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Wednesday 31 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Infrastructure Services Supplier Ranking 2019

Our eagerly awaited annual report ranking the top suppliers of Infrastructure Services to the UK market is now available here: Infrastructure Services Supplier Ranking 2019.supplier

2018 has produced a fascinating set of results from the largest 20 players, illustrating just how broad the church of Infrastructure Services is. Suppliers have turned in very wide-ranging performances, from double-digit declines to massive double-digit growth. Indeed, this year, we have one very exciting new entrant as further evidence of just how much change is underway in the industry.

Meanwhile, Amazon Web Services continues to grow at pace, moving rapidly up the ranking of players in the UK market. The question is: just how close to the Top Spot is it getting?

The three largest players have maintained their top positions in spite of being hundreds of millions of pounds smaller than last year. Growth is hard to find and they face many challenges as they attempt to grow their share of revenue in the cloud markets.

The report contains analysis of the challenges suppliers face and provides advice on actions to be taken.

It is available only to subscribers of InfrastructureViews and is essential reading for those playing in the Cloud and Infrastructure Services market. 

If you don’t have a subscription and would like to access the research - or receive a presentation from author, Kate Hanaghan - please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '19:09' - Tagged: cloud   hybridIT   multi-cloud  

Wednesday 31 July 2019

Sensyne Health signs milestone agreement with Bayer

Sensyne logoBritish clinical AI tech company Sensyne Health has signed a collaboration agreement with Bayer - its first major drug development agreement since IPO.  The initial two-year agreement, worth £5m to Sensyne, will see the AIM-listed start-up work with Bayer to accelerate the clinical development of new treatments for cardiovascular disease using its clinical AI technology platform. The collaboration with Bayer is a significant milestone for Sensyne Health that will underpin its growth over the next couple of years and has potential for further expansion. 

Oxford-based Sensyne IPO’d last August (see Sensyne raises £60m through IPO) and is in scale-up mode - in its first six months as a public company it made an operating loss of £5.1m on revenues of £39k. It is not your usual scale-up, however, and is definitely ‘one to watch’ in UK healthcare.  More...

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '08:57' - Tagged: startup   health   AI   scaleup  

Wednesday 31 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Financial Services SITS Supplier Ranking 2019

There is significant change at the top as IT investment has shifted markedly from “run the business” towards “change the business”. Vendors that can best address this need are increasingly winning out.

FSV Supplier Ranking

The advent of cheap, on demand, processing and storage capacity has revolutionised technology provision within financial services. This has provided the impetus for digital transformation and pulled the rug from under some of the previously dominant suppliers.

Financial Services SITS Supplier Ranking 2019 contains details of TechMarketView's latest annual examination the Top 20 suppliers (by revenue) within the UK Financial Services market. The report is part of a series that assesses market and supplier performance and includes the Financial Services Market Trends & Forecasts and Supplier Prospects reports, due for publication later in 2019.

Subscribers to TechMarketView's FinancialServicesViews can download this new report now. If you are a SITS vendor or an end user organisation operating within the UK Financial Services sector, this report provides essential insights into the supplier landscape. If you do not currently have access and would like to learn more about this title or our services, please email Deb Seth.

Posted by Jon C Davies at '07:00'

Tuesday 30 July 2019

*UKHotViews Extra* Clear Review: Simple but not simplistic

logoWhen I first wrote about London-headquartered employee performance management platform startup Clear Review back in May 2018 (see Mercia appraises Clear Review with £0.5m funding), I wondered whether its potential clients would be cautious about adding a ‘point solution’ to the mix if they were already running a ‘full fat’ HR package.

After recently meeting founding CEO, Stuart Hearn, I think he’s onto something!

TechMarketView Subscription Research clients and UKHotViews Premium subscribers can read why in UKHotViews Extra

Posted by Anthony Miller at '09:07' - Tagged: funding   startup  

Tuesday 30 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Enterprise Software Supplier Ranking 2019

imageOur eagerly awaited annual report ranking the top suppliers of Enterprise Software to the UK market is now available: Enterprise Software Supplier Ranking 2019

As suppliers work on their digital fitness, the latest ranking data reveals the impact on their performance and teases out some of the factors driving - and inhibiting - growth. With changes in year-on-year revenue ranging from -3% to +29% across the Top 20, there is wide variance in performance. Microsoft is not in imminent danger of being toppled from its position at the top of the ranking but cannot be complacent despite rampant adoption of its various cloud services. Indeed, none of the suppliers can take growth for granted. However, the suppliers in the lower half of the table outperform those in the top half and it is not just because it is easier to drive higher growth from a lower base. 

As more and more IT and business functions become automated and are either defined or driven by software and data, revenue is shifting into the enterprise software sector, supporting growth. However, there are plenty of counteracting forces keeping overall performance in check, not least the impact of SaaS as its approaches critical mass. 

Subscribers to TechMarketView ESASViews can download this ‘must read’ report now. If you don’t have a subscription and would like to know more about how to access our services, please email Deb Seth.

Posted by Angela Eager at '07:01' - Tagged: cloud   software   machinelearning   ranking  

Tuesday 30 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Application Services Supplier Ranking 2019

Our Application Services Supplier Ranking 2019 report is now available to download. This comprehensive analysis contains a view on the performance of each of the Top 20 UK suppliers in this arena, includes the ranking table showing estimated revenue and growth, provides insight into the dynamics shaping this market and highlights the up and coming players.Cover

 The UK Application Services (AS) market grew more strongly than expected in 2018. Aggregate growth across the Top 20 UK AS suppliers also bounced back in 2018 increasing by more than twice the rate of the prior year. Once again, however, the spoils were far from evenly distributed with changes in year-on-year revenue ranging from -5.4% to +31%.

 While sales of all things digital related continued to gather momentum, their impact on the AS market was as we had anticipated. The above forecast market growth in 2018 was a result of two factors that are unlikely to repeat this year; a rare handful of megadeals in the applications operations and support arena and a negligible Brexit effect.

 At its heart, the AS market continues to be shaped by the interaction of a complex set of countervailing forces. User demand is still being stoked by needs to invest in digital transformation, compliance and security. It is, however, simultaneously suppressed by skills shortages, relentless operational cost pressures and the perceived risks of and readiness for large scale change programmes. Beyond these, the wider macro-economic and political uncertainties pose a fickle, but ongoing threat to technology investment decisions. These dynamics will be with us for some time to come as the market transitions from simple to complex digital transformation.

 Subscribers to TechMarketView ESASViews can read the full analysis of who's gaining ground in this market, who's falling back, and why. If you don’t have a subscription and would like to know more about how to access our services, please email Deb Seth.

Posted by Duncan Aitchison at '06:51' - Tagged: applications   suppliers   ranking  

Friday 26 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Business Process Services Supplier Ranking 2019

BPS supplier ranking 2019For the most comprehensive understanding of the UK’s Business Process Services (BPS) supplier landscape, read UK BPS Supplier Ranking 2019.

This report contains the Top 20 UK supplier ranking (by revenue) for the UK BPS market.

The UK BPS market continued to go through a period of significant disruption and change in 2018, reflected in the variety of performance and movement within the Top 20 suppliers to the market by revenue.

Brexit uncertainty continues to dampen market confidence, no more so than in the public sector, already suffering from a Carillion based lack of trust. Whilst the private sector remains more active, investment decisions are still often delayed and confidence in some areas remains low. 

Given the lack of certainty and market confidence, renewals and extensions have become increasingly common. As a consequence, client engagement and relationship management have never been more important.

Digital transformation continues to drive the market forward. End users have increasingly undertaken simple digital change - ad hoc, point and predominantly front-end solutions - resulting in digital chaos and a BPS environment that needs to be put in order. These complex and varied arrangements are driving demand for change management and consulting-based services. 

The flipside is that difficulty in dealing with a complex environment drives caution and risk aversion, which can of course manifest in delays and cancellations. Either way, BPS providers are having to get to grips with disrupting themselves, both culture and behaviour before they can truly deliver for their clients.

Subscribers to TechMarketView's BusinessProcessViewsresearch services can read the full analysis of who's hot and who's not, and why, in our new report UK BPS Supplier Ranking 2019.

If you are not yet a BusinessProcessViewssubscriber, please contact Deb Sethto find out how you can access the research.

Posted by Marc Hardwick at '12:59' - Tagged: bpo   bps   suppliers   newresearch   ranking  

Friday 26 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Another strong quarter for UK SITS M&A

chartIn almost a repeat of Q2 2018, merger and acquisition activity in the UK software and IT services (SITS) sector was at a record level in Q2 2019. There were 113 UK buyers and 134 UK sellers including 73 domestic deals in Q2.

Subscribers to the TechMarketView Foundation Service and UKHotViews Premium can see the detail and the numbers in the latest issue of IndustryViews Corporate Activity by clicking this link.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:57'

Friday 26 July 2019

*HotViewsExtra* Emerging tech in Africa and the tree of life

BaobabI met up recently with Toby Hanington, the co-founder of UK based startup, The Baobab Network. In 2016 Toby gave up a fledgling career in the city, as a sales trader with UBS, to set up The Baobab Network with close friend and fellow Bath University alumnus, Tom Fairburn.

The Baobab Network acts as an accelerator for the vibrant ecosystem of emerging African technology startups. Crucially, like Hanington and Fairburn themselves, the Baobab Network has a strong ethical ethos at its core and is driven by the goal of making a positive social impact. The company’s name, brand and identity were inspired by the iconic “tree of life” a symbol of growth, health and prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Global consulting giant, Accenture, was the Baobab Network’s first major commercial client, after an unsolicited approach to the company’s Head of Digital. Other major clients soon followed, including the likes of XL Caitlin and L’Oréal. To date the Baobab Network has established equity partnerships with an impressive array of African startups, 40% of which are FinTechs. TechMarketView clients, including UKHotViews Premium subscribers, can learn more via HotViewsExtra (see: Emerging Tech in Africa and the tree of life).

Posted by Jon C Davies at '07:00' - Tagged: startup  

Thursday 25 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* RM plc: History, Performance and Prospects in Education Technology

Report Cover ImageOver the first half of 2019, TechMarketView met senior management at RM plc to discuss progress made in its RM Education and RM Results divisions and how the education specialist expects opportunities to develop over the next few years.

Research Machines (as RM was originally known) was established in 1973 to provide electronics for university research departments. It soon moved into the supply of electronic components and kits, and from there into selling pre-built computers, before establishing a niche in the UK school market. It expanded rapidly in the 2000s as it benefited from the Government’s school investment programme, Building Schools for the Future (BSF). Successive management teams have fought to halt the decline in revenue that followed the cancellation of BSF in 2010 and increasing commoditisation of technology in the sector. Progress is being made and in 2018 the business achieved its first organic growth since 2010.

The RM Group is divided into three divisions: RM Education, RM Resources and RM Results, all of which specialise in the education sector, but RM Education and RM Results can both be considered software and IT services businesses and it’s on these two parts of the Group that this report focuses.

TechMarketView subscribers can read about the history of the business, its recent performance, the impact its 2017 acquisition of education supplies business Consortium has had on its education technology divisions, and look at its prospects for the future. If you are not yet a subscriber and would like to find out more, please get in touch with Deb Seth.

Posted by Dale Peters at '14:43' - Tagged: education   research   schools   assessment   edtech  

Wednesday 24 July 2019

*UKHotViewsExtra* Public Sector Digital Transformation: Biggest barriers to progress ignored

Science & Tech Committee Digital Governement Report CoverOver the last few weeks we have seen the publication of several reports highlighting a slowdown in the UK Government’s digital transformation progress. Most notable was the publication of the findings of the Science & Technology Committee’s latest Digital Government Inquiry.

In this latest UKHotViewsExtra - Public Sector Digital Transformation: biggest barriers to progress ignored - TechMarketView’s Chief Analyst Georgina O’Toole argues that the public sector is not immune to Digital Chaos (a theme introduced in our UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts report 2019-2022; in fact, the approach to digital government over the last decade has driven behaviours that are now preventing Government realising the greatest value from investment in emerging technologies.

Moving on from ‘simple digital’ (predominantly focused on front-end point solutions) to ‘complex digital’ (involving deep transformation of business processes across organisational boundaries) is crucial if we are to tackle some of the most pressing public sector challenges. However, we are at risk of burying our heads in the sand when it comes to the biggest political and cultural barriers to progress.

Subscribers to TechMarketView can read Public Sector Digital Transformation: biggest barriers to progress ignored now. If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth to find out more about how to access this and a raft of other insightful analysis and research.

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '12:07' - Tagged: publicsector   centralgovernment   health   government   digital   data  

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Join the TMV team for dinner on 12 Sept!

We’re looking forward to welcoming over 200 UK tech CXOs to our seventh annual 'An Evening with TechMarketView' at RIBA, London on 12 September. If you haven't yet booked your ticket there is still time to reserve a place at the popular event, which has been described by attendees in prior years as ‘the best networking event in the industry’.

TMVEJoin us from 6.30pm for a welcome drinks reception, supported by InterSystems, then take your seat in the auditorium as TechMarketView’s expert analysts take to the stage to share insight and analysis on the trends and suppliers shaping the UK tech market under the banner of TMV’s 2019 research theme – ‘The Year of the Relationship: Extend. Evolve. Optimise’. You can also look forward to a fireside chat with our guest speaker, 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.  The evening is rounded off with a superb three-course silver service dinner, providing further networking opportunities, supported by Datto.

Tickets are selling quickly so don’t risk missing your chance to join us for an enjoyable evening of analyst insight and quality networking – book your place now! There are also a limited number of tables of 10 available so why not gather a group of colleagues or clients and bring them along for the evening too?

Don’t forget that 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:

InterSystemsDatto logo

AqillaKimble

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:45'

Friday 19 July 2019

*UKHotViewsExtra* Did HPE make a success of the RedPixie acquisition?

hpeA little over a year ago, HPE announced its acquisition of London-based RedPixie with the intention of deepening its capabilities in cloud consulting, app development and services for migrating workloads to the public cloud. Competition to buy the small Shoreditch-based company was intense as RedPixie had made a name for itself as a Microsoft Azure specialist. red

The acquisition was part of HPE’s broader strategy to build out capabilities in hybrid IT, and followed the purchases of Cloud Cruiser (technology to track, measure, and control cloud usage) and Cloud Technology Partners (services to move clients to/operate in the cloud - including its own IP) in 2017.

Acquisitions such as RedPixie can, however, be very risky – something HPE was well aware of. Often the greatest challenge with small transactions by large players is that they fizzle to nothing, usually as the core hub of talent decides it doesn’t like corporate life and departs shortly after the earn-out.

So did the HPE team in the UK get this one right?

Find out here: Did HPE make a success of its RedPixie acquisition?

Posted by Kate Hanaghan at '09:11' - Tagged: cloud   hybrid  

Friday 19 July 2019

Book your place for an Evening with TechMarketView!

There are just two months to go until the doors open for the seventh annual ‘Evening with TechMarketView’ on 12 September at RIBA, London. We’re looking forward to welcoming over 200 UK tech CXOs to the evening event, which has been described by attendees as ‘the best networking event in the industry’.

TMVEJoin us from 6.30pm for a welcome drinks reception, supported by InterSystems, then take your seat in the auditorium as TechMarketView’s expert analysts take to the stage to share insight and analysis on the trends and suppliers shaping the UK tech market under the banner of TMV’s 2019 research theme – ‘The Year of the Relationship: Extend. Evolve. Optimise’. You can also look forward to a fireside chat with our guest speaker, 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.  The evening is rounded off with a superb three-course silver service dinner, providing further networking opportunities, supported by Datto.

Tickets are selling quickly so don’t risk missing your chance to join us for an enjoyable evening of analyst insight and quality networking – book your place now! There are also a limited number of tables of 10 available so why not gather a group of colleagues or clients and bring them along for the evening too?

Don’t forget that 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:

InterSystemsDatto logo

AqillaKimble

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:50'

Wednesday 17 July 2019

UK Market Trends & Forecasts 2019-2022: Do you understand Digital Chaos?

marIn UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019-2022, TechMarketView’s expert analyst team explains the most important – and some of the most complex – trends in the market.

The report introduces the idea that, across industries, we are witnessing digital chaos. Much early digital development was undertaken in an anarchic environment. Ironically, in the phase of digital maturity we refer to as ‘simple digital’ which has been focused on point, predominantly front-end solutions, the result has been an often-disorganised ICT estate that requires a degree of order to be restored. And that is without yet achieving the digital nirvana of cross-boundary (cross functional, cross-process, cross business unit) data flow that would bring the biggest value to organisations… something which is set to add yet another level of complexity.

The need to make sense of the disorder makes TechMarketView’s research theme for 2019 – ‘The Year of the Relationship: Extend, Evolve, Optimise’  – more pertinent than ever. End user organisations must create islands of stability within the chaos before they can even contemplate a move to truly disruptive digital transformation. Faced with a mountain to climb, and against a backdrop of political and economic uncertainty, risk aversion and caution will abound. IT suppliers will need to focus hard on relationships with clients, prospects, partners and employees if they are going to unlock digital investment.

As you read detailed market analysis from each of TechMarketView’s Research Directors, it will become evident that this digital chaos is influencing the rate of growth in the market over the coming years. In 2018, the performance of the UK SITS market improved, but we don’t expect such a rosy picture in 2019. And it will be a few years until we believe the environment will be ripe for an acceleration in ICT and digital investment.

Note, though, that the market is changing shape. At TechMarketView we have acknowledged this with the launch of our new market forecast model. TechMarketView’s Digital Evolution Model (DEM) – has been designed to shine a spotlight on the shift from spend on heritage – or legacy - ICT to spend on the ‘new’ (digital, platform and cyber). We have also sought to reflect the increasing breaking of boundaries between traditional ICT asset demarcations (infrastructure, applications, business process) by focusing primarily on the nature of what is being delivered (consulting, solutions, and operations). For suppliers, UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019 highlights where the opportunities lie, and how to benefit, considering shifting market demands.

To make sure you are prepared to respond to the evolving world, read UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019 now. Subscribers can also access the detailed market size and forecast numbers in either spreadsheet or PDF format.

This report should be read alongside UK SITS Supplier Ranking Report 2019 for a complete, and unrivalled, view of UK tech.

If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact our Client Services team (info@techmarketview.com) to gain access or to book a webinar presentation of the research by one of the analyst team.


To hear directly from the TechMarketView analyst team, come along to our annual Presentation & Dinner on Thursday 12th September 2019, London (more details here).

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:26' - Tagged: cloud   digital   cyber   AI   platforms  

Wednesday 17 July 2019

TechMarketView’s Supplier Rankings 2019: Who ranks where?

rankTechMarketView’s unique ranking of Software and IT Service providers in the UK market is now live.

Our annual – and highly anticipated – UK Software and IT Services Rankings 2019 is available for Foundation Service clients. The report contains our Top 60 ranking of suppliers, which has been compiled following detailed research into more than 200 publicly quoted and privately held companies.

We can now reveal that Capita holds on to the top spot despite suffering another tough year of transition as it looked to do “fewer things better”. Accenture, meanwhile, continues to chase Capita’s tail, with another solid year of market-beating growth. But it was players further down the rankings that really shone, with three players in the Top 30 achieving double-digit percentage growth. Amazon Web Services, for example, moves up five places with its seemingly inexorable growth.

Further down the rankings, performance is mixed, but there are plenty of established mid-sized players putting in an impressive show. Read the report to find out who they are.

The report also profiles each of the Top 30 suppliers, alongside analysis of the movement and performance of the Top 60 players in aggregate. Top 20 ranking tables are also provided for key horizontal market areas: Enterprise Software, Application Services, Infrastructure Services, and Business Process Services, giving readers unparalleled depth and breadth of analysis.

UK SITS Supplier Rankings 2019 is available here and should be read alongside TechMarketView’s UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019-2022 for a complete picture of the UK tech scene.

For further information on becoming a client, please contact our Client Services team: info@techmarketview.com.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:00' - Tagged: suppliers   digital   AI  

Monday 15 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Containers and security in the cloud

Containers and security in the cloudSoftware containers are being widely deployed by organisations that need more agile and responsive development processes for applications and services to accelerate time to market with new digital products.

Doubts regarding their security remain however, especially when compared to other technologies supporting cloud workloads such as virtual machines (VMs).

Nor are all containers created equal when it comes to security provision, with various grades of protection often available to meet specific requirements. This report - Containers and security in the cloud - analyses what the major container platform developers and cloud providers offering container services are doing to minimise the vulnerabilities inherent to containerised systems and data.

Suppliers cover in this report include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, Red Hat, Docker, Canonical and VMware.

Subscribers to SecureConnectViews can access our report Containers and security in the cloud here. If you are not currently a subscriber to SecureConnectViews and would like access, please contact Deb Seth for further information.

Posted by Martin Courtney at '09:11' - Tagged: cloud   cyber   containers   Kubernetes   Docker  

Friday 12 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Social Energy - transforming energy markets with AI

Report coverEvery so often at TMV we get to spend time with a business taking a very different approach to a traditional market, and (on the face of it) to look like they could make things very uncomfortable for the incumbents. Yorkshire HQ’d Social Energy (SE) is one such business - part green energy provider, part AI platform business, part energy trader. 

Originally established seven years ago, SE is at a critical part of its evolution having recently completed a Beta-launch in the UK and is now heading towards a proposed £50m funding round as it looks to turbo charge its first mover advantage.

We spent time recently with Social Energy CEO, Ryan Gill to discuss their vision to transform a multi trillion-dollar energy market.

Subscribers can read what we found out here: “Social Energy - transforming energy markets with AI

For subscription enquiries, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by Marc Hardwick at '14:11' - Tagged: energy   AI   machinelearning   utility  

Friday 12 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* UK SITS stocks top performers in Q2

chaRTThe strong recovery in UK tech indices continued in Q2 with the FTSE SCS index, a proxy for UK listed software and IT services (SITS) companies, once again the best performer, gaining 10% in the quarter (red line in chart).

The broader FTSE IT index (up 9.3%) was held back by the FTSE Hardware sector, which was down 4.4% in Q2 (but up 13.9% ytd), mainly due to the negative impact on IQE shares as a direct result of the Huawei debacle (see Avoiding the advances of a huge customer).

TechMarketView Foundation Service subscribers can read more about the comparative performance of UK SITS stocks in IndustryViews Quoted Sector Q2 2019 by clinking on the link.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:57'

Tuesday 09 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* UK SITS Supplier Rankings report 2019

UK SITS Supplier Rankings 2019 Report CoverTechMarketView Foundation Service clients are, today, in for a double treat, being able to gain access to two of our most sought-after annual reports. Alongside the UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts Report 2019-2022, we are also publishing our UK Software and IT Services Rankings 2019.

TechMarketView’s latest unique Top 60 ranking of suppliers to the UK Software and IT Services market has been compiled following detailed research into more than 200 publicly quoted and privately held companies.

We can now reveal that Capita holds on to the top spot despite suffering another tough year of transition as it looked to do “fewer things better”. Accenture, meanwhile, continues to chase Capita’s tail, with another solid year of market-beating growth. But it was players further down the rankings that really shone; double-digit percentage growth was achieved by three players in the Top 30; Amazon Web Services moves up another five places compared to last year, with its seemingly inexorable growth. Meanwhile, further down the rankings, performance is mixed, but there are plenty of established mid-sized players putting in an impressive show.

The report profiles each of the Top 30 suppliers, alongside analysis of the movement and performance of the Top 60 players in aggregate. Top 20 ranking tables are also provided for key horizontal market areas: Enterprise Software, Application Services, Infrastructure Services, and Business Process Services.

UK SITS Supplier Rankings 2019 is available here. For further information on becoming a client, please contact our Client Services team: info@techmarketview.com

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '09:32' - Tagged: software   rankings   itservices   suppliers   report   digital  

Tuesday 09 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019-2022: The impact of digital chaos

UK SITS Market Trends Forecasts 2019-2022 Report CoverTechMarketView Foundation Service clients are, today, served up with a double helping of in-depth analysis. Alongside the UK SITS Supplier Ranking Report 2019, we are also publishing our annual review of the UK SITS market: UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019-2022.

In this latest report, TechMarketView’s analyst team introduces the idea that, across industries, we are witnessing digital chaos. Much early digital development was undertaken in an anarchic environment. Ironically, in the phase of digital maturity we refer to as ‘simple digital’ which has been focused on point, predominantly front-end solutions, the result has been an often-disorganised ICT estate that requires a degree of order to be restored. And that is without yet achieving the digital nirvana of cross-boundary (cross functional, cross-process, cross business unit) data flow that would bring the biggest value to organisations… something which is set to add yet another level of complexity.

The need to make sense of the disorder makes TechMarketView’s research theme for 2019 – ‘The Year of the Relationship: Extend, Evolve, Optimise’  – more pertinent than ever. End user organisations must create islands of stability within the chaos before they can even contemplate a move to truly disruptive digital transformation. Faced with a mountain to climb, and against a backdrop of political and economic uncertainty, risk aversion and caution will abound. IT suppliers will need to focus hard on relationships with clients, prospects, partners and employees if they are going to unlock digital investment.

As you read detailed market analysis from each of TechMarketView’s Research Directors, it will become evident that this digital chaos is influencing the rate of growth in the market over the coming years. In 2018, the performance of the UK SITS market improved, but we don’t expect such a rosy picture in 2019. And it will be a few years until we believe the environment will be ripe for an acceleration in ICT and digital investment.

Note, though, that the market is changing shape. At TechMarketView we have acknowledged this with the launch of our new market forecast model. TechMarketView’s Digital Evolution Model (DEM) – has been designed to shine a spotlight on the shift from spend on heritage – or legacy - ICT to spend on the ‘new’ (digital, platform and cyber). We have also sought to reflect the increasing breaking of boundaries between traditional ICT asset demarcations (infrastructure, applications, business process) by focusing primarily on the nature of what is being delivered (consulting, solutions, and operations). For suppliers, UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019 highlights where the opportunities lie, and how to benefit, considering shifting market demands.

To make sure you are prepared to respond to the evolving world, download UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019 now. Subscribers can also download the detailed market size and forecast numbers in either spreadsheet or PDF format. If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth to find out how to gain access to this invaluable research.

And don’t forget, there’s also an opportunity to hear directly from the TechMarketView analyst team at our Annual TechMarketView Presentation & Dinner on Thursday 12th September 2019. More information here.

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '09:26' - Tagged: markettrends   software   forecasts   itservices   report   digital   digitalchaos  

Monday 08 July 2019

Book your place for an Evening with TechMarketView!

There are just a little over two months to go until the doors open for the seventh annual ‘Evening with TechMarketView’ on 12 September at RIBA, London. We’re looking forward to welcoming over 200 UK tech CXOs to the evening event, which has been described by attendees as ‘the best networking event in the industry’.

TMVEJoin us from 6.30pm for a welcome drinks reception, supported by InterSystems, then take your seat in the auditorium as TechMarketView’s expert analysts take to the stage to share insight and analysis on the trends and suppliers shaping the UK tech market under the banner of TMV’s 2019 research theme – ‘The Year of the Relationship: Extend. Evolve. Optimise’. You can also look forward to a fireside chat with our guest speaker, 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.  The evening is rounded off with a superb three-course silver service dinner, providing further networking opportunities, supported by Datto.

Tickets are selling quickly so don’t risk missing your chance to join us for an enjoyable evening of analyst insight and quality networking – book your place now! There are also a limited number of tables of 10 available so why not gather a group of colleagues or clients and bring them along for the evening too?

Don’t forget that 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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Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:45'

Friday 05 July 2019

Georgina O’Toole elected to techUK Board

logopicWe are delighted to tell you that TechMarketView Chief Analyst and Public Sector research lead Georgina O’Toole has been elected to the board of industry association techUK by its membership for a three year term. TechMarketView co-founder and Managing Partner Anthony Miller steps down from the techUK board after six years of service.

Georgina is arguably (Ed: no argument!) the most respected industry analyst researching the UK government’s strategy for software & IT services. She has been guiding the public sector strategies of TechMarketView clients since 2010, having started her analyst career with Richard Holway Ltd in 2000.

We have absolutely no doubt that Georgina will make an immense contribution to the techUK board through influencing its strategy in representing the UK tech industry’s best interests to Government.

Many congratulations on this significant appointment and vote of confidence by the UK tech industry.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:49' - Tagged: people  

Thursday 04 July 2019

TechMarketView Evening welcomes Datto

Datto logoTechMarketView is delighted to welcome managed service provider-focused technology vendor Datto as a Ruby sponsor of the seventh annual ‘Evening with TechMarketView’, which will take place at RIBA in London on 12 September.

We’re particularly pleased to have Datto supporting our flagship event this year as the evening is held under the banner of TechMarketView’s 2019 research theme - ‘The Year of the Relationship: Extend. Evolve. Optimise’. As avid UKHotViews readers will recall, TechMarketView’s relationship with Datto moved up a gear when, in 2017, Datto merged with Autotask, itself the home of one of our inaugural ‘Little British Battlers’, CentraStage, which has flourished within Datto (see LBB ‘CentraStage’ continues to prosper at Datto.)

TMVE dinnerAs a Ruby sponsor, Datto will be supporting the evening’s popular first-class silver service dinner. The three-course meal follows 90 minutes of presentations from TechMarketView’s expert analyst team - plus a fireside chat with Miguel Gamiño, Mastercard’s EVP for Global Citiesand former New York City CTO (see here)– as well as a Welcome Drinks reception, supported by InterSystems, providing plenty of opportunity for networking. 

Well over half of the tickets to the event have already been sold, so don’t miss your chance to join the TechMarketView team and our 200+ guests for an enjoyable evening promising insight and analysis on the UK tech market and superb networking opportunities. 

Book now to avoid disappointment!

Event details

Date: Thursday 12th September 2019

Venue: Royal Insitute 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!

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:30' - Tagged: events  

Tuesday 02 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* NHS Long Term Plan: Implementation

NHS Framework logoSpeaking at the House of Commons on the 100th anniversary of the Ministry of Health and the official opening of NHSX (01 July 2019), Matt Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care provided an update on the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan.

Hancock said NHS England and NHS Improvement have now agreed the Implementation Framework that sets out the approach Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) will use to create their five-year strategic plans. The Framework follows the Interim NHS People Plan, which was published at the beginning of June. He said these documents were a critical step in delivering the 10-year vision for the NHS in England, which includes the programme to upgrade technology and digitally enabled care across the NHS.

In this short paper we take a look at these two recent publications, focusing on aspects relating to the transformation of the NHS through digital technologies.

Subscribers to PublicSectorViews can read 'NHS Long Term Plan: Implementation' now.

For subscription enquiries, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by Dale Peters at '11:06' - Tagged: nhs   strategy   research   digital  

Monday 01 July 2019

Share Indices for June 19

HVPJune 19 was a yet another excellent month if you are an investor in tech. NASDAQ was up 6.6% - making it a 20.5% gain YTD at the halfway point. The FTSE IT Index was up 4.2% in June - up a massive 34.2% YTD. But it was a ‘game of two halves’ with the FTSE SCS Index (the one that most closely maps the UK listed companies we track in HotViews) up 4.9% in June and up 35.2% YTD. But the FTSE Hardware Index was down 9% in June (still up 13.9% YTD) This was a direct result of the Huawei debacle.

The outlook? ‘Unpredictable’ seems to be the word of the month and year.

Richard Holway’s Review of share performance in June 19 is exclusively available to TechMarketView clients including HotViews Premium subscribers. If you are not a paying subscriber, join today!

Posted by Richard Holway at '17:14'