Who We Are <ul><li>Ovum is the ICT advisory brand of the Datamonitor Group, with a 25 year history of advising both enterprises and their suppliers on the business value of ICT. It brings together the unique heritage of Butler Group, Datamonitor Technology and Ovum into a single and unified force that is changing the face of the ICT industry advisory market. Ovum is respected throughout the business world for the impartiality and incisiveness of its research and opinion. Our comprehensive portfolio of Research, Events and Advisory Services caters for the specialised needs of all levels of ICT executive from architect communities to CIO functions. </li></ul><ul><li>Established over 25 years </li></ul><ul><li>Over 5000 clients globally </li></ul><ul><li>350 Business analysts across the group </li></ul><ul><li>200 ICT analysts working collaboratively with our business analysts </li></ul><ul><li>Currently Supporting over 85% of the FTSE 100 </li></ul><ul><li>100% End user focused </li></ul><ul><li>Completely Independent </li></ul>
Our Research: Ovum develops its research on the ideas of Collaborative Intelligence™, harnessing the huge variety of talents in the company to offer focused and actionable advice. Over 350+ business analysts in Datamonitor provide research and analysis to key industries globally on the business agenda. The 200+ ICT analysts in Ovum then build on this foundation to advise both the ICT groups within enterprises and their ICT suppliers on creation, selection and management of technology and services portfolios. This combination of strategic business insight, technology insight and research & analysis excellence is unique in the industry and is only possible through a combination of the talents of Ovum and Datamonitor, and the history of the brands that they build on.
Ovum Help Thousands of the Worlds Leading Organisations: Develop effective high level IT strategies and architectures based on a detailed understanding of major industry sectors Create the optimal technology investment portfolio for the organization Select and implement the appropriate solutions and services Manage those investments to realise the desired business benefits Develop a successful and efficient IT business function. Understand emerging IT trends, disruptive technologies and best-practices Stimulate thought leadership. BUT ULTIMATELY, TO ASSIST THEM IN DEVELOPING AN IT FUNCTION THAT DELIVERS GREATER VALUE AND FLEXIBILITY FOR THE BUSINESS
Premium Membership & Analyst Access <ul><li>Access to Ovum subject matter experts is an integral part of the Ovum’s Enterprise Service offering. Having an intimate knowledge of the ICT sector, as well as different vertical industries, enables Ovum analysts to provide insight into the critical issues that you face. We are well equipped to offer advice and expert opinion for both tactical and strategic decisions on an unlimited number of topics throughout your membership of the service. Key areas include: </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth engagements with expert analysts </li></ul><ul><li>Trusted industry-specific advice and feedback on current initiatives and work streams </li></ul><ul><li>Fact based guidance on sourcing, methodologies or clarification on pricing and costs </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted industry information explaining key trends, highlighting areas of potential risk and identifying opportunities to drive competitive advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic perspectives on current and future products, services or vendors </li></ul><ul><li>Support to define strategies, processes, policies & governance. </li></ul>
Enterprise Knowledge Center: Helping you to drive business value, the Knowledge Center is at the core of our offering. Our intuitive web portal allows you to gain access to the information you need quickly and then enables you to extract and re-use this intelligence within the context of your business application, in formats appropriate to your needs. We appreciate that one of the biggest barriers to sourcing reliable ICT and business information and implementing effective strategies can be time, therefore this time-saving tool, brings Collaborative Intelligence™ into your organization at the touch of your fingertips. From saving previous searches, creating personalised research alerts, extracting content using our unique clippings library or asking one of our domain experts a specific question live from the Knowledge centre, each time-saving aspect of functionality is designed to help you leverage our business and technology insights efficiently and apply this intelligence to suit your business needs.
Technology Selection Reports: <ul><li>Delivering Ovum’s expert opinion and thought leadership. </li></ul><ul><li>Cover major technology selection issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology reports include analysis on business, technology and market issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by end user case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Include a high-level Management Summary in each report. </li></ul><ul><li>Researched and written by a team of experienced, time served analysts. </li></ul><ul><li>Clear and succinct. </li></ul><ul><li>Read by thousands of senior IT and business professionals worldwide. </li></ul>
Interactive Technology Selection Models: <ul><li>Based on comprehensive research from our Technology Evaluation and Comparison Reports. </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly shortlist products that match your organisations needs and environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 3,000 data points. </li></ul><ul><li>Specify weightings for individual functionality or functionality group’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Product scores by functionality group and overall. </li></ul><ul><li>Results calculated in real-time. </li></ul><ul><li>Add other products for direct comparison. </li></ul>SPREADSHEET AND FEATURES LIST EXECUTIVE SUMMARY WORKSHEET GRAPHS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY WORKSHEET GRAPHS SPREADSHEET AND FEATURES LIST
Decision Matrix: <ul><li>These 30-50 page briefs allow you to quickly identify the leading vendors in a certain technology space. </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling you to accurately target the vendors that can meet your specific business requirements – not just blindly identifying best of breed. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing in depth analysis of core functionality capability within a technology, product impact on the marketplace and end user sentiment. </li></ul>
Technology Assessments Database: <ul><li>In depth reviews of 500 + leading technologies each year providing vital insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the offerings from an independent and expert point of view. </li></ul><ul><li>Typically a 10 page Audit Analysing Functionality, Capability, Product emphasis, Operation, Deployment Strategies etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Export to use in internal knowledge bases, intranets, presentations, reports. </li></ul>
Vendor Profiling Database: <ul><li>In depth reviews of over 10,000 global vendors. </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing you to perform searches and pull together all of the relevant information on a potential partner or supplier. </li></ul><ul><li>Linking together all of the relevant information contained within the Enterprise Knowledge Centre in one place. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing an in depth SWOT analysis on the company. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Delivering over 50,000 news articles each year. </li></ul><ul><li>Ovum provides an in depth news and analysis service covering vertical and horizontal markets across IT. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to reporting the stories we also analyse the potential impact that breaking news will have on your organisation. </li></ul><ul><li>Personalised news alerts for each individual user. </li></ul>News and Commentary
Technology Trends Service: The service exposes real customer sentiment in four core areas: Evolving customer IT budgets Attitudes to technology adoption Technology decision making processes Perception of technology vendors Spread evenly across 8 geographical markets, 10 vertical markets and 5 enterprise size bands, Technology Trends data allows you to compare enterprise spending plans and align budgets and strategies accordingly
Service Contracts Database: <ul><li>If you need insight on IT services contracts, Ovum’s outsourcing analytics tool will make your life simpler and your decisions faster and more accurate. Ovum has spent two years developing a new analytics tool that will unlock trends and insights held within a database of approximately 14,000 IT services and BPO contracts across 150 countries. </li></ul>
Ovum Events: <ul><li>SYMPOSIA </li></ul><ul><li>Ovum Symposia are a series of two-day conferences and exhibitions, targeted at senior IT and business executives, with over 300 European attendees at each event. Focusing on key technologies that our clients are about to adopt, each Symposium offers practical advice on how to incorporate and implement major technologies into IT strategies. This is delivered to delegates through our unique Symposium format that includes interactive ‘Application Lab’ sessions, which has led to these events becoming widely regarded as the de facto Northern European platform for both end-users and vendors to participate in a themed technology debate. </li></ul><ul><li>STRATEGY BRIEFINGS </li></ul><ul><li>Ovum Strategy Briefings are high-level, business-to-business events that bring leading IT suppliers and solution providers together with senior-level decision makers from end-user organisations. The format is quite unique, consisting of a keynote introduction by Ovum, followed by presentations from the Primary Sponsors and other participating sponsors. The day concludes with a Forum Debate, chaired by Ovum, which will also have representatives from the Primary Sponsors. </li></ul>
Unique Functionality: <ul><li>Each registered user will have the facility to take advantage of their own personalised “my home” page. </li></ul><ul><li>In here users can create their own profile and set up research alerts in relation to the areas of interest. The service will then keep you alerted via email of all relevant information that we drop into the service going forward. </li></ul><ul><li>In the clippings library each user can extract discreet sections of research or even whole reports in order to custom build and re-use all of the information internally across the business. </li></ul>
Ongoing Account Management and Training: <ul><li>A dedicated account manager will be assigned to your organisation giving all registered users the facility to ask related questions about the service as required. Email and Telephone contact will be available. </li></ul><ul><li>A quarterly usage report will be sent to the nominated administrator outlining new registered users, documents used and value of usage in $USD. This will provide you with an accurate indication of the return on investment and give you clear vision of who is using the service across the group. </li></ul>