08 Dec
"Disruption is not a bad thing. It is in fact an opportunity", Insurers said at the ABI Conference 2016

“Disruption is not a bad thing. It is in fact an opportunity”, Insurers said at the ABI Conference 2016

sabitha majukumar IDC

Sabitha Majukumar                                    
Senior Research Analyst, Worldwide Insurance Strategies
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The political and economic environment here in the UK and many other parts of the world is undoubtedly turbulent but to my greatest relief, I heard the insurance industry leadership saying more than once that “disruption is not a bad thing, it is in fact, an opportunity” at the ABI Annual conference 2016. (more…)

06 Dec
Improving Smartphone Durability by Reducing the Impact of Liquid Damages

Improving Smartphone Durability by Reducing the Impact of Liquid Damages (Part II)

IDC Francisco Jeronimo

Francisco Jeronimo
Research Director, European Consumer Wireless and Mobile Communications

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Liquid damage is the second-largest cause of damaged smartphones. IDC estimates that nearly 900,000 smartphones are damaged by liquids every day. The impact of liquids on smartphones is estimated to be worth in excess of $96.7 billion a year. (more…)

05 Dec
A Problem with Mobile Phones That Is No Longer Acceptable IDC

A Problem with Mobile Phones That Is No Longer Acceptable (Part I)

IDC Francisco Jeronimo

Francisco Jeronimo
Research Director, European Consumer Wireless and Mobile Communications

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The smartphone market has been growing on average 33% a year in the past 10 years, making it one of the fastest-growing areas of consumer electronics. Penetration of smartphones is higher than ever and the outlook for the segment is showing signs of maturity. (more…)