Digital workplace programs often lose their way, or fail, due to a fragmented approach that prioritizes a few technology "fixes" over business strategy, said Gartner. To combat this, digital workplace leaders need to employ a framework to ensure their digital workplace initiatives address all of the eight critical components required for a successful implementation.
The growth of digital business and the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to drive large investment in IT operations management (ITOM) through 2020, according to Gartner. A primary driver for organizations moving to ITOM open-source software (OSS) is lower cost of ownership.
China, the world’s largest ecommerce market, is set for continued growth in 2017, according to eMarketer’s latest worldwide retail forecast. Retail ecommerce sales in the country are expected to reach $1.13 trillion this year, a figure equal to 23.1% of total retail sales.
Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to increase 10.2 percent in 2017, to $77.7 billion, according to Gartner. This growth rate is up from the previous quarter's forecast of 1.4 percent, due to continued aggressive investment in memory and leading-edge logic which is driving spending in wafer-level equipment.
According to research by IDC, the Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market grew by 3.8% in unit terms in 2Q17 compared with the same period a year ago. There were positive sales performances in both inkjet and laser markets for units, but value for the laser market was actually down.
Digital business execution is requiring more frequent and complex decision making, continuous problem solving and rapid pattern recognition, all of which require workforce digital dexterity, according to new Hype Cycle by Gartner.
The Czech security solutions market (comprising software, appliances, and services) grew by almost 14% year on year in 2016, according to the new study from IDC. Escalating security concerns are expected to drive further market expansion throughout the forecast period, with spending approaching $400 million by 2021.
According to the latest figures published by IDC, the tablet market in Western Europe posted just a 0.5% YoY contraction. In total, 7.0 million devices were shipped in the region, which shows an almost complete recovery of the market in the region.
The emerging technologies on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017 reveal three distinct megatrends that will enable businesses to survive and thrive in the digital economy over the next five to 10 years.
The controversial H-1B visa program, widely criticized for costing American workers their jobs, has actually provided economic benefits for both the U.S. and India, according to Bloomberg, citing a new study from the University of Michigan.
According to the latest personal computing device (PCD) figures published by IDC, the outlook for the overall PC and tablet market in the U.K. remained negative, with a 10.8% YoY decline expected for 2017Q2 and a 6.8% YoY decline for overall 2017.
A recent global Gartner survey revealed that 75 percent of end-user organizations would be willing to pay more for 5G mobile capabilities. Only 24 percent of the survey's respondents would be unwilling to spend more money than on 4G.
Worldwide revenues for the augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) market are forecast to increase by 100% or more over each of the next four years, according to the latest IDC study. Total spending on AR/VR products and services is expected to soar from $11.4 billion in 2017 to nearly $215 billion 2021, achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 113.2% along the way.
Japan is home to one of the world’s largest Twitter audiences, which will total 25.1 million people this year, or 47.3% of the country’s social network user base, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast of worldwide social network users.
Software-defined wide area network solutions have only been commercially available for a few years, but the technology's ability to address pressing enterprise networking needs has led to remarkable growth.
The downward spiral of the tablet market continued during the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), according to preliminary data from IDC. Despite notable product launches like the new lower priced iPad and products from other top-tier vendors, worldwide shipments for tablets declined 3.4% year over year in 2Q17, reaching 37.9 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.