Researching the digital ecosystem in Latin America

AHCIET and Ovum launched the Observatory of Telecoms Indicators in Latin America. Its objective is to measure and analyze the digital ecosystem as well as identify and quantify the socioeconomic contribution of the telecoms industry to the growth and welfare of the Latin American economy. In its first study, the AHCIET-Ovum Observatory concludes that telecoms services have increased their impact in Latin America. Not only have...

By David H. Deans, 29 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Industry, Infographic, LATAM, Research.

150 million tablets are forecast to ship in 2013

The convenience and mobility benefits afforded by media tablets are very apparent, given the results from record unit shipments and revenues that were reported by vendors in 2012. In 2013, approximately 150 million tablets (up by 38 percent year-over-year) are forecast to ship globally worth an estimated $64 billion (up by 28 percent from 2012) in potential end-user revenues, according to the latest market study by ABI Research. So far, Apple has reigned since the introduction of its iPad in 2010, though...

By David H. Deans, 23 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Consumers, Devices, Infographic, Marketing, Research.

Build or buy: The WAN infrastructure decision tree [infographic]

Today’s enterprise IT decision-maker has quite a task at hand.  With the telecom world at the front edge of what is predicted to be a massive migration to cloud-based infrastructure and services over the next decade, the decision on how to spend your precious IT dollars has never been more complicated.

Should you continue to build out your own private enterprise infrastructure, or make the jump to one of the increasingly abundant and full-featured managed service offerings?  When making a...

By Ciena, 24 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Infographic, Infrastructure, Networks, Wireless.

How do people really use their phones? [infographic]

In the increasingly post-PC era, it’s easy to forget the safety concerns attached to mobile phone usage.

As a result there are app makers such as Tawkon for Android which, according to its mission statement, “empowers cell phone users to live a healthy lifestyle”.  

Tawkon collects internal information about a phone’s radiation output, and utilises its own technology to analyse the user’s exposure, called a...

By James Bourne, 29 June 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Infographic, Mobile, Smartphones.

It's Official! For Better Or Worse, Skype Is Now Part of Microsoft

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And so begins the next chapter of Skype... first it was a scruffy little startup taking on the telecom world... then it became somewhat bizarrely part of eBay... then it went back to a private company owned primarily by Silver Lake Partners... and then... to the utter amazement of so many of us... Skype announced it would be acquired by Microsoft!

And today that acquisition is official. Microsoft announced in a news release and Skype announced in a blog post and video from CEO Tony Bates that the acquisition has formally...

By Dan York, 17 October 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Consumers, Industry, Infographic, VoiP.

1996 Internet vs 2011 Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

Building on yesterdays nostalgia of email providers, here is an infographic showing how the internet has developed since 1996.

Unfortunately my own personal web project, my site dedicated to '80's band The Rose of Avalanche was not archived by the WayBackMachine until November 1999 so I've lost my amazing website designs (!) over those first three years, but...

By James Parton, 06 October 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Browsers, Industry, Infographic, N America.