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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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%.