Analysis

Mobility and Gaming Devices Will Drive PCD Market in Western Europe

Mobility and Gaming Devices Will Drive PCD Market in Western Europe

18 Dec 2017 comment

Shipments of Western European Personal Computing Devices (PCD), including traditional PCs (a combination of desktops, notebooks and workstations) and tablets (slates and detachables), will total 79.7 million in 2017, a 2.1% YoY decline (-2.8% in 2018 with 77.5 million shipments), according to IDC.

B2B Ad Spending Will Grow 13% in 2018

B2B Ad Spending Will Grow 13% in 2018

18 Dec 2017 comment

B2B advertisers will spend $4.07 billion on US digital advertising in 2017, eMarketer estimates. Overall, the B2B digital ad market is growing steadily, and in 2018 it will jump 13% to reach $4.60 billion.

Active Insurance Telematics Policies Will Have Rapid Growth

Active Insurance Telematics Policies Will Have Rapid Growth

17 Dec 2017 comment

The number of insurance telematics policies in force on the European market reached 6.8 million in 4Q16, according to analysts from Berg Insights. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.8 percent, this number is expected to reach 30.0 million by 2021.

Programmatic Ad Spending Continues to Grow in the UK

Programmatic Ad Spending Continues to Grow in the UK

15 Dec 2017 comment

eMarketer’s latest forecast of programmatic ad spending indicates that, despite recent negative press, the UK remains a market leader in programmatic, and strong growth will continue over the next few years.

OTT TV Revenues to Surge, Approaching $120 Billion by 2022

OTT TV Revenues to Surge, Approaching $120 Billion by 2022

15 Dec 2017 comment

New data from Juniper Research has found that SVOD (Subscription Video on Demand) services, provided by the likes of Netflix and Amazon, will drive a surge in OTT revenues to reach $120 billion in 2022, up from $64 billion in 2017. The research also found that over a quarter of global households will subscribe to SVOD services by 2022.

Wearables Market in China Will Overtake the US This Year

Wearables Market in China Will Overtake the US This Year

14 Dec 2017 comment

China’s wearables market will surpass the US this year, according to eMarketer’s first-ever wearables forecast for the Asia-Pacific country.

By 2020, AI Will Create More Jobs Than It Eliminates

By 2020, AI Will Create More Jobs Than It Eliminates

14 Dec 2017 comment

2020 will be a pivotal year in AI-related employment dynamics, according to Gartner, as artificial intelligence (AI) will become a positive job motivator.

Smart Audio Hardware Revenues Will Exceed $10 Billion by 2022

Smart Audio Hardware Revenues Will Exceed $10 Billion by 2022

13 Dec 2017 comment

A new report by Juniper Research found that revenues from smart audio devices like the Amazon Echo and Sonos One will grow from an estimated $2.5 billion in 2017 to over $10 billion by 2022, as more audio brands integrate voice assistants into their devices.

Server Revenue Grew by 16% and Shipments by 5,1% in 3Q17

Server Revenue Grew by 16% and Shipments by 5,1% in 3Q17

13 Dec 2017 comment

In the third quarter of 2017, worldwide server revenue increased 16 percent year over year, while shipments grew 5.1 percent from the third quarter of 2016, according to Gartner.

2018 Hot Consumer Trends: Technology Turns Human

2018 Hot Consumer Trends: Technology Turns Human

12 Dec 2017 comment

Exploring the future from an early adopter user perspective, Ericsson ConsumerLab presented its seventh edition of its annual trend report, The 10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2018 and beyond.

Virtual CPE Software and Hardware Market Will Reach $3 Billion in 2021

Virtual CPE Software and Hardware Market Will Reach $3 Billion in 2021

12 Dec 2017 comment

A new forecast from IDC estimates that the worldwide virtual CPE infrastructure market, hardware and software, will exceed $3 billion by 2021. IDC forecasts the virtual CPE software market to grow from $145.7 million in 2016 to $2 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 68.3%.

Spending on IoT Will Reach $772 Billion in 2018

Spending on IoT Will Reach $772 Billion in 2018

11 Dec 2017 comment

Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to reach $772.5 billion in 2018, an increase of 14.6% over the $674 billion that will be spent in 2017.

NFC Mobile Ticketing Will Reach 375 Million Users By 2022

NFC Mobile Ticketing Will Reach 375 Million Users By 2022

11 Dec 2017 comment

New data from Juniper Research forecasts that the number of mobile users adopting NFC ticketing will exceed 375 million by 2022, up from an estimated 122 million in 2017.

EMEA External Storage Market Grew Over 10% in 3Q17

EMEA External Storage Market Grew Over 10% in 3Q17

8 Dec 2017 comment

Total EMEA external storage systems value increased by a staggering 10.3% in U.S. dollars in the third quarter of 2017 (+4.8% in euro terms), according to IDC.

eMarketer Updates Worldwide Internet and Mobile User Figures

eMarketer Updates Worldwide Internet and Mobile User Figures

8 Dec 2017 comment

Internet user penetration worldwide is on pace to match eMarketer’s earlier estimates for the year. In 2017, nearly 47% of people around the globe will go online at least once a month, either via desktop/laptop or mobile device.

Spending on Security Products and Services in 2021 Will Be $120 Billion

Spending on Security Products and Services in 2021 Will Be $120 Billion

7 Dec 2017 comment

Worldwide spending on security-related hardware, software, and services is forecast to reach $119.9 billion in 2021, according to IDC.

Juniper Expects Amazon to Win Battle For Sporting Events

Juniper Expects Amazon to Win Battle For Sporting Events

7 Dec 2017 comment

As 2017 draws to a close Juniper Research has drawn up a list of predictions for the coming year, all neatly wrapped up as the top trends for the technology industry for 2018.

Almost Half of SMEs Will Buy Insurance Online Within 5 Years

Almost Half of SMEs Will Buy Insurance Online Within 5 Years

6 Dec 2017 comment

A growing number of small businesses say they are looking to interact with their insurers online, with 36% saying they will buy online in the near term, and 48% within five years, according

16.5 Million Europeans Will Use Connected Care Solutions in 2022

16.5 Million Europeans Will Use Connected Care Solutions in 2022

6 Dec 2017 comment

Around 5.9 million people in Europe were using connected care solutions at the end of 2016, according to  new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight.

Few Viewers Are Giving the TV Set Their Undivided Attention

Few Viewers Are Giving the TV Set Their Undivided Attention

5 Dec 2017 comment

US consumers are spending more time with their digital devices than ever before, and that holds true while they’re already watching something else. eMarketer estimates 177.7 million adults will regularly use a second-screen device while watching TV this year, an increase of 5.1% vs. 2016.

Switch and Router Trackers Show Surprisingly Strong Growth in Third 3Q17

Switch and Router Trackers Show Surprisingly Strong Growth in Third 3Q17

5 Dec 2017 comment

The worldwide Ethernet switch market recorded $6.75 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17), an increase of 7.4% year over year, acording to IDC. Meanwhile, the worldwide total enterprise and service provider (SP) router market recorded $3.91 billion in revenue in 3Q17, increasing strong 9.4% on a year-over-year basis.

Top Five Smartphone Vendors Achieved Growth in 3Q17

Top Five Smartphone Vendors Achieved Growth in 3Q17

4 Dec 2017 comment

Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 383 million units in the third quarter of 2017, a 3 percent increase over the same period in 2016, according to Gartner. All of the top five vendors achieved double-digit growth apart from Apple, which achieved a 5.7 percent increase.

Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Increased in 3Q17

Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Increased in 3Q17

4 Dec 2017 comment

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals market grew 1.0% year over year in the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17) with shipments reaching nearly 25.3 million units, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Inkjet units experienced 4.0% year-over-year growth while the laser market saw a decline of 1.2% compared to the same quarter in 2016. Shipment value declined 4.9% year over year to almost $13 billion.

Installed IoT Devices in Agriculture Reached 17 Million in 2016

Installed IoT Devices in Agriculture Reached 17 Million in 2016

2 Dec 2017 comment

The installed base of wireless IoT devices in agricultural production worldwide reached 17.0 million connections in 2016, according to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight. The number of wireless connections is forecasted to grow at compound annual growth rate of 10.0 percent to reach 27.4 million in 2021.

Spending on AR and VR Will Reach $17.8 Billion in 2018

Spending on AR and VR Will Reach $17.8 Billion in 2018

1 Dec 2017 comment

Worldwide spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) is forecast to reach $17.8 billion in 2018, an increase of nearly 95% over the $9.1 billion, IDC expects will be spent this year. A new update to IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending Guide also shows that worldwide spending on AR/VR products and services will continue to grow at a similar rate throughout the remainder of the 2017-2021 forecast period, achieving a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 98.8%.

Phablets Will Overtake Regular Smartphone Shipments by 2019

Phablets Will Overtake Regular Smartphone Shipments by 2019

30 Nov 2017 comment

Overall smartphone shipments will steadily grow from 1.5 billion units in 2017 to 1.7 billion units in 2021. Meanwhile, phablets (smartphones with a screen size of 5.5 inches to <7 inches) will far outpace total market growth by climbing from 611 million units in 2017 to 1 billion units in 2021, representing a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.1%, according to new IDC report.

PCD Market Expected to Decline at a 2% CAGR through 2021

PCD Market Expected to Decline at a 2% CAGR through 2021

29 Nov 2017 comment

According to the latest forecast from IDC, global shipments of personal computing devices (PCDs), composed of traditional PCs (desktop, notebooks and workstations) and tablets (slate, detachable), are expected to decline 2.7% year over year in 2017.

Hearable Devices In-use to Exceed 285m Globally by 2022

Hearable Devices In-use to Exceed 285m Globally by 2022

29 Nov 2017 comment

The latest study from Juniper Research found there will be more than 285 million ear-based wearables or ‘hearables’ used in 2022, a nearly sevenfold increase over the 43 million expected to be in use by the end of 2017.

Managed Cloud Services Demand Will Continue Strong Growth

Managed Cloud Services Demand Will Continue Strong Growth

28 Nov 2017 comment

IDC forecasts that the worldwide managed cloud services market will grow at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 18% with spending reaching $62.8 billion in 2021.

SDS Solutions Will Generate Revenues of $16.2 Billion in 2021

SDS Solutions Will Generate Revenues of $16.2 Billion in 2021

27 Nov 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. It is gaining traction because it meets the demands of the next-generation datacenter much better than legacy storage infrastructure.