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Digital Transformation
Service providers must tune in to digital business transformation
Systems integrators, IT and software vendors, and telecoms operators all need to think of themselves as digital service providers.
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Cloud
Microsoft finally gives a delivery date for Windows 10 enterprise security features
Windows 10 already includes built-in protection, but the new features have been designed to thwart the escalating number of cyber-attacks.
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Ovum
The great race to power machine learning
Since the birth of the modern era of computing there has been an arms race between CPU microprocessor manufacturers.
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Digital Transformation
Brexit doesn’t change the fundamental need for businesses to become customer-adaptive
Brexit should provide a positive shock to invigorate customer-adaptive transformation, not cause it to stall.
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Managed Services
Platform-based services are fast becoming prime differentiators in the media transformation era
The emergence of new pure-play OTT services is gradually pushing digital service providers to embark on the media transformation journey.
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Ovum
Salesforce’s new and unified App Cloud Mobile solution is open to all users
Salesforce App Cloud Mobile is the new one-stop mobile solution from Salesforce that offers developers a choice of approaches.
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Apple
Apple, Google, and Facebook stake claims for bigger piece of communications services pie
Apple, Google and Facebook are all vying to strengthen their communications capabilities through messaging apps and integration.
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Cloud
Apple makes its latest move with the smart home
Home highlights Apple’s overriding strategy when it comes to the smart home: to become the central enabler.
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Microsoft
Microsoft's LinkedIn purchase speaks volumes about communications
Microsoft’s offer to acquire LinkedIn for $26bn highlights the continued importance & challenges of communication platforms in the digital age.
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Ovum
US TV broadcasters now want to help you binge watch your favourite shows
At gatherings last month, US broadcasters were demanding the ability to make all episodes of any new TV series they pick up available on demand.
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IoT security
Why the smart home industry is not ready for the mass market
Growing concerns around smart home technologies have generated a “wait and see” attitude among consumers.
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Ovum
Expert opinion: HPE Enterprise Services merge with CSC
CSC and HPE (Hewlett-Packard Enterprise) surprised the market by announcing that HPE would spin off and merge its Enterprise Services unit with CSC.
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Ovum
Google's Daydream VR initiative will drive mobile VR headset dominance
While initially disappointing, the announcement of Daydream VR sets the stage for mobile VR to shine in the numerous ways.
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Cloud
Salesforce Community Cloud gathers market momentum
Salesforce introduced Salesforce Community Cloud for social business to 15,000 customers at its “World Tour” in London last week.
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Ovum
Is a multiyear approach to IT strategy obsolete?
Is a traditional multiyear approach to IT strategy is still relevant when the approach to new initiatives tends to break them into shorter projects?
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Enterprise
There is a 'seismic shift' taking place in the enterprise
“Digitalisation and the need for greater agility call for a holistic approach to integration to improve adaptability to new business models."
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5G
Analyst opinion: Future looking rosy for mobile-only operators
As LTE transitions into 5G, the case for going mobile-only could become even more compelling.
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Telecommunications
Analyst Opinion: The window is still open for fixed wireless technologies
“Fixed wireless” is one of those terms in telecommunications that hasn’t aged particularly well - but it could be making a comeback.
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Apps
App revenue set to double, outpaces downloads
“Downloads will however see a marked slowdown in mature smartphone markets placing a greater emphasis on download quality rather than quantity."
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SaaS
Analyst Opinion: Cloud HCM gathers momentum for enterprises
Following customer-facing applications, human capital management (HCM) systems are transitioning rapidly to a cloud-delivered SaaS model.
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Telcos
Analyst Opinion: Operators make roaming more transparent and affordable
Over the last two years, pricing innovation has started to change the fusty old world of roaming pricing.
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Internet of Things
Tech and telco companies invest US$31b in IoT in five years
Big tech and telco companies are making big investments in IoT – to the tune of more than US$31 billion in the last five years.
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Digital Transformation
Opportunities and challenges for the technology sector as the Second Digital Revolution takes hold
Ovum has recently completed a major research program focusing on the future, specifically a 10-year view on road ahead.
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Cloud
Apple targets new growth with new iPhone SE
"It is in Apple’s interest to have customers purchase a cheaper ‘new’ iPhone SE rather than a refurbished iPhone 5 to gain a stronger hold."