Analysis

Consumer Climate in Germany Continues to Recover

Consumer Climate in Germany Continues to Recover

3 Jul 2020 comment

Consumers in Germany are recovering from the shock of the coronavirus thanks to the rapid reopening of the German economy and society, according to GfK.

Digital Twins Spending Will Reach $12.7 Billion by 2021

Digital Twins Spending Will Reach $12.7 Billion by 2021

3 Jul 2020 comment

Global spending on Digital Twins will reach $12.7 billion by 2021, according to Juniper Research.

ATL Leads the Smartphone Battery Market in 1Q20

ATL Leads the Smartphone Battery Market in 1Q20

1 Jul 2020 comment

The global market for smartphone battery cells reached a total value of $1.5 billion in the first quarter of 2020, according to the Strategy Analytics.

CFOs Double Down on People Cuts Due to COVID-19 Disruption

CFOs Double Down on People Cuts Due to COVID-19 Disruption

30 Jun 2020 comment

A Gartner survey revealed that in May and June the number of companies furloughing staff, as well as cutting salaries and workforce, will have more than doubled since the end of March.

Samsung Tops the Smartphone Display Panel Market in 1Q20

Samsung Tops the Smartphone Display Panel Market in 1Q20

30 Jun 2020 comment

The global smartphone display panel market recorded total revenue of $9.0 billion in the first quarter of 2020, according to Strategy Analytics.

Netflix and Hulu Numbers Declined as COVID-19 Measures Were Relaxed

Netflix and Hulu Numbers Declined as COVID-19 Measures Were Relaxed

29 Jun 2020 comment

The surge in users of subscription video-on-demand services during the stay-at-home period was not always sustained once people were allowed to move around more freely, according to Strategy Analytics.

Continued Growth in Digital Transformation Spending in 2020

Continued Growth in Digital Transformation Spending in 2020

29 Jun 2020 comment

Spending on the digital transformation of business practices, products, and organizations will continue at a solid pace despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to IDC.

IDC Forecast Shows Continued Strong Growth of Storage Capacity

IDC Forecast Shows Continued Strong Growth of Storage Capacity

28 Jun 2020 comment

Despite the decline in IT spending brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, IDC expects the worldwide installed base of storage capacity will continue to expand.

Instant Messaging Users Will Reach 4.3 Billion in 2020

Instant Messaging Users Will Reach 4.3 Billion in 2020

26 Jun 2020 comment

A new study from Juniper Research found that the number of instant messaging users will reach 4.3 billion in 2020, rising from 3.9 billion in 2019.

Global Spending on IT Devices Will Plunge by $108 Billion

Global Spending on IT Devices Will Plunge by $108 Billion

26 Jun 2020 comment

Coronavirus outbreak caused a global IT spending to slip 8% this year, with thousands of companies cutting their technology and service budgets and financing only essential IT costs.

Philips Hue Dominates Smart Bulbs with 50 Percent Share

Philips Hue Dominates Smart Bulbs with 50 Percent Share

25 Jun 2020 comment

Philips Hue smart light bulbs are lighting up more smart homes than ever, according to Strategy Analytics.

5G and LTE Router/Gateway Market Will Reach $3.0 Billion in 2024

5G and LTE Router/Gateway Market Will Reach $3.0 Billion in 2024

25 Jun 2020 comment

Driven by increasing demand from branch, mobile, and IoT customers, IDC expects LTE routers to experience double-digit growth in 2020.

One Third of Users Will Cut Spending on Their Next Smartphone

One Third of Users Will Cut Spending on Their Next Smartphone

24 Jun 2020 comment

One in three respondents is intending to cut spending by 20% when making their next smartphone purchase, according to Counterpoint Research.

Employees New to Working from Home Pose Security Risk

Employees New to Working from Home Pose Security Risk

24 Jun 2020 comment

IBM Security released findings from a study focused on the behaviors and security risks of those new to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blockchain Spending Will Slow Down to $4.3 Billion in 2020

Blockchain Spending Will Slow Down to $4.3 Billion in 2020

23 Jun 2020 comment

Blockchain spending will decline in 2020 as compared to the pre-COVID-19 forecast scenario, according to IDC.

Google’s US Ad Revenues Will Drop for the First Time

Google’s US Ad Revenues Will Drop for the First Time

23 Jun 2020 comment

For the first time ever, Google’s net US digital ad revenues will decline in absolute terms, according to eMarketer.

New Research Highlights 5G FWA Opportunity for Mobile Operators

New Research Highlights 5G FWA Opportunity for Mobile Operators

21 Jun 2020 comment

New research, commissioned by Nokia, highlights 5G Fixed Wireless Access as the most desirable 5G use case amongst consumers globally.

Pandemic Could Drive Long-Term Shift to Home-Based Working

Pandemic Could Drive Long-Term Shift to Home-Based Working

19 Jun 2020 comment

Many employees are ready to embrace home-based working after the pandemic, according to Strategy Analytics.

Page Volumes from Office and Home Devices Will See a Sharp Decline

Page Volumes from Office and Home Devices Will See a Sharp Decline

19 Jun 2020 comment

Worldwide page volumes printed from office and home devices will see a sharp decline in 2020 affected by COVID-19 challenges, according to IDC.

Open Banking Users Will Double by 2021

Open Banking Users Will Double by 2021

18 Jun 2020 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total number of Open Banking users will double between 2019 and 2021.

European Blockchain Spending Slows Due to COVID-19

European Blockchain Spending Slows Due to COVID-19

18 Jun 2020 comment

According to the results of the IDC European IT Buyer Sentiment Survey, companies expect to cut their IT spending due to the outbreak.

Smartphones and Apps Take Over as a Primary News Source

Smartphones and Apps Take Over as a Primary News Source

17 Jun 2020 comment

Study conducted by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism found increasing dependence on smartphones as a means of consuming news content.

COVID-19 Impact Shows Networks’ Crucial Role in Society

COVID-19 Impact Shows Networks’ Crucial Role in Society

17 Jun 2020 comment

Ericsson expects the global number of 5G subscriptions to top 190 million by the end of 2020 and 2.8 billion by the end of 2025.

SMS Business Messaging Will Hit 3.5 Trillion Messages in 2020

SMS Business Messaging Will Hit 3.5 Trillion Messages in 2020

16 Jun 2020 comment

SMS business messaging traffic will reach 3.5 trillion messages in 2020; rising from 3.2 trillion in 2019, according to Juniper Research.

Huawei Sanctions are Bad for US Economy

Huawei Sanctions are Bad for US Economy

16 Jun 2020 comment

Strategy Analytics said that the new U.S. Government policy against Huawei, announced in May, threatens U.S. semiconductor industry exports, innovation, and global leadership.

EMEA PC Gaming Demand Surges Amid Lockdowns

EMEA PC Gaming Demand Surges Amid Lockdowns

15 Jun 2020 comment

The EMEA market for gaming desktops and notebooks dipped in the first quarter of 2020, according to IDC.

New EC Report Shows the Importance of Digital Resilience in Times of Crisis

New EC Report Shows the Importance of Digital Resilience in Times of Crisis

15 Jun 2020 comment

This year's DESI shows that there is progress in all Member States and all key areas measured in the index.

Western Europe Smartphone Revenues Dip 10 Percent in 1Q20

Western Europe Smartphone Revenues Dip 10 Percent in 1Q20

15 Jun 2020 comment

Despite average selling price nudging upwards, wholesale smartphone revenues in the Western European region declined on COVID-19 limited demand.

Nokia Research Reveals Biggest 5G Drivers for Enterprise IT and OT

Nokia Research Reveals Biggest 5G Drivers for Enterprise IT and OT

13 Jun 2020 comment

The new research highlighted 5G plans, expectations and the biggest 5G WAN and LAN drivers for businesses in the US and UK.

Post COVID-19 Smart Meter Shipments to Hit 34.8 Million Units in 2021

Post COVID-19 Smart Meter Shipments to Hit 34.8 Million Units in 2021

11 Jun 2020 comment

Annual shipments of smart energy meters in Europe will reach a record level of 34.8 million units in 2021.