The Ovum events team will shortly be tuning into a live chat on the Guardian website, entitled How can councils be effective online, inspired by the Government’s Digital by Default Strategy. This ties in nicely with (a) a massive research initiative that Ovum has undertaken, and (b) an event that we’ve got coming up in March 2014, Public Sector Enterprise Insights.
The UK public sector spends c£45bn on goods and services annually, of which c£26bn is spent on IT. The UK is the most open public sector market in the world and the UK government is determined to broaden its supplier base and include SMEs.
The UK Cabinet Office has declared that it wants to bring spending on IT down to c£16bn so is looking for smarter value propositions from vendors and smarter purchasing from enterprises. Ovum has invested $1 million+ and 2,500 analyst hours in what we believe is the largest ever primary research program of 6,500 enterprise IT executives, in order to inform these smarter ways of working. With coverage of c.60 geographies, 17 industries and c.70 sub-industries its value is not just in its scale alone.
Asking the right questions is always the key and bringing together the creative input of over 20 of Ovum’s finest analysts as well as client input, we covered the crucial topics that those in Public Sector IT need to know. To give a feeling for the scope, the main areas covered include IT budget trends, technology investment priorities, decision-making criteria, vendor perception and industry-specific priorities.
The results of this research will be shared in London in March, co-located with our Transforming Health agenda. Public Sector and Enterprise IT professionals can claim a complimentary pass for the event.
Right, back to the Guardian live chat!