17 Apr

Huawei’s Drive and Ambition in Phones Push it Beyond the “Telco Gear Maker” Trap

Simon Baker
Program Director, Mobile Phones, CEMA
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Launching a mobile phone business from the starting point of a big international business in telecoms infrastructure has worked stunningly well for Huawei. Strong financial backing, operations in many countries, a detailed knowledge of mobile phone technology and numerous local country offices have all have been important to its success in launching smartphones.

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08 Apr

Business Benefits Through Security Effectiveness

Dominic Trott
Associate Research Director, European Security
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IDC hosted its annual U.K. security conference on March 28. A clear theme emerged during the keynote presentations, roundtable discussions, and informal interactions — the need for security to act as business leaders, not “just” technology leaders.

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04 Apr

Apple is Planning a Big Push Into Services – So How Big and Where is its User Base?

Simon Baker
Program Director, Mobile Phones, CEMA
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Apple has announced a major push into news services and digital payments as it ramps up its position in services faced with plateauing or declining sales of iPhones in a maturing smartphone market.IDC researches and publishes installed base data linked to its device trackers, and this blog entry draws upon these to show in which countries Apple devices are used, and which ones. The research does not cover all Apple devices, but the great majority.

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