Tuesday, 29 September 2009


(By Richard Holway 8.00am Tuesday 29th Sept 09) We've been having some problems with our email delivery system in the last 24 hours which has meant that some of you have received emails of our stories as we have posted them - rather than once per day. This was all caused by the firm we use - Feedblitz - doing a maintenance upgrade over the weekend. A familiar story for IT folk!

The BIG story yesterday was Xerox 'copying' Dell by taking over ACS. Just in case you missed it, you can, of course, follow the link and read it on the http://www.techmarketview.com/ website. It is interesting to muse 'Who Next?". CSC, Unisys, Logica, Capgemini, Atos Origin, Steria... Certainly no shortage of candidates.

All this proves that if you keep predicting things for long enough they do come true. Big Eat Big (indeed using the graphic above!) was one of the themes of our 'State of the ICT Nation' presentation back in the 1990s. First it came true in Software. Now it seems to be coming about in IT & BP Services too. We used it again in our forecast in Jan 2007 and Jan 2008. When HP bought EDS in 2008, it all started to come about. Then we got Dell and Perot and now Xerox and ACS. All the more reason for HotViews.

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