Analysis

CEO Priorities Are Shifting to Embrace Digital Business

CEO Priorities Are Shifting to Embrace Digital Business

28 May 2018 comment

Growth tops the list of CEO business priorities in 2018 and 2019, according to a recent survey of CEOs and senior executives by Gartner.

RCS Messaging Revenues Will Reach $9 Billion by 2022

RCS Messaging Revenues Will Reach $9 Billion by 2022

28 May 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research found that revenues from RCS (Rich Communication Services) messaging will exceed $9 billion by 2022, up from an estimated $126 million in 2018.

Use of Digital Strategies and Data Will Help Police Tackle Criminal Activity

Use of Digital Strategies and Data Will Help Police Tackle Criminal Activity

25 May 2018 comment

New models for policing harnessing data, digitisation, public and private sector organisations, and more diverse skills, offer law enforcement opportunities to improve how they tackle emerging challenges from global criminal activity, according to PWC.

eMarketer Cuts US Uber Forecast

eMarketer Cuts US Uber Forecast

25 May 2018 comment

Following a series of public relations scandals last year and the aggressive expansion of Lyft, eMarketer has lowered its projections for Uber usage in the US in its latest forecast on the sharing economy.

Smart Toy Revenues Will Grow by Almost 200% From 2018 by 2023

Smart Toy Revenues Will Grow by Almost 200% From 2018 by 2023

24 May 2018 comment

A new report from Juniper Research found that Smart Toys will represent an $18 billion hardware and software market by 2023, up from an estimated $6 billion in 2018.

IDC Forecasts Semiconductor Revenue Growth of 7.7% in 2018

IDC Forecasts Semiconductor Revenue Growth of 7.7% in 2018

24 May 2018 comment

After strong year-over-year growth of 24% in 2017, worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to grow for the third consecutive year in 2018 to $450 billion, up 7.7% over 2017, according to IDC.

Western Europe HCP Market: Shipments Down Yet Over Expectations

Western Europe HCP Market: Shipments Down Yet Over Expectations

23 May 2018 comment

According to IDC, the Western European printer and multifunction peripheral (MFP) market decreased by 1.6% in unit terms in 1Q18 compared with the same period a year ago.

Americans Are More Worried That AI Will Hurt Jobs Than Help Them

Americans Are More Worried That AI Will Hurt Jobs Than Help Them

23 May 2018 comment

Brookings Institution survey offers fresh fodder for the debate whether AI will help or hurt U.S. workers, showing opinion is heavily tilted against AI, according to Bloomberg.

Twitter Bots Helped Trump and Brexit Win

Twitter Bots Helped Trump and Brexit Win

22 May 2018 comment

Twitter bots may have altered the outcome of two of the world’s most consequential elections in recent years, according to Bloomberg, citing an economic study.

Another Bad Quarter for Tablets in Western Europe

Another Bad Quarter for Tablets in Western Europe

22 May 2018 comment

According to IDC, the overall tablet market for Western Europe declined 8.1% YoY, shipping 6.6 million units in the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18), as the tablet market continues to exhibit a bleak outlook for the region.

ICT Spending Including New Tech Will Exceed $5.6 Trillion in 2021

ICT Spending Including New Tech Will Exceed $5.6 Trillion in 2021

21 May 2018 comment

Worldwide ICT spending, including new technologies, is expected to exceed $5.6 trillion in 2021 with growth accelerating through the end of the forecast period as new categories account for a growing proportion of overall investments, according to IDC.

Services Revenue Post Steady Growth in 2H17

Services Revenue Post Steady Growth in 2H17

18 May 2018 comment

Worldwide revenues for IT Services and Business Services totaled $502 billion in the second half of 2017 (2H17), an increase of 3.6% year over year (in constant currency), according to IDC.

Businesses See GDPR as an Opportunity to Improve Data Privacy and Security

Businesses See GDPR as an Opportunity to Improve Data Privacy and Security

18 May 2018 comment

A new study from IBM reveals that nearly 60 percent of organizations surveyed are embracing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as an opportunity to improve privacy, security, data management or as catalyst for new business models, rather than simply a compliance issue or impediment.

Zero-touch Could Herald a New Era in Service Provider Customer Interaction

Zero-touch Could Herald a New Era in Service Provider Customer Interaction

17 May 2018 comment

Ericsson Consumer & IndustryLab released its latest Insight Report, the "Zero touch customer experience", exploring the future of customer interactions with mobile service providers.

Smart Home Automation Revenues Will Exceed $45 Billion by 2023

Smart Home Automation Revenues Will Exceed $45 Billion by 2023

15 May 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that increasing smart security adoption will drive home automation and monitoring revenues from an estimated $12 billion in 2018 to over $45 billion by 2023, representing a growth of over 260%.

Spending on Telecoms Services and Pay TV Will Speed Up This Year

Spending on Telecoms Services and Pay TV Will Speed Up This Year

15 May 2018 comment

Worldwide spending on telecommunications services and pay TV services reached $1,662 billion in 2017, an increase of 1.4% year over year, according to IDC.

Over 80% of Digital Display Ads Will Be Bought Programmatically in 2018

Over 80% of Digital Display Ads Will Be Bought Programmatically in 2018

14 May 2018 comment

Over $46 billion will go to programmatic advertising in the US this year, according to eMarketer’s latest programmatic forecast.

Enterprise Mixed Reality Applications Will Approach 40 Million by 2022

Enterprise Mixed Reality Applications Will Approach 40 Million by 2022

14 May 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the number of enterprise Mixed Reality applications will approach 40 million by 2022, rising from just 6.5 million in 2018; representing a growth of over 500%.

Digital Therapeutics Adoption Will Soar by 2023

Digital Therapeutics Adoption Will Soar by 2023

11 May 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research found that digital therapeutics software, clinically proven to treat medical conditions, will be adopted enthusiastically by many healthcare stakeholders.

Wireless Audio Equipment Still Highly Demanded in Germany

Wireless Audio Equipment Still Highly Demanded in Germany

11 May 2018 comment

The German audio market is continuing to record significant growth in sales value, according to GfK.

Less Than 10% of European Organizations Are Multicloud Ready

Less Than 10% of European Organizations Are Multicloud Ready

10 May 2018 comment

A recent survey by IDC found that only a small minority of European organizations have taken sufficient steps toward establishing a fully fledged multicloud strategy.

Gartner Survey Reveals the Scarcity of Current Blockchain Deployments

Gartner Survey Reveals the Scarcity of Current Blockchain Deployments

10 May 2018 comment

Only 1 percent of CIOs indicated any kind of blockchain adoption within their organizations, and only 8 percent were in short-term planning or active experimentation with blockchain, according to Gartner's 2018 CIO Survey.

Loot Boxes and In-game Spending Will Drive Digital Games Market

Loot Boxes and In-game Spending Will Drive Digital Games Market

9 May 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research forecasts that the total digital games market will reach $160 billion by 2022, up from $117 billion this year.

Chrome OS Detachables on the Rise While Tablet Market Struggles

Chrome OS Detachables on the Rise While Tablet Market Struggles

9 May 2018 comment

Global tablet shipments in the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18) reached 31.7 million, declining 11.7% from the prior year, according to preliminary data from IDC.

Smartphone Shoppers Altering Retail Reality

Smartphone Shoppers Altering Retail Reality

8 May 2018 comment

Ericsson Consumer & IndustryLab presened a new report about smart assistants. The report describes how connectivity is driving two major shifts in how people shop.

Tackling Innovation Risk Helps Fuel Organisational Growth

Tackling Innovation Risk Helps Fuel Organisational Growth

8 May 2018 comment

PwC’s 2018 Risk in Review Study shows how a distinct set of risk management practices can arm organisations to capture value from their innovation efforts and better manage related risks for further growth.

Amazon Echo Losing Share as Speaker Rivalry Heats Up

Amazon Echo Losing Share as Speaker Rivalry Heats Up

7 May 2018 comment

While Amazon Echo dominates the voice-enabled speaker market, its user share is slowly shrinking, as those of Google Home and smaller rivals begin to grow.

Media Use Close to Saturation Point in the UK

Media Use Close to Saturation Point in the UK

4 May 2018 comment

People in the UK will engage with media more than ever this year, but overall consumption has plateaued, according to eMarketer’s latest time spent with media forecast.

Smartphone Market Declined 2.9% in Shipments in 1Q18

Smartphone Market Declined 2.9% in Shipments in 1Q18

4 May 2018 comment

According to preliminary data from IDC, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 334.3 million units during the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18), resulting in a 2.9% decline when compared to the 344.4 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2017.

Mixed Reality Apps Will Exceed 9 Billion by 2022

Mixed Reality Apps Will Exceed 9 Billion by 2022

2 May 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total number of Mixed Reality applications will reach 9 billion by 2022, rising from an estimated 3 billion in 2018, a growth rate of 212% over 4 years.