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.

2015 State of The IT Channel Survey : IT'S TIME!!! Fill in this year's State of the IT Channel Survey and be in the running to win great prizes. CLICK HERE

Join the ARN newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags customer engagementmanaging directorovumTelcoenterprise servicesSteve HothamconsolidationmanagementCEOmergermobilitymusicfirmanalystInforma Telecoms and MediaTelecommunications

More about Informa AustraliaOvum

Show Comments
 

Latest News

06:40AM
Can Facebook cement its role as a platform provider?
04:59AM
New 3D NAND flash will triple capacity of SSDs, Intel and Micron say
01:40PM
The Cloud presents the channel with many opportunities: Rhipe
12:42PM
Cisco inks 10-year global deal with Covata
More News
30 Mar
Australian experts to address cybersecurity challenges and solutions at Canberra...
21 Apr
APJ Progress Spark Conference
22 Apr
2015 Innotribe Startup Challenge
27 Apr
Disruptocon
View all events