European Union (EU) vs Google: This is not going to go the way you think, EU

By |2018-07-20T09:13:29+00:0020 July 2018|Analysis, Licensing, Mobile, Platforms and Operating Systems|

The European Union has fined Google €4 billion for acting, in what it says, is an anti-competitive way. This does not come as a surprise; the EU has a history with big US tech companies. One is reminded of its high-profile battle with Microsoft that resulted in a fine. Google’s “crime” is to use its [...]

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

By |2016-10-17T10:52:17+00:0025 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 [...]

CIC Mid-term Roundup 2015

By |2016-10-17T10:52:17+00:0025 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 [...]

MWC15 In Review

By |2015-03-20T15:02:18+00:0020 March 2015|Analysis, Internet of Things, Mobile|

This year's Mobile World Congress seemed less frenetic than the last (seemed to be less dancers). Perhaps this was due to it being CIC’s second visit. However there also seemed to be less major announcements and less that was very new. Phones, wearables, cars and connected appliances had all been seen before and we're getting [...]

IBM: Mobile apps and the future of mobile

By |2016-10-17T10:52:21+00:0022 January 2015|Analysis, Mobile, Software Development|

For the enterprise, mobile has been an increasingly powerful channel for communicating with customers and promoting their brand. More recently, many enterprises are beginning to see the value in providing actionable insights to those inside the business via mobile devices. To derive the maximum value from mobile requires apps that are integrated into the core [...]

IBM and Apple: The first wave of apps arrive

By |2016-10-17T10:52:21+00:0010 December 2014|Analysis, Mobile|

Hard to believe, but it was only back in July (2014) that IBM and Apple announced a partnership to provide mobile apps to enterprise customers. Yet such was the significance of the coming together of these two unlikely bed fellows that barely a week has gone by since without something being written about the deal. [...]

Adobe MAX 2014: The focus is on designers but the big winner might be developers

By |2016-10-17T10:52:21+00:0029 October 2014|Analysis, Cloud, Mobile, Software Development|

Adobe MAX 2014 marked the second year as the reinvented "Creativity Conference" aimed at designers. This has been a significant shift in what was historically a developer conference. However it is also a reflection of recent changes at Adobe which has adjusted to life after the Flash Platform. This is a very sensible move by [...]

IBM MobileFirst 2014 Update: Apple joins the party

By |2016-10-17T10:52:23+00:006 October 2014|Analysis, Mobile|

We have been following IBM MobileFirst since its inception in 2013 and conducted an evaluation of the IBM Worklight platform in the latter half of 2013 (get access to the report here). Over that short time the collection of products and services that make up MobileFirst has grown substantially through internal development and acquisition. The [...]

‘Intrapreneurship’ at Barclays: a blueprint for mobile innovation

By |2016-10-17T10:52:24+00:007 July 2014|Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Mobile, Software Development|

The mobile revolution is well and truly underway and many enterprises are facing the challenge of how to adapt to avoid losing out to competitors – both large and small – that are quicker off the mark. Recently, CIC analysts Bola Rotibi and Clive Howard gained privileged access to senior staff and technical leads within [...]