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Intel launches IoT platform to take the fight to ARM

Intel has launched an IoT platform

IT chip vendor Intel has launched an IoT (Internet of Things) platform, which it said will unify gateway, connectivity and security components thus also simplifying IoT deployments. The silicon giant has also announced integrated hardware and software products based on the Intel IoT Platform.

Ericsson, NTT and Verizon among eight new Cloud Foundry members

Cloud Foundry added eight members to the fledging group including IT heavyweights Accenture and Capgemini, BNY Mellon, Ericsson, GE, Intel, NTT and Verizon. The news further cements its position as a leading open source PaaS project

Open source Platform as a Service (PaaS) initiative Cloud Foundry announced the addition of eight new members this week. Ericsson, NTT and Verizon are among those looking to contribute to and benefit from the initiative, which is indicates how seriously telcos are looking at digging deeper into the cloud stack.

Orange Business Services forms cloud alliance with Accenture

Orange and Accenture have teamed up to help enterprises move their infrastructure to the cloud

Operator group Orange’s enterprise-focused unit has teamed up with management consultancy and technology services provider Accenture to help large enterprises devise their cloud strategies. The two firms will also set out to support enterprises moving their infrastructure and applications to the cloud.

How Google Glass will challenge and transform the enterprise

Many believe smart glasses will create significant efficiency gains in a range of verticals

Watching Google Glass adverts one gets the sense that everyday consumers will soon use these magnificent spectacles to do everything from sending tweets with a twitch of an eyelid to displaying surrounding Thai restaurants and recording live video of long walks along the Grand Canyon.

Emerging markets more willing to pay 4G premium survey suggests

The willingness to pay a premium for 4G services is generally lower in mature markets, than in emerging markets, according to an Accenture survey

The willingness to pay a premium for 4G services is generally lower in mature markets than in emerging markets, a recent survey suggests. Accenture polled 31,000 consumers in 26 countries on their attitudes to telecoms services.

Fujitsu to launch European smartphone play

Fujitsu's Arrow smartphone, launched in Japan earlier this year

Japanese electronics vendor Fujitsu has announced its intention to launch smartphones and tablets into the European market just as mobile operators are looking to reduce the number of device vendors they work with. Fujitsu has a 20 per cent share of the Japanese mobile device market, according to Robert Pryke, director of Fujitsu’s European device business.

Differentiating in a dynamic world

Paul Bultema, executive director, UK and Ireland strategy lead for the communications, media and technology operating group of Accenture

Paul Bultema, executive director, UK and Ireland strategy lead for the communications, media and technology operating group of Accenture, talks about consolidation, differentiation and the rise of over the top services.The opportunities for differentiation in this industry are cyclical. At one time carriers competed on network coverage or price. Today, at the dawn of the [...]

Network Sharing: Improving the medium so the message is not lost

Without an adequate medium of delivery, there is no message

Way back in 1996, at the dawn of the digital revolution, Microsoft founder Bill Gates declared in an article that “Content is King.” Gates drew a parallel to television, saying that “The television revolution that began half a century ago spawned a number of industries, including the manufacturing of TV sets, but the long-term winners were those who used the medium to deliver information and entertainment.” This statement has proved prophetic.

Nokia’s strategic focus starting to take shape

Symbian isn’t supposed to compete with iOS and Windows — that will be MeeGo’s job. Instead, Symbian is now firmly aimed at the mid-range market. It must compete against BlackBerry and bada

Only two months after announcing a new smartphone strategy to phase out Symbian OS and focus on Microsoft’s Windows Phone, Nokia today announced plans for a strategic collaboration with Accenture in which Nokia would outsource its Symbian software activities and transition about 3,000 employees to Accenture. At the same time, Accenture would provide mobility software services to Nokia for future smartphones, including business and operational services around the Windows Phone platform, as well as to other ecosystem participants.

Steve Jobs: The boy named Sue

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To a man with an iHammer, everything looks like an iNail, as the Informer’s great friend Mark Twain once said. And just to prove the old man right, the powers-that-be at Cupertino are suing Samsung, HTC, Mother Theresa, Adam and Eve and growers of mostly green, rather tasty pieces of fruit for infringing on its intellectual property. Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter, who wouldn’t have been able to attend legal proceedings in person as she couldn’t get the time off from kindergarten, settled out of court.

Nokia outsources Symbian development, sheds 4,000 jobs

Nokia will outsource 3,000 jobs and cut 4,000 others

In what appears to be another move to distance itself from Symbian, Nokia on Wednesday announced plans to outsource development of the floundering operating system to consultancy and outsourcing firm Accenture. As part of the process, the Finnish giant will also transition some 3,000 employees to the outsourcing firm.

Accenture, global lead network practice, Larry Socher

Larry Socher, global lead network practice at consultancy Accenture, talks about the proliferation of smartphones, backhaul, and the explosion in user generated content.

Accenture, global executive director, Angelo Morelli

Angelo Morelli, global executive director for new product development and innovation at consultancy firm Accenture,talks about the ‘IP jungle’, innovation, and the challenges around the delivery of digital content.

Andy Zimmerman, head of Accenture Global Communications

Andy Zimmerman, Accenture

Between them, Andy Zimmerman and members of his team from Accenture’s Global Communications division had 275 meetings at February’s Mobile World Congress. With clients from all areas of the industry – mobile operators, infrastructure vendors, content and media players, service providers – Zimmerman was exposed to the full breadth of opinion on how the mobile industry will evolve. The fears and aspirations of all players are clear, he says, speaking to telecoms.com just days after the event’s conclusion.

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