24 Jul

Zero-rated mobile data spreads, despite questions of net neutrality

John Delaney

John Delaney                                      
Associate VP European Mobility, IDC
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Zero rating means that an operator does not charge its customers for network traffic when they use specific internet services. In their search for ways to build competitive differentiation in a mature market, mobile operators are increasingly attracted to zero rated data for popular services, despite concerns in some quarters about compatibility with net neutrality. (more…)

19 Jul

1.0 : What is sales enablement?

Thomas Barrieau
Director, Sales Enablement Practice

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When Lee Levitt and I wrote IDC’s definition of sales enablement in 2009, it was a new term that would have yielded a lean set of results in response to a web query. Today, sales enablement has become a critical cornerstone of sales productivity (see Figure 1) with web queries yielding pages upon pages of discussion on the topic. (more…)

13 Jul

GDPR is more than a security issue: think governance!

Philip Carnelley IDC

Philip Carnelley
Research Director, European Software Group

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The EU’s far-reaching GDPR legislation will start to apply from May 25, 2018 – less than a year away. IDC surveys reveal that a surprising number of companies do not expect to be ready on the day, let alone in advance. As of March this year, fully 57% had not yet begun to prepare.
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11 Jul

Delivering ‘Contextual and Value-Centric Insurance’: How can the industry gear up to meet the expectations of an ever-evolving market?

sabitha majukumar IDC

Sabitha Majukumar                                    
Senior Research Analyst, Worldwide Insurance Strategies
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Traditional business models of insurance carriers and intermediaries (agents/brokers) across the globe are challenged due to the change in expectations of customers and partners, technology innovations, regulatory demands, and sociopolitical and economic disruptions.
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