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Tuesday 21 May 2019

*UKHotViewsExtra* Arvato extends at DfT

Arvtato logoWhen Arvato won its shared services contract with the Department for Transport in 2013 (see Arvato confirmed as DfT share services provider), the option to extend the seven-year contract for a further three years was included. Today, Arvato have confirmed that the department has exercised that option, meaning the arrangement will run until 2023. The contract has been one of Arvato’s key business relationships in the UK since it was signed.

Under the terms of the extension, Arvato will continue to provide back office shared services (HR, procurement, payroll and finance services) to DfT and its executive agencies (Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

HV Premium logoIt’s worth highlighting that the arrangement looks very different to that which was originally envisaged... Read more.

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Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '07:15'

Thursday 16 May 2019

*New Research*: Digital Enablement via Low Code Platforms

imageSuppliers and end user organisations looking for tools to provide practical assistance and accelerants around transformation change programmes should be exploring the low code development sector.

The TechMarketView report ‘Digital Enablement via Low Code Platforms: understanding the position, uncovering the prospects’ provides critical insight into this fast growing technology  area that will play a key part in making 2019 and beyond the age of digital activism it ought to be. The report explores the positions of leading providers like OutSystems, Mendix and Appian, UK participants like Netcall and specialist low code services providers such as Green Lemon Company, as well as the approach to low code taken by software providers, from Microsoft to Unit4.

For all the positives that stem from this declarative, model driven approach to application development – which include the ability to deal with continuous change, cope with filled-to-bursting software and process development pipelines, enablement of core system modernisation and addressing skills shortages – the low code movement also represents a threat to application services providers. As low code-using end user organisations are able to do more in terms of self-service development, to shorter timescales and with lower costs, they are using their knowledge to pressure suppliers into upping their game. Suppliers need to build low code capabilities for their own sakes as well as on behalf of clients.

Low code platforms are perceived as only being suitable for lightweight, mobile and web applications. While they aren’t the solution for every development task and should only form part of a broader development toolkit, they  can tackle sophisticated business critical application and process requirements. 

If you're interested in this report but don’t have a TechMarketView subscription, you can contact Deb Seth to find out how to access our research services.

Posted by Angela Eager at '09:51' - Tagged: cloud   software   digitaltransformation   development  

Tuesday 14 May 2019

*UKHotViewsExtra* AWS Summit London: public sector to the fore

AWS logoTechMarketView, along with approximately 14,000 people, attended the AWS Summit in London last week. The event brought technologists together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS’ cloud technology solutions.

As well as a strong focus on cloud migration, app modernisation, AI, machine learning, data and analytics, the event highlighted the importance of giving more people the skills to build, manage and benefit from these technologies.

UKHotViews Premium logoThe use of AWS technology in the UK public sector has been growing rapidly, particularly in central government. The Summit included strong representation from public sector customers, including presentations from the Ministry of Justice, DVLA, Met Office, universities and the NHS.

In UKHotViewsExtra: AWS Summit London: public sector to the fore we take a look at some of the public sector organisations using AWS technology, review the presentations from the day and discuss the conversations we had about transforming public services through the application of cloud technologies at the Summit. TechMarketView subscribers (including UKHotViews Premium subscribers) can read more about the AWS Summit now. If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth to gain access.

Posted by Dale Peters at '08:47' - Tagged: public+sector   cloud   conference  

Thursday 09 May 2019

Latest TechMarketView Research

The TechMarketView analyst team has been busy over the last couple of weeks publishing a range of reports and in-depth articles. Take a moment to catch up and make sure you haven’t missed any of our latest research! 

If you’re a TechMarketView subscription client the titles below take you straight to the in-depth article or report:

report coversAdvanced Health & Care: Opportunities and Potential

Government Digital Service enters a new phase

Digital Employee Experience and The Future of Work

LBB ‘CentraStage’ continues to prosper at Datto

IndustryViews Corporate Activity

IndustryViews Quoted Sector

Digital Enablement via Low Code Platforms: understanding the position, uncovering the prospects

Another Year Another $1Billion – the SI Creative Agency Spending Spree Continues

If you don’t currently subscribe to one of our research streams or UKHotViews Premium and you’d like details of our 2019 subscription packages email Deb Seth to learn more.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:18'

Tuesday 07 May 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Advanced Health & Care: Opportunities and Potential

Advanced logoTechMarketView recently caught up with Ric Thompson, Managing Director Health & Care, and Alex Yeates, Medical Director, at Advanced to see how the health and care division is progressing following the acquisition of Docman last year (see Docman acquisition boosts Advanced’s healthcare potential).

At the time of the acquisition we discussed how Advanced had a solid position in urgent and community healthcare settings and Docman had significant reach into primary and acute settings, presenting substantial cross sell opportunities for the business.

In this latest PublicSectorViews research note, we provide an overview of the business, review progress made with the Ask NHS app, look at the new opportunities created by the Docman acquisition, and consider the expansion into primary care settings and other potential opportunities.

TechMarketView subscribers can download the research note – Advanced Health & Care: Opportunities and Potential – now. If you are not yet a subscriber and would like to find out more, please get in touch with Deb Seth.

Posted by Dale Peters at '09:52' - Tagged: software   healthcare   research   research   research   research   research  

Thursday 02 May 2019

*UKHotViewsExtra* Government Digital Service enters a new phase

Kevon Cunnington photoOn 30th April, Government Digital Service (GDS) Director General, Kevin Cunnington, recorded a podcast on the past, present and future of GDS. The podcast was published on the GDS blog. In UKHotViewsExtra, Georgina O’Toole, TechMarketView’s Chief Analyst, considers his views on GDS’ direction of travel and discusses how GDS’ likely influence as it enters its next phase.

HV Premium logoWhen we talk to suppliers to UK Government, there is one question that frequently pops up: how influential is the Government Digital Service (GDS)? The high level of interest arises as suppliers must determine where to focus the efforts of their finite sales, marketing and consultancy resources… read more

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Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '14:08'