Analysis

Smartphone Market Declines 9 Percent Sequentially in 2Q21

Smartphone Market Declines 9 Percent Sequentially in 2Q21

31 Jul 2021 comment

In the second quarter of 2021, global smartphone shipments reached 316.0 million units, representing a 9% drop against the previous quarter, according to Canalys.

Tablet Market Posts 5th Quarter of Growth

Tablet Market Posts 5th Quarter of Growth

30 Jul 2021 comment

Hybrid work and more digitized classrooms continue to drive record tablet demand midway through 2021, according to a new report by Strategy Analytics.

The Global Smartphone Market Grew 13.2 Percent in 2Q21

The Global Smartphone Market Grew 13.2 Percent in 2Q21

30 Jul 2021 comment

The rebound from 2020 continued for smartphones in the second quarter of 2021 (2Q21) as overall shipment volumes grew 13.2% year over year, according to IDC.

Cloud Infrastructure Spending Maintained Strong Growth in 1Q21

Cloud Infrastructure Spending Maintained Strong Growth in 1Q21

29 Jul 2021 comment

Spending on compute and storage infrastructure products for cloud infrastructure, including dedicated and shared environments, increased 12.5% year over year in the first quarter of 2021 (1Q21) to $15.1 billion, according to IDC.

Cost of a Data Breach Hits Record High During Pandemic

Cost of a Data Breach Hits Record High During Pandemic

29 Jul 2021 comment

IBM Security released the results of a global study which found that data breaches now cost surveyed companies $4.24 million per incident on average.

US Smartphone Market Grows 27 Percent in 1H21 Despite Shortages

US Smartphone Market Grows 27 Percent in 1H21 Despite Shortages

28 Jul 2021 comment

The US smartphone market saw a 27% increase in sales in the first half of 2021 as carriers continued pushing 5G upgrades and heavily discounted 5G smartphones, according to Counterpoint Research.

The European Smartphone Speed Race

The European Smartphone Speed Race

28 Jul 2021 comment

The overall speed experienced by 5G smartphones differs greatly by smartphone brand, according to OpenSignal analysis.

Mobility-as-a-Service to Displace 2.2 Billion Private Car Journeys by 2025

Mobility-as-a-Service to Displace 2.2 Billion Private Car Journeys by 2025

27 Jul 2021 comment

MaaS (Mobility-as-a-Service) will displace over 2.2 billion private car journeys by 2025; rising from 471 million in 2021, according to Juniper Research.

EMEA PC Market Remains Positive in 2Q21

EMEA PC Market Remains Positive in 2Q21

27 Jul 2021 comment

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa traditional PC market saw growth of 6.5% in 2Q21, according to IDC.

Ecosystem Approach and 5G Networks Will Maximize Market For AR Headsets

Ecosystem Approach and 5G Networks Will Maximize Market For AR Headsets

26 Jul 2021 comment

Strategy Analytics’ and Huawei’s new white paper, “AR Insight and Application Practice” shows that key features of 5G networks including Guaranteed Bit Rates, Latency, Accurate Positioning and Mobility will impact AR.

51 Percent Knowledge Workers Will Be Remote by the End of 2021

51 Percent Knowledge Workers Will Be Remote by the End of 2021

26 Jul 2021 comment

By the end of 2021, 51% of all knowledge workers worldwide are expected to be working remotely, up from 27% of knowledge workers in 2019, according to Gartner.

Three Steps Businesses Can Take to Innovate Beyond Boundaries

Three Steps Businesses Can Take to Innovate Beyond Boundaries

25 Jul 2021 comment

Lenovo announced Beyond Boundaries, a new report on the state of business innovation today.

Facebook Leads the VR Headset Market in 1Q21

Facebook Leads the VR Headset Market in 1Q21

23 Jul 2021 comment

Global shipments of VR headsets grew 52.4% year over year in the first quarter of 2021 (1Q21), according to IDC.

5G Growing Rapidly Despite Component Shortages

5G Growing Rapidly Despite Component Shortages

23 Jul 2021 comment

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, radio component revenue reached an all-time high in 2020 and strong growth will continue.

Online Payment Fraud Losses To Exceed $206 Billion Over The Next Five Years

Online Payment Fraud Losses To Exceed $206 Billion Over The Next Five Years

22 Jul 2021 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that merchant losses to online payment fraud will exceed $206 billion cumulatively for the period between 2021 and 2025.

Global Tech Provider M&A Activity Will Surpass 2018 Highs by 2022

Global Tech Provider M&A Activity Will Surpass 2018 Highs by 2022

22 Jul 2021 comment

By 2022, the level of global mergers and acquisitions activity involving technology providers will surpass previous highs recorded in 2018, according to Gartner.

Tablets and Chromebooks Expected to See Continued Growth in 2021

Tablets and Chromebooks Expected to See Continued Growth in 2021

21 Jul 2021 comment

The COVID-19 pandemic had a positive impact on the tablet market in 2020 as consumers, businesses, and schools sought tablets to stay connected, entertained, or productive, according to IDC.

ICT Specialists’ Workforce Grew in 2020 in EU

ICT Specialists’ Workforce Grew in 2020 in EU

20 Jul 2021 comment

In 2020, about 8 million people in the EU worked as ICT specialists or 4.3% of the total EU workforce.

Number of GDPR Fines Surge by 113 Percent Despite Strict Regulations

Number of GDPR Fines Surge by 113 Percent Despite Strict Regulations

20 Jul 2021 comment

Despite the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) being in its infancy stages, European regulators are increasingly focusing on implementing the law, according to Finbold.

Fixed Broadband Traffic Growth Is Slowing

Fixed Broadband Traffic Growth Is Slowing

19 Jul 2021 comment

Explosive growth in consumer broadband Internet traffic is coming to an end, according to Strategy Analytics.

Virtual Card Transaction Values to Increase by 370 Percent in Five Years

Virtual Card Transaction Values to Increase by 370 Percent in Five Years

19 Jul 2021 comment

The global value of virtual card transactions will reach $6.8 trillion in 2026, from $1.9 trillion in 2021, according to Juniper Research.

Government IT Modernization Driven by Security Concerns

Government IT Modernization Driven by Security Concerns

18 Jul 2021 comment

According to Government Index for IT Modernization, nearly 70% of those surveyed view security risks as the top barrier when migrating to modern cloud platforms.

5G Semiconductor Market Will Be a $260 Billion Opportunity

5G Semiconductor Market Will Be a $260 Billion Opportunity

16 Jul 2021 comment

Two new forecasts from IDC shed light on the sizable opportunity for 5G-related semiconductors in smartphones and macrocell base transceiver stations (BTSs) for the period 2021–2025.

Xiaomi Becomes Number Two Smartphone Vendor in 2Q21

Xiaomi Becomes Number Two Smartphone Vendor in 2Q21

16 Jul 2021 comment

In Q2 2021, global smartphone shipments increased 12%, according to Canalys.

Young Investors Drove Use of Robo-Advisors During Pandemic

Young Investors Drove Use of Robo-Advisors During Pandemic

15 Jul 2021 comment

The growth of investment robo-advisors, algorithm-based account services, spiked last year across the US, the UK, and Canada, according to eMarketer.

Global PC Market Up 13 Percent in 2Q21

Global PC Market Up 13 Percent in 2Q21

15 Jul 2021 comment

The global PC market continued its growth streak in the second quarter of 2021, as shipments of desktops and notebooks, including workstations, rose 13% to hit 82.3 million units, according to Canalys.

PC Shipments Grew 4.6 Percent in 2Q21

PC Shipments Grew 4.6 Percent in 2Q21

14 Jul 2021 comment

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.6 million units in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 4.6% from the second quarter of 2020, according to preliminary results by Gartner.

Most DDoS Attacks Originate from Fewer than 50 Hosting Companies

Most DDoS Attacks Originate from Fewer than 50 Hosting Companies

13 Jul 2021 comment

Nokia Deepfield announced the results of its global DDoS traffic analysis, which examined service provider network traffic encompassing thousands of routers on the internet between January 2020 and May 2021.

PC Demand Remained Strong in 2Q21

PC Demand Remained Strong in 2Q21

13 Jul 2021 comment

The surge in PC demand continued through the second quarter of 2021 despite global component shortages and logistics issues, according to preliminary results from IDC.

Digital Cross-Border Remittances to Reach $428 Billion in 2025

Digital Cross-Border Remittances to Reach $428 Billion in 2025

12 Jul 2021 comment

Digital cross‑border remittances will grow from $295 billion in 2021 to $428 billion in 2025, with digital transactions returning to pre-pandemic values by 2022, according to Juniper Research.