16 Jun

Symantec’s Blue Coat Buyout Will Drive Cloud and Mobile Security Growth in Europe

IDCUKI Dominic Trott

Dominic Trott                                    
Research Manager, European Security
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Transaction Highlights

The $4.7bn acquisition of Blue Coat extends Symantec’s position as the largest specialist security vendor in Europe and globally. Meanwhile, the complementary nature of the two portfolios extends the range of markets where Symantec operates, promoted as an ‘end to end’ proposition. (more…)

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


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…)