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On June 22nd Apple kicked off its first-ever, digital-only Worldwide Developers Conference with a set of pre-recorded keynote videos that walked attendees through a dizzying array up operating system updates, new tools for developers, ...
This IDC PlanScape presents a comprehensive framework to help enterprise and industry stakeholders plan for and deploy private LTE/5G networks for enterprise use cases.
"Enterprise or industry verticals, such as manufacturing, retail, ...
Amid the (virtual) din of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference during the week of June 22, Apple quietly acquired unified endpoint management (UEM) start-up Fleetsmith for an undisclosed amount. The deal, mentioned on a Fleetsmith blog ...
IBM's recent announcement of Watson Works demonstrates increased momentum of technology vendors seeking to address the health and safety needs of employees returning to the workplace. By bundling, integrating and extending core Watson, TRIRIGA ...
2020 is proving to be the year when edge computing hits its stride. Backed by a flurry of product and service announcements, the concept of deploying compute and storage resources outside of centralized datacenter or public cloud infrastructure ...
With 5G core networks coming online, the vision of improved connectivity can now deliver new ways for network services to satisfy changing customer needs. Dynamically configurable throughput volumes, variable transmission speeds, and definable ...
This IDC study is the eighth yearly assessment of next-generation telecom operators in Asia/Pacific. The primary focus of this study is to assess service providers' capabilities to meet the telecommunication and ICT needs of various customer ...
At Microsoft Build 2020, Microsoft presented its vision for the future of IoT, which expands beyond connected assets to connected environments and ecosystems. Microsoft touted Azure Digital Twins (ADT) as the common integration layer that ...
On May 20, 2020, Lenovo announced results from its FY 4Q20 ending March 31, 2020, with quarterly revenue of $10.6 billion (down 9.7% from the same quarter last year) and net income of $43 million (down from $118 million). Full-year revenue ...
Microsoft's decision to acquire Affirmed Networks and Metaswitch Networks in quick succession, demonstrates its desire to swiftly create a differentiated market position vis-à-vis its closest hyperscale competitors in the early, though fast-growing, ...
On May 4, 2020, Intel Corp. announced that it has acquired Moovit, a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) solutions company, for $900 million in cash ($840 million net of Intel Capital equity gain). According to Intel, the addition of Moovit will ...
Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has cancelled its auction for temporary spectrum rights in the 3.5GHz range; it will now allocate spectrum directly to registered bidders. This gives the mobile network operators, and small cell company Dense ...
On April 30, Apple announced its fiscal 2Q20 results, with revenue growing to $58.3 billion. That represented a 1% increase from the year-ago quarter. iPhone revenue was down 6.5% year over year to $29 billion, iPad slipped 10.3% to $4.3 ...
This IDC PlanScape helps readers understand the who, what, why, and how of digitizing legacy assets. The outcomes of unlocking data-driven decision making around assets include reduced risk, improved operational performance, and reduced ...
On April 10, 2020, in a rare show of united front against a novel common adversary, Google and Apple announced a joint partnership with the intent of providing an anonymous contact tracing capability for COVID-19 infections. The unique proposal ...
This IDC study presents the results of IDC's 2020 Unified Endpoint Management MaturityScape Benchmark Survey and should be used as a supplement to IDC MaturityScape: Unified Endpoint Management 1.0 (IDC #US45179119, ...
On April 15, 2020, Apple unveiled the highly anticipated update to its 2016 iPhone SE, offering a slightly refreshed design based on the iPhone 8 with improved performance under the hood. The iPhone SE will replace the actual iPhone 8 model, ...
This IDC study uses the IDC TechScape model to provide a systematic assessment of technologies related to the use of precision agriculture technologies in the worldwide agriculture sector. The IDC TechScape model is designed specifically ...
This IDC study explores the technology elements necessary for manufacturers across the industry to digitally transform the new product development and introduction (NPDI) process.
"A big reason for a digital platform approach to NPDI ...
In announcing its pending acquisition of SD-WAN vendor CloudGenix for approximately $420 million, Palo Alto Networks emphatically confirmed the convergence of networking and security on both the WAN and in the emerging software-defined branch ...
In acquiring Affirmed Networks, a poster child of the cloud-native telco infrastructure/network functions virtualization (NFV) trend in mobile networks, Microsoft is expanding its foothold in the communications service provider (comm. SP) ...
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 Global Mobile Edge Cloud (GMEC) strategy reflects a recognition of several key communication service provider (CSP) industry insights including 5G's potential as a platform for enterprise innovation and digital transformation ...
This IDC PlanScape provides an in-depth look at the impact of 5G and V2X on transportation (e.g., automotive and Smart City) communications. This includes looking at deployment timelines, differences in protocols, the need for V2X with 5G, ...