rssmobility IDC RSS alerts BlackBerry Teams with Delphi, Fleet Complete to Provide Connected Vehicle Capabilities <P>BlackBerry's partnership with Delphi Automotive and Fleet Complete highlights the breadth of the companies connected vehicle footprint, as BlackBerry continues to have as a major market impact in the connected vehicle space.</P> IDC Link Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Brian Haven 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 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 Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Carrier Network Infrastructure, 2017 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides a view of the worldwide carrier network infrastructure market. It is designed to summarize key trends driving the industry and provide clients with an opportunity to engage with IDC's analysts on the key issues impacting this sector.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Rajesh Ghai 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 Japan Mobile Enterprise Security Forecast, 2017−2021 <P>This is IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=JPJ41769917.">JPJ41769917.</A></B> It analyzes the Japan mobile enterprise security market, as well as forecasts the market from 2017 to 2021. By utilizing mobile devices, companies are able to increase their competitiveness, such as improved real timeliness and business continuity, reduced cost, and strengthened global deployment. Making use of mobile applications that are optimized for the highly convenient mobile devices is vital in order to fully utilize mobile devices. "Mobile security solution vendors should encourage the implementation of security measures optimized for mobile environment, such as access management for mobile applications, single sign-on (SSO) linkage between applications, mobile applications vulnerability management, and mobile identity and access management, namely, multifactor that combined biometric authentication and risk-based authentication " says Tsuneo Tosaka, research manager, Software and Security, IDC Japan. </P> Market Forecast Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Tsuneo Tosaka Market Analysis Perspective: U.S. Consumer Digital Transformation, 2017 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) presents an update on consumer digital transformation (DX). This MAP is designed to provide clients the opportunity to engage with IDC on the key issues and trends associated with consumer DX. It includes a 2017 update on:</P><UL><LI>Industry and market overview with a focus on how IDC defines consumer DX and where opportunities exist across a selection of consumer life activities</LI><LI>Competitive landscape with a focus on technology needs across the consumer DX ecosystem</LI><LI>Buyer behavior with a focus on consumer engagement with technology and technology independence</LI><LI>Future view of the market with an age-segmented forecast of U.S. consumers ready for digital transformation</LI><LI>Guidance and recommendations for the consumer technology supplier</LI></UL> Market Analysis Perspective Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Greg Ireland