Mobile

2020 vision: What MWC19 tells us about the year ahead

By |2019-03-22T14:36:30+01:0022 March 2019|Analysis, Mobile, Telecoms|

If hindsight is 20/20 vision, can the melee of announcements and exhibitor displays at this year’s Mobile World Congress provide us with the foresight for the year ahead and what to expect at MWC20? As a conference, Mobile World Congress (MWC) has built a reputation for providing a window on innovation and market direction in [...]

MWC19 Insights PART II: Tech Review

By |2019-03-22T14:17:12+01:0022 March 2019|Analysis, Blockchain, Cloud, Digital Transformation, Mobile, Telecoms|

In Part I of my MWC19 review, I covered the changes to industrial structure, but no review of MWC is complete without one or two tech highlights from the telco side – one of my main professional loves: - Cloud Telco Cloud – finally seeing some statements of the gob-smackingly obvious emerging around the operator [...]

MWC19 Insights Part I: An industry in motion, but where to?

By |2019-03-22T14:18:57+01:0022 March 2019|Analysis, Blockchain, Cloud, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things, Mobile, Telecoms|

I’ve been in the telco industry in various guises for the last 22 years and attended mobile world congress since 2011 and usually I have left vaguely disappointed – this year I left hopeful for the industry – interestingly none of it had anything to do with the major announcements around 5G. Instead, there were [...]

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

By |2018-07-20T09:13:29+01:0020 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+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 [...]

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 [...]

MWC15 In Review

By |2015-03-20T15:02:18+01:0020 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+01:0022 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+01:0010 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. [...]