Analysis

PC Shipments Grew 3.1 Percent in 4Q21

PC Shipments Grew 3.1 Percent in 4Q21

21 Jan 2022 comment

Global PC shipments reached 90.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2021 to maintain their growth momentum at 3.1%, according to Counterpoint Research.

Semiconductor Revenue Grew 25.1 Percent in 2021

Semiconductor Revenue Grew 25.1 Percent in 2021

20 Jan 2022 comment

Worldwide semiconductor revenue increased 25.1% in 2021 to total $583.5 billion, according to preliminary results by Gartner.

Apple Retakes Top Spot in Global Smartphone Market in 4Q21

Apple Retakes Top Spot in Global Smartphone Market in 4Q21

19 Jan 2022 comment

Apple accounted for 22% of worldwide smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2021, thanks to the strong demand for the iPhone 13, according to Canalys.

Worldwide IT Spending Expected to Grow 5.1 Percent in 2022

Worldwide IT Spending Expected to Grow 5.1 Percent in 2022

19 Jan 2022 comment

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $4.5 trillion in 2022, an increase of 5.1% from 2021, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

Prepaid Card Transaction Value to Exceed $4.1 Trillion by 2026

Prepaid Card Transaction Value to Exceed $4.1 Trillion by 2026

18 Jan 2022 comment

The value of transactions made over prepaid cards will exceed $4.1 trillion globally in 2026, according to a new study from Juniper Research.

Three-Quarters of CEOs Expect a Stronger Economy in 2022

Three-Quarters of CEOs Expect a Stronger Economy in 2022

18 Jan 2022 comment

Despite the array of shifting headwinds, the CEOs that participated in the PwC survey are the most optimistic they have been in 10 years about the prospects for a stronger economy in the coming year.

Smart Hospitals to Deploy over 7 Million IoMT Devices by 2026

Smart Hospitals to Deploy over 7 Million IoMT Devices by 2026

17 Jan 2022 comment

Smart hospitals will deploy 7.4 million connected IoMT devices globally by 2026; over 3,850 devices per smart hospital, according to a new study by Juniper Research.

Cloud Infrastructure Spending Increased in 3Q21

Cloud Infrastructure Spending Increased in 3Q21

17 Jan 2022 comment

Spending on computing and storage infrastructure products for cloud infrastructure, including dedicated and shared environments, increased 6.6% year over year in the third quarter of 2021 (3Q21) to $18.6 billion, according to IDC.

Employees Ready for Enterprise Metaverse

Employees Ready for Enterprise Metaverse

16 Jan 2022 comment

Just as businesses are starting to find their groove with hybrid working, the workplace has begun to evolve again with the emergence of the metaverse.

PC Shipments Pass 340 Million in 2021 and 2022 is Set to Be Even Stronger

PC Shipments Pass 340 Million in 2021 and 2022 is Set to Be Even Stronger

15 Jan 2022 comment

The PC market ended 2021 with a bang, as fourth-quarter shipments exceeded 90 million for the second year in a row, according to Canalys.

PC Shipments Declined 5 Percent in 4Q21 but Grew 10 Percent for the Year

PC Shipments Declined 5 Percent in 4Q21 but Grew 10 Percent for the Year

14 Jan 2022 comment

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 88.4 million units in the fourth quarter of 2021, a 5% decrease from the fourth quarter of 2020, according to preliminary results by Gartner.

Global Digital Sales Surpassed $1 Trillion During 2021 Holiday Season

Global Digital Sales Surpassed $1 Trillion During 2021 Holiday Season

13 Jan 2022 comment

Salesforce released its 2021 Holiday Shopping Report, which analyzes shopping data from over one billion shoppers on the Salesforce Customer 360 platform.

PCs Continued to Grow During Holiday Quarter of 2021

PCs Continued to Grow During Holiday Quarter of 2021

13 Jan 2022 comment

Worldwide shipments of Traditional PCs reached 92.7 million units during the fourth quarter of 2021 (4Q21), according to preliminary results from IDC.

B2B Sales Organizations Will Augment with AI-Guided Solutions By 2025

B2B Sales Organizations Will Augment with AI-Guided Solutions By 2025

11 Jan 2022 comment

By 2025, 75% of B2B sales organizations will augment traditional sales playbooks with AI-guided selling solutions, according to Gartner.

Global POS Shipments to Reach 270 Million by 2025

Global POS Shipments to Reach 270 Million by 2025

11 Jan 2022 comment

Global POS shipments are expected to reach 270 million units by 2025 with a CAGR of 19%, according to Counterpoint Research’s forecast.

GAMA to Take 70 Percent of Online Advertising Revenue Outside of China

GAMA to Take 70 Percent of Online Advertising Revenue Outside of China

10 Jan 2022 comment

Google, Amazon, Meta (formerly Facebook), and Apple, collectively GAMA, commanded 70% of the online advertising market outside of China in 2021, according to Omdia.

The Proliferation of Remote Health Monitoring Fueled by Post-COVID Era

The Proliferation of Remote Health Monitoring Fueled by Post-COVID Era

10 Jan 2022 comment

The recent proliferation of digital health and wellness functions within the consumer wearables market has led to more attention being paid to remote healthcare monitoring solutions, according to Strategy Analytics.

Ride Sharing Spend by Consumers to Exceed $930 Billion Globally by 2026

Ride Sharing Spend by Consumers to Exceed $930 Billion Globally by 2026

9 Jan 2022 comment

Ride-sharing spending by consumers globally will exceed $937 billion by 2026, comparable to 50 times the combined annual revenue of Transport for London, New York City’s MTA, and the Beijing Metro in 2021, according to a new study by Juniper Research.

Most People Believe that Technology Makes the World a Better Place

Most People Believe that Technology Makes the World a Better Place

7 Jan 2022 comment

The vast majority of people surveyed worldwide (72 percent) believe that technological progress is making the world a better place.

XR Headset Shipments to Grow 10 Times and Cross 100 Million Units by 2025

XR Headset Shipments to Grow 10 Times and Cross 100 Million Units by 2025

6 Jan 2022 comment

Extended Reality (XR) headset shipments are projected to grow about 10 times from 11 million units in 2021 to 105 million in 2025, according to Counterpoint Research.

Online, Premiumization and Stay@Home Shaped Market for TCG in 2021

Online, Premiumization and Stay@Home Shaped Market for TCG in 2021

5 Jan 2022 comment

2021 was an exceptional year that presented the industry with numerous challenges.

Top Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations for 2022

Top Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations for 2022

4 Jan 2022 comment

Gartner highlighted the six trends that infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must start preparing for in the next 12-18 months.

PayPal Core to Surpass $1 Trillion in Payment Value in 2022

PayPal Core to Surpass $1 Trillion in Payment Value in 2022

3 Jan 2022 comment

Online payment platform PayPal is poised for strong growth next year in terms of both transaction value and users, according to Insider Intelligence.

12.5 Million Consumer VR Headsets Sold in 2021

12.5 Million Consumer VR Headsets Sold in 2021

2 Jan 2022 comment

The consumer VR market is expected to be worth $16 billion by 2026, a 148% increase over 2021, according to Omdia.

realme Was the Fastest Growing 5G Android Smartphone Brand in 3Q21

realme Was the Fastest Growing 5G Android Smartphone Brand in 3Q21

30 Dec 2021 comment

realme was the fastest-growing 5G Android smartphone brand globally in the third quarter of 2021, according to Counterpoint Research.

Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Unisoc Post Robust Growth in Smartphone Processors

Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Unisoc Post Robust Growth in Smartphone Processors

29 Dec 2021 comment

The global smartphone applications processor market grew 17 percent to $8.3 billion in the third quarter of 2021, according to Strategy Analytics.

PC Monitor Volume Saw Its First Contraction Since Lockdowns Began

PC Monitor Volume Saw Its First Contraction Since Lockdowns Began

27 Dec 2021 comment

After five consecutive quarters of year-over-year shipment growth, the global PC monitor market hit an inflection point in the third quarter of 2021 (3Q21), according to IDC.

Wearables Shipments Grew 9.9 Percent in 3Q21

Wearables Shipments Grew 9.9 Percent in 3Q21

26 Dec 2021 comment

Global shipments for wearables grew 9.9% during the third quarter of 2021 (3Q21) reaching 138.4 million units, according to IDC.

Cameras in Focus as Smartphone Image Sensors Hit Milestone

Cameras in Focus as Smartphone Image Sensors Hit Milestone

24 Dec 2021 comment

Smartphone imaging systems continued to see strong hardware upgrades this year, according to Counterpoint Research.

Many Critical Infrastructure Organizations Will Experience a Security Breach by 2025

Many Critical Infrastructure Organizations Will Experience a Security Breach by 2025

24 Dec 2021 comment

By 2025, 30% of critical infrastructure organizations will experience a security breach that will result in the halting of operations- or mission-critical cyber-physical systems, according to Gartner.