Gartner Predicts; Convergence and Collision
The WWJ team spent a day at the Gartner Predicts conference held inTokyo July 3; We came, we saw, we interviewed. The conference was a five-section event covering worldwide telecom trends and what is (maybe) going to happen in Japan. Note that we didn’t catch Gartner’s top analysts during breaks between the (generally interesting) presentations: we corralled them downstairs afterwards where we could fire off the questions we really wanted to ask. Our feature interview with Dean Eyers, Gartner Group vice president and worldwide director telecommunications, commented on the Japan vs. over-seas user profile, and offers an insight on the combination of WLAN and WCDMA for handsets of the future.
For the complete event details visit the Gartner Group site.
Voice – Data and Telecom media convergence is gaining momentum. Overlap of telecom and IT services market is becoming visible. The networking and telecom market is now getting into an era of convergence and collision in every aspects of the industry including technology, services and players. Despite several negative factors such as structural change due to technology evolution, hangover from over investment and the economic downturn; the networking and telecommunications market continues to represent more than 50 percent of expenditures across the entire IT industry.