rssconsumer IDC RSS alerts Nest Expands Portfolio of Smart Home Security Products and Services <P>The market for smart home security solutions is evolving rapidly with new lines of differentiation forming not only around the devices themselves, but around the broader ecosystem of services related to those devices. With the launch of several new smart home security products and services, Nest will gain a boost to the company's portfolio of DIY smart home solutions and be in a position to compete more strongly against other DIY security vendors in the market, as well as against vendors that provide fully managed services.</P> IDC Link Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Adam Wright IDC: ICT Vendors to Embrace Unlimited Business Opportunities As China’s Development Zones Embark on Transformation Beijing, September 25th, 2017 ---- China’s development zones are likely to present billions of dollars in business opportunities for ICT vendors as their digital transformation boosts IT spending, according to a new report by IDC. Research Press Release Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT U.S. Mobile Consumer and Business Services Forecast, 2017-2021 <P>This IDC study analyzes the U.S. mobile consumer and business services market outlook for 2017–2021. This study discusses the key market trends impacting both the consumer and business market segments within the United States and examines the key market challenges and competitive dynamics to watch in 2017 and beyond. Forecasts for total subscribers, consumer and business subscribers and revenue, and average revenue per user (ARPU) are also provided. The analysis in this study includes the following:</P><UL><LI>A discussion of recent trends in the U.S. mobile voice and data services market</LI><LI>Forecasts of consumer and business subscribers, revenue, and ARPU for 2017–2021</LI><LI>An examination of market characteristics and guidance for mobile operators to leverage the growth opportunities in the five-year forecast period</LI></UL><P>"The competitive dynamic has shifted, especially on the consumer side of the market, as virtually all operators are moving back to unlimited data as their premier service option," says Brian Haven, senior research analyst, Consumer Mobility at IDC. "The migration back to unlimited is forcing the networks through a stress test of sorts. Those operators that can best support their subscriber bases with a sufficient infrastructure will see the most gain."</P> Market Forecast Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Brian Haven, Denise Lund At NCR Synergy 2017, the Promise of More Synergy to Come <P>This IDC Perspective describes NCR's Synergy 2017 event held in Kissimmee, FL, on June 26-28, 2017. The event, themed "connected experiences," highlighted NCR's evolution of its products and capabilities to deliver to the connected consumer. The NCR retail and hospitality groups used the event to announce new ambitions to lead in omni-channel decision support with new platform and marketplace offerings.</P><P>Leslie Hand, vice president for IDC Retail Insights, reports that "As the customer journey becomes more of a connected experience, retailers need the technology that enables them to help connect that journey. NCR's platform-based approach leverages its core strength in hardware and devices, its retail domain expertise, and builds on its recently announced retail platform. Adding an ecosystem that can further co-innovate with NCR has the promise to deliver more retail services and capabilities to NCR customers."</P> IDC Perspective Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Robert Eastman, Leslie Hand, Ivano Ortis Canadian Consumer Devices Survey 2017 Results: Mobile Phones, Tablets, Laptops, and Desktops <P>This IDC Survey presents findings from IDC Canada's recent consumer surveys focusing on mature hardware categories, specifically mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops. The showcased data highlights consumer interest, ownership, usage, preferences, and future potential for purchase of mature devices. Further, the document outlines data on brands, purchase channels, and the key top of mind devices for Canadian consumers. Additional insight is provided through additional demographic comparisons where relevant.</P><P>The data presented in this Survey is useful for market intelligence roles, product managers, and product marketers that seek to understand the buyer behaviour of Canadian consumers for mature hardware devices.</P> IDC Survey Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Manish Nargas, Emily Taylor, Steve Yang, Tim Brunt Market Analysis Perspective: U.S. Consumer Multiplay and Broadband Services, 2017 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) presents the U.S. consumer multiplay, fixed broadband, and landline voice services market. The MAP is designed to provide clients the opportunity to engage with IDC's communications services analysts on the key issues impacting the current consumer multiplay services market. It includes a 2017 market update on:</P><UL><LI>Industry and market overview</LI><LI>Competitive assessment</LI><LI>Buying criteria</LI><LI>Future view of the market</LI><LI>Essential guidance</LI></UL> Market Analysis Perspective Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Jason Blackwell, Amy Lind IDC Innovators: Field Service for Manufacturing, 2017 <P>IDC Innovators are emerging vendors with revenue of up to $100 million that have demonstrated either a groundbreaking business model or innovative new technology, or both. This study profiles four vendors: Fieldbit, Infomill Inc., MapAnything, and Mobile Reach.</P> IDC Innovators Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Heather Ashton Mobile World Congress Americas 2017 <P>Mobile World Congress Americas, the inaugural event in partnership with the GSMA as a replacement for the CTIA event, was held in San Francisco on September 12–14. Attendance was below expectations, with only 21,000 attendees, but event organizers were optimistic about the quality of attendees and expect to improve at next year's event to be held in Los Angeles.</P> IDC Link Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Jason Blackwell ConsumerScape 360, 2017: Device per Capita Purchase Rates, 2012–2016 <P>This IDC Survey focuses on per capita annual consumer purchase rates of PCs, tablets, and smartphones and is exceptionally useful in understanding the purchase trend year over year. It details consumer purchase rates in 19 different countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa, Turkey, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, Sweden, New Zealand, Mexico, Poland, and Russia) from 2012 to 2016.</P> IDC Survey Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT John Jackson, Archana Ramachandra IDC Market Glance: Experiential Retail, 3Q17 <P>This IDC Market Glance presents a high-level view of the leaders and innovators in each of the digitally transformed retail technology categories that IDC adapted from our DX Taxonomy of Use Cases for Retail. Future IDC retail technology Market Glances will go deeper in each strategic category, although it will still be impossible to present an exhaustive list of retail technology categories or companies. The digital transformation (DX) of retail has redefined business processes and technology requirements, and technology vendors focused on the retail market need to adapt to the new lexicon to productize and sell technology successfully that meets retailer need. The retailer appetite for technology that facilitates continued innovation has come into sharp focus, and as a result, platforms, cloud-based capabilities, rich partner ecosystems/API-enabled offerings, and full-service providers are in high demand.</P> Market Presentation Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Leslie Hand