Analysis

eRetail Sales Will Pass $3.3 Trillion This Year, Up by 10% on 2017

eRetail Sales Will Pass $3.3 Trillion This Year, Up by 10% on 2017

16 Feb 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the value of consumer spend on remote payments for digital and physical goods will surpass $3.3 trillion this year, up 10% on 2017’s total of $3 trillion.

Advertisers Tuning Out TV in Sign of Trouble for Media Companies

Advertisers Tuning Out TV in Sign of Trouble for Media Companies

16 Feb 2018 comment

Television-advertising sales in the U.S. fell 7.8 percent to $61.8 billion last year, the steepest drop outside of a recession in at least 20 years, while sales at cable networks slumped for the first time in almost a decade, according to Bloomberg.

GfK Predicts Significant Increase in Consumer Spending in Europe

GfK Predicts Significant Increase in Consumer Spending in Europe

15 Feb 2018 comment

GfK predicts an increase in private household consumer spending in the European Union of between 1.5 and 2 percent in real terms.

More Than 75% of Video Viewing is Mobile

More Than 75% of Video Viewing is Mobile

15 Feb 2018 comment

In 2018, 2.38 billion people will watch streaming or downloaded video content via any device, according to eMarketer’s first-ever global digital video forecast report.

CDOs are Delivering Business Impact and Enabling Digital Transformation

CDOs are Delivering Business Impact and Enabling Digital Transformation

14 Feb 2018 comment

As the role of chief data officer (CDO) continues to gain traction within organizations, a recent survey by Gartner found that these data and analytics leaders are proving to be a linchpin of digital business transformation.

Cloud Revenues Will Reach $554 Billion in 2021

Cloud Revenues Will Reach $554 Billion in 2021

14 Feb 2018 comment

IDC estimates that worldwide whole cloud revenues will reach $554 billion in 2021, more than double those of 2016.

Business and IT Services Will Dominate Enterprise Spending on Blockchain

Business and IT Services Will Dominate Enterprise Spending on Blockchain

13 Feb 2018 comment

A new forecast from IDC shows worldwide spending on blockchain services growing from $1.8 billion in 2018 to $8.1 billion in 2021, achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 80%.

Snapchat Lures Teens Away From Facebook

Snapchat Lures Teens Away From Facebook

13 Feb 2018 comment

Facebook is losing its swagger with young users, who are increasingly migrating to rival platforms including Snapchat, according to eMarketer.

Automation in Banking Will Generate $900 Million Revenues by 2022

Automation in Banking Will Generate $900 Million Revenues by 2022

12 Feb 2018 comment

New data from Juniper Research has found that banking RPA (robotic process automation) software and services revenue will reach close to $900 million by 2022.

Over Half Of European Enterprises Use Public Cloud Platforms

Over Half Of European Enterprises Use Public Cloud Platforms

12 Feb 2018 comment

A new Forrester report on the state of the cloud in Europe has found that more than half of European enterprises use one or more public cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure.

Clothing and Ear-Based Fitness Wearables Will Grow 550% by 2022

Clothing and Ear-Based Fitness Wearables Will Grow 550% by 2022

9 Feb 2018 comment

A new research report from Juniper Research forecasts that specialised fitness wearables integrated into clothing and ear-based ‘hearables’ will grow from an expected 4.5 million shipped in 2018 to nearly 30 million in 2022, an increase of more than 550%.

Organizations Are Slow to Advance in Data and Analytics

Organizations Are Slow to Advance in Data and Analytics

9 Feb 2018 comment

A worldwide survey of 196 organizations by Gartner showed that 91 percent of organizations have not yet reached a "transformational" level of maturity in data and analytics, despite this area being a number one investment priority for CIOs in recent years.

Detachable Tablets Return to Growth as Slate Decline Continues

Detachable Tablets Return to Growth as Slate Decline Continues

8 Feb 2018 comment

The worldwide detachable tablet market grew to 6.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17), an increase of 10.3% from the previous holiday season, according to IDC.

Retailer Spending on AI Will Nearly Fourfold to $7.3 Billion by 2022

Retailer Spending on AI Will Nearly Fourfold to $7.3 Billion by 2022

8 Feb 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that global retailer spending on AI will reach $7.3 billion per annum by 2022, up from an estimated $2 billion in 2018, as retailers target new avenues to increase personalisation of the customer experience.

Worldwide ICT Market Will Reach Almost $4 Trillion in 2018

Worldwide ICT Market Will Reach Almost $4 Trillion in 2018

7 Feb 2018 comment

Worldwide spending on information and communications technology (ICT) will be nearly $4.0 trillion in 2018, according to IDC.

Government CIOs Will Increase Spending on Cloud, Security and Analytics

Government CIOs Will Increase Spending on Cloud, Security and Analytics

6 Feb 2018 comment

Cloud solutions, cybersecurity and analytics are the top technologies targeted for new and additional spending by public sector CIOs in 2018, while data center infrastructure is the most commonly targeted for cost savings, according to a survey from Gartner.

Apple Passes Samsung in the Smartphone Market; Shipments Decline 6.3%

Apple Passes Samsung in the Smartphone Market; Shipments Decline 6.3%

6 Feb 2018 comment

A slower than expected 2017 holiday quarter closed out the year bringing minimal change to the worldwide smartphone market when compared to 2016, according to IDC.

IoT Spending in CEE Will Exceed $11 Billion in 2018

IoT Spending in CEE Will Exceed $11 Billion in 2018

5 Feb 2018 comment

Spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is forecast to reach $11.2 billion in 2018, an increase of 15.5% over the $9.7 billion recorded in 2017.

Apple Says `Small Percentage' of IPhone 7s Need Component Repair

Apple Says `Small Percentage' of IPhone 7s Need Component Repair

3 Feb 2018 comment

Apple Inc. said a “small percentage” of iPhone 7 smartphones may experience a component failure that makes it appear the phone isn’t connected to cellular networks even when service is available. Apple said it would repair affected devices at no charge, according to a news report by Bloomberg.

Global IT Spending Will Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2018

Global IT Spending Will Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2018

1 Feb 2018 comment

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.5 percent from 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

Device Shipments Will Increase 2.1% in 2018

Device Shipments Will Increase 2.1% in 2018

31 Jan 2018 comment

Worldwide shipments of devices, PCs, tablets and mobile phones, totaled 2.28 billion units in 2017, according to Gartner. Shipments are on course to reach 2.32 billion units in 2018, an increase of 2.1 percent.

Millennials Poised to Disrupt Authentication Landscape

Millennials Poised to Disrupt Authentication Landscape

31 Jan 2018 comment

IBM Security released a global study examining consumer perspectives around digital identity and authentication, which found that people now prioritize security over convenience when logging into applications and devices.

Blockchain Spending Will Grow to $9.2 Billion in 2021

Blockchain Spending Will Grow to $9.2 Billion in 2021

30 Jan 2018 comment

Worldwide spending on blockchain solutions is forecast to reach $2.1 billion in 2018, more than double the $945 million spent in 2017, according to IDC.

Average Smartphone Sale Price Sees Record Growth in 4Q17

Average Smartphone Sale Price Sees Record Growth in 4Q17

30 Jan 2018 comment

Global smartphone sales reached 397 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17), a one percent increase year-on-year, according to GfK.

Samsung and Apple Lead as Top Semiconductor Customers in 2017

Samsung and Apple Lead as Top Semiconductor Customers in 2017

29 Jan 2018 comment

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top two semiconductor chip buyers in 2017, representing 19.5 percent of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner.

CEE Telcos Continue to Seek Revenue Outside Their Core Business Area

CEE Telcos Continue to Seek Revenue Outside Their Core Business Area

29 Jan 2018 comment

According to new IDC data, due to the improved economic environment in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), revenues that telecommunications operators in the region generate from sales of telecom services have started to grow again.

Share of Spending on IT Infrastructure Continues to Shift to Cloud

Share of Spending on IT Infrastructure Continues to Shift to Cloud

27 Jan 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 $46.5 billion in 2017 with year-over-year growth of 20.9%.

Apple and Google Will Bring Social Payments to the Masses

Apple and Google Will Bring Social Payments to the Masses

26 Jan 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the global number of registered mobile domestic money transfer users is expected to reach 2.5 billion this year, up from an estimated 1.7 billion in 2016.

Hybrids Will Make Up Over 50% of Smartwatch Shipments by 2022

Hybrids Will Make Up Over 50% of Smartwatch Shipments by 2022

25 Jan 2018 comment

A new report by Juniper Research found that hybrid smartwatches such as Fossil Q and Nokia Steel, which appear to be analogue watches but integrate some smartwatch functionality, will make up over 50% of the smartwatches market in 2022.

Spending on Robotics and Drones Will Reach $103 Billion in 2018

Spending on Robotics and Drones Will Reach $103 Billion in 2018

25 Jan 2018 comment

New research by IDC forecasts worldwide spending on robotics and drones solutions will total $103.1 billion in 2018, an increase of 22.1% over 2017.