Shoppers in France are quickly picking up multi-channel buying habits, adding retail sites to their purchasing repertoire. The growing number of people with smartphones and tablets is also altering today’s shopping patterns. Moreover, one-fifth have made an online purchase at least once per month, compared with 14% in 2013.
IT spending by financial institutions in the big four markets of the Middle East and Africa is set for strong year-on-year growth of 10.8% in 2014. CIOs plan to invest in various new technologies over the next two years, with enterprise mobility, big data and private cloud computing proving the most popular. Total IT spending in this space is set to reach $4.3 billion in 2014.
The total over-the-top (OTT) video revenue in Europe was up 51 percent in 2013 reaching $3.2 billion and is expected to grow a further 43 percent this year, according to the latest market study by Strategy Analytics. They predict that the majority of this new growth will occur within the online SVOD and ad-supported video business models.
The UK is a nation of digital shoppers. eMarketer estimates that retail eCommerce in the UK accounts for a larger proportion of total retail sales than in any other country tracked. And mobile is becoming an increasingly important element of the eCommerce equation. Mobile retail commerce is split into smartphone and tablet related online shopping.
Telematics is a broad term that may be applied to a wide range of connected services in the automotive industry. The basic definition of automobile telematics is an automatic system designed for passenger cars that incorporates some form of cellular communication. The drivers behind adoption of telematics systems among car manufacturers are both commercial and regulatory.
According to the findings from a recent market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), European IT departments still need to make significant improvements before they have fully embraced cloud architectures and transformed themselves into hybrid cloud service providers.
56 percent of European IT departments cannot find qualified staff to effectively support cloud projects.
There’s no denying it – music has gone digital in Denmark. According to recent market data, digital accounted for 82% of total music revenues in the country during the first half of 2014. The key driver of this huge share is streaming services. The format accounted for 63% of music company revenues from recorded music in Denmark.