Yearly Archives: 2015

AWS pops up in London for a few weeks. But it was good while it lasted.

By |2016-10-17T10:52:14+01:0018 November 2015|Analysis|

A major challenge for all software vendors is how to engage with the market especially where that market is incredibly diverse in terms of customers. In the age of cloud and pay-as-you-go service offerings, vendors are increasingly vying for the same broad group: from individual developers to enterprise IT. Trying to reach out to all [...]

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Mobile Commerce growth is not just for Christmas…

By |2016-10-17T10:52:14+01:0030 October 2015|Analysis, Mobile, Software Security|

Alex Baldock is the Chief Executive Officer of Shop Direct, a company that owns websites including very.co.uk and littlewoods.com. He puts the company’s recent record revenues down to the growth in mobile commerce. Baldock said that in the last four years’ sales via mobile have gone from zero to 60%. In fact, sales via mobile [...]

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Dreamforce 2015: Less show, more business

By |2015-10-22T14:16:48+01:0022 October 2015|Analysis, Uncategorized|

In the yearly dual between Dreamforce the technology conference versus Dreamforce the show, this year was more tech. There were still big name presenters from fields outside of technology (e.g. entertainment) with a surprise appearance from Stevie Wonder playing in Marc Benioff's keynote. But where last year we had Hilary Clinton this year we got [...]

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IoT Study Results: Principles for effective engagement

By |2016-10-17T10:52:14+01:0012 October 2015|Internet of Things|

It is widely recognised that Internet connectivity will present significant opportunities and savings for a broad range of businesses and organisations. So here at CIC we conducted a survey (sponsored by IBM) to investigate the role of connectivity and the Internet of Things across a range of industries and markets, especially those that produce smart, [...]

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More than a question of support: Opportunities for London Tech start-ups through IBM’s Digital City Network

By |2016-10-17T10:52:15+01:009 July 2015|Analysis, Developers, Tech Start-ups|

On any list measuring cities by economic, cultural or intellectual dynamism, London is frequently at the top. In many cases it vies for pole position with New York City demonstrating that no matter the measurement criteria both cities are recognisably thriving global centres. The challenge for any capital city like London is in bringing together [...]

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From CIC’s burgeoning Internet of Things vault: signposts for the value chain

By |2016-10-17T10:52:17+01:0025 June 2015|Cloud, Internet of Things, Mobile, Networking, Platforms and Operating Systems, Security|

The mother of all conferences! That is how Mobile World Congress (MWC) is often billed.  Although in reality there are certainly one or two other conferences that can certainly live up to that grandiose title - the Consumer Electronic Show held in Las Vegas every January being one such example. However, anyone who has travelled [...]

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CIC Mid-term Roundup 2015

By |2016-10-17T10:52:17+01:0025 June 2015|Analytics, Cloud, Internet of Things, Mainframe, Mobile, Platforms and Operating Systems, Storage|

Late spring is always a busy time for conferences and events, and it sometimes feels that we are away more often than we are back in the office. Having said that, these events are the lifeblood of what we as analysts do, and it offers us an opportunity to identify the trend, issues and opportunities [...]

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