Analysis

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.

Worldwide Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending Grew 9.2% to $32.6 Billion

Worldwide Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending Grew 9.2% to $32.6 Billion

7 Apr 2017 comment

Vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew by 9.2% year over year to $32.6 billion in 2016, with vendor revenue for the fourth quarter (4Q16) growing at 7.3% to $9.2 billion, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker.

Western European Mobility Spending Forecast to Reach $225 Billion in 2017

Western European Mobility Spending Forecast to Reach $225 Billion in 2017

6 Apr 2017 comment

A new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Mobility Spending Guide from IDC forecasts that European mobility revenues are expected to reach $224.8 billion in 2017, with a marginal increase of 0.1% over 2016.

IT Decision-Makers Are Challenged to Find Qualified Professionals in Three Areas

IT Decision-Makers Are Challenged to Find Qualified Professionals in Three Areas

5 Apr 2017 comment

More than 14,000 IT and business professionals worldwide who participated in Global Knowledge’s 10th annual IT Skills and Salary Survey confirmed that individuals and organizations benefit from IT certification, participants identified increased productivity and earning potential, fewer skills gaps and faster troubleshooting as benefits of certification.

A Massive Shift to Hybrid Infrastructure Services Is Underway

A Massive Shift to Hybrid Infrastructure Services Is Underway

5 Apr 2017 comment

The growth of cloud and industrialized services and the decline of traditional data center outsourcing (DCO) indicate a massive shift toward hybrid infrastructure services, according to Gartner.

UK Consumer Confidence stays at -6 in March

UK Consumer Confidence stays at -6 in March

4 Apr 2017 comment

GfK’s Consumer Confidence Index for the UK remains stable at -6 in March. Three of the five measures stayed at the same level and two measures saw increases. The Overall Index Score in March was -6, the same level as the previous month.

BDA Revenue in Western Europe Will Reach $34.1 Billion in 2017

BDA Revenue in Western Europe Will Reach $34.1 Billion in 2017

4 Apr 2017 comment

IDC Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide forecasts that Western European revenues for Big Data and business analytics (BDA) will reach $34.1billion in 2017, an increase of 10.4% over 2016.

Worldwide Spending on Security Will Reach $81.7 Billion in 2017

Worldwide Spending on Security Will Reach $81.7 Billion in 2017

3 Apr 2017 comment

A new update to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Security Spending Guide forecasts worldwide revenues for security-related hardware, software, and services will reach $81.7 billion in 2017, an increase of 8.2% over 2016.

Over 5 Million Printing Devices Sold in Central and Eastern Europe in 2016

Over 5 Million Printing Devices Sold in Central and Eastern Europe in 2016

31 Mar 2017 comment

According to the IDC Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker  for the fourth quarter of 2016 (Q4 2016), the printer and multifunctional peripheral (MFP) market in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region grew 1.9% in unit terms in 2016. This represents the first positive development since 2011, when the printing market started to decline.

Digital Poised to Overtake Traditional Media Ad Spending in Ireland

Digital Poised to Overtake Traditional Media Ad Spending in Ireland

31 Mar 2017 comment

This year will mark a major milestone for ad spending in Ireland, as digital surpasses all other forms of marketing for the first time, according to eMarketer’s latest ad spending forecasts.

Higher Inflation Dampens Consumer Climate in Germany

Higher Inflation Dampens Consumer Climate in Germany

30 Mar 2017 comment

Consumer sentiment in Germany sends mixed signals in March, according to new GfK study. While economic expectation and the propensity to buy picked up again after a decline in the previous month, income expectations fell slightly. Because propensity to save also rose again in March, the consumer climate prognosis in April is 9.8 points, and thus slightly lower than the 10.0 points in March.

What Creates Competition in Telecom Market

What Creates Competition in Telecom Market

29 Mar 2017 comment

Telecom operators, regulators and competition authorities need to update their knowledge of what creates competition in the market, according to Strand Consult’s report. Consolidation in the telecom market is heating up around the world, particularly in Europe.

Big Data and Business Analytics Revenues Will Reach $150.8 Billion in 2017

Big Data and Business Analytics Revenues Will Reach $150.8 Billion in 2017

29 Mar 2017 comment

A new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide from IDC forecasts worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics (BDA) will reach $150.8 billion in 2017, an increase of 12.4% over 2016.

Data Center Colocation Market in APAC to Grow at a CAGR Over 16%

Data Center Colocation Market in APAC to Grow at a CAGR Over 16%

28 Mar 2017 comment

Data center colocation market in APAC is about to grow at a CAGR of more than 16% during the forecast period, according to the latest report published in latest forecast made by Technavio market research analysts.

EMEA Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Market Declines 6% in 4Q16

EMEA Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Market Declines 6% in 4Q16

27 Mar 2017 comment

EMEA purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) vendor revenues declined 6% year over year to reach $254 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker.

Deep Learning Ads That React To Human Desires

Deep Learning Ads That React To Human Desires

27 Mar 2017 comment

AI has forever changed digital advertising. As marketers, it already allows us to decide how to best engage potential customers and markets like never before. But there’s room to grow.

Majority of Internet Users Read Books Daily or at Least Once a Week

Majority of Internet Users Read Books Daily or at Least Once a Week

25 Mar 2017 comment

A 17-country report just released by global market analysts GfK, shows that 30 percent of the international online population read books “every day or most days”. This is lead by China at 36 percent, closely followed by Spain and the UK at 32 percent each.

MENA Region IT Spending to Reach $155.8 Billion in 2017

MENA Region IT Spending to Reach $155.8 Billion in 2017

24 Mar 2017 comment

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) IT spending is projected to reach $155.8 billion in 2017 a 2.4 percent increase from 2016, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. The devices segment will represent nearly 17 percent of total IT spending in 2017.

Versatile Mobile Devices Expected to Grow in 2017

Versatile Mobile Devices Expected to Grow in 2017

24 Mar 2017 comment

Western European personal computing devices (PCDs), including traditional PCs (a combination of desktop, notebook, and workstations) and tablets (slates and detachables), will total 76.4 million shipments in 2017, a 6.1% YoY decline, according to IDC.

Worldwide BI and Analytics Market to Reach $18.3 Billion in 2017

Worldwide BI and Analytics Market to Reach $18.3 Billion in 2017

22 Mar 2017 comment

Global revenue in the business intelligence (BI) and analytics software market is forecast to reach $18.3 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.3 percent from 2016, according to the latest forecast from Gartner. By the end of 2020, the market is forecast to grow to $22.8 billion.

Spending on Big Data and Analytics in CEE Will Reach $4.4 Billion in 2020

Spending on Big Data and Analytics in CEE Will Reach $4.4 Billion in 2020

22 Mar 2017 comment

According to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide from IDC, big data and analytics spending in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) will exceed $3 billion in 2017 and reach $4.4 billion in 2020, achieving a 12.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over a five-year-forecast period.

PC Market in CEE Stabilizes in 2016 with Recovery Expected Soon

PC Market in CEE Stabilizes in 2016 with Recovery Expected Soon

21 Mar 2017 comment

Following three years of double-digit decline, the traditional PC market in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is showing signs of stabilization. A total of 12.6 million units of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstations) were shipped in 2016, representing a decline of 8.0% year on year, according to IDC’s Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker.

Uber's Latest Executive Exit Adds to String of Controversies

Uber's Latest Executive Exit Adds to String of Controversies

21 Mar 2017 comment

On Sunday, President Jeff Jones quit after just six months, becoming the latest executive to leave the world’s most valuable startup, according to Bloomberg. Jones’ exit comes in the wake of a long string of controversies, ranging from allegations of sexual harassment and a toxic work culture to the combative behavior of Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick.

Google and Facebook Increase Their Grip on US Digital Ad Market

Google and Facebook Increase Their Grip on US Digital Ad Market

20 Mar 2017 comment

According to eMarketer research, US digital ad spending will reach $83.00 billion in 2017, representing an increase of 15.9%, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast. Google will maintain its dominance and account for 40.7% of US digital ad revenues in 2017, more than double Facebook’s share.

EMEA External Storage Market Revenue Fell by 10,6% in 4Q16

EMEA External Storage Market Revenue Fell by 10,6% in 4Q16

20 Mar 2017 comment

Total EMEA external storage systems revenue fell by 10.6% in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the IDC EMEA Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker 4Q16. The all-flash market grew 53.6% in the region, driven mainly by Central and Eastern European growth.

Private Companies Underprepared for Cyberattacks

Private Companies Underprepared for Cyberattacks

17 Mar 2017 comment

For the first time in five years, CEOs of private companies are more confident of revenue growth in the next 12 months than their public counterparts, according to PwC. They are also more confident about recruiting a larger number people in the year ahead. At the same time, while private companies are more at risk of cyber threats, they seem less prepared to protect themselves against attacks.

Wearables Aren't Dead, They're Just Shifting Focus

Wearables Aren't Dead, They're Just Shifting Focus

16 Mar 2017 comment

The worldwide wearables market reached a new all-time high as shipments reached 33.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16), growing 16.9% year over year. Shipments for the entire year grew 25% as new vendors entered the market and previous champions refreshed their product lineups.

Worldwide Server Revenue Declined 1.9% in 4Q16, Shipments Down 0.6%

Worldwide Server Revenue Declined 1.9% in 4Q16, Shipments Down 0.6%

16 Mar 2017 comment

In the fourth quarter of 2016, worldwide server revenue declined 1.9 percent year over year, while shipments fell 0.6 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Gartner. In all of 2016, worldwide server shipments grew 0.1 percent, but server revenue declined 2.7 percent.

EMEA Server Spending Declines by 12.9% in 4Q16

EMEA Server Spending Declines by 12.9% in 4Q16

15 Mar 2017 comment

IDC EMEA Server Tracker shows that in the fourth quarter of 2016 the EMEA server market reported a year-on-year (YoY) decline in vendor revenues of 12.9% to $3.4 billion and a YoY decrease of 4.7% in units shipped to just under 600,000.

Autonomous Vehicle Sensors Market Will Display a CAGR of 115% by 2021

Autonomous Vehicle Sensors Market Will Display a CAGR of 115% by 2021

14 Mar 2017 comment

Technavio analysts forecast the global autonomous vehicle sensors market to grow to 196.07 million units by 2021, at a CAGR of close to 115% over the forecast period, according to their latest report.