Public Services

Goodbye Kable, hello GlobalData

Published 06 February 2017

As we say goodbye to the Kable brand, GlobalData's Public Sector team aims to provide the same practical, evidence-based intelligence to the public services technology community

By Jessica Figueras


Can you still recall the halcyon days of 1990? Kylie and Madonna were at Number One, Thatcher was in Number Ten, and Kable was founded as a research firm specialising in UK public sector technology.

Over 27 years we've seen plenty of change, as public sector bodies have grappled with the challenges of desktop computing, LAN, WAN, the Internet, mobile, digital, cloud, outsourcing, insourcing, leadership and culture change. We've written about big projects, small projects, waterfall, agile and fair-to-middling projects. We've commented on government technology strategy - there've been a fair few since 1990. And we've pored over the detail of every major political event to understand how it will impact the public services technology community. (Yes, 2016 was interesting).

5 prime ministers later, we're still the UK's leading analyst firm specialising in public sector technology. That isn't going to change. But from today you'll know us by a different name, as we are saying goodbye to the Kable brand to adopt the name of our parent company, GlobalData.

As GlobalData's Public Sector team, we will continue to provide the same practical, evidence-based intelligence to the public services technology community including buyers, suppliers and practitioners.

Our analysts and researchers deliver a major programme of research and advisory services, covering all aspects of technology and digital in central, local and devolved government; health; education; criminal justice; emergency services; national security and transport. This year our research agenda includes Brexit; technology in health and social care reform; devolution; robotic process automation; IoT; data innovation; cloud; and more.

Now, as part of a global business intelligence group with a 1,800-strong network of experts, we'll be able to enrich our research with new themes and areas of expertise.

Any questions? Drop me a line. Or come and see us at a couple of conferences where we're keynoting: THINK Digital Government and Government Computing 2017.

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