09 Jun

Android Pay has entered the UK market but can it hold its own against the competition?

Mark Robert Glover

Mark Robert Glover                                    
Senior Research Analyst, IDC Financial Insights
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8 months after its entry into the US market, Android Pay is now on offer in the UK. Its competitor Apple Pay has been in the UK for about a year and is supported by almost all the major banks. (more…)

03 Jun

HPE Enterprise Services and CSC Combine to Form a Major New Services Supplier – What it Means

Douglas Hayward

Douglas Hayward
Associate Vice President, European Services Research

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George Mironescu

George Mironescu
Research Manager

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Last week, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) said it would spin off its Enterprise Services arm and merge it with CSC in a yet-to-be named IT and business services company with annual revenues of $26 billion and a substantial presence in Europe and the UK. (more…)

02 Jun

Digital Transformation: Value over volume is the next healthcare challenge

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Jonas Knudsen                                    
Research Director, Health Insights
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The value-based healthcare agenda is a must do for healthcare IT executives. It all started in 2006 when Michael E. Porter and Elisabeth Olmsted Teisberg wrote the defining book for value-based healthcare: “Redefining healthcare, Creating value-based competition on Results”. (more…)

26 May

Microsoft focuses smartphones on the enterprise: better late than never

John Delaney

John Delaney                                      
Associate VP European Mobility, IDC
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This morning Microsoft announced a further scaling back of the mobile phone manufacturing business that it acquired from Nokia in 2013. It will lay off 1,850 workers, taking an impairment charge of around $950 million. This move follows the sale last week of Microsoft’s featurephone business to FIH Mobile and HMD Global for $350 million. Moving forward, Microsoft will be focusing its smartphone business completely on what it refers to as the “commercial segment”. (more…)