Analysis

CEE and Notebooks, Main Drivers of the EMEA PC Market Recovery

CEE and Notebooks, Main Drivers of the EMEA PC Market Recovery

21 Jul 2017 comment

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks and workstations) continued to improve in the second quarter of 2017, with a stable performance of -0.6%. A total of 15.9 million units were shipped, according to IDC.

Worldwide Spending on Robotics Will Accelerate Over the Next Five Years

Worldwide Spending on Robotics Will Accelerate Over the Next Five Years

20 Jul 2017 comment

According to IDC, worldwide purchases of robotics, including drones and robotics-related hardware, software and services, will total $97.2 billion in 2017, an increase of 17.9% over 2016.

Women Outperform Men in Seed Crowdfunding

Women Outperform Men in Seed Crowdfunding

19 Jul 2017 comment

New report by PwC and The Crowdfunding Centre shows that while more men use seed crowdfunding than women, women are more successful in reaching their finance goals than men in all sectors and geographic regions across the globe.

Telecommunications and Utilities Lead Digitalization Investment in CEE

Telecommunications and Utilities Lead Digitalization Investment in CEE

19 Jul 2017 comment

IDC's recent study shows very dynamic spending growth among telcos and utility firms, which will reach $11.69 billion in 2018 for the two sectors combined)and will record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3% through 2021.

Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Grow 2.4 Percent in 2017

Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Grow 2.4 Percent in 2017

18 Jul 2017 comment

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.4 percent increase from 2016, according to Gartner. This growth rate is up from the previous quarter's forecast of 1.4 percent, due to the U.S. dollar decline against many foreign currencies.

PC Shipments Declined 4.3 Percent in 2Q17

PC Shipments Declined 4.3 Percent in 2Q17

17 Jul 2017 comment

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 61.1 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 4.3 percent decline from the second quarter of 2016, according to preliminary results by Gartner.

Western European HCP Market in 2017 Starts with Weak Results

Western European HCP Market in 2017 Starts with Weak Results

17 Jul 2017 comment

According to research by IDC, the Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market declined by 0.9% in unit terms in 1Q17 compared with the same period a year ago. There were negative sales performances in both inkjet and laser markets for units, but value for the laser market was actually up.

Worldwide IT Spending Set to Rebound in Second Half of 2017

Worldwide IT Spending Set to Rebound in Second Half of 2017

14 Jul 2017 comment

Worldwide IT spending is expected to increase by 4.5% in 2017 in constant currency terms, a significant improvement on last year’s growth of 2.5%, with stronger upgrade cycles for infrastructure and mobile devices leading the improvement in the second half of the year.

The Number of Smart Homes in Europe and North America Reached 30.3 Million in 2016

The Number of Smart Homes in Europe and North America Reached 30.3 Million in 2016

14 Jul 2017 comment

According to a new research report from Berg Insight, the number smart homes in Europe and North America reached 30.3 million in 2016.

Traditional PC Market Fares Slightly Better Than Expectations in 2Q17

Traditional PC Market Fares Slightly Better Than Expectations in 2Q17

13 Jul 2017 comment

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) totaled 60.5 million units in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), posting a year-on-year decline of 3.3%, according to IDC.

Mobile Drives Growth of Online Travel Bookings

Mobile Drives Growth of Online Travel Bookings

12 Jul 2017 comment

As the summer travel season officially gets under way, a growing number of Americans will use their smartphones and tablets to book a trip, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast on digital and mobile travel. This year, digital travel sales in the US will reach $189.62 billion, 40.0% of which will come from mobile devices.

Worldwide Enterprise WLAN Market Sees Moderate Growth in 1Q17

Worldwide Enterprise WLAN Market Sees Moderate Growth in 1Q17

11 Jul 2017 comment

The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments decreased 0.8% year over year in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17), finishing at $2.15 billion. According to results published in the IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker, the enterprise segment grew 4.4% year over year in 1Q17 to reach $1.24 billion.

Contextual and Value-Centric Insurance Critical to Meet Customer Expectations

Contextual and Value-Centric Insurance Critical to Meet Customer Expectations

10 Jul 2017 comment

A new study by IDC discusses how the insurance industry's digital mission is driven by the challenges facing existing business models from the change in expectations of customers and partners, technology innovations, regulatory demands, and sociopolitical and economic disruptions.

Appointing a Digital Leader is a Way to Thrive in the Digital Revolution

Appointing a Digital Leader is a Way to Thrive in the Digital Revolution

7 Jul 2017 comment

19% of the world’s top 2,500 companies have appointed an executive, commonly known as a Chief Digital Officer (CDO), to oversee the digital transformation of their business, according to the results of a new study about the role from Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting business.

Worldwide Device Shipments Will Decline 0.3 Percent in 2017

Worldwide Device Shipments Will Decline 0.3 Percent in 2017

6 Jul 2017 comment

Worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets and smartphones are expected to exceed 2.3 billion units in 2017, a decline of 0.3 percent from 2016, according to Gartner. The market is forecast to return to growth in 2018 with a 1.6 percent increase in shipments.

Infrastructure for Public Cloud Will Be Fastest Growing Segment in 2017

Infrastructure for Public Cloud Will Be Fastest Growing Segment in 2017

6 Jul 2017 comment

According to a new forecast from the IDC , total spending on IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switches) for deployment in cloud environments will increase 12.4% year over year in 2017 to $40.1 billion.

Worldwide Cloud IT Infrastructure Revenues Grew 14.9% in 1Q017

Worldwide Cloud IT Infrastructure Revenues Grew 14.9% in 1Q017

5 Jul 2017 comment

According to the IDC study, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew 14.9% year over year in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17), reaching $8 billion.

Worldwide Converged Systems Revenue Increased 4.6% in 1Q17

Worldwide Converged Systems Revenue Increased 4.6% in 1Q17

4 Jul 2017 comment

According to the new IDC study, the worldwide converged systems market revenues increased 4.6% year over year to $2.67 billion during the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17). The market consumed 1.48 exabytes of new storage capacity during the quarter, which was up only 7.1% compared to the same period a year ago.

The Number of Enterprise Mobile Apps Is Not Accelerating

The Number of Enterprise Mobile Apps Is Not Accelerating

3 Jul 2017 comment

More than a quarter of enterprises globally have not built, customized or virtualized any mobile apps in the last 12 months, according to the latest mobile app survey by Gartner.

Worldwide Wearables Market to Nearly Double by 2021

Worldwide Wearables Market to Nearly Double by 2021

3 Jul 2017 comment

As the wearables market transforms, total shipment volumes are expected to maintain their forward momentum. According to data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, vendors will ship a total of 125.5 million wearable devices this year, marking a 20.4% increase from 2016.

Worldwide 3D Printer Shipments Up Again in 2016

Worldwide 3D Printer Shipments Up Again in 2016

30 Jun 2017 comment

The IDC Worldwide 3D Printer Shipment Tracker found that 3D printer shipments increased 29% in 2016 while revenue grew by more than 18% year over year in 2016.

Annual ICT Spending to Reach $5.5 Trillion by 2020

Annual ICT Spending to Reach $5.5 Trillion by 2020

30 Jun 2017 comment

The growth of new technologies including the IoT, Robotics, and AR/VR will drive the next wave of growth in the ICT industry, enlarging the overall market opportunity to $5.5 trillion by 2020, according to the new IDC Worldwide Black Book: 3rd Platform Edition.

EMEA Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Market Declines 12% in 1Q17

EMEA Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Market Declines 12% in 1Q17

29 Jun 2017 comment

EMEA purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) vendor revenues declined 12% year over year to reach $191 million in the first quarter of 2017, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker.

Spending on IoT in CEE to Reach Nearly $27 Billion in 2021

Spending on IoT in CEE to Reach Nearly $27 Billion in 2021

29 Jun 2017 comment

A new update from IDC  forecasts spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to grow 20.6% year on year in 2017, reaching just over $12 billion. By 2021, CEE IoT spending is expected to total nearly $27 billion.

Worldwide Spending on the IoT Forecast to Reach $1.4 Trillion in 2021

Worldwide Spending on the IoT Forecast to Reach $1.4 Trillion in 2021

28 Jun 2017 comment

A new update from IDC forecasts worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) to grow 16.7% year over year in 2017, reaching just over $800 billion. By 2021, global IoT spending is expected to total nearly $1.4 trillion.

1Q17 EMEA Server Spending Declines by 12.7% YoY, says IDC

1Q17 EMEA Server Spending Declines by 12.7% YoY, says IDC

28 Jun 2017 comment

IDC Server Tracker shows that in the first quarter of 2017 the EMEA server market reported a year-on-year (YoY) decline in vendor revenues of 12.7% to $2.7 billion and a YoY decrease of 1.4% in units shipped to just over 530,000.

AI to Drive GDP Gains of $15.7 trillion

AI to Drive GDP Gains of $15.7 trillion

27 Jun 2017 comment

Global GDP will be 14% higher in 2030 as a result of AI, the equivalent of an additional $15.7 trillion. This makes it the biggest commercial opportunity in today’s fast changing economy according to new research by PwC.

Global Language Processing Market to Grow Over 13% a Year Until 2021.

Global Language Processing Market to Grow Over 13% a Year Until 2021.

22 Jun 2017 comment

Technavio analysts forecast the global language processing market to grow at a CAGR of over 13% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global language processing market for 2017-2021.

Qubit Releases Data on More Than 2 Billion User Journeys

Qubit Releases Data on More Than 2 Billion User Journeys

21 Jun 2017 comment

Qubit has released the results of an analysis of more than two billion user journeys and 120 million purchases to determine the potential revenue uplift that ecommerce businesses can expect from specific optimization techniques.

Worldwide Shipments of AR and VR Headsets Expected to Grow at 58% CAGR

Worldwide Shipments of AR and VR Headsets Expected to Grow at 58% CAGR

21 Jun 2017 comment

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) continue to gain momentum in the mainstream tech media. According to recent forecast data from the International Data Corporation (IDC). AR and VR headsets collectively are expected to grow at a very strong pace from just under 10 million units in 2016 to just shy of 100 million units in 2021, with a 5-year CAGR of 57.7%.