Analysis

85% Enterprises Will Have Started Windows 10 Deployments by End of 2017

85% Enterprises Will Have Started Windows 10 Deployments by End of 2017

28 Apr 2017 comment

Migration to Windows 10 is expected to be faster than previous operating system (OS) adoption, according to a survey by Gartner.

Smartphone Shipments up 4.3% in 1Q17

Smartphone Shipments up 4.3% in 1Q17

28 Apr 2017 comment

According to preliminary results from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, phone companies shipped a total of 347.4 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2017.

Digital Video Is a Rising Star in UK

Digital Video Is a Rising Star in UK

25 Apr 2017 comment

Digital video usage is becoming a significant part of UK adults’ media consumption. According to eMarketer’s first digital video viewing forecast, adults in the UK will spend an average of 53 minutes per day watching digital video this year, a tally more than double what it was five years ago.

EMEA Traditional PC Market Returning to Growth in 1Q17

EMEA Traditional PC Market Returning to Growth in 1Q17

25 Apr 2017 comment

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) continued to stabilize in the first quarter of 2017, with the market posting modest growth (1.6%) and totaling 17.4 million units, according to IDC.

Detection and Response is Top Security Priority in 2017

Detection and Response is Top Security Priority in 2017

21 Apr 2017 comment

Enterprises are transforming their security spending strategy in 2017, moving away from prevention-only approaches to focus more on detection and response, according to Gartner. Worldwide spending on information security is expected to reach $90 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.6 percent over 2016, and to top $113 billion by 2020.

Business IT Purchases to Grow Faster Than Those by IT Organizations

Business IT Purchases to Grow Faster Than Those by IT Organizations

19 Apr 2017 comment

Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide: Line of Business from IDC forecasts worldwide corporate IT spending funded by non-IT business units will reach $609 billion in 2017, an increase of 5.9% over 2016.

Worldwide Converged Systems Revenue Decreased 1.4% 4Q16

Worldwide Converged Systems Revenue Decreased 1.4% 4Q16

14 Apr 2017 comment

According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, the worldwide converged systems market revenues decreased 1.4% year over year to $3.09 billion during the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16). The market consumed 1.6 exabytes of new storage capacity during the quarter, which was up a moderate 4.0% compared to the same period a year ago.

Traditional PC Market Slightly Grew in 1Q17

Traditional PC Market Slightly Grew in 1Q17

13 Apr 2017 comment

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) totaled 60.3 million units in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17), posting year-over-year growth of 0.6%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker preliminary results.

Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 2.4% in 1Q17

Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 2.4% in 1Q17

12 Apr 2017 comment

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.2 million units in the first quarter of 2017, a 2.4 percent decline from the first quarter of 2016, according to preliminary results by Gartner. The first quarter of 2017 was the first time since 2007 that the PC market experienced shipments below 63 million units in a quarter.

Consumers Ready to Embrace AI and Robots for Healthcare

Consumers Ready to Embrace AI and Robots for Healthcare

11 Apr 2017 comment

According to a PwC study, a majority of consumers are willing to receive care from these advanced technologies, which have the potential to transform healthcare delivery to make it better, faster and more accessible for all.

Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Grow 1.4 Percent in 2017

Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Grow 1.4 Percent in 2017

11 Apr 2017 comment

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 1.4 percent increase from 2016, according to Gartner. This growth rate is down from the previous quarter's forecast of 2.7 percent, due in part to the rising U.S. dollar.

Spending on Cognitive and AI Systems Will Reach $12.5 Billion in 2017

Spending on Cognitive and AI Systems Will Reach $12.5 Billion in 2017

10 Apr 2017 comment

According to IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Cognitive Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide worldwide revenues for cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) systems will reach $12.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 59.3% over 2016.

3 Near-Future Solutions of AI E-Commerce

3 Near-Future Solutions of AI E-Commerce

10 Apr 2017 comment

The e-commerce industry produces vast amounts of data, which has had companies, merchants and distributors scrambling for Big Data solutions to make their data more valuable to their business.

Most Financial Services Companies Will Increase FinTech Partnerships

Most Financial Services Companies Will Increase FinTech Partnerships

7 Apr 2017 comment

A large majority of global banks, insurers and investment managers intend to increase their partnerships with FinTech companies over the next 3 - 5 years. They expect an average return on investment of 20% on their innovation projects, according to a new PwC report.

Worldwide Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending Grew 9.2% to $32.6 Billion

Worldwide Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending Grew 9.2% to $32.6 Billion

7 Apr 2017 comment

Vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew by 9.2% year over year to $32.6 billion in 2016, with vendor revenue for the fourth quarter (4Q16) growing at 7.3% to $9.2 billion, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker.

Western European Mobility Spending Forecast to Reach $225 Billion in 2017

Western European Mobility Spending Forecast to Reach $225 Billion in 2017

6 Apr 2017 comment

A new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Mobility Spending Guide from IDC forecasts that European mobility revenues are expected to reach $224.8 billion in 2017, with a marginal increase of 0.1% over 2016.

IT Decision-Makers Are Challenged to Find Qualified Professionals in Three Areas

IT Decision-Makers Are Challenged to Find Qualified Professionals in Three Areas

5 Apr 2017 comment

More than 14,000 IT and business professionals worldwide who participated in Global Knowledge’s 10th annual IT Skills and Salary Survey confirmed that individuals and organizations benefit from IT certification, participants identified increased productivity and earning potential, fewer skills gaps and faster troubleshooting as benefits of certification.

A Massive Shift to Hybrid Infrastructure Services Is Underway

A Massive Shift to Hybrid Infrastructure Services Is Underway

5 Apr 2017 comment

The growth of cloud and industrialized services and the decline of traditional data center outsourcing (DCO) indicate a massive shift toward hybrid infrastructure services, according to Gartner.

UK Consumer Confidence stays at -6 in March

UK Consumer Confidence stays at -6 in March

4 Apr 2017 comment

GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index for the UK remains stable at -6 in March. Three of the five measures stayed at the same level and two measures saw increases. The Overall Index Score in March was -6, the same level as the previous month.

BDA Revenue in Western Europe Will Reach $34.1 Billion in 2017

BDA Revenue in Western Europe Will Reach $34.1 Billion in 2017

4 Apr 2017 comment

IDC Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide forecasts that Western European revenues for Big Data and business analytics (BDA) will reach $34.1billion in 2017, an increase of 10.4% over 2016.

Worldwide Spending on Security Will Reach $81.7 Billion in 2017

Worldwide Spending on Security Will Reach $81.7 Billion in 2017

3 Apr 2017 comment

A new update to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Security Spending Guide forecasts worldwide revenues for security-related hardware, software, and services will reach $81.7 billion in 2017, an increase of 8.2% over 2016.

Over 5 Million Printing Devices Sold in Central and Eastern Europe in 2016

Over 5 Million Printing Devices Sold in Central and Eastern Europe in 2016

31 Mar 2017 comment

According to the IDC Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker  for the fourth quarter of 2016 (Q4 2016), the printer and multifunctional peripheral (MFP) market in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region grew 1.9% in unit terms in 2016. This represents the first positive development since 2011, when the printing market started to decline.

Digital Poised to Overtake Traditional Media Ad Spending in Ireland

Digital Poised to Overtake Traditional Media Ad Spending in Ireland

31 Mar 2017 comment

This year will mark a major milestone for ad spending in Ireland, as digital surpasses all other forms of marketing for the first time, according to eMarketer’s latest ad spending forecasts.

Higher Inflation Dampens Consumer Climate in Germany

Higher Inflation Dampens Consumer Climate in Germany

30 Mar 2017 comment

Consumer sentiment in Germany sends mixed signals in March, according to new GfK study. While economic expectation and the propensity to buy picked up again after a decline in the previous month, income expectations fell slightly. Because propensity to save also rose again in March, the consumer climate prognosis in April is 9.8 points, and thus slightly lower than the 10.0 points in March.

What Creates Competition in Telecom Market

What Creates Competition in Telecom Market

29 Mar 2017 comment

Telecom operators, regulators and competition authorities need to update their knowledge of what creates competition in the market, according to Strand Consult’s report. Consolidation in the telecom market is heating up around the world, particularly in Europe.

Big Data and Business Analytics Revenues Will Reach $150.8 Billion in 2017

Big Data and Business Analytics Revenues Will Reach $150.8 Billion in 2017

29 Mar 2017 comment

A new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide from IDC forecasts worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics (BDA) will reach $150.8 billion in 2017, an increase of 12.4% over 2016.

Data Center Colocation Market in APAC to Grow at a CAGR Over 16%

Data Center Colocation Market in APAC to Grow at a CAGR Over 16%

28 Mar 2017 comment

Data center colocation market in APAC is about to grow at a CAGR of more than 16% during the forecast period, according to the latest report published in latest forecast made by Technavio market research analysts.

EMEA Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Market Declines 6% in 4Q16

EMEA Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Market Declines 6% in 4Q16

27 Mar 2017 comment

EMEA purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) vendor revenues declined 6% year over year to reach $254 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker.

Deep Learning Ads That React To Human Desires

Deep Learning Ads That React To Human Desires

27 Mar 2017 comment

AI has forever changed digital advertising. As marketers, it already allows us to decide how to best engage potential customers and markets like never before. But there’s room to grow.

Majority of Internet Users Read Books Daily or at Least Once a Week

Majority of Internet Users Read Books Daily or at Least Once a Week

25 Mar 2017 comment

A 17-country report just released by global market analysts GfK, shows that 30 percent of the international online population read books “every day or most days”. This is lead by China at 36 percent, closely followed by Spain and the UK at 32 percent each.