Tech & Media Watch Blog


By Tom Mannion | 21 September 2022

How AI and the Internet of Things change the game for telecoms

Virtual humans and intelligent, automatic fraud detection are among the upgrades AI and IoT can bring to telecoms. Lower operational costs, broader service portfolios, and new revenue streams await companies able to implement AI and IoT-driven upgrades successfully.


By Tom Mannion | 24 August 2022

Will cloud-native finish what Skype and WhatsApp started?

New technology may outdate massive 5G investments before the next-generation networks are even completed. Along the way, technology and cloud companies could emerge as direct competitors to telecoms.


By Jonathan Rowan | 09 August 2022

Hyperscalers and micro-scalers: how BT is reinventing partnerships large and small

BDO Partner Jonathan Rowan discusses plans for hyperscale and start-up partnerships with BT executives Meg Blight, Start-up Partnerships Director, and Stephen Hall, Director of Strategic Partnerships.


By Patrick Bisceglia | 02 August 2022

How insulated is technology M&A from rising interest rates and inflation?

Technology, media, and telecoms (TMT) mid-market M&A shows resilience to ongoing macroeconomic uncertainties, led by software deals. However, questions remain over how companies and investors are likely to react in coming quarters.


By Peter Smithson | 13 July 2022

What does the global reset mean for TV and media?

Several ‘new normals’ point to the strategic future of the TV and media industry. Trends include a quest for talent, industry consolidation, evolving business models, and integrating innovative technologies like AI and blockchain-based offerings.


By Peter Smithson | 29 June 2022

Creative shortages in TV and media raise novel tax questions

High consumer demand for film and TV content leads to insatiable appetites among streaming companies. Finding the next Squid Game, Bridgerton, or Friends reunion is viewed as key to keeping subscribers locked in as market saturation grows. Producers are deploying novel...


By Teresa Morahan | 15 June 2022

How start-up companies are revolutionising carbon tracking and reporting

As ESG and sustainability solutions become need-to-have across business operations and industries, market growth is attracting more investors and multinational technology companies. Carbon tracking and reporting start-ups illustrate the boom in climate technology funding, M&A,...


By Patrick Bisceglia | 18 May 2022

Perfect storm for cybersecurity leads to rising M&A activity

Cybersecurity is a driver for the impressive technology, media, and telecoms (TMT) mid-market deal activity in the first quarter of 2022. Much points to continued high activity levels in both mid-market and cybersecurity.


By Paul Birch | 11 May 2022

6 things you can do now to reduce business risks around your IT systems

BDO Head of Digital Data Collections and Investigations Paul Birch says keeping track of your digital assets and authorisations could be key to minimising risk.


By Jonathan Rowan | 26 April 2022

From the power of 5G to the end of the SIM: a conversation with Sierra Wireless CEO Phil Brace

BDO Partner Jonathan Rowan discusses the IoT and its connectivity solutions with Sierra Wireless Chief Executive Officer Phil Brace.