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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.