Analysis

ICT Spending Including New Tech Will Exceed $5.6 Trillion in 2021

ICT Spending Including New Tech Will Exceed $5.6 Trillion in 2021

21 May 2018 comment

Worldwide ICT spending, including new technologies, is expected to exceed $5.6 trillion in 2021 with growth accelerating through the end of the forecast period as new categories account for a growing proportion of overall investments, according to IDC.

Services Revenue Post Steady Growth in 2H17

Services Revenue Post Steady Growth in 2H17

18 May 2018 comment

Worldwide revenues for IT Services and Business Services totaled $502 billion in the second half of 2017 (2H17), an increase of 3.6% year over year (in constant currency), according to IDC.

Businesses See GDPR as an Opportunity to Improve Data Privacy and Security

Businesses See GDPR as an Opportunity to Improve Data Privacy and Security

18 May 2018 comment

A new study from IBM reveals that nearly 60 percent of organizations surveyed are embracing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as an opportunity to improve privacy, security, data management or as catalyst for new business models, rather than simply a compliance issue or impediment.

Zero-touch Could Herald a New Era in Service Provider Customer Interaction

Zero-touch Could Herald a New Era in Service Provider Customer Interaction

17 May 2018 comment

Ericsson Consumer & IndustryLab released its latest Insight Report, the "Zero touch customer experience", exploring the future of customer interactions with mobile service providers.

Smart Home Automation Revenues Will Exceed $45 Billion by 2023

Smart Home Automation Revenues Will Exceed $45 Billion by 2023

15 May 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that increasing smart security adoption will drive home automation and monitoring revenues from an estimated $12 billion in 2018 to over $45 billion by 2023, representing a growth of over 260%.

Spending on Telecoms Services and Pay TV Will Speed Up This Year

Spending on Telecoms Services and Pay TV Will Speed Up This Year

15 May 2018 comment

Worldwide spending on telecommunications services and pay TV services reached $1,662 billion in 2017, an increase of 1.4% year over year, according to IDC.

Over 80% of Digital Display Ads Will Be Bought Programmatically in 2018

Over 80% of Digital Display Ads Will Be Bought Programmatically in 2018

14 May 2018 comment

Over $46 billion will go to programmatic advertising in the US this year, according to eMarketer’s latest programmatic forecast.

Enterprise Mixed Reality Applications Will Approach 40 Million by 2022

Enterprise Mixed Reality Applications Will Approach 40 Million by 2022

14 May 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the number of enterprise Mixed Reality applications will approach 40 million by 2022, rising from just 6.5 million in 2018; representing a growth of over 500%.

Digital Therapeutics Adoption Will Soar by 2023

Digital Therapeutics Adoption Will Soar by 2023

11 May 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research found that digital therapeutics software, clinically proven to treat medical conditions, will be adopted enthusiastically by many healthcare stakeholders.

Wireless Audio Equipment Still Highly Demanded in Germany

Wireless Audio Equipment Still Highly Demanded in Germany

11 May 2018 comment

The German audio market is continuing to record significant growth in sales value, according to GfK.

Less Than 10% of European Organizations Are Multicloud Ready

Less Than 10% of European Organizations Are Multicloud Ready

10 May 2018 comment

A recent survey by IDC found that only a small minority of European organizations have taken sufficient steps toward establishing a fully fledged multicloud strategy.

Gartner Survey Reveals the Scarcity of Current Blockchain Deployments

Gartner Survey Reveals the Scarcity of Current Blockchain Deployments

10 May 2018 comment

Only 1 percent of CIOs indicated any kind of blockchain adoption within their organizations, and only 8 percent were in short-term planning or active experimentation with blockchain, according to Gartner's 2018 CIO Survey.

Loot Boxes and In-game Spending Will Drive Digital Games Market

Loot Boxes and In-game Spending Will Drive Digital Games Market

9 May 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research forecasts that the total digital games market will reach $160 billion by 2022, up from $117 billion this year.

Chrome OS Detachables on the Rise While Tablet Market Struggles

Chrome OS Detachables on the Rise While Tablet Market Struggles

9 May 2018 comment

Global tablet shipments in the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18) reached 31.7 million, declining 11.7% from the prior year, according to preliminary data from IDC.

Smartphone Shoppers Altering Retail Reality

Smartphone Shoppers Altering Retail Reality

8 May 2018 comment

Ericsson Consumer & IndustryLab presened a new report about smart assistants. The report describes how connectivity is driving two major shifts in how people shop.

Tackling Innovation Risk Helps Fuel Organisational Growth

Tackling Innovation Risk Helps Fuel Organisational Growth

8 May 2018 comment

PwC’s 2018 Risk in Review Study shows how a distinct set of risk management practices can arm organisations to capture value from their innovation efforts and better manage related risks for further growth.

Amazon Echo Losing Share as Speaker Rivalry Heats Up

Amazon Echo Losing Share as Speaker Rivalry Heats Up

7 May 2018 comment

While Amazon Echo dominates the voice-enabled speaker market, its user share is slowly shrinking, as those of Google Home and smaller rivals begin to grow.

Media Use Close to Saturation Point in the UK

Media Use Close to Saturation Point in the UK

4 May 2018 comment

People in the UK will engage with media more than ever this year, but overall consumption has plateaued, according to eMarketer’s latest time spent with media forecast.

Smartphone Market Declined 2.9% in Shipments in 1Q18

Smartphone Market Declined 2.9% in Shipments in 1Q18

4 May 2018 comment

According to preliminary data from IDC, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 334.3 million units during the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18), resulting in a 2.9% decline when compared to the 344.4 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2017.

Mixed Reality Apps Will Exceed 9 Billion by 2022

Mixed Reality Apps Will Exceed 9 Billion by 2022

2 May 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total number of Mixed Reality applications will reach 9 billion by 2022, rising from an estimated 3 billion in 2018, a growth rate of 212% over 4 years.

Smartphone Demand Down Though Revenue Growth Remained Strong

Smartphone Demand Down Though Revenue Growth Remained Strong

2 May 2018 comment

Global smartphone demand fell 2% to 347 million units in the first quarter of 2018, according to GfK. Demand was especially sluggish in China (down 6% year-on-year) and North America (down 5%).

Global AI Business Value Will Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2018

Global AI Business Value Will Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2018

27 Apr 2018 comment

Global business value derived from artificial intelligence (AI) is projected to total $1.2 trillion in 2018, an increase of 70 percent from 2017, according to Gartner.

Desktop Renewals Drive Stabilization in the EMEA PC Market

Desktop Renewals Drive Stabilization in the EMEA PC Market

27 Apr 2018 comment

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) recorded slight growth in the first quarter of 2018, with the market going positive (+0.6%) and totaling 17.5 million units, according to IDC.

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 21.6% in 2017

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 21.6% in 2017

26 Apr 2018 comment

Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $420.4 billion in 2017, a 21.6 percent increase from 2016 revenue of $345.9 billion, according to final results by Gartner.

IDC Forecasts Growth for Connected Devices in Key Smart Home Categories

IDC Forecasts Growth for Connected Devices in Key Smart Home Categories

26 Apr 2018 comment

In 2017, 433.1 million smart home devices were shipped worldwide, growing 27.6% from the previous year, according to IDC.

Mobile Usage in China Will Overtake TV This Year

Mobile Usage in China Will Overtake TV This Year

25 Apr 2018 comment

This year, for the first time, adults in China will spend more time with their mobile devices than they will watching TV, according to eMarketer.

Digital Business Requires Growth Mindset, Not Just Technology

Digital Business Requires Growth Mindset, Not Just Technology

25 Apr 2018 comment

When embarking on a digital business transformation, too often organizations ignore the need to change the mindset of their staff, according to Gartner.

Nearly Half of CIOs Are Planning to Deploy AI

Nearly Half of CIOs Are Planning to Deploy AI

24 Apr 2018 comment

Meaningful artificial intelligence (AI) deployments are just beginning to take place, according to Gartner.

Consumer Sentiment in Europe Remained Cautiously Optimistic

Consumer Sentiment in Europe Remained Cautiously Optimistic

24 Apr 2018 comment

In the first quarter of 2018, consumer sentiment in Europe remained at a relatively stable level, according to GfK.

SMB IT Spending Will Pass $600 Billion in 2018

SMB IT Spending Will Pass $600 Billion in 2018

23 Apr 2018 comment

IDC forecasts total IT spending by small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to be nearly $602 billion in 2018, an increase of 4.9% over 2017.