24 May

Data-Driven Innovations to Support Quality of Life in Cities

Julia Neuschmid
Senior Research Analyst, IDC Government Insights
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Improving the quality of life in cities by using available data was the main challenge of HackPrague 2019. The annual hackathon took place in Prague in May and gathered passionate developers and designers from across Europe to build their ideas. IDC was also there and gave insights into smart cities and open data initiatives.

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22 May
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Contagion Hits Huawei’s Smartphone Operation as Trump Plays Big for his China Trade Deal

Simon Baker
Program Director, Mobile Phones, CEMA
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Last week the mobile phone industry became thickly entangled in President Trump’s political plays in his cut and thrust attempts to force a trade deal out of China. The Trump administration on Thursday officially added China’s Huawei Technologies to a trade blacklist — the entity list — which bans the company from buying from US firms without approval from the US government. The move applies to both hardware and software, and Google on Sunday announced that it would be restricting Huawei’s access to anything beyond the public access source code of Android with any new smartphone models, though existing ones would not be affected and would continue to receive Android updates, as well as having access to the apps suite including the apps store and Gmail.

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22 May

EE is First in the UK with 5G

John Delaney

John Delaney
Associate VP European Mobility
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Today EE announced that it has commenced pre-orders for the first four 5G models in its range of smartphones, and that its commercial 5G network will go live on May 30 in six UK cities: London, Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester. EE intends to cover a further 10 cities by the end of 2019.

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20 May

“Behavioral Surplus” Is Not Evil – It’s Essential to Customer Experience


Mark Yates
Research Manager
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Andrea Sangalli
Research Director
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As the age of customer experience takes hold, enterprises must do far more than collect and analyze customer data to enable the improvement of their products, services, and engagements. They must also tap the so-called behavioral surplus.

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