rssconsumer https://www.idc.com/rss/2804.do IDC RSS alerts Huawei Announces Updated Mate Series Smartphone Flagships Along with New Wearable Devices https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=lcUS44402418&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>At its launch event in London, Huawei unveiled several new devices heading into the holiday quarter: the Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20, Mate 20 X, and Mate 20 Porsche Edition RS smartphones, the Smartwatch GT, and the Band 3 Pro fitness tracker. The Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 represent Huawei’s answer to the Apple iPhone XS Max and Samsung Note9 and utilize the new Kirin 980 processor it unveiled at IFA in August of this year. Meanwhile, the Smartwatch GT and Band 3 Pro emphasize battery life and fitness, but little else beyond that. Altogether, Huawei has put together a strong portfolio of new devices that flex its innovation capabilities. However, without a strong presence in the U.S. market and with intense competition from other PRC OEMs such as Xiaomei and Oppo/Vivo, Huawei will face strong headwinds in its ongoing quest to displace Samsung as the top global smartphone OEM. </P> IDC Link Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Ramon T. Llamas, Anthony Scarsella, William Stofega Global 5G Spectrum Report: Asia/Pacific Update https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=AP43420218&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>Regulators and local country administrations have been actively developing 5G spectrum and LTE/NR coexistence spectrum strategies that will culminate in 5G auctions and/or spectrum assignments. "The next three years will see a flurry of activity as the world's leading incumbents build out the first 5G mobile and fixed wireless access (FWA) networks. Although there are many technical and engineering obstacles, the industry is highly motivated and determined to launch commercial 5G services by 2020," says Bill Rojas, IDC Asia/Pacific Adjunct Research Director. "Moreover, IDC believes that regulators will seek to identify additional bands to assist MNOs in keeping up with mobile consumer demand as well as future 5G enterprise and IoT traffic, which could account for as much as 15–20% of future 5G traffic by 2025," he adds.</P> Market Perspective Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Bill Rojas, Monica Collier, Hugh Ujhazy ALICE Private Vendor Watchlist Profile: Wearable Workflows for the Hospitality Industry https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US44376218&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Insight analyzes ALICE, a company playing in the hospitality market, and reviews the key success factors: market potential, product and services, competitive edge, customers, and corporate strategy. Detailed subquestions make up each of the five success factors, which are assigned a value from 1 (weak) to 4 (strong). Leveraging IDC's expert understanding of the competitive landscape and future outlook, this document provides insight into private companies based on IDC's unique watch score system:</P><UL><LI><B>Market potential:</B> Market growth potential, strength of competition, and current stage of market (early adopters versus late majority)</LI><LI><B>Products and services:</B> Level of differentiation, disruptive capability, and scalability</LI><LI><B>Competitive edge:</B> Competitive landscape and peer assessment</LI><LI><B>Customers:</B> Number of existing customers, quality of existing customer base, geographic reach, and size of addressable market in the next years, given the vendor's current capabilities</LI><LI><B>Corporate strategy:</B> Go-to-market strategy, management pedigree, and financial status (running on venture capital with insignificant revenue versus self-sustaining and not seeking additional rounds of funding)</LI></UL> Insight Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Ramon T. Llamas, Jaclyn Lewis IDC TechScape: Worldwide Digitally Enabled Thinking Supply Chain, 2018 https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US44361318&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC study provides an overview of the many technologies available to support or run a thinking supply chain. It recognizes not only technologies that have been used for decades but also those that have only emerged in the past months and years. It identifies the pros and cons for business executives deciding which digital business technologies will benefit their future operating models. It also raises general awareness of technologies that are projected to transform the supply chain.</P><P>According to Simon Ellis, program VP, IDC Manufacturing Insights, "The digitally enabled thinking supply chain is central to the future success of both manufacturers and retailers. The ability to use digital competencies to both elevate capabilities and drive next-level efficiencies are at the core of this supply chain renaissance. The supply chain is no longer just a cost center, it is an opportunity center."</P> IDC TechScape Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Simon Ellis Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services: Fueling Logistics Networks with Global Order Management and Fulfillment Technologies https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US44381918&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Vendor Profile looks at the Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services business, reviewing its products and services, business strategy, strengths, and opportunities with essential guidance. </P> Vendor Profile Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Alison Close Notable Private Vendor Watchlist Profile: Using Smartwatches to Update Electronic Health Records https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US44339318&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Insight analyzes Notable, a company playing in the voice-driven EHR market, and reviews key success factors: market potential, products and services, competitive edge, customers, and corporate strategy. Detailed subquestions make up each of the five success factors, which are assigned a value from 1 (weak) to 4 (strong). Leveraging IDC's expert understanding of the competitive landscape and future outlook, this document provides insight into private companies based on IDC's unique watch score system:</P><UL><LI><B>Market potential</B><B>:</B> Market growth potential, strength of competition, and current stage of market (early adopters versus late majority)</LI><LI><B>Products and services</B><B>:</B> Level of differentiation, disruptive capability, and scalability</LI><LI><B>Competitive edge</B><B>:</B> Competitive landscape and peer assessment</LI><LI><B>Customers</B><B>:</B> Number of existing customers, quality of existing customer base, geographic reach, and size of addressable market in the next years, given the vendor's current capabilities</LI><LI><B>Corporate strategy</B><B>:</B> Go-to-market strategy, management pedigree, and financial status (running on venture capital with insignificant revenue versus self-sustaining and not seeking additional rounds of funding)</LI></UL> Insight Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Ramon T. Llamas, Petra Kacer Turkey ICT Market Key Development Update, September 2018 https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=CEMA44383318&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Market Note provides an overview of the latest key ICT developments in Turkey and assesses the potential impact they could have on the market. The topics covered in this Market Note include blockchain, Smart City initiatives, a new entrant to the Turkish electronic-retail market, and an update of a university and vendor cooperation program to develop ICT market skills.</P><P>"Turkey offers great potential for etail market players, given its large youth population and increasing trend for online shopping. However, a lack of skills and technical competence among the workforce remains a major ICT market inhibitor and should be addressed by all relevant stakeholders, including vendors, universities, channel players, and public institutions." — Research Manager Aslı Koçkal, IDC Turkey.</P> Market Note Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Yesim Arac Ozturk, Asli Kockal, Ayse Kaptanoglu, Eren Eser U.S. Consumer IoT Perspectives: Differences in the Use of Smart Assistant Devices and Services by Household Income https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US44397118&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights key results from IDC's 2018 <I>Consumer Internet of Things Survey </I>with a focus on examining consumer usage patterns of smart assistants. The survey includes 1,502 respondents across the United States and covers a broad category of topics related to consumer interest in and attitudes toward IoT applications in the home. This document provides an analysis of how the usage of smart assistant devices and services varies according to different levels of household income and includes some guidance for vendors and service providers assessing market opportunities.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Adam Wright U.S. Smartwatch Forecast Update, 2018–2022: CY 4Q18 https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US44373718&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC study presents the five-year forecast update for smartwatches shipments in the United States.</P><P>"The U.S. smartwatch market marches on," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "Apple continues to lead the market, and in a way, it also sets the tone for what a smartwatch should be. Meanwhile, proprietary operating systems from companies like Fitbit and Garmin succeed with a tight focus on health and fitness. Google's WearOS will retreat slightly in 2018 before rebounding in 2019, while Samsung's Tizen will remain flat throughout our forecast period. Collectively, these give users an abundance of choices and use cases, which will only improve."</P> Market Forecast Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Ramon T. Llamas Worldwide Smartwatch Forecast Update, 2018–2022: CY 4Q18 https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US44373618&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC study discusses our forecast for the worldwide smartwatch market for 2018–2022.</P><P>"The worldwide smartwatch market is in a state of transition," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "Vendors are moving away from experimenting with form and function and finally hit upon a form factor and platform that works for them. At the same time, they are discovering new use cases previously not considered. This will allow the smartwatch to reach more potential customers with an array of services that fit their work- and lifestyle."</P> Market Forecast Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Ramon T. Llamas