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12/2012Media & EntertainmentMedia (General)AnalysisEurope

The report compares the availability, take-up and use of services in the UK and 16 comparator countries - France, Germany, Italy, the US, Canada, Japan, Australia, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Ireland, Poland, Brazil, Russia, India and China, although we focus on a smaller subset of comparator

12/2012Media & EntertainmentDigital MediaSurveyNorth AmericaUnited States

Digital platforms are a necessity and a norm for media companies today, but the opportunity to monetize the efforts has not been taken advantage of. Digital revenue streams mimic that of print (traditional ad sales) despite the enhanced features that can be offered digitally.

12/2012IT & TechnologyIT StrategyAnalysisGlobal

Today, business success depends more than ever on IT performance. Business processes and IT operations are highly interdependent and tightly linked. Alignment between the two is no longer an option – it’s a requirement to stay competitive.

12/2012Media & EntertainmentDigital MediaAnalysisEuropeSpain

Since 2005, Spain has designed and implemented aggressive digitization policies that secured the switchoff of analog television in 2010, and developed the digital terrestrial television (DTT) market to saturation point.

12/2012Media & EntertainmentAdvertisingForecastGlobal

Global ad expenditure growth forecast to strengthen over the next three years, rising from 3.3% in 2012 to 4.1% in 2013 and 5.6% in 2015; Developing markets to contribute 61% of ad spend growth between 2012 and 2015, and increase their share of global ad spend from 34% to 37%; • Continued strong

12/2012Retail & E-CommerceE-CommerceSurveyEurope

A Comprehensive Study of European E-commerce; DIBS E-Commerce Survey 2012 provides extensive insights on e-commerce in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, UK, Germany, France, Poland and Spain.

12/2012Retail & E-CommerceE-CommerceAnalysisNorth AmericaUnited States

The channel shift to online appears to be accelerating: online sales increased by +15% this quarter, while on a comparable category basis, offline sales increased only 2%. Mobile commerce accounted for 10% of all retail e-commerce sales in Q3.

12/2012Media & EntertainmentAdvertisingForecastGlobal

The global advertising market reached $495 billion this year, up +3.8% on 2011. The US remains the largest market with $153 billion in advertising revenues. Japan, China, Germany and the UK complete the top five.

12/2012Natural ResourcesCoalAnalysisAsiaIndia

Mining in India is a major economic activity which contributes significantly to the economy of India. The GDP contribution of the mining industry varies from 2.2% to 2.5% only but going by the GDP of the total industrial sector it contributes around 10% to 11%.

11/2012Retail & E-CommerceE-CommerceAnalysisNorth AmericaUnited States

US shoppers once again took advantage of early promotions this holiday season, driving a 17.4 percent increase in online sales Thanksgiving Day. This increase set the stage for 20.7 percent growth on Black Friday.