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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Book now for TechMarketView Evening: Early-bird tickets end 1 May

TMVE drinksDon't miss your chance to secure tickets for the 2018 Evening with TechMarketView’ at the discounted ‘early bird’ rate which is only available until 1 May.

TechMarketView's sixth annual Presentation and Dinner will take place at the magnificent Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in Portland Place London, from 6.30pm on Thursday 13th September

Up to 250 of UK tech’s ‘great & good’ are expected to attend the evening event which has become a popular fixture in the tech calendar and has been described by attendees as “the best networking event in the industry”.

Superb networking & expert insight 

The evening will begin with an extended welcome drinks reception, supported by InterSystems, giving plenty of time for networking over a glass or two of your favourite tipple.

After drinks with your peers, spend an hour or so with our leading analysts - including our Chairman Richard Holway MBE and Managing Partner Anthony Miller - and guest speakers as they share their insight and opinions on key trends and suppliers disrupting the UK tech sector. Then sit down to a sumptuous three course dinner and enjoy further networking with our CXO level guests.

Book by 1 May for Early-Bird rates

TMVE dinnerAs in previous years, TechMarketView subscription clients and SMEs that have been through TechMarketView's Little British Battler (LBB) and Great British Scaleup (GBS) Programmes benefit from a 20% discount on ticket pricing. Our growing band of UKHotViews Premium subscribers also qualify for this discount (yet another reason to sign up!).

To get the best deal, book before 1 May to secure tickets at ‘early bird’ pricing. For full details and to book your place click here or contact our event management partners tx2 Events with any queries.

The TechMarketView Evening 2018 Welcome Drinks Reception is proudly supported by:

InterSystems logo

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:06' - Tagged: event  

Monday 23 April 2018

WANT TO ACHIEVE YOUR SCALE-UP POTENTIAL?

We can show you how!

logoHere's another opportunity to accelerate your company's scale-up journey by applying to participate in our fourth Great British Scaleup Programme event (GBS4) to be held on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th June at the London offices of Great British Scaleup Programme Official Supporter techUK.

Over 20 ambitious UK tech SMEs have had their scale-up potential assessed through the TechMarketView Great British Scaleup Programme and are now reaping the benefit of advice on which parts of the business model are constraining growth and what to do about it.

Don't just take our word for it. Here's what CEO's of prior Great British Scaleups have said about the programme:

  • "Working with the Scaleup team has been enjoyable ... With their experience and market contacts we are on track to partner with a new investor"
  • "The GBS program was an excellent opportunity for an independent review of our business and growth strategy from a team focused on providing unbiased feedback and input"
  • "The assessment process was very rigorous and highlighted strengths and areas of business that require more work. This information was very useful in prioritising our current action plan"
  • "The interview process … allowed us to explore the scaling topics openly and in depth ... in a safe environment. In many cases this exposed known challenges but the external insights into those challenges is of great value."

logoSuccessful applicants will be invited to participate in a CEO-level, confidential 90-minute workshop session with TechMarketView research directors and executive advisors from Great British Scaleup programme Advisory Sponsor, ScaleUp Group, the team of successful tech entrepreneurs that have been responsible for accelerating growth and achieving over £4b in successful exits at many well-known tech companies.

The workshop session will assess your company’s potential and scalability using the ScaleUp Growth Index®, a proprietary scorecard which identifies areas of your business that might be an inhibitor to achieving extraordinary growth. Unlike traditional company scorecards which focus on past financial performance, the ScaleUp Growth Index® assesses your company’s future scale-up potential and identifies areas to address to become Global Champions.

In our experience, the companies that stand to benefit most from the Great British Scaleup programme are typically generating single-digit millions in revenues and already growing at double-digit rates, but are finding themselves resource-constrained, especially cash. Indeed, ScaleUp Group is particularly experienced in assisting companies find Series A-level funding.

If this sounds like your business today, or might well be in the next 12 months, then please apply by filling in the application form on the TechMarketView website here by Friday 11th May 2018. There is no charge to participate.

There's more information on the Great British Scaleup page on our website, and if you have any other queries about the programme, please drop a note to gbs@techmarketview.com.

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

Thursday 19 April 2018

*UKHotViewsExtra* Cyber security suppliers join new cold war at RSA 2018

UKHotViews PremiumThis year’s RSA IT security conference brought together some of the leading players in the cyber security world in more ways than one, demonstrating what looks like real intention to enable greater collaboration in the fight against cybercriminals and state-sponsored hackers.

Thirty four companies signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord (CTA) billed as a “watershed” agreement between rivals and a "digital Geneva Convention" designed to protect civilians against government-orchestrated attacks - a neat fusion of commerce and politics as big tech firms join the ongoing confrontation with Russia in particular.

A joint technical alert by the GHCQ-operated National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security warning of malicious cyber activity being carried by Russian state sponsored hackers coincides nicely with the CTA’s formation, whose members have pledged to abstain from helping governments to launch cyberattacks in the first place.

Click here to read more ... 

Posted by Martin Courtney at '12:16' - Tagged: alliance   cybersecurity   cyberwarfare   rsaconference  

Wednesday 18 April 2018

*UKHotViewsExtra* Pharmacy2U's mission to disrupt UK healthcare

LogoThe UK’s largest online pharmacy, Pharmacy2U, has secured a further £40m of investment to support the growth of its online NHS repeat prescription service. Already a disruptive force in the UK healthcare market, Pharmacy2U has persuaded London-based healthcare-focused private equity firm G Square to back it with a significant investment alongside existing investor BGF. BGF has financed Pharmacy2U since 2016, supporting its merger with rival Chemist Direct in July of that year with two separate rounds of funding totaling £17m.

Founded in 1999, Pharmacy2U is a hi-tech alternative to ‘bricks-and-mortar’ pharmacies, offering online managed repeat and private prescriptions, online-only GP consultations for certain conditions and an online store for ‘health and wellbeing’ products via its subsidiary Chemist Direct.

It’s the repeat NHS prescription business that we think holds the most near-term promise for Pharmacy2U, which was a founding partner to the NHS on the development of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)…. More….

HVP logoTo read the full UKHotViewsExtra article with our analysis of Pharmacy2U and its disruptive impact on the UK healthcare market, TechMarketView subscription clients and UKHotViews Premium subscribers should log in and click here or follow the More link above.

If you’re an individual who’d like access to all UKHotViewsExtra articles and our extensive library of more than 15,000 UKHotViews articles, then our new UKHotViews Premium service is for you – see here for more details and to sign up!

Posted by Tola Sargeant at '14:31' - Tagged: healthcare   scaleup   pharmacy  

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Book now for discounted tickets to TMV Evening 2018

TMV logoTechMarketView's sixth annual Presentation and Dinner will take place at the magnificent Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in Portland Place London, from 6.30pm on Thursday 13th September

Up to 250 of UK tech’s ‘great & good’ are expected to attend the evening event which has become a popular fixture in the tech calendar and has been described by attendees as “the best networking event in the industry”.

Don't miss your chance to secure tickets for the 2018 Evening with TechMarketView’ at the discounted ‘early bird’ rate which is only available until 1 May.

Superb networking & expert insight TMVE 17

The evening will begin with an extended welcome drinks reception, supported by InterSystems, giving plenty of time for networking over a glass or two of your favourite tipple.

After drinks with your peers, spend an hour or so with our leading analysts - including our Chairman Richard Holway MBE and Managing Partner Anthony Miller - and guest speakers as they share their insight and opinions on key trends and suppliers disrupting the UK tech sector. Then sit down to a sumptuous three course dinner and enjoy further networking with our CXO level guests.

Book by 1 May for Early-Bird rates

As in previous years, TechMarketView subscription clients and SMEs that have been through TechMarketView's Little British Battler (LBB) and Great British Scaleup (GBS) Programmes benefit from a 20% discount on ticket pricing. Our growing band of UKHotViews Premium subscribers also qualify for this discount (yet another reason to sign up!).

To get the best deal, book before 1 May to secure tickets at ‘early bird’ pricing. For full details and to book your place click here or contact our event management partners tx2 Events with any queries.

The TechMarketView Evening 2018 Welcome Drinks Reception is proudly supported by:

InterSystems logo

To express your interest in sponsorship packages related to this or future events 
– some of which come with sought after speaking slots -
please contact TechMarketView’s Tola Sargeant or Sarah Robinson directly.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:39'

Friday 13 April 2018

**OUT NOW** VMware plots new directions with AppDefense and PKS

Available now to TechMarketView clients is this must-read research note looking at a couple of important recent moves by VMware.vm

This is the company that of course pioneered virtualisation for commodity x86 servers. Since the turn of the millennium, the firm has used its first mover advantage to build a substantial presence in organisations of all sizes, initially focusing on server consolidation, but later building out its technology to turn it into a platform for data centre automation.

Nowadays, VMware faces increasing challenges as the hypervisor technology that underpins virtualisation is regarded as something of a commodity. Competition is also coming not just from on-premise rivals such as Microsoft with its server platforms, but also from cloud providers including Amazon Web Services.

With this in mind, the firm must adapt its strategy to keep its existing technology relevant to customers while developing new products to help customers meet the challenges of today’s fast-moving IT landscape.

In "VMware plots new directions with AppDefense and PKS" we look at two of VMware’s latest product releases and examine how these fit in with that strategy.

This research note is available to clients taking InfrastructureViews and SecureConnectViews, our key research programmes for Cloud, Infrastructure Services, Security and Networking.


For subscription and analyst engagement enquiries, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:27' - Tagged: cloud   security   virtualisation   VM   conatiners  

Friday 13 April 2018

LAST CHANCE TO BE A 'DIGITAL DISRUPTOR'

logoDON'T MISS OUT! Applications close TODAY for Capita Scaling Parter Digital Disruptor, the first initiative in our new TechMarketView Early Stage Partner programme in association with Capita Scaling Partner, Capita’s new start-up development business.

We are offering an unrivalled opportunity for early-stage UK tech companies to access lucrative client markets that would usually be well out of reach.

Here's what's in store for successful applicants:

Accelerated market access

logoCapita Scaling Partner Digital Disruptors will get the benefit of:

  • A dedicated business development team that works with them over 2-3 years to secure scale business deals from Capita's extensive client base
  • Direct access to decision makers in Capita's corporate clients through relationships that have been built up over 30 years
  • The ability to negotiate scale deals with clients on an equal footing
  • Direct channels to UK and Ireland consumers
  • Capita’s proprietary consumer data, collected from handling over 45 million contacts every day
  • Access to Capita's low cost and scalable shared services
  • Access to Capita's extensive investor network and relationships with investment banks.

Capita will sit side by side with the successful candidates, pitching their proposition to its own client base, providing them with direct access to decision makers. Successful companies are encouraged to 'think big and act big' while retaining their own brand, culture, identity, agility, and negotiating terms with clients and suppliers on an equal footing. 

Extensive business development support

Successful candidates will progress through a series of business workshops run over a four-week period, including:

  • Technology workshops – led by Capita's experienced software and hardware IT professionals to review your technology base and explore improvements
  • Sales workshops – with Capita business units and business development professionals to explore cross-selling opportunities into Capita's clients, leveraging Capita's direct-to-consumer channels, honing your proposition, and building out your development roadmap
  • Financial modelling workshops – to rigorously analyse your existing business plan and to model how Capita could improve it through partnership.

At the end of the four-week programme, the candidates that stand to benefit the most will be offered the opportunity to engage with Capita as equity partners.

Eligibility requirements

You should be the founder or CEO/MD of an early-stage UK tech company that has a digital technology proposition with the potential of disrupting established markets or creating new markets. By 'early stage' we mean a company whose product or service is (i) at – or close to – the MVP (minimum viable product) stage: (ii) has been successfully deployed to one or more clients; and (iii) is now looking to distribute at scale.

To be selected for the programme you should apply in the first instance to attend an intensive 90-minute Pre-Qualification Session (PQS) with TechMarketView research directors and Capita Scaling Partner advisors. The PQS event will be held in London on Wednesday 4th July 2018.

Applications must be submitted on this webform by close of business TODAY, Friday 13th April 2018.

Applicants will be notified if their application has been successful by Friday 25th May. There is no charge to apply for or, if accepted, participate in a PQS.

You can find more information about the TechMarketView Early Stage Partner Programme on the TechMarketView website and further information about Capita Scaling Partner on the Capita website. For further information please email tmvesp@techmarketview.com.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '06:00' - Tagged: tesp   csp  

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Don't miss early bird tickets to TechMarketView Evening!

TMV logoTechMarketView's sixth annual Presentation and Dinner will take place at the magnificent Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in Portland Place London, from 6.30pm on Thursday 13th September

Up to 250 of UK tech’s ‘great & good’ are expected to attend the evening event which has become a popular fixture in the tech calendar and has been described by attendees as “the best networking event in the industry”.

Don't miss your chance to secure tickets for the 2018 Evening with TechMarketView’ at the discounted ‘early bird’ rate which is only available until 1 May.

TMVE 2017

Superb networking & expert insight 

The evening will begin with an extended welcome drinks reception, supported by InterSystems, giving plenty of time for networking over a glass or two of your favourite tipple.

After drinks with your peers, spend an hour or so with our leading analysts - including our Chairman Richard Holway MBE and Managing Partner Anthony Miller - and guest speakers as they share their insight and opinions on key trends and suppliers disrupting the UK tech sector. Then sit down to a sumptuous three course dinner and enjoy further networking with our CXO level guests.

Book by 1 May for Early-Bird rates

As in previous years, TechMarketView subscription clients and SMEs that have been through TechMarketView's Little British Battler (LBB) and Great British Scaleup (GBS) Programmes benefit from a 20% discount on ticket pricing. Our growing band of UKHotViews Premium subscribers also qualify for this discount (yet another reason to sign up!).

To get the best deal, book before 1 May to secure tickets at ‘early bird’ pricing. For full details and to book your place click here or contact our event management partners tx2 Events with any queries.

The TechMarketView Evening 2018 Welcome Drinks Reception is proudly supported by:

InterSystems logo

To express your interest in sponsorship packages related to this or future events 
– some of which come with sought after speaking slots -
please contact TechMarketView’s Tola Sargeant or Sarah Robinson directly.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:27' - Tagged: events  

Thursday 05 April 2018

*NEW RESEARCH* VMware plots new directions with AppDefense and PKS

vmwareOut now is this new must-read research note that looks at two important recent moves by VMware.

VMware of course pioneered virtualisation for commodity x86 servers. Since the turn of the millennium, the firm has used its first mover advantage to build a substantial presence in organisations of all sizes, initially focusing on server consolidation, but later building out its technology to turn it into a platform for data centre automation.

Nowadays, VMware faces increasing challenges as the hypervisor technology that underpins virtualisation is regarded as something of a commodity. Competition is also coming not just from on-premise rivals such as Microsoft with its server platforms, but also from cloud providers including Amazon Web Services.

With this in mind, the firm must adapt its strategy to keep its existing technology relevant to customers while developing new products to help customers meet the challenges of today’s fast-moving IT landscape.

In "VMware plots new directions with AppDefense and PKS" we look at two of VMware’s latest product releases and examine how these fit in with that strategy.

This research note is available to clients taking InfrastructureViews and SecureConnectViews, our key research programmes for Cloud, Infrastructure Services, Security and Networking.

For subscription and analyst engagement enquiries, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:04' - Tagged: cloud   security   virtualisation   containers  

Tuesday 03 April 2018

**NEW RESEARCH** $5 Billion and Counting…Is the SI Creative Agency Gamble Paying-Off

Nearly half of the companies that feature in the TechMarketView’s Top 20 ranking of UK application services (AS)Cover providers have made Creative Agency acquisitions. $5 billion has been spent on such purchases over the last 5 years. The pace, scale and popularity have all increased markedly during in recent times. This is a significant market play by any measure and one that begs the question: “Is it proving to be money well spent?”

Click to download $5 Billion and Counting…Is the SI Creative Agency Gamble Paying-Off for insights into whether sound strategy more than corporate hubris is fuelling the current vogue for buying creativity?

It is easy to understand why SIs want to establish a credible strategic innovation and creative design capability. Leveraging digital disruption and transforming customer experiences are now top priorities on board agendas. The ability to engage with C-suites to envision and architect such fundamental business changes should lead to greater volumes of larger scale digital business transformation programme work. For some SIs, however, the lure of the digital agency arena goes much further.

This is the market context for the latest research from the ESASViews stream. The $5 Billion and Counting…Is the SI Creative Agency Gamble Paying-Off report provides both insight and analysis into the drivers behind this phenomenon and the alternative strategies being deployed. It also assesses the impact this investment is having on the SITS industry and beyond.

If you are an existing ESASViews subscriber you’ll know you can access the report by clicking the link above. If you’d like to discuss an extension to your existing subscription or would like details of how to subscribe to TechMarketView, please email Deb Seth..

Posted by Duncan Aitchison at '09:29' - Tagged: acquisitions   digital   customerexperience  

Tuesday 03 April 2018

**NEW RESEARCH** MIS Market: English state schools 2018

School MIS report imageAs discussed in last year’s Student Data and Analytics report, schools are using a vast array of tools to manage their data and obtain more effective information to drive improvement. At the heart of school data is the management information system (MIS).

The school MIS market represents a significant proportion of software expenditure in the sector--for state schools in England alone the market is worth in excess of £100m a year. However, this is a market that has been dominated by a single supplier for many years. Capita has enjoyed its position of dominance, and data from the Autumn 2017 school census suggests that 80% of state schools in England currently use its SIMS platform.

RM has the second largest share with 10% of the market. It's followed by ScholarPack (Histon House Ltd), with 4% of the market, a company that has made significant progress over the last few years, and then Advanced with 2% market share.  

Due to the potential disruption created by changing MIS the market has been slow to change. However, over the last few years, largely as a result of the academies programme, we are starting to see churn increase. The market is now more competitive and this should help to encourage innovation and lead to improved value for money in schools.

In this new data-driven report we review the latest market statistics on the English state school MIS market, identifying the leading suppliers and the those making the best progress.

If you are an existing PublicSectorViews subscriber you can read the report now. If you'd like to discuss an extension to your existing subscription or would like details of how to subscribe to TechMarketView, please email Deb Seth.

Posted by Dale Peters at '07:26' - Tagged: education   software   research   data   schools   research   research   research   research