According to research by IDC, the Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market decreased by 3.2% in unit terms in 3Q17 compared with the same period a year ago. There were negative sales performances in both inkjet and laser markets for units, and value for the laser market was down too.
The volume of A2P (Application to Person) messaging is expected to increase by 20% over the next 5 years to more than 2.7 trillion by 2022, up from 2.1 trillion this year, a new report from Juniper Research has found.
The use of technology, by business and government, in tax compliance is driving continued simplification and reduction in the burden of tax compliance on businesses, says the latest edition of Paying Taxes 2018, a report by The World Bank Group and PwC.
Worldwide revenues for IT Services and Business Services totaled $475 billion in the first half of 2017 (1H17), an increase of 4.0% year over year, according to IDC study. IDC expects worldwide services revenues to surpass $1.0 trillion in 2018.
IDC is forecasting the combined augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset market to reach 13.7 million units in 2017, growing to 81.2 million units by 2021 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 56.1%.
A new study from Juniper Research has found that the value of digital coupon redemptions will surge to $91 billion by 2022, up from $47 billion in 2017. The new research finds that the dominant mobile channel will be led by in-app coupon redemptions towards the end of the period, overtaking SMS; a channel which also continues to grow markedly well.
Growth in marketing budgets has stalled after continued increases over recent years, according to a survey by Gartner. The survey found that marketing budgets hit a plateau in 2017 after three years of growth, with budgets falling from 12.1 per cent of company revenue in 2016 to 11.3 per cent in 2017, representing a return to 2015 levels.
According to the latest figures published by IDC, the tablet market in Western Europe decreased 5.0% YoY this quarter. In total, 7.8 million devices were shipped in the region, which shows a slight weakening of the overall market. Nevertheless, the value of the sales in euros was better and the market remained fairly flat, with a slight decline of 0.1%.
Intelligent automation will transform workplace outsourcing according to Gartner. Sourcing and vendor management leaders must prepare to restructure these services and renegotiate contracts to leverage intelligent automation.
Although the revised EU Payments Services Directive (PSD2) already goes into effect in January 2018, a new PwC survey shows few banks seem to be ready for it. At the start of the summer, 38% were still in the early stages of assessing its impact, while only 9% were in the implementation stage of the new requirements.
IT spending for the SMB market in Western Europe is expected to reach $125.3 billion in 2017, with growth of 3.4% over 2016. According to a new study from IDC, IT spending will exceed $137 million by 2021, generating a 2.5% CAGR over the 2016–2021 forecast period.
The worldwide public cloud services market grew 28.6% year over year in the first half of 2017 (1H17) with revenues totaling $63.2 billion, according to new results from IDC. The revenue total for the first half of the year was slightly ahead of IDC's forecast.
A new study from Juniper Research has found that smart speakers such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, and the Sonos One will be installed in over 70 million US households by 2022, reaching 55% of all homes. Total installed devices will exceed 175 million.
For 82 percent of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) CIOs digital business has led to a greater capacity for change and a more open mindset in their IT organization, according to Gartner's annual survey of CIOs.
The third quarter of 2017 (3Q17) closed with 40 million tablets shipped globally, according to preliminary data from IDC. Growing demand for smartphones combined with the lengthening replacement cycle of tablets and strengthening position of traditional PCs left the tablet market in an awkward middle ground that it has not been able to escape.
According to a new report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart gas meters in Europe will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 37.8 percent between 2016 and 2022 to reach 62 million units at the end of the period.
According to preliminary results from IDC, smartphone OEMs shipped a total of 373.1 million smartphones worldwide in the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17). Third quarter volumes were up 2.7% year over year, and up 7.4% from the second quarter.
As digitally-fueled disruptors continue to roil and reshape businesses and industries, the clear mandate for every enterprise is to reimagine and reconstruct itself to compete in the increasingly digital economy that's platform powered and ecosystem enabled, according to IDC.
Banking and investment services CIOs are increasingly convinced that their old business models and existing value propositions will not be sustainable in the future, according to a survey from Gartner. 2018 CIO Agenda Survey gathered data from 3,160 CIO respondents in 98 countries and across major industries, including 354 banking and investment services CIOs.
Higher education CIOs recognize that key organizational priorities are enrollment and student success, but fail to show innovation with regard to the top technologies required to differentiate themselves and win, according to a survey from Gartner.
While IDC continues to see tremendous momentum and influence of digital transformation (DX) on technology spending worldwide, across all geographies and industries, 59% of companies remain at either stage two or three of DX maturity, or what IDC calls a "digital impasse."
Total Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) mobility market revenue growth will remain flat year on year in 2017, according to IDC. The total regional market value is expected to exceed $59 billion in 2021.
According to IDC, the Western European Personal Computing Device (PCD) market, including traditional PCs (a combination of desktops, notebooks, and workstations) and tablets (slates and detachables), will total 79.2 million shipments in 2017, a 2.6% YoY decline.
Worldwide spending on mobility solutions is forecast to reach $1.72 trillion in 2021, according to IDC. Although annual growth is expected to slow over the 2016-2021 forecast period, IDC still expects spending on mobility-related hardware, software, and services to see a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.7%.
IDC's EMEA Server Tracker shows that in the second quarter of 2017 the EMEA server market reported a YoY increase in vendor revenues of 3.0% to $3.2 billion and a YoY increase of 1.2% in units shipped to 538,000. Looking at the EMEA market in euros, reported revenues in 2Q17 increased by 5.9% YoY.