Analysis

Worldwide IoT Security Spending Will Reach $1.5 Billion in 2018

Worldwide IoT Security Spending Will Reach $1.5 Billion in 2018

29 Mar 2018 comment

A recent CEB, now Gartner, survey found that nearly 20 percent of organizations observed at least one IoT-based attack in the past three years.

Smartwatches Will Have More Than Just Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Smartwatches Will Have More Than Just Fifteen Minutes of Fame

29 Mar 2018 comment

Worldwide shipments of wearable devices is on track to grow 15.1% in 2018, totaling 132.9 million units over the course of the year, according to IDC.

Consumers Worry that Privacy Invasions May Lead to a Loss of Civil Rights

Consumers Worry that Privacy Invasions May Lead to a Loss of Civil Rights

28 Mar 2018 comment

A new report released by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) shows that consumers around the world perceive wide ranging risks in how their personal information is collected and shared with third parties.

Over a Third of Marketers Still Don’t Understand GDPR

Over a Third of Marketers Still Don’t Understand GDPR

28 Mar 2018 comment

With less than three months to go until the implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), new research has revealed that over a third of marketers across Europe and the US still don’t understand the changes or the impact it will have on their businesses.

Connected Clothing Will Become $1 Billion Industry in 2020

Connected Clothing Will Become $1 Billion Industry in 2020

27 Mar 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the wearables market has begun to shift away from wrist-based devices such as smartwatches and fitness trackers, with other device categories forecast to grow much faster.

EMEA Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Market Declined in 4Q17

EMEA Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Market Declined in 4Q17

27 Mar 2018 comment

EMEA purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) vendor revenues declined 9.5% year over year to reach $233.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to IDC.

Cyber Threats Marked as Top Risk for Banking and Capital Markets CEOs

Cyber Threats Marked as Top Risk for Banking and Capital Markets CEOs

26 Mar 2018 comment

According to PwC's survey, cyber threats have replaced over-regulation as top concern for Banking and Capital Markets (BCM) CEOs.

Digital Transformation and IoT Will Drive Cybersecurity Spending

Digital Transformation and IoT Will Drive Cybersecurity Spending

23 Mar 2018 comment

New data from Juniper Research has found that global business spend on cybersecurity solutions will grow by 33% over the next 4 years, reaching $134 billion annually by 2022.

PCD Market Expected to Decline at a -1.8% CAGR through 2022

PCD Market Expected to Decline at a -1.8% CAGR through 2022

23 Mar 2018 comment

According to IDC, global shipments of personal computing devices (PCDs), composed of traditional PCs (desktop, notebooks and workstations) and tablets (slate and detachable), declined 2.7% year over year in 2017.

Citizen Engagement Is Critical to the Success of Smart Cities

Citizen Engagement Is Critical to the Success of Smart Cities

22 Mar 2018 comment

Citizen engagement is critical to the success of smart cities, according to Gartner.

Demand for AR/VR Headsets Expected to Rebound in 2018

Demand for AR/VR Headsets Expected to Rebound in 2018

22 Mar 2018 comment

Worldwide shipments for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets will grow to 68.9 million units in 2022 with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 52.5%, according to IDC.

Spending on Mobile Solutions Will Be More Than $1.6 Trillion in 2018

Spending on Mobile Solutions Will Be More Than $1.6 Trillion in 2018

21 Mar 2018 comment

Worldwide spending on mobility solutions is forecast to grow 3.2% year over year in 2018, reaching more than $1.6 trillion, according to IDC.

Almost a Third of Consumers Plan for New AI Home Devices

Almost a Third of Consumers Plan for New AI Home Devices

20 Mar 2018 comment

Almost a third (32%) of consumers surveyed globally by PwC plan to buy an AI device including robots or automated assistants, with retailers watching closely as ‘voice commerce’ develops in the home.

Central and Eastern Europe Printing Market Grew 1,4% in 4Q17

Central and Eastern Europe Printing Market Grew 1,4% in 4Q17

20 Mar 2018 comment

The hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) grew 1.4% year on year in the fourth quarter of 2017, with shipments exceeding 1.7 million units, according to IDC.

Flexible Consumption Models are More Attractive for European Organisations

Flexible Consumption Models are More Attractive for European Organisations

19 Mar 2018 comment

IDC's recently released EMEA Datacenter Hardware Infrastructure Consumption Models report reviews datacenter spending trends and various vendor consumption models offered to European organisations.

Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents Still a Major Challenge for Businesses

Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents Still a Major Challenge for Businesses

19 Mar 2018 comment

IBM Security announced the results of a global study that was conducted by Ponemon Institute.

Spending on Mobile Games Topped Total of  All Other Game Systems in 2017

Spending on Mobile Games Topped Total of All Other Game Systems in 2017

16 Mar 2018 comment

App Annie and IDC unveiled a special joint report entitled, "Gaming Spotlight, 2017 Review."

Organisations Are Not Doing Enough to Protect Data Privacy

Organisations Are Not Doing Enough to Protect Data Privacy

16 Mar 2018 comment

Many organisations are not doing all they can to protect data privacy, according to new findings from PwC’s 2018 Global State of Information Security Survey (GSISS).

Global Wearables Market Grows 7.7% in 4Q17 and 10.3% in 2017

Global Wearables Market Grows 7.7% in 4Q17 and 10.3% in 2017

15 Mar 2018 comment

The worldwide wearables market continued its upward trajectory in both the fourth quarter (4Q17) and full year 2017 with total shipment volumes reaching new records, according to IDC.

Smart Cities Technologies Will Give Back 125 Hours Every Year

Smart Cities Technologies Will Give Back 125 Hours Every Year

15 Mar 2018 comment

An Intel-sponsored study by Juniper Research estimates that smart cities have the potential to “give back” 125 hours to every resident every year.

Commercial Hardware Renewals Will Drive the PCD Market in 2018

Commercial Hardware Renewals Will Drive the PCD Market in 2018

14 Mar 2018 comment

Shipments of Western European personal computing devices (PCDs), including traditional PCs and tablets, will total 76.3 million in 2018, a 3.3% YoY decline (-3.0% in 2019 with 74.0 million shipments), according to IDC.

Growth Persists in EMEA External Storage Market

Growth Persists in EMEA External Storage Market

13 Mar 2018 comment

Total EMEA external storage systems value increased by 11.7% in dollars in the fourth quarter of 2017 (+2.4% in euros), according to IDC.

Why Gender Diversity Is Imperative to Cybersecurity Success

Why Gender Diversity Is Imperative to Cybersecurity Success

13 Mar 2018 comment

According to new research from Forrester, the cybersecurity industry is facing a skills shortage that comes along with a massive gender bias, and it is in desperate need of a change.

Server Revenue Grew 25.7% in 4Q17, While Shipments Increased 8.8%

Server Revenue Grew 25.7% in 4Q17, While Shipments Increased 8.8%

12 Mar 2018 comment

The worldwide server market continued to grow through 2017 as worldwide server revenue increased 25.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, while shipments grew 8.8 percent year over year, according to Gartner.

4Q17 EMEA Server Spending Increased by 17.4%

4Q17 EMEA Server Spending Increased by 17.4%

12 Mar 2018 comment

EMEA server market reported a year-on-year (YoY) increase in vendor revenues of 17.4% to $4.2 billion and a YoY increase of 0.1% in units shipped to 596,000, according to IDC.

European Investments in Smart City Initiatives Will Reach $19 Billion in 2018

European Investments in Smart City Initiatives Will Reach $19 Billion in 2018

9 Mar 2018 comment

European spending on smart city initiative related technologies is expected to reach $19 billion in 2018, according to IDC.

Online Sales in Europe Growing 10 Times Faster than the Retail Market

Online Sales in Europe Growing 10 Times Faster than the Retail Market

9 Mar 2018 comment

Forrester has updated its Western European Online Retail Forecast for 2017 to 2022, which outlines the growth of the online retail market across 17 markets in Western Europe.

Migrant Workers Will Transfer $300 Billion Via Digital Channels By 2021

Migrant Workers Will Transfer $300 Billion Via Digital Channels By 2021

8 Mar 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that international digital P2P remittances conducted via mobile and online platforms will exceed $300 billion globally by 2021, up from an estimated $225 billion in 2018.

Server Market Revenue Surges 26.4% in 4Q17

Server Market Revenue Surges 26.4% in 4Q17

8 Mar 2018 comment

According to IDC, vendor revenue in the worldwide server market increased 26.4% year over year to $20.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17).

Facebook Suspends Trump Election Data Firm for Policy Breach

Facebook Suspends Trump Election Data Firm for Policy Breach

8 Mar 2018 comment

Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data company that helped President Donald Trump win the presidential election, which may have collected data from 50 million Facebook profiles without their owners’ permission, according to Bloomberg.