According to IDC, worldwide converged systems vendor revenues increased 6.2% year over year to $3.15 billion during the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17). The market consumed 1.78 exabytes of new storage capacity during the quarter, which was up 5.6% compared to the same period a year ago.
Consumer sentiment within the EU 28 has continued its upward trend in the third quarter of this year, finishing on 20.9 points, according to GfK. This is up from 19.1 points at the end of Q2 and now stands at a level not seen since the end of 2007.
Massive cybersecurity breaches have become almost commonplace, regularly grabbing headlines that alarm consumers and leaders. But for all of the attention such incidents have attracted in recent years, many organisations worldwide still struggle to comprehend and manage emerging cyber risks in an increasingly complex digital society.
Worldwide ICT spending is set to accelerate over the next five years, thanks to the growth of new technologies including IoT, robotics, AR/VR, cognitive computing and AI. While IDC forecasts traditional ICT spending to lag GDP growth by 2020, total ICT spending including these new categories will return to growth rates double that of the global economy.
Worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets and smartphones are predicted to exceed 2.35 billion units in 2018, an increase of 2% from 2017, according to Gartner. This would be the highest year-over-year growth since 2015. The misconception persists that the world has gone mobile and relies solely on smartphones.
According to a new research report from Berg Insight, the installed base of service robots reached 29.6 million worldwide at the end of 2016. The global service robot market is dominated by three segments that together accounted for a majority of the global installed base at the end of 2016.
Software-defined networking has moved out to the enterprise branch. A special study from IDC highlights results from an extensive worldwide SD-WAN survey and finds that "bandwidth optimization", "consistent application security", "integration with existing WANs", and "improved automation and self-provisioning" were the top four motivators considering SD-WAN adoption.
In the current information-driven society and increasingly digitalized world, Gartner says that sentiments are shifting from the economics of tangible assets to the economics of information, "infonomics", and other intangible assets.
Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $411.1 billion in 2017, an increase of 19.7 percent from 2016, according to Gartner. This represents the strongest growth since the 2010 recovery from the financial crisis when revenue increased by 31.8 percent.
The global market in drone-powered solutions for the power and utilities industries is worth as much as US$9.46 billion a year, PwC estimates in a new report. The study illustrates how creative uses of unmanned aerial vehicles are disrupting the way companies build, operate and maintain their networks.
According to PwC Young Workers Index study for 2017, that the proportion of young workers not in education, employment or training (NEET) is back down to its pre-crisis levels of around 17% on average across the OECD. However, youth unemployment levels remain high in many countries, notably in Southern Europe.
Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) totaled 67.2 million units in the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17), which translates into a slight year-over-year decline of 0.5%, according to preliminary results by IDC.
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 67 million units in the third quarter of 2017, a 3.6 percent decline from the third quarter of 2016, according to preliminary results by Gartner. This is the 12th consecutive quarter of declining PC shipments.
According to IDC, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew 25.8% year over year in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), reaching $12.3 billion.
Gartner highlighted the top strategic technology trends that will impact most organizations in 2018. They define a strategic technology trend as one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and use, or which are rapidly growing trends with a high degree of volatility reaching tipping points over the next five years.
Gartner revealed its top predictions for IT organizations and users in 2018 and beyond. These predictions will enable organizations to move beyond thinking about mere notions of technology adoption to focus on the issues that surround what it really means to be human in the digital world.
As the Data Protection Bill receives its second reading, research from Baringa Partners reveals companies risk losing up to 55% of customers if they suffer a significant personal data leak, according to Baringa Partners. The research, which investigates consumer attitudes towards data protection, is particularly timely given the expected rise in reported data breaches under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) public cloud market grew 31 percent in 2016 to total $22.1 billion, up from $16.8 billion in 2015, according to Gartner. Amazon was the No. 1 vendor in the IaaS market in 2016, followed by Microsoft and Alibaba.
As data becomes ever more distributed across multiple systems, organizations have to cope with increasingly complex ecosystems and digital business requirements. The Gartner Hype Cycle for Data Management helps CIOs, chief data officers (CDOs) and other senior data and analytics leaders understand the maturity of the data management technologies they are evaluating to provide a cohesive data management ecosystem in their organizations.
Mobile will make up more than 60% of digital ad spending in the Nordic countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark this year, according to eMarketer’s latest digital ad spending forecast for key countries in Europe.