Worldwide Mobile Phone Market To Grow 7.3 Percent in 2013 Due to Strong Smartphone Demand

idc-logo1The worldwide mobile phone market is projected to grow 7.3 percent year-over-year in 2013, up from the nearly flat 1.2 percent growth experienced in 2012 and higher than the 5.8 percent originally forecast for 2013, due to the strong demand for smartphones across all geographies, which is forecast to cause smartphone shipments to surpass one billion units for the first time in a single year, according to a recent International Data Corporation (IDC) report. The Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker also expects the overall mobile phone market to grow faster than previously forecast due to strong gains in emerging markets and the sub-$200 smartphone segment causing a better than expected first half of the year.

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“Maximizing Business Intelligence in Today’s Mobile, Social and Big Data World” in Boston on 9/26

CIO-LogoIf you are going to be in Boston on September 26, please join Lane Cooper, Editorial Director of BizTechReports and Contributing Editor to CIO, Computerworld and Network World for an executive discussion on the rapidly evolving role of Big Data and Business Intelligence in today’s enterprise environment.

This is going to be a good one. Big Data and BI are fundamentally transforming the value proposition that IT can bring to the enterprise. It will increasingly determine who the winners and the losers are going to be in a market that depends not only on getting the best data first…but on having the best understanding of key trends to drive effective decision-making.

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Celebrus and Teradata Partnership Expanded To Include Real-Time Streaming Digital Big Data Feed to RTIM

TeradataCelebrus Technologies, a provider of tag-free multi-channel digital big data software, and Teradata, a provider of enterprise analytic technologies and services, recently expanded their partnership to include Celebrus’ new streaming digital big data feed for individual-level digital channel data to the Teradata Real-Time Interaction Manager (RTIM). The new service provides the RTIM with customer analytics data which marketers use to make real-time online marketing and advertising decisions and drive 1-2-1 website personalization. [Read more...]