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DigiWorld Yearbook 2012
IDATE has published the 12th edition of its DigiWorld Yearbook which provides readers with a concise portrait of the digital world. The 2012 DigiWorld Yearbook begins with a look back at the trends that shaped 2011, then goes on to explore the key issues in 2012 and to map the digital universe. A quick summary of these three parts would be:
Digital economy scorecard for 2011: Digital market momentum calling existing models into question: usage exploding but revenue only inching slowly up
Core issues in 2012: Beyond the battle of the devices…Mobility everywhere, services & content in the cloud and Big Data
Economic map of the digital world: is this the beginning of the end for telcos in Europe?
> Visit the DigiWorld Yearbook website and read the first chapter: www.digiworld.org/yearbook2012
Looking at the figures, “2011 confirmed the recovery that began the year before, but very meekly,” says Didier Pouillot, head of the DigiWorld Yearbook. With 4.3% annual growth worldwide, we are still below the growth rates posted before 2008 and, more importantly, this overall average masks even greater disparities between the regions and the different sectors than last year. Looking beyond the figures, what we find are profound changes taking place in the industries and the markets, with no shortage of challenges and unknowns on the horizon. Europe is slightly lagging behind including for its most advanced markets like the United Kingdom, which is struggling to get back on the recovery path following the sudden 2008-2009 downturn with only +0.5% in 2010 and +0.5% in 2011.
In his foreword, IDATE Chairman, Francois Barrault, says that, “A great deal of importance is given to the observatory aspect of the DigiWorld Institute by IDATE. We cannot promote our debate and interaction-centric activities or offer public and private sector players the resources of a think tank without creating a credible system for keeping tracking of the latest innovations and market developments, providing solid datasets and thought-provoking analysis. IDATE began this monitoring process 11 years ago, which has culminated in this yearbook of some of the highlights of the work performed by our analysts and consultants over the past 12 months. In this edition you will therefore find a condensed version of the analyses delivered throughout the year in some 40 specialised market reports, three market watch services and a host of support assignments for our clients.”
About the DigiWorld Yearbook:
193 pages that include the finest market insights from IDATE experts who’ve tracked the development of the globe’s telecom, Internet and media industries throughout the year, along with market figures and a look at the game-changers to keep your eye on.
The DigiWorld Yearbook is published in English and French and available in print and PDF format. An enhanced version for iPad, developed by Forecomm is also available.
> The 2011 edition can be downloaded for free
> Prices (incl. VAT) for the 2012 edition are: Print: €99.99 / PDF & iPad: €54.99
Public launch parties featuring special guest speakers are held: