Analysis

Government CIOs Spend 21% of Their IT Budget on Digital Initiatives

Government CIOs Spend 21% of Their IT Budget on Digital Initiatives

12 May 2017 comment

Top-performing organizations in the private and public sectors, on average, spend a greater proportion of their IT budgets on digital initiatives (33 percent) than government organizations (21 percent), according to a global survey of CIOs by Gartner.

42% of CEOs Have Begun Digital Business Transformation

42% of CEOs Have Begun Digital Business Transformation

11 May 2017 comment

An unsettled global political environment has not shifted CEOs' focus on profits and growth in 2017. Growth is the No. 1 business priority for 58 percent of CEOs, according to a recent survey of 388 CEOs by Gartner.

Digital Banking More Widespread in France than US

Digital Banking More Widespread in France than US

11 May 2017 comment

The majority of France’s internet users will bank online in 2017, according to eMarketer’s first-ever forecast of digital banking in the country.

Gartner: Organizations Are Unprepared for the GDPR

Gartner: Organizations Are Unprepared for the GDPR

9 May 2017 comment

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have a global impact when it goes into effect on May 25, 2018, according to Gartner. They predict that by the end of 2018, more than 50 percent of companies affected by the GDPR will not be in full compliance with its requirements.

Worldwide Tablet Shipments Decline 8.5% in the First Quarter

Worldwide Tablet Shipments Decline 8.5% in the First Quarter

8 May 2017 comment

The worldwide tablet market once again contracted in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17) with total shipments of 36.2 million, a year-over-year decline of 8.5%, according to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.

Huawei Overtakes OPPO on Chinese Smartphone Market in 1Q17

Huawei Overtakes OPPO on Chinese Smartphone Market in 1Q17

5 May 2017 comment

104.1 million smartphones were shipped to China in 1Q17, according to IDC. This was a mere 1% year-on-year (YoY) growth, in part the result of high inventory from the previous quarter.

AIM Software Revenue Will Reach $27 Billion in 2017

AIM Software Revenue Will Reach $27 Billion in 2017

3 May 2017 comment

The worldwide application integration and middleware (AIM) software market continues to grow faster than the overall infrastructure software market, with revenue on pace to surpass $27 billion in 2017, an increase of 7 percent from 2016, according to Gartner.

Networking Market in APeJ Posted a Growth of 7.4% in 4Q16

Networking Market in APeJ Posted a Growth of 7.4% in 4Q16

3 May 2017 comment

According to IDC’s APeJ Quarterly Switch and Router tracker, the Ethernet Switch market witnessed a year-on-year growth of 21% (in vendor Revenue) and stood at $ 131.23 million. The Router market witnessed a year-on-year decline of 4% and stood at USD 69.2 million USD in terms of vendor revenue.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Revenue Grew 11% in 2016

Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Revenue Grew 11% in 2016

2 May 2017 comment

Worldwide semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment (WFE) revenue totaled $37.4 billion in 2016, an 11.3 percent increase from 2015, according to final results by Gartner.

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.