The next great wave of software is in the making and it is coming to the UK, says one of the world’s leading software developers.
“The next wave of computing is already in the UK.
And we’re doing it by building on our heritage.”
The new wave of digital innovation is already happening in the City, says Paul Jutkiewicz, who is co-founder of London-based Jutko Software.
“It’s about delivering value for money.
That’s the big thing for us, to deliver value for customers.”
The software firm says that, over the past 12 months, it has added 1,200 jobs, and is adding more than 3,000.
Its customers include the British government, the Royal Navy, the Ministry of Defence and other government departments.
Jutkiews software, which he co-founded in 2011, has been used to help businesses create more efficient and efficient products, he says.
“They’re all running on a platform, with software that they use, they have the software running in the cloud, and they can access all the data that is generated.”
Jutkos software, now in its third generation, is used to run the company’s systems, including the online shopping app, a database that tracks the health and wellbeing of their customers, a social media app and a web-based business application that enables businesses to connect with customers.
“We have a number of customers that are looking at our product and we are seeing a lot of interest from those customers,” he says, adding that the firm is already having a huge impact on their businesses.
“It’s a great time to be in the software business, and we think the next wave is coming.”
The UK is home to more than 200,000 developers, software developers, systems integrators and other IT professionals, according to the National Centre for Software and Services (NCSS).
In 2016, it had more than 4,000 full-time employees and more than 100,000 contract staff.
But the UK has a population of just 5.3 million, making it one of Britain’s smallest nations.
Juttons software, however, is not just about the products it runs on.
He says that in terms of technology and business, the UK is already ahead of most other nations.
“You’re seeing a surge in demand from the City of London, because the number of people that are using the technology in their city is so much higher than anywhere else in the world,” he said.
“People are looking for these things because they know that they can be a good citizen, and that the services they’re getting are going to be of value to them, because they’ve got a business here.”
The technology is not always being used in the right way, however.
A recent audit by HM Revenue & Customs found that the company was not using the best IT practices, including secure server deployments and the use of enterprise software.”HMRC [HM Revenue & Tax] and [the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills] have come down hard on the company and are taking action to get back to the standard of the industry,” says Jutkos.
“We have some very stringent IT standards that we follow, and it’s really important to have the right IT in place.”
While some of the software is being deployed in UK offices, Juttons is also working with other countries, including Singapore and the Netherlands, where he says that the use is much more mainstream.
“If you look at Singapore, you’re seeing some really exciting innovations,” he explains.
“I think that Singapore is really the first place where you can see the next big wave of innovation coming.”
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