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Friday 20 December 2019

*UKHotViewsExtra* AWS re:Invent reflections: ECS accelerates with Amazon Connect

ecsAt AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, Andy Jassy (CEO of Amazon Web Services) urged organisations to “stop procrastinating” and to transform themselves with cloud before they get left behind (see AWS reInvent 2019: Delivering value faster).

The challenge facing many, however, is that they are caught up in Digital Chaos (see Launching TechMarketView 2020 Research Theme: Digital Chaos). The early phase of the race to digitally transform was in many cases characterised by fast-paced anarchy, the upshot of which has been a proliferation of digital point solutions with limited integration. So while many organisations have taken initial steps into the public cloud, they are still falling short of the sort of fundamental digital transformation Jassy refers to.

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Partners are key to taming Digital Chaos
Amazon Web Services’ revenue growth might have eased slightly, but the opportunity for its wide array of partners remains massive. And it is precisely the challenge of ‘taming Digital Chaos’ where the most significant opportunities are at the moment. Notably, partners that have a particular specialisation, their own IP, or deep vertical specialisation, can look forward to a very bright 2020 - likely to be characterised by double-digit growth. MORE......

This research note is available to HotViews Premium and research subscribers only. Please contact Deb Seth for more information.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:30' - Tagged: cloud   machinelearning   data   callcentre  

Thursday 19 December 2019

*UKHotViewsExtra* Hancock doubles down on tech in the NHS

Hancock policy exchangeMatt Hancock reaffirmed his priorities for England’s health and care system yesterday as he returned as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in his words, ‘energised, excited and absolutely determined’ to meet the commitments the new Conservative government has made. 

In a speech at the Policy Exchange the Secretary of State set out his vision afresh: a ‘bold, confident and ambitious’ long-term plan for health and social care. To the existing priorities for the health and care system – PreventionPeople and Technology – Hancock added a fourth, Infrastructure, ‘because buildings matter too’. This capital investment is, as previously announced, underpinned by a financial commitment to the NHS Long Term Plan of an extra £33.9 billion every year within the next five years. 

Given the high priority placed on the NHS by the electorate; the funding the government has promised; and the importance of technology in delivering the policy outcomes, it should come as no surprise that we expect health to be the fastest growing area of the UK public sector tech market over the next few years (see the UK Public Sector SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019-2022 report if you subscribe to PublicSectorViews). But what can we learn about the government’s policies and priorities from Matt Hancock’s first speech since regaining the post of Secretary of State for Health and Social Care?

For software and IT services (SITS) suppliers, there was reassuring news that technology remains absolutely central to the government’s plans for health and care. The next five years will, according to Hancock, see continuous upgrades: “We’re going to double down on the tech agenda and bring the NHS into the 21stcentury.” More…..


All TechMarketView subscription clients, including our individual UKHotViews Premium subscribers, can access Tola’s full report in today’s UKHotViewsExtra article: Hancock doubles down on tech in the NHS.

Sign up to UKHotViews Premium here or contact Deb Seth (dseth@techmarketview.com) for corporate subscription details.

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '09:07' - Tagged: socialcare   policy   healthcare  

Wednesday 18 December 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Public Sector Predictions 2020

In 2020, we will be examining the disorder associated with the rush toward the digital transformation of public services and how suppliers can position themselves to help public sector organisations tame the Digital Chaos (see Launching TechMarketView 2020 Research Theme: Digital Chaos). TechMarketView’s Public Sector Predictions 2020 considers some of the key trends, many of which are interlinked, we will experience over the next 12 months and beyond.

Cover ImageDigitisation in the public sector has taken place, but it’s often a thin veneer on top of a deep legacy substratum. We expect further progress in 2020 as we enter a period of renewed investment in public services, but without sufficient planning there is a risk that digitisation efforts will aggravate the problem of Digital Chaos, not alleviate it. The rapid expansion in digital services, applications and data will also create new ethical concerns e.g. bias and privacy, and generate new vulnerabilities.

Taming the Digital Chaos in the public sector will be no easy task, but, if public sector SITS suppliers have the requisite skills and capabilities in place, there will be opportunities across the following themes:  

  • Market uncertainties start to recede
  • Service design requirements intensify
  • Cloud will both aggravate and alleviate Digital Chaos
  • Demand for prediction and prevention solutions grows
  • The ethics of AI faces further scrutiny
  • Cyber security rises to the top of the agenda

PublicSectorViews’ clients can download our full predictions here: Public Sector Predictions 2020.

Please contact Deb Seth for further information about TechMarketView’s subscription services.

Posted by Dale Peters at '09:02' - Tagged: cloud   predictions   research   government   digital   transformation   ethics  

Tuesday 17 December 2019

**NEW RESEARCH** Microsoft and Google Cloud: Operationalising AI/ML

imageWhat will it take to move AI/ML to the next level of adoption? Explainable AI and MLOps are where Google Cloud and Microsoft are putting their bets at the moment.

AI/ML adoption rates are rising but with so many organisations still struggling to scale out across processes, workflows and enterprise operations, many endeavors get caught at the discreet and departmental implementation levels. 

The challenge suppliers face is supporting organisations in their move to the next level: the shift to advanced, enterprise scale AI/ML implementations where the technology is widely used across the business. Key to this shift is support for the different types of user communities (from data scientists and data engineers to LoB and domain experts), accessible tools for development and deployment, and self-service enablement. 

In short, operationalising AI/ML is the crux of enabling next level adoption and the subject of the recently published Microsoft and Google Cloud: Operationalising AI/ML report. 

The report examines the AI/ML approaches adopted by Microsoft and Google Cloud (both of whom are formidable forces in this area), how they stack up against each other and what they are doing to help customers bring the technology into widespread operational deployment – e.g. AI/ML automation, MLOps and explainable AI/ML. We anticipate carrying out a similar analysis on Amazon Web Services (AWS) following its December 2019 re:Invent conference.

TechMarketView subscribers can download the report here. If you don’t have access to our services, Deb Seth will be happy to provide the information you need.

Posted by Angela Eager at '08:19' - Tagged: software   AI   machinelearning   data   digitalchaos  

Tuesday 17 December 2019

**NEW RESEARCH** Financial Services Predictions 2020

As we look forward to 2020, it’s clear that the impact on the financial services sector of disruptive innovation is set to intensify across all segments. Technology led transformation will increasingly accelerate the adoption of new business models and further challenge traditional approaches.

2020TechMarketView's Financial Services Predictions 2020 considers some of the changes that the industry is likely to experience over the next twelve months and beyond, in the face of widespread, technology driven transformation.

With our research theme of "Digital Chaos" in mind, it's clear that the financial services sector has already learned some important lessons from being at the forefront of change. While it would be wrong to suggest that all is now perfectly coordinated within the industry, there is at least a widespread recognition of the challenge that lies ahead.

TechMarketView clients can download Financial Services Predictions 2020 now.  If you are not currently a subscriber, but are interested in this or any other of our content, please contact Deb Seth

Posted by Jon C Davies at '07:50' - Tagged: predictions   insurance   banking  

Monday 16 December 2019

**NEW RESEARCH** 2020 Vision – Forecasting the Future

Richard Holway, Chairman of TechMarketView, has been producing predictions entitled 2020 Vision for much of the last two decades. Most notably in 2003, 2006 and 2009. Now that year is almost upon us.

In 2020 Vision - Forecasting the Future, Holway revisits the technology predictions he has made over the years and assesses how right – or wrong – he was. He looks in particular at the UK Software and IT Services sector.

And what of the forthcoming decade? This research note also sees Holway look out to 2030, where he believes that fears over the environment will create major opportunities - particularly affecting all aspects of travel.

2020 Vision - Forecasting the Future is part of TechMarketView’s series of Predictions for next year and is accesible by all TechMarketView subscribers including our growing band of UKHotViews Premium clients. Read our Top Ten Predictions for 2020 here, and look out for our Public Sector and Financial Services Sector Predictions later this week.

If you're not yet a client and you'd  like details of our 2020 subscription packages please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:22' - Tagged: cloud   robotics   AI   machinelearning   data  

Monday 16 December 2019

*UKHotViewsExtra* Capita’s transformation programme in practice – A new consulting business

CapitaCapita is now more than 18 months into its transformation programme and this article is the second in a two-part series exploring what that actually looks like in practice ‘on-the-ground’, using two very different parts of Capita to illustrate how things are changing. 

This case study looks at the development of Capita’s new Consulting business and what this might mean for the wider business. 

Patrick GormleyWe spent some time recently with Patrick Gormley – Leader, Industry Consulting and Offering Development, to talk through Capita’s consulting offer and how the business is being developed to offer the market something different.

You’ve been running and developing Capita’s new consulting business since the beginning of the year. How have you found the role?

It’s been truly interesting with some surprises along the way, thankfully mostly pleasant. I have been amazed at the traction we have got in the market for hiring. The first nine months here has been mainly about building the team, most of which has been built from scratch. We now have almost all the senior team in place, which is way ahead of where we thought we would be and crucially we have not had to compromise on the quality of the talent that we are hiring, which is coming in from ‘top tier’ organisations. 

This has all been really encouraging with a lot of interest from the market and of course talent attracts talent - which has given us a pipeline of individuals who really buy into what we are doing and the wider Capita story. This has allowed us to get ahead of where we planned to be at this stage. 

We hope to be 300 strong by the end of the year, which also includes some capability from previously acquired companies that have now been rolled into the consulting business. This includes the digital design agency OrangeBus, which was acquired a few years ago and is now a key part of our experience practice. This has been supplemented by the appointment of Fabian Wong who has joined from Deloitte Digital as our new Head of Experience & Design. This give us a strong group of senior digital strategists from which to build. We have also integrated another acquisition Barrachd – a highly regarded analytics business into our Data Science practice led by Doug Brown who is the Chief Data Scientist here. 

The strong growth on the resource and capability side will continue as the plan is to double in size over the over the next twelve months or so.

TechMarketView subscribers including UKHotViewsPremium clients can read more via UKHotViewsExtra (see: Capita’s transformation programme in practice – Capita’s new consulting business)

HV PremiumIf you do not already have access to our subscription content and you would like to learn more, please contact Deb Seth for details.

Posted by Marc Hardwick at '08:10' - Tagged: consulting   transformation   Capita  

Friday 13 December 2019

**NEW RESEARCH** Cloud and Infrastructure Services Market Trends and Forecasts

We recently published our Cloud and Infrastructure Services Market Trends and Forecasts research for TechMarketView clients.

Accounting for almost 40% of the total UK IT Services, the Infrastructure mtServices market is set to see improvements over our forecast period. In spite of the steep declines in Heritage segment areas (e.g. some traditional data centre services), the market overall will see growth rates tick upwards. That is because consistent growth in New – and increasingly large – market areas (namely public and private cloud services, cloud brokerage, and multi-cloud/hybrid IT management) will begin to outstrip Heritage declines.

But this market is as complex as it is large. Digital Chaos is causing difficulties for buyers who know they must make a much more substantial financial commitment to the Infrastructure Services that will form the bedrock foundations for digitising the core of their organisation. Cloud platforms, supported by a very clear digital strategy, can become the “islands of stability” in this Digital Chaos; a way to deliver core Infrastructure Services in a transformative way, but also as a ‘gateway technology’ to new services based on Blockchain, AI and quantum computing, for example.

However, for an IT service brand to be truly synonymous with digital transformation, it must be able to make an unequivocal commitment to delivering business outcomes. Understanding and addressing core business problems is the critical entry point for suppliers who want to cultivate larger and much more extensive digital-based deals.

This report highlights the key trends in the Infrastructure Services market and makes suggestions for how suppliers can approach these in a successful way. It is essential reading for any supplier looking to understand their place – and evolve their position – in a market that is undoubtedly full of opportunity and challenge in equal measure.

TechMarketView clients can read the research here: Cloud and Infrastructure Services Market Trends and Forecasts 2019-2022.

For more information, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '10:01' - Tagged: cloud   automation   machinelearning   hybridIT   multicloud  

Wednesday 11 December 2019

More Sopra Steria ‘Chemistry’ candidates strut their stuff

logologoWe were delighted to meet the final cohort of UK tech companies shortlisted by Sopra Steria for their Chemistry accelerator programme in partnership with the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme.

picFounders and CEOs from five exciting companies presented their public sector-focused propositions to a panel of Sopra Steria management along with TMV Chief Analyst, Georgina O’Toole (L) and TMV Managing Director, Tola Sargeant (R) (pictured flanking Sopra Steria UK Public Sector Growth Director, Tom McCann and Government Sales Head, Ray Baker).

The companies were:

  • Canalix
  • iProov
  • Paytek
  • Qualification Check
  • Wallet Services

Many congratulations to all of them.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '18:14' - Tagged: tipp  

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Final cohort shortlisted for Sopra Steria ‘Chemistry’ accelerator programme

logologoWe are delighted to announce the names of the final cohort of UK tech companies shortlisted by Sopra Steria, for their Chemistry accelerator programme in partnership with the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme.

They are:

  • Canalix
  • iProov
  • Paytek
  • Qualification Check
  • Wallet Services

The founders will be pitching today to a team from Sopra Steria and TechMarketView to discuss their business plans and aspirations in order to assess their suitability as potential partners for Sopra Steria.

Many congratulations to all of them.

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

Tuesday 10 December 2019

**NEW** Taming Digital Chaos: Top Ten Predictions for 2020

In 2020, TechMarketView’s research theme will examine how organisations can attempt to tame the Digital Chaos many of them now face (see Launching TechMarketView 2020 Research Theme: Digital Chaos).

The race to digitally transform has often been characterised by fast-paced anarchy. The upshot has been a proliferation of digital point solutions with limited integration – with most organisations falling way short of being able to fulfill the real potential offered by genuine complex digital transformation.

So what does “good” look like? TechMarketView is of the opinion that the ultimate digital entity must be able to operate in real-time, and must be connected, event/outcome-driven, interactive, insightful and trusted. But getting to this point requires a fundamental re-evaluation of organisational objectives, existing tech investments, and partner ecosystems.

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As we start 2020, TechMarketView believes more organisations will start to take the first major step towards taming Digital Chaos. However, 2020 will still be a year characterised by challenge as leaders seek to unlock the power of data (while increasing its protection), tackle ever-more complex security issues, and create a far more superior digital experience for a range of stakeholders.

This year, TechMarketView has taken a different approach to our Predictions, focusing in on the ten key points where we expect to see challenges and opportunities in equal measure. Our Top Ten Predictions for 2020 span our research coverage areas, but in particular play to the themes that we believe define the ultimate digital entity:

  1. Outcome measures and “gain share” come of age

  2. Heritage revisionism gathers momentum

  3. Organisations will work harder to win trust and data protection compliance

  4. Strategic investments will drive omnipresent digital experiences

  5. AI/ML starts to explain itself

  6. Self-serve frameworks start to provide a necessary antidote to complexity

  7. IoT, edge and mobile create their own security chaos

  8. Continuous co-creativity becomes the hallmark of an effective ecosystem

  9. Automation gets “back to basics”

  10. Data Fabric will surface as the information architecture of our time


TechMarketView clients can download our Top Ten Predictions in full, here: TechMarketView Top Ten Predictions 2020.

Please contact Deb Seth for more information on becoming a TechMarketView client.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '10:00' - Tagged: cloud   automation   AI   data  

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Sopra Steria ‘Chemistry’ candidates strut their stuff

logologoWe were delighted to meet the first cohort of UK tech companies shortlisted by Sopra Steria, for their Chemistry accelerator programme in partnership with the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme.

picFounders and CEOs from six exciting companies presented their cybersecurity propositions to a panel of Sopra Steria management along with TechMarketView Managing Partner, Anthony Miller and Principal Analyst, Martin Courtney (pictured flanking Sopra Steria UK Head of Cyber, Drew Gibson) with a view to a potential partnership.

The six companies are:

  • Censornet
  • oneclick Platform
  • Orpheus Cyber
  • Quorum Cyber Security
  • SECOTI
  • Uleska

Many congratulations to all of them.

We will be announcing the names of the final cohort tomorrow.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:41' - Tagged: tipp  

Monday 09 December 2019

Launching TechMarketView 2020 Research Theme: Digital Chaos

Digital Chaos theme 2020 logoDigital Chaos’ is TechMarketView’s research theme for 2020. To be clear, we are not advocating digital chaos. It is a term we are using to characterise the current state of affairs in a large number of public and private sector organisations. The message for ICT suppliers is this: in the year ahead, and beyond, you need to make sure you are positioned to help your clients and prospects tame the chaos.

In the race to digitally transform, anarchy has often been encouraged, resulting in unruly digital development far-and-wide across organisations. With this behaviour lasting many years, we have witnessed a proliferation of digital point solutions, benefiting from limited integration. And a frustration that this digital approach has failed to achieve the full potential offered by deep complex digital transformation. 

Now, organisations are faced with the prospect of dealing with the emergent complexity.  It’s ironic that in the early phase of digital development that we refer to as ‘simple digital’, the result has been an often-disorganised ICT estate that requires a degree of order to be restored. The struggle to know where to start in moving beyond the early stages of digital is evidenced by a loss of momentum and a slow-growing UK software and IT services market.

Across the UK’s industry sectors, there are varying degrees of Digital Chaos evident. Indeed, there are huge variations across organisations within those subsectors. But across all sectors, we will witness organisations investing time and money trying to create some stability within the chaos – a necessity before they can contemplate a move to ‘complex digital’.

End user organisations will spend the next year attempting to get a grip on some of the more challenging aspects required for truly revolutionary digital progress, such as deep transformation of business processes, the elimination organisational silos, and cross-boundary data sharing.  With one eye on a digital nirvana that would bring the biggest value to organisations, the aim will be to avoid simply adding another level of complexity.

For suppliers, one of the clearest symptoms of this market shift has been the increasing requirement for expert advice as organisations grapple with their next move. Demand for front-end based consultancy services is fast-growing as organisations accept the scale of their change management challenges; we see this trend continuing into 2020.

The most successful suppliers will see Digital Chaos as an opportunity and will ensure they have the skills and capabilities in place to support clients (and prospects) looking to turn chaos into order.

We foresee the larger SITS companies grasping the nettle and promoting their deep knowledge of legacy or ‘heritage’ systems, years of experience of complex integration, and ability to support complex business transformation. But they will also seek to differentiate from their peers by adding expertise in target verticals (to demonstrate narrow and deep understanding), in operational technology and engineering (to demonstrate an ability to support transformation beyond traditional system silos), and in accelerative IP (to demonstrate speed and agility). Small and medium-sized companies, that may have previously focused on isolated digital development projects, with clear boundaries, will seek to take their offerings to the next level by investing in more advanced development capability; partnerships will also take on a new importance.

Only those that enable their clients to trust them and give their clients confidence in their ability to support major strategic programmes with minimal business disruption will take market share.

Over the next couple of weeks, TechMarketView analysts will be sharing their thoughts on their Predictions for the coming year. Tomorrow we launch our Top Ten Predictions for 2020 in UKHotViews; what will be the most significant trends to impact both the market and suppliers? Next week, our experts in Public Sector and Financial Services will present their Predictions for how Digital Chaos will impact these sectors - we will of course know the result of the General Election by then. TechMarketView subscribers will be able to download the Predictions in full once live (please contact Deb Seth to find out more).

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '09:00' - Tagged: predictions   digitalchaos  

Monday 09 December 2019

First cohort shortlisted for Sopra Steria ‘Chemistry’ accelerator programme

logologoWe are delighted to announce the names of the first cohort of UK tech companies shortlisted by Sopra Steria, for their Chemistry accelerator programme in partnership with the TechMarketView Innovation Partner Programme.

They are:

  • Censornet
  • oneclick Platform
  • Orpheus Cyber
  • Quorum Cyber Security
  • SECOTI
  • Uleska

The founders will be pitching today to a team from Sopra Steria and TechMarketView to discuss their business plans and aspirations in order to assess their suitability as potential partners for Sopra Steria.

Many congratulations to all of them.

We will be announcing the names of the second cohort on Wednesday.

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

Friday 06 December 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Bigger VC funding deals for UK and Irish Tech

chartA number of very large deals, combined with a slightly lower volume of transactions, have lifted the average size of UK and Irish tech VC funding deals to just over £10m for the first time, according to the latest data from corporate finance firm, Ascendant. A total of £2.54b was invested in 254 companies in the sector by 331 investors during Q3 2019 with 72% of the deals involving more than one investor.

The latest edition of IndustryViews Venture Capital has more detail, along with nearly 40 pages of UK tech venture funding deals.

TechMarketView Foundation Service and UKHotViews Premium subscription clients can click on this link to download the report.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:53' - Tagged: funding   startup  

Thursday 05 December 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Cyber Security Market Trends and Forecasts to 2022

Out now is our Cyber Security Market Trends and Forecasts to 2022 report, containing revenue estimates and trend analysis for companies delivering security hardware, software and services to the UK enterprise market over the next four years.

Fundamental changes in the way that organisations prefer to source and pay for ongoing cyber security protection have forced suppliers to adopt a more flexible approach, and subsequent innovation in product and service portfolios is rebalancing the market in favour of cloud hosted and managed service solutions.*NEW RESEARCH* Cyber Security Market Trends and Forecasts to 2022

Spending on cyber security software and services accounted for just over 3% of the total UK enterprise software and IT services (SITS) market in 2018. Yet with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.5% forecast between now and 2022 it is one of the fastest growing segments of the entire industry.

Intense competition for customers between technology infrastructure and IT services giants, dedicated cyber security specialists, consultancies, start-ups and systems integrators is helping fuel that momentum, but most suppliers know they cannot protect mission critical data and systems alone. Establishing trusted relationships with end user organisations, each other, cloud service providers, law enforcement agencies and government departments to share and implement threat intelligence and bolster the thin ranks of security professionals is essential if they are to minimise UK organisations’ exposure to damaging cyber attacks and data loss.

This anchor report – one of three key components within our SecureConnectViews research stream – includes revenue forecast and segmentation data for the UK enterprise cyber security market to 2022 combined with detailed analysis of the trends that impacted suppliers and end users over the last 12 months and their implications for the future.

SecureConnectViews clients can read the research here: Cyber Security Market Trends and Forecasts to 2022. If you are not yet a SecureConnectViews subscriber but would like to learn more about getting access, please contact Deb Seth to find out more.

Posted by Martin Courtney at '09:38' - Tagged: markettrends   forecasts   revenue   cybersecurity  

Wednesday 04 December 2019

**UKHotViewsExtra**AWS ReInvent 2019: Delivering value faster

awsAWS ReInvent 2019 has been a fast-paced dive into Amazon Web Services’ most recent – and forthcoming – product releases. Today, CEO, Andy Jassy, used his impressive three-hour keynote to walk the audience through a whole raft of new releases – and he brought various high profile brands on stage to demonstrate just how AWS is helping its customers. Cerner’s CEO, for example, spoke about how it has reduced hospital re-admission rates for the largest care-giver in the US to the lowest level in a decade through preventative actions using Machine Learning (ML) services from AWS. The CEO of Goldman Sachs explained how AWS underpins the firm’s Marcus product, and Verizon’s CEO talked about how it will use AWS Wavelength –the platform for edge computing – on its 5G network.

Jassy strongly believes that AWS technology can give organisations access to transformative technology, and the value it can bring, more quickly and without the need for highly specialised (and scarce/expensive) developers/data experts. For example, he talked through a raft of SageMaker (its toolkit for ML modeling) announcements that bring further depth to the offering. Jassy argues that the only way to bring ML into an organisation in a meaningful way is to make it much more accessible to a much greater number of developers. More....

Posted by HotViews Editor at '05:23' - Tagged: cloud   machinelearning   EdgeComputing  

Tuesday 03 December 2019

A BIG THANK YOU from GOSH!

GOSH RBC Race for the Kids CertificateNow the final total is confirmed, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all the TechMarketView readers that supported TechMarketView’s RBC Race for the Kids for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH CC).

Thanks to your generosity the sum raised for the hospital was a staggering £6,575.21. As you’ll see from our letter of thanks from GOSH, this extraordinary hospital relies on support from donations. The money will help fund: wards and medical facilities designed around children to help with treatment; pioneering research to tackle complex childhood illnesses; advanced equipment for treating tough conditions; support services that make life in hospital as normal as possible.

GOSH RBC Race for the Kids letterOver the ten years that my son, Thomas, has been treated at the hospital we have benefited greatly. From the understanding that the whole family is affected; to the play specialists at hand to help through difficult procedures; to the wonderful staff that have made Sky Ward a home-from-home. We feel privileged to have experienced this wonderful place. Thanks to the TechMarketView team that ran the 5K around Hyde Park on a very wet Saturday, and all our supporters, more children will be given the same chance.

If you can spare a couple of minutes, a great way to show further support and make a child’s stay in GOSH at Christmas a little more bearable, is to send a Christmas Stocking message – the stockings are hung on the Wards. They really do help! Go ahead and Write a Christmas Message…..

THANK YOU!

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '09:21' - Tagged: charity  

Monday 02 December 2019

**NEW RESEARCH** Cloud and Infrastructure Services Market Trends and Forecasts

Live now for TechMarketView clients is our latest Cloud and Infrastructure Services Market Trends and Forecasts research.

Accounting for almost 40% of the total UK IT Services, the Infrastructure Services market is set to see improvements over our forecast period. In spite of the steep declines in Heritage segment areas (e.g. some traditional data centre services), the market overall will see growth rates tick upwards. That is because consistent picgrowth in New – and increasingly large – market areas (namely public and private cloud services, cloud brokerage, and multi-cloud/hybrid IT management) will begin to outstrip Heritage declines.

But this market is as complex as it is large. Digital Chaos is causing difficulties for buyers who know they must make a much more substantial financial commitment to the Infrastructure Services that will form the bedrock foundations for digitising the core of their organisation. Cloud platforms, supported by a very clear digital strategy, can become the “islands of stability” in this Digital Chaos; a way to deliver core Infrastructure Services in a transformative way, but also as a ‘gateway technology’ to new services based on Blockchain, AI and quantum computing, for example.

However, for an IT service brand to be truly synonymous with digital transformation, it must be able to make an unequivocal commitment to delivering business outcomes. Understanding and addressing core business problems is the critical entry point for suppliers who want to cultivate larger and much more extensive digital-based deals.

This report highlights the key trends in the Infrastructure Services market and makes suggestions for how suppliers can approach these in a successful way. It is essential reading for any supplier looking to understand their place – and evolve their position – in a market that is undoubtedly full of opportunity and challenge in equal measure.

TechMarketView clients can read the research here: Cloud and Infrastructure Services Market Trends and Forecasts 2019-2022.

For more information, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '22:04' - Tagged: cloud   automation   hybrid  

Sunday 01 December 2019

Share indices for November 19

As I have said countless times in my monthly review of the share indices (See Share Indices October 19 and work back) the UK - indeed the world - is not only in about its most unpredictable phase ever but there always seems to be more on the ‘Bad News’ pile than in the ‘Good’. So, it has been a constant surprise to me that the share indices we track just seem to go up and up regardless. November just continued that trend:

  • NASDAQ up ANOTHER 4.9% making a massive 31% gain YTD
  • FTSE SCS Index (that most closely tracks the UK-quoted software and IT Services stocks that we cover at TechMarketView)  is up ANOTHER 7.6% - making an equally massive 26.5% gain YTD
  • Even the FTSE100 put on 1.4% in November making a pretty impressive 9.2% gain YTD. You don’t get that in a Savings account - and remember that’s before dividend yield.

HVPFor the full, detailed Review of Share Price Performance in November 19, See HotViews Extra. Plus views for The future..

Also watch out for the End of December Review of Share Performance for 2019 as a whole including the Annual Review of the Holway Portfolio. Not to be missed!

Exclusively only available to TechMarketView’s paying subscribers including HotView Premium subscribers. For more details of how to become a subscriber see How to become a HotViews Premium Subscriber. Or Signup here.

Posted by Richard Holway at '15:55'

Sunday 01 December 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* OffshoreViews Q3 2019: Breaking linearity - broken!

chartAfter ten successive quarters where revenues at the top six Indian pure-plays grew faster than headcount, net linearity – the term we use representing the difference between revenue growth and headcount growth – has once again gone negative.

You can see more in this edition of OffshoreViews, along with our regular snapshots of the top-tier players and a round-up of the mid-tier scene.

Subscribers to the TechMarketView Foundation Service can download OffshoreViews Q3 2019 here.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '15:32' - Tagged: offshore