Analysis

Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Grew 9% in 1Q17

Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Grew 9% in 1Q17

24 May 2017 comment

Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 380 million units in the first quarter of 2017, a 9.1 percent increase over the first quarter of 2016, according to Gartner.

Snapchat and Facebook Fuel AR Growth

Snapchat and Facebook Fuel AR Growth

23 May 2017 comment

In 2017, 40.0 million people in the US will engage with some form of augmented reality (AR) at least monthly, up 30.2% over last year, according to eMarketer’s first forecast on AR and virtual reality (VR).

Is Facebook being fined 110 mil eur first victim of GDPR fines?

Is Facebook being fined 110 mil eur first victim of GDPR fines?

22 May 2017 comment

European Commision fined Facebook with 110 million eur for providing misleading information about WhatsApp merger. Even grounded on EU merger regulation, this fine is a clear message to all those considering GDPR as just another privacy regulation nobody will comply with, as the real essence of the violation is in fact – privacy rights violation.

Tablet Market Resilient in Western Europe in 1Q17

Tablet Market Resilient in Western Europe in 1Q17

19 May 2017 comment

According to the latest figures published by IDC, the tablet market in Western Europe posted a slight 1.7% YoY contraction. In total, 7.1 million devices were shipped in the region, a performance above expectations that shows some resilience in the tablet market after many quarters of decline.

Offender EM Market in Europe and North America Reached € 648 Million in 2016

Offender EM Market in Europe and North America Reached € 648 Million in 2016

19 May 2017 comment

Market research provider Berg Insight released new findings about the market for Electronic Monitoring (EM) of offenders. The number of participants in Electronic Monitoring programmes on a daily basis in Europe and North America amounted to about 180,000 in 2016.

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 2.6% in 2016

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 2.6% in 2016

16 May 2017 comment

Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $343.5 billion in 2016, a 2.6 percent increase from 2015 revenue of $334.9 billion, according to final results by Gartner.

Spending on Public Cloud Will Return to Double-Digit Growth in 2017

Spending on Public Cloud Will Return to Double-Digit Growth in 2017

15 May 2017 comment

Total spending on IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switches) for deployment in cloud environments will increase 15.3% year over year in 2017 to $41.7 billion, according to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker forecast.

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.