Market & Technology News

EU data plans lack enforcement ideas

Companies based outside Europe must meet Europe's data protection rules, EU ministers have agreed, although governments remain divided over how to enforce them on companies operating across the region.

Atos sets out plan behind Bull merger

Following the announcement of Bull's acquisition on May 26, Atos has filed a draft public offer with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) targeting all of Bull's outstanding shares and instruments.

Acer goes for developing markets with phones

Acer, the world's fourth-largest PC maker, is looking to increase its corporate cloud-computing business and sell more low priced smartphones as it seeks to offset falling laptop sales.

European comms spend slips as regulators rule

Competition regulation in Europe is holding down prices for telecoms users, but in turn this is limiting investment by companies in the region, says a researcher. The latest IDATE DigiWorld Yearbook assesses the marketplace, and says that while there is an upwards trend in usage and consumption of devices and services.

Turkcell launches own-brand phone with wearables

Turkcell has a new smartphone, the T50, which is its fırst operator-branded smartphone with 4G as well as having wearable accessories. It follows the T40, which was made available for sale at the beginning of 2014, and is Turkey’s first locally-designed and locally-produced smartphone.

Huawei strengthens links with Portugal

Huawei has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Portugal’s Agency for Trade and Innovation (AICEP) which is aimed to establish a partnership for the development.

US managed services to rise 60%+

US-based IT solutions specialist American Digital Corporation's 2014 State of SAP Report shows a rising trend to managed services in that country.

Cisco jumps in server sales

Cisco was the big winner, IBM the loser in the latest server sales studies by IDC and Gartners.

Mobile wins in global race, but not ads

Smartphones have twice the global reach of laptops and PCs. Penetration in the 15 biggest developed markets was at 65% at the end of 2013, it was only 23% for the 15 biggest emerging markets, notes Mary Meeker in a mobile-centric 2014 Internet Trends Report.