Analysis

Intel’s Vision: Smart and Connected to the Cloud

Intel’s Vision: Smart and Connected to the Cloud

9 Nov 2016 comment

In 2020, more than 50 billion devices will be connected worldwide, enabling unparalleled access to real-time data and insights. This dramatic shift is fueling a smart and connected revolution, with the potential to disrupt industries and transform the world as we know it today.

Gartner: IT Spending in EMEA Will Grow 1.9 Percent in 2017

Gartner: IT Spending in EMEA Will Grow 1.9 Percent in 2017

8 Nov 2016 comment

Gartner forecasts that IT spending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will total $1.25 trillion in 2017, a 1.9 percent increase from 2016. IT spending across all the constituent regions of EMEA will be almost flat in 2016, increasing 0.6 percent year on year. Across all the countries of EMEA, spending on devices is expected to decline and to be the main contributor to an overall slowdown in IT spending in 2016.

Worldwide Services Revenues Expected to Pass $1 Trillion for the First Time by 2018

Worldwide Services Revenues Expected to Pass $1 Trillion for the First Time by 2018

8 Nov 2016 comment

According to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Services Tracker, IT Services and Business Services revenues are poised to pass the $1 trillion mark for the first time in 2018. Worldwide services spending totals for 2016 are expected to stay within the $900 billion range and by 2020 expected to near $1.1 trillion.

Gartner: Full Autonomy May Not be Possible or Desirable in Smart Machines

Gartner: Full Autonomy May Not be Possible or Desirable in Smart Machines

7 Nov 2016 comment

By 2020, smart machines will be a top five investment priority for more than 30 percent of CIOs, according to Gartner. With smart machines moving towards fully autonomous operation for the first time, balancing the need to exercise control versus the drive to realize benefits is crucial. Presenting Maverick research findings at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Australia, Brian Prentice, research vice president at Gartner, said Google’s self-driving car project is a perfect example of why pursuing full autonomy may be neither possible nor desirable in smart machines.

IDC: Innovators for Self-Service Data Preparation Software Recognized

IDC: Innovators for Self-Service Data Preparation Software Recognized

7 Nov 2016 comment

International Data Corporation (IDC) released the results of a 2016 IDC Innovators study assessing self-service data preparation software vendors. In this research, IDC highlighted three emerging self-service data preparation companies as IDC Innovators for 2016: Paxata, Trifacta, and Unifi Software.

Gartner Reveals Seven Myths for HCIS

Gartner Reveals Seven Myths for HCIS

5 Nov 2016 comment

As with many new technology trends, certain assumptions and hype emerge that can influence buyer behavior and lead to poor decisions. Gartner has identified seven of the most common flawed assumptions in the hyperconverged integrated systems (HCIS) market.

Gartner: Four Forces Driving a Data-Centric Future for Marketers

Gartner: Four Forces Driving a Data-Centric Future for Marketers

4 Nov 2016 comment

Gartner's "Hype Cycle for Digital Marketing and Advertising, 2016" study reveals the key forces that are driving the evolution of marketing and advertising technologies. The convergence of marketing technology (Martech) and advertising technology (Adtech), event-triggered and real-time marketing techniques, personalization, and the use of contextual clues are the four key forces that point to a data-centric future for marketers.

IDC Reveals Worldwide CIO Agenda 2017 Predictions

IDC Reveals Worldwide CIO Agenda 2017 Predictions

4 Nov 2016 comment

Today's IT organizations are divided into two camps: those that thrive by effectively leveraging digital technologies, new business models, and entrepreneurial cultures; and those that are saddled by technical debt, plodding business processes, and lack of a digitally-fueled vision for the future. To help CIOs and IT executives successfully lead their organizations through accelerating digital transformation, International Data Corporation unveiled IDC FutureScape: Worldwide CIO Agenda 2017 Predictions.

IDC: Vendors gear up for the Singles’ Day in China

IDC: Vendors gear up for the Singles’ Day in China

2 Nov 2016 comment

Singles’ Day is a highly anticipated sales event in China, equivalent to that of the Black Friday in the west. While the actual sale is supposed to take place on 11 November (11.11, hence the name Singles’ Day), key eTailers such as JD.com, Tmall and Suning actually start their promotions from 1 November onwards. Competition is so intense that most device vendors have formed a marketing team just for this sale, and will be camping in the offices of Tmall and JD.com on 10/11 November so that they can make quick changes to their strategies to compete with other vendors.

IDC: Samsung will not have huge damage from Note 7 disaster

IDC: Samsung will not have huge damage from Note 7 disaster

31 Oct 2016 comment

Results from a recent International Data Corporation (IDC) survey, U.S. Smartphone Owners' Reaction to Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall, show that Samsung faces some short-term challenges but nothing that will darken its long-term prospects.

Cognitive Systems and AI Revenues to Surge Past $47 Billion in 2020

Cognitive Systems and AI Revenues to Surge Past $47 Billion in 2020

29 Oct 2016 comment

Widespread adoption of cognitive systems and artificial intelligence (AI) across a broad range of industries will drive worldwide revenues from nearly $8.0 billion in 2016 to more than $47 billion in 2020. According to a new Worldwide Semiannual Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC), the market for cognitive/AI solutions will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 55.1% over the 2016-2020 forecast period.

IDC: OPPO Tops the Chinese Smartphone Market

IDC: OPPO Tops the Chinese Smartphone Market

28 Oct 2016 comment

According to IDC’s latest Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the China smartphone market grew 5.8% YoY and 3.6% QoQ in the third quarter of 2016, with OPPO and vivo overtaking Huawei for the first time in the market. OPPO and vivo rose because the Chinese market has evolved beyond operator and online driven channels over to an offline structure that dovetails with OPPO and vivo’s strengths.

IDC: CEE Big Data and Business Analytics Market this year will be around $130,1 billion

IDC: CEE Big Data and Business Analytics Market this year will be around $130,1 billion

28 Oct 2016 comment

According to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics (BDA) will grow from $130.10 billion in 2016 to more than $203 billion in 2020. IDC's Spending Guides offer greater insight into key technology markets by providing expanded revenue detail by technology, industry, and geography

IDC: Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Up 1.0% Year over Year

IDC: Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Up 1.0% Year over Year

27 Oct 2016 comment

According to preliminary results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 362.9 million smartphones worldwide in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16). Despite the recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, volumes were up 1.0% compared to 3Q15 when vendors shipped 359.3 million units. Sequentially, shipments grew 5.3% from 344.7 million in the second quarter of 2016.

IDC: EMEA Cloud IT Infrastructure Revenue Grows 37.4%

IDC: EMEA Cloud IT Infrastructure Revenue Grows 37.4%

26 Oct 2016 comment

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) WW Quarterly Cloud Infrastructure Tracker, IT infrastructure spending (server, disk storage, and Ethernet switch) for public and private cloud in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) grew by 37.4 % year-on-year to reach $1.4 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2016.

New PC Form Factors Will Drive the Market in the Future

New PC Form Factors Will Drive the Market in the Future

25 Oct 2016 comment

According to the latest IDC forecast, detachables, convertibles, and ultraslim notebooks will continue their expansion and are expected to account for approximately 40% of the total PC and tablet market in Western Europe by 2020. IDC projects continued double-digit YoY growth in 2016 across all three form factors, with ultraslims expected to grow 14.2%, convertibles 20.7%, and detachables to near double with over 80% growth in 2016 YoY.

Politicians Flag AT&T-Time Warner Antitrust Concerns

Politicians Flag AT&T-Time Warner Antitrust Concerns

24 Oct 2016 comment

AT&T’s planned takeover of Time Warner mirrors Comcast’s successful acquisition of NBC Universal, but the new pairing may face a rockier path through Washington as Democratic and Republican presidential contenders, along with key lawmakers, express skepticism, according to Bloomberg.

IDC: EMEA PC Market Stabilized in Third Quarter 2016

IDC: EMEA PC Market Stabilized in Third Quarter 2016

24 Oct 2016 comment

PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) performed above expectations, reaching 17.9 million units and posting a 3.3% YoY decrease in 2016Q3, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). Notebook shipments increased by 0.7%, supported by interest in new thin and light solutions from Western European enterprises and by political stabilization in the Middle East and Africa.

Uncertainty Impacts Consumer Sentiment in Europe

Uncertainty Impacts Consumer Sentiment in Europe

20 Oct 2016 comment

According to GfK Consumer Climate Europe study, top transnational issue in the third quarter, especially at the beginning, was the British people's decision to leave the EU. It was otherwise mainly country-specific themes that dominated discussions in the individual European countries.

Mobile banking users to reach 2 billion by 2020

Mobile banking users to reach 2 billion by 2020

19 Oct 2016 comment

Over 2bn mobile users will have used their devices for banking purposes by the end of 2021, compared to 1.2bn this year globally, according to the new analysis done by Juniper Research. Growth in mobile banking is being driven by consumer adoption of banking apps the changing way consumers manage their finances.

Rise of the digital ecosystem

Rise of the digital ecosystem

18 Oct 2016 comment

As digitalization matures, enterprises are increasingly finding themselves part of a digital ecosystem — a grouping of enterprises, competitors, customers, regulators and other stakeholders that exchange information and interact electronically. Gartner, Inc.'s annual global survey of CIOs showed that, despite only a modest increase in the enterprise IT budget (2.2 percent globally), spend on digitalization is on the rise.

IDC: Worldwide Revenue for Security Technology Forecast to Surpass $100 Billion in 2020

IDC: Worldwide Revenue for Security Technology Forecast to Surpass $100 Billion in 2020

17 Oct 2016 comment

The first Worldwide Semiannual Security Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts worldwide revenues for security-related hardware, software, and services will grow from $73.7 billion in 2016 to $101.6 billion in 2020. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3%, more than twice the rate of overall IT spending growth, over the five-year forecast period. The new spending guide expands on IDC's previous security forecasts by offering greater detail on spending by geography, industry, and technology.

Tehnology is the lifeblood of the retail business

Tehnology is the lifeblood of the retail business

17 Oct 2016 comment

Technology indeed shapes both the habits of today's consumers and the sellers' business processes, and now, more than ever, it directly influences our purchasing decisions. The first example is e-commerce or online shopping, the channel that brought about the most significant changes in the way we buy, ever since the aforementioned first supermarket in Memphis.

Good Second Quarter for Ethernet Switches and Routers

Good Second Quarter for Ethernet Switches and Routers

17 Oct 2016 comment

The worldwide Ethernet switch market recorded $5.97 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 3.0% year over year, according to a new IDC study. Meanwhile, the worldwide total enterprise and service provider router market finished at $3.67 billion in revenue in 2Q16, declining 2.0% on a year-over-year basis.

Solid Quarter for PC monitors, HP and LG See Solid Year-Over-Year

Solid Quarter for PC monitors, HP and LG See Solid Year-Over-Year

15 Oct 2016 comment

The total worldwide PC monitor market shipped more than 30 million units in the second quarter of 2016 up 4.9% year over year and 4.6% quarter over quarter, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker.

Operators to Face $62bn Revenue Leakage From “Grey Route” A2P Traffic Over Next 6 Years

Operators to Face $62bn Revenue Leakage From “Grey Route” A2P Traffic Over Next 6 Years

14 Oct 2016 comment

Global operator revenue loss from “grey route” A2P traffic will amount to $62 billion over the next 6 years, despite the increased deployment of firewalls and other security measures, according to the new study from Juniper Research.

Mobile Payments Soar as Europeans Embrace New Ways To Pay

Mobile Payments Soar as Europeans Embrace New Ways To Pay

14 Oct 2016 comment

According to Visa’s 2016 Digital Payments Study, the number of consumers regularly using a mobile device, whether a smartphone, tablet or wearable, to make payments has tripled in the past year.

PC Shipments Drop 3.9%

PC Shipments Drop 3.9%

13 Oct 2016 comment

Shipments of personal computers fell 3.9 percent in the third quarter, according to Bloomberg. It's a narrower decline from earlier this year as the industry tries to free itself from a multiyear slump, market researcher IDC said.

Netflix and Amazon will double revenues to $35 billion in 2021

Netflix and Amazon will double revenues to $35 billion in 2021

13 Oct 2016 comment

New data from Juniper Research has found that revenues from SVOD (subscription video on demand) services, such as Netflix and Amazon, are set to more than double from $14.6 billion this year, to $34.6 billion in 2021.  Netflix now sees US subscriber numbers level with leading network providers DirecTV & Comcast, 47 million and 47.7 million respectively.

Worldwide Enterprise Storage Market Holds Steady in Second Quarter, According to IDC

Worldwide Enterprise Storage Market Holds Steady in Second Quarter, According to IDC

12 Oct 2016 comment

Total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue remained flat year over year, posting 0% growth and $8.8 billion during the second quarter of 2016, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker.