Analysis

Google and Facebook Tighten Grip on US Digital Ad Market

Google and Facebook Tighten Grip on US Digital Ad Market

25 Sep 2017 comment

It’s no longer news to say that Google and Facebook dominate the US digital ad market. But this year that supremacy is exceeding expectations, according to eMarketer’s latest digital ad spending forecast.

Western European Utilities IT Spending to Reach $15.2 Billion in 2017

Western European Utilities IT Spending to Reach $15.2 Billion in 2017

25 Sep 2017 comment

According to a new IDC Energy Insights study, Western European utilities' total year-end IT spending is expected to reach $15.2 billion in 2017.

New Family Business Leaders Embrace Digital Change, But Face Hurdles

New Family Business Leaders Embrace Digital Change, But Face Hurdles

24 Sep 2017 comment

Among the next generation of family business leaders, three in four have big plans to take their business forward. However, generational challenges persist, largely in the areas of digital and innovation.

40% Consumers of European Banks Are Interested in Using PFM in the Future

40% Consumers of European Banks Are Interested in Using PFM in the Future

22 Sep 2017 comment

A new study by IDC discusses European consumers' attitudes toward adoption of personal finance management (PFM) solutions. The study highlights that the concept of a PFM solution has existed for a few years without ever reaching mainstream acceptance.

Wearable Device Sales Will Grow 17% in 2017

Wearable Device Sales Will Grow 17% in 2017

22 Sep 2017 comment

Gartner forecasts that 310.4 million wearable devices will be sold worldwide in 2017, an increase of 16.7 percent from 2016. Sales of wearable devices will generate revenue of $30.5 billion in 2017. Of that, $9.3 billion will be from smartwatches.

Deep Learning Will Provide Best-in-Class Performance by 2019

Deep Learning Will Provide Best-in-Class Performance by 2019

21 Sep 2017 comment

Deep learning, a variation of machine learning (ML), represents the major driver toward artificial intelligence (AI). As deep learning delivers superior data fusion capabilities over other ML approaches, Gartner predicts that, by 2019, deep learning will be a critical driver for best-in-class performance for demand, fraud and failure predictions.

Dell and ASUS See Solid Growth in PC Monitor Market in 2Q17

Dell and ASUS See Solid Growth in PC Monitor Market in 2Q17

20 Sep 2017 comment

Worldwide PC monitor shipments totaled 28.5 million units in 2Q17, according to IDC. While the shipment total represented a decline of 6.4% over the prior year, some of the market softness can be attributed to a strong 2Q16, presenting the most recently closed quarter with a challenging comparison. However, market consternations persist.

UTM and Firewall Drive the Security Appliance Market Expansion in 2Q17

UTM and Firewall Drive the Security Appliance Market Expansion in 2Q17

19 Sep 2017 comment

Total security appliance market saw positive growth in both vendor revenue and unit shipments for the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), according to IDC. Worldwide vendor revenues in the second quarter increased 9.2% year over year to $3.0 billion and shipments grew 7.0% year over year to 706,186 units.

eMarketer Lowers US TV Ad Spend Estimate as Cord-Cutting Accelerates

eMarketer Lowers US TV Ad Spend Estimate as Cord-Cutting Accelerates

19 Sep 2017 comment

eMarketer has reduced its estimate for US TV ad spending due to faster-than-expected growth in cord-cutting.

Increased Viewing of Mobile Video is Driving Demand for Better Content Experiences

Increased Viewing of Mobile Video is Driving Demand for Better Content Experiences

18 Sep 2017 comment

Digital video consumption is viral and, according to a new study released by IBM and International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), more than half of the 21,000 consumers surveyed are using mobiles every day to watch streaming videos, and that number is expected to grow 45 percent in the next three years.

Worldwide Enterprise Storage Market Grew 2.9% in 2Q17

Worldwide Enterprise Storage Market Grew 2.9% in 2Q17

18 Sep 2017 comment

Total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue was up 2.9% year over year and reached $10.8 billion in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), according to IDC. Total capacity shipments were up 16.5% year over year to 65.3 exabytes during the quarter.

Gartner Reveals the Digitalization of the Supply Chain

Gartner Reveals the Digitalization of the Supply Chain

15 Sep 2017 comment

Supply chain organizations must maintain a delicate balance between innovation and operational excellence said Gartner. This balance hinges upon bimodal supply chains that can improve and run established practices profitably, while introducing new technologies and strategies that lead to competitive advantage.

Server Market Revenue Jumps 6.3% in the Second Quarter

Server Market Revenue Jumps 6.3% in the Second Quarter

14 Sep 2017 comment

According to IDC, vendor revenue in the worldwide server market increased 6.3% year over year to $15.7 billion in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17). Overall server market growth rebounded after several slow quarters as much of the market had been waiting for availability of Intel's new Skylake processors.

Smartphone Use Headed for a New Milestone in the UK

Smartphone Use Headed for a New Milestone in the UK

13 Sep 2017 comment

This year, for the first time, smartphones will be the preferred method to access the internet among adults in the UK, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast.

Server Shipments Grew 2.4% in the Second Quarter; Revenue Up 2,8%

Server Shipments Grew 2.4% in the Second Quarter; Revenue Up 2,8%

13 Sep 2017 comment

In the second quarter of 2017, worldwide server revenue increased 2.8% year over year, while shipments grew 2.4% from the second quarter of 2016, according to Gartner.

Gartner Releases the Hype Cycle for Cloud Security in 2017

Gartner Releases the Hype Cycle for Cloud Security in 2017

12 Sep 2017 comment

Rapid growth in cloud adoption is driving increased interest in securing data, applications and workloads that now exist in a cloud computing environment. The Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Security helps security professionals understand which technologies are ready for mainstream use, and which are still years away from productive deployments for most organizations.

Hardcopy Peripherals Shipments Continue to Show Modest Growth

Hardcopy Peripherals Shipments Continue to Show Modest Growth

11 Sep 2017 comment

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market grew 0.7% year over year with more than 23.3 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), according to IDC. Inkjet and laser unit shipments both expanded in the quarter, growing 2.9% and 1.7% year over year, respectively.

Shipments of AR/VR Headsets Maintain Solid Growth in the Second Quarter

Shipments of AR/VR Headsets Maintain Solid Growth in the Second Quarter

8 Sep 2017 comment

The worldwide market for Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) headsets grew 25.5% year over year in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17) as shipments reached 2.1 million, according to IDC. Volumes declined slightly from the prior quarter, but recent price cuts on existing products and announced plans for new products are expected to lay the groundwork for a successful holiday season.

IoT Services Show Significant Opportunity for Service Providers

IoT Services Show Significant Opportunity for Service Providers

7 Sep 2017 comment

In a newly published study, that is the first of its kind, IDC reveals Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities for service providers of all types across every global region.

Strong Demand Will Drive GRC Software Revenues to $11.8 Billion in 2021

Strong Demand Will Drive GRC Software Revenues to $11.8 Billion in 2021

7 Sep 2017 comment

The market for governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software is expected to experience strong growth as business leaders look for solutions to meet the challenges of regulatory change, cybersecurity threats, third-party exposure, and reputation risk. In the first forecast to size the overall GRC software market, IDC sees worldwide revenues reaching $11.8 billion in 2021, growing at a compound annual rate of 6.7% over the 2016-2021 forecast period.

Trackers Take a Back Seat as Smartwatches Accelerate in the Second Quarter

Trackers Take a Back Seat as Smartwatches Accelerate in the Second Quarter

6 Sep 2017 comment

The worldwide wearables market was once again graced with positive growth as shipments grew 10.3% year over year, reaching 26.3 million during the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), according to IDC.

CEE AR/VR Market to Reach $471 Million in 2017

CEE AR/VR Market to Reach $471 Million in 2017

5 Sep 2017 comment

IDC forecasts revenue for augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) products and services in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to reach $471 million in 2017, reflecting an increase of 262% over the $130 million spent in 2016.

Bluetooth and Multiroom are Still Trending

Bluetooth and Multiroom are Still Trending

5 Sep 2017 comment

According to GfK's findings, published during the IFA show in Berlin, positive music experiences are becoming increasingly important to consumers. The demand for suitable products has been increasing accordingly, which is giving the industry a further boost.

PC Gaming Still on the Rise

PC Gaming Still on the Rise

4 Sep 2017 comment

PC gaming hardware remained one of the most important drivers of growth for the computer and peripherals manufacturers in the B2C field in the first half of 2017 as well, according to GfK research unveiled at IFA show.

Smartphone Growth Expected to Remain Positive

Smartphone Growth Expected to Remain Positive

4 Sep 2017 comment

According to IDC, worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to maintain positive growth through 2021. IDC expects shipments to grow from 1.47 billion in 2016 to just over 1.7 billion in 2021.

What Does AI Mean for Consumer Devices?

What Does AI Mean for Consumer Devices?

1 Sep 2017 comment

IFA 2017, Europe’s largest technology trade show, kicked off today in Berlin with an array of consumer electronics companies that will show off their latest products and innovations. With artificial intelligence (AI) changing the way in which organizations innovate and communicate their processes, products and services, AI is expected to be a component in many of the announcements coming out of IFA.

Smart TVs Are Gaining Ground

Smart TVs Are Gaining Ground

1 Sep 2017 comment

According to GfK's findings for the global TV market on the occasion of IFA 2017, more and more consumers also want to access online video content on their television too, so they are opting to buy a Smart TV.

Record Global Demand for Smartphones and Wearables in 1H17

Record Global Demand for Smartphones and Wearables in 1H17

31 Aug 2017 comment

Smartphones are again the powerhouse in the area of technical consumer goods. In addition to a new record in global demand for smartphones in the first half of 2017, the average selling price (ASP) also increased.

Will the Launch of New Wearables at IFA Drive Consumer Purchases?

Will the Launch of New Wearables at IFA Drive Consumer Purchases?

31 Aug 2017 comment

IFA 2017, Europe’s largest technology trade show is a chance for companies to exhibit their existing and upcoming products. Although wearables are among the most-hyped devices in the run-up to the event, adoption is still in the early adopter phase. Roberta Cozza, research director at Gartner, shared her views on what announcements she expects from device manufacturers, and what vendors need to do to stimulate the wearables market.

Income Expectation in Germany Again Hits a Record High

Income Expectation in Germany Again Hits a Record High

30 Aug 2017 comment

The mood among German consumers in August shows a positive but non-uniform pattern. GfK forecasts an increase in consumer climate for September of 0.1 points in comparison to the previous month to 10.9 points.