Over the past three decades, competition has been largely responsible for lower prices and better value for telecoms customers. However, there are now examples that show competition is increasingly becoming an obstacle to investment.
LTE promises many opportunities in the data-driven mobile broadband world. However, without the ability to activate, monitor, and charge for services, operators will not be able to monetize the LTE network.
MicroStrategy is investing a lot of effort to take on the likes of Tableau and Spotfire in the visual discovery space, with its recently released Analytics Desktop offering that can be installed with minimal IT involvement.