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MWC 2015 - a personal view by Andrew Skinner, Relationship Director for Barclays' Technology Media and Telecoms Team

Ovum: A postcard from MWC 2015

MWC 2015 welcomed a record number of visitors and exhibitors through its doors.

The event has morphed from a mobile industry congress to a broader ICT-TMT-mobility fair at which telecoms meets digital media, IT, and entertainment. The extent to which the telecoms industry is part of this broader technology and entertainment landscape is a moot point.

Frost & Sullivan highlights Back Office Workforce Optimisation market

The emerging Back Office Workforce Optimisation (BOWFO) market has emerged as an attractive, emerging category with high growth potential, according to analyst form Frost & Sullivan in a new study.

Phablet set to overtake Tablets say analysts

Falling prices and consumers' insatiable desire for multimedia content mean that the phablet phenomenon will continue into 2015 and beyond.

UK businesses reluctant to stick their head in the clouds, says KPMG

A global study of almost 2,100 contracts covering deals worth £7.8 billion suggests that cloud-based services are failing to capture the popular imagination of UK businesses. 

Half of channel businesses lose sight of worker safety

Despite UK businesses having a legal obligation to protect their employees, 48 per cent of businesses in the channel have insufficient measures in place to protect their staff when working alone, according to recent research.

Beecham Research predicts almost 1bn cellular M2M connections 2020

Beecham Research predicts almost one billion cellular M2M connections worldwide by 2020, according to its new report.

BT-EE: Attention turns to getting regulatory approval

Following BT's announced that it has agreed definitive terms to acquire EE for £12.5bn, and with the due diligence now complete and financing in place, attention turns to getting the necessary regulatory clearance from UK competition authorities, pointed out Matthew Howett, Practice Leader, Regulation, Ovum.

Connectivity and convergence: Catalysts of innovation

The core catalysts of innovation impacting all of humanity are connectivity and convergence, claims Frost & Sullivan's Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2015: Europe.

Mixed picture for PC makers

IDC estimates that global PC shipments fell 2.4% yr/yr in Q4 to 80.8 million - a bigger decline than Q3 and Q2's 1.7%, but better than its expectations for a 4.8% drop. Gartner is more positive, estimating shipments rose 1% to 83.7 million.

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ShoreTel’s UK cloud push heralds global expansion

In launching Connect Cloud to the UK market ShoreTel has also shown us that it is already moving ahead of the cloud revolution and entering the post-digital ‘age of experience', according to CEO Don Joos (pictured) and EMEA Managing Director Adrian Hipkiss.