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Helping telcos control cost
A US$126 billion opportunity for vendors according to research group Ovum.
Big Data vendor market perception stays positive
Sentiment surrounding Big Data vendors remained positive last year, despite sceptics’ suggestions the subject had been ‘over-hyped’.
Oracle leads the way in BI tools for telcos
But Ovum finds telcos’ quest for 360-degree customer view is held back by vendors’ struggles to integrate IT and network data.
“Data will be the new cloud computing oil” in 2013
Ovum predicts that during 2013, cloud computing will continue its rapid growth across the industry.
Mobile BI finally arrives...
Business intelligence on-the-go is finally here, thanks to the arrival of high-performance mobile devices and the evolution of robust data-carrying infrastructure.
$1.5bn opp for PON vendors from China’s smart grids?
Ovum says the deployment of smart grids based on PON fibre communications will provide a US$1.5–$2bn opportunity to FTTx PON component and equipment vendors.
Mobile banking users to pass 1 billion by 2017
Usage expected to almost double within the next four years according to latest findings.
Mobile broadband crucial to operator revenue growth until 2016
Global telecom operator revenues will exceed US$2 trillion in 2012, with 60% going to mobile operators.
Compliance and risk regulations to drive tech spend in 2013
Buy side to invest in IT to reduce dependence on brokers while sell side focuses on product accounting for more complex, multi-asset strategies.
Smart devices and social media driving always-connected customer culture
Ovum warns vendors to stand up and be counted or risk losing business during 2013.
Is Apple finally playing catch up?
As the iPad mini hits New Zealand, Adam Leach, principal analyst at Ovum provides his view on Apple’s Strategy.
"Cloud first" raises expectations of innovation
Ovum's Dr. Steve Hodgkinson discusses New Zealand’s announcement of a "cloud-first" policy with Australia’s more conservative "cloud-neutral" stance.
Smartphones to hit 1.7 billion by 2017
Smartphones shipped globally will reach figures of 1.7 billion by 2017 with emerging markets seeing particularly strong growth according to latest findings.
Ovum 'decision matrix' to help CIOs assess vendor landscape
"CIOs are under increased pressure to ensure that decisions are justified and investments deliver."
Cloud risks overstated: analysts
Warnings from overzealous regulators and security authorities overshadowing plenty of positive experiences.
IT managers steering clear of multi-sourcing
'Capstone' vendors controlling larger portions of IT contracts: report.
Business software to hit US$7.3 billion
‘Impressive’ growth across all business software categories will see the business software market in Australia and New Zealand hit US$7.3 billion in 2015, with information management and security software leading the way, according to Ovum.
Are offshore call centres worth the risk?
"Enterprises feel that the reduced prices simply don’t compensate for the potential to lose customers in these tough economic times.”
BYOD – Just not right now
BYOD may be one of the hot terms at the moment, but a new survey by Ovum shows that despite the buzz, the majority of large enterprises in New Zealand and Australia still provide devices for employees who need mobility.
ANZ business software market ripe for the picking
Vendors should target SMBs via channel partners to cash in: analysts.
3.5 trillion text messages to be sent across APAC in 2011
Growth will slow as internet-based communication takes over: analyst.
Huge potential for lower-end apps
Developers should get on board the growing market for feature phone applications, analyst says.
Partnerships key to cloud success
Telcos and IT providers should pair up to clean up: analysts.
CIOs cagey about 'immature' tech: report
'Nobody wants to invest in the Betamax of the desktop virtualisation world'.