12 Jun

Three UK’s 5G Strategy: It’s All About Capacity

John Delaney

John Delaney                                      
Associate VP European Mobility, IDC
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On 6 June 2018, the mobile operator Three presented its strategy and roadmap for deploying 5G in the UK. Three intends to start trials of 5G RAN equipment in the first half of 2019. In the second half of 2019, Three intends to start introducing commercial 5G services, subject to the availability of 5G smartphones and home routers. (more…)

06 Jun

“Open the Pod Bay Doors, HAL” A Look At The Connected Home Landscape

Romain Fouchereau                                
Manager, Security Appliance Program, European Systems and Infrastructure Solution
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Jeremy Green                             

Coming soon to a home near you: energy management systems, camera-enabled door locks and doorbells, remote-controlled heating and lighting, voice controlled appliances. If some of this sounds oddly familiar, that’s because it is. Similar product concepts have been on display in showcase ‘homes of the future’ since at least the 1960s. (more…)

31 May

What will be Your Next Move on the Innovation Accelerators Chessboard?

Carla La Croce
Research Analyst, European Industry Solutions

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Giulia Carosella
Research Analyst, European Industry Solutions, IDC
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Thomas Vavra
Associate Vice President, Software, CEMA
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A Look into European Industries

According to the most recent IDC European Vertical Market survey, there is a positive correlation between the willingness to allocate IT budget to innovation purposes and digital transformation, suggesting that industries with higher propensity to allocate IT budget to innovation will have more digitisation processes on the priority list. So, embracing DX implies to be innovative. The smarter, widespread, and combined is the use of new technologies, the greatest the impact businesses can have. (more…)

25 May

GDPR 2.0: You Thought It Was All Over…

Duncan Brown
Research Director, European Security Practice
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What? You thought that GDPR was over by May 25th, and you never wanted to think about it again? Sorry folks, but we’ve just had the taster.

Firstly, the bad news. GDPR is not a one-time project. Many organisations have approached GDPR like a crash diet. Move a little more, eat a little less, reach your target weight. Typically, most of us recognise, we revert to old habits, eat that cake, lounge on the sofa. (more…)