31 Jan

Workplace of the Future- Goodbye Technology, Hello End-user Focus

Lionel Lamy IDC

Lionel Lamy                                   
Associate VP, European Services &  IoT Practice co-lead

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Truth be told, workplace is not the top CIO priority in Europe or elsewhere. Topics, such as Cloud, Analytics, Security or the Internet of Things, all grab many more headlines as well as much more boardroom attention.  (more…)

27 Jan

Insanity is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again, but Expecting Different Results – Might Blockchain Technology Break the Pattern?

Thomas Zink IDC

Thomas Zink
Associate Research Director, IDC Financial Insights

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IDC Lawrence Freeborn

Lawrence Freeborn
Research Manager, IDC Financial Insights

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While blockchain remains the hottest topic for the financial services industry, the first voices are already starting to predict a stagnation of initiatives by 2019, based on the fact that the industry hasn’t managed to move beyond POCs. (more…)

24 Jan

Cloud Security Duality: Strategic Implications

konstantin rychkov IDC

Konstantin Rychkov                                   
Senior Research Analyst, Software, Western Europe
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Do you know what Cloud Security is?

This question is not so easy to answer. One moment you think it’s a solution you deploy, but on second thought – it is a process. It can be your provider’s problem, but suddenly you are responsible for data leakages. (more…)

20 Jan

Ericsson’s new CEO must address the trend for fixed/mobile convergence

John Delaney

John Delaney                                      
Associate VP European Mobility, IDC
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On January 16th Börje Ekholm became the new CEO of Swedish telecoms infrastructure giant Ericsson. He took over from Jan Frykhammar, who has been acting as interim CEO since the previous incumbent, Hans Vestberg, stepped down in July 2016. Vestberg’s resignation was the result of persistent dissatisfaction among Ericsson’s shareholders (more…)