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Wearables and smart watches 'overhyped' says survey

The Apple Watch is more hype than substance, while streaming video apps are among this year's top priorities for marketers according to a new survey by Greenlight. The survey claims that demand with one in five (19%) marketers planning to use apps like Periscope and Meerkat in campaigns, according to ‘Hype or Ripe' study.

Smartphone sales rocket to meet 4G expectations

4G is rapidly gaining share surpassing 50 percent of the global handset market generating a new Q1 record of $96bn in sales according to data from Gfk.

Mobile devices drive enterprise cyber-security spending

European cyber-security growth is being driven by the wider use of mobile devices in enterprises, says a researcher, and it expects this to rise at 13% per year for the next four years.

Global cloud security services market up 13.5%

The cloud security services market grew 13.5% in 2014 to $7.2bn worldwide, up from $6.3bn the previous year, says Infonetics Research.

Disruptive technologies drive future-ready smart workplaces

Demand for intelligent workplace management techniques is on the up, according to Frost & Sullivan, which cites the following as key drivers: The need for real-time information to accelerate decision making processes, manage remote employees, individual workers and distributed value chain vendors, and secure the connected open infrastructure.

Nokia Takes the helm at Alcatel-Lucent with 15.6bn euro buy

After years of on-off discussion and persistent industry speculation, Nokia has confirmed it will acquire Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), its rival in the telecom equipment business, for EUR 15.6 billion (a 28% premium for shareholders).

Subject to regulatory approval, the all-paper deal is expected to close during the first half of 2016.

PC sales under pressure from strong dollar

As Intel's March 12th warning led many to expect, PC sales were weak in Q1: IDC estimates shipments fell 6.7% yr/yr to 68.5m, a much sharper drop than Q4's 2.4% and Q3/Q2's 1.7%. Gartner estimates shipments fell 5.2% to 71.7m. With IDC also reporting of price pressure, revenue declines might be larger.

72% of telecoms firms set to create new roles in 2015

The Barclays Employers' Survey 2015, which questioned 666 UK businesses on a range of employment-related topics, has revealed that 72% of telecoms companies surveyed will be creating new roles (2014: 77%).

Converging technologies for a connected world

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.

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Cisco is best known for driving innovation in the enterprise sector. Now, it is running counter to convention and also championing SMBs, making strident manoeuvres in the channel with a full complement of sparkling collaboration and communication tools, according to Andy Brocklehurst, Head of Collaboration EMEAR.