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Sunday 28 February 2021

Share performance in Feb 21

A quick glance at the Share Indices for Feb 21 might lead you to believe that nothing much happened in the month. Afterall a mere 0.7% rise in the NASDAQ is nothing special. Same applies to all the other indices we follow.

SharesBut the real ‘excitement’ all took place in the last few days. Indeed NASDAQ slumped 4.8% in the last week of Feb. Don’t be too despondent. NASDAQ is still up 3.1% YTD and up an astonishing 85% since its low in Mar 20.

With the vaccine roll out going great guns (I’ve had mine and my ‘young’ wife gets hers next week) there ought to be Reasons to the Cheerful aplenty. Indeed many predict the Roaring Twenties once lockdown is lifted which now looks increasingly likely by the summer or autumn.

But the main recipients of this are likely to be the very companies so hard hit by C-19 to-date. Tech (big and small) might well have to stand in the wings for now. But every part of the economy has seen digital transformation at a pace never witnessed before. I just can’t see that being undone. It’s just that the peak growth has probably passed HVPand over exuberant expectations for the coming year or so might be just that – over exuberant!

All the detail in our Review of Share Performance in Feb 21 on HotViews Extra available to all subscribers including HotViews Premium. Why not join them for just £395pa? 

For more details CLICK HERE.

Posted by Richard Holway at '16:59'

Wednesday 17 February 2021

*UKHotViewsExtra* Granicus facilitating channel shift during the pandemic

Granicus logoGranicus has seen a significant increase in the adoption of its citizen service solutions during the pandemic. TechMarketView spoke to Ian Roberts, Managing Director at Granicus UK, about how the company has performed during the crisis.

Granicus was founded in San Francisco by Tom Spengler, Javier Muniz, and Emery Jones in 1999. The company, which is now headquartered in Denver, specialises in cloud-based communication, transparency, legislative management and digital self-service solutions for the public sector. Although Granicus has had a presence in the UK for many years, its footprint expanded significantly when it acquired Firmstep in 2019.

UKHotViews Premium logoIan says that there has been a huge increase in demand from existing customers, as well as new customers coming on board, during the pandemic. Its govService platform has now amassed more than 6.3 million citizen accounts across the UK, including almost 1.4 million being added since the start of March 2020. Its govDelivery civil engagement solution is now used by c.180 public sector customers in the UK, including local authorities and central government departments. The subscriber base of citizens who have opted-in to communications via the govDelivery network now exceeds 21 million in the UK, with 5 million subscribers added since the start of the pandemic.

TechMarketView subscribers, including those signed up to UKHotViewsPremium can read more about Granicus and Ian’s plans for the business here. If you are not yet a subscriber, please contact Deb Seth to find out how to access this and much more.

Posted by Dale Peters at '09:07' - Tagged: government   digital   councils   low-code   covid-19   local+government   digital+transformation  

Wednesday 17 February 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* UK tech stocks dip as US market surges - LINK CORRECTED

Q4 2020 Quoted SectorThe strong performance of UK listed software and IT services shares seen in recent quarters, as represented by the FTSE SCS index, slowed slightly in the final quarter of 2020. The index dropped 3.6% qoq and finished the year 11.8% down. The FTSE IT index was also down 4.1% qoq and finished the year 9.9% lower. The Nasdaq meanwhile saw qoq growth of 15% and ended with a yoy gain of almost 44%, reflecting the more resilient performance of the US market during the year.

Subscribers to the TechMarketView Foundation Service and UKHotViews Premium can read more by downloading the Q4 2020 edition of IndustryViews Quoted Sector.

Posted by Tania Wilson at '08:00' - Tagged: shares   stockmarket  

Tuesday 16 February 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* UK tech stocks dip as US market surges

QS Q4 2020The strong performance of UK listed software and IT services shares seen in recent quarters, as represented by the FTSE SCS index, slowed slightly in the final quarter of 2020. The index dropped 3.6% qoq and finished the year 11.8% down. The FTSE IT index was also down 4.1% qoq and finished the year 9.9% lower. The Nasdaq meanwhile saw qoq growth of 15% and ended with a yoy gain of almost 44%, reflecting the more resilient performance of the US market during the year.

Subscribers to the TechMarketView Foundation Service and UKHotViews Premium can read more by downloading the Q4 2020 edition of IndustryViews Quoted Sector.

Posted by Tania Wilson at '08:00' - Tagged: shares   stockmarket  

Monday 15 February 2021

Want to break into the cybersecurity managed services market but don’t know how?

Apply now to become an Assuria Partner and you could be delivering managed security services to your clients from your own security operations centre in a matter of weeks.

logologoTechMarketView is helping cybersecurity solutions company Assuria expand its SOC (Security Operations Centre) partner network in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Assuria’s cybersecurity software solutions have helped over 1,000 organisations across 20 countries protect their IT infrastructure and reduce business risk. Clients include defence, government and commercial enterprises, down to mid-size businesses and SMEs in almost every vertical sector.

What Assuria offers partners

  • Complete solution: Assuria brings a full technology stack and business package that can rapidly bootstrap any suitably skilled and ambitious company into the fast-growing Managed Detection and Response (MDR) market.
  • Partner support: Assuria’s tried and tested implementation process takes partners from initial planning through to successful launch. And after that, Assuria will help you close business and maximise customer satisfaction with your service.
  • Business growth: By joining the Assuria SOC Partner Programme you have the opportunity to introduce new revenue streams with existing clients and attract new customers with your expanded service offerings.
  • Your own business: You deliver managed security services to your customers under your own brand. You determine service levels and pricing that make sense to your business.

More and more organisations are turning to Managed Security Service Providers to protect them from cybersecurity attacks. Now is the time to grab your share of this rapidly expanding market.

How to apply

If you are an established business based in the UK or Republic of Ireland already providing cybersecurity services or solutions to your customers, or a technology or communications managed services provider keen to expand into the cybersecurity managed services market, then complete the application form on our website here by Friday 12th March for your chance to be selected to participate in a Partnership Pitch Session with Assuria during week beginning 12th April 2021.

For more information there’s a downloadable flyer and FAQs on our website here or contact TechMarketView Managing Partner Anthony Miller.

Posted by HotViews Editor at '00:01' - Tagged: tipp  

Friday 12 February 2021

*UKHotViewsExtra* Buoyant BJSS set fair for growth

LogoLeeds-based IT and business consultancy BJSS is one of a handful of newer wave SI’s to be cutting a dash in the UK SITS market. Being privately-owned, the firm attracts fewer headlines than its publicly quoted peers Endava and Kainos. Its progress in recent is, however, no less impressive.  Revenue of £165m in FY20 (the twelve months to 31st April) was up 17.5% yoy and placed the company on the verge of entering our list Top 20 Solutions Suppliers last year. Adjusted operating profit for the year increased by 13.2% to £33.1m equating to a margin of 20%.

We recently caught up with the BJSS Managing Director, Stuart Bullock and its Chairman, Glynn Robinson to find out how both the company has been faring during the pandemic and the prospects for the business are shaping up. Subscribers to TechMarketView subscription research services, and our new UKHotViewsPremium service can read the full report from this conversation here.HVX

Posted by Duncan Aitchison at '07:53' - Tagged: systemsintegration   consulting   digital  

Wednesday 10 February 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* Digital Marketplace Review 2020

Report LogoTechMarketView’s Digital Marketplace Review 2020 research reveals £2.83bn was spent through the G-Cloud and Digital Outcomes & Specialists (DOS) frameworks during the calendar year; this represents growth of 19% compared to 2019.

G-Cloud spend was up 26% to £1.99bn and DOS spending, which totalled £845m, grew by 4% compared to the previous year. The impact of the pandemic on spending is clear to see, with Health spend up 65% year-on-year across both frameworks to £432m. This includes Department of Health & Social Care spend rising by 769% to £62.9m and NHS Digital up 92% to £118.2m.

In 2020 the rate of growth in spend with SMEs exceeded that of large companies, but large companies still attracted the majority (63%) of spend.

Two companies broke the £100m barrier for Digital Marketplace income during the year. AWS remains at the top of the supplier rankings based on G-Cloud income, ending the year up 27% at £104.9m (2019: £82.9m)—see AWS agrees new partnership with Home Office for further discussion. Kainos continued to lead the way on the DOS framework with revenue of £82.9m (2019: £84.7m) and it also secured business via G-Cloud, taking total Digital Marketplace income to £104.0m (see Kainos powers ahead).  

However, it was Palantir that achieved the most impressive growth during the year, with revenue rising from £833k in 2019 to £28.2m in 2020—growth of 3280%. The bulk of Palantir’s income (£14.9m) was from its work on the UK Government's COVID-19 response, but it also secured key defence and Cabinet Office contracts (see Palantir secures £20m deal to help monitor the UK border).

If you are an existing PublicSectorViews subscriber, you can access further analysis and charts 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 '10:49' - Tagged: research   report   g-cloud   digital   data   dos   digitalmarketplace  

Wednesday 10 February 2021

*UKHotViewsExtra* Making Tax Digital - HMRC puts the bean counters in the shade

HMRCMy recent article (Flux brings digital receipts to Barclays customers), touched on the topic of "Making Tax Digital" (MTD) and the efforts by HMRC to modernise the UK tax system. As it happens, the MTD initiative is fast approaching another important milestone.

Basically, just like the established high street banks, HMRC is being dragged screaming and kicking into the 21st Century. As a result of this and the wider impact of digital technology and API dataflows, the accountancy and tax market is beginning to look very different.  

HVPTechMarketView subscribers (including UKHotViews Premium customers) can learn more about the impact of the changes by downloading Making Tax Digital - HMRC puts the bean counters in the shade.

If you are not already a subscriber, but would like access to this UKHotViews Extra, please contact Deb Seth for more information.

Posted by Jon C Davies at '07:00' - Tagged: hmrc   apis   mtd  

Tuesday 09 February 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* Solutions Supplier Prospects 2021

Solutions Supplier ProspectsTaking a step back to what we saw going on in the wider UK SITS market before Covid-19 struck, we settled on a research theme of “Digital Chaos”. This was designed to reflect the fact that whilst there had been plenty of progress in digital transformation activities, in the main it remained fairly immature and was often disjointed. Within this market landscape Solutions has experienced some pretty strong growth over recent years and now represents just over one-fifth of total demand for UK SITS and is the second largest area of spend after Operations.

Then of course came Covid-19 and the wave of unprecedented change that followed. This has inevitably had a profound effect on the demand for SITS Solutions. Many decisions were subsequently driven by “the now” and by the enacting of Business Continuity Plans, as organisations looked to solve a wide range of immediate problems. It’s becoming very clear that technology is playing an extremely significant part of what the “New Normal” ends up looking like. This will of course have a significant effect of the short, medium- and long-term future of the Solutions marketplace.

Our latest Solutions Supplier Prospects 2021 report looks at the Top Ten leading players (by revenue) in the UK SITS Solutions market, and assess what they will need to do to be successful now and beyond. We also provide our analysis of the potential hurdles that will prevent suppliers reaching their potential in the short and mid-term.

Subscribers to TechSectorViews can download the Solutions Supplier Prospects 2021 report by clicking this link. If you are not currently a TechSectorViews subscriber and would like to gain access the report, please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by Marc Hardwick at '12:00' - Tagged: suppliers   newresearch   Solutions  

Tuesday 09 February 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* Enterprise Software Supplier Prospects 2021

Enterprise Software Supplier Prospects 2021 report coverOne clear demand signal suppliers need to keep front of mind is that technology is the way enterprises will navigate COVID consequences. Using that as a guide, both suppliers and enterprises will be better placed to steer a course through the peaks and troughs as health and economies move through their recovery phases and confidence returns.

That is also one of the key messages from the 2021 edition of the Enterprise Software Supplier Prospects report, newly published today. 

The report includes an overview of market size and forecasts and explores the factors that will help or hinder suppliers of Enterprise Software to the UK market during 2021. The core of the report are profiles of the Top 10 UK Enterprise Software suppliers, from top ranked Microsoft to lessor known financial services specialist ION Group and a diverse group in between, analysing the key things that what will impact their performance during 2021 and what will be needed to maximise performance in the mid-term and beyond. 

There are obvious prerequisites for success such as taking the SaaS restraints off and committing to speed and simplicity but the report also identifies new solution areas, software areas where activity has suddenly ramped up and how and where supplier behaviour has to adapt.

TechMarketView subscribers can access the report here. If you don’t currently have a subscription, you can contact Deb Seth who can provide details of how to access our services.

Posted by Angela Eager at '10:13' - Tagged: saas   cloud   software   AI   data   ML   sustainability  

Monday 08 February 2021

*NEW RESEARCH* Cyber Security Market Trends and Forecasts to 2023

* NEW RESEARCH * Cyber Security Market Trends and Forecasts to 2023In the ancient Greek language, one definition of Chaos is a void state preceding the creation of the universe – a gap created between the separation of heaven and earth which laid the foundation for the construction of a new world.

A return to ground zero may be surplus to requirements for cyber security given how well some suppliers managed to maintain and even expand their business during the Digital Chaos precipitated by the coronavirus pandemic. Whilst lockdown restrictions inevitably impacted enterprise spending patterns, we think most suppliers fared pretty well compared to their counterparts in other segments of the IT industry and should maintain comparatively steady revenue streams as the economy stabilises.

But equally there is no doubt that the dynamic cyber threat landscape and pantheon of rapidly changing customer requirements in 2021 and beyond are likely to present commercial challenges significantly different to what they were at the beginning of 2020. The key to suppliers’ success going forward is how quickly and capably they can alter their portfolios and delivery models whilst continuing to occupy and fill the space between those two convergent entities.

Our latest Cyber Security Market Trends and Forecasts to 2023 report contains TechMarketView’s latest market size and forecast data alongside an analysis of the trends shaping the UK cyber enterprise security hardware, software and services market.

Subscribers to TechSectorViews can download the Cyber Security Market Trends and Forecasts to 2023 report by clicking this link. If you are not currently a TechSectorViews subscriber and would like to gain access the report please contact Deb Seth.

Posted by Martin Courtney at '09:43' - Tagged: trends   forecasts   cybersecurity  

Monday 08 February 2021

CALLING ALL UK/I FINTECHS – Only 5 days left for a chance to ‘go global’

Apply today for an outstanding opportunity to offer your solutions and services to financial services organisations that might otherwise be out of your reach and range.

ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2021

logologoTechMarketView is helping InterSystems, one of the world’s most trusted data management platform providers, find Fintech partners in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

InterSystems is looking to expand its partner community in the UK and ROI to offer reliable, innovative and scalable data technology solutions to the financial services industry and cement its position as an innovator and disruptor within the Financial Services sector.

Partnership options

  • Applications Solutions Partners:  Independent software vendors that can sell applications or solutions built with InterSystems technology to financial services organisations.
  • Technology Alliance Partners:  Hybrid cloud professional and managed service organisations that can deliver a solution to financial services customers based on InterSystems technology.

Why partner with InterSystems?

  • Market access: InterSystems has an enviable client base including the world’s leading financial institutions as well as major healthcare providers and government institutions.
  • Business growth: InterSystems will help you build your pipeline, using its global scale to open up opportunities for your business with large clients.
  • Partner ecosystem: Over 1,200 partner organisations already work with InterSystems creating value together not just for a few years, but for decades.
  • Partner accreditation: The InterSystems partner program provides partners the opportunity to differentiate their offerings to win market recognition, customer trust and loyalty.
  • Proven technology: InterSystems IRIS makes it easier to build high-performance, machine learning-enabled applications that connect data and application silos.
  • Cloud first: InterSystems IRIS is a complete, cloud-first, unified data platform that enables organizations to rapidly develop, deploy, and maintain real-time, data-rich solutions.

How to apply

You should already be an established solutions provider to the financial services sector headquartered in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. If you also serve international markets, even better.

If that looks like you, then complete the application form on our website here by Friday 12th February for your chance to be selected to participate in a Partnership Pitch Session with the InterSystems team during week beginning 15th March 2021.

For more information there’s a downloadable flyer and FAQs on our website here or contact TechMarketView Managing Partner Anthony Miller.

DON’T MISS OUT!

Posted by HotViews Editor at '00:01' - Tagged: tipp  

Wednesday 03 February 2021

Tania Wilson joins TechMarketView

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Tania Wilson has joined TechMarketView as a Research Director. Tania will lead our Foundation Service with a particular focus on the IndustryViews research. As a small but growing business, TechMarketView has a track record of taking on exceptional people and Tania is no exception. We’re thrilled to have her joining the team, adding depth of expertise in financial analysis in particular. 

Those with a long memory will recall that the Foundation Service was TechMarketView’s launch service and remains home to our two core reports - Market Trends and Forecasts and Supplier Rankings – as well as our analysis of stock performance, M&A deals and VC investments. In addition to generating and co-ordinating analysis for the service, Tania will be looking to understand the ongoing requirements of our clients and evolving the service accordingly. 

Tania WilsonI’m delighted to be joining TechMarketView. My background is in financial analysis and valuation and I spent much of my career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where I was latterly a Director, working with a range of technology companies on valuation and transaction engagements. 

Within the Foundation Service, I’ll be maintaining the current core output across the quoted sector, M&A and venture capital and continuing to evolve the service to meet the needs of our clients. 

Alongside my role at TechMarketView, I am an investment principal and CFO in a venture capital firm, investing in seed and early-stage business ventures. We have a broad portfolio of science and technology businesses and my focus is on software companies.”   Tania Wilson, Research Director, Foundation Service

Posted by Kate Hanaghan at '08:49'

Monday 01 February 2021

Share Performance in January 21

Anyone looking at the movements in the various indices we follow might conclude that nothing much happened in Jan 21. A 2.4% rise in NASDAQ  and a 0.8% fall in the FTSE100 is hardly exceptional.

SharesBut in the World as a whole, and the UK in particular, it was one of the most momentous months in many a year:

  • The US Capitol was stormed and a new President took over from Trump.
  • Retail investors in the US rose up against the short sellers and appear to have won – with great pain inflicted on the hedge funds. This led to some share platforms banning or restricting transactions in the affected shares – a pretty despicable move. This is a story that could have huge ramifications…
  • The UK finally left the EU.
  • Most of the world – incl the UK - went into lockdown as C-19 infections, hospitalisations and deaths soared.
  • At the latest count,3 vaccines have been approved for use in the UK but this number is likely to increase significantly in the near future. As of Sunday, the UK has given a first dose to nearly 9m people (including me!) A rare but major success story for the UK and its handling of the pandemic. Something that cannot be said for the EU – enough said on my views on their behaviour in the last week

The FTSE SCS Index, which most closely tracks the UK quoted software and IT services companies that we track, rose by a respectable (but hardly spectacular) 2.3% in Jan 21. We report on the massive share fluctuations at Triad and the gains at Aptitude, Access, Aveva, Softcat etc. Also the falls at ATOS, Capita, the online property purveyors and others.

HVPAs the Oct-Dec 20 quarterly reporting season is in full swings, we report on Big Tech. We also look forward to a bumper period of London IPOs.

All the detail in our Review of Share Performance in Jan 21 on HotViews Extra available to all subscribers including HotViews Premium. Why not join them for just £395pa? Surely, a small price to pay! For more details CLICK HERE.

Posted by Richard Holway at '06:01'

Monday 01 February 2021

CALLING ALL FINTECHS: Less than two weeks left for a chance to ‘go global’!

logologoTechMarketView is helping InterSystems, one of the world’s most trusted data management platform providers, find Fintech partners in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Apply today for an outstanding opportunity to offer your solutions and services to financial services organisations that might otherwise be out of your reach and range.

Six great reasons why you should apply:

  • Market access: InterSystems has an enviable client base including the world’s leading financial institutions as well as major healthcare providers and government institutions.
  • Business growth: InterSystems will help you build your pipeline, using its global scale to open up opportunities for your business with large clients.
  • Partner ecosystem: Over 1,200 partner organisations already work with InterSystems creating value together not just for a few years, but for decades.
  • Partner accreditation: The InterSystems partner program provides partners the opportunity to differentiate their offerings to win market recognition, customer trust and loyalty.
  • Proven technology: InterSystems IRIS makes it easier to build high-performance, machine learning-enabled applications that connect data and application silos.
  • Cloud first: InterSystems IRIS is a complete, cloud-first, unified data platform that enables organizations to rapidly develop, deploy, and maintain real-time, data-rich solutions.

How to apply

Just complete the application form on our website here by Friday 12th February for your chance to be selected to participate in a Partnership Pitch Session during week beginning 15th March 2021.

Interested?

Click here and let TechMarketView Managing Partner Anthony Miller tell you more – it’ll take just four minutes.

There’s also a downloadable flyer and FAQs on our website here.

DON'T MISS OUT!

Posted by HotViews Editor at '00:01' - Tagged: tipp