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Unlike IT equipment, where consumption can drop (and recover) quickly, datacenter construction is a 2 to 3 year project. Fortunately, 2017 to 2019 witnessed the biggest additions of modern datacenter capacity in history, so space, power, ...
Covid-19 and the social distancing economy present unique challenges at every level of our personal and professional lives. When buyers stop buying, the challenges are especially daunting for marketers. The OCED estimates that consumer spending ...
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many firms to mobilize around work-from-home (WFH) as a means to slow the virus's spread, care for employee wellbeing, and ensure business continuity. Yet, the rapid and unplanned broadening of WFH instances ...
As the U.S. economy starts to crack under the weight of uncertainty, and with everyday living thrown into increasing disarray, it's clear that COVID-19's impact on 2020 U.S. device markets will not be exclusive to supply chain and production ...
Google Cloud's GMEC strategy reflects a recognition of several key CSP industry insights including 5G's potential as a platform for enterprise innovation and digital transformation (DX), the criticality of distributed MEC clouds for 5G, ...
On March 13, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency in order to combat the growing coronavirus pandemic. The number of COVID-19 positive diagnoses grows daily, as more testing rolls out to affected communities. ...
Nokia's decision to install a new CEO comes at a pivotal moment in the high-stakes 5G infrastructure market, as leading mobile operators are signing multiyear 5G contracts today. While Nokia's business results indicate challenges exist, ...
On February 25, Salesforce announced FY 4Q20 and end-of-year earnings. Earnings were very strong, with total revenue of $4.85 billion for the quarter, a 34% year-over-year increase from FY 4Q19. Salesforce's 2020 fiscal year revenue was ...
Initially conceived inside of Deutsche Telekom, MobiledgeX has been building a marketplace of edge resources and services that connect developers with network operators since 2018. The company recognized that telecommunications providers ...
On February 20, 2020, Lenovo announced results from its FY 3Q20 ending December 31, 2019, with revenue topping $14.1 billion for the quarter (a record) and driving pretax income (PTI) up 11% year over year (YoY) to $390 million. The company's ...
On January 28–30, 2020, Zoho hosted over 60 industry analysts in Austin, Texas, to spotlight recent developments in its strategy and product portfolio, including all 45+ products. Zoho has been very active in the past 12 months, adding new ...
In the six months leading to December 2019, Spark reported its strongest revenue growth in three years, up 4.0% from NZD1,754 million in FY 1H19 to NZD1,824 million in FY 1H20. The growth markets of mobile, IT services, cloud, and security ...
5G is moving beyond the technology trial stage and toward full-scale deployment. With this business reality comes operations (OSS) and monetization (BSS) responsibility that communications service providers (SPs) need to address for provisioning ...
Orange's strategy, as presented in London, remains anchored on a high-quality network; but it also heavily emphasizes the development of non-telecom lines of business, such as content, smart home, and financial services. Orange still mostly ...
The outbreak of the 2019-nCoV Wuhan coronavirus bears a striking resemblance to the SARS crisis in 2003, which constrained sales of consumer PCs in China particularly in 2Q03. But the market at that time wasn't impacted as badly as IDC had ...
After more than a year of deliberation, and despite strong U.S. pressure, the U.K. government has decided not to ban the use of Huawei equipment in the country's telecoms networks. We believe this is a good outcome: the U.K. has avoided ...
On January 28, Apple announced its fiscal 1Q20 results, achieving revenue of $91.8 billion, a 9% increase from the year-ago quarter. Net income was $22.2 billion. The company's iPhone revenue grew 8% year over year to $56 billion, including ...
On Sunday, January 12, Samsung announced the U.S. release of the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro, a purpose-built rugged smartphone for frontline workers that combines the premium form factors that Samsung Galaxy smartphones are known for, with ...
The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) provided a sneak peek into what to expect from the wearables market this year, with several newsworthy trends appearing: the continued rise of hearables, Wear OS gaining partners and new devices, ...
The U.S. Airforce has selected AT&T to deploy a 5G network on Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, extending 5G connectivity to its flight-line operations, emergency management, and medical center. Among other functions, this new network ...
This year's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) yet again displayed an inspiring array of smart home devices and applications that left the impression of an industry that is maintaining steady momentum on its journey toward becoming ...
CES 2020 showcased what to expect from device vendors in the new year and in the long haul. Foldable and 5G devices, as well as products and concepts for gamers and creators, took center stage at the big show in Vegas.