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Wednesday 16 April 2014

WCIT Enterprise Awards - Call for Entries

picTechMarketView is well known for its championship of innovative UK tech SMEs through its acclaimed Little British Battler programme. But we’re also keen to support similar initiatives from respected independent institutions.

Therefore we are delighted to bring to your attention the WCIT Enterprise Awards which are presented each year to the UK’s leading technology entrepreneurs. The awards ceremony will be held at a gala dinner in central London on Thursday 12th June 2014, and this year for the first time the awards are supported by industry association techUK. The award categories are:

  • Young Entrepreneur
  • Emerging Entrepreneur
  • Developing Entrepreneur
  • Enterprise Award
  • Social Enterprise Award

There will also be a special Judges’ Award given to an entrepreneur who in the opinion of the judges is a role model for others. The awards dinner will be attended by industries luminaries including Stephen Kelly, COO, UK Government, Mike Tobin, CEO of Telecity, Julian David, CEO of techUK, and TechMarketView chairman Richard Holway. 

Entries close on Wednesday 7th May and you can get further details here.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:18' - Tagged: events  

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Still pipedreaming in the Brazilian IT market?

picIn this latest bumper issue of BrazilViews, TechMarketView managing partner Anthony Miller looks at the prospects for suppliers in the Brazilian IT market and explains why he thinks industry growth forecasts are still far too optimistic.

This issue also includes Miller’s impressions of some of the global suppliers operating in the Brazilian market after meeting the heads of IBM Brazil, Wipro Latin America and Infosys Brazil. He also met the top team at a couple of tiny Brazilian firms and found that innovation is alive and well in the ‘land of the samba sun’.

In the UK Miller caught up with the EMEA head of Stefanini, the largest independent IT services supplier in Brazil – and was surprised to find that the company is running service desk operations for several top name international enterprises where you might have expected to find that service in the hands of the global IT majors.

If you have any interest in the Brazilian IT market, then you should download BrazilViews here and now! But of course you do need to be an eligible TechMarketView subscription service client. And if you’re not, let Deb Seth on our client services team point you towards the samba sun.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:13' - Tagged: brazil  

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Latest TMV Research: Did you miss something?

TMV logoOur latest Quarterly Research Summary is hot off the press – get a full update of the research published by the TechMarketView analyst team over the last quarter by downloading it here.

‘Must reads’ from the last few months include some reports that have only just been published and don’t make it into the research summary. FinancialServicesViews subscribers should be sure to read Peter Roe’s latest report: Finding the winners in UK payments. Whilst avid readers of PublicSectorViews research won’t want to miss Georgina O’Toole’s analysis of the UK Public Sector SITS Suppliers’ Cyber Security Offerings.

Other highlights from the first quarter include two cloud-focused reports. Peter Roe analyses Cloud Services in the UK Financial Services Sector in FinancialServicesViews and Kate Hanaghan looks at How Infrastructure Services firms are fighting for their place in the Cloud market for our InfrastructureViews research stream.

Also ‘too good to miss’ are the UK Public Sector SITS Supplier Landscape Report 2013-14 – PublicSectorViews’ annual in-depth analysis of all the movers and shakers in the UK public sector markets – and Capturing the Digital Front Office Opportunity, Angela Eager’s excellent analysis of the world of front office digitisation for ESASViews subscribers.

BusinessProcessViews subscribers should check out John O’Brien’s latest analysis of Capita and Serco. Plus there is a string of reports from the Foundation Service including those providing our regular scrutiny of developments in UK SITS Venture Capital, Quoted Sector and Corporate Activity.

To download our full Quarterly Research Summary, whether you’re a subscriber or not, click here.

If you’ve not yet succumbed to the temptation to subscribe to one of our in-depth research streams and you'd like more information, email Deborah Seth on our Client Services team for details of our 2014 subscription packages.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '10:23'

Tuesday 15 April 2014

TMV Event sponsorship opportunity

TMV logoTechMarketView’s annual Presentation & Dinner will be held on Wednesday 17th September 2014. During the evening, 200 of UK tech’s ‘great and good’ will gather at BAFTA in London to hear the TechMarketView analyst team, led by our Chairman Richard Holway MBE and Managing Partner Anthony Miller, share views on the trends and suppliers shaping the UK software, IT services and business process services market. Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success and this year’s, which builds on our 2014 ‘Race for change’ theme, promises to be an equally high profile date in the UK tech calendar.

For the first time we are inviting applications to become the sole sponsor for this prestigious event. The sponsorship package includes a five minute speaking slot before the dinner as well as the right to have your company logo on promotional material and prominent at the event itself. If you’d be interested in learning more about this sponsorship opportunity, please contact TechMarketView Director Tola Sargeant for full details.

You’ll find more detail on the TMV Presentation and Dinner 2014 itself within the Events pages on our website.

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Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:00'

Monday 14 April 2014

NEW RESEARCH: Finding the Winners in UK Payments

changeThe UK payments business used to be staid, conservative and frankly rather boring. This has all changed with the rise of Internet shopping, the massive growth in penetration of smartphones and significant changes in how people bank, buy and pay. As a result, we are seeing a lot more attention focusing on the companies serving this important and very diverse sector, with many new start-ups, embryonic business models and some very fancy valuations. It is increasingly difficult to identify the companies that will be successful in this very dynamic, but potentially very lucrative industry.

The payments value chain is becoming even more complex. Not only do players have to deal with many different payments authorities and regulatory bodies, they now have to deal with new channels to market, opened up by online and mobile technologies. Companies are also looking to better exploit transaction-related data, combining it with information about the consumers preferences, history and location to generate additional business.

In this, the second report from TechMarketView on the payments business we consider the various elements of the payments value chain, identifying key issues and routes to success. We then focus on five potential winners in this space. From the large, highly valued but well-connected Monitise to the smaller, more focused newcomers of Proxama and Earthport and looking at the full service players of CGI and the Atos subsidiary, Worldline. This market segment is likely to undergo many far-reaching changes over the next few years and software and IT services vendors need to be aware of what drives success to benefit from the rapid growth that this period of change will generate.

Subscribers to FinancialServicesViews can access this report here.  To subscribe, or to learn more about this research stream, contact Deb Seth of our client services team.

Posted by Peter Roe at '09:00' - Tagged: mobile   payments  

Wednesday 09 April 2014

*NEW RESEARCH* UK public sector SITS suppliers: cyber security offerings

PSV cyber security report cover Over the last 1-2 years, our conversations with the major SITS suppliers to the UK public sector have been dominated by how they will retain as much of their existing public sector business as possible, while trying to find new growth markets to pursue.

Across the majority of the Top 20 suppliers (see UK public sector SITS supplier landscape 2013-14), cyber security was consistently highlighted as a growth area. But what remained a mystery was what these suppliers meant when they said ‘cyber security’. And indeed, how they intended to differentiate from the other suppliers in an increasingly crowded landscape.

The term cyber security is becoming more heavily utilised. Some traditional IT security suppliers dislike the term, considering it over-used and hijacked for marketing purposes. Indeed, in the computing context, the term ‘security’ (on its own) implies cyber security.

This PublicSectorViews report seeks to determine how the major SITS suppliers are reacting to current buying trends around ‘cyber’ or ‘IT’ security across the UK public sector, how they are investing in their cyber security offerings to market, and how they intend to package and sell those offerings to UK public sector organisations.

The report also considers the growing band of SMEs with product and/or services in cyber security. Are they a threat to the larger players? Will they succeed because they are agile and fleet-of-foot? Or will they struggle to maintain the levels of investment required to tackle new and emerging cyber threats?

Subscribers to TechMarketViews’ PublicSectorViews research stream can download the report – UK Public Sector SITS suppliers: cyber security offerings – now. If you are not yet a subscriber and would like to gain access, please get in touch with Deb Seth, who would be delighted to help!

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '21:02' - Tagged: public+sector   strategy   security   cyber   supplierlandscape  

Tuesday 08 April 2014

IndustryViews Venture Capital 2013 Review

Eligible TechMarketView subscription service clients can download IndustryViews Venture Capital 2013 Review, our succinct year-end review of venture capital investment in UK software and IT services companies here.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:14'

Monday 07 April 2014

Little British Battlers – the Fourth Generation

logoWe are delighted to announce the names of the twelve companies that have been invited to participate in the fourth Little British Battler Day to be held in London on 23rd April.

They are:

  • Company85
  • Egress Software Technologies
  • Eseye
  • Genfour
  • Mvine
  • Purple Secure Systems
  • Rant & Rave
  • Sales-i
  • Shaping Cloud
  • TagPoints
  • Thoughtonomy
  • Virtualstock

The standard of applications was again incredibly high and it was very difficult for us to select which companies should be invited to participate. There were other candidates we considered to be equally worthy and it is simply a matter of logistics that we cannot invite more to participate on the day.

We look forward to welcoming the CEOs of our next 12 Little British Battlers to the event.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:10'