rssmobility http://www.idc.com/rss/2807.do IDC RSS alerts 5G Mobile: Service Strategies of European Operators http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=EMEA43208417 <P>"5G, in its fullest implementation, will enable more efficiency, provide higher performance with assured quality of service, support new applications, and generate new revenue streams," said John Delaney, associate VP of Mobility Research in Europe. In this IDC report, we provide an overview of European operators' views on 5G applications and services, and their intentions for rolling out 5G. The report is based on in-depth interviews with six European mobile operators, as well as with the GSMA, that were carried out during 3Q and 4Q17. </P> Market Perspective Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT John Delaney 5G and the European Operators: Technology Perspective http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=EMEA43208317 <P>"5G, in its fullest implementation, will enable more efficiency, provide higher performance with assured quality of service, support new applications, and generate new revenue streams," said John Delaney, associate VP of Mobility Research in Europe. In this IDC report, we provide an overview of European operators' expectations for 5G capabilities. The report is based on in-depth interviews with six European mobile operators, as well as with the GSMA, that were carried out during 3Q and 4Q17. </P> Technology Assessment Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT John Delaney Blocking the Transformation: How Mining Organisations Prevent Themselves from Enabling Transformation http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=AP43206017 <P>In this paper IDC Energy Insights will look at the impact of enabling data-led mining operations and some of the associated challenges specifically relating to the developing technology ecosystems, technology partnering and buying strategies of mining companies, and the interwoven impact of roles, people, and organisation. "It is the need to create value from data that in turn creates a driver for change across many elements of the industry and the way that companies operate. These are challenges that we are going to see the mining sector working through for some time, this is just the beginning of the journey, but change is on the way," says Emilie Ditton, research director for WW Mining IDC Energy Insights.</P> IDC Perspective Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Emilie Ditton IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Connected Devices and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality 2018 Predictions – APEJ Implications http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=AP43216417 <P>The fundamental shifts in demography, evolving consumer preferences, and how products and services are consumed today in an always connected digital world are rewriting the rules of engagement for enterprises. Digital disruptors such as Alibaba, Tencent, Amazon, and Airbnb are emerging across sectors and challenging incumbents with their lean digital operations and new business models. The combination of these factors is forcing organizations to further wire-up processes and assets with sensors and new devices and technologies such as artificial intelligence, wearable computing, and AR/VR. Leading organizations are already testing smartwatches, AI, and AR/VR applications to enable real-time information access and visualization, automation, hands-free computing, and for trainings. </P><P>Although these initiatives are helping shape the future workplace and deliver better productivity and visibility into operations for enterprises, it is also increasing the diversity of devices and operating systems to manage, creating unprecedented complexities for IT teams. Enterprise IT organizations and business teams will need to anticipate the continued transformation of the workplace to ensure a seamless transition.</P><P>This IDC presentation discusses the APEJ implications for the <I>Worldwide Connected Devices and AR/VR 2018 Predictions</I>. The document lists the top 10 predictions in terms of their likely impact across the enterprise and the time it will take for the predictions to reach mainstream in the region. By mainstream, IDC means the broad middle of the bell curve of adoption (i.e., the 40–60% of enterprises that are neither the first movers and early adopters nor the last to act).</P> Tech Buyer Presentation Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Avinav Trigunait, Bryan Ma, Kenneth Liew “New Retail” Casting a Wider Physical Footprint in China: Online to Offline Integration Key Focus of Singles’ Day 2017 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prAP43216517 SINGAPORE, November 17th, 2017 - China's Singles' Day has grown beyond a Chinese online sales campaign into an international, omni-channel, retail-as-entertainment festival. This year, we saw an extension of the "New Retail" into a wider physical footprint. The festival has become a significant event – China digital natives are now leading the way with new forms of retail such as "retail-tainment", while flexing its economic and commercial influence outside China. Singles' Day has also become an international affair in many ways. For example, Lazada Thailand mirrored Alibaba's Singles' Day practice to host a massive televised gala with celebrities counting down until the shopping deals began at midnight. Research Press Release Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Altice Chooses Sprint as MNVO Partner http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=lcUS43212917 <P>While the partnership between Altice USA and Sprint strengthens each provider's value propositions in meaningful ways, it is expected to only incrementally change the overall wireless services competitive landscape. The MVNO agreement gives Altice USA a wireless offering to bundle with its existing cable and broadband services in the Optimum/Suddenlink footprint and gives Sprint access to network infrastructure assets that bring efficiency and cost effectiveness to the cash-strapped operator's network densification efforts. </P> IDC Link Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Brian Haven, Denise Lund A Quick Glance at Mobile Phone AI http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=AP43208217 <P>This IDC Market Note examines on-device artificial intelligence (AI), particularly as smartphones like the Apple iPhone X and Huawei Mate 10 are increasingly being marketed with AI features.</P><P>"On-device AI will be a big buzzword for new phones in 2018. So far, the strongest use cases are in computational photography and facial recognition, but these are still early days. The next 12-18 months will get much more exciting as application developers leverage it on both iOS and Android into more compelling user benefits over time," says Bryan Ma, IDC Asia/Pacific's VP of Devices Research.</P> Market Note Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Bryan Ma, Chwee Kan Chua, Ramon T. Llamas New IDC MarketScape Assesses Enterprise Mobility Management Software Providers for Ruggedized and IoT Device Deployment http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS43210717 IDC today published a vendor assessment report profiling enterprise mobility management (EMM) software vendors that focus on ruggedized device deployments. Research Press Release Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Pivot Table: U.S. Federal Government IT Spending Guide, Version 1, 2016–2021 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43208615 <P>This IDC Government Insights Pivot Table presents our best estimates and forecasts for the U.S. federal government IT opportunity.</P> Pivot Table Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Shawn P. McCarthy Lessons from India: Payments and Financial Inclusion http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US42715617 <P>This IDC study looks at the progress made in the Indian market regarding financial inclusion and how that market can offer guidance for other markets, financial institutions, and technology providers looking to reach the underserved. Building financial services products, especially payments, for underserved markets around the world offers vendors and financial institutions access to new revenue streams while providing those markets with access and security.</P><P>"Financial inclusion — reaching the unbanked with basic services that include payments — is an important step in bringing 2 billion consumers into the global, digital economy," said James Wester, research director for Worldwide Payment Strategies at IDC Financial Insights. "Those consumers represent an important resource that isn't being fully utilized as well as an untapped market for financial services."</P> Technology Assessment Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT James Wester