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Tuesday February 12, 2013
Global shipments of tablet computers surged 75.3% higher year-over-year (YoY) in 4Q 2012 and 74.3% quarterly to a record high 52.5 million units, according to preliminary results from the International Data Corp.'s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Lower average selling prices, the range of new product offerings, and growth in holiday spending all fueled tablet shipments to even greater heights.
Wednesday January 30, 2013
Despite the challenges of employees bringing their own mobile devices into the workplace, companies appear to view the trend favorably, according to a recent Dell survey. Seventy percent of companies believe that bring-your-own-device (BYOD) can improve work processes and boost productivity in the future. Some 59% believe they'd be at a competitive disadvantage without BYOD, according to the results of Dell’s global survey of nearly 1,500 IT executives.
Monday January 28, 2013
Positioning to serve the intelligent home of the 21st century has quickly grown to become a focal point for service providers and a variety of participants spanning the utility, smart grid, building and ICT industries. A new report from Boston market research firm Strategy Analytics predicts 16% of broadband households globally will have at least one smart home system by 2017.
Monday January 7, 2013
Today’s network service provider is charged with finding ways to reduce overall network costs, while also fully monetizing their network assets for more revenue and better margins. A new report from Mobidia Technology and Informa suggests that 4G LTE may present one of the best opportunities to execute such a strategy.
Monday December 31, 2012
As the world prepares to review and renew resolutions and ring in a new year, it’s time for communications service providers (CSPs) to adopt a similar approach — to take stock of industry developments in 2012 and prepare for 2013. To craft our destinies we must ask: what did we learn from 2012, and how can we better position ourselves for the coming year? Buzzy solutions like big data, while worthy of discussion, are quite different from informed strategies that help service providers capitalize on big opportunity and big incentives.