rssconsumer IDC RSS alerts Worldwide Connected Notebook Forecast, 2021–2025 <P>This IDC study forecasts 3G/4G/5G growth of notebook computers at the worldwide level, with splits between commercial and consumer and between United States and the rest of the world (ROW). This forecast is based on the May 2021 PCD forecast.</P><P>“The future of connected PCs remains bright,” says Lauren Guenveur, senior research analyst, IDC’s Devices team. “The COVID-19 crisis and the sudden boost in remote users highlighted many of the issues that could be absolved by using a 3G/4G/5G connected device. Even as the world returns to normalcy, the appetite for faster, more secure, and more ubiquitous connections remain. As 5G networks continue to light up throughout the world, IDC believes the appetite for connected PCs, specifically 5G connected PCs, will continue to grow.”</P> Market Forecast Sun, 20 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT Lauren Guenveur 中国5G资本支出预测,2021–2025 <P>5G Datacom和5G Optical backhaul产品,作为5G网络建设的重要配套产品,一直是运营商持续完善的重要部分。“网络建设,承载网先行”,随着新的空口技术部署,无线网络流量必然快速增长,中国运营商早在2018年就已经提前布局数据转发和光传送网络建设,未来承载网投资也将随着网络流量的增长同步补强。</P><P>IDC 中国电信和物联网研究部高级研究经理崔凯表示:“展望未来,中国四大运营商(中国移动、中国电信、中国联通、中国广电)将保持5G网络投资的连续性,积极推动降低5G网络设备单价,探索5G应用商业模式,提升5G网络的ROI(Return on Investment,投资回报率)。5G网络的建设速度,取决于5G应用的发展速度。面向行业市场,数字经济高速发展,尤其新冠疫情后非接触式商业模式的兴起,5G将在产业数字化中扮演重要角色。面向消费者市场,找到5G“杀手级”应用,是5G建设爆发增长的前提条件。最后,加速5G技术和行业应用的融合,从而通过网络转型带动运营商业务转型,帮助运营商破除‘被管道化’的经营压力,同样也是5G建设的核心动力。”</P> Market Forecast Sun, 20 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT Kai Cui AT&T 1Q21 Results: A Good Start <P>This IDC Market Note examines AT&T's quarterly business results discussed in the company's 1Q21 earnings announcement on April 22, 2021. In this document, IDC analyzes AT&T's operating metrics and overall strategy in the context of the U.S. communications landscape.</P> Market Note Fri, 18 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT Carrie MacGillivray, Ragupathy Vellappa EY, SAP and Qualtrics Collaborate on COVID Initiatives to Assist Businesses and Government <P>Qualtrics, SAP and EY announced that businesses and governments in the US and EMEA are using their COVID-19 collaborative solutions to assist in three main areas including contact tracing, vaccine management and EY’s Proximity Monitor. The offerings are powered by Qualtrics and SAP and implemented by EY. </P> IDC Link Fri, 18 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT Laura Becker, Gard Little, Bjoern Stengel Building an Ecosystem to Support Touch-Free Retail and Emerging Business Models <P>This IDC Perspective discusses building an ecosystem to support touch-free retail and emerging business models. Leading retailers and their partners are accelerating growth strategies by building applications that enable data sharing and analytics for every part of the business, from inventory and fulfillment to checkout experiences to security and workforce management. Customer-centric touch-free retail experiences will shape the way retailers build out their stores and their ecommerce brands, increasing customer loyalty and partnering for mutually beneficial ecosystem partner success. </P><P>Leslie Hand, GVP, IDC Retail Insights, advises, "Retail leaders should look for opportunities to monetize areas of their business they previously overlooked, including their data and insights. And technology providers should position themselves as strategic partners, offering relational expertise in building out the vibrant ecosystem."</P> IDC Perspective Thu, 17 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT Leslie Hand Phygital: The Future of Banking Branches <P>This IDC Perspective presents our assessment of the future of traditional banking branches by analyzing a model that might be adapted by many banks going forward — the "phygital" model. Phygital — a combination of physical and digital channels — takes the best of both worlds and offers seamless customer experience for banking clients by implementing advanced digital and physical capabilities, including but not limited to biometrics, advanced ATMs, innovative approaches to customer service, and comfortable and spacious facilities. Phygital is an innovative direction with modern, customer-friendly, seamless, and comfortable advantages — banks should aim for this direction of customer service.</P><P>"Phygital banking branches is an emerging trend that some very innovative banks have started implementing to further elevate customer service in their branches, provide innovative and convenient solutions to clients, diversify and optimize revenues and costs, and further digitally educate their customer base. I am a big fan of the phygital concept and very curious to see how this concept develops and evolves further," said Szilard Farkasdi, research manager, IDC Financial Insights Europe.</P> IDC Perspective Thu, 17 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT Szilard Farkasdi Worldwide Digital Media Adapter Market Shares, 2020: Amazon's Lead Narrows; Roku Thrives Amid Global Pandemic <P>This IDC study reviews the worldwide digital media adapter vendor market shares for 2020.</P><P>"Digital media adapters remain popular as competition forces prices down, services are expanding and maturing, and they provide an economical alternative to upgrading legacy TVs to smart TVs," says Adam Wright, senior research analyst for IDC's Smart Home research program. "Moreover, these devices were highly popular during the pandemic as consumers shifted their spending priorities from things like dining out and visiting cinemas to in-house entertainment."</P> Market Share Thu, 17 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT Adam Wright European Wearable Market Showed Positive Growth in 1Q21, Says IDC LONDON, June 16, 2021 — In the first quarter of 2021, the wearable market in Europe grew 33.0% compared with the same period in 2020, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker . Between January and March, 22.0 million units were shipped to the region. Tracker Press Release Wed, 16 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT Need for Convenience and Efficiency Drives Demand for Smart Home Devices in the Middle East & Africa Dubai – The Middle East and Africa (MEA) smart home devices market saw its value increase 6.1% year on year during the first quarter of 2021, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm's Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Devices Tracker shows that the MEA market's value reached $1.95billion in Q1 2021. Research Press Release Wed, 16 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT 'IDC Excellence Awards' Winners Announced as Egypt's Minister of Communications & Information Technology Opens Virtual CIO Summit Cairo – More than 250 of Egypt’s most influential IT and business decision makers gathered online yesterday (June 14) for the 7th annual installment of the IDC Egypt CIO Summit 2021 . Hosted on IDC's industry-leading virtual platform under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Amr Talaat, Egypt's Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), the event brought together senior business leaders, influential IT heads, and respected industry analysts to share their collective expertise around the theme 'Innovative Digital Strategies: Evolving to the Demands of a New Reality'. Corporate Press Release Tue, 15 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT