Analysis

Western European MFP Market in Line With Expectations  in 3Q17

Western European MFP Market in Line With Expectations in 3Q17

24 Nov 2017 comment

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.

Automated SMS Messages Will Grow 20% By 2022

Automated SMS Messages Will Grow 20% By 2022

23 Nov 2017 comment

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.

Technology Reduced the Tax Compliance Burden on Business

Technology Reduced the Tax Compliance Burden on Business

23 Nov 2017 comment

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 Services Revenue Rises 4% in 1H17

Worldwide Services Revenue Rises 4% in 1H17

20 Nov 2017 comment

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.

VR Headsets Will Drive Near-Term Growth; AR to Gain Momentum by 2020

VR Headsets Will Drive Near-Term Growth; AR to Gain Momentum by 2020

16 Nov 2017 comment

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%.

Digital Coupon Redemptions to Surpass $90 Billion by 2022

Digital Coupon Redemptions to Surpass $90 Billion by 2022

16 Nov 2017 comment

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 Stalled in 2017

Growth in Marketing Budgets Stalled in 2017

15 Nov 2017 comment

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.

Tablet Market Value Remains Flat in Euros but Grew 5.2% in Dollars

Tablet Market Value Remains Flat in Euros but Grew 5.2% in Dollars

15 Nov 2017 comment

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

Intelligent Automation Will Transform Workplace Outsourcing

14 Nov 2017 comment

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.

Banks Preparing for PSD2: Few are Ready for New Era of Open Banking

Banks Preparing for PSD2: Few are Ready for New Era of Open Banking

14 Nov 2017 comment

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.

Western European SMBs Show Increasing Spending in Traditional IT

Western European SMBs Show Increasing Spending in Traditional IT

13 Nov 2017 comment

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.

Public Cloud Services Revenue Growth Remains Strong in 1H17

Public Cloud Services Revenue Growth Remains Strong in 1H17

13 Nov 2017 comment

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.

Smart Speakers Will Reside In Over 50% US Households by 2022

Smart Speakers Will Reside In Over 50% US Households by 2022

10 Nov 2017 comment

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.

IT Spending in EMEA Will Exceed $1 Trillion in 2018

IT Spending in EMEA Will Exceed $1 Trillion in 2018

10 Nov 2017 comment

IT spending in EMEA is projected to total $1 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.9 percent from estimated spending of $974 billion in 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

IDC Evaluates Western Europe Healthcare IT Service Providers

IDC Evaluates Western Europe Healthcare IT Service Providers

9 Nov 2017 comment

IDC Health Insights' new MarketScape study assesses IT service providers catering to healthcare in Western Europe.

Digital Business Is Turning CIOs Into Business Leaders

Digital Business Is Turning CIOs Into Business Leaders

9 Nov 2017 comment

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.

Digital Content Revenues Will Pass $200 Billion Next Year

Digital Content Revenues Will Pass $200 Billion Next Year

8 Nov 2017 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that global consumer spend on digital content will reach $202bn in 2018, up by 10% on this year’s total of $184bn.

Tablet Market Declines 5.4% in Third Quarter

Tablet Market Declines 5.4% in Third Quarter

8 Nov 2017 comment

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.

62 Million European Households Will Have Smart Gas Meters by 2022

62 Million European Households Will Have Smart Gas Meters by 2022

7 Nov 2017 comment

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.

Gartner: 10 Ways to Fund the Shift to Digital Business

Gartner: 10 Ways to Fund the Shift to Digital Business

6 Nov 2017 comment

With many options for digital business transformation requiring significant investment, Gartner has identified the top 10 ways to fund the shift to digital business.

Smartphone Shipments Grew 2.7% in 3Q17

Smartphone Shipments Grew 2.7% in 3Q17

6 Nov 2017 comment

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.

IDC Reveals Worldwide CIO Agenda 2018 Predictions

IDC Reveals Worldwide CIO Agenda 2018 Predictions

3 Nov 2017 comment

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 the Most Focused on Digitalization

Banking and Investment Services CIOs are the Most Focused on Digitalization

3 Nov 2017 comment

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.

59% of Higher Education CIOs Expect Significant Business Model Change

59% of Higher Education CIOs Expect Significant Business Model Change

2 Nov 2017 comment

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.

IDC Reveals Worldwide Digital Transformation Predictions

IDC Reveals Worldwide Digital Transformation Predictions

2 Nov 2017 comment

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."

Central and Eastern Europe Mobility Market Will Remain Flat in 2017

Central and Eastern Europe Mobility Market Will Remain Flat in 2017

31 Oct 2017 comment

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.

Positive Signs for New Portable Form Factors and SMBs in PCD Market

Positive Signs for New Portable Form Factors and SMBs in PCD Market

30 Oct 2017 comment

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.

Amazon’s Share of US Ecommerce to Surpass 40% In 2017

Amazon’s Share of US Ecommerce to Surpass 40% In 2017

30 Oct 2017 comment

In eMarketer’s first-ever forecast of the top 10 US companies ranked by retail ecommerce sales, Amazon sits at the top spot. They have more than six times the sales of No. 2 eBay.

Mobility Spending Will Reach $1.72 Trillion in 2021

Mobility Spending Will Reach $1.72 Trillion in 2021

27 Oct 2017 comment

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%.

2Q17 EMEA Server Spending Increased by 3%

2Q17 EMEA Server Spending Increased by 3%

26 Oct 2017 comment

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.