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  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    How podcasts went from unlistenable to unmissable

    By BBC 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,"

  • 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.

  • Enterprise Services

    Cognizant president Prasad Chintamaneni resigns

    By The Times of India 22 May 2019

    Hansa Iyengar, analyst in London-based Ovum Research, said, "Indications are that the new CEO (Brian Humphries) is making some serious changes to suit his vision and strategy for the company. It is not new for senior people to exit right after a change at the CEO level. I am expecting a few more such high profile exits and new people being brought in over the next few months."

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Ovum: Traditional TV can fine-tune to survive but must change radically to thrive

    By DigitalTVEurope.com 20 May 2019

    On a global scale, it’s clear that traditional TV services alone aren’t enough to satisfy a growing number of viewers, with audiences moving swiftly to enhance their viewing experience by subscribing to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or other OTT video services.

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Longtime European TV Rivals Forge Alliances to Battle Threats From Netflix, Amazon

    By Variety 10 May 2019

    “All other services have to try to compete against these dominant platforms and hope consumers add their service as a third,” says Tony Gunnarsson, a senior analyst at London-based consultancy Ovum.

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    BBC Business Live

    By George Jijiashvili 07 May 2019

    Watch Ovum senior analyst, George Jijiashvili on BBC Business Live from 08:30 discussing the next generation disc-less #Xbox, and what this means for the #gaming industry in the coming years.

    Topic Video Gaming

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    5G: World's first commercial services promise 'great leap'

    By BBC 05 Apr 2019

    Ed Barton, chief television and entertainment analyst at Ovum, said the shift from today's 4G networks to 5G will be significant. He said first-generation or 1G networks enabled voice, 2G brought text, 3G static images or photos, and 4G enabled video. "We're expecting the leap from 4G to 5G to be a much greater leap than ever before."

    Topic 5G

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Can Google’s Stadia compete with consoles and high-end PCs?

    By Financial Times 23 Mar 2019

    “5G is being described as a ‘saviour technology’ — but at least for the next five years, we’re not going to see mass deployment,” said George Jijiashvili, an analyst Ovum.

    Topic Video Gaming