Analysis

China Leads in GenAI Usage

China Leads in GenAI Usage

While the generative AI race traces its roots back to the launch of ChatGPT two years ago, a survey found China leads the world in usage.

Smartphone Market Grew 6 Percent in 2Q24

Smartphone Market Grew 6 Percent in 2Q24

Global smartphone sell-through volumes grew 6% in the second quarter of 2024 to record the highest YoY growth in the last three years, according to preliminary numbers from Counterpoint Research.

Top HR Investment Trends for 2024

Top HR Investment Trends for 2024

For the third consecutive year, HR leaders cited HR technology as their top investment priority, according to a survey by Gartner.

Spotify Takes the Music Industry Market Cap Crown

Spotify Takes the Music Industry Market Cap Crown

A new analysis from Omdia has revealed that Spotify overtook Universal Music Group (UMG) to become the biggest music industry company in market capitalization terms in the second quarter of 2024.

Cybersecurity Risks for the Olympic Games Will be Widespread

Cybersecurity Risks for the Olympic Games Will be Widespread

While previous Olympic games have faced cybersecurity threats, the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, also known as Paris 2024, will see the largest number of threats, the most complex threat landscape, the largest ecosystem of threat actors, and the highest degree of ease for threat actors to execute attacks.

PC Shipments Increased by 1.9 Percent in 2Q24

PC Shipments Increased by 1.9 Percent in 2Q24

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 60.6 million units in the second quarter of 2024, a 1.9% increase from the second quarter of 2023, according to preliminary results by Gartner.

EU Innovation Performance Steadily Improves

EU Innovation Performance Steadily Improves

The innovation performance of the European Union continues to improve at a steady pace, reaching a 10% increase since 2017 and a growth of 0.5% between 2023 and 2024.

Three Areas Where GenAI Will Have the Most Impact on Organizations

Three Areas Where GenAI Will Have the Most Impact on Organizations

A recent IDC survey of technology buyers worldwide found that technology decision-making, financial and operational systems, and customer engagement, experience, and support are the three business areas where generative artificial intelligence is most likely to impact their organization's future competitive position or business model.