Category Archive: Market Assessment

Apr 25

EU Vote on Roaming and Net Neutrality

The proposal recently adopted by EU parliament will not solve the big problems there are in the EU when it comes to providing citizens with access to broadband infrastructure.  Monitoring citizens on mobile is okay, but don’t touch the internet. See Strand Consult’s analysis. Download article as PDF

Continue reading »

Apr 21

Gartner Says Worldwide Software Market Grew 4.8 Percent in 2013

Worldwide software revenue totaled $407.3 billion in 2013, a 4.8 percent increase from 2012 revenue of $388.5 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. The developed geographies were the primary growth drivers offsetting the relative sluggishness in emerging markets. Microsoft Retains No. 1 Spot; Oracle moves Into No. 2, while Salesforce moves into the Top 10 and …

Continue reading »

Apr 11

Cultural Differences and How to Maneuver Through Them

I am facing an interesting challenge. The Sabanci University in Istanbul has engaged me to deliver two workshops to Turkish software companies preparing for international expansion. The activity is an integrated part of the UR-GE program sponsored by the Turkish Ministry of Economy and The Turkish Export Council aimed at growing the Turkish economy to …

Continue reading »

Mar 28

Is VoIP the Next Market for Facebook?

Facebook could add up to $800 million to its revenue by launching a Skype copy. By doing so, Facebook could disrupt the mobile industry even more. Download article as PDF

Continue reading »

Mar 26

Destination The Nordics: Small, but “beautiful.”

I help software companies grow. Through my consulting activities I am in touch with software companies from all over the world that have global growth ambitions. One of the issues, which is always on the agenda, is in which sequence we should enter the various foreign markets. Download article as PDF

Continue reading »

Feb 17

UK is 2014’s Partner Country at CeBIT

CeBIT in Hannover is the world’s largest ICT trade show and is a showcase for the German ICT industry. Each year a partner country is chosen to showcase the partner country’s ICT industry and to promote international trade. In 2014 the UK is the partner. Having the UK as partner country is an appropriate choice …

Continue reading »

Jan 13

6 Videos on The Impact of Convergence Between IT, Telecom and Media

Jeff Cole of the Centre for the Digital Future and Strand Consult´s John Strand and Roslyn Layton discuss the impact of convergence between IT, telecom and media. Download article as PDF

Continue reading »

Jan 10

Is MINT the New BRIC?

In 2001 the British economist Jim O’Neil coined the term BRIC[1]. In an attempt to predict which countries in the world would be the growth drivers for the coming decades; the countries Brazil, Russia, India and China were chosen. Download article as PDF

Continue reading »

Jan 07

2014 to be an Annus Horribilis for the Telecom Industry Part 2

Predictions for 2014 in the Telecoms Industry. 2013 was a great year for Strand Consult and its team of experts. We have never published so many new reports or have been involved in so many interesting projects around the world as we have during last year. Globalization is exciting, and it forces reluctant national regulators …

Continue reading »

Jan 02

2014 to be an Annus Horribilis for the Telecom Industry Part 1

Predictions for 2014 in the Telecoms Industry. 2013 was a great year for Strand Consult and its team of experts. We have never published so many new reports or have been involved in so many interesting projects around the world as we have during last year. Globalization is exciting, and it forces reluctant national regulators …

Continue reading »

Older posts «

Subscribe to the TBK Consult blog and get notified when we publish a new article!