Friday 03 July 2020

*NEW RESEARCH* Mastering the Art of Practical Innovation

Report imageThe innovation lifecycle blends pain points and purpose, with a splash of serendipity, and the incentive to produce something that is both different and makes a positive difference to business and consumers. The challenge is building a framework to support ongoing innovation - from ideation through implementation to tangible business value - without stifling it. “Mastering the Art of Practical Innovation” explores how Atos approaches the task.

Across the tech sector, providers have assembled skills, capabilities and components to support customers’ innovation ambitions as they digitally transform their businesses. Investment is being directed towards services, products and IP around technologies such as IoT and edge computing, 3D printing and quantum computing, and new business model enablers such as industry data platforms. But there’s a difference between check-listing and melding capabilities together in a way that has a direct effect on the organisation implementing them and their consumers, whose experience is the ultimate arbiter of success. 

Posted by Angela Eager at '08:08' - Tagged: itservices   innovation   digital  

Friday 03 July 2020

Have you got your copy of this year’s TechMarketView rankings report?

UK SITS Rankings Contents Have you got your copy of this year’s TechMarketView rankings report? Don’t miss out on finding out who ranks where in our top 60 and delving into the supplier profiles of the top 30. The rankings reflect the changes in the market, and in particular how the long-standing suppliers are managing the swing from heritage Software and IT/Business Process Services to new propositions. 

Top 20 ranking tables are also provided for key horizontal market areas as defined by TechMarketView’s Digital Evolution Model (DEM): Enterprise Software, Consulting, Solutions, and Operations (across Business Process, Applications and Infrastructure) giving readers unparalleled depth and breadth of analysis.

The much anticipated, and highly comprehensive, Supplier Rankings report is available for our Foundation Service clients here: UK SITS Supplier Rankings 2020.

Or, if you are not a client of the Foundation Service, or indeed of TechMarketView, contact today to find out how to get your copy.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:00'

Thursday 02 July 2020

*UKHotViewsExtra* Accenture to cut up to 900 UK staff

Accenture logoAccenture is to cut between 700 and 900 UK jobs, equating to between 6% and 8% of its 11,000 employees in its offices across London, Aberdeen, and Cambridge. The news was picked up by the Guardian, which saw an internal note to staff. Accenture have since responded.

The internal note highlights that the company already had an overcapacity when the pandemic hit. And over the last period, additional strain has been felt due to lower demand and reduced natural attrition. The company has also identified that “structural costs need to be addressed”.

Accenture is keen to highlight that it has already taken actions to cut costs by decreasing travel (wouldn’t have been hard!), reducing contractor numbers, and pausing recruitment, but it has not been enough. As a result, redundancy talks will commence in the middle of this month, with all levels affected, including MDs (Accenture’s equivalent of ‘Partner’).

UKHotViews Premium logoAccenture’s statement reads: “We remain confident in our business in the UK for the long term. We are taking steps now to be able to continue investing in our workforce and our business, ensuring we have the right people with the right skills to best serve our clients and are well positioned for the future. We have notified our UK people that it is necessary to go into collective employee consultation for a proposed redundancy programme.”

TechMarketView subscribers, including those signed up to UKHotViewsPremium should read UKHotViewsExtra  -Accenture to make up to 900 UK staff redundant for our opinion on the news. If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth to find out how to access this and much more.

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '09:00' - Tagged: restructure   covid-19