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Thursday 19 July 2018

*NEW RESEARCH* UK tech stocks bounce back in Q2

chartAfter a poor start to the year, most of the UK tech indices we track (see here) recovered some of the losses during Q2. The FTSE SCS index, a proxy for UK listed software and IT services (SITS) companies and the worst performer in Q1 with a fall of 30%, gained 15% in Q2 but is still 20% down year to date despite strong recoveries from Sophos (up 49% qoq), Aveva (up 41% qoq) and Micro Focus (up 34% qoq).

Subscribers to the TechMarketView Foundation Service can see the detail and the numbers in our latest quarterly review, IndustryViews Quoted Sector Q2 2018.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '15:00'

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Speakers confirmed for TechMarketView Evening 2018 – Breaking the Boundaries

TMVIt's TechMarketView's tenth anniversary year and to celebrate we are announcing a formidable line-up of speakers to enlighten, inspire and surprise you at our annual Evening with TechMarketView.

Hosted by TechMarketView Chairman Richard Holway MBE, the evening focuses on TechMarketView's theme for 2018, Breaking the Boundaries, and you will be hearing from:

·      Tola Sargeant, TechMarketView Managing Director, who will bring the theme alive and challenge the way you look at the UK tech market by illustrating how buyers and sellers of enterprise technology are breaking their own boundaries to try to keep one step ahead of the pack

·     Chief Analyst Georgina O’Toole showcasing brand new TechMarketView analysis that examines the contrasting performances of the ‘legacy’ & the ‘new’ segments of the UK SITS market and ask the question: ‘what needs to happen to return to the halcyon days of double-digit growth?’

·     TechMarketView’s Martin Courtney hosting a ‘fireside chat’ with our special guest Andrew Johnson from Shell. One of the world’s largest retailers with a significant UK presence, Shell is three years into its digital transformation journey and Andrew will share his experiences, which touch everything from digital payments to autonomous vehicles

·     Kate Hanaghan, Chief Research Officer, who will unveil TechMarketView’s Market Readiness Index to share findings from our new end-user analysis and explore how buyers and suppliers can work better together to Break the Boundaries

·     Anthony Miller, TechMarketView Managing Partner, who will be putting his own inimitable slant on the changing fortunes of the leading UK tech suppliers over the past decade and what the future may hold for them over the next.

TMV Evening drinks

The event will be held on Thursday 13th September 2018 at the magnificent premises of the Royal Institute of British Architects in London with registration and a networking drinks reception, sponsored by InterSystems, commencing at 6:30 pm. This will be followed by the speaker sessions and a first-class silver service dinner.

The TechMarketView Evening is the only event where over 200 leaders from tech industry giants, mid-market specialist suppliers, aspiring 'Great British Scaleups' and innovative early stage companies, as well as advisors, investors and end-user organisations, get the chance to meet and form new friendships and partnerships – and learn what TechMarketView believes the future may hold!

You can book individual seats for the event, or why not recognise your key clients and partners by booking a table for ten. 

For more details and to book your place click here or contact our event management partner, tx2 Events on 020 3137 2541.

Don’t forget that if you are a TechMarketView subscription client, a UKHotViews Premium client, or from one of our Little British BattlerGreat British Scaleup or Early Stage Partner programme companies, you qualify for the discounted ticket price.

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Posted by HotViews Editor at '16:55' - Tagged: event  

Monday 09 July 2018

*NEW RESEARCH* UK public sector SITS market forecasts preview

PSV Market Trends Preview report coverToday, the TechMarketView PublicSectorViews team publishes its annual UK Public Sector SITS: Market Forecast Preview.

It does exactly what it says on the tin, giving PublicSectorViews subscribers an early view of our detailed forecasts for the UK public sector SITS market through to 2021, including by vertical subsector (central government, local government, education, health, police and defence). Subscribers can find out the extent of the decline in public sector SITS in 2017, find out which sectors suffered the most, and investigate where we expect a recovery over our forecast period.

We will be publishing a thorough analysis of the drivers and trends in each of those subsectors in a subsequent report. PublicSectorViews’ subscribers can download the preview report – UK Public Sector SITS: Market Forecast Preview 2016-2020 - now.

If you are not yet a subscriber and would like to find out more, please contact Deb Seth, who would be more than pleased to help.

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '06:32' - Tagged: public+sector   MarketForecasts  

Thursday 05 July 2018

*NEW RESEARCH* UK Software and IT Services Rankings 2018

Supplier Rankings report 2018The latest edition of TechMarketView’s UK SITS Supplier Rankings report is now available. These rankings have been compiled through a detailed analysis of the UK SITS revenues of over 200 publicly quoted and privately held companies. We can now reveal, despite its annus horribilis, Capita holds on to the top spot in the rankings for the fifth year in a row. 

The report reviews the performance and prospects of each of the suppliers in the Top 30. It also provides ranking tables for the Top 60 UK SITS suppliers, the reasons why aggregate revenue for these leading suppliers grew more slowly in 2017 compared to the previous year, and the names of the three new entrants into the Top 60 this year.

The report is available for download by Foundation Service clients only, here: UK SITS Supplier Rankings 2018.

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

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:52'

Wednesday 04 July 2018

Join us at the TechMarketView Evening 2018, 13 Sept

Preparations are now well underway for the annual TechMarketView Presentation & Dinner on 13 September 2018, to which we look forward to welcoming some 250 of UK tech’s ‘great and good’ for an evening of analyst insight and quality networking. 

If you haven’t booked your place yet don’t delay, the event has been a sell-out for the last five years and tickets are already selling like those proverbial hot cakes! Click here to book.

TMV Evening 2017The evening, which will once again be held at RIBA in London, will begin with an extended drinks reception sponsored by InterSystems, giving you plenty of time to mingle with your peers and make new connections over a glass or two of your preferred tipple. 

We then retire to the auditorium, where TechMarketView experts and guest speakers will spend 90 minutes sharing their insight on the trends and suppliers that are shaping the UK tech market. In keeping with our 2018 research theme, we’ll be focusing on what both suppliers and buyers need to do to ‘Break the Boundaries’ and position themselves for success both now and well into the future.

During the course of the evening, the audience will hear from TechMarketView’s Chairman Richard Holway MBE, Managing Director Tola Sargeant, Chief Analyst Georgina O’Toole and Chief Research Officer Kate Hanaghan as well as guest speakers from our industry community. By popular demand, our Managing Partner Anthony Miller will once again close the show in style.

We then all sit down to enjoy a fabulous three-course dinner and more enjoyable conversation with leaders from across the UK IT market.

Who should attend:

  • Execs from UK software, IT services and business process services companies
  • CXOs from UK tech start-ups and scale-ups (those that have been through our Little British Battler, Great British Scaleup and Early Stage Partner Programmes qualify for a discount on ticket price)
  • CTO/CIOs from end-user organisations, public or private sector
  • VCs, private equity and other advisors with an interest in the UK tech sector.

For more details and to book your place click here or contact Tina Compton at our event management partners tx2 Events

Proudly supported by:

InterSystemsB2L

Posted by HotViews Editor at '15:10'

Wednesday 04 July 2018

*NEW RESEARCH* UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2018-2021

TechMarketView Market Trends and Forecasts 2018TechMarketView’s Foundation Service clients can now access our annual review of the UK Software and IT Services market: UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2018.

Suppliers are faced with a fast-moving market, defined by rapidly-evolving client requirements and an acceleration in technological advancements. However, we see increasing evidence that many are struggling to make the changes necessary to compete in the ‘digital world’.

In this latest report, you will read market analysis from each of TechMarketView’s Research Directors across all research areas. 

TechMarketView had predicted a worsening of UK SITS market performance in 2017; however, it was even more pronounced than we had expected with legacy revenue streams under immense pressure. The market is changing shape and this year was the first year that ALL growth was driven by cloud computing.

To make sure you are prepared to respond to the new world, download UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2018 now.

If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact dseth@techmarketview.com for more information.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:09'

Monday 02 July 2018

Appy Birthday NHS!

NHS logoAs the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday, it - or at least its PR machine - has been looking to the future and making plans to ‘unleash the power of technology to transform everyday life for patients’.  Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt today announced both a new NHS app for England and a £215m package of funding for medical research that it’s hoped will transform the lives of millions of people who are living with a range of conditions, including life-long illnesses, mental health issues and obesity.

HVPIn today’s UKHotViewsExtra article, NHS to get app & £215m research fund for its birthday, Tola Sargeant analyses both developments and asks whether we need another NHS app?

UKHotViews Premium and TechMarketView corporate subscription clients can read the article here. If you don’t yet subscribe to either, you’ll find more detail and the sign-up form for UKHotViews Premium here, or contact Deborah Seth for details of our corporate subscription packages.

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '18:10' - Tagged: nhs   strategy   funding   healthcare   mobile  

Monday 02 July 2018

*NEW RESEARCH*: Funding Trends & Patterns: UK AI/Machine Learning Startups

imageInvestment is gushing towards the new generation of software startups that put Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning techniques at the centre of their products.

Our ‘Funding Trends & Patterns: UK AI/ML Startups’ research note is essential reading for enterprises and suppliers looking to understand how the market is developing and where the money trail is leading.

Heightened expectations exist around AI/ML despite cautious adoption because it’s clear the ability to apply the techniques to data sources can open doors to new revenue and operational models. And as more processes and operations turn digital, relevant data sources are rapidly expanding. Failure to reveal the value hidden in data is as good as disabling a growth lever.

This research explores:

·      the UK AI/ML startup funding landscape,

·      identifies the sectors attracting the highest levels of funding,

·      the types of startups gaining funding and why,

to provide a snapshop of funding activity across a selected group of startups.

You should be reading this research note If you are an established software or services supplier looking to startups for innovation enablement and solution delivery via partnerships or acquisitions. C-level executives looking to understanding what is available and how and to what effect the technology could be used within the business will also find this a valuable resource.

The research is available to eligible TechMarketView subscribers. If you do not currently take a subscription and would like details please contact Deborah Seth.

Posted by Angela Eager at '10:00' - Tagged: funding   startup   software   AI   machinelearning   machineintelligence  

Monday 02 July 2018

*UKHotviews Extra* Share indices in June 2018

TechMarketView subscription research service clients and UKHotViews Premium clients can read our latest summary of UK share index movements – along with the 'winners' and 'losers' in UKHotViews Extra here.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:45'

Monday 02 July 2018

*UKHotViewsExtra* Docman acquisition boosts Advanced’s healthcare potential

Advanced LogoAdvanced has acquired healthcare electronic document management specialist Docman for an undisclosed fee. The deal will see Docman’s CEO Ric Thompson take on the role of MD for Health & Care at Advanced when Nick Wilson, who currently holds the position, takes over as CEO at Allocate Software next month (see Allocate appoints Advanced’s Nick Wilson as new CEO).

The deal is a good fit with Advanced’s strategy under the leadership of CEO Gordon Wilson i.e. acquiring close to its core markets and focusing on cloud-based applications. Advanced has a solid position in urgent and community healthcare settings, but Docman gives Advanced significant reach into primary and acute settings.

More than 5,400 GP practices, 115 NHS Trusts and 178 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) currently use Docman’s document management and workflow solutions.

This product set is complementary to Advanced’s existing health and care offerings, which include financial management, electronic patient records, e-prescribing and medicines administration, clinical patient management and its clinical decision support solution (CDSS), which also powers the Ask NHS app. We believe there will be significant cross sell opportunities for Advanced’s new look Health & Care business.

This is the fourth acquisition that the UK-based software and services provider has completed in the last twelve months. It follows Science Warehouse and Information Balance in March 2018 and Hudman Solutions in July 2017. We expect to see further M&A activity this year.

HVX PremiumOverall, this looks like a sound acquisition by Advanced, The UK healthcare sector is under tremendous pressure as the population ages and demands on the service increase. Technology is a key component in relieving these pressures and remains central to government policy for the sector. This will create opportunities for the business, particularly for products and services that demonstrably improve efficiencies.

Subscribers to TechMarketView’s research services, and our new UKHotViewsPremium service, can read further analysis of this acquisition and what it means for Advanced here.

Posted by Dale Peters at '09:39' - Tagged: acquisition   healthcare