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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Collaboration and partnerships are supporting the continued growth of security services
The industry will benefit – and customers will see better solutions – from increased sharing of security information and data analytics.
Analyst opinion: Are public cloud services a dumb move for telcos?
Is a “dumb” cloud as dangerous to a telco’s financial health as a dumb pipe?