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Cameron Roche
Research Analyst at VDC Research Group
Interests: Enterprise Mobility & Connected Devices
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Predictions for 2016 Part II This is part II of a two part series of posts which provides the Enterprise Mobility and Connected Devices Team’s predictions for 2016. The following predictions were written by: David Krebs, Eric Klein, Cameron Roche, and Matthew Hopkins. To contact the team, please e-mail us at info@vdcresearch.com Top 5 Growth Industries for Mobility in 2016 Companies in just about every industry have the opportunity to benefit from a mobile strategy that improves productivity and engagement. However, mobile penetration among industries varies significantly due to a number of factors including, regulatory drivers/inhibitors, security barriers, killer applications,... Continue reading
Predictions for 2016 Part I This is part I of a two part series of posts which provides the Enterprise Mobility and Connected Devices Team’s predictions for 2016. The following predictions were written by: David Krebs, Eric Klein, Cameron Roche, and Matthew Hopkins. To contact the team, please e-mail us at info@vdcresearch.com Point: Microsoft Progresses towards Gaining Critical Mass in Mobile Microsoft’s Windows operating system currently accounts for less than five percent of the smartphone market despite many efforts—most notably its acquisition of Nokia—to revitalize its mobile portfolio. However, 2016 will mark the first full year of Windows 10. This... Continue reading
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In Q3, the total rugged mobile hardware market, sized as all rugged notebooks, tablets, vehicle mounted devices, and handhelds, grossed just over $1 billion in revenue shipments and has produced year-to-date (YtD) revenue shipments of $3.2 billion. Also looking YtD, the market has shipped over 3.1 million units across the globe. By the end of Q4, we will likely see YtD revenue shipments surpass $4.2 billion and YtD unit shipments near 4.3 million units. While the rugged market has actually seen a year-over-year (YoY) revenue contraction of 1.7% compared with its position in Q3 2014, it has also produced 5.1%... Continue reading
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This post is the first in an upcoming short series of blogs called Behind the Research. Our Behind the Research series is intended to provide existing and potential clients with targeted insights into our some of our key methodological approaches pertaining directly to our data. While this series is by no means exhaustive, our Analysts will lend their expertise and provide tips on methodological topics of interest and relevance. If you have a topic which you would like to see covered in a future issue of Behind the Research, feel free to e-mail your suggestion to croche@vdcresearch.com or Tweet your... Continue reading
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Within the past week, the NASDAQ and NYSE witnessed the announcement of two major acquisitions: Walgreens intends to buy Rite Aid for $17.2 billion and Snyder’s-Lance plans to buy Diamond Foods for $1.9 billion. Even though Walgreens and Snyder’s-Lance reside in different industry sectors, they both heavily rely on direct store delivery; Walgreens to keep their pharmacies well stocked, and Snyder’s-Lance to stock their retail partners. Direct store delivery (DSD) is a system of selling and distributing a wide array of products in which the supplier delivers goods directly to the retail store, thus bypassing traditional distribution centers and warehouses.... Continue reading
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