Analysis

CEO Pessimism over Global Growth Reaches Record High

CEO Pessimism over Global Growth Reaches Record High

22 Jan 2020 comment

At the beginning of the new decade, CEOs are showing record levels of pessimism in the global economy, according to PwC.

EMEA Organizations Are Vulnerable If Business Conditions Turn

EMEA Organizations Are Vulnerable If Business Conditions Turn

21 Jan 2020 comment

Even as digitalization is becoming pervasive among EMEA organizations, they remain vulnerable to turns, forces that create uncertainty and pressure for their CIOs, according to Gartner.

Amazon Becomes the Number 1 Brand in the European Smart Home Space

Amazon Becomes the Number 1 Brand in the European Smart Home Space

20 Jan 2020 comment

The Smart Home market in Europe continued to grow in the third quarter of 2019, reaching almost 23.8 million units, an increase of 18.1% year-on-year, according to IDC.

Shipments of Cellular IoT Gateways Will Reach 8 Million by 2023

Shipments of Cellular IoT Gateways Will Reach 8 Million by 2023

20 Jan 2020 comment

More than 3.4 million cellular IoT gateways were shipped globally during 2018, at a total market value of approximately $921 million, according to Berg Insights research.

Sustainable Development Goals Could Be Bolstered by Emerging Tech

Sustainable Development Goals Could Be Bolstered by Emerging Tech

19 Jan 2020 comment

Two-thirds of the 169 targets underpinning the global Sustainable Development Goals could be bolstered by technological innovation, according to a study by the World Economic Forum and PwC.

PwC: 2020 Will Be a Year of ‘Slowbalisation’ for Global Economy

PwC: 2020 Will Be a Year of ‘Slowbalisation’ for Global Economy

16 Jan 2020 comment

Global economic growth in 2020 is expected to grow at a rate of around 3.4% in purchasing power parity terms, according to PwC.

US and Europe Cautious on Buying 5G Devices

US and Europe Cautious on Buying 5G Devices

15 Jan 2020 comment

GSMA Intelligence research shows that China will lead the charge to 5G smartphones.

Large EU Companies Dealing with ICT Security, Small Ones Legging Behind

Large EU Companies Dealing with ICT Security, Small Ones Legging Behind

15 Jan 2020 comment

In 2019, 93 percent of EU enterprises with 10 or more persons employed used at least one ICT security measure.

IDC: PC Shipments in 2019 Grew for the First Time in Eight Years

IDC: PC Shipments in 2019 Grew for the First Time in Eight Years

14 Jan 2020 comment

The worldwide market for traditional PCs finished an impressive 2019 with fourth quarter growth of 4.8% year over year, according to preliminary results from IDC.

Gartner: PC Shipments Grew 2.3 Percent in 4Q19 and 0.6 Percent for the Year

Gartner: PC Shipments Grew 2.3 Percent in 4Q19 and 0.6 Percent for the Year

14 Jan 2020 comment

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 70.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2019, a 2.3% increase from the fourth quarter of 2018, according to preliminary results by Gartner.

Blockchain Will Save the Food Industry $31 Billion by 2024

Blockchain Will Save the Food Industry $31 Billion by 2024

13 Jan 2020 comment

New data from Juniper Research shows that blockchain will enable $31 billion in food fraud savings globally by 2024 by immutably tracking food across the supply chain.

The Rise of Consumer Music Hardware

The Rise of Consumer Music Hardware

12 Jan 2020 comment

Demand for consumer audio hardware is on the rise, according to Futuresource Consulting research.

Fintech and Online Brands Outperform Traditional Banks in the U.S.

Fintech and Online Brands Outperform Traditional Banks in the U.S.

11 Jan 2020 comment

Digitalization remains a work in progress for retail banking brands, contributing to an average or below performance in digital marketing for more than two-thirds of brands, according to Gartner.

Commercial Refresh Will Continue to Keep EMEA PC Market Afloat

Commercial Refresh Will Continue to Keep EMEA PC Market Afloat

9 Jan 2020 comment

Shipments of EMEA traditional PCs totaled 72.1 million in 2019, a 0.6% YoY growth, according to preliminary results by IDC.

CES 2020: Global Technical Consumer Goods Market Looks Optimistic for 2020

CES 2020: Global Technical Consumer Goods Market Looks Optimistic for 2020

7 Jan 2020 comment

After a stable 2019, GfK experts expect for the global market for technical consumer goods a value growth of +2.5% in 2020.

End-User Spending on Wearable Devices Will Total $52 Billion in 2020

End-User Spending on Wearable Devices Will Total $52 Billion in 2020

5 Jan 2020 comment

Worldwide end-user spending on wearable devices will total $52 billion in 2020, an increase of 27% from 2019, according to the latest forecast from Gartner.

US Connected TV Ad Spending Will Be Over 10 Billion by 2021

US Connected TV Ad Spending Will Be Over 10 Billion by 2021

4 Jan 2020 comment

Connected TV advertising is a small, but rapidly growing portion of digital advertising, and it’s competing directly with traditional TV advertising, according to eMarketer.

Traditional Data and Analytics Strategies Can't Satisfy Digital Business Demands

Traditional Data and Analytics Strategies Can't Satisfy Digital Business Demands

3 Jan 2020 comment

Today, fewer than 50% of documented corporate strategies mention data and analytics as key components for delivering enterprise value, according to Gartner.

5G in China Will Push the Worldwide Smartphone Market to Growth in 2020

5G in China Will Push the Worldwide Smartphone Market to Growth in 2020

2 Jan 2020 comment

Following three straight years of market contraction, global smartphone shipments are expected to return to growth in 2020 fueled by ambitious 5G plans in China, according to IDC.

Apple Pay Overtakes Starbucks as Top Mobile Payment App in the US

Apple Pay Overtakes Starbucks as Top Mobile Payment App in the US

31 Dec 2019 comment

For the first time, a generic mobile payment app is more popular than the Starbucks mobile app, which had long led the category despite being specific to one retailer, according to eMarketer.

Digital Commerce Spend Will Reach $19 Trillion Annually by 2024

Digital Commerce Spend Will Reach $19 Trillion Annually by 2024

30 Dec 2019 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that global spending on digital commerce will reach $18.7 trillion by 2024.

Shipments of PCDs Expected to See Modest Growth in 2019

Shipments of PCDs Expected to See Modest Growth in 2019

29 Dec 2019 comment

On the heels of strong growth during the third quarter of 2019 and changing dynamics in the market for personal computing devices, IDC has raised its outlook for the remainder of 2019.

Three CEO Concerns That CIOs Must Address

Three CEO Concerns That CIOs Must Address

27 Dec 2019 comment

Gartner has identified reglobalization, economic slowdown and ‘digital dithering’ as the top three concerns for CEOs in 2019.

Spending on Telecom Services and Pay TV Will Reach $1,647 Billion in 2020

Spending on Telecom Services and Pay TV Will Reach $1,647 Billion in 2020

24 Dec 2019 comment

Worldwide spending on telecom services and pay TV services will reach $1,633 billion in 2019, an increase of 0.8% year on year, according to IDC.

Digital Transformation Investment Will Reach $7.4 Trillion by 2023

Digital Transformation Investment Will Reach $7.4 Trillion by 2023

23 Dec 2019 comment

In this year's digital transformation predictions, IDC highlights the critical business drivers accelerating DX initiatives and investments.

Ten Hot Consumer Trends 2030 – The Internet of Senses

Ten Hot Consumer Trends 2030 – The Internet of Senses

23 Dec 2019 comment

The consumer predictions about the Internet of Senses are among the expectations highlighted in the ninth edition of the Ericsson ConsumerLab Hot Consumer Trends report.

Organizations Embrace Tech Intensity as a Driver of Competitive Advantage

Organizations Embrace Tech Intensity as a Driver of Competitive Advantage

22 Dec 2019 comment

Microsoft announced the results of the State of Tech Intensity 2019 Study, revealing what business and technology decision-makers see as critical to their future growth and success.

Top Digital Experience Trends for 2020

Top Digital Experience Trends for 2020

20 Dec 2019 comment

Gartner has identified nine digital experience trends that organizations need to explore in 2020.

Consumer Mixed Reality App Installs Will Reach 10 Billion by 2024

Consumer Mixed Reality App Installs Will Reach 10 Billion by 2024

20 Dec 2019 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the number of consumer mixed reality app installs will reach 10 billion by 2024, rising from 3 billion in 2019.

Google and Facebook Outpace Projections in the UK

Google and Facebook Outpace Projections in the UK

19 Dec 2019 comment

Despite fines and scrutiny in the EU, Google and Facebook’s combined share of the UK digital advertising market will continue to grow, according to eMarketer.