Menu
Informa businesses to merge under Ovum brand

Informa businesses to merge under Ovum brand

Ovum and Informa Telecoms and Media to form single analyst house focusing on IT, media, and telecommunications

Informa plc is merging its Ovum and Informa Telecoms and Media (ITM) businesses under the Ovum brand as part of a “multi-million pound” investment program.

The new company is expected to be up and running by the end of May. It will be led by current Ovum managing director, Steve Hotham, who will become chief executive officer (CEO). Senior management will be formed from both merging organisations.

Once the merger is complete, Ovum will offer 23 services across IT, media, and telecommunications. Informa said it will also introduce new channels covering telco IT, customer engagement, enterprise mobility, telco enterprise services, digital media, and music.

Ovum will also launch an online delivery platform which will house all its research.

According to Hotham, the move will meet growing need for market insight by vendors, service providers, and enterprises in the converging technology and media markets.

“We are experiencing a time of tremendous change in the telecoms, IT and media sectors, with convergence reshaping markets and creating major new business opportunities and challenges,” Hotham said.

He claims the merger will allow Ovum to deliver singular and interconnected insight into industry transformation, future trends, and the impacts of these.

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags customer engagementmanaging directorovumTelcoenterprise servicesSteve HothamconsolidationmanagementCEOmergermobilitymusicfirmanalystInforma Telecoms and MediaTelecommunications

Featured

Slideshows

Examining the changing job scene in the Kiwi channel

Examining the changing job scene in the Kiwi channel

Typically, the New Year brings new opportunities for personnel within the Kiwi channel. 2017 started no differently, with a host of appointments, departures and reshuffles across vendor, distributor and reseller businesses. As a result, the job scene across New Zealand has changed - here’s a run down of who is working where in the year ahead…

Examining the changing job scene in the Kiwi channel
​What are the top 10 tech trends for New Zealand in 2017?

​What are the top 10 tech trends for New Zealand in 2017?

Digital Transformation (DX) has been a critical topic for business over the last few years and IDC is now predicting a step change as DX reaches macroeconomic levels. By 2020 a DX economy will emerge and it will become the core of what New Zealand industries focus on. From the board level through to the C-Suite, Kiwi organisations must be prepared to think and act digital when the DX economy emerges in 2017.

​What are the top 10 tech trends for New Zealand in 2017?
Top 15 Kiwi tech storylines to follow in 2017

Top 15 Kiwi tech storylines to follow in 2017

​The New Year brings the usual new round of humdrum technology predictions, glaringly general, unashamedly safe and perpetually predictable. But while the industry no longer sees value in “cloud is now the norm” type projections, value can be found in following developments of the year previous, analysing behaviours and patterns to formulate a plan for the 12 months ahead. Consequently, here’s the top Kiwi tech storylines to follow in 2017...

Top 15 Kiwi tech storylines to follow in 2017
Show Comments