on Tuesday 15th November 2016.

Founders, CEOs and board executives from twelve outstanding, disruptive UK tech SMEs that are punching above their weight in local and international markets will be selected to participate. They will share their aspirations, ambitions and challenges in closed session with TechMarketView research directors and senior partners from our sponsors, MXC Capital, London’s technology merchant bank.

In return they will get invaluable feedback and opinion on their business plans and extensive coverage in TechMarketView UKHotViews, the leading daily source of opinion and comment on the UK tech scene. UKHotViews reaches tens of thousands of senior executives and professionals in the tech industry, government, enterprise, investment community and the media. Coverage in UKHotViews has brought many exciting, little-known UK tech SMEs to the attention of the market.

Since we launched the programme back in January 2012, many Little British Battlers have gone to greater things, both independently – some with new sources of external finance – and others as part of larger tech businesses. We like to think that being a Little British Battler helped them along the way.

To register your application for LBB9, please complete the web-based Pre-Qualification Form by clicking here. There is no charge to apply or to participate. LBB9 is open to independent, privately held, UK-owned tech companies with established clients and annualised revenues under £20m.

Applications must be submitted by Friday 7th October.

We will advise whether or not you have been selected to participate by 28th October. If you were unsuccessful last time and believe your company is a ‘disruptor’, then please feel free to apply again.

Contact our LBB coordinator for further information.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:37' - Tagged: lbb  

Friday 23 September 2016

WILL YOU BE THE 100th LITTLE BRITISH BATTLER?

logoWe are extremely proud to announce that the next TechMarketView Little British Battler event will see the one-hundredth company be widely recognised as a UK tech SME punching above its weight in local and international markets.

Since we launched the programme back in January 2012, many Little British Battlers have gone to greater things, both independently – some with new sources of external finance – and others as part of larger tech businesses. We like to think that the Little British Battler ‘brand’ helped them along the way.

We’ll be holding our ninth Little British Battler Day (LBB9) in London on Tuesday 15th November 2016.

TechMarketView’s theme for 2016 is ‘Surfing the Waves of Disruption’ – and there is no better time for SMEs to disrupt the market. We want to meet the disruptors!

Founders, CEOs and board executives from twelve outstanding, disruptive companies will be selected to participate. They will share their aspirations, ambitions and challenges in closed session with TechMarketView research directors and senior partners from our sponsors, MXC Capital, London’s technology merchant bank.

In return they will get invaluable opinion and advice on their business plans and extensive coverage in TechMarketView UKHotViews, the leading daily source of opinion and comment on the UK tech scene. UKHotViews reaches tens of thousands of senior executives and professionals in the tech industry, government, enterprise, investment community and the media. Coverage in UKHotViews has brought many exciting, little-known UK tech SMEs to the attention of the market.

LBB9 is open to independent, privately held, UK-owned tech companies with established clients and annualised revenues under £20m. Publicly quoted companies and subsidiaries of private or public companies are ineligible.

To register your application for LBB9, please complete the web-based Pre-Qualification Form by clicking here. There is no charge to apply or to participate.

Applications must be submitted by Friday 7th October.

We will advise whether or not you have been selected to participate by 28th October. If you were unsuccessful last time and believe your company is a ‘disruptor’, then please feel free to apply again.

Contact our LBB coordinator for further information.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:30' - Tagged: lbb  

Tuesday 20 September 2016

*New Research*: Oracle and Salesforce stock up on AI/machine learning

LogoThis week has been a feast for machine learning and AI watchers as Oracle and Salesforce fought to take prime position on the menu, and Microsoft Research chipped in with news of its Hanover project.

logoFirst there was Salesforce’s Einstein announcement on the eve of Oracle’s major OpenWorld conference. Then Oracle joined in with a host of AI and machine learning demos and announcements, from its chatbot platform to Adaptive Intelligence Applications. And Microsoft Research reminded us of the big jobs machine learning can be applied to.

The key takeaway - these advanced techniques are becoming mainstream so suppliers need to be on board with this disruptive wave. Subscribers can read our analysis of the activity from the week in HotViewsExtra, here

Posted by Angela Eager at '10:25' - Tagged: software   AI   machinelearning  

Monday 19 September 2016

*New Research* Mastek: Digital is everything

Mastek logoIn April we reported on Mastek’s FY results – see Mastek still struggling. In Q4, the company’s revenues went into reverse gear (to end 31st March) with a 10% decline. FY revenues totalled Rs5.3b or c£53m.

We recently met with Mastek's UK Head of Public Sector, Prahlad Koti, to delve into the detail behind the numbers. In UKHotViewsExtra (Mastek UK: Digital is everything), TechMarketView subscribers can learn more about the company's UK performance, its focus on all things digital, and its success in winning direct business in the UK public sector market.

If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth to find out more. If you are a subscriber, then you can get your hands on the analysis now - see here.

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '13:34' - Tagged: results   public+sector   offshore   agile   digitalservices  

Monday 19 September 2016

Capita aims to transform Adult Social Services with ChooseCare launch

Capita logoCapita is hoping to transform the way that adult social care services are provisioned - and in time some healthcare services – with the launch of its ChooseCare platform this summer. ChooseCare is a business unit in its own right at Capita, nestled amongst other digital health services in the Local Government, Health and Property division. The team has worked agilely to co-develop the ChooseCare platform over the last year with Capita’s flagship local authority partner Barnet Council.

The platform combines Amazon-like functionality for the procurement of Health & Care services with PayPal-like functionality that enables ‘consumers’ and their families to buy the services they need using Direct Payment funding from their local authority, or, in due course, with Personal Health Budgets or self-funding. ChooseCare is now being piloted by two different local authorities and Capita is in advanced discussions with a number of others with a view to full market availability in 2017.

TechMarketView subscription clients can read the full story, and more on how ChooseCare fits with evolving market trends and the supplier landscape, in today’s UKHotViewsExtra article: Capita launches ChooseCare to transform adult social services.

If you’re not yet a fully paid up subscriber and you’d like details of our latest subscription packages please email Deborah Seth in our Client Services team.

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '11:37' - Tagged: software   product+announcement   socialcare   healthcare  

Monday 19 September 2016

WILL YOU BE OUR 100th LITTLE BRITISH BATTLER?

We are extremely proud to announce that the next Little British Battler logoTechMarketView Little British Battler event will see the one-hundredth company be widely recognised as a UK tech SME punching above its weight in local and international markets.

Since we launched the programme back in January 2012, many Little British Battlers have gone to greater things, both independently – some with new sources of external finance – and others as part of larger tech businesses. We like to think that the Little British Battler ‘brand’ helped them along the way.

We’ll be holding our ninth Little British Battler Day (LBB9) in London on Tuesday 15th November 2016.

TechMarketView’s theme for 2016 is ‘Surfing the Waves of Disruption’ – and there is no better time for SMEs to disrupt the market. We want to meet the disruptors!

Founders, CEOs and board executives from twelve outstanding, disruptive companies will be selected to participate. They will share their aspirations, ambitions and challenges in closed session with TechMarketView research directors and senior partners from our sponsors, MXC Capital, London’s technology merchant bank.

In return they will get invaluable opinion and advice on their business plans and extensive coverage in TechMarketView UKHotViews, the leading daily source of opinion and comment on the UK tech scene. UKHotViews reaches tens of thousands of senior executives and professionals in the tech industry, government, enterprise, investment community and the media. Coverage in UKHotViews has brought many exciting, little-known UK tech SMEs to the attention of the market.

LBB9 is open to independent, privately held, UK-owned tech companies with established clients and annualised revenues under £20m. Publicly quoted companies and subsidiaries of private or public companies are ineligible.

To register your application for LBB9, please complete the web-based Pre-Qualification Form by clicking here. There is no charge to apply or to participate.

Applications must be submitted by Friday 7th October.

We will advise whether or not you have been selected to participate by 28th October. If you were unsuccessful last time and believe your company is a ‘disruptor’, then please feel free to apply again.

Contact our LBB coordinator for further information.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '00:00'

Friday 16 September 2016

Atos applies ‘100 Minds’ to innovation Centres

LogoA recent session with Atos provided a glimpse into how its innovation operations are developing. For Atos they have a practical base. Rather than promoting blue sky thinking, its Business Technology & Innovation Centres (BTIC) blend a consulting approach with SI capabilities to ensure blue sky thoughts come back down to earth and generate projects that create tangible and rapid results for clients (e.g. from conversation to a tool in days/weeks) - and revenue for Atos.

Given the proliferation of innovation labs across the supplier landscape and their importance in building digital credibility and supplier differentiation, the ‘how’ of their operation is all important. In the HotViewsExtra analysis “Atos applies ‘100 Minds’ to Innovation Centre- Extended Version” which can be accessed here, we look at the Atos approach to its BTICs and the role of crowdsourcing via its ‘100 Minds’ approach.

Posted by Angela Eager at '09:31' - Tagged: ApplicationServices   innovation   digitaltransformation   digitalservices  

Thursday 15 September 2016

*** NEW RESEARCH *** Down, down, down go IPPs

picEarlier this year, Indian software and services industry association Nasscom predicted that offshore services growth in FY17 (to 31st March 2017) would be in the 10-12% range. But going by the results of the Top Six Indian Pure-Plays (IPPs), this is looking more and more like a triumph of hope over reality.

The latest edition of the new-look OffshoreViews shows just how far off Nasscom’s target the Top Six really are – and the direction of travel does not inspire confidence.

And what about IPP endeavours to 'break linearity' and decouple revenue growth from headcount growth? Our startling predictions will frighten the horses!

Plus there’s our graphics-heavy IPP SnapShots for each of the Top Six IPPs, along with new summary sections on the mid-tier players and notable IPP corporate activity.

Subscribers to the TechMarketView Foundation Service can download OffshoreViews Q2 (AMJ) 2016 right here right now. Others should make haste and contact our Client Services team!

Posted by HotViews Editor at '17:19' - Tagged: offshore  

Thursday 15 September 2016

*NEW RESEARCH* Trends and Drivers in the UK Enterprise Cyber Security Market

It may be an exaggeration to say that UK IT departments are running scared of the rapidly growing cyber security threat but there’s no doubt that nerves are jangling as the volume of attacks being detected continues to rise (just ask GCHQ).

Public and private sector organisations alike are engaged in a constant race to update their IT infrastructure, applications and devices against new strains of malware and attack patterns, an going trend which is seeing SITS suppliers large and small (see Corero, Mimecast, FireEye and Sophos) reap rich dividends.

TechMarketView launched a new research stream, SecureConnectViews, which analyses the increasingly close integration between supplier cloud, networking and data security portfolios earlier this year.

Our latest report – Trends and Drivers in the UK Enterprise Cyber Security Market –documents current security buying and implementation initiatives, market drivers and forthcoming data protection regulation. It is available for subscribers to download here.

Posted by Martin Courtney at '09:25' - Tagged: cloud   security  

Wednesday 14 September 2016

*NEW RESEARCH*: Hireserve and breatheHR Snapshots

LogoWith so many businesses citing access to skills as one of their challenges, the ability to manage the workforce effectively is becoming more pressing, particularly among SMEs. One of the consequences is a rise in demand for SaaS HR solutions suitable for smaller businesses – and the sector is getting busier and more competitive. In the latest in our series of supplier Snapshots we examine two up and coming providers in the sector: breatheHR and Hireserve.

logobreatheHR is emerging as a small but increasingly viable HR software provider to the UK small business sector, while Hireserve with its SaaS applicant tracking solution is a small player with specialist capability that is interestingly positioned to target both in-house recruiting departments and third-party recruiting firms.

What is emerging from our Snapshot series is the scope for these SME’s to work with each other to extend their range of accessible functionality and broaden their appeal (e.g. moving beyond the ‘one product company’ model) via an ecosystem of similarly sized business. That point is particularly important because it provides a safe environment to develop and thrive.

TechMarketView subscribers can downloaded the Hireserve Snapshot here; and the breatheHR Snapshot here. If you’re not a subscriber, contact Deb Seth for information on how to change that.  

Posted by Angela Eager at '09:46' - Tagged: software   snapshot  

Thursday 08 September 2016

Tonight's the night!

We're looking forward to seeing so many of you tonight at our fourth annual ‘Evening with TechMarketView’, this year in association with NetSuite. It promises to be an enjoyable evening of analyst insight followed of course by drinks, sponsored by Wells Fargo, and a three course dinner.

As a reminder, the Evening with TechMarketView takes place at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in Portland Place, London. Registration opens at 6:15 for a prompt start at 7:00 pm. The dress code is business attire. 

If you'd like to come tonight but haven't secured a ticket, by all means try contacting Tina at tx2 Events on 020 3137 2541 or eventenquiries@tx2events.com in case there are any last minute cancellations.  Full details of the event are here.

TMVE tonight

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:08' - Tagged: event  

Wednesday 07 September 2016

TechMarketView Evening 2016: See you tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the day! We're looking forward to seeing so many of you tomorrow at our fourth annual ‘Evening with TechMarketView’, this year sponsored by NetSuite.

As a reminder, the Evening with TechMarketView takes place at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in Portland Place, London. Registration opens at 6:15 for a prompt start at 7:00 pm. The dress code is business attire. 

If you have somehow missed news of the event and would like to come along we do have 5 places available as a result of last minute guest list changes. To secure your place, please click here to book or email tx2 Events who are organising the evening for us on eventenquiries@tx2events.com.

See you there!

2015 event

TechMarketView Presentation & Dinner 2016

Venue: Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Portland Place, London

Date & time: Thursday 8 September 2016, from 6.15pm

Ticket price: £395+VAT per person for TechMarketView research subscription clients and £495+VAT per person for everyone else.

The TechMarketView Presentation & Dinner 2016 is sponsored by:

NetSuite logo Wells Fargo logo

Posted by HotViews Editor at '10:02' - Tagged: events  

Monday 05 September 2016

Three days left to book the UK tech event of the year!

You've very little time left to book a seat for the fourth annual ‘Evening with TechMarketView’, this year sponsored by NetSuite.

Once again we're heading for a sell-out, so don't miss the chance to mix with the broadest range of UK-focused tech execs you are likely to find in one place at one time.

Plus you get to hear from TechMarketView's top analysts on the prospects for the UK market and its many players in the context of our theme for the year, Surfing the Waves of Disruption, along with an interview with the CEO of one of our 'disruptive' Little British Battler companies.

The Evening with TechMarketView takes place next Thursday 8th September at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in Portland Place, London. Registration opens at 6:15 for a prompt start at 7:00 pm  (yes, we close the doors!).

And once the TechMarketView team has spent an hour filling your head with insights, we will then satisfy your gastronomic needs with a lavish dinner, preceded by a drinks reception, sponsored by Wells Fargo.

More details below, and you can book by clicking here.

You'll kick yourself if you miss it!

2015 event

TechMarketView Presentation & Dinner 2016

Venue: Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Portland Place, London

Date & time: Thursday 8 September 2016, from 6.15pm

Ticket price: £395+VAT per person for TechMarketView research subscription clients and £495+VAT per person for everyone else.

To secure your place, please click here to book or email tx2 Events who are organising the evening for us on eventenquiries@tx2events.com.

The TechMarketView Presentation & Dinner 2016 is sponsored by:

NetSuite logo Wells Fargo logo

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:22' - Tagged: events  

Friday 02 September 2016

Four days left to book the UK tech event of the year!

You've very little time left to book a seat for the fourth annual ‘Evening with TechMarketView’, this year sponsored by NetSuite.

Once again we're heading for a sell-out, so don't miss the chance to mix with the broadest range of UK-focused tech execs you are likely to find in one place at one time.

Plus you get to hear from TechMarketView's top analysts on the prospects for the UK market and its many players in the context of our theme for the year, Surfing the Waves of Disruption, along with an interview with the CEO of one of our 'disruptive' Little British Battler companies.

The Evening with TechMarketView takes place next Thursday 8th September at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in Portland Place, London. Registration opens at 6:15 for a prompt start at 7:00 pm  (yes, we close the doors!).

And once the TechMarketView team has spent an hour filling your head with insights, we will then satisfy your gastronomic needs with a lavish dinner, preceded by a drinks reception, sponsored by Wells Fargo

More details below, and you can book by clicking here.

You'll kick yourself if you miss it!

2015 event

TechMarketView Presentation & Dinner 2016

Venue: Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Portland Place, London

Date & time: Thursday 8 September 2016, from 6.15pm

Ticket price: £395+VAT per person for TechMarketView research subscription clients and £495+VAT per person for everyone else.

To secure your place, please click here to book or email tx2 Events who are organising the evening for us on eventenquiries@tx2events.com.

The TechMarketView Presentation & Dinner 2016 is sponsored by:

NetSuite logo Wells Fargo logo

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:15' - Tagged: event