11 Jun

Computex 2019: The Future of the PC and the Implications for the Market

Kevin Solomon
Research Analyst
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In recent years global PC market growth has been relatively dormant and Computex 2019 provided vendors with the opportunity to showcase their innovations in an attempt to resuscitate a tepid market. Anticipation for Computex 2019 was evident in the record number of attendees at the event — the most in its 30-year history. This blog post looks at some of the highlights of the event — such as new design conventions, the battle of the chipmakers and 5G-enabled devices — and discusses the implications for the overall market.

06 Jun

South Korea Sees Rapid Start to 5G

Simon Baker
Program Director, Mobile Phones, CEMA
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5G has taken off fast in South Korea, with a reported 600,000 subscribers in the first 50 days. Subsidies of a third or more primed the smartphone market, giving Samsung and LG the head start that should serve them well in the U.S., which launched 5G at the same time but will ramp up more slowly.

03 Jun

Can Adobe Emulate The Greatest Showman?

Gerry Brown
CX Research Director
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David Duchovny, Jeff Goldblum and Kiefer Sutherland are all truly great screen actors. Not content with just being good actors, however, they will all perform as musicians with their bands in London in 2019. They all want to do something different (perform music), and be respected and appreciated for this talent, leveraging their existing acting brand presence to enter the music market.

30 May

Activating the Virtuous Circle of Retail Innovation Excellence

Guilio Raffaele
Senior Research Analyst, IDC Retail Insights
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IDC strongly believes that retail innovation goes well beyond the implementation of new technology that substitutes or integrates to legacy IT systems. According to IDC, retailers should first point at the diffusion and consolidation of an innovation culture within their organizations.