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Mobile Wallets Appeal to 66% of UK Adult Smartphone Users

Mobile wallets continue to rise in popularity in the UK, based on May 2014 survey by Marketing Sciences. The ability to collect loyalty points and redeem vouchers were the mobile wallet features of most interest.

Meanwhile, around one-third of respondents were interested in making payments up to £20 ($31.25).

via eMarketer

SDN Lab Trials Pave the Way for Production Deployments in 2015

According to Infonetics Research, a majority of survey respondents are currently conducting data center SDN lab trials or will do so this year — 45% are planning to have SDN in live production in the data center in 2015, growing to 87% in 2016. The top drivers for deploying SDN are improving management capabilities and improving application performance.

Software-defined networking (SDN) spells opportunity for existing and new vendors, and the time to act is now.

via Infonetics Research

Virtualization Market Growing 10.35 Percent during 2014-2018

Virtualization services enable an organization to use existing servers and devices to run multiple resources using various applications without degrading performance. The benefits of Open Source virtualization are especially evident in terms of efficiency.

The analysts forecast the Global Virtualization Services market will grow at a CAGR of 10.35 percent over the period 2013-2018.

via PRNewswire

How Network Virtualization will Advance the Telecom Sector

As new technologies continue to evolve, open network virtualization strategies are reshaping the telecom carrier ecosystem. The ongoing shift to cloud services and mobile internet technologies is driving service providers and their suppliers to improve their efficiency and agility.

According to IDC, network virtualization is set to revolutionize the telecom sector.

via Digital Lifescapes

Cloud Components Market will Reach $39 Billion by 2018

The market for cloud data center hardware and software components will grow from approximately $19 billion in 2013 to $39 billion in 2018 — that’s a 19 percent CAGR — according to Technology Business Research (TBR).

With public and private cloud disrupting traditional IT, infrastructure revenue growth will reach an inflection point.

via TBR

Mobile Applications Revenue will Reach $33.7 billion in 2014

Strategy Analytics forecasts global total mobile applications revenues of $33.7 billion in 2014 — rising to reach just over $60 billion in 2018. Moreover, 88% of revenues in 2014 are from “freemium” business models  — based upon advertising, in-app purchases and subscription.

The mobile apps market is shifting rapidly. At the current growth rate, Google Play apps revenue will overtake Apple iOS in 2016.

via Strategy Analytics

Investment in Cloud Computing will Grow Rapidly in Brazil

According to Kable, 76% of respondents in Brazil plan to increase their ICT spending in 2014 compared to 56% in 2013, providing opportunities for ICT vendors targeting the Brazilian enterprise market.

Hardware, software, and IT services will attract the major proportion (64%) of Brazilian ICT budgets in 2014.

via Kable

Cloud Video Games Market will Reach $1 Billion in Revenue

According to findings from the latest market study by Juniper Research, global revenues from PC and console video games will decline from $46.5 billion this year to $41 billion by 2019.

The Juniper study highlights that the cloud games market will reach $1 billion in revenues.

via Digital Lifescapes

Cloud Enables a Big Competitive Advantage for Savvy UK Firms

Recovery from the financial crisis in Europe continues across the whole region. Granted, there are structural reasons for the eurozone economy’s slow recovery. Regardless, savvy senior executives in leading nations are actively seeks ways to grow their business.

For some that means a shift to cloud computing services — thereby lowering operational costs and boosting productivity.

via Business Technology Roundtable

Mobile App Stickiness Index Reports Ongoing Usage Trends

The Localytics “App Stickiness Index” is a way to measure how well mobile apps are tackling the challenges of engagement and avoiding churn, in aggregate. The Index is a composite of two key application metrics: Power Users and Loyal Users.

Media and Entertainment vertical continues to have the greatest App Stickiness; Technology has the lowest.

via Localytics


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