By 2020, half of all the smart city objectives will include climate change, resilience and sustainability key performance indicators (KPIs), according to Gartner. Cities are defining new objectives and placing them into tangible programs. This creates measurable outcomes that meet the targets agreed upon at the COP 21 in Paris to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
CIOs must work constantly with their IT leadership teams and the agency leadership in four areas to keep their digital government program on track and aligned with expected organizational outcomes, according to Gartner. "Digital government failures or even minor setbacks may drive a risk-averse government to take a step back at the exact time it should be making bold digital investments," said Dean Lacheca, research director at Gartner.
Marketing budgets are continuing to rise, according to a survey of marketing executives by Gartner. The survey showed that marketing budgets increased to 12 percent of company revenue in 2016, from 11 percent in 2015. Fifty-seven percent of marketing leaders surveyed expect their budgets will increase further in 2017. However, 14 percent of marketers say they are bracing for budget cuts, up from 3 percent just two years ago.
The worldwide tablet market continued its slump as vendors shipped 43 million units in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), a year-over-year decline of 14.7%, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. In contrast to the annual decline, 3Q16 shipments were up 9.8% over the second quarter of 2016 as the larger vendors prepared for the holiday quarter.
The first Worldwide Semiannual Security Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC) confirms strong growth in European companies' security-related spending across hardware, software, and services. The Western European market will grow from $19.5 billion in 2016 to $26.4 billion in 2020, generating a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8% over the five-year forecast period, more than twice as fast as the overall IT market in the region.
In 2020, more than 50 billion devices will be connected worldwide, enabling unparalleled access to real-time data and insights. This dramatic shift is fueling a smart and connected revolution, with the potential to disrupt industries and transform the world as we know it today.
Gartner forecasts that IT spending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will total $1.25 trillion in 2017, a 1.9 percent increase from 2016. IT spending across all the constituent regions of EMEA will be almost flat in 2016, increasing 0.6 percent year on year. Across all the countries of EMEA, spending on devices is expected to decline and to be the main contributor to an overall slowdown in IT spending in 2016.
According to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Services Tracker, IT Services and Business Services revenues are poised to pass the $1 trillion mark for the first time in 2018. Worldwide services spending totals for 2016 are expected to stay within the $900 billion range and by 2020 expected to near $1.1 trillion.
By 2020, smart machines will be a top five investment priority for more than 30 percent of CIOs, according to Gartner. With smart machines moving towards fully autonomous operation for the first time, balancing the need to exercise control versus the drive to realize benefits is crucial. Presenting Maverick research findings at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Australia, Brian Prentice, research vice president at Gartner, said Google’s self-driving car project is a perfect example of why pursuing full autonomy may be neither possible nor desirable in smart machines.
International Data Corporation (IDC) released the results of a 2016 IDC Innovators study assessing self-service data preparation software vendors. In this research, IDC highlighted three emerging self-service data preparation companies as IDC Innovators for 2016: Paxata, Trifacta, and Unifi Software.
As with many new technology trends, certain assumptions and hype emerge that can influence buyer behavior and lead to poor decisions. Gartner has identified seven of the most common flawed assumptions in the hyperconverged integrated systems (HCIS) market.
Gartner's "Hype Cycle for Digital Marketing and Advertising, 2016" study reveals the key forces that are driving the evolution of marketing and advertising technologies. The convergence of marketing technology (Martech) and advertising technology (Adtech), event-triggered and real-time marketing techniques, personalization, and the use of contextual clues are the four key forces that point to a data-centric future for marketers.
Today's IT organizations are divided into two camps: those that thrive by effectively leveraging digital technologies, new business models, and entrepreneurial cultures; and those that are saddled by technical debt, plodding business processes, and lack of a digitally-fueled vision for the future. To help CIOs and IT executives successfully lead their organizations through accelerating digital transformation, International Data Corporation unveiled IDC FutureScape: Worldwide CIO Agenda 2017 Predictions.
Singles’ Day is a highly anticipated sales event in China, equivalent to that of the Black Friday in the west. While the actual sale is supposed to take place on 11 November (11.11, hence the name Singles’ Day), key eTailers such as JD.com, Tmall and Suning actually start their promotions from 1 November onwards. Competition is so intense that most device vendors have formed a marketing team just for this sale, and will be camping in the offices of Tmall and JD.com on 10/11 November so that they can make quick changes to their strategies to compete with other vendors.
Results from a recent International Data Corporation (IDC) survey, U.S. Smartphone Owners' Reaction to Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall, show that Samsung faces some short-term challenges but nothing that will darken its long-term prospects.
Widespread adoption of cognitive systems and artificial intelligence (AI) across a broad range of industries will drive worldwide revenues from nearly $8.0 billion in 2016 to more than $47 billion in 2020. According to a new Worldwide Semiannual Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC), the market for cognitive/AI solutions will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 55.1% over the 2016-2020 forecast period.
According to IDC’s latest Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the China smartphone market grew 5.8% YoY and 3.6% QoQ in the third quarter of 2016, with OPPO and vivo overtaking Huawei for the first time in the market. OPPO and vivo rose because the Chinese market has evolved beyond operator and online driven channels over to an offline structure that dovetails with OPPO and vivo’s strengths.
According to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics (BDA) will grow from $130.10 billion in 2016 to more than $203 billion in 2020. IDC's Spending Guides offer greater insight into key technology markets by providing expanded revenue detail by technology, industry, and geography
According to preliminary results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 362.9 million smartphones worldwide in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16). Despite the recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, volumes were up 1.0% compared to 3Q15 when vendors shipped 359.3 million units. Sequentially, shipments grew 5.3% from 344.7 million in the second quarter of 2016.
According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) WW Quarterly Cloud Infrastructure Tracker, IT infrastructure spending (server, disk storage, and Ethernet switch) for public and private cloud in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) grew by 37.4 % year-on-year to reach $1.4 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2016.
According to the latest IDC forecast, detachables, convertibles, and ultraslim notebooks will continue their expansion and are expected to account for approximately 40% of the total PC and tablet market in Western Europe by 2020. IDC projects continued double-digit YoY growth in 2016 across all three form factors, with ultraslims expected to grow 14.2%, convertibles 20.7%, and detachables to near double with over 80% growth in 2016 YoY.
AT&T’s planned takeover of Time Warner mirrors Comcast’s successful acquisition of NBC Universal, but the new pairing may face a rockier path through Washington as Democratic and Republican presidential contenders, along with key lawmakers, express skepticism, according to Bloomberg.
PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) performed above expectations, reaching 17.9 million units and posting a 3.3% YoY decrease in 2016Q3, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). Notebook shipments increased by 0.7%, supported by interest in new thin and light solutions from Western European enterprises and by political stabilization in the Middle East and Africa.
According to GfK Consumer Climate Europe study, top transnational issue in the third quarter, especially at the beginning, was the British people's decision to leave the EU. It was otherwise mainly country-specific themes that dominated discussions in the individual European countries.
Over 2bn mobile users will have used their devices for banking purposes by the end of 2021, compared to 1.2bn this year globally, according to the new analysis done by Juniper Research. Growth in mobile banking is being driven by consumer adoption of banking apps the changing way consumers manage their finances.
As digitalization matures, enterprises are increasingly finding themselves part of a digital ecosystem — a grouping of enterprises, competitors, customers, regulators and other stakeholders that exchange information and interact electronically. Gartner, Inc.'s annual global survey of CIOs showed that, despite only a modest increase in the enterprise IT budget (2.2 percent globally), spend on digitalization is on the rise.
The first Worldwide Semiannual Security Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts worldwide revenues for security-related hardware, software, and services will grow from $73.7 billion in 2016 to $101.6 billion in 2020. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3%, more than twice the rate of overall IT spending growth, over the five-year forecast period. The new spending guide expands on IDC's previous security forecasts by offering greater detail on spending by geography, industry, and technology.
Technology indeed shapes both the habits of today's consumers and the sellers' business processes, and now, more than ever, it directly influences our purchasing decisions. The first example is e-commerce or online shopping, the channel that brought about the most significant changes in the way we buy, ever since the aforementioned first supermarket in Memphis.
The worldwide Ethernet switch market recorded $5.97 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 3.0% year over year, according to a new IDC study. Meanwhile, the worldwide total enterprise and service provider router market finished at $3.67 billion in revenue in 2Q16, declining 2.0% on a year-over-year basis.
The total worldwide PC monitor market shipped more than 30 million units in the second quarter of 2016 up 4.9% year over year and 4.6% quarter over quarter, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker.