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About Tim

UK

+34 years experience

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As Chief Research Officer, Tim Jennings is responsible for leading Ovum’s technology research agenda. He works with Ovum’s enterprise clients advising on business technology and IT strategy, and with vendor clients on market opportunities and go-to-market strategies.

Tim joined Informa in 2000, and his areas of focus include enterprise architecture and information management. He is a regular presenter at global events, both for Ovum and for its clients.

Tim’s 30+ year career in the IT industry has included positions in software development in the public sector, consultancy work in the manufacturing and retail sectors, as a CIO in the automotive parts sector. He has represented overseas software vendors in the UK market. 

Analyst Articles

Articles by Tim

  • Enterprise Vendor, Enterprise Decision-Maker

    Addressing cyber-risks at board level now requires regulation

    By Tim Jennings 11 Jan 2017

    Security professionals know that cyber-attacks will invariably penetrate their organizations, and that appropriate cybersecurity strategies must focus on detection, damage limitation, and remediation.

  • Enterprise Vendor, Enterprise Decision-Maker

    Oracle plans to get more out of NetSuite

    By Tim Jennings 05 Dec 2016

    Oracle has completed its acquisition of mid-market enterprise application provider NetSuite, which will now be able to leverage its new parent's resources, including its global data center network, regional and country teams, and partner network.

  • Enterprise Vendor, Enterprise Decision-Maker

    Digital projects require an evolved PPM capability to improve alignment

    By Tim Jennings 30 Nov 2016

    Digital projects require an evolved PPM capability to improve alignment.

  • Enterprise Vendor, Service Provider Markets, Enterprise Serv...

    US election result creates uncertainty for the TMT industry

    By Tim Jennings 10 Nov 2016

    Donald Trump's unexpected US election victory has caused a sense of shock both domestically and internationally, with many implications for the technology, media, and telecoms (TMT) sector.

  • Enterprise Vendor, Enterprise Service Provider, Service Prov...

    Learning fast with artificial intelligence

    By Tim Jennings 24 Aug 2016

    We anticipate that AI will pervade the enterprise quite rapidly, as a range of AI techniques are incorporated into business and consumer applications. However, enterprises cannot simply sit back and wait for the benefits. Profiting from AI will require experience in interpreting the outputs and an understanding of how the insights can best be applied to business processes.

  • Enterprise Vendor, Enterprise Service Provider, Service Prov...

    Brexit decision will impact enterprise IT investment

    By Tim Jennings 24 Jun 2016

    The UK’s Brexit decision will have a medium-term impact on enterprise IT investment. Senior executives will want to prepare core systems for any implications of revised trading, and may postpone investment in nonmandatory IT projects.

  • Enterprise Vendor, Enterprise Service Provider, Service Prov...

    Is a multiyear approach to IT strategy obsolete?

    By Tim Jennings 18 May 2016

    Several clients have asked whether a traditional multiyear approach to IT strategy is still relevant. While long-term strategy may change in nature, it is more vital than ever to have an overall context to guide an organization's shorter-term plans.

  • Enterprise Vendor, Enterprise Service Provider, Service Prov...

    Cloud HCM gathers momentum

    By Tim Jennings 13 Apr 2016

    Human capital management (HCM) systems are transitioning rapidly to a cloud-delivered software-as-a-service (SaaS) model as enterprises place greater emphasis on employee engagement and workforce management.

  • Enterprise Vendor, Enterprise Service Provider, Service Prov...

    Planning, governing, and managing digital projects

    By Tim Jennings 29 Feb 2016

    Collaboration and team working have always been essential components of successful projects, but in today's technology-driven environment, the composition of the teams and the nature of collaboration have changed.

  • Enterprise Vendor, Enterprise Service Provider, Service Prov...

    Assessing the value of real-time information

    By Tim Jennings 04 Feb 2016

    Streaming data analysis and in-memory processing have increased the opportunities for using information in near real time. However, such applications still come with a cost overhead.

  • Enterprise Vendor, Enterprise Service Provider, Service Prov...

    Applying artificial intelligence to digital processes

    By Tim Jennings 27 Jan 2016

    Enterprises should develop their expertise in artificial intelligence and cognitive computing and begin applying it as part of their digital initiatives.

  • Enterprise Vendor, Enterprise Service Provider, Service Prov...

    Data-equipping your processes

    By Tim Jennings 25 Nov 2015

    Executives must take a strategic approach to the role of data in their organization if they are to resist competitive pressures from new data-driven entrants and existing players.

  • Enterprise Vendor, Enterprise Service Provider, Service Prov...

    Security breaches will push enterprise cloud adoption

    By Tim Jennings 03 Nov 2015

    Somewhat ironically, the continued spate of high-profile customer data breaches is likely to push more enterprises toward cloud services.

  • Enterprise Vendor, Enterprise Service Provider, Service Prov...

    OpenWorld 2015 sees Oracle go all in for the cloud

    By Tim Jennings 28 Oct 2015

    Kicking off Oracle OpenWorld 2015 with his traditional keynote speech, executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison asserted that the industry is in the early stages of a generational shift in computing.

  • Enterprise Vendor, Enterprise Service Provider, Service Prov...

    The cost of information work

    By Tim Jennings 07 Oct 2015

    There is still an immaturity of information methods and tools within almost every organization, which results in an inefficiency among knowledge workers.