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Tuesday 16 September 2014

*NEW RESEARCH* Microsoft Public Sector: Adapting to change

Microsoft logoTechMarketView recently met with the Public Sector team at Microsoft. In our latest PublicSectorViews research note, Michael Larner considers the ways in which the company’s five Account Team Units (ATUs), focused on central government, local & regional government, public safety and national security (PSNS), health and education, are engaging with their target markets.

Michael also considers how the disaggregation of contracts, particularly in the central government market, will affect Microsoft’s relationships with its partners ranging from the Tier 1 IT services providers through to SMEs. What will be the impact on Microsoft’s go-to-market model?

PublicSectorViews subscribers can download the research from today here. If you don’t yet subscribe to our PublicSectorViews research stream and you’d like to know more, please contact Deb Seth for details.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '16:56' - Tagged: public+sector   strategy   corporateactivity;  

Tuesday 09 September 2014

‘Little British Battlers’ - Save the date!

LBB logoWe’re very pleased to announce that our next Little British Battler (LBB) day will be held in London on Wednesday November 26.  We’re really looking forward to getting to know another group of innovative SMEs that are punching above their weight in the UK tech scene at this, our fifth LBB event.

The SMEs that are chosen to participate in our LBB days get a chance to present their company to the TechMarketView analyst team, discuss their strategy and receive constructive feedback. Each LBB also gets a write-up in UKHotViews and features in a research report available to eligible TechMarketView subscription clients. For more details on our LBB Programme, run in association with MXC Capital, see here.

We’ll be inviting applications from prospective LBBs later this month. You don’t need to do anything yet - just look out for further details in UKHotViews and keep the date free if you’re the CEO of a company that’s thinking of applying.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:27'

Sunday 07 September 2014

IndustryViews Venture Capital Q2 2014 out now

Eligible TechMarketView subscription service clients can download the latest edition of IndustryViews Venture Capital to read our concise quarterly summary of venture capital investment in UK software and IT services companies.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '11:04' - Tagged: funding   ivvc  

Thursday 04 September 2014

Scottish Independence: What if the ‘Yes’ campaign wins?

Alex Salmond Scottish IndependenceOn September 18th, Scotland, in the Scottish Referendum, will make a decision which will have a profound effect on the future of the whole United Kingdom. Recent polls have revealed that the potential for Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, to win the right to Scottish Independence is greater than we had perhaps assumed. A YouGov poll this week reveals that the ‘No’ camp is now just six points ahead of the ‘Yes’ campaign; excluding ‘don’t knows’, 53% of those questions planned to vote no and 47% planned to vote ‘Yes’.

Although a win for the “Yes” campaign could result in a flood of opportunities for some UK SITS suppliers, recent analysis by TechMarketView Research Directors, Peter Roe and Georgina O’Toole, predicts that it could also result in several years of turmoil, uncertainty and politicking that would be harmful to all.

In ‘Scottish & UK Public Sector: Impact of independence’, Georgina O’Toole, Research Director for TechMarketView’s PublicSectorViews’ Research considers the potential impact on both the Scottish Public Sector market as well as the broader UK public sector market. What opportunities (and indeed threats) would Scottish Independence offer to UK SITS suppliers in the short, medium and long-term both north and south of the border?

Meanwhile, in ‘The independence debate: Thoughts on the financial services sector’, Peter Roe, TechMarketViews’ FinancialServicesViews’ Research Director, contemplates the impact on the economy, and the financial services sector in particular, should Scotland decide to try and go its own way.

TechMarketView subscribers can download the analysis now. If you are not yet a subscriber please contact Deb Seth to find out more.

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '08:59' - Tagged: public+sector   financialservices   research  

Monday 01 September 2014

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social iconsObservant UKHotViews readers may have already noticed that we’ve made it even easier for you to share articles on social media. You can now share UKHotViews articles via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn simply by clicking the relevant icons, which appear below the article in both the email and web versions of UKHotViews. You can also email individual articles to friends or colleagues from the web version of UKHotViews at the click of an envelope-shaped button.

And don’t forget that you can Comment on articles from the webpage too – the analyst team is keen to hear your views so don’t be shy! 

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:14'