Monday 20 February 2017

** NEW RESEARCH ** OffshoreViews Q4 2016 Review

picThe new Trump administration has rather set the cat amongst the pigeons with proposals to tighten up the rules for skilled workers to enter the US on an H1-B visa. Nevertheless, management at the leading Indian pure-plays (IPPs) seem sanguine about the potential impact on their business should the proposals be enacted – but even so, current financial performance trends look ominous.

Subscribers to the TechMarketView Foundation Service can read our analysis of these developments in the new edition of OffshoreViews, along with our views on recent traumatic events at Cognizant and Infosys. Plus there’s our graphical snapshots of all the Top 6 IPPs and results summaries of six mid-tier players.

It’s the best way to keep up with the Indian offshore services scene. Press the link to download OffshoreViews Q4 2016 Review, or contact our Client Services team ( for further information.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '06:00' - Tagged: offshore  

Tuesday 14 February 2017

*New Research* Finovate 2017

finTechMarketView is continuing its coverage of the Fintech scene with a review of events at Finovate Europe earlier this month. Although recent reports (from Innovate Finance) suggest that VC investment in UK Fintech has fallen by as much as a third over the past year, the attendance and demonstrations at Finovate last week showed that the sector as a whole is still in good health. Indeed, the level of global investment in Fintech was up over 10% in 2016. As we noted in our Predictions report earlier this year, we expect Fintech companies to play an important role in accelerating the rate of change for the established financial services players in the UK as well as for the sector generally. Finovate 2017 provided the ideal opportunity to see what is on the horizon.

This report is available to subscribers of FinancialServicesViews, here.

Posted by Peter Roe at '10:09' - Tagged: financialservices   payments   banking  

Friday 10 February 2017

*NEW RESEARCH* Government Transformation Strategy: More steps in right direction

Ben Gummer photoYesterday at the Reform Annual Conference 2017, Ben Gummer MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, launched the long-awaited Government Transformation Strategy. PublicSectorViews Research Director, Georgina O’Toole, was in attendance. In this research note, she gives her views on the strategy, what it will achieve and the potential opportunities for suppliers.

PublicSectorViews subscribers can download the research note now. If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth to find out how to access this and other detailed insight into the UK public sector SITS market.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '22:14' - Tagged: public+sector   strategy   digital   transformation  

Friday 10 February 2017

*NEW RESEARCH* RM: A good deal in a challenging market

RM plc logoEarlier this week we reported on RM plc’s FY16 results and their proposed acquisition of Connect Group Plc’s education supplies business (see RM acquires Connect Group’s education business for £56.5m). This is a big deal for RM, so in this report we delve a little deeper into what it means for the business and what RM’s performance tell us about the school market in general.

If you are a PublicSectorViews subscriber, you can download the report now

Posted by Dale Peters at '09:16' - Tagged: public+sector   education   acquisiiton   research   schools   rm  

Thursday 09 February 2017

*NEW RESEARCH* UK defence SITS supplier profile: Fujitsu

Fujitsu DefenceThe UK defence software and IT services market (SITS) market is evolving. All the leading providers are faced with a changing market environment - changes to the MoD culture, to its organisation, to its ICT procurement approach and to its security requirements - and are, therefore, aligning their approaches.

With this in mind, TechMarketView's PublicSectorViews team has been meeting with the UK defence teams of the leading SITS providers to the sector. This is one in a series of research notes profiling those players. In this second report we look at Fujitsu, which jumped two places in our UK defence SITS rankings in our UK public sector SITS supplier landscape report 2016-17, and which we expect to achieve another year of solid growth in its current financial year.

If you are a PublicSectorViews subscriber, you can download the profile now. If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth to find out more. And look out for the profiles of other leading defence SITS providers over the coming weeks!

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '21:11' - Tagged: public+sector   defence   strategy   supplierlandscape