Analysis

Smartwatch Shipments Will Reach 166 Million by 2023

Smartwatch Shipments Will Reach 166 Million by 2023

19 Mar 2019 comment

A new study by Juniper Research has found that the 4 biggest smartwatch vendors will have their market share for connected watch shipments fall to 47% by 2023.

37 Percent of Service Leaders Are Piloting or Using AI Bots and VCAs

37 Percent of Service Leaders Are Piloting or Using AI Bots and VCAs

19 Mar 2019 comment

37 percent of service leaders are either piloting or using AI bots and virtual customer assistants, according to Gartner.

Digital Twins Are Entering Mainstream Use

Digital Twins Are Entering Mainstream Use

18 Mar 2019 comment

13 percent of organizations implementing IoT projects already use digital twins, while 62 percent are either in the process of establishing digital twin use or plan to do so, according to a recent IoT implementation survey by Gartner.

Worldwide Ethernet Switch Market Increased 12.7 Percent in 4Q18

Worldwide Ethernet Switch Market Increased 12.7 Percent in 4Q18

18 Mar 2019 comment

The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) recorded $7.8 billion in revenue in 4Q18, an increase of 12.7% year over year, according to IDC.

85 Percent Organizations Favor a Product-Centric Application Delivery Model

85 Percent Organizations Favor a Product-Centric Application Delivery Model

15 Mar 2019 comment

85 percent of organizations have adopted, or plan to adopt, a product-centric application delivery model, according to a survey by Gartner.

Tablet Market in EMEA Recorded a Strong Decline in 4Q18

Tablet Market in EMEA Recorded a Strong Decline in 4Q18

15 Mar 2019 comment

The overall tablet market in EMEA declined 9.6% YoY, shipping 14.1 million units in the last quarter of 2018 (4Q18), according to IDC. 2018 closed with a 9.4% YoY drop for the region.

Top 10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends for 2019

Top 10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends for 2019

14 Mar 2019 comment

Augmented analytics, continuous intelligence and explainable AI are among the top trends in data and analytics technology that have significant disruptive potential over the next three to five years, according to Gartner.

New K-12 Mobile PC Report Confirms 2018 Growth and Upbeat Future

New K-12 Mobile PC Report Confirms 2018 Growth and Upbeat Future

14 Mar 2019 comment

The global K-12 mobile PC market continues to develop, with annual shipments exceeding 29 million units for the first time last year, according to Futuresource Consulting.

Marketplace Lending Platforms Will Realise $137 Billion Revenues by 2023

Marketplace Lending Platforms Will Realise $137 Billion Revenues by 2023

13 Mar 2019 comment

New data from Juniper Research has found that MPL platform revenue will reach $137 billion annually by 2023, up from less than $30 billion this year.

Gartner Debunks Five AI Misconceptions

Gartner Debunks Five AI Misconceptions

13 Mar 2019 comment

Gartner said IT and business leaders developing projects must separate reality from myths to devise their future AI strategies.

Public Cloud Services Spending Will Reach $210 Billion This Year

Public Cloud Services Spending Will Reach $210 Billion This Year

12 Mar 2019 comment

Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $210 billion in 2019, an increase of 23.8% over 2018, according to IDC.

HCP Market Decreased 4.8 Percent in 4Q18

HCP Market Decreased 4.8 Percent in 4Q18

11 Mar 2019 comment

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market decreased 4.8% year over year to approximately 26.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18), according to IDC.

Advancing Women is Still Not a Priority for 79 percent of Organizations

Advancing Women is Still Not a Priority for 79 percent of Organizations

11 Mar 2019 comment

A new study by IBM, "Women, Leadership, and the Priority Paradox," polled 2,300 executives and professionals and revealed that the leadership gender gap in the global workplace continues to persist because organizations have yet to make advancing women a formal business priority.

Digital Voice Assistants in Use Will Triple to 8 Billion by 2023

Digital Voice Assistants in Use Will Triple to 8 Billion by 2023

8 Mar 2019 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that there will be 8 billion digital voice assistants in use by 2023, up from an estimated 2.5 billion at the end of 2018.

Western European HCP Market Declined in 4Q18

Western European HCP Market Declined in 4Q18

8 Mar 2019 comment

The Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market decreased by 6.9% in unit terms in 4Q18 compared with the same period a year ago, according to IDC.

Half of Government IT Workers Will Have Roles That Don’t Exist Today by 2023

Half of Government IT Workers Will Have Roles That Don’t Exist Today by 2023

7 Mar 2019 comment

Gartner predicts that by 2023, 50 percent of the roles that government CIOs will oversee do not exist in government IT today.

Smartphone Shipments Will Drop for the Third Consecutive Year in 2019

Smartphone Shipments Will Drop for the Third Consecutive Year in 2019

7 Mar 2019 comment

According to IDC, the smartphone market continues to be challenged and 2019 is projected to experience its third consecutive year of declining shipments.

ICT Spending Will Suffer from U.S. – China Trade War and Slowing Economy

ICT Spending Will Suffer from U.S. – China Trade War and Slowing Economy

6 Mar 2019 comment

A new forecast from IDC predicts worldwide ICT spending on hardware, software, services and telecommunications will reach $4.6 trillion by 2022.

Sporting Rights Will Drive Digital Content Revenues to $250 Billion This Year

Sporting Rights Will Drive Digital Content Revenues to $250 Billion This Year

5 Mar 2019 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that global consumer spend on digital content will reach $250 billion in 2019, an increase of $23 billion year-on-year.

Ransomware Doesn't Pay in 2018 as Cybercriminals Turn to Cryptojacking

Ransomware Doesn't Pay in 2018 as Cybercriminals Turn to Cryptojacking

4 Mar 2019 comment

IBM Security in their annual 2019 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index found that increased security measures and awareness are driving cybercriminals to alter their techniques in search of a better return on investment.

PC Market Posted a Decline in 4Q18 in EMEA

PC Market Posted a Decline in 4Q18 in EMEA

4 Mar 2019 comment

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa traditional PC market came in negative in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to IDC.

Four Chinese OEMs Among the Top 10 Semiconductor Customers in 2018

Four Chinese OEMs Among the Top 10 Semiconductor Customers in 2018

1 Mar 2019 comment

Samsung and Apple remained the top two semiconductor chip buyers in 2018, representing 17.9 percent of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner.

Back to the Future!

Back to the Future!

28 Feb 2019 comment

It's hard to make predictions about the future. But who doesn't like to make them or read them? One of my favorite movies of all time is irreplaceable and inevitable masterpiece “Back to the Future”.

MWC 2019: Global Smartphone Sales Reached $522 Billion in 2018

MWC 2019: Global Smartphone Sales Reached $522 Billion in 2018

26 Feb 2019 comment

Claiming a 44 percent share smartphones, mobile phones and wearables are still the powerhouse in the $1.2 trillion technical consumer goods market, according to GfK.

Global Smartphone Sales Stalled in 4Q18

Global Smartphone Sales Stalled in 4Q18

22 Feb 2019 comment

Global sales of smartphones to end users stalled in the fourth quarter of 2018, totaling 408.4 million units with growth of 0.1 percent over the 4Q17, according to Gartner.

Responsibility and Sustainability Are Growing Priority for Private Equity

Responsibility and Sustainability Are Growing Priority for Private Equity

22 Feb 2019 comment

Responsible investment, involving the management of environmental, social and governance issues, is an increasingly significant consideration for both private equity houses and investors, according to a new survey by PwC.

70 Percent of Organizations Will Integrate AI to Assist Employees’ by 2021

70 Percent of Organizations Will Integrate AI to Assist Employees’ by 2021

21 Feb 2019 comment

Gartner predicts that, by 2021, 70 percent of organizations will assist their employees’ productivity by integrating AI in the workplace.

India Smartphone Market Exits 2018 with Highest Ever Shipments

India Smartphone Market Exits 2018 with Highest Ever Shipments

21 Feb 2019 comment

India smartphone market shipped 142.3 million units in 2018, registering a healthy 14.5% year-on-year (YoY) growth as compared to 2017, according to IDC.

VR Headset Shipments Will Exceed 21 Million in 2019

VR Headset Shipments Will Exceed 21 Million in 2019

20 Feb 2019 comment

A new study from Juniper Research found that next-generation consoles, anticipated to be announced in 2019, will renew faltering mainstream interest in the technology on games consoles.

IDC Reports A Slowdown of China’s Smartphone Market in 4Q18

IDC Reports A Slowdown of China’s Smartphone Market in 4Q18

20 Feb 2019 comment

Smartphone shipments in the Chinese market were down 9.7% YoY to approximately 103 million units in Q4 2018, according to IDC.