Analysis

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 21.6% in 2017

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 21.6% in 2017

26 Apr 2018 comment

Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $420.4 billion in 2017, a 21.6 percent increase from 2016 revenue of $345.9 billion, according to final results by Gartner.

IDC Forecasts Growth for Connected Devices in Key Smart Home Categories

IDC Forecasts Growth for Connected Devices in Key Smart Home Categories

26 Apr 2018 comment

In 2017, 433.1 million smart home devices were shipped worldwide, growing 27.6% from the previous year, according to IDC.

Mobile Usage in China Will Overtake TV This Year

Mobile Usage in China Will Overtake TV This Year

25 Apr 2018 comment

This year, for the first time, adults in China will spend more time with their mobile devices than they will watching TV, according to eMarketer.

Digital Business Requires Growth Mindset, Not Just Technology

Digital Business Requires Growth Mindset, Not Just Technology

25 Apr 2018 comment

When embarking on a digital business transformation, too often organizations ignore the need to change the mindset of their staff, according to Gartner.

Nearly Half of CIOs Are Planning to Deploy AI

Nearly Half of CIOs Are Planning to Deploy AI

24 Apr 2018 comment

Meaningful artificial intelligence (AI) deployments are just beginning to take place, according to Gartner.

Consumer Sentiment in Europe Remained Cautiously Optimistic

Consumer Sentiment in Europe Remained Cautiously Optimistic

24 Apr 2018 comment

In the first quarter of 2018, consumer sentiment in Europe remained at a relatively stable level, according to GfK.

SMB IT Spending Will Pass $600 Billion in 2018

SMB IT Spending Will Pass $600 Billion in 2018

23 Apr 2018 comment

IDC forecasts total IT spending by small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to be nearly $602 billion in 2018, an increase of 4.9% over 2017.

Native Ad Spend Will Make Up Nearly 60% of Display Spending in 2018

Native Ad Spend Will Make Up Nearly 60% of Display Spending in 2018

23 Apr 2018 comment

Thanks to the massive growth of advertising on social networks and mobile devices, two areas where native ads dominate, native advertising now accounts for more than half of all digital display spending by US marketers.

Value or Benefits Is the Leading IT Cost-Optimization Priority for CIOs

Value or Benefits Is the Leading IT Cost-Optimization Priority for CIOs

20 Apr 2018 comment

IT cost optimization in most organizations is now largely focused on business optimization rather than cost cutting, according to a recent survey by Gartner.

Smartphone Market in EMEA in 2017 Sees Emerging Markets Slow

Smartphone Market in EMEA in 2017 Sees Emerging Markets Slow

20 Apr 2018 comment

The EMEA mobile phone market saw smartphone volumes fall for a second year in 2017, while there was a relative boom in shipments of lowly feature phones, a reversal of the previous trend, according to IDC.

Russian Smartphone Market Shows Full Recovery

Russian Smartphone Market Shows Full Recovery

19 Apr 2018 comment

Russia’s smartphone market continued to perform well in the last quarter of 2017 (Q4 2017), as the new iPhone models sold well.

Fintech Propels B2B Money Transfer Market to $218 Trillion by 2022

Fintech Propels B2B Money Transfer Market to $218 Trillion by 2022

19 Apr 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that nearly 2.1 billion consumers worldwide will use a mobile wallet to make a payment or send money in 2019, up by nearly 30% on the 1.6 billion recorded at the end of 2017.

Survey Finds Deep Consumer Anxiety over Data Privacy and Security

Survey Finds Deep Consumer Anxiety over Data Privacy and Security

18 Apr 2018 comment

78 percent of U.S. respondents say a company's ability to keep their data private is "extremely important" and only 20 percent "completely trust" organizations they interact with to maintain the privacy of their data.

Organizations Overhauling IT Will Leapfrog Competition

Organizations Overhauling IT Will Leapfrog Competition

18 Apr 2018 comment

Dell EMC announced the results of new research conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) into the benefits of IT Transformation which validates that IT Transformation can result in bottom-line benefits that drive business differentiation, innovation and growth.

Converged Systems Revenue Increased 9.1% in 4Q17

Converged Systems Revenue Increased 9.1% in 4Q17

17 Apr 2018 comment

According to IDC, worldwide converged systems market revenue increased 9.1% year over year to $3.6 billion during the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17). Full-year sales surpassed $12.5 billion, representing a 9.4% increase over the previous year and the first time the market surpassed $12 billion in a calendar year.

Google and Facebook Digital Dominance is Fading in U.S.

Google and Facebook Digital Dominance is Fading in U.S.

17 Apr 2018 comment

Google and Facebook may control the bulk of the US digital ad market, but their competitors are starting to eat into that share, according to eMarketer’s latest US ad spending forecast.

Spending on Cloud Infrastructure Will Grow 10.9% in 2018

Spending on Cloud Infrastructure Will Grow 10.9% in 2018

16 Apr 2018 comment

According to a new forecast from IDC, total spending on IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switches) for deployment in cloud environments is expected to total $52.3 billion in 2018 with year-over-year growth of 10.9%.

Carsharing Service Membership Reached 23.8 Million in 2017

Carsharing Service Membership Reached 23.8 Million in 2017

16 Apr 2018 comment

According to a new research report by IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of users of carsharing services worldwide is forecasted to grow from 23.8 million people in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.6 percent to reach 60.8 million people in 2022.

Business-Funded IT Spending in Western Europe Will Reach $222 Billion by 2021

Business-Funded IT Spending in Western Europe Will Reach $222 Billion by 2021

13 Apr 2018 comment

IT spending from line-of-business (LOB) will reach $191 billion in Western Europe in 2018, a 5.7% increase over 2017, according to IDC.

CRM Was Largest Software Market in 2017 and Will Be the Fastest Growing in 2018

CRM Was Largest Software Market in 2017 and Will Be the Fastest Growing in 2018

13 Apr 2018 comment

At the end of 2017, worldwide customer relationship management (CRM) software revenue overtook that of database management systems (DBMSs), making CRM the largest of all software markets, according to Gartner.

Gartner: PC Shipments Declined 1.4% in 1Q18

Gartner: PC Shipments Declined 1.4% in 1Q18

12 Apr 2018 comment

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 61.7 million units in the first quarter of 2018, a 1.4 percent decline from the first quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results by Gartner.

IDC: PC Market Exceeds Expectations with Flat Shipment Growth

IDC: PC Market Exceeds Expectations with Flat Shipment Growth

12 Apr 2018 comment

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstation) totaled 60.4 million units and recorded flat (0.0%) year-on-year growth in the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18), according to IDC.

CEE Smartphone Market Value Gets a Boost from 4G Models

CEE Smartphone Market Value Gets a Boost from 4G Models

11 Apr 2018 comment

In 2017, the value of the smartphone market in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Russia, and the CIS increased by 16.6% year on year to $17.51 billion, representing its highest value ever, according to IDC.

Online Physical Goods Sales Will Account For 13% of Retail Market by 2020

Online Physical Goods Sales Will Account For 13% of Retail Market by 2020

10 Apr 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that online physical goods sales will account for 13% of global retail by 2020, or $3.8 trillion out of a global retail market of nearly $30 trillion.

Global IT Spending Will Grow 6.2% in 2018

Global IT Spending Will Grow 6.2% in 2018

10 Apr 2018 comment

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 6.2 percent from 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

Cybercriminals in 2017 Focused On Ransomware And Destructive Attacks

Cybercriminals in 2017 Focused On Ransomware And Destructive Attacks

9 Apr 2018 comment

IBM Security announced results from the 2018 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index which found the number of records breached dropped nearly 25 percent in 2017.

Enterprise WLAN Market Sees Steady Growth in Full Year and 4Q17

Enterprise WLAN Market Sees Steady Growth in Full Year and 4Q17

9 Apr 2018 comment

The worldwide enterprise wireless local area network (WLAN) market grew 6.5% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17) with revenues of $1.5 billion, according to IDC.

Online Lottery Wagers Will More Than Double to $76 Billion By 2022

Online Lottery Wagers Will More Than Double to $76 Billion By 2022

6 Apr 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that online lotteries will be disrupted by the opening up of markets coupled with a drive towards mobile offerings.

GDPR Awareness and Preparation Varies Among Small and Midsize Businesses

GDPR Awareness and Preparation Varies Among Small and Midsize Businesses

6 Apr 2018 comment

A recent survey by IDC found that less than half of European small and midsize businesses (SMBs) have taken steps to prepare for the pending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

PC Monitor Market Grows in 4Q17 With Double Digit Rise for Lenovo

PC Monitor Market Grows in 4Q17 With Double Digit Rise for Lenovo

5 Apr 2018 comment

Worldwide monitor shipments totaled 31.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17), according to IDC.