Don’t forget to register for the inaugural PAC/TechMarketView webinar at 4pm BST today (that’s 5pm CET and 11am EDT). The webinar will feature TechMarketView Managing Partner Anthony Miller, and it will be hosted by Christophe Chalons, chief analyst at PAC, along with Nick Mayes, senior consultant at PAC London. The show will last 45 minutes.
The subject is very topical: Is the UK IT Market Recovering Faster than Europe? We’ll be covering our latest forecasts for IT market growth and I’ll be giving our views on the dominant trends in UK IT services.
You don’t have to be a TechMarketView subscriber to particpate and it’s easy to register – just click here and fill in the blanks. Best of all – it’s free!
Posted by HotViews Editor at '06:58'
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We continued our excellent coverage on our latest UK Software Market – Trends and Forecasts report - this time on the BBC website today in an article entitled 'Cloud computing to double by 2012' by Sharif Sakr. Given that the BBC website gets 20m unique visitors a month, that's not a bad place to be! Thanks again to Brands2Life for fixing this up for us.
Posted by Richard Holway at '15:51'
We had a great response from the media (and our clients I might add!) to the launch of our latest UK Software Market – Trends and Forecasts report.
You might be interested in Simon Quicke’s excellent review in Microscope after an interview with the report’s author - TechMarketView’s Research Director Philip Carnelley. Or similar reviews in Information Age, Contractor UK, V3 etal.
Many thanks, yet again, to the excellent PR team at Brands2Life for fixing this all up for us – and indeed a lot more in the pipeline.
Posted by Richard Holway at '11:25'
Over the last two years, the UK software market swung from growth to an unprecedented decline. Nonetheless it remains a market in excess of £8bn, and is now returning to a growth path which will strengthen over coming years.
Our latest report, “The UK Software Market: Trends and Forecasts” investigates the key trends shaping the UK software and IT services (SITS) market, and forecasts its size and shape to 2013. We have identified several trends which will drive growth and change. These are affecting all the three core segments of the software market: infrastructure, tools and applications. The report analyses the implications for the software and services industry.
To summarise: cloud computing is a truly structural shift akin to the advent of the PC and client/server in the mid-1980s or the unbundling of IBM mainframe software in the 1960s. Within ten years, SaaS will be the dominant delivery mode for software. And within 2–3 years, more people will access the Internet over mobile platforms (including the forthcoming “slate” and iPad) than over laptops and desktop PCs – what we call the ‘Martini Moment’ – reinforcing this change in service delivery. Content will also be accessed directly via icon-driven ‘apps’ as much as through traditional browsers and search engines.
At the same time, the pressure to get more value from IT and the growing acceptance of free and open source software within the enterprise has reduced business appetite for large-scale IT projects. Instead, organisations are opting for projects with a clear and fast ROI or the subscription model of software-as-a-service. These trends were true before the downturn, but have accelerated in recent years. They will also drive a change in the supplier landscape, as previously dominant software companies find their strategic advantages whittled away in the changing IT market. TechMarketView Foundation Service clients can download the full report here.
Posted by Philip Carnelley at '08:01'
Our post last month Would you like to work for TechMarketView? produced an incredible amount of interest. Indeed we have already taken on an applicant. We are still looking for a Desk researcher. Must be both financial and IT literate as we are building a company performance database. It’s also probably a part time role and, like the rest of TechMarketView, home based (we are totally Cloud here at TMV!) – so you need a home office.
But we also have an IT role. Our IT (all Cloud) is of crucial importance to us both now and for the exciting developments we have planned. We’ve managed it all ourselves up to now using some great developers and outsourced delivery. BUT, we now need someone to manage this whole process and make the enhancements we need to our systems. High php developer skills are essential but so are the skills in almost every area of IT as they affect a growing Cloud-based SME like us! Again it’s a part time role - so you need a home office.
TechMarketView really is a great firm to work for. It’s truly exciting growing a company like this and making a real difference. But it demands people with exception talent who have huge self motivation and who want flexibility in the way they run their lives.
If you are interested (or know someone who would be – many of our previous applicants were ‘referrals’, which is really great) then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Richard Holway at '07:47'
Back in 2003 I used the term Holway’s Martini Moment to illustrate my forecast that we were moving towards being able to access the internet “Anytime, Anyplace and from Anydevice”. Given that I had stolen this from Martini, it was difficult for me to claim outright ownership. But at least Ashley Highfield acknowledged my use when he used it in the BBC iPlayer launch.
Now the BCS and Cisco are using the title Empowering Business Efficiency - The Martini effect "Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere" for a meeting on 20th Apr where “Cisco Systems showcase exclusively to the BCS their Video Demo Center (BVDC) which is the World's first comprehensive, any-to-any, Virtual Video demo experience.”
Let’s hope they too will give Holway the recognisition he deserves for his foresight!
Posted by Richard Holway at '06:02'
The NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT) fundamentally reshaped the UK healthcare software and IT services (SITS) market. But the future is now uncertain for the £12bn+ programme, as is the outlook for the two Local Service Providers left in the frame – BT and CSC.
Last week, the Department of Health renegotiated BT’s London region contract, lopping £112m off the cost of the deal. And just before Easter, CSC missed a crucial deadline at Morecambe Bay NHS Trust which could lead to a similar renegotiation.
That won’t be the end of the story. With a General Election looming there’s a very real risk that NPfIT will be de-scoped and contracts renegotiated yet again.
The way NPfIT is managed in future will have a significant and long term impact on the UK healthcare SITS supplier landscape. When the Programme was first launched, ‘centralisation’ was the driver. In future, ‘localisation’ will be the watchword. Trusts will be given greater choice about how they take systems from the LSPs. There will be far more focus on interoperability with existing systems and local ways of working.
This is all good news for the myriad suppliers outside the NPfIT ‘list’ who are battling for a slice of the Department of Health budget. Players that were previously excluded from the NHS can now see an opportunity as Trusts start to procure outside the Programme. They are being joined by hopeful new entrants from a variety of backgrounds.
In our latest PublicSectorViews report – UK Healthcare SITS Supplier Landscape 2010 – we analyse the prospects of the Top 20 suppliers to the UK healthcare market and highlight other firms to watch. You’ll find a SWOT analysis of the leading players, along with commentary on their strategic positioning and, most importantly, our opinion on what lies ahead.
PublicSectorViews clients can download the report today. For more information on how to subscribe to our PublicSectorViews service, please contact Puni Rajah.
Posted by Tola Sargeant at '06:00'
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