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Friday 13 September 2019

Calling all startups and scaleups looking to revolutionise workplace learning!

logoAre you an innovative UK startup or scaleup with a disruptive digital workplace learning solution? Then apply now to partner with Capita’s corporate venturing unit to turbocharge your growth in national and international markets.

Capita and the Future of Workplace Learning

logoCapita Scaling Partner, the start-up development unit of UK business services leader Capita plc, in association with the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme, is looking for partners to revolutionise the Future of Workplace Learning, drawing on the capability of Capita to supercharge businesses that are offering something special in this field. 

Your business should be focused on transforming the way companies, organisations, employees and citizens engage with learning, be it at work, at home or on the move. We are looking for companies with the potential to disrupt established ways of working to help deliver better outcomes, for example by providing:

  • Improved visibility of skills gaps or learning outcomes;
  • Access to enhanced methods and sources of learning;
  • More flexibility for employees to upskill themselves and transfer their skills to other roles.

Four great reasons to apply

If you are selected for the programme you will get:

  • Accelerated market access to Capita’s network of 9,000 corporate clients and 8,000 blue-chip suppliers, as well as businesses in international markets;
  • Dedicated business development support from the Capita Scaling Partner team to help turbocharge your growth;
  • Input from subject matter experts in Capita’s People Solutions business, supporting the employment lifecycle from hiring to retiring for 6,500 clients across the private and public sectors;
  • Unparalleled industry visibility in TechMarketView research, including UKHotViews, arguably the most influential daily commentary on the UK tech scene.

Eligibility requirements

A pitch event for selected applicants will take place at Capita’s headquarters in London on Wednesday 6th November 2019 to identify businesses that are the best fit for a strategic partnership with Capita.

To be eligible for the chance of pitching to Capita, you should:

  • be the Founder or CEO/MD of a privately held UK tech company;
  • have an innovative solution for the future of workplace learning;
  • have a solution that is at least MVP stage and has been successfully deployed to one or more large clients;
  • have ambitions to scale your business and generate substantial revenues in the future.

How to apply

Innovative, high growth, young businesses that are utilising technology to change the Future of Workplace Learning for the better are encouraged to apply by completing this webform by Friday 4th October 2019. Applicants will be notified if their application has been successful by Friday 18th October.

You can find more about the Future of Workplace Learning programme here along with a downloadable flyer, and about Capita Scaling Partner here. For any further information, please email tipp@techmarketview.com.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '11:00'

Friday 13 September 2019

An Evening of Relationships (Old and New)

picVery many thanks to all our clients and guests who joined us at our annual Evening with TechMarketView last night at the Royal Institute of British Architects. It was a fantastic success with one of the biggest turnouts we’ve had since we held our first event seven years ago.

We must give a very special thank you to our sponsors Intersystems, Datto, Aqilla and Kimble, whose support was instrumental in making the TMV Evening one of the ‘must attend’ events for executives in the UK tech industry, and of course ‘The Two Tina’s’ at tx2events who made it all happen.

We were also delighted to give a platform to Tara Leathers, Deputy CEO at The Prince’s Trust, which as many of you know is a cause to which TechMarketView is deeply committed. If you would like to find out more about the Trust’s good works, just drop a line to Busdev@princes-trust.org.uk.

Many thanks also go to Miguel Gamiño, Executive VP for Global Cities at Mastercard, who was interviewed on stage by TechMarketView’s Principal Analyst, Martin Courtney.

The theme of the event (and indeed TechMarketView’s theme for 2019) was The Year of the Relationship. Our Chief Analyst, Georgina O’Toole, and Chief Research Officer, Kate Hanaghan, brought the theme to life with their urgent call to action to tech suppliers to cultivate a wide ecosystem of relationships both within and beyond organisational boundaries if they are to succeed in today’s marketplace.

Georgina also used the occasion to launch TechMarketView’s theme for 2020, Digital Chaos, emphasising the need to create ‘islands of stability’ before contemplating a move to truly disruptive digital transformation. You’ll be hearing much more about Digital Chaos soon.

TechMarketView Managing Partner Anthony Miller closed the formal proceedings as only he can!

We’ll be sending the presentation slides to all attendees next week, and they will also be available for download by TechMarketView Subscription Service clients in due course.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:31'

Tuesday 10 September 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Amazon Web Services: Public Sector Progress

AWS report coverAmazon Web Services (AWS) was officially launched in 2006 and started targeting public sector opportunities in earnest about ten years ago. The public sector now represents an important part of the business, with over 5,000 government organisations and 10,000 academic institutions worldwide using its technology.

Establishing its first London region in 2016 provided a significant boost to AWS’ public sector ambitions in the UK, helping it address concerns about data sovereignty and privacy. Its presence has grown substantially in recent years and TechMarketView estimates, based on 2018 revenue, AWS is now one of the top 20 public sector software and IT services suppliers to the UK public sector. 

In this paper we draw on information presented at the AWS Summit in London in May 2019 and the two-day AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington DC, which took place in June 2019, to review the progress AWS has made, the reasons for its success and the importance of partnerships in that story. We look at G-Cloud sales, its approach to hybrid and multi-cloud, the role of AI and machine learning in its proposition, and the importance of skills enablement.

Subscribers to the PublicSectorViews research stream can read AWS: Public Sector Progress now. If you don’t have a subscription and would like details about how you can access this report please contact Deb Seth

Posted by Dale Peters at '08:55' - Tagged: publicsector   cloud   research  

Tuesday 10 September 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* OffshoreViews Q2 2019: Ups & Downs in Europe

chartEurope is proving to be a difficult market for some of the Indian pure-plays and a joy for others. The latest edition of OffshoreViews contrasts the performance of the Top Indian pure-plays in Europe vs the US.

As usual, there's our regular snapshots of the offshore services leaders as well as a round-up of the mid-tier players.

Subscribers to the TechMarketView Foundation Service can download OffshoreViews Q2 2019 review here.

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

Monday 09 September 2019

Join TechMarketView's Client Services team

TMV logoWould you like to join TechMarketView’s friendly Client Services team? We’re looking for a number of people to join the team to support our growth. 

The roles we are looking to fill are varied with scope to grow and evolve over time as you become more familiar with the business. Admin-based, they encompass elements of sales, client support, account management and event management.  In a typical week, for example, you may be scheduling our online advertising and liaising with advertising clients; providing organisational support for our events and programmes; and following up incoming sales leads.

There is scope for the position/s to be part-time or full-time depending on the successful candidate/s, who are likely to be:

·      Detail-orientated and IT literate with excellent organisational skills

·      Strong team players

·      ‘Self-starters’, hard-working and dependable

·      Able to multi-task and willing to adapt and do a variety of tasks as we’re a small team

·      Comfortable communicating with senior execs within client organisations

·      Happy working from home (we all do!) and able to attend regular meetings in the Surrey/Hampshire/Sussex area

·      Familiar with the IT industry and its suppliers in the UK (or keen to learn).

For more details and to express interest in joining the team please email Deb Seth, Sales & Marketing Director, providing your CV or your LinkedIn profile, by Friday September 20th.

No agencies please.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:03'

Friday 06 September 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Enterprise Software Market Trends and Forecasts 2019-2022

imageIn case you missed it - the Enterprise Software Market Trends & Forecasts 2019-2022 report is available for download. The is our latest analysis of the drivers and trends shaping the Enterprise Software  market.

Enterprise Software is a critical enabler for organisations looking to digitally transform their businesses. And there’s no shortage of software, delivery models and suppliers to help bring digital strategies to fruition. So why is the UK enterprise software sector bumping along with low single digit growth? 

It’s clear organisations recognise the need to invest in software to drive business change but are held back by the practicalities of how to implement and how to overcome the skills deficit. Market growth is also hampered by lessons from early ventures into software-enabled digital and questions around the fitness of ‘version 1.0’ digital platforms and tools. There is also the ‘minor’ issue of bringing order to the digital chaos of those early digital projects. Add in the inexorable swing to SaaS and these are some of the factors acting as a brake on the market.

But there are market accelerators too. Organisations’ recognition of the value of (digital) data driven business is rising so the consideration is no longer ‘why’ but ‘how’, which brings the intricacies of change management and mastering interdependent relationships to the fore. And as software becomes ever more integral to areas like automation, cyber security and areas of ‘software-defined’ functionality, revenue is shifting from these sectors into software, opening up new opportunities for savvy suppliers to outperform the enterprise software market. 

If you are interested in the Enterprise Software Market Trends & Forecasts 2019-2022 report but are not a TechMarketView or ESASViews subscriber, Deb Seth will be happy to help.

Posted by Angela Eager at '07:15' - Tagged: cloud   software   trends   forecasts   AI   digitalchaos  

Thursday 05 September 2019

Spending Review 2019: turning the page on austerity?

Big benIt was another tumultuous day in Westminster, but the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid delivered few surprises as he set out the Government’s spending plans for 2020-2021. All the main announcements, such as extra money for the NHS, police, justice and schools had been announced or ‘leaked’ over the last month. 

The announcements under the banner of ‘turning the page on austerity and delivering on the public’s priorities’, were widely seen as building support for a forthcoming General Election. Boris Johnson challenged Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to back an October 15 general election, but this was not supported by MPs last night. The Government lifted its filibuster attempt in the House of Lords in the early hours of the morning after laying over 100 amendments. There is now a commitment that the withdrawal bill will pass by 5pm on Friday and return to the Commons for further consideration on Monday. It remains to be seen if this will mean a mid-October General Election, but it’s inevitable that we will be returning to the polling station in the near future. 

Overall from 2019-20 to 2020-21, day-to-day departmental spending is set to grow at 4.1% in real terms, the fastest growth in 15 years. The plans see every government department having its budget for day-to-day spending increased at least in line with inflation. However, with the exception of the Department of Health and Social Care, many departments will remain substantially below the level of funding received in 2010. 

Read our full UKHotViewsExtra article Spending Review 2019: turning the page on austeritypublished today for details of the plan and our view on its implications for the different areas of the public sector.

Posted by Dale Peters at '09:22' - Tagged: publicsector   centralgovernment   localgovernment   education   socialcare   police   justice   healthcare  

Wednesday 04 September 2019

*NEW RESEARCH*: Application Services Market Trends and Forecasts 2019

The Application Services Market Trends & Forecasts 2019 report is hot off the virtual press and ready to download HERE.

Buoyed by strong demand for all things digital and further supported by a few megadeals in the operations andCover support arena, the UK Application Services (AS) market grew more strongly than expected, increasing by 3.5% in 2018.  This uptick in activity is not, however, a harbinger of better times ahead.

The UK AS market continues to be shaped by the interaction of a complex set of countervailing forces which will limit headline growth to the low single digits. These dynamics will be with us for some time to come as the market transitions from simple to complex digital transformation.

This is, however, a rapidly changing market. As the demand for digital driven services matures so it accounts for an ever-increasing proportion of AS expenditure. This presents a significant growth opportunity for those suppliers that can align themselves with it.

AS is an arena where the battle for talent continues to intensify, acquisition-driven diversification is accelerating and the core delivery model is being radically transformed. Collaboration, trust and intimacy have become the watchwords for every interaction. For both individuals and organisations, the abilities to adapt rapidly to this new reality will determine greatly their future prosperities.

The report contains our latest market size and forecast data along with an analysis of the trends shaping the largest horizontal segment of the UK IT services market. It also looks at the “how” of adapting to and succeeding in this dynamic, evolving environment.

Application Services Market Trends & Forecasts 2019 is available to TechMarketView subscribers who take the ESASViews research stream. If you don’t have a subscription and would like details please contact Deborah Seth.

Posted by Duncan Aitchison at '09:06' - Tagged: esas   applications   newresearch  

Monday 02 September 2019

Are you free next Thursday?

Will you be joining us - and some 200 leaders from the world of UK tech - next Thursday,12 September, in London for 'An Evening with TechMarketView'? There are only a handful of tickets left but if you would like to come we'll do our best to squeeze you in - click here to book your place online or call Tina Compton at tx2 Events on 020 3137 2541.

TMVE drinksThe seventh annual ‘Evening with TechMarketView’ commences with a drinks reception, sponsored by InterSystems, from 6.30pm and finishes with a three-course silver service dinner, sponsored by Datto. In between those two fantastic networking opportunities, our guests take their seats in the auditorium for a series of short presentations from TechMarketView’s senior team on the trends and suppliers shaping and disrupting the UK tech market. Including - by popular demand - a new and improved version of our Managing Partner Anthony Miller's infamous tech market 'Countdown'.

Mastercard logoGuests will also be privy to a ‘fireside chat’ with Mastercard’s EVP for Global Cities, Miguel Gamiño. Prior to joining Mastercard, Miguel served as the CTO of New York City, pioneering a new civic engagement and innovation platform for NYC and he has stood as a voice of leadership in tech policy, including smart city and IoT programmes. 

Prince's Trust logo

We are also delighted to be joined for the evening by representatives from The Prince’s Trust, including the charity’s Deputy CEO Tara Leathers, who will be sharing insight on the fantastic work that they do with young people with support from companies across the UK tech sector. 

We're down to the last few places but it's not too late to join us for an enjoyable evening of analyst insight and quality networking – book your place now

If you are a TechMarketView subscription client, subscribe to UKHotViewsPremium or if you're one of our Little British BattlersGreat British Scaleups or Innovation Partner Programme companies, you will be eligible for the discounted TechMarketView ticket price. See the full details and booking form here.

Event details

Date: Thursday 12th September 2019

Venue: Royal Institute of British Architects, London

Format: A networking drinks reception commences from 6:30pm, supported by InterSystems. This will be followed by 90 minutes of speaker sessions and a first-class silver service dinner supported by Datto.

For more information contact tx2events at 020 3137 2541 or

CLICK HERE to book now!

An Evening with TechMarketView is proudly supported by:

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AqillaKimble

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:50'