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CSFB: service in Singapore

Credit Suisse First Boston is opening its fourth largest global back-office and IT support center in Singapore. The bank's attitude to service provision is changing and both shared services and outsourcing are set to receive increased attention.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Feb 2004
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CommentWire

NTT DoCoMo: back to black

DoCoMo has returned to profitability, but its main rival KDDI has leapt ahead in the 3G subscriber race. DoCoMo has just 330,000 subscribers compared to KDDI's 7.5 million. Also worrying are DoCoMo's low expectations for revenue growth, as increased spending on data services seems to be coming at the expense of conventional calls.

Published By Datamonitor
12 May 2003
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CommentWire

IT services: heading offshore

The battle lines have been drawn, with tier-one providers such as IBM Global Services, CSC, EDS and CGEY all gearing up to grow their own units in India. With price competition driving the move, many of these companies are being forced to build their offshore businesses or risk a reduced ability to win major projects.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2003
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CommentWire

Mobile payments: jury's still out

NTT DoCoMo is to trial a credit card linked mobile payment service in June. However, it may be found that the new payment system fails to present a strong enough business case. Conversely, there seems to be much more room for success in the micro-payments market. Yet even that niche will prove difficult to crack.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2003
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AMD/Fujitsu: making their own company

Advanced Micro Devices and Fujitsu have made a grab for the number two spot in the flash memory market by agreeing to expand their ten year old manufacturing joint venture into a full-fledged company with its own R&D and marketing operations. The move raises questions about AMD's longer term strategy, and spinning off the flash business remains an option.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 2003
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Anti-spam software: pure-play vendors at a disadvantage

The three major anti-virus software vendors are all building on their anti-spam offerings. Symantec, Trend Micro and Network Associates are all fighting for a share of the growing market. With these established players making moves, pure-play spam filter vendors will have a hard time gaining much market share without being acquired.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Mar 2003
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IDT: crossing the line

IDT is hoping that by raising security concerns it will stand a better chance of acquiring Global Crossing. Hutchison Telecommunications and Singapore Technologies Telemedia are currently in line to get the assets, but IDT CEO James Courter's experience as a congressman might help him to find the right political strings to pull.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Feb 2003
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Samsung: hedging its bets

Samsung has joined rival firms Nokia and Motorola as shareholders in smartphone OS maker Symbian. However, Samsung is not betting solely on the success of the system. It will also produce devices based on Microsoft software and has become a licensee for the Palm OS. Whichever way the market swings, Samsung is making sure it will be in a good position.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2003
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CommentWire

Cognos/Fujitsu: soft on Japan

Cognos is hoping to benefit from Fujitsu's experience in the Japanese market, while its new Japanese partner gains from Cognos' knowledge of business intelligence software. Fujitsu is turning its attention to the computer services business as the hardware market toughens, but competition is also heating up in services.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2003
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Vodafone: talking Japanese

Vodafone has confirmed it is in talks to sell its Japanese fixed line business. A sale would allow Vodafone to focus its energies on its 3G mobile phone operations, which are currently available in Japan and due to roll out into other countries later this year.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Feb 2003

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