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Research and Markets: UK Computer Services Market Report 2014

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wk27d4/computer_services) has announced the addition of the "Computer Services Market Report Plus 2014" report to their offering.

The UK market for computer services is estimated to have grown by 2.8% in 2013, driven by recovering economic conditions and rising corporate IT budgets, combined with the long-term trend towards greater computerisation across the UK economy.

The market for computer services is relatively broad, encompassing a range of activities, including IT consulting, design, implementation, management and maintenance. Such services are in high demand across UK, and UK central and local Governments account for a large proportion of IT services contracts. In addition, significant demand is derived from the highly computerised financial, insurance, communications and retail sectors.

Public sector procurement the most significant end-user of computer services in the UK has faced rising scrutiny in recent years, due to increased pressure on value-for-money in public procurement during the current period of austerity. Due to the number of high-profile project failures and overspending and in particularly the abandoned National Health Service (NHS) patient record system the Government has made a number of commitments to change public sector IT contracts. While demand for public IT systems is not likely to fall with the Government being committed to rolling-out digital services across the major departments procurement processes are likely to change, with the commitment to reduce the volume of contracts awarded to the dominant IT services company, in favour of increasing engagement with small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in an effort to improve competition in the market.

Other major developments in the industry include the rise of cloud computing, and the various services spawned from it, such as infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS). Both IaaS and SaaS allow customer clients to access out-of-house infrastructure and software via an Internet connection, with all the hardware and associated data owned and operated by the provider. Growth in this market has been significant, providing customers with reduced costs and administrative and maintenance burdens. The development of cloud services has also ushered in new payment methods, as IaaS and SaaS are typically charged based on usage or through monthly subscriptions, rather than via the significant design, implementation and maintenance costs associated with the development of in-house infrastructure, or the major one-off fees involved in installation and gaining licences for software.

With greater focus in the public sector being on digital services, combined with economic growth and rising corporate IT budgets, the UK computer services market is expected to exhibit healthy year-on-year growth over the next 5 years.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

1. Market Definition

2. Market Size

3. Industry Background

4. Competitor Analysis

5. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

6. Buying Behaviour

7. Current Issues

8. The Global Market

9. Forecasts

10. Company Profiles

11. Further Sources

Companies Mentioned

  • Accenture (UK) Ltd
  • Atos IT Services UK Ltd
  • Capgemini UK PLC
  • Capita PLC
  • Cisco International Ltd
  • Computacenter (UK) Ltd
  • CSC Computer Sciences Ltd
  • Fujitsu Services Ltd
  • Hewlett-Packard Ltd
  • Hitachi Data Systems Ltd
  • IBM United Kingdom Ltd
  • Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
  • Serco Ltd
  • Specialist Computer Centres PLC
  • Xchanging PLC

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wk27d4/computer_services

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