The wholesale telecoms industry will soon wake up to customers' shifting priorities, the risks posed by internal conflict between wholesale and enterprise channels, the threats posed by new entrants into the market, and signs that structural change is finally coming to voice interconnection.
Global PC shipments are expected to fall by -10.1% in 2013, slightly below the previous projection of -9.7%, and by far the most severe yearly contraction on record, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Interest in PCs has remained limited, leading to little indication of positive growth beyond replacement of existing systems.
According to a new market report the market for predictive analytics software is forecast to reach $6.5bn globally by 2019. The market growth is driven by increased demand for customer intelligence and fraud/security intelligence software. Cloud-hosted predictive analytics software solution is seen as an emerging market and is expected to drive growth in the near future.
While total revenues for Europe's main software firms were up by 10% for 2012 at €41.1bn, (€37.2bn in 2011 and €30.9bn in 2010) profitability fell as they grew investment, moving to SaaS and mobile/cloud.
While total revenues for Europe's main software firms were up by 10% for 2012 at €41.1bn, ( €37.2bn in 2011 and €30.9bn in 2010) profitability fell as they grew investment, moving to SaaS and mobile/cloud.
IDC's final report on PC shipments in EMEA in Q3 showed the overal shipments were down 16%, reaching 21.4 million units. Portable PC shipments equaled 13.3 million units, declining 20.6%, while desktop PC shipments hit 8 million units, down 7% compared with the same quarter a year ago.
Mobile analyst firm Juniper Research estimates that the number of smartphone shipments exceeded a quarterly record of 250 million in Q3 2013, representing a y-o-y growth of almost 49% from Q3 2012, and q-o-q growth of 10%.
Report by Stuart Gilroy: Cloud communications integrator Content Guru in conjunction with Comms Dealer has hosted a working lunch for industry leaders with an agenda to assess the state of the UK cloud market and highlight why the channel must get fully prepared for this growing force in business communications.