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Sunday 22 April 2012

Catch up on the latest from TechMarketView

TMV LogoThe big news from the last fortnight at TechMarketView is the launch our newest research stream, InfrastructureViews. Led by Research Director Phil Codling, TechMarketView’s fifth research stream is focused on the £14bn market for infrastructure services in the UK. With topics including the move to cloud, mid-market opportunities and the changing infrastructure supplier landscape, InfrastructureViews is already proving popular with subscribers.

The inaugural InfrastructureViews report – BYOT: opportunities and threats from disruption - was published last week. This major piece of research provides a new perspective on the “bring your own” trend, with analysis of both the opportunities that it will offer for many and the threats it will bring for a wide range of suppliers.

The last couple of weeks also saw the publication of the latest report from our public sector research stream. The UK Government CIO Agenda April 2012 examines the reality behind the UK Government ICT strategy and is a must-read for anyone with ‘skin’ in the UK public sector IT market. In the report Georgina O’Toole shares her views on this question and those of two key government CIOs: Andy Nelson, CIO at the UK Ministry of Justice, and Robin Pape, CIO at the Home Office.

Our PublicSectorViews team also brought you early insight on HP’s failure to ‘defend’ its Service Personnel & Veteran’s Agency (SPVA) BPO contract with the UK Ministry of Defence in UKHotViewsExtra, as news broke that CSC had been awarded the ‘SPVA Future’ contract.

John O’Brien, Research Director for TechMarketView's BusinessProcessViews research stream, takes up the theme of intense competition in the UK business process services market in his latest research note. Second generation BPS deals: supplier challenges and opportunities, which was published just last week, analyses the issues faced by suppliers as the UK BPS market reaches a point of inflexion in 2012 with many more second and third generation deals coming to market.

Those with an interest in the UK BPS market would also find John’s latest UKHotViewsExtra article worth a read. In 'Quindell makes another curious move' John gets to the bottom of the strategy behind the latest acquisition by the insurance-focused business process services provider. Also in UKHotViewsExtra last week we took a closer look at IBM’s Q1 results and Infosys’ disappointing Q4.

TechMarketView in the press

It’s also been a busy couple of weeks for TechMarketView in the press. Phil’s BYOT report in particular has attracted the attention of a wide range of publications from Computing to Information Age. But the highlight of last week’s press coverage has to be Richard Holway’s quote in The Times last Wednesday about Facebook’s bid for Instagram and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s role. We’ve reproduced it here for those of you that can’t get behind the paywall:

“Of course, when everything is going well, a dictator as a chief executive is fine,” Richard Holway, chairman of the industry analyst TechMarketView, said. “But he or she is normally the last to recognise when things are starting to go wrong. An independent chairman, plus a strong chief executive and a supportive but questioning board, is still the best model. Even Facebook will get to that in the end.”

Given how busy a fortnight can be at TechMarketView, it would be easy to miss something that we’d published in a whole quarter. But never fear, our Quarterly Research Summary for Q1 2012 is available now - subscribers and non-subscribers alike can download a free copy here. Of course if you’re not yet a subscriber to our full research services we’d be delighted to welcome you aboard – simply email Deborah Seth for more details.

Posted by: HotViews Editor

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