Analysis

168 Million Will Watch Connected TV in the US This Year

168 Million Will Watch Connected TV in the US This Year

1 Aug 2017 comment

The use of connected TV devices continues on a sharp upward path, with another year of double-digit growth in the US, according to eMarketer.

eMarketer Releases New Addressable TV Ad Spending Estimates

eMarketer Releases New Addressable TV Ad Spending Estimates

31 Jul 2017 comment

According to eMarketer’s latest forecast, US addressable TV ad expenditures will grow 65.8% to reach $1.26 billion in 2017. eMarketer includes broadcast and cable TV in its TV ad spending forecasts, but excludes digital.

Global Top 100 Companies Reach Record $17.4 Trillion Value

Global Top 100 Companies Reach Record $17.4 Trillion Value

29 Jul 2017 comment

The market capitalisation of the 100 largest companies globally increased significantly by $1,861bn or 12% compared to 31 March 2016, according to PwC’s Global Top 100 ranking. This increase more than reversed the dip in 2016 and is the highest value on record.

CIOs Must Define an Event-Centric Digital Business Strategy

CIOs Must Define an Event-Centric Digital Business Strategy

28 Jul 2017 comment

Achieving broad competence in event-driven IT will be a top three priority for the majority of global enterprise CIOs by 2020, according to Gartner. Defining an event-centric digital business strategy will be key to delivering on the growth agenda that many CEOs see as their highest business priority.

U.S. Banks Will Spend $20.2 billion for Digital Transformation in 2017

U.S. Banks Will Spend $20.2 billion for Digital Transformation in 2017

27 Jul 2017 comment

According to the new IDC study, retail banks (including thrift banks and credit unions) in the United States will spend $20.2 billion on hardware, software, services, and internal IT staff to develop and implement DX initiatives in 2017, growing at an average compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.5% into 2020.

Public Cloud Services Spending Forecast to Reach $266 Billion in 2021

Public Cloud Services Spending Forecast to Reach $266 Billion in 2021

26 Jul 2017 comment

Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $266 billion in 2021, according to IDC. Although spending growth will slow somewhat over the 2016-2021 forecast period, the market is expected to achieve a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.0%. Public cloud services spending will reach $128 billion in 2017, an increase of 25.4% over 2016.

Worldwide SMB IT Spending to Top $676 Billion in 2021

Worldwide SMB IT Spending to Top $676 Billion in 2021

25 Jul 2017 comment

A new update of the Worldwide Semiannual Small and Medium Business Spending Guide from IDC forecasts that total IT spending by small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) will approach $568 billion in 2017 and increase by more than $100 billion to exceed $676 billion in 2021.

Smartphone Demand Peaks Alongside a Leap in Average Sales Price in 2Q17

Smartphone Demand Peaks Alongside a Leap in Average Sales Price in 2Q17

24 Jul 2017 comment

Global smartphone demand totaled 347 million units in 2Q17, up four percent year-on-year, according to GfK. This makes it the strongest second quarter on record.

Financial and Professional Services Set to Drive Fastest IT Budget Increases

Financial and Professional Services Set to Drive Fastest IT Budget Increases

24 Jul 2017 comment

Improvements and stability in business confidence across a broad range of vertical industries will drive stronger IT spending growth this year, led by financial and professional services firms, retailers, and healthcare providers, according to IDC.

Supply Chain Management Market Will Exceed $13 Billion in 2017

Supply Chain Management Market Will Exceed $13 Billion in 2017

24 Jul 2017 comment

The supply chain management (SCM) market will exceed $13 billion in total software revenue by the end of 2017, up 11 percent from 2016, according to Gartner study. It is on pace to exceed $19 billion by 2021, as software as a service (SaaS)enables new revenue opportunities.

CEE and Notebooks, Main Drivers of the EMEA PC Market Recovery

CEE and Notebooks, Main Drivers of the EMEA PC Market Recovery

21 Jul 2017 comment

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.

Worldwide Spending on Robotics Will Accelerate Over the Next Five Years

Worldwide Spending on Robotics Will Accelerate Over the Next Five Years

20 Jul 2017 comment

According to IDC, worldwide purchases of robotics, including drones and robotics-related hardware, software and services, will total $97.2 billion in 2017, an increase of 17.9% over 2016.

Women Outperform Men in Seed Crowdfunding

Women Outperform Men in Seed Crowdfunding

19 Jul 2017 comment

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.

Telecommunications and Utilities Lead Digitalization Investment in CEE

Telecommunications and Utilities Lead Digitalization Investment in CEE

19 Jul 2017 comment

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 Forecast to Grow 2.4 Percent in 2017

Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Grow 2.4 Percent in 2017

18 Jul 2017 comment

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.

PC Shipments Declined 4.3 Percent in 2Q17

PC Shipments Declined 4.3 Percent in 2Q17

17 Jul 2017 comment

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 61.1 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 4.3 percent decline from the second quarter of 2016, according to preliminary results by Gartner.

Western European HCP Market in 2017 Starts with Weak Results

Western European HCP Market in 2017 Starts with Weak Results

17 Jul 2017 comment

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 Set to Rebound in Second Half of 2017

Worldwide IT Spending Set to Rebound in Second Half of 2017

14 Jul 2017 comment

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.

The Number of Smart Homes in Europe and North America Reached 30.3 Million in 2016

The Number of Smart Homes in Europe and North America Reached 30.3 Million in 2016

14 Jul 2017 comment

According to a new research report from Berg Insight, the number smart homes in Europe and North America reached 30.3 million in 2016.

Traditional PC Market Fares Slightly Better Than Expectations in 2Q17

Traditional PC Market Fares Slightly Better Than Expectations in 2Q17

13 Jul 2017 comment

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) totaled 60.5 million units in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), posting a year-on-year decline of 3.3%, according to IDC.

Mobile Drives Growth of Online Travel Bookings

Mobile Drives Growth of Online Travel Bookings

12 Jul 2017 comment

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.

Worldwide Enterprise WLAN Market Sees Moderate Growth in 1Q17

Worldwide Enterprise WLAN Market Sees Moderate Growth in 1Q17

11 Jul 2017 comment

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.

Contextual and Value-Centric Insurance Critical to Meet Customer Expectations

Contextual and Value-Centric Insurance Critical to Meet Customer Expectations

10 Jul 2017 comment

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.

Appointing a Digital Leader is a Way to Thrive in the Digital Revolution

Appointing a Digital Leader is a Way to Thrive in the Digital Revolution

7 Jul 2017 comment

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 Device Shipments Will Decline 0.3 Percent in 2017

Worldwide Device Shipments Will Decline 0.3 Percent in 2017

6 Jul 2017 comment

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.

Infrastructure for Public Cloud Will Be Fastest Growing Segment in 2017

Infrastructure for Public Cloud Will Be Fastest Growing Segment in 2017

6 Jul 2017 comment

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.

Worldwide Cloud IT Infrastructure Revenues Grew 14.9% in 1Q017

Worldwide Cloud IT Infrastructure Revenues Grew 14.9% in 1Q017

5 Jul 2017 comment

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.

Worldwide Converged Systems Revenue Increased 4.6% in 1Q17

Worldwide Converged Systems Revenue Increased 4.6% in 1Q17

4 Jul 2017 comment

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.

The Number of Enterprise Mobile Apps Is Not Accelerating

The Number of Enterprise Mobile Apps Is Not Accelerating

3 Jul 2017 comment

More than a quarter of enterprises globally have not built, customized or virtualized any mobile apps in the last 12 months, according to the latest mobile app survey by Gartner.

Worldwide Wearables Market to Nearly Double by 2021

Worldwide Wearables Market to Nearly Double by 2021

3 Jul 2017 comment

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.