rssmobility IDC RSS alerts Resilient Telco Market is Reinventing Itself Post Pandemic IDC PRESS Release Research Press Release Wed, 20 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT 5G in the U.K.: Prospects for Enterprises <P>This IDC Market Perspective assesses the progress made by the U.K.'s mobile industry, government, and academic institutions in developing 5G and the prospects for availability and adoption of 5G applications that can transform the productivity and effectiveness of U.K. enterprises.</P><P>"U.K. mobile operators' 5G development strategies should be oriented primarily toward the needs of the enterprise market," said John Delaney, associate, IDC. "This is where most of the opportunity for incremental 5G revenue resides."</P> Market Perspective Tue, 19 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT John Delaney Edge Spreads its Wings in Europe: How Digital Leaders are Solving Their Edge Challenges <P>This IDC Web Conference features Gabriele Roberti and Andrew Buss — with the contributions from the European Edge Practice team — to give an overview how the market is developing, the key players and ecosystems, and the impact on related markets. </P><P>Edge continues to go from strength to strength — half of European organizations are already looking at edge with some sort of early-stage implementation, whereas 1 in 6 have already reached a more established phase. Interest is high, and so is the need for solutions that distribute resources to accomplish better performance along with increased innovation, security, and compliance. Other emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are further driving up attention. But enterprises are challenged in managing the complexity of multiple architectures as well as the misalignment of IT, operations, and business when looking at how the technology can be developed over multiple use cases and dealing with a still-maturing value chain.</P><P>Some of the key points discussed in the webcast are:</P><UL><LI>Solutions, drivers, and challenges for edge</LI><LI>How are digital leaders embracing edge? How does edge fit into companies' growth?</LI><LI>Edge use cases and its relationship with other emerging technologies</LI><LI>Edge value chain buildup and the role of service providers: The benefits of compute into communication networks</LI></UL> Web Conference Proceeding: Tech Buyer Tue, 19 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT Andrew Buss, Gabriele Roberti Emerging Technologies in Europe — Surfing the Wave of Innovation <P>In this IDC Web Conference, Alexandra Rotaru, Andrea Siviero, and Luca Butiniello analyzed the latest trends in the emerging technologies market, starting from the mixed effects brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and ending with describing the current picture. Some of the questions that were answered during the webcast were:</P><UL><LI>What are the main emerging technologies on the market and how are organizations looking at them as the pandemic continues?</LI><LI>What emerging technologies do IT providers need to have in their agenda and why are they important?</LI><LI>What challenges do organizations face when adopting emerging technologies and what role do IT providers play?</LI></UL> Web Conference Proceeding: Tech Supplier Tue, 19 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT Luca Butiniello, Alexandra Rotaru, Andrea Siviero VMworld 2021: VMware Brings the Power of "AND" to Multi-Cloud Era <P>Broadcasted from its original "campus in the forest" HQ in Palo Alto, VMworld 2021 was kicked off online marking this its 17<SUP>th</SUP> conference. VMware is once again at the heart of digital transformation with multi-cloud as the backdrop for its new Cross Cloud Services including VMware Cloud (VMC). VMware reinforces that customers can experience an accelerated cloud journey that is cost efficient, flexible, secure, and fully customizable. As illustrated by Raghu Raghuram, CEO "Every business should have freedom <I>and</I> control". It should not be an "either, or" proposition. </P><P>VMware itself is no stranger to transformation, having been acquired by EMC and now slated to be spun off later this year to become an independent company. At the end of the opening keynote session Mr. Raghuram acknowledged "I hope to see you all in person next year." We couldn't agree more.</P> IDC Link Mon, 18 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT Philip Bues, Frank Dickson, Jay Bretzmann 5G Americas 2021: Notable Shift in Tone to Operationalizing 5G For Unlocking New Opportunities, Particularly Those In the Enterprise <P>5G Americas 2021 focused on how 5G is beginning to deliver on the promises of improving the business and enterprise customer experience, especially tied to certain industry verticals such as healthcare, industry 4.0, education, and smart cities. Speakers also noted that there is much still to be done in technology development, business strategy, and operations management.</P> IDC Link Sat, 16 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT Karl Whitelock, Patrick Filkins Google Distributed Cloud Strengthens the Vendor's Position as a Telco Partner <P>To be a stronger partner to telco SPs and to catch up to the competition, Google needed to expand its cloud service portfolio. Its recent Google Distributed Cloud announcement did just that by providing a wider range of cloud service options for telcos to sell along with the ability to support telco network workloads in its cloud environment. </P> IDC Link Fri, 15 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT Daryl Schoolar VMWorld 2021 – Integrating Capabilities Across Platforms <P>VMware's announcements at VMWorld 2021 bring their Horizon offerings in closer alignment with both their corporate and sales strategy. Although it will take time, the new Horizon thin edge hybrid DaaS platform, when seen as part of the larger VMware ecosystem, positions them well for the transformation to the intelligent digital workspace. From a broader digital workspace perspective, VMware also announced advancements across its Workspace ONE portfolio, including improvements in digital experience monitoring, deeper UEM/silicon integrations with Intel devices, enforce constant endpoint compliance states, as well as an offering to extend Workspace ONE capabilities to unmanaged, BYO or corporate endpoints managed by other unified endpoint management (UEM) solutions. </P> IDC Link Fri, 15 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT Phil Hochmuth, Shannon Kalvar What Networking Technologies Are European Digital Leaders Using to Connect their Edge Solutions? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the extent to which European Digital Leaders differ from the overall market in their approach to adopting different networking technologies to connect their edge solutions. The findings are based on data from IDC's 2021 <I>European Infrastructure Survey</I>, which reached 925 IT infrastructure influencers and decision makers across Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Thu, 14 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT Andrew Buss, Kevin Restivo U.S. Smartwatch Forecast Update, 2021–2025: CY 4Q21 <P>This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for smartwatch shipments in the United States.</P><P>"The U.S. smartwatch market is undergoing a significant change in 2021, setting the stage for what its future will look like," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables Program. "Apple will stay well out in front throughout our forecast, but as WearOS gains Fitbit and Tizen, it will catapult itself into a much more competitive position than before. What will bear close attention is how its' hardware partners will leverage the new platform's capabilities."</P> Market Forecast Wed, 13 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT Ramon T. Llamas