Phil Codling has been explaining to me some changes over at Ovum.
The firm has been moving towards a 'practice structure' in which services and expertise are organised into more logical groupings. One of these is "Industry Intelligence", which combines Phil's Holway service with Ovum Euroview, run by Douglas Hayward.
Ovum is now hiring for a Practice Leader-IT Services. This person will fulfil the (currently vacant) role of head of the Industry Intelligence practice "as well as potentially taking a more 'holistic' view of what Ovum does across Software and IT Services."
When asked if Ovum was planning to launch a new pan-European IT Services practice, Phil was clear that there's no plan for the new hire to run a specific new service.