Analysis

Increasing PC Prices Will Lead to Flat Growth of Global Shipments in 2018

Increasing PC Prices Will Lead to Flat Growth of Global Shipments in 2018

18 Jul 2018 comment

Worldwide shipments of devices (PCs, tablets and mobile phones) are on pace to record 0.9 percent growth to reach 2.28 billion units in 2018, according to Gartner.

Top Six Security and Risk Management Trends

Top Six Security and Risk Management Trends

17 Jul 2018 comment

Business leaders are becoming increasingly conscious of the impact cybersecurity can have on business outcomes.

Converged Systems Revenue Increased 19.6 Percent in 1Q18

Converged Systems Revenue Increased 19.6 Percent in 1Q18

17 Jul 2018 comment

According to IDC, worldwide converged systems market revenue increased 19.6% year over year to $3.2 billion during the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18).

IDC: Traditional PC Market Grew 2.7 Percent in 2Q18

IDC: Traditional PC Market Grew 2.7 Percent in 2Q18

13 Jul 2018 comment

Preliminary results for the second quarter of 2018 (2Q18) showed shipments of traditional PCs totaled 62.3 million units, recording solid year-on-year growth of 2.7%, according to IDC.

Gartner: PC Shipments Grew For the First Time in Six Years

Gartner: PC Shipments Grew For the First Time in Six Years

13 Jul 2018 comment

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.1 million units in the second quarter of 2018, a 1.4 percent increase from the second quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results by Gartner.

Zelle to Overtake Venmo in 2018

Zelle to Overtake Venmo in 2018

12 Jul 2018 comment

Zelle has quickly surpassed the competition to become the most used peer-to-peer (P2P) mobile payment platform in the US, according to eMarketer.

Hidden Costs of Data Breaches Increase Expenses for Businesses

Hidden Costs of Data Breaches Increase Expenses for Businesses

12 Jul 2018 comment

IBM Security announced the results of a global study examining the full financial impact of a data breach on a company's bottom line.

Apple Pay Accounts for 1 in 2 OEM Pay Users Globally

Apple Pay Accounts for 1 in 2 OEM Pay Users Globally

11 Jul 2018 comment

New data from Juniper Research estimates the global number of mobile contactless users will exceed 760 million by 2020, up from an estimated 440 million in 2018.

5G Networks Have a Paramount Role in Autonomous Vehicle Connectivity

5G Networks Have a Paramount Role in Autonomous Vehicle Connectivity

11 Jul 2018 comment

Communications service providers can secure future market opportunities with manufacturers of autonomous vehicles in the fields of driver safety and data processing and management, according to Gartner.

Mobile Voice Revenues Will Fall by $157 Billion by 2023

Mobile Voice Revenues Will Fall by $157 Billion by 2023

10 Jul 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research found that operator-billed mobile voice revenues will fall to $197 billion by 2023.

Cloud IT Infrastructure Revenues Continue to Grow by Double Digits in 1Q18

Cloud IT Infrastructure Revenues Continue to Grow by Double Digits in 1Q18

10 Jul 2018 comment

According to IDC, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew 45.5% year over year in the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18), reaching $12.9 billion.

Voice Assistants In Smart Homes Will Grow 1,000 Percent by 2023

Voice Assistants In Smart Homes Will Grow 1,000 Percent by 2023

9 Jul 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the adoption of voice assistants will be a key factor behind smart home growth.

U.K. Businesses Are Feeling the Pressure to Compete for Talent

U.K. Businesses Are Feeling the Pressure to Compete for Talent

9 Jul 2018 comment

U.K. employers are facing some challenges in retention as 27.2 percent of U.K. employees in 1Q18 reported a high intent to stay with the organization, down 5.5 percent from the same period last year, according to Gartner.

Mobile POS Will Make Almost Quarter POS Transactions By 2023

Mobile POS Will Make Almost Quarter POS Transactions By 2023

6 Jul 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the adoption of mPOS devices connecting wirelessly or via mobile devices will drive annual transactions to over 87 billion by 2023.

German Employees Report Lower Discretionary Effort than Global Average

German Employees Report Lower Discretionary Effort than Global Average

6 Jul 2018 comment

German employees’ discretionary effort fell below the global industry average, according to the latest worldwide research by Gartner.

U.S. Healthcare Leaders Expect Widespread Adoption of AI by 2023

U.S. Healthcare Leaders Expect Widespread Adoption of AI by 2023

5 Jul 2018 comment

Intel revealed the findings from a new study conducted in partnership with Convergys Analytics that surveyed 200 U.S. healthcare decision-makers on their attitudes about artificial intelligence (AI) and perceived barriers to adoption in the industry.

Smart Home Devices Market Will Grow Until 2022 at 12 Percent CAGR

Smart Home Devices Market Will Grow Until 2022 at 12 Percent CAGR

5 Jul 2018 comment

The worldwide smart home devices market, inclusive of smart speakers, digital media adapters, lighting, thermostats, and more, is forecast to ship 549.5 million devices in 2018, growing 26.8% over the prior year, according to IDC.

IT and Telecom Spending Will Slow After Last Year’s Rebound

IT and Telecom Spending Will Slow After Last Year’s Rebound

4 Jul 2018 comment

Worldwide spending on traditional hardware, software, services, and telecommunications is on course for growth of 3.7% this year in constant currency, slightly down from last year's 4.2% growth, and will reach $4 trillion in 2018, according to IDC.

In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity Revenues Will Double by 2023

In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity Revenues Will Double by 2023

4 Jul 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research found that increasing adoption of in-flight entertainment and connectivity systems by airlines and private aircraft operators will drive annual service revenues from an estimated $3.7 billion in 2018 to over $8.4 billion by 2023.

Leaders Dominate Public Cloud Services Market

Leaders Dominate Public Cloud Services Market

3 Jul 2018 comment

The worldwide public cloud services market grew 29% in 2017, reaching a total of $117 billion, according to IDC.

Employee Engagement Is a Top Concern Affecting Customer Experience

Employee Engagement Is a Top Concern Affecting Customer Experience

3 Jul 2018 comment

Employee engagement has surfaced as a major concern in delivering improvements in customer experience in a Gartner survey.

Digital Workers Think Managers Are Out of Touch With Technology Needs

Digital Workers Think Managers Are Out of Touch With Technology Needs

2 Jul 2018 comment

As many IT workers develop greater technology skills and apply them to advance their careers, many digital workers in non-IT departments believe their CIO is out of touch with their technology needs.

AR and VR Headsets Had a Slow Quarter

AR and VR Headsets Had a Slow Quarter

2 Jul 2018 comment

Worldwide shipments of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets were down 30.5% year over year, totaling 1.2 million units in the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18), according to IDC.

Application Infrastructure and Middleware Market Grew 12 Percent in 2017

Application Infrastructure and Middleware Market Grew 12 Percent in 2017

29 Jun 2018 comment

According to Gartner, a significant shift toward digital business models that harness technology trends, such as cloud computing, (IoT), analytics and AI, is boosting worldwide spending on application infrastructure and middleware (AIM).

EMEA Purpose-Built Backup Appliances Return to Growth in 1Q18

EMEA Purpose-Built Backup Appliances Return to Growth in 1Q18

29 Jun 2018 comment

EMEA purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) vendor revenues increased 24.8% year over year to reach $243.2 million in the first quarter of 2018, according to IDC.

Smartwatches Continue to Ascend While Wristbands Face Flat Growth

Smartwatches Continue to Ascend While Wristbands Face Flat Growth

28 Jun 2018 comment

The worldwide wearables market is forecast to ship 124.9 million units by the end of 2018, up 8.2% from the prior year, according to IDC.

Too Few Organizations Have the Digital Dexterity to Adopt New Ways of Work

Too Few Organizations Have the Digital Dexterity to Adopt New Ways of Work

28 Jun 2018 comment

A Gartner survey concluded that only 7 to 18 percent of organizations possess the digital dexterity to adopt new ways of work (NWOW) solutions, such as virtual collaboration and mobile work.

IoT Spending Will Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2022

IoT Spending Will Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2022

27 Jun 2018 comment

Internet of Things (IoT) spending will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% over the 2017-2022 forecast period and reach $1.2 trillion in 2022, according to IDC.

Financial Services IT Spending Will Reach $500 Billion in 2021

Financial Services IT Spending Will Reach $500 Billion in 2021

26 Jun 2018 comment

Worldwide spending on information technology (IT) by financial services firms will be nearly $500 billion in 2021, growing from $440 billion in 2018, according to IDC.

LTE Achieves 39 Percent Market Share Worldwide

LTE Achieves 39 Percent Market Share Worldwide

26 Jun 2018 comment

LTE technology, the most widely used wireless cellular technology worldwide, achieved more than 38.5 percent market share in the first quarter of 2018.