Analysis

Smartphone Average Price Sees Record Year-on-year Growth in 3Q17

Smartphone Average Price Sees Record Year-on-year Growth in 3Q17

26 Oct 2017 comment

Global smartphone demand reached 367 million units in 3Q17, up 3% year-on-year. This is the highest 3Q tracked by GfK, in terms of absolute demand, despite moderate growth.

IDC: EMEA Traditional PC Market Stabilizes

IDC: EMEA Traditional PC Market Stabilizes

25 Oct 2017 comment

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) was almost flat in the third quarter of 2017, with the market remaining slightly negative (-0.5%) and totaling 17.7 million units, according to IDC.

Gartner Survey Confirms the Changing Role of the CIOs

Gartner Survey Confirms the Changing Role of the CIOs

25 Oct 2017 comment

Gartner's annual global survey of CIOs showed that the CIO role is transitioning from delivery executive to business executive, from controlling cost and engineering processes, to driving revenue and exploiting data.

Digital Advertising Spending Will Reach $420 billion, Despite Impact of Ad-blockers

Digital Advertising Spending Will Reach $420 billion, Despite Impact of Ad-blockers

24 Oct 2017 comment

A new report from Juniper Research has found that digital advertising spend will grow by 18% CAGR over the next five years, rising from $184 billion in 2017 to $420 billion in 2022.

Converged Systems Revenue Increased 6.2% in 2Q17

Converged Systems Revenue Increased 6.2% in 2Q17

23 Oct 2017 comment

According to IDC, worldwide converged systems vendor revenues increased 6.2% year over year to $3.15 billion during the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17). The market consumed 1.78 exabytes of new storage capacity during the quarter, which was up 5.6% compared to the same period a year ago.

Public Cloud Services Revenue Will Reach $260 Billion in 2017

Public Cloud Services Revenue Will Reach $260 Billion in 2017

23 Oct 2017 comment

The worldwide public cloud services market revenue is projected to grow 18.5 percent in 2017 to total $260.2 billion, up from $219.6 billion in 2016, according to Gartner.

EU Consumer Confidence at Highest Level in Over Nine Years

EU Consumer Confidence at Highest Level in Over Nine Years

20 Oct 2017 comment

Consumer sentiment within the EU 28 has continued its upward trend in the third quarter of this year, finishing on 20.9 points, according to GfK. This is up from 19.1 points at the end of Q2 and now stands at a level not seen since the end of 2007.

Organisations are Failing to Prepare Effectively for Cyberattacks

Organisations are Failing to Prepare Effectively for Cyberattacks

20 Oct 2017 comment

Massive cybersecurity breaches have become almost commonplace, regularly grabbing headlines that alarm consumers and leaders. But for all of the attention such incidents have attracted in recent years, many organisations worldwide still struggle to comprehend and manage emerging cyber risks in an increasingly complex digital society.

New Technologies Will Drive ICT Spending Over the Next Five Years

New Technologies Will Drive ICT Spending Over the Next Five Years

19 Oct 2017 comment

Worldwide ICT spending is set to accelerate over the next five years, thanks to the growth of new technologies including IoT, robotics, AR/VR, cognitive computing and AI. While IDC forecasts traditional ICT spending to lag GDP growth by 2020, total ICT spending including these new categories will return to growth rates double that of the global economy.

Device Shipments Will Increase 2% in 2018

Device Shipments Will Increase 2% in 2018

18 Oct 2017 comment

Worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets and smartphones are predicted to exceed 2.35 billion units in 2018, an increase of 2% from 2017, according to Gartner. This would be the highest year-over-year growth since 2015. The misconception persists that the world has gone mobile and relies solely on smartphones.

The Installed Base of Service Robots Will Reach 264 Million by 2026

The Installed Base of Service Robots Will Reach 264 Million by 2026

18 Oct 2017 comment

According to a new research report from Berg Insight, the installed base of service robots reached 29.6 million worldwide at the end of 2016. The global service robot market is dominated by three segments that together accounted for a majority of the global installed base at the end of 2016.

IDC Uncovers What is Driving Enterprise SD-WAN Deployments

IDC Uncovers What is Driving Enterprise SD-WAN Deployments

17 Oct 2017 comment

Software-defined networking has moved out to the enterprise branch. A special study from IDC highlights results from an extensive worldwide SD-WAN survey and finds that "bandwidth optimization", "consistent application security", "integration with existing WANs", and "improved automation and self-provisioning" were the top four motivators considering SD-WAN adoption.

Three Keys for Organizations to Gain Value From Information

Three Keys for Organizations to Gain Value From Information

17 Oct 2017 comment

In the current information-driven society and increasingly digitalized world, Gartner says that sentiments are shifting from the economics of tangible assets to the economics of information, "infonomics", and other intangible assets.

Semiconductor Revenue Will Reach $411 Billion in 2017

Semiconductor Revenue Will Reach $411 Billion in 2017

16 Oct 2017 comment

Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $411.1 billion in 2017, an increase of 19.7 percent from 2016, according to Gartner. This represents the strongest growth since the 2010 recovery from the financial crisis when revenue increased by 31.8 percent.

How Drones Are Reshaping the Power and Utilities Sector

How Drones Are Reshaping the Power and Utilities Sector

16 Oct 2017 comment

The global market in drone-powered solutions for the power and utilities industries is worth as much as US$9.46 billion a year, PwC estimates in a new report. The study illustrates how creative uses of unmanned aerial vehicles are disrupting the way companies build, operate and maintain their networks.

TV in 2020: 50% of Viewing Will Be Mobile

TV in 2020: 50% of Viewing Will Be Mobile

13 Oct 2017 comment

Ericsson unveiled its eighth edition of its annual ConsumerLab TV and Media report, which details the massive growth in TV and video viewing and the ongoing shift in the way consumers watch content.

Young Workers Face Increased Challenges in an Age of Automation

Young Workers Face Increased Challenges in an Age of Automation

13 Oct 2017 comment

According to PwC Young Workers Index study for 2017, that the proportion of young workers not in education, employment or training (NEET) is back down to its pre-crisis levels of around 17% on average across the OECD. However, youth unemployment levels remain high in many countries, notably in Southern Europe.

IDC: Traditional PC Market Continued to Stabilize in 3Q17

IDC: Traditional PC Market Continued to Stabilize in 3Q17

12 Oct 2017 comment

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) totaled 67.2 million units in the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17), which translates into a slight year-over-year decline of 0.5%, according to preliminary results by IDC.

Gartner: Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 3.6% in 3Q17

Gartner: Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 3.6% in 3Q17

12 Oct 2017 comment

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 67 million units in the third quarter of 2017, a 3.6 percent decline from the third quarter of 2016, according to preliminary results by Gartner. This is the 12th consecutive quarter of declining PC shipments.

Cloud IT Infrastructure Revenues Grow 25.8% in 2Q17

Cloud IT Infrastructure Revenues Grow 25.8% in 2Q17

11 Oct 2017 comment

According to IDC, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew 25.8% year over year in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), reaching $12.3 billion.

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

11 Oct 2017 comment

Gartner highlighted the top strategic technology trends that will impact most organizations in 2018. They define a strategic technology trend as one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and use, or which are rapidly growing trends with a high degree of volatility reaching tipping points over the next five years.

Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users

Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users

10 Oct 2017 comment

Gartner revealed its top predictions for IT organizations and users in 2018 and beyond. These predictions will enable organizations to move beyond thinking about mere notions of technology adoption to focus on the issues that surround what it really means to be human in the digital world.

Many Customers Could Walk Away in the Event of a Major Data Breach

Many Customers Could Walk Away in the Event of a Major Data Breach

10 Oct 2017 comment

As the Data Protection Bill receives its second reading, research from Baringa Partners reveals companies risk losing up to 55% of customers if they suffer a significant personal data leak, according to Baringa Partners. The research, which investigates consumer attitudes towards data protection, is particularly timely given the expected rise in reported data breaches under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Worldwide IaaS Public Cloud Services Market Grew 31% in 2016

Worldwide IaaS Public Cloud Services Market Grew 31% in 2016

9 Oct 2017 comment

The worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) public cloud market grew 31 percent in 2016 to total $22.1 billion, up from $16.8 billion in 2015, according to Gartner. Amazon was the No. 1 vendor in the IaaS market in 2016, followed by Microsoft and Alibaba.

Spending on Cognitive and AI Systems Will Reach $57.6 Billion in 2021

Spending on Cognitive and AI Systems Will Reach $57.6 Billion in 2021

9 Oct 2017 comment

Worldwide spending on cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) systems is forecast to reach $57.6 billion in 2021, according to IDC.

Gartner Reveals the 2017 Hype Cycle for Data Management

Gartner Reveals the 2017 Hype Cycle for Data Management

6 Oct 2017 comment

As data becomes ever more distributed across multiple systems, organizations have to cope with increasingly complex ecosystems and digital business requirements. The Gartner Hype Cycle for Data Management helps CIOs, chief data officers (CDOs) and other senior data and analytics leaders understand the maturity of the data management technologies they are evaluating to provide a cohesive data management ecosystem in their organizations.

Software-Defined Storage Will Generate Revenues of $16.2 Billion in 2021

Software-Defined Storage Will Generate Revenues of $16.2 Billion in 2021

6 Oct 2017 comment

Software-defined storage (SDS) is one of several new technologies that are rapidly penetrating the IT infrastructure of enterprises and cloud service providers, according to IDC.

German Consumer Climate Declines Slightly

German Consumer Climate Declines Slightly

5 Oct 2017 comment

Excellent consumer sentiment in Germany will not continue unabated in September. Both income expectations and propensity to buy decreased.

Global IT Spending to Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2018

Global IT Spending to Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2018

5 Oct 2017 comment

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.3 percent from 2017 estimated spending of $3.5 trillion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

External Storage Market Declines in EMEA in 2Q17

External Storage Market Declines in EMEA in 2Q17

4 Oct 2017 comment

Total EMEA external storage systems value fell by 2.9% in dollars in the second quarter of 2017 but remained fairly flat at -0.1% in euros, according to IDC.