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  • PC sales under pressure from strong dollar

    As Intel's March 12th warning led many to expect, PC sales were weak in Q1: IDC estimates shipments fell 6.7% yr/yr to 68.5m, a much sharper drop than Q4's 2.4% and Q3/Q2's 1.7%. Gartner estimates shipments fell 5.2% to 71.7m. With IDC also reporting of price pressure, revenue declines might be larger.
  • 72% of telecoms firms set to create new roles in 2015

    The Barclays Employers' Survey 2015, which questioned 666 UK businesses on a range of employment-related topics, has revealed that 72% of telecoms companies surveyed will be creating new roles (2014: 77%).
  • Converging technologies for a connected world

    MWC 2015 - a personal view by Andrew Skinner, Relationship Director for Barclays' Technology Media and Telecoms Team
  • Ovum: A postcard from MWC 2015

    MWC 2015 welcomed a record number of visitors and exhibitors through its doors. The event has morphed from a mobile industry congress to a broader ICT-TMT-mobility fair at which telecoms meets digital media, IT, and entertainment. The extent to which the telecoms industry is part of this broader technology and entertainment landscape is a moot point.
  • Frost & Sullivan highlights Back Office Workforce Optimisation market

    The emerging Back Office Workforce Optimisation (BOWFO) market has emerged as an attractive, emerging category with high growth potential, according to analyst form Frost & Sullivan in a new study.
  • Phablet set to overtake Tablets say analysts

    Falling prices and consumers' insatiable desire for multimedia content mean that the phablet phenomenon will continue into 2015 and beyond.
  • UK businesses reluctant to stick their head in the clouds, says KPMG

    A global study of almost 2,100 contracts covering deals worth £7.8 billion suggests that cloud-based services are failing to capture the popular imagination of UK businesses. 
  • Half of channel businesses lose sight of worker safety

    Despite UK businesses having a legal obligation to protect their employees, 48 per cent of businesses in the channel have insufficient measures in place to protect their staff when working alone, according to recent research.
  • Beecham Research predicts almost 1bn cellular M2M connections 2020

    Beecham Research predicts almost one billion cellular M2M connections worldwide by 2020, according to its new report.
  • BT-EE: Attention turns to getting regulatory approval

    Following BT's announced that it has agreed definitive terms to acquire EE for £12.5bn, and with the due diligence now complete and financing in place, attention turns to getting the necessary regulatory clearance from UK competition authorities, pointed out Matthew Howett, Practice Leader, Regulation, Ovum.


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