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Thursday 23 October 2014

*NEW RESEARCH* A view on techUK’s Three Point Plan

techUK logoLast week, techUK launched its ‘Three Point Plan’ on Public Services Transformation. It has been developed by techUK’s Public Services Board (PSB) and builds on the launch of techUK’s recently published ‘Securing our Digital Future’ Manifesto.

The aim of the Three Point Plan is to identify how industry will work with Government at a departmental level and across Government “to help ministers and officials experiment and innovate more successfully with technology”.

The three points are: Better Engagement, Better Information and More Innovation. There is no doubt that positive movement in the direction indicated is to be welcomed. But is it enough and what will it achieve? In this latest PublicSectorViews note we give our views on the objectives, the hurdles that will be faced in the plan’s implementation and its chances of success.

TechMarketView PublicSectorViews subscribers can download the research note – ‘techUK Three Point Plan: Targeting toughest UK Government ICT issues’ – now. If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth to find out more.

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '09:52' - Tagged: public+sector  

Wednesday 22 October 2014

NEW RESEARCH: Infrastructure Services Supplier Landscape

The UK Infrastructure Services supplier landscape continues to show a diversity of performance as large, established players struggle to grow and as smaller, faster-growing firms take market share. The competitive landscape, however, is intensifying further in the Race for Change. The pace of technology change has quickened to its fastest rate ever, creating significant challenges for established vendors who must keep pace with both new competitors and the growing expectations of buyers.sl

Today we launch the latest Infrastructure Services Supplier Landscape report, available exclusively for subscribers to our very popular InfrastructureViews research stream. The report assesses the performance of the UK’s Top 20 Infrastructure Services players, and examines the key challenges they face.

It is a MUST READ for any supplier looking to understand the suppliers and their performances, and includes our TOP 20 PLAYER RANKINGS, and PROFILES of the key players.

Read the report HERE.

If you don’t already subscribe to InfrastructureViews but would like to, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '18:41' - Tagged: rankings   infrastructureservices   supplierlandscape  

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Calling all ‘digerati’ – a chance to join TechMarketView

logoAre you a guru in ‘all things digital’? We are looking to recruit a principal analyst to join TechMarketView to boost our research in the ‘digital space’.

The role will involve working across all of our research streams (see our website) to support our research into ‘digital transformation’ and related trends. As such, the ideal candidate will have at least three years’ experience researching the UK IT industry and have deep insight into trends in SMAC (social media, mobile, analytics/big data, cloud) and related areas such as ‘Internet of Things’.

Ideally you are already an experienced industry analyst, but your background could also be in market intelligence for an IT supplier, or as a tech journalist.

You must have proven skills communicating an informed opinion based on your research, both in writing and face-to-face with our clients. Our extensive client list includes top executives in the IT industry, government officials and investors. We hold a privileged position with many of our clients as advisors as much as analysts.

This is a very demanding but highly stimulating role. You must be self-motivated, confident, disciplined, and deadline-focused. We all work from our own homes but this is not just a ‘work at home’ job as you will be spending much of your time out in the market meeting clients and attending company briefings, as well as talking to the media. This means you should ideally live within an hour’s commute of central London.

TechMarketView is the very definition of ‘small but perfectly formed’! The compensation is competitive, the working hours are flexible, and there is plenty of opportunity for the right candidate to take on greater responsibility if they prove their worth. But perhaps the most significant reward is the recognition you get from being part of the most respected brand in the UK IT research industry.

If you think you might fit the bill, please email your CV with covering note to TechMarketView Managing Partner, Anthony Miller.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '14:37'

Tuesday 21 October 2014

*NEW RESEARCH*: UK police SITS market trends and supplier landscape

Modern policing photoThis latest report from TechMarketViews’ PublicSectorViews team – UK police SITS: market trends & supplier landscape 2014-15 – is one of a series of reports taking a deeper dive into the supplier landscape of one of the six UK public sector subsectors that TechMarketView’s public sector team tracks.  The report can be read in conjunction with our update to the UK public sector SITS supplier landscape rankings (see UK public sector SITS supplier landscape 2014-15), published in August.

We consider the state of the market in which police sector SITS suppliers are operating, and how the market environment may change over the next few years. We also reveal the Top 10 SITS suppliers to the sector and consider how they are competitively positioned. For each of the Top 10 providers we give our view of their recent performance and prospects in the sector. Moreover, we highlight some of the more interesting players that sit outside the Top 10. Several of these players have the opportunity to make waves in the market as legacy contracts come to an end, legacy technologies are retired, and police forces look to new digital technologies to transform police forces. We will be publishing our detailed market forecasts for the UK public sector SITS market, including the police sector, in the coming weeks.

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '09:15' - Tagged: public+sector   market+trends   police   supplierlandscape  

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Get your 'LBB' applications in now!

LBB logoWe want to hear from the CEOs of small, privately-held, UK-owned software and IT services companies that are punching above their weight in UK tech for the fifth in our series of Little British Battler (LBB) events, which will be held in London on Wednesday 26 November 2014.

There’s no specific theme for November’s LBB day, but as always we’re particularly keen to hear from innovative SMEs that have an interesting story to tell. Successful applicants from past rounds have been active in a wide variety of fields from big data analytics and business process automation, through to cyber security and the Internet of Things.

As usual we will select twelve CEOs to meet the TechMarketView research team in central London in closed session to present their company and its market propositions. In return we will give unbiased, constructive feedback based on our extensive knowledge and experience of the UK software and IT services market. Each session lasts 50 minutes and there is no fee or commitment involved.

The twelve companies will also be featured in UKHotViews, the most highly regarded and widely read source of opinion and commentary on the UK IT scene, and in a special research report distributed to selected ‘movers and shakers’ in industry and government.

Many of the CEOs who participated in previous Little British Battler events have seen real benefit to their company in terms of increased market visibility and access to new business opportunities (see here for just a sample). This is an unparalleled chance to get your company on the radar of the UK’s premier software and IT services research firm.

Candidate companies must be headquartered in the UK (i.e. not subsidiaries of foreign firms), privately held (though may have accepted external funding), with annual revenues under £25m. Companies must derive the substantial majority of their revenues from software and/or IT services and/or IT-enabled business process services.

If you want to apply, all you have to do is click here and fill in the registration form (you may apply again if you were previously unsuccessful).

The deadline for registrations is this Friday, 17 October, so you need to act quickly. We aim to notify successful applicants by Friday 31 October.

Should you have any questions, please email us at lbb@techmarketview.com.

The TechMarketView Little British Battler programme is run in association with corporate finance firm MXC Capital.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:58' - Tagged: events   lbb  

Monday 13 October 2014

NEW RESEARCH: ESAS Market Trends & Forecasts 2014/15

ImageThe future for Enterprise Software & Application Services (ESAS) is firmly rooted in digital transformation but before the market can bloom, suppliers have the task of unlocking digital spend. Enterprises are predisposed to investment but are held back by uncertainty: about the where to start the journey, where it will take them, the ROI and whether they can access the skills they need.

As always, uncertainty creates opportunities for suppliers but where digital transformation is concerned, capitalising on it requires substantial change. The latest major report from the ESASViews research stream, ESAS Market Trends & Forecasts 2014/15 - The Digital Transformation Journey, analyses the current and future digital impact and the core issues ESAS suppliers have to adjust to, namely low levels of revenue related to digital transformation compared to the overall ESAS market but much higher growth over the coming years - 10%-15% growth in digital investments vs. sub 2% for the overall ESAS market, along with the shift to ‘little and often’ spending and serial projects. Business and go-to-market models also need to change to reflect the new buying environment. Just as digital transformation is about businesses and government being brave enough to do things differently, so suppliers need to be bold enough to think, engage, deliver and price differently.

Eligible subscribers can read the report here, if you’re not part of the TechMarketView community as yet, contact Deborah Seth for information on how to join.

Posted by Angela Eager at '09:44' - Tagged: software   forecasts   ApplicationServices   digital  

Tuesday 07 October 2014

NEW RESEARCH - Can Financial Services lead a return to growth for HP Enterprise Services?

logoWith the announcement of major changes to HP's structure, attention will be focused on the revival of the Enterprise Services division. This report looks at the significant changes that are going on inside the UK Financial Services business which should drive a significant improvement in fortunes. 

TechMarketView considers that revenue in HP’s UK Financial Services business has declined in recent years. HP management is taking action to support this growing sector and as FS firms focus on change we anticipate significant opportunities for HP in areas where it is strong and has scale. Areas such as Infrastructure, payments, security and cloud services are expected to do well. As a result, this operation should be able to play a major role in the return to growth of the wider Enterprise Services division.

Subscribers to FinancialServicesViews can access the report here. If you want to subscribe to the service, please contact Deb Seth of our Client Services team.

Posted by Peter Roe at '10:00' - Tagged: saas   cloud   payments   infrastructureservices   banking  

Monday 06 October 2014

'Little British Battlers' wanted!

LBB logoThe fifth in our series of Little British Battler (LBB) events will be held in London on Wednesday 26 November 2014.

We want to hear from the CEOs of small, privately-held, UK-owned software and IT services companies that are punching above their weight in UK tech. There’s no specific theme for November’s LBB day, but as always we’re particularly keen to hear from innovative SMEs that have an interesting story to tell. Successful applicants from past rounds have been active in a wide variety of fields from big data analytics and business process automation, through to cyber security and the Internet of Things.

As usual we will select twelve CEOs to meet the TechMarketView research team in central London in closed session to present their company and its market propositions. In return we will give unbiased, constructive feedback based on our extensive knowledge and experience of the UK software and IT services market. Each session lasts 50 minutes and there is no fee or commitment involved.

The twelve companies will also be featured in UKHotViews, the most highly regarded and widely read source of opinion and commentary on the UK IT scene, and in a special research report distributed to selected ‘movers and shakers’ in industry and government.

Many of the CEOs who participated in previous Little British Battler events have seen real benefit to their company in terms of increased market visibility and access to new business opportunities (see here for just a sample). This is an unparalleled chance to get your company on the radar of the UK’s premier software and IT services research firm.

Candidate companies must be headquartered in the UK (i.e. not subsidiaries of foreign firms), privately held (though may have accepted external funding), with annual revenues under £25m. Companies must derive the substantial majority of their revenues from software and/or IT services and/or IT-enabled business process services.

If you want to apply, all you have to do is click here and fill in the registration form (you may apply again if you were previously unsuccessful).

The deadline for registrations is Friday 17 October. We aim to notify successful applicants by Friday 31 October.

Should you have any questions, please email us at lbb@techmarketview.com.

The TechMarketView Little British Battler programme is run in association with corporate finance firm MXC Capital.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:02' - Tagged: events   sme   lbb  

Wednesday 01 October 2014

Calling privately-held UK tech SMEs...

LBB logoThe fifth in our series of Little British Battler (LBB) events will be held in London on Wednesday 26 November 2014.

We want to hear from the CEOs of small, privately-held, UK-owned software and IT services companies that are punching above their weight in UK tech. There’s no specific theme for November’s LBB day, but as always we’re particularly keen to hear from innovative SMEs that have an interesting story to tell. Successful applicants from past rounds have been active in a wide variety of fields from big data analytics and business process automation, through to cyber security and the Internet of Things.

As usual we will select twelve CEOs to meet the TechMarketView research team in central London in closed session to present their company and its market propositions. In return we will give unbiased, constructive feedback based on our extensive knowledge and experience of the UK software and IT services market. Each session lasts 50 minutes and there is no fee or commitment involved.

The twelve companies will also be featured in UKHotViews, the most highly regarded and widely read source of opinion and commentary on the UK IT scene, and in a special research report distributed to selected ‘movers and shakers’ in industry and government.

Many of the CEOs who participated in previous Little British Battler events have seen real benefit to their company in terms of increased market visibility and access to new business opportunities (see here for just a sample). This is an unparalleled chance to get your company on the radar of the UK’s premier software and IT services research firm.

Candidate companies must be headquartered in the UK (i.e. not subsidiaries of foreign firms), privately held (though may have accepted external funding), with annual revenues under £25m. Companies must derive the substantial majority of their revenues from software and/or IT services and/or IT-enabled business process services.

If you want to apply, all you have to do is click here and fill in the registration form (you may apply again if you were previously unsuccessful).

The deadline for registrations is Friday 17 October. We aim to notify successful applicants by Friday 31 October.

Should you have any questions, please email us at lbb@techmarketview.com.

The TechMarketView Little British Battler programme is run in association with corporate finance firm MXC Capital.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:00' - Tagged: events   lbb