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Ovum estimates home-based agents to increase to 160,000 by 2017

The total number of outsourced agents working at home will soon exceed 100,000 globally, and the variety of industries that are availing themselves of this business model is expanding, according to global analyst firm Ovum. Peter Ryan, principal analyst in Ovum’s IT Services practice and author of the report, comments: “Outsourced home-based agents are starting… Read more

Peter Ryan

Ovum forecasts CSPs’ capex to remain flat, while telecom vendors face a tough marketplace

Revenue growth rates for communications service providers (CSPs) remain modest, but CSPs will continue to invest heavily in their networks, expects Ovum. With global CSP capital expenditures (capex) forecasted to total more than US$2.1tn from 2014–19, the global analyst firm warns CSPs must continue to do less with more, leveraging new technologies, network designs, vendors,… Read more

Matt Walker

Increase in financial markets IT spending points to end of credit crunch

After a few tumultuous years following the banking crisis, IT tech spending in the financial markets is set to rise, according to new research from Ovum*. There is a consensus across the capital markets, corporate banking and asset management that tech spending will grow between now and 2018, with overall financial markets spending exceeding US$100bn… Read more

Daniel Mayo

Analyst View: Ovum sees security transformation underway

Ovum recently attended the RSA conference in late February 2014 and the event continues to grow in importance and increased participation by most in the ICT community. Mike Sapien, Principal Analyst, Enterprise, Ovum comments: Ovum attended the RSA conference in late February 2014 and the show continues to grow in importance and increased participation by… Read more

Mike Sapien

Ovum assesses methods to wring last drops of capacity from fiber networks

Ovum has released a new report “Technologies for Terabit Transport”. The analyst firm reports that the vendor and carrier trial activity in 400G and 1 Terabit systems jumped up in the second half of 2013, even as the commercial market for 100G ramps.  But 400G+ capabilities on the market today heavily leverage 100G technology, bundling… Read more

Karen Liu

Ovum claims cloud services is no longer a “nice-to-have” but now a strategic necessity for the corporate IT world

Customers who want to make their first cloud services investment will look to build business cases that encompass longer-term IT and business value. Meanwhile, vendors will need to work with customers grappling with issues related to proper management and support of hybrid cloud environments as well as the continuing quest to leverage the connections between… Read more

John Madden

Ovum reveals telcos will lose US$386bn over the next five years due to the rise of OTT VoIP services

New forecasts from Ovum indicate that telecoms operators will lose US$386bn between 2012 and 2018 from customers using over-the-top (OTT) VoIP solutions such as Skype and Microsoft Lync. These losses will mostly come from international call revenues, including roaming. In new forecasts*, the global analyst firm reveals that the consumer OTT VoIP market is thriving,… Read more

Emeka Obiodu

Softer 4Q13 spending in China dulls global ON market, Ciena and Coriant gain ground

Global optical networking (ON) spending fell in 4Q13 according global market analyst firm Ovum. Revenues of US$3.5bn were down 5 percent from 3Q13 and 10 percent from the year-ago quarter.  The latest market research report by Ovum* found that year-end spending increased in EMEA and South & Central America (SCA) however, were not enough to… Read more

Ron Kline

Banks need to react to evolving threat of DDoS attacks

As DDoS attacks become more varied, banks must start to look at cloud-based security for protection For immediate release With politically motivated hacktivists emerging as a new security concern alongside the more traditional hackers seeking financial gain, the nature and scale of DDoS attacks have changed greatly according to Ovum. New research* from the global… Read more

Rik Turner

Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Analytic Database, 2013-14

Ovum identifies the market leaders for analytic database solutions are IBM PureData, SAP HANA, Teradata Aster Discovery Platform, and HP Vertica. However, Kognitio, SAP Sybase IQ, and ParAccel are strong challengers that have the potential to break into the leader category within the next year. The emergence of purpose built and workload-optimised analytic databases over… Read more

Surya Mukherjee