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Tuesday 31 August 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* UK Application Operations Supplier Rankings 2021

TechMarketView’s latest Application Operations Supplier Ranking 2021 report is now live. Clients of the TechSectorViews research programme can read it here.

The 0.5% yoy decline in 2020 Application Operations (AO) expenditure, was a good outcome in very difficultCover circumstances. An acceleration in the deployment of digital applications combined with resilience of demand from the Central Government and Health segments for these services provided insulation against steeper revenue falls both in the Private Sector and from heritage services.

The Top 20 UK AO suppliers as a group, however, struggled last year with their cumulative revenues shrinking by 3.1% yoy – six times faster than the market segment as a whole. As is always the case, however, the individual performances of these leading vendors varied dramatically, with both big winners and significant losers in the battle for market share in this arena. The new report both details the variations in achievement across the Top 20 AO suppliers and highlights the factors impacting the market during 2021 and beyond.

Take a look at UK Application Operations Supplier Rankings 2021 to understand more about the supplier landscape and competitive scene.

Subscribers to TechMarketView's TechSectorViews research programme can download UK Application Operations Supplier Rankings 2021 now. If you are not yet a subscriber and would like to find out how to gain access to this research and much more besides, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by Duncan Aitchison at '07:00' - Tagged: rankings   applications   suppliers   newresearch   operations  

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Hackers and Defenders – Sponsor our breakfast webinar and take part in the event itself!

As part of TechMarketView’s Breakfast webinar series this autumn, Kate Hanaghan, Chief Research Officer, and Martin Courtney, Principal Analyst, Cyber, will be hosting a live event exploring the current position of the hyperscalers in the UK market and how vastly increased use of public cloud must also drive strategic changes in the use of cyber security technologies.

KateThese are exciting times with transformative gains to be made. But get it wrong, and the consequences can be devastating.

TechMarketView’s Managing Director, Tola Sargeant, will be joining Kate and Martin to interview aMartin member of your organisation on the subject matter. Being involved in this webinar gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your firm’s expertise and share your thought leadership.

In addition to this ‘speaker slot’ the lead sponsor will also enjoy a multitude of other benefits, including a Q&A session with a senior member of your team on an agreed topic, the results of which will be published as part of our research and come with free distribution rights. Add to this, four places at a live TechMarketView networking event planned for next year and a UKHotViews advertising campaign, it’s a benefits-heavy sponsorship package for any company operating in UK tech.

For more information contact Paula Miles-Mathewson in our Client Services team, or Deb Seth, Sales & Marketing Director. Please note, there is only one lead sponsorship package available for this event.

Please get in touch if you’re keen to explore packages for our other webinars:

Clarity of purpose: How the pandemic helped financial services focus on what really matters. Kindly sponsored by Aqilla.

Making green from green: Is there revenue from the sustainability agenda?

Posted by HotViews Editor at '00:00'

Tuesday 24 August 2021

*UKHotViewsExtra* Digital Identity moves up the agenda

DINWith the explosion in online commerce, coupled with the number and variety of companies now transacting business remotely, there has been increased recognition of the need for a universally accepted standard for identity verification. As a result, there has been heightened activity in this space recently with a variety of independent solutions coming to the fore.

Meanwhile, the UK government has been progressing a framework to enable and certify private sector solutions and is currently engaged in a consultation exercise in preparation for legislating on this topic. A consultation published in July this year is currently open to any member of the public and closes on 13 September.

Against this backdrop, UK-based startup, Digital Identity Net (DIN) is on a fundraising exercise as it seeks to grow the footprint of its own online verification solution. Led by Martin Wilson, CEO, (formerly Head of Payments Change at RBS/NatWest) DIN utilises open banking dataflows and is an FCA-registered Account Information Service Provider (AISP). DIN is perhaps particularly worthy of note because of the experience that Wilson brings from his role as Chief Commercial Officer of the VOCALINK network (another important financial services utility).

Off the back of its cash call, I caught up with the team at DIN to learn more about the company's proposition, fundamental to which is a social purpose firmly based on promoting financial inclusion. Digital Identity moves up the agenda, discusses some of the broader challenges of the idenity verification space and explores the DIN approach relative to some of the other offerings in this market.

HVPTechMarketView clients can download this UKHotViewsExtra now. If you are not already a subscriber to this service but would like access to this or any other FinancialServicesViews content, please contact Deb Seth for more information.

Posted by Jon C Davies at '09:00' - Tagged: funding  

Tuesday 24 August 2021

Digital Identity Moves Up the Agenda

DIDAs the impact of the pandemic has fuelled an explosion in online commerce and firms seeking to transact business remotely, the need for streamlined, secure customer onboarding has been a particular challenge within the financial services industry. Despite a longstanding recognition of the problems relating to this issue it has still not been resolved satisfactorily.

At the height of “lockdown”, the failings of some of the major banks in this regard were particularly badly exposed. The inability of these institutions to service prospective new customers effectively inevitably will have impacted their competitive position in respect of valuable new business opportunities (see: Customer onboarding in retail banking). However, the need for a solution goes much wider.

A key element of the challenge relates to the understandable but stringent requirements around the verification and screening of new customers. The regulations around Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) put the onus on financial institutions to ensure that detailed checks are carried out before any individual or entity can have access to the financial system. These rules are taken very seriously by the regulators and sanctions for compliance failures in these areas can be significant.

Banks are required to use trusted source data based on original documents that include photographic ID and proof of address and date of birth when verifying a new accountholder’s identity. The initial screening also incorporates other processes such as CDD (Customer Due Diligence) that includes checks for known criminals and PEPs (Politically Exposed Persons). Both KYC and CDD are in turn crucial aspects of AML compliance. Regulated firms are required to verify the identity of all applicants and thoroughly vet new customers to help control financial crime and comply with international sanctions.

Meanwhile, open banking is helping to transform the provision of services via an ecosystem of innovative providers utilising open APIs and real-time dataflows. This approach has changed how providers engage with customers and partners and has significantly increased the variety of offerings available. Despite the name, the impact is not restricted to the banking sector. Access to retail bank data flows is giving rise to a multitude of opportunities across the value chain.

The Open Banking Implementation Entity “OBIE”, (created by the Competition and Markets Authority to fuel competition and innovation in retail banking) has highlighted a significant upturn in activity in the face of the pandemic. Recent figures show that, since the advent of COVID-19, UK consumers have been signing up for online banking services at a rate of around 160,000 per month.

Lockdowns have led to heightened interest in the digital identity space and there has been increased activity in this market over recent months with a variety of independent solutions coming to market. Meanwhile, the UK government has been progressing a framework to enable and certify private sector solutions and is currently engaged in a consultation exercise in preparation for legislating on this topic. The full consultation published in July this year is open to any member of the public and closes on 13 September.

DINAgainst this backdrop, UK-based startup, Digital Identity Net (DIN) is on a fundraising exercise as it seeks to grow the footprint of its own online verification solution. Off the back of this cash call, I caught up with the team at DIN to learn more about the company’s offering and approach, fundamental to which is a social purpose that positions financial inclusion at the heart of the DIN proposition.

DIN primary offering, OneID, is a digital identity service that utilises open banking data to connect consumers, banks and businesses to provide verified online proof that individuals are who they claim to be. With user consent, OneID shares bank identity information with other parties and is free for consumers at the point of use. Merchants pay a fee for each verification provided, with the revenue generated shared with the bank or other data supplier.

Led by Martin Wilson, CEO, (formerly Head of Payments Change at RBS/NatWest) DIN utilises open banking dataflows and is an FCA-registered Account Information Service Provider (AISP). DIN is an interesting proposition, in part because of the simplicity and security of the approach. DIN uses pre-existing bank verification data and does not require the creation of a new ‘digital identity’ or additional data siloes. In light of the importance of the KYC rules, identity verification within banking is extremely robust. Whilst other commercial propositions typically look to an ancillary technology or process, the simplicity of using an existing one has obvious appeal.

DIN is perhaps particularly worthy of note because of the knowledge and experience that the company’s CEO brings from his role as Chief Commercial Officer of the VOCALINK network (another important financial services utility). With increasing recognition of the need for a single, universally accepted standard for verification, the ability of Wilson and his team to successfully navigate the ecosystem and collaborate with multiple stakeholders could be crucial to DIN’s success. Indeed, this may prove just as vital as DIN’s potential to provide a straightforward solution that is nevertheless sophisticated in terms of its security provisions.

Posted by Jon C Davies at '08:42'

Tuesday 24 August 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* TCS: Reimagining Education

TCS Education Report Cover ImageTata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been working in the education sector for more than a decade, but its recent move to bring together its extensive experience in the sector into a single business unit could be a game changer.

The Education Business Unit brings together teams from TCS iON, its wider Public Services teams, and its Communication, Media and Information (CMI) unit. The proposition spans K-12 (early years, primary and secondary schools), further and higher education, through to adult education skills and corporate learning. It is working across four key markets: North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and UK and Ireland. The company will look to leverage its existing digital platforms such as the TCS iON Education and Assessment solutions and Tata ClassEdge as part of its market strategy.

TechMarketView spoke to Ankur Mathur, who leads the new Education Business Unit, and Priyanka Sethi (Head of Sales, Education and CMI) about TCS’ education heritage, proposition, and prospects.

Subscribers to TechMarketView's Foundation Service and PublicSectorViews research streams can download the research note—TCS: Reimagining Education—now. If you are not yet a subscriber and would like to find out how to gain access to this research and much more besides, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by Dale Peters at '08:26' - Tagged: education   strategy   university   schools   higher+education  

Tuesday 24 August 2021

Want to get involved?

This year, TechMarketView is thrilled to bring you a series of four Breakfast Webinars giving you exclusive access to our team of expert analysts completely free of charge. For each of these webinars we are offering two sponsorship packages, one of which enables the sponsor to take part in an interview session during the live event. If you’re are interested in sponsoring, please contact Deb Seth or Paula Miles-Mathewson.

Starting from 23rd September, each of the four webinars will focus on a different hot topic and be delivered by analysts highly regarded as experts in their respective fields.

Registration is now open, so don’t miss your chance to reserve your place at one, or all, of these highly anticipated events:

23rd September (9.30am-10.15am)

Delivering Social Value – Implications for the Public Sector Technology Suppliers

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW. Sopra Steria

Our thanks to Sopra Steria for supporting this webinar. 

30th September (9.30am-10.15am)

Hackers and Defenders – How greater use of public cloud is changing the cyber security landscape

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW.

7th October (9.30-10.15am)

Clarity of Purpose – How the pandemic helped financial services to focus on what really matters!

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW. Aqilla

Our thanks to Aqilla for supporting this webinar.

14th October (9.30am-10.15am)

Making Green from Green – Is there revenue from the sustainability agenda?

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW.

We’re looking forward sharing this series of webinars with you and working with our sponsors.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '00:00'

Monday 23 August 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* OffshoreViews Q2 2021 Review

picIn the three months ending 30th June 2021, the Top Six Indian Heritage Providers (IHPs) reported their highest aggregate sequential headcount growth in years. Yet in the same quarter a year prior, every single one of them had reduced headcount. In the edition of OffshoreViews, we compare headcount growth with revenue growth for the Top Six players to see where they are on the eternal quest to ‘break linearity’.

Now in presentation-style format, OffshoreViews also includes our regular summary of the top-tier and mid-tier Indian Heritage Provider (IHP) reporting season, along with insightful charts showing multiyear trends for the Top Tier players and a clickable index to relevant UKHotViews posts.

Subscribers to the TechMarketView Foundation Service can download OffshoreViews Q2 2021 Review right here, right now!.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '11:35' - Tagged: offshore  

Monday 23 August 2021

*UKHotViewsExtra* Interview: Mike Callachan, Founder & CEO, Snappy Shopper

logoEach time I write about Snappy Shopper, the ‘on demand’ grocery delivery service for corner shops and convenience stores, I like it a little bit more.

I thought it was a great idea when I wrote about Snappy’s seed funding round in November 2019 (see Backers deliver dosh to fuel Snappy Shopper's grocery delivery service), more so after their stonking £19.4m Series A round in July this year (see Paypoint and pals buy a basket of Snappy Shopper shares).

Having recently had a long chat with founder and CEO, Mike Callachan, I am positively in love!

Subscribers to any TechMarketView subscription service – including UKHotViews Premium – can read the rest on UKHotViews Extra.

Posted by Anthony Miller at '08:51' - Tagged: startup  

Sunday 22 August 2021

*UKHotViewsExtra* Fujitsu Q1 marks encouraging start

fujitsuFujitsu’s Q1 revenue (three months to end June) came in at 801.9bn Yen, roughly in line with the comparable period last year. However, the firm saw operating profit shoot up 50% to 33.7bn Yen, with all segments experiencing improved profitability.

In Solutions and Services, margin improvements were the result of a variety of activities including an increase in the offshoring utilisation ratio (which has driven more remote development work and remote maintenance). In North West Europe, the picture was mixed in terms of sales - varying by segment. However, the number of less profitable deals declined, helping to lift overall profitability.

Fujitsu’s UK performance through its first quarter has proved to be both steady and positive and we caught up with NWE CEO, Paul Patterson, to hear more about the UK specifically. MORE…..

Posted by Kate Hanaghan at '15:35' - Tagged: results  

Friday 20 August 2021

NEW Infrastructure Operations supplier research

Have you caught up on our latest Infrastructure Operations supplier research?

rankInfrastructure Operations is one of the most fascinating market areas of Software and IT Services. The technologies and services it comprises - and the players providing these - are crucial to the transformation journeys of organisations. Infrastructure Operations are the very foundations of digital progress, providing the compute, storage, and network building blocks upon which transformative digital services sit.

Recently launched for our TechSectorViews clients are UK Infrastructure Operations Supplier Rankings 2021 and Infrastructure Operations Supplier Prospects 2021 & beyond.

UK Infrastructure Operations Supplier Rankings 2021 provides a Top 20 ranking of the largest players by revenue, analysing their performance and position. The report highlights the diversity of performance by the largest players in Infrastructure Operations with the Top 20 ranking reflecting the structural changes in the market. Established players have only moved ahead slightly or have declined in terms of revenue performance. Meanwhile, the hyperscalers continue to develop a significant presence; 2020 was a very good year for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, and this report details both their size and growth in the UK.pros

Diving deeper in the performance and prospects of the largest ten players is Infrastructure Operations Supplier Prospects 2021 & beyond.

Many of the players in this market face the complex task of supporting existing Heritage investments and infusing them with leading edge tech to increase efficiencies, performance, and cost savings - while introducing New and emerging tech/services in tandem. This continues to drive the need for portfolio development, ecosystem updates, and investments across a variety of people, delivery, and operational areas.

The supplier landscape includes players large and small, and it is one that has been upended since the hyperscalers firstly disrupted the scene several years back and then gained the significant market share they hold today.

If you are not a TechSectorViews subscriber, please contact Deb Seth for more information.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:30'

Wednesday 18 August 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* Integrated Care Systems - Analysing the opportunity for tech suppliers

Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are a relatively new feature of England’s health and care landscape, but they look set to be an increasingly important one for tech suppliers serving the sector. 

ICS report coverPlans to put England’s 42 Integrated Care Systems on a statutory footing were put before Parliament in the Health and Care Bill by new Health and Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid, just last month. They are designed to promote more integrated care and embed collaboration by bringing together organisations involved in the provision of health and care locally to support the places they serve. 

As we learn more about how they’ll operate, it’s clear that suppliers of software and services to both health and social care will want to stay close to ICSs given the role they are to play in setting strategy and controlling budgets for health and care provision at the local level. 

Indeed, according to the ICS design framework published in June 2021, ICS NHS bodies are to ‘lead system-wide action on data and digital’, working with partners across the NHS and local authorities to put in place ‘smart digital and data foundations’ to connect health and care services from April 2022. ICSs are also at the heart of the new data strategy for health and care, taking the lead on deciding how the data they hold benefits their populations.

But what exactly is an Integrated Care System? How will they operate? Which areas are leading the way? And do they represent an opportunity for tech suppliers directly? It’s a surprisingly complicated picture and there are still many unknowns, but these are the questions that we set out to address in our latest PublicSectorViews report – Integrated Care Systems: Analysing the opportunity for tech supplierswhich is available for download from today.

If your organisation doesn’t yet subscribe to PublicSectorViews and you’d like details of our 2021 subscription packages please email Deb Seth in our Client Services team.

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '17:57' - Tagged: policy   healthcare   social+care  

Wednesday 18 August 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* UK Business Process Operations Supplier Rankings 2021

TechMarketView’s latest Business Process Operations Supplier Rankings 2021 report is now live. Clients of the TechSectorViews research programme can read it here.

TSV BPS rankingBPS Operations players were beset in 2020 with a range of supply and demand constraints associated with COVID-19. Prior to the pandemic, market growth was already being suppressed by a number of factors, including contract attrition, insourcing, service decoupling, price competition and the migration to digital services. As a result of these factors aggregate demand across the Top Twenty suppliers declined by -3.0% in 2020.

BPS Operations contain a diverse set of suppliers and despite COVID-19 headwinds, market performance did vary considerably. 

Take a look at UK Business Process Operations Supplier Rankings 2021  to understand more about the supplier landscape and competitive scene.

Subscribers to TechMarketView's TechSectorViews research programme can download at UK Business Process Operations Supplier Rankings 2021 . If you are not yet a subscriber and would like to find out how to gain access to this research and much more besides, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by Marc Hardwick at '08:09' - Tagged: bps   rankings   newresearch   supplier  

Monday 16 August 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* UK Application Operations Supplier Rankings 2021

TechMarketView’s latest Application Operations Supplier Ranking 2021 report is now live. Clients of the TechSectorViews research programme can read it here.

The 0.5% yoy decline in 2020 Application Operations (AO) expenditure, was a good outcome in very difficultCover circumstances. An acceleration in the deployment of digital applications combined with resilience of demand from the Central Government and Health segments for these services provided insulation against steeper revenue falls both in the Private Sector and from heritage services.

The Top 20 UK AO suppliers as a group, however, struggled last year with their cumulative revenues shrinking by 3.1% yoy – six times faster than the market segment as a whole. As is always the case, however, the individual performances of these leading vendors varied dramatically, with both big winners and significant losers in the battle for market share in this arena. The new report both details the variations in achievement across the Top 20 AO suppliers and highlights the factors impacting the market during 2021 and beyond.

Take a look at UK Application Operations Supplier Rankings 2021 to understand more about the supplier landscape and competitive scene.

Subscribers to TechMarketView's TechSectorViews research programme can download UK Application Operations Supplier Rankings 2021 now. If you are not yet a subscriber and would like to find out how to gain access to this research and much more besides, please contact Deb Seth.


Posted by Duncan Aitchison at '07:51' - Tagged: rankings   applications   suppliers   newresearch   operations  

Thursday 12 August 2021

Welcoming Sopra Steria as sponsor of our ‘Delivering Social Value’ webinar

Sopra Steria logoWe are pleased to welcome Sopra Steria as the Opal sponsor for our autumn webinar: Delivering Social Value – Implications for public sector technology suppliers.

Sopra Steria’s CEO John Neilson has put delivering social value at the heart of his strategy for the UK business and we’re delighted to have them supporting the breakfast webinar on 23 September.

Book your place at the free event now and join us as TechMarketView Chief Analyst Georgina O’Toole and PublicSectorViews Research Director Dale Peters, lead a session focused on the rising importance of social value in the public sector, the implications for technology procurement, and how suppliers can position themselves for success. 

If your organisation is also interested in sponsoring one of our series of breakfast webinars, or another TechMarketView event, please contact our Client Services team for more information.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:30' - Tagged: events  

Tuesday 10 August 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* UK Solutions Supplier Rankings 2021

Our new UK Solutions Supplier Ranking report for 2021 is available for download and contains the Top 20 UK supplier ranking by revenue for the UK Software & IT Services (SITS) Solutions market.

SolutionsThe UK Solutions market contains a diverse range of suppliers, from the very largest Systems Integrators through to multi-service consultants to smaller digital solution specialists. Even the largest and most progressive of Systems Integrators found 2020 challenging.

Last year proved to be very much a ‘game of two halves’ for the UK Solutions market with reports of organisations implementing three years’ worth of digital transformation in as many months. Overall, once end users had navigated the April/May market pause, the rebound in Solutions expenditure was strong, albeit not quite strong enough to recover all the ground lost during those early months of the pandemic.

This report contains the Top 20 Supplier Ranking (by revenue) for the UK Solutions market. It is part of a series of reports assessing market and supplier performance that includes Solutions Market Trends & Forecasts and Supplier Prospects reports, due for publication later in 2021.

Subscribers to TechMarketView's TechSectorViews research stream can download the research — UK Solutions Supplier Rankings —now. If you are not yet a subscriber and would like to find out how to gain access to this research and much more besides, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by Marc Hardwick at '07:55' - Tagged: rankings   newresearch   Solutions  

Monday 09 August 2021

*UKHotViewsExtra* Ten deals and Two exits – Capita Scaling Partner Three years on

CapitaIt’s now over three years since we first started following Capita Scaling Partner (CSP) – Capita’s scale-up development unit (see here). 

CSP recently announced its tenth investment deal with smart Learning Experience Platform provider, Filtered. I recently caught up with CSP Co-founders John Downes and Matt Bunn, to learn more about their latest partnership and also to take a look back at the progress made at CSP over the last three years and understand what they have learnt building their portfolio of scale-ups.

Filtered – Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and Content Intelligence

FilteredFiltered is the first deal that CSP has done remotely with very little face-to-face interaction, given COVID, and the business has two distinct propositions that are of interest to CSP. Firstly, it possesses some ‘Content Intelligence’ technology that has already been landing well with industries that Capita is targeting. The ‘problem’ that Filtered is solving is that companies often possess so much learning content that they struggle to see the ‘wood for the trees’. This means that it can be hard to know what learning content is proving to be useful in terms of building the right skills, what staff are using and getting value from, and where there is overlap from different sources of learning content. It sounds like a small issue but can cost organisations millions of pounds a year in wasted investment, which Content Intelligence can help recoup. That makes it a potentially very valuable play to Capita’s Learning business, particularly as a good way to break into new clients.

The second element of Filtered’s offering is as a focused and tailored learning experience platform (LXP). The LXP space is crowded with some very large and serious operators playing in it. By way of differentiation Filtered takes a a skills and data-led approach that targets very specific use cases, for example, where a client is looking to upskill its digital skills in very specific areas. Filtered engages with the wider business at a senior level and starts by looking to define what exactly the skills requirement means for the client, defining what level of skills will be needed, then undertaking skills mapping within the organisation. They then go on to train the client’s content library partners to find the best content to deliver against that specific use case via personalised recommendations in the LXP. It’s a much more targeted approach, designed to measure and deliver higher return on investment.

Filtered has primarily partnered with CSP to get exposure to Capita Learning’s 200+ clients as a route to growth. Filtered is more mature than many of CSP’s previous investments having already done its Series A funding and well into growth phase.  A quick look at their website reveals existing clients includes the likes of P&G, Sutton Trust, Heineken, Arcadis, AstraZeneca, NHS and Siemens. Secondly, CSP can provide a route into Capita’s wider client base of 5000+ clients with CSP providing dedicated business development resource to augment Filtered’s SaaS sales force.

CSP - getting to Ten deals and Two exits

John Downes and Matt BunnGiven that Filtered represents CSP’s tenth deal to date, it’s worth looking back at how the business has developed over the last three years or so and what the founders John Downes and Matt Bunn have learnt, and how this is informing the evolution of the model……read more here

TechMarketView clients, including HotViews Premium subscribers, can download this UKHotViewsExtra now. If you do not already have access but are interested in reading this or any other content, please contact Deb Seth for more information.

Posted by Marc Hardwick at '08:31' - Tagged: bps   Capita   scaleup   partnership  

Friday 06 August 2021

Making green from green – sponsor our breakfast webinar and join the discussion around the triple bottom line (TBL) of People, Profit, Planet.

Angela Eager, Research Director, Software and Duncan Aitchison, Research Director, Application Development, will be leading a discussion around the emerging market opportunity of sustainability. Angela and Duncan will be exploring how the supply side is gearing up to tap into new revenue streams whilst enabling customers to achieve their triple bottom line ambitions in this breakfast webinar scheduled for October.

https://www.techmarketview.com/about/our-people/angela-eager/As organisations take action today to carry out business in a way that will not compromise future https://www.techmarketview.com/about/our-people/duncan-aitchison/ generations, the commitment to sustainability is both high stakes and high profile. But doing nothing is not an option in this market when buying organisations – be it corporate or Government – have increasingly ambitious, publicly-declared sustainability targets. By sponsoring this TechMarketView free-to-join webinar, you’ll be demonstrating to the market your commitment to this significant global challenge affecting all of our lives.

During this live event our MD, Tola Sargeant, will interview a member of your organisation on the drive to balance the TBL in your Corporate Social Responsibility agenda. By taking part you’ll be cementing your company’s values as they relate to the future of sustainability.

In addition to this ‘speaker slot’ the lead sponsor will also enjoy a multitude of other benefits, including a Q&A session with a senior member of your team on an agreed topic, the results of which will be published as part of our research and come with free distribution rights. Add to this, four places at a live TechMarketView networking event planned for next year and a UKHotViews advertising campaign, it’s a benefits-heavy sponsorship package for any company operating in UK tech.

For more information contact Paula Miles-Mathewson, Client Services or Deb Seth, Sales & Marketing Director. Please note, there is only one lead sponsorship package available for this event.

Please get in touch if you’re keen to explore packages for our other webinars:

Hackers and Defenders: How greater use of public cloud is changing the cyber security landscape.

Clarity of purpose: How the pandemic helped financial services focus on what really matters.

Delivering Social Value: Implications for Public Sector Technology Suppliers – Main sponsor secured, ask about our other package.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '00:00'

Thursday 05 August 2021

NEW RESEARCH Infrastructure Operations Supplier Prospects 2021 & beyond

Available now for TechSectorViews clients is Infrastructure Operations Supplier Prospects 2021 & beyond. The report profiles the ten largest players in this market as detailed in UK Infrastructure Operations Supplier Rankings 2021. It looks at the challenges and opportunities they face, both in the immediate term and into the future.  supp

Infrastructure Operations is one of the most fascinating market areas of Software and IT Services. The technologies and services it comprises - and the players providing these - are crucial to the transformation journeys of organisations. Infrastructure Operations are the very foundations of digital progress, providing the compute, storage, and network building blocks upon which transformative digital services sit.

Many of the players in this market face the complex task of supporting existing Heritage investments and infusing them with leading edge tech to increase efficiencies, performance, and cost savings - while introducing New and emerging tech/services in tandem. This continues to drive the need for portfolio development, ecosystem updates, and investments across a variety of people, delivery, and operational areas.

The supplier landscape includes players large and small, and it is one that has been upended since the hyperscalers firstly disrupted the scene several years back and then gained the significant market share they hold today.

These are especially challenging times, but there is also a substantial opportunity to guide clients and help them achieve their strategic goals. 

Suppliers profiled in this report: Amazon Web Services, Atos, Computacenter, Dell Technologies, DXC Technology, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, IBM, Microsoft (Azure) and TCS.

If you are not a TechSectorViews client and would like to learn more about our subscription options, please contact Deb Seth.

Download the report: Infrastructure Operations Supplier Prospects 2021 & beyond

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:05' - Tagged: cloud   hosting   automation   apps   infrastructureoperations  

Wednesday 04 August 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* UK SITS Consulting Supplier Rankings 2021

Our 2021 UK SITS Consulting Supplier Ranking report is now available by clicking here. It features the UK Top 20 UK Software & IT Services (SITS) Consulting supplier ranking, by revenue.

The SITS Consulting sector proved remarkably resilient to the economic disruptions created by COVID-19Cover contracting yoy by just 1% in 2020. This marginal decline in overall expenditure last year, however, masked an acceleration in the rotation to the new with sales of digital-centric advisory propositions increasing by nearly 10% over the prior period to account for nearly three quarters of the total market.

At a headline level, the Top 20 UK SITS Consulting suppliers grew significantly faster than the sector as a whole in 2020. Stripping out the impact of acquisitions, however, this community saw their combined revenues reduce in line with the wider decline in demand for consulting services. There were, nonetheless, both big winners and significant losers in the battle for market share in this arena last year. The new report both details the variations in performance across the Top 20 Consulting suppliers and highlights the factors impacting the market during 2021 and beyond.

Subscribers to TechMarketView's TechSectorViews research stream can download the UK SITS Consulting Supplier Ranking research now. If you are not yet a subscriber and would like to find out how to gain access to this research and much more besides, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by Duncan Aitchison at '09:13' - Tagged: consulting   rankings   suppliers  

Tuesday 03 August 2021

Delivering Social Value – become the lead sponsor for this TechMarketView breakfast webinar and secure your ‘interview’ slot.

Georgina O’Toole, Chief Analyst, and Dale Peters, Research Director PS, will be leading a discussion around the  rising importance of social value in the public sector in the first of our series of breakfast webinars this autumn. 

DaleWhether your company is ahead of the game in its social value agenda or just starting out on itsGeorgina journey, this is your opportunity to take part in this evolving dialogue. By aligning your organisation with a TechMarketView free-to-join webinar, you’ll be demonstrating to the market your commitment to this increasingly significant requirement of Government procurement.

During this live event our MD, Tola Sargeant, will interview a member of your organisation on the drive to make a difference in this environment. Be it tackling economic inequality, combatting climate change, supporting COVID-19 recovery or advancing equal opportunities, you can use this platform to highlight your approach.

In addition to this ‘speaker slot’ the lead sponsor will also enjoy a multitude of other benefits, including a Q&A session with a senior member of your team on an agreed topic, the results of which will be published as part of our research and come with free distribution rights. Add to this, four places at a live TechMarketView networking event planned for next year and a UKHotViews advertising campaign, it’s an enviable sponsorship package for any tech company doing business in UK Government.

For more information contact Paula Miles-Mathewson, Client Services or Deb Seth, Sales & Marketing Director. Please note, there is only one lead sponsor for this event.

If Public Sector is not your thing, then one of our other webinars might be more appealing:

Hackers and Defenders: How greater use of public cloud is changing the cyber security landscape.

Clarity of purpose: How the pandemic helped financial services focus on what really matters.

Making green from green: Is there revenue from the sustainability agenda?

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:22'

Tuesday 03 August 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* UK Financial Services SITS - Suppliers, Trends and Forecasts

The unprecedented nature of the pandemic has tested the operational resilience of the UK financial services industry and the technology sector like never before. Many individuals and firms have experienced the loss of colleagues and/or family members. Meanwhile, against this tragic backdrop, the impact of the pandemic has also served to accelerate the pace of change across the industry.

MTFFollowing a period of sustained growth, SITS spend within UK financial services contracted during 2020 with total expenditure down 1.1%. However, growth will return during 2021, as changed priorities and a widespread recognition of the transformation imperative help to drive increased activity. Meanwhile, with the sector becoming increasingly focused on business change, there have been winners and losers across the supplier landscape.

Subscribers to FinancialServicesViews can learn more via UK Financial Services SITS - Suppliers, Trends and Forecasts 2021. This report analyses the business and technology trends impacting UK financial services and includes TechMarketView’s detailed forecasts for SITS spend within the industry. The analysis also provides a ranking (by revenue) of the Top 20 vendors and examines the varying fortunes of this cohort.

If you are not already a subscriber to FinancialServicesViews, but would like access to this new research, please contact Deb Seth for more information.

Posted by Jon C Davies at '09:19' - Tagged: insurance   banking   financialmarkets   wealthmanagement  

Monday 02 August 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* Positive Q2 market performance despite ongoing inflation uncertainty

Indices chart Q2 2021The main tech indices which we track enjoyed a positive second quarter to 2021. The FTSE 100 continued its steady YTD performance, posting 4.8% growth QoQ, although that figure masks a near flat month in June.

The NASDAQ grew by 9.5% QoQ, thanks to a much stronger month in June than had been the case in May. The FTSE SCS, representing UK listed software and computer services stocks, mirrored the NASDAQ's choppy quarter, growing 9.7% QoQ.

Subscribers to the TechMarketView Foundation Service and UKHotViews Premium can read more by downloading the Q2 2021 edition of IndustryViews Quoted Sector.

Posted by Tania Wilson at '08:00'

Sunday 01 August 2021

Share Performance in Jul 21

Summary

SharesThe indices we follow (as shown in the table) do not really convey the significance of the (largely) Q2 results announced in July. NASDAQ, TechMark and the FTSE Software and Computing Services Indices all advanced between 1% -3% in July. But all are still showing impressive gains YTD – NASDAQ up 14%, Techmark100 up 11% and the FTSE SCS Index up 16%. All have outpaced the FTSE100 which, with a 9% gain, has hardly been sluggish either.

The rebound in ‘non-tech’ stocks is understandable given the battering they had in 2020 and the high expectations of a rebound as C-19 pressures ease (we hope!) But tech had a stonking 2020  (indeed has had a ‘Very Good C-19’) and many expected growth to slow in 2021. That just hasn’t happened – so far. But the expectation is that this slowdown WILL be evident in Q3 & 4. Some pundits are forecasting a ‘bursting of the bubble’ with a major ‘correction’. But we’ve heard that many times before and it just ain’t happened. Tech is nowhere near as highly valued as it was in 2000 and is now a crucial/essential part of both corporate and consumer life.

Outlook?

If you believed the pundits, tech is in for a big correction. But they have been saying that for as long as I can remember and if you had taken note you would have missed out on some pretty hefty gains. Problem is that one day they will be right (a bit like a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day!)

It is obvious that as Q3 and Q4 in 2020 were such bumper quarters for Big Tech, comparisons this year are bound to look a bit more subdued. But the trends in Big Tech during lockdown are not likely to go into reverse. Online shopping, WFH etc are ‘here to stay’. Expect corrections along the way but a massive Bear Market in Tech doesn’t seem that likely to me!

And, for the record, it is a long time since I sold any of my tech stocks…

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Posted by Richard Holway at '12:33'