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CommentWire
CommentWire

Kesa: strong sales

Kesa has reported strong sales growth over the past year. Like its rivals it has benefited from buoyant market conditions, but it has also begun to enjoy the rewards of store investment. The question now is whether its strategy is aggressive enough to take on Metro and DSGi in the longer term.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2007
Expert View
Expert View

Organizations need to be more selective in the information they store

We are continually being bombarded with predictions as to the amount of information organizations will generate over the coming years, and that most of this data must be stored. Many of these claims are made by, or on behalf of, storage vendors wanting to sell more storage, but, while actual growth rates may be disputed, it is true that volumes of data stored by organizations are growing rapidly.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Mar 2007
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Mobile users lay information value bare

The results of a recent survey by Utimaco, a company that offers data security solutions, show a worrying lack of commitment to the protection of data during time that it spends outside the organizational data center environment. This clearly illustrates the importance of implementing appropriate security policies that cover all organizational data storage and usage.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Mar 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK electricals: strong outlook

Following on from a tremendous year for the UK electricals market in 2006, the outlook for the sector for the next five years looks positive. The challenge will be to drive sufficient volumes to offset intense price deflation.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Mar 2007
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New PlayStation 3 hardware specification to drive future market growth

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced that the version of the PlayStation 3 to be launched in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia will use a new hardware specification. Sony also said that the issue of backwards compatibility with earlier PlayStation and PlayStation 2 titles remains. However, this should have a positive effect on the growth of the games console market.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2007
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Retail banking IT: increased investment driving IT spend in India

Published By Datamonitor
09 Feb 2007
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One card to rule them all

The UK's Museums, Libraries and Archives Council recently published the results of a feasibility study for a single membership card for all of London's public libraries. The card is likely to be a smartcard and the possibility of linkage with transport card Oyster is being considered. The launch of such a card would represent an interesting development, especially if the smartcard format is used.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Feb 2007
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It isn't easy being green in IT

Going 'green' in the IT industry is proving a challenge as a change in thinking is needed to make the most of the positive sides of being green - such as lower energy bills. When looking at 'greening' their IT infrastructure, organizations are finding that people often find it challenging to change lazy habits, yet the potential benefits can frequently be measured in hard cash.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Feb 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

IT trends: the digital home

All the latest news from the computer industry appears to be centered on the digital home. According to all the pundits, we will be streaming, downloading, and storing data as never before. What is less clear is how much this will cost, and the ramifications it will have on the business consumer, as IT vendors see quick wins and large profit margins by focusing on the home consumer.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jan 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

DSGi: firing on most cylinders

DSGi, or Dixons Group as it was previously known, has performed strongly over the last decade. However, it has often been unable to report that all its divisions are simultaneously performing well. The retailer's joint interim results and Christmas trading update is no different.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jan 2007

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