Monday 23 May 2016

Civica's plans for growth

civicaThe Civica of 2016 is a very different business from the 300-person, local government-focused software supplier that I started tracking as an analyst back in the early 2000s. After 14 years of unbroken growth, it now describes itself as ‘a leader in critical applications, digital solutions and outsourcing’, has some 3,200 employees and 1,500 major customers from across the public sector and regulated industries.

Talking to CEO Simon Downing, Deputy CE Wayne Story and Executive Director, Marketing, Tim Magness, it’s clear that last month’s acquisition of IPL was pivotal to Civica’s evolution and that the shape of the business has already changed. Subscribers to our PublicSectorViews research stream can read the detail in our latest AnalystViews research, Civica: Planning for growth, which is available for download from today.

If your organisation doesn't yet subscribe to PublicSectorViews and you'd like details of our 2016 subscription packages please email Deborah Seth in our Client Services team.

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '20:54' - Tagged: public+sector   centralgovernment   localgovernment   outsourcing   software   digital  

Tuesday 10 May 2016

*NEW RESEARCH* Machine Learning: Markets, Emerging Suppliers

ImageThe latest research from the Enterprise Software & Application Services (ESAS) stream “Machine Learning: Market and Emerging Suppliers” assesses the impact of machine learning, as we explore the market drivers and identify some of the emerging suppliers. Although an early stage technology area in terms of commercial deployments, it is core to modernisation and an important tool for suppliers helping customers make the most of their data assets.

In the context of Surfing the Waves of Disruption, our research theme for 2016, the machine learning wave is building but not yet ready to crest. However, software and application services suppliers cannot afford to wait because it is a covert enabler of competitive edge to be capitalised on, both within suppliers’ own organisations and with customers. Well developed and applied machine learning solutions can create a point of differentiation in terms of quality of execution, and support the creation of higher value services. This is particularly pertinent given the current early stage of digital transformation where suppliers are struggling to demonstrate differentiation and need to be judged on the quality of execution. When applied within customer organisations, its use can also further ‘trusted advisor’ positioning, while driving new business in terms of the supply of software and application services.

If you subscribe to ESASViews you can download “Machine Learning: Market and Emerging Suppliershere. If not, you know what to do: email Deb Seth to find out more about starting your subscription. 

Posted by Angela Eager at '00:00' - Tagged: software   ApplicationServices   machinelearning  

Friday 06 May 2016

Don't miss your chance to join us for dinner on Sept 8th!

We're delighted to say that tickets for our fourth annual ‘Evening with TechMarketView’, which will take place in London on Thursday 8 September 2016, are selling like the proverbial hot cakes! If you'd like to join us there don't leave it too late - you can book by clicking here.

Following the success of the sell-out 2015 TechMarketView Presentation & Dinner, this year’s event will once again be held in the magnificent premises of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in Portland Place, London, from 6.30pm.

The evening, which will be centred around our 2016 research theme ‘Surfing the Waves of Disruption’, will commence with short, insightful presentations from the TechMarketView analyst team highlighting key trends in the UK software and IT services market. This will be followed by plenty of time for networking over drinks and a sumptuous three course dinner with your peers.

Event imageWe’re expecting a similar audience to the previous three years with around 250 ‘movers and shakers’ from the UK tech scene, for what has been described by previous C-level attendees as “the best networking event in the industry”.

Tickets do sell quickly, so we’d advise you to book early to avoid disappointment! We’ve held the prices at the same level as last year - £395+VAT per person for TechMarketView research subscription clients and £495+VAT per person for everyone else. There are also a limited number of tables of ten available at £3,950+VAT.

To secure your place, please click here to book or email tx2 events who are organising the event for us on

If your organisation would also be interested in sponsoring the event please email Tola Sargeant ( for details of available sponsorship packages.


Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:30' - Tagged: event