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Friday 21 April 2017

ONE WEEK TO GO for the chance to become a Great British Scaleup

logoThere’s just a week to go before applications close for the first TechMarketView Great British Scaleup Event, to be held in London on 27-28 June 2017.

Following on from our highly successful Little British Battler programme, the new TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme is aimed at fast growing, privately held, UK-owned tech SMEs that are ready, willing and able to make a step-change in their growth path with the help of external finance.

Participants will have a unique opportunity to develop their potential by tapping into the knowledge and experience of TechMarketView’s research analysts along with business advisors from ScaleUp Group, an elite team of successful tech entrepreneurs and seasoned executives, chaired by John O’Connell, one of the best known and most respected names in the UK tech sector.

Successful applicants will be invited to participate in a half-day, closed-door session to discuss their business plans and prospects in confidence with TechMarketView and ScaleUp Group. Selected qualifying companies will then have the option for further mentoring by ScaleUp Group to help prepare for potential external investment.

Companies participating in the TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme will also enjoy invaluable exposure in TechMarketView UKHotViews, widely acknowledged as the most influential daily commentary on the UK tech scene, as well as coverage in selected TechMarketView research.

Indeed, many of the 100+ UK tech SMEs that participated in our Little British Battler programme tell us that their companies significantly benefited from their involvement – including gaining access to funding and exits through acquisition.

Applications for the first Great British Scaleup event close on Friday 28 April and can only be accepted through the web-based Pre-Qualification Form. Successful applicants will be notified by 26 May.

There is no charge to apply or participate in this event, so don’t miss this chance to start your journey to become the next Great British Scaleup!

Further information can be found in the Great British Scaleup page on our website or by contacting us at gbs@techmarketview.com.

Posted by Anthony Miller at '08:07' - Tagged: gbs  

Thursday 20 April 2017

*NEW RESEARCH* Brexit: The implications

Brexit imageOn 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. Since then much has been unclear. No-one has really been sure what Brexit will mean. For UK Government, for UK industry, for UK citizens living abroad, or for EU citizens living in the UK. We still have two years of negotiations, during which time we will be seeking to agree the terms of our withdrawal from the EU, a new trade agreement and future relationship with the EU, and any transition arrangements.

For SITS suppliers to the UK market this makes planning in the short-to-medium term very difficult. It is our view that in order to make strategic decisions, it is important to get a handle on the Brexit timetable, the likelihood of different scenarios and the implications. That is why, in this TechMarketView research note, we welcome Jo Clift as a ‘guest writer’, asking her to explain the current Brexit scenario and the likely outcomes. Jo has drawn on her years of experience in the heart of UK Government to answer numerous questions posed by TechMarketView on the implications of Brexit within Whitehall and, more broadly, for the UK. The result is a simple guide to a very complex subject.

Over the next couple of months, the TechMarketView team will undertake further analysis, using Jo’s insight as a foundation, to look in more detail at the implications for the UK software and IT services (SITS) market.  This will guide our revised market forecasts, which will be published in June.

Acknowledging the importance of this research, we have made this PublicSectorViews research note available to ALL TechMarketView subscribers.  The report - Brexit: The implications - can be downloaded now. If you would like to talk to the TechMarketView team about this ongoing analysis, please contact TechMarketView Director, Georgina O’Toole.

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '12:29' - Tagged: brexit  

Wednesday 19 April 2017

*NEW RESEARCH* Littlefish beating the big (and medium) fish in the big sea

Littlefish logoWe recently highlighted the presence of IT support provider, Littlefish, in the TechTrack100 (see Littlefish and the Tech Track 100). Littlefish was a Little British Battler (LBB) at our inaugural event in Q1 2012 – see Little British Battlers Q112 and Little British Battler Update: Littlefish).

They may not sit in one of the ‘sexy’ areas of the ICT market, but their growth achievements make up for that in the excitement stakes. In their financial year to 30th September 2017, we expect them to report growth of c50% to around £8.5m. In addition, employee numbers have increased to 120 (with 20 vacancies open).  That compares to a turnover of just £1m (with 20 employees) when the current owners acquired the business in 2010. The business is profitable and cash generative.

Having caught up with Littlefish CEO, Steve Robinson, in this research note – Littlefish beating the big (and medium) fish in the big sea – TechMarketView Director, Georgina O’Toole, looks at how the company is slowly nibbling at the heels of the big and medium sized infrastructure services players in the market. The UKHotViewsExtra article also discusses the investment being made by Littlefish and its predictions for future growth.

TechMarketView subscription clients can gain access to the research note now. If you are not yet a subscriber, or don’t know if your company has a corporate-wide subscription already, please get in touch with Deb Seth.  

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '10:36' - Tagged: public+sector   support+services   infrastructureservices   automation   privatesector   servicedesk  

Tuesday 18 April 2017

*NEW RESEARCH* 2iC: Strong growth driven by international contracts

2iC logoWe recently caught up with Graham Booth, CEO of one of our Little British Battlers, 2iC (see UKHotViews archive). When we met 2iC in April 2015, it was a company with revenues of just c£300K (in its financial year to end December 2014 (see Little British Battlers: The Sixth Sense). Having grown at an average of 30% over the last three years, it achieved revenues over £0.5m in its last financial year.

In this latest UKHotViewsExtra article, we look at why Booth believes future growth will be driven by international opportunities and discuss why the company has become frustrated with the slow pace of change within the UK Ministry of Defence. If you would like to read more, and are already a TechMarketView subscriber, you can read ‘2iC: Strong growth driven by international contracts’ now. If you would like to find out how to access the research, please contact Deb Seth to find out more.

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '13:20' - Tagged: public+sector   defence   sme   lbb   littlebritishbattler   cybersecurity  

Tuesday 18 April 2017

TWO WEEKS LEFT for the chance to become a Great British Scaleup

LOGOThere’s just two weeks to go before applications close for the first TechMarketView Great British Scaleup Event, to be held in London on 27-28 June 2017.

The new TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme is aimed at fast growing, privately held, UK-owned tech SMEs that are ready, willing and able to make a step-change in their growth path with the help of external finance.

Participants will have a unique opportunity to develop their potential by tapping into the knowledge and experience of TechMarketView’s research analysts along with business advisors from ScaleUp Group, an elite team of successful tech entrepreneurs and seasoned executives, chaired by John O’Connell, one of the best known and most respected names in the UK tech sector.

Successful applicants will be invited to participate in a half-day, closed-door session to discuss their business plans and prospects in confidence with TechMarketView and ScaleUp Group. Selected qualifying companies will then have the option for further mentoring by ScaleUp Group to help prepare for potential external investment.

Companies participating in the TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme will also enjoy invaluable exposure in TechMarketView UKHotViews, widely acknowledged as the most influential daily commentary on the UK tech scene, as well as coverage in selected TechMarketView research.

Applications close on Friday 28 April and can only be accepted through the web-based Pre-Qualification Form. Successful applicants will be notified by 26 May.

There is no charge to apply or participate in this event, so don’t miss this chance to start your journey to become the next Great British Scaleup!

Further information can be found in the Great British Scaleup page on our website or by contacting us at gbs@techmarketview.com.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:42' - Tagged: gbs  

Wednesday 12 April 2017

*NEW RESEARCH*: Intelligent Applications - transformative impact

Intelligent Applications are a transformative adaptation of enterprise applications that promise high business impact. The changes affect application architecture and capabilities but they go beyond pure technical considerations. Intelligent Applications are breaking established norms around what applications do, how they operate and how users interact with them.

Breaking established norms calls for radical change by suppliers operating in the Enterprise Software & Application Services (ESAS) sector: mastering Intelligent Applications demands wholesale reassessment of technology capabilities, operational approaches and skills requirements. Those who can adapt have the opportunity to open up higher value revenue streams - and adaptation is necessary because Intelligent Application capabilities, be that service or software led, will rapidly become table stakes. The latest research from ESASViews examines the transformative impact of Intelligent Applications and sets the foundation for further analysis of the developments, ecosystem and opportunities.

Subscribers can click to download “Grasping the transformative impact of Intelligent Applications”. If you don’t have a TechMarketView subscription, contact Deborah Seth to find how to change that.

Posted by Angela Eager at '16:26' - Tagged: software   ApplicationServices   AI   machinelearning   machineintelligence  

Tuesday 11 April 2017

*NEW RESEARCH* End User Insight in Robotic Process Automation

lIn the course of researching the emerging Robotic Process Automation (RPA) sector, we have spoken with a number of enterprise end users on their experiences implementing and operating RPA across their back-office business processes.

It has provided a fascinating perspective on what is really happening at the coal face in deploying RPA solutions, and the real challenges and opportunities presented by enterprise customers.

These end user insights will continue to help frame our growing research into the Business Process Automation and RPA sector (see our series Business Process Automation – opportunities in the Robotic Revolution).

In this Analyst Views report, we provide insights specifically from conversations with senior business managers responsible for managing RPA deployments, in the highly-regulated retail banking and UK energy sectors: Robotic Process Automation: end user insights in retail banking and energy.

If you would like subscription information please contact Deborah Seth from our client services team.

Posted by John O'Brien at '08:54' - Tagged: enduser   RPA  

Monday 10 April 2017

Are YOU the next Great British Scaleup?

logoAre you a fast-growing tech SME with the potential to grow even faster?

Do you have your eye on overseas markets but don’t have the capacity to exploit them?

Would you like help to become the next Great British Scaleup?

Last week TechMarketView launched a new initiative to help UK tech SMEs grow faster – the Great British Scaleup programme, the follow-on to our highly successful Little British Battler (LBB) programme. Over the past five years, our LBB programme has brought more than 100 UK tech SMEs to the attention of the wider market, many of whom have gone on to greater things.

The new TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme is aimed at fast growing, privately held, UK-owned tech SMEs that are ready, willing and able to make a step-change in their growth path with the help of external finance.

Participants will have a unique opportunity to develop their potential by tapping into the knowledge and experience of TechMarketView’s research analysts along with business advisors from ScaleUp Group, an elite team of successful tech entrepreneurs and seasoned executives, chaired by one of the best known and most respected names in the UK tech sector, John O’Connell.

Successful applicants will be invited to participate in a half-day, closed-door session to discuss their business plans and prospects in confidence with TechMarketView and ScaleUp Group. Selected qualifying companies will then have the option for further mentoring by ScaleUp Group to help prepare for potential external investment.

Companies participating in the TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme will also enjoy invaluable exposure in TechMarketView UKHotViews, widely acknowledged as the most influential daily commentary on the UK tech scene, as well as coverage in selected TechMarketView research.

The inaugural TechMarketView Great British Scaleup Event will be held in London on 27-28 June 2017. Applications for this event are open until Friday 28 April. Applications can only be accepted through the web-based Pre-Qualification Form. Successful applicants will be notified by 26 May.

There is no charge to apply or participate in this event, so don’t miss this chance to start your journey to become the next Great British Scaleup!

Further information can be found in the Great British Scaleup page on our website or by contacting us at gbs@techmarketview.com.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:40' - Tagged: gbs  

Monday 03 April 2017

HERE COME THE GREAT BRITISH SCALEUPS!

Today, TechMarketView is launching a new initiative to help UK tech SMEs grow faster – the Great British Scaleup programme. This programme is the follow-on to our highly successful Little British Battler programme which, over the past five years, has brought more than 100 UK tech SMEs to the attention of the wider market.

The TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme offers a unique opportunity for fast-growing UK tech SMEs to develop their potential by tapping into the knowledge and experience of TechMarketView’s market research specialists along with business advisors from ScaleUp Group, an elite team of successful tech entrepreneurs and seasoned executives, chaired by one of the best known and most respected names in the UK tech sector, John O’Connell.

The TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme is aimed at fast growing, privately held, UK-owned tech SMEs with at least 20 employees and revenues over £3m, that are ready, willing and able to make a step-change in their growth path with the help of external finance.

Successful applicants will be invited to participate in a half-day, closed-door session to discuss their business plans and prospects in confidence with TechMarketView and ScaleUp Group. Selected qualifying companies will have the option for further mentoring by ScaleUp Group to help prepare for potential external investment.

All companies selected to participate in the TechMarketView Great British Scaleup programme will also enjoy invaluable exposure in TechMarketView UKHotViews, widely acknowledged as the most influential daily commentary on the UK tech scene, as well as coverage in selected TechMarketView research.

The inaugural TechMarketView Great British Scaleup Event will be held in London on 27-28 June 2017. Applications for this event are open until Friday 28 April. Applications can only be accepted through the web-based Pre-Qualification Form. Successful applicants will be notified by 26 May. No fee is required to participate in a TechMarketView Great British Scaleup Event.

If you think your company qualifies – or if you know of a company that might – we strongly encourage you to apply to join the league of Great British Scaleups!

Further information can be found in the Great British Scaleup page on our website or by contacting us at gbs@techmarketview.com.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '10:15' - Tagged: gbs