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The judges of the European IT & Software Excellence Awards report that entries are flowing in, and more are on their way. The deadline is 17th January, with the final in March 2014, but since customer testimonials are an important driver in the selection process, many are keen to get this done before the Xmas/New Year break.
The global carrier router and switch market (IP edge and core routers and carrier Ethernet switches) totaled $3.6bn in 3Q13, an increase of 7% from the year-ago 3rd quarter. Europe/EMEA declined 10% in 3Q13 from 2Q13, an increase of 7% from the year-ago 3rd quarter.
While total revenues for Europe's main software firms were up by 10% for 2012 at €41.1bn, (€37.2bn in 2011 and €30.9bn in 2010) profitability fell as they grew investment, moving to SaaS and mobile/cloud.
European software clusters are unique: they have clearly distinguishable profiles when it comes to R&D activities, specialisation, and economic success. This is according to the “EU Software Cluster Benchmark 2013” published today by the German Software-Cluster.
While total revenues for Europe's main software firms were up by 10% for 2012 at €41.1bn, ( €37.2bn in 2011 and €30.9bn in 2010) profitability fell as they grew investment, moving to SaaS and mobile/cloud.
The role of Managed Service Providers (MSP) has increased significantly over recent years as companies look to maximise capital expenditure and get better value from item IT spend. With growth rates forecast to continue at 11.3% per year the IT managed services sector remains one of the strongest growth rates in IT & Telecoms.
Europe is lagging the US in software R&D, but there may be some rising stars among small EU companies.
A10 Networks has signed a distribution deal with value-added distie Espion. Under the terms of this deal, Espion will act as A10 Networks’ distributor of its application delivery controllers in Irish and Scottish markets.
Capgemini Deutschland GmbH has won three framework agreements with the Data Processing and Information Technology Center (ZIVIT), the internal IT service provider for the Federal Revenue Administration and other federal authorities in Germany.
IBM is adding 11 more educational establishments to its 200 partnerships with universities around the globe, focusing on collaborating to bring cyber security skills into the classroom.