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Friday 19 July 2019

*UKHotViewsExtra* Did HPE make a success of the RedPixie acquisition?

hpeA little over a year ago, HPE announced its acquisition of London-based RedPixie with the intention of deepening its capabilities in cloud consulting, app development and services for migrating workloads to the public cloud. Competition to buy the small Shoreditch-based company was intense as RedPixie had made a name for itself as a Microsoft Azure specialist. red

The acquisition was part of HPE’s broader strategy to build out capabilities in hybrid IT, and followed the purchases of Cloud Cruiser (technology to track, measure, and control cloud usage) and Cloud Technology Partners (services to move clients to/operate in the cloud - including its own IP) in 2017.

Acquisitions such as RedPixie can, however, be very risky – something HPE was well aware of. Often the greatest challenge with small transactions by large players is that they fizzle to nothing, usually as the core hub of talent decides it doesn’t like corporate life and departs shortly after the earn-out.

So did the HPE team in the UK get this one right?

Find out here: Did HPE make a success of its RedPixie acquisition?

Posted by Kate Hanaghan at '09:11' - Tagged: cloud   hybrid  

Friday 19 July 2019

Book your place for an Evening with TechMarketView!

There are just two months to go until the doors open for the seventh annual ‘Evening with TechMarketView’ on 12 September at RIBA, London. We’re looking forward to welcoming over 200 UK tech CXOs to the evening event, which has been described by attendees as ‘the best networking event in the industry’.

TMVEJoin us from 6.30pm for a welcome drinks reception, supported by InterSystems, then take your seat in the auditorium as TechMarketView’s expert analysts take to the stage to share insight and analysis on the trends and suppliers shaping the UK tech market under the banner of TMV’s 2019 research theme – ‘The Year of the Relationship: Extend. Evolve. Optimise’. You can also look forward to a fireside chat with our guest speaker, Mastercard’s EVP for Global Cities, Miguel Gamiño. Prior to joining Mastercard, Miguel served as the CTO of New York City, pioneering a new civic engagement and innovation platform for NYC and he has stood as a voice of leadership in tech policy, including smart city and IoT programmes.  The evening is rounded off with a superb three-course silver service dinner, providing further networking opportunities, supported by Datto.

Tickets are selling quickly so don’t risk missing your chance to join us for an enjoyable evening of analyst insight and quality networking – book your place now! There are also a limited number of tables of 10 available so why not gather a group of colleagues or clients and bring them along for the evening too?

Don’t forget that if you are a TechMarketView subscription client, subscribe to UKHotViewsPremium or if you're one of our Little British BattlersGreat British Scaleups or Innovation Partner Programme companies, you will be eligible for the discounted TechMarketView ticket price. See the full details and booking form here.

Event details

Date: Thursday 12th September 2019

Venue: Royal Institute of British Architects, London

Format: A networking drinks reception commences from 6:30pm, supported by InterSystems. This will be followed by 90 minutes of speaker sessions and a first-class silver service dinner supported by Datto.

For more information contact tx2events at 020 3137 2541 or

CLICK HERE to book now!

An Evening with TechMarketView is proudly supported by:

InterSystemsDatto logo

AqillaKimble

Posted by HotViews Editor at '08:50'

Wednesday 17 July 2019

UK Market Trends & Forecasts 2019-2022: Do you understand Digital Chaos?

marIn UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019-2022, TechMarketView’s expert analyst team explains the most important – and some of the most complex – trends in the market.

The report introduces the idea that, across industries, we are witnessing digital chaos. Much early digital development was undertaken in an anarchic environment. Ironically, in the phase of digital maturity we refer to as ‘simple digital’ which has been focused on point, predominantly front-end solutions, the result has been an often-disorganised ICT estate that requires a degree of order to be restored. And that is without yet achieving the digital nirvana of cross-boundary (cross functional, cross-process, cross business unit) data flow that would bring the biggest value to organisations… something which is set to add yet another level of complexity.

The need to make sense of the disorder makes TechMarketView’s research theme for 2019 – ‘The Year of the Relationship: Extend, Evolve, Optimise’  – more pertinent than ever. End user organisations must create islands of stability within the chaos before they can even contemplate a move to truly disruptive digital transformation. Faced with a mountain to climb, and against a backdrop of political and economic uncertainty, risk aversion and caution will abound. IT suppliers will need to focus hard on relationships with clients, prospects, partners and employees if they are going to unlock digital investment.

As you read detailed market analysis from each of TechMarketView’s Research Directors, it will become evident that this digital chaos is influencing the rate of growth in the market over the coming years. In 2018, the performance of the UK SITS market improved, but we don’t expect such a rosy picture in 2019. And it will be a few years until we believe the environment will be ripe for an acceleration in ICT and digital investment.

Note, though, that the market is changing shape. At TechMarketView we have acknowledged this with the launch of our new market forecast model. TechMarketView’s Digital Evolution Model (DEM) – has been designed to shine a spotlight on the shift from spend on heritage – or legacy - ICT to spend on the ‘new’ (digital, platform and cyber). We have also sought to reflect the increasing breaking of boundaries between traditional ICT asset demarcations (infrastructure, applications, business process) by focusing primarily on the nature of what is being delivered (consulting, solutions, and operations). For suppliers, UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019 highlights where the opportunities lie, and how to benefit, considering shifting market demands.

To make sure you are prepared to respond to the evolving world, read UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019 now. Subscribers can also access the detailed market size and forecast numbers in either spreadsheet or PDF format.

This report should be read alongside UK SITS Supplier Ranking Report 2019 for a complete, and unrivalled, view of UK tech.

If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact our Client Services team (info@techmarketview.com) to gain access or to book a webinar presentation of the research by one of the analyst team.


To hear directly from the TechMarketView analyst team, come along to our annual Presentation & Dinner on Thursday 12th September 2019, London (more details here).

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:26' - Tagged: cloud   cyber   digital   AI   platforms  

Wednesday 17 July 2019

TechMarketView’s Supplier Rankings 2019: Who ranks where?

rankTechMarketView’s unique ranking of Software and IT Service providers in the UK market is now live.

Our annual – and highly anticipated – UK Software and IT Services Rankings 2019 is available for Foundation Service clients. The report contains our Top 60 ranking of suppliers, which has been compiled following detailed research into more than 200 publicly quoted and privately held companies.

We can now reveal that Capita holds on to the top spot despite suffering another tough year of transition as it looked to do “fewer things better”. Accenture, meanwhile, continues to chase Capita’s tail, with another solid year of market-beating growth. But it was players further down the rankings that really shone, with three players in the Top 30 achieving double-digit percentage growth. Amazon Web Services, for example, moves up five places with its seemingly inexorable growth.

Further down the rankings, performance is mixed, but there are plenty of established mid-sized players putting in an impressive show. Read the report to find out who they are.

The report also profiles each of the Top 30 suppliers, alongside analysis of the movement and performance of the Top 60 players in aggregate. Top 20 ranking tables are also provided for key horizontal market areas: Enterprise Software, Application Services, Infrastructure Services, and Business Process Services, giving readers unparalleled depth and breadth of analysis.

UK SITS Supplier Rankings 2019 is available here and should be read alongside TechMarketView’s UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019-2022 for a complete picture of the UK tech scene.

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

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:00' - Tagged: digital   AI   Suppliers  

Monday 15 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Containers and security in the cloud

Containers and security in the cloudSoftware containers are being widely deployed by organisations that need more agile and responsive development processes for applications and services to accelerate time to market with new digital products.

Doubts regarding their security remain however, especially when compared to other technologies supporting cloud workloads such as virtual machines (VMs).

Nor are all containers created equal when it comes to security provision, with various grades of protection often available to meet specific requirements. This report - Containers and security in the cloud - analyses what the major container platform developers and cloud providers offering container services are doing to minimise the vulnerabilities inherent to containerised systems and data.

Suppliers cover in this report include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, Red Hat, Docker, Canonical and VMware.

Subscribers to SecureConnectViews can access our report Containers and security in the cloud here. If you are not currently a subscriber to SecureConnectViews and would like access, please contact Deb Seth for further information.

Posted by Martin Courtney at '09:11' - Tagged: cloud   cybersecurity   containers   Kubernetes   Docker  

Friday 12 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* UK SITS stocks top performers in Q2

chaRTThe strong recovery in UK tech indices continued in Q2 with the FTSE SCS index, a proxy for UK listed software and IT services (SITS) companies, once again the best performer, gaining 10% in the quarter (red line in chart).

The broader FTSE IT index (up 9.3%) was held back by the FTSE Hardware sector, which was down 4.4% in Q2 (but up 13.9% ytd), mainly due to the negative impact on IQE shares as a direct result of the Huawei debacle (see Avoiding the advances of a huge customer).

TechMarketView Foundation Service subscribers can read more about the comparative performance of UK SITS stocks in IndustryViews Quoted Sector Q2 2019 by clinking on the link.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:57'

Tuesday 09 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* UK SITS Supplier Rankings report 2019

UK SITS Supplier Rankings 2019 Report CoverTechMarketView Foundation Service clients are, today, in for a double treat, being able to gain access to two of our most sought-after annual reports. Alongside the UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts Report 2019-2022, we are also publishing our UK Software and IT Services Rankings 2019.

TechMarketView’s latest unique Top 60 ranking of suppliers to the UK Software and IT Services market has been compiled following detailed research into more than 200 publicly quoted and privately held companies.

We can now reveal that Capita holds on to the top spot despite suffering another tough year of transition as it looked to do “fewer things better”. Accenture, meanwhile, continues to chase Capita’s tail, with another solid year of market-beating growth. But it was players further down the rankings that really shone; double-digit percentage growth was achieved by three players in the Top 30; Amazon Web Services moves up another five places compared to last year, with its seemingly inexorable growth. Meanwhile, further down the rankings, performance is mixed, but there are plenty of established mid-sized players putting in an impressive show.

The report profiles each of the Top 30 suppliers, alongside analysis of the movement and performance of the Top 60 players in aggregate. Top 20 ranking tables are also provided for key horizontal market areas: Enterprise Software, Application Services, Infrastructure Services, and Business Process Services.

UK SITS Supplier Rankings 2019 is available here. For further information on becoming a client, please contact our Client Services team: info@techmarketview.com

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '09:32' - Tagged: software   rankings   it+services   supplierlandscape   report   digital  

Tuesday 09 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019-2022: The impact of digital chaos

UK SITS Market Trends Forecasts 2019-2022 Report CoverTechMarketView Foundation Service clients are, today, served up with a double helping of in-depth analysis. Alongside the UK SITS Supplier Ranking Report 2019, we are also publishing our annual review of the UK SITS market: UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019-2022.

In this latest report, TechMarketView’s analyst team introduces the idea that, across industries, we are witnessing digital chaos. Much early digital development was undertaken in an anarchic environment. Ironically, in the phase of digital maturity we refer to as ‘simple digital’ which has been focused on point, predominantly front-end solutions, the result has been an often-disorganised ICT estate that requires a degree of order to be restored. And that is without yet achieving the digital nirvana of cross-boundary (cross functional, cross-process, cross business unit) data flow that would bring the biggest value to organisations… something which is set to add yet another level of complexity.

The need to make sense of the disorder makes TechMarketView’s research theme for 2019 – ‘The Year of the Relationship: Extend, Evolve, Optimise’  – more pertinent than ever. End user organisations must create islands of stability within the chaos before they can even contemplate a move to truly disruptive digital transformation. Faced with a mountain to climb, and against a backdrop of political and economic uncertainty, risk aversion and caution will abound. IT suppliers will need to focus hard on relationships with clients, prospects, partners and employees if they are going to unlock digital investment.

As you read detailed market analysis from each of TechMarketView’s Research Directors, it will become evident that this digital chaos is influencing the rate of growth in the market over the coming years. In 2018, the performance of the UK SITS market improved, but we don’t expect such a rosy picture in 2019. And it will be a few years until we believe the environment will be ripe for an acceleration in ICT and digital investment.

Note, though, that the market is changing shape. At TechMarketView we have acknowledged this with the launch of our new market forecast model. TechMarketView’s Digital Evolution Model (DEM) – has been designed to shine a spotlight on the shift from spend on heritage – or legacy - ICT to spend on the ‘new’ (digital, platform and cyber). We have also sought to reflect the increasing breaking of boundaries between traditional ICT asset demarcations (infrastructure, applications, business process) by focusing primarily on the nature of what is being delivered (consulting, solutions, and operations). For suppliers, UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019 highlights where the opportunities lie, and how to benefit, considering shifting market demands.

To make sure you are prepared to respond to the evolving world, download UK SITS Market Trends & Forecasts 2019 now. Subscribers can also download the detailed market size and forecast numbers in either spreadsheet or PDF format. If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth to find out how to gain access to this invaluable research.

And don’t forget, there’s also an opportunity to hear directly from the TechMarketView analyst team at our Annual TechMarketView Presentation & Dinner on Thursday 12th September 2019. More information here.

Posted by Georgina O'Toole at '09:26' - Tagged: market+trends   software   forecasts   it+services   report   digital   digitalchaos  

Monday 08 July 2019

Book your place for an Evening with TechMarketView!

There are just a little over two months to go until the doors open for the seventh annual ‘Evening with TechMarketView’ on 12 September at RIBA, London. We’re looking forward to welcoming over 200 UK tech CXOs to the evening event, which has been described by attendees as ‘the best networking event in the industry’.

TMVEJoin us from 6.30pm for a welcome drinks reception, supported by InterSystems, then take your seat in the auditorium as TechMarketView’s expert analysts take to the stage to share insight and analysis on the trends and suppliers shaping the UK tech market under the banner of TMV’s 2019 research theme – ‘The Year of the Relationship: Extend. Evolve. Optimise’. You can also look forward to a fireside chat with our guest speaker, Mastercard’s EVP for Global Cities, Miguel Gamiño. Prior to joining Mastercard, Miguel served as the CTO of New York City, pioneering a new civic engagement and innovation platform for NYC and he has stood as a voice of leadership in tech policy, including smart city and IoT programmes.  The evening is rounded off with a superb three-course silver service dinner, providing further networking opportunities, supported by Datto.

Tickets are selling quickly so don’t risk missing your chance to join us for an enjoyable evening of analyst insight and quality networking – book your place now! There are also a limited number of tables of 10 available so why not gather a group of colleagues or clients and bring them along for the evening too?

Don’t forget that if you are a TechMarketView subscription client, subscribe to UKHotViewsPremium or if you're one of our Little British BattlersGreat British Scaleups or Innovation Partner Programme companies, you will be eligible for the discounted TechMarketView ticket price. See the full details and booking form here.

Event details

Date: Thursday 12th September 2019

Venue: Royal Institute of British Architects, London

Format: A networking drinks reception commences from 6:30pm, supported by InterSystems. This will be followed by 90 minutes of speaker sessions and a first-class silver service dinner supported by Datto.

For more information contact tx2events at 020 3137 2541 or

CLICK HERE to book now!

An Evening with TechMarketView is proudly supported by:

InterSystemsDatto logo

AqillaKimble

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:45'

Friday 05 July 2019

Georgina O’Toole elected to techUK Board

logopicWe are delighted to tell you that TechMarketView Chief Analyst and Public Sector research lead Georgina O’Toole has been elected to the board of industry association techUK by its membership for a three year term. TechMarketView co-founder and Managing Partner Anthony Miller steps down from the techUK board after six years of service.

Georgina is arguably (Ed: no argument!) the most respected industry analyst researching the UK government’s strategy for software & IT services. She has been guiding the public sector strategies of TechMarketView clients since 2010, having started her analyst career with Richard Holway Ltd in 2000.

We have absolutely no doubt that Georgina will make an immense contribution to the techUK board through influencing its strategy in representing the UK tech industry’s best interests to Government.

Many congratulations on this significant appointment and vote of confidence by the UK tech industry.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:49' - Tagged: people  

Thursday 04 July 2019

TechMarketView Evening welcomes Datto

Datto logoTechMarketView is delighted to welcome managed service provider-focused technology vendor Datto as a Ruby sponsor of the seventh annual ‘Evening with TechMarketView’, which will take place at RIBA in London on 12 September.

We’re particularly pleased to have Datto supporting our flagship event this year as the evening is held under the banner of TechMarketView’s 2019 research theme - ‘The Year of the Relationship: Extend. Evolve. Optimise’. As avid UKHotViews readers will recall, TechMarketView’s relationship with Datto moved up a gear when, in 2017, Datto merged with Autotask, itself the home of one of our inaugural ‘Little British Battlers’, CentraStage, which has flourished within Datto (see LBB ‘CentraStage’ continues to prosper at Datto.)

TMVE dinnerAs a Ruby sponsor, Datto will be supporting the evening’s popular first-class silver service dinner. The three-course meal follows 90 minutes of presentations from TechMarketView’s expert analyst team - plus a fireside chat with Miguel Gamiño, Mastercard’s EVP for Global Citiesand former New York City CTO (see here)– as well as a Welcome Drinks reception, supported by InterSystems, providing plenty of opportunity for networking. 

Well over half of the tickets to the event have already been sold, so don’t miss your chance to join the TechMarketView team and our 200+ guests for an enjoyable evening promising insight and analysis on the UK tech market and superb networking opportunities. 

Book now to avoid disappointment!

Event details

Date: Thursday 12th September 2019

Venue: Royal Insitute of British Architects, London

Format: A networking drinks reception commences from 6:30pm, supported by InterSystems.This will be followed by 90 minutes of speaker sessions and a first-class silver service dinner supported by Datto.

For more information contact tx2events at 020 3137 2541 or 

CLICK HERE to book now!

Posted by HotViews Editor at '07:30' - Tagged: event  

Tuesday 02 July 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* NHS Long Term Plan: Implementation

NHS Framework logoSpeaking at the House of Commons on the 100th anniversary of the Ministry of Health and the official opening of NHSX (01 July 2019), Matt Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care provided an update on the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan.

Hancock said NHS England and NHS Improvement have now agreed the Implementation Framework that sets out the approach Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) will use to create their five-year strategic plans. The Framework follows the Interim NHS People Plan, which was published at the beginning of June. He said these documents were a critical step in delivering the 10-year vision for the NHS in England, which includes the programme to upgrade technology and digitally enabled care across the NHS.

In this short paper we take a look at these two recent publications, focusing on aspects relating to the transformation of the NHS through digital technologies.

Subscribers to PublicSectorViews can read 'NHS Long Term Plan: Implementation' now.

For subscription enquiries, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by Dale Peters at '11:06' - Tagged: nhs   strategy   research   research   research   research   research   digital+transformation