30. April 2012 14:47
The US market has been one of struggle not success for MVNOs and today’s announcement by consumer electronics giant BestBuy is another sign that you better have a bullet proof business model , compelling value proposition, or targeted demographic to get into the space.
Subscribers to Connect, BestBuy’s 2-year-old private-label broadband mobile phone service have but 35 days left to hear a dial tone because on June 1, 2012 the operation will cease. BestBuy management announced that... [More]
30. April 2012 14:04
We move away from the telecom market to take a look at how the technology provider HP helps Small Businesses find the right solution for their computing needs.
HP provides a great experience for finding individual product solutions, but could still work on integrating these mixed experiences into a solid centralized experience.
Small Business Decision-makers like to feel empowered when making a purchase decision, so by providing a comparison table list at the end of the filtering selection reall... [More]
30. April 2012 13:38
In February, Compass Intelligence launched one of our 'Hot Topic' surveys around a number of topics including M2M, Cloud, and Mobility. There were definitely some interesting findings, and I have pulled out just the responses from Business Decision-makers that work for Education, Government, and Healthcare. Of the 644 respondants that completed the survey, about 158 were from public sector industries, and about 47 of them were decision-makers. [More]
28. April 2012 09:07
Earlier this month, I flew in to Boston on the hottest day in many years. It also coincided with the running of the Boston Marathon. While many in the press were urging runners not to participate (or to be very careful if they do) in the Boston Marathon, many of us in analyst world were wondering what new and hot things were in store for us at Verizon’s annual analyst event.
Being the first event since Verizon and Verizon Wireless announced a January 1 reorg back in December, alig... [More]
25. April 2012 19:15
ecoATM is a unique player in the world of reuse and recycling in that it claims to be self-service and offer real-time cash incentives for selling back your used mobile device. According to the company’s web site, ecoATM Stations come equipped with cameras and artificial intelligence to quickly determine what kind of used cell phone you have and provides an estimate on how much it's worth and dispenses the cash. The company accepts mobile phones, iPods, MP3 players and iPads. ecoATM has al... [More]