Margin pressure is spurring merger, acquisition and investment activity in the connected car supplier ecosystem as part of the effort to cope with declining margins. Car makers continue to move to increase their flexibility and independence with NGTP, virtualization and other architectural strategies — all intended to help them keep pace with shrinking consumer electronics product life cycles.

Software-defined networking and network function virtualization could revolutionize communication service providers' businesses. Equipment vendors' technology officers and product architects should consider the evolving vendor landscape and newer de facto standards being created.

This IDC Financial Insights Pivot Table provides 11 years' worth of data from the FinTech Rankings Top 100 and Enterprise Top 25. IDC Financial Insights launched the FinTech Rankings in 2003 with the intention of providing a quantifiable and orderly way to look at the technology providers to the constantly evolving financial services industry.

This IDC Financial Insights report discusses FinovateFall 2014, with a focus on the companies whose solutions are geared toward retail banking services. FinovateFall is a great way to get a glimpse into live systems that are either looking to expand their business or to introduce something new.

The global sourcing locations landscape showed definite signs of recovery in 2014, after a slump in 2013. As the number of new centers being set up increased, buyers and service providers continued to explore uncharted territory for service delivery, while consolidating their positions in established locations.

The global sourcing locations landscape showed definite signs of recovery in 2014, after a slump in 2013. As the number of new centers being set up increased, buyers and service providers continued to explore uncharted territory for service delivery, while consolidating their positions in established locations.

Strained revenue growth, low interest rates, rise of the digital consumer, and growing pressure of regulatory compliance continued to adversely affect the profitability of banks in 2013.