08 Aug
manufacturing

Staying Ahead of Manufacturing Disruption

Maggie Slowik  
Senior Research Analyst, IDC Manufacturing Insights 
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Manufacturing is undergoing a transformation. Fueled by disruptive forces such as digital transformation and Industry 4.0, a major overhaul of key business processes is needed — across product innovation, production, and supply chain.

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07 Aug
Security Threats

Your Next Big Security Threat Already Works for You!

Dominic Trott
Research Director, European Security
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Six years after the Snowden revelations, insider threats still preoccupy the thoughts of European security decision makers. After ransomware and malware — the two most commonly seen vectors for breaches — malicious insiders are the threats that European enterprises are most concerned by.

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05 Aug
voice assistant

Alexa vs Google Assistant – The Battle of the Voice Assistants

Antonio Arantes
Senior Research Analyst, European Mobile Devices
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Voice Summit 2019 took place on July 22–26 in New Jersey. In the smart home space, voice is one of the key elements of a unified ecosystem, facilitating device control and interaction. Within the wide portfolio of smart home hardware, smart speakers are usually the first entry into the space. In Europe, the smart speaker market is less than three years old, registering a growth of 526.7% from 2016 to 2017 and 90.2% from 2017 to 2018, with 16 million units shipped in 2018. The first question before buying one of these devices is which one — Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant?

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