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  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    The streaming war

    By Ed Barton 27 Nov 2019


    Ovum chief analyst, Ed Barton, on CNBC discussing the intensifying streaming war, stating "The next five years will be spend, spend, spend for streaming services."

    Topic Video

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    Africa Digital Outlook 2020

    By Matthew Reed 11 Nov 2019

    Rising connectivity is laying the foundations for the digital economy in Africa, but there are challenges to be overcome if the continent is to make the most of the opportunities.

    Topic 5G IoT

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Broadband World News - Smart Home

    By Michael Philpott 23 Oct 2019

    Broadband World News

    At the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, Michael Philpott, senior practice leader of Ovum's Consumer Services team, outlines the key developments in the smart/connected home market, with security, analytics and in-building coverage high on the list.

    Topic Smart home

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Inside Google Stadia

    By George Jijiashvili 17 Oct 2019


    George Jijiashvili, senior analyst at tech research giant Ovum, has reservations about the technology, especially when it comes to latency and lag. “Most of what Google is promising is possible and deliverable, but there are three or four pain points that will take a few years to be ironed out,” he says. “The biggest one is networks – they can open up new data centres closer to hubs, but most of the networks users are receiving are low quality, and were put in place to transfer voice or small packets of data.”

    Topic Video Gaming

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    VR champions insist technology is a winner despite slow start

    By George Jijiashvili 17 Oct 2019

    The Times

    The slow uptake of the devices reflects a “classic chicken and egg situation”, according to George Jijiashvili, a senior analyst at Ovum and VR expert.

    Topic Video Gaming

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    How podcasts went from unlistenable to unmissable

    By Georgina Howes 26 Sep 2019


    Georgie Howes, a consultant at market research firm Ovum, says British series My Dad Wrote a Porno also helped raise awareness. Launched in 2015, it quickly became a hit, going on to have more than 180 million downloads. "That was the point at which the advertisers started to catch on to [podcasts'] value,"

  • Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things will bring the internet's business model into the rest of the world

    By Alexandra Rehak 12 Sep 2019

    The Economist

    At an iot conference in London earlier this year, companies from tvh, a Belgian firm that makes forklifts and industrial vehicles, to abb, a Swedish heavy engineering firm, were lining up to describe the benefits of what Alexandra Rehak, an iot expert at Ovum, a firm of analysts, describes as “servicisation”.

    Topic IoT

  • Enterprise Services

    Cognizant to axe hundreds in healthcare, life sciences

    By The Times of India 29 Aug 2019

    Hansa Iyengar, IT analyst in London-based Ovum Research, said the layoffs are part of Cognizant's move to restructure its cost base and is being paired with salary restructing for senior staff, and cuts in employee travel.

  • Enterprise Services

    Cognizant may give employees on bench less time to find projects

    By The Times of India 20 Aug 2019

    Hansa Iyengar, analyst in London-based Ovum Research, said “By reducing under performing staff, changing bench policy, and linking higher-pay roles to a larger variable component Cognizant is not just cutting costs out, but it is also motivating staff to perform better... Read more

  • Enterprise Services

    Cognizant boosts bench strength of leaders after spur of high-level exits

    By Business Standard 19 Aug 2019

    “It is normal for a few high-profile exits in the C-suite when a new CEO takes over and this is no way alarming. It is a wise decision to bring in external talent into the C-suite as it will infuse fresh ideas and a different way of looking at the business,” said Hansa Iyengar, senior analyst at London-based Ovum Research.

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    Informa Tech and IHS Markit Technology join forces

    01 Aug 2019

    Informa Tech and IHS Markit Technology join forces to create a market-leading information services business for the ICT industry. 1 August 2019

  • Enterprise Services

    Infosys’ Stater deal is worth $850 million

    By The Times of India 22 Jul 2019

    Hansa Iyengar said large deals provide a steady source of longer term income and, hence, better visibility into the revenue stream. "In many cases large deals also bring in people, geographic presence and customer bases when the venor takes on customer assets. This allows vendors to earmark investments around growth tech/services and sources to fund them with."

  • Enterprise Services

    Huawei’s European Customers Are Put on Hold by U.S. Ban

    By The New York Times 24 May 2019

    “It would be extremely unlikely that they would use their own operating system here in the short term,” said Dario Talmesio, a telecommunications analyst at Ovum, a research and consultancy firm in London. “And that means people with existing Huawei devices will gradually see devices that are reliant on Android deteriorate because they are not able to perform certain upgrades.”

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    Portfolio Agreement with IHS Markit

    22 May 2019

    Continued Portfolio Management through exchange of Agribusiness Portfolio for further scale and capability in Informa Tech 22 May 2019

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    Ovum and IHS Markit TMT to join forces

    22 May 2019

    22 May 2019 Following the creation of the Informa Tech business earlier this year, Ovum’s parent company, Informa, has signed an agreement that will see the majority of IHS Markit’s TMT portfolio join Informa Tech in the coming months.