Analysis

Unfavourable Outlook for Bitcoin as Restrictions Bite

Unfavourable Outlook for Bitcoin as Restrictions Bite

14 Nov 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the value of annual Bitcoin transactions is expected to slide further from the latter half of next year.

Samsung Comprises One Third of Digital Signage Market in 2Q18

Samsung Comprises One Third of Digital Signage Market in 2Q18

13 Nov 2018 comment

The worldwide digital signage market saw shipments of more than 870,000 units in the second quarter of 2018 (2Q18), up 15.9% year over year and an increase of 10% compared to the first quarter of 2018, according to IDC.

Enterprises Are Entering the Third Era of IT

Enterprises Are Entering the Third Era of IT

13 Nov 2018 comment

Gartner's annual global survey of CIOs showed that the CIO role will remain critical in transformation workflows.

China and Europe Post Double Digit Increases in R&D Spending

China and Europe Post Double Digit Increases in R&D Spending

12 Nov 2018 comment

Annual worldwide corporate R&D spending increased by 11% in 2018, totaling US$782bn in annual investment, based on an analysis of the 1000 largest global public companies by R&D spend conducted by PwC’s Strategy&.

By 2023 All Smart Meters in Europe Must Be Made Secure by Design

By 2023 All Smart Meters in Europe Must Be Made Secure by Design

12 Nov 2018 comment

According to a new report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart electricity and gas meters in Europe will grow by 22 percent in 2018 to reach 151.9 million.

Mobile Merchant Transactions in Emerging Markets Will More Than Double

Mobile Merchant Transactions in Emerging Markets Will More Than Double

9 Nov 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research forecasts that the use of mobile devices to make retail and store payments will act as a driver for financial inclusion of the unbanked in emerging markets.

Cybersecurity Breaches Will Result In 146 Billion Records Stolen by 2023

Cybersecurity Breaches Will Result In 146 Billion Records Stolen by 2023

8 Nov 2018 comment

A new report by Juniper Research found that over 33 billion records will be stolen by cybercriminals in 2023 alone.

Tablet Market Sees Modest Decline of 8.6 Percent

Tablet Market Sees Modest Decline of 8.6 Percent

8 Nov 2018 comment

The worldwide tablet market declined 8.6% during the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18) as global shipments fell to 36.4 million, according to preliminary data from IDC.

Holiday Sales in US to Cross $1 Trillion for First Time

Holiday Sales in US to Cross $1 Trillion for First Time

7 Nov 2018 comment

Fueled by low unemployment, strong income growth and high consumer confidence, the holiday shopping season this year will be a strong one for retailers in the US, according to eMarketer.

IDC Announced its IT Industry Predictions for 2019 and Beyond

IDC Announced its IT Industry Predictions for 2019 and Beyond

7 Nov 2018 comment

IDC announced its worldwide information technology (IT) industry predictions for 2019 and beyond.

Smart Home Devices Will Deliver Double-Digit Growth Through 2022

Smart Home Devices Will Deliver Double-Digit Growth Through 2022

6 Nov 2018 comment

The worldwide smart home devices market is expected to grow 31% year over year in 2018 to 643.9 million shipments, according to IDC.

Seven Digital Disruptions CIOs May Not See Coming

Seven Digital Disruptions CIOs May Not See Coming

6 Nov 2018 comment

Gartner revealed seven digital disruptions that organizations may not be prepared for.

Global IT Spending Will Grow 3.2 Percent in 2019

Global IT Spending Will Grow 3.2 Percent in 2019

5 Nov 2018 comment

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.8 trillion in 2019, an increase of 3.2 percent from expected spending of $3.7 trillion in 2018, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

Global Smartphone Shipments Down 6 Percent in 3Q18

Global Smartphone Shipments Down 6 Percent in 3Q18

5 Nov 2018 comment

According to preliminary data from IDC, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 355.2 million units during the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18), resulting in a year-over-year decline of 6.0%.

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

31 Oct 2018 comment

Gartner highlighted the top strategic technology trends that organizations need to explore in 2019.

Streaming TV Services Face Decreasing Audiences

Streaming TV Services Face Decreasing Audiences

30 Oct 2018 comment

A new consumer survey from Juniper Research has found that increased churn rates are being faced by video streaming services such as Amazon Prime (-2.9%) and HBO Now (-19.2%) in key markets such as the UK and the US.

70 Percent of AI Projects in Digital Commerce Are Successful

70 Percent of AI Projects in Digital Commerce Are Successful

30 Oct 2018 comment

Use of artificial intelligence in digital commerce is generally considered a success, according to a survey by Gartner.

2Q18 EMEA Server Spending Increased 29 Percent

2Q18 EMEA Server Spending Increased 29 Percent

29 Oct 2018 comment

In the second quarter of 2018, the EMEA server market reported a year-on-year increase in vendor revenues, with a decline in units shipped, according to IDC.

B2B Brands Need to Rethink Their Content Marketing Strategy

B2B Brands Need to Rethink Their Content Marketing Strategy

29 Oct 2018 comment

In order to engage B2B buyers in a way that overcomes information overload and drives progress to a successful purchase, marketing leaders need to shift their content marketing strategy, according to Gartner.

Spending on Cloud Infrastructure Continued Growth in 2Q18

Spending on Cloud Infrastructure Continued Growth in 2Q18

26 Oct 2018 comment

According to IDC, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew 48.4% year over year in 2Q18, reaching $15.4 billion.

eMarketer Lowers Snap Ad Forecast

eMarketer Lowers Snap Ad Forecast

26 Oct 2018 comment

In its latest advertising forecast, eMarketer has significantly lowered its projections for Snapchat’s US ad revenues for 2018 and beyond, as an increasingly automated buying system brings down prices.

Robotics Will Become Mainstream in Finance Departments by 2020

Robotics Will Become Mainstream in Finance Departments by 2020

25 Oct 2018 comment

Corporate controllers are set to dramatically increase their adoption of robotic process automation (RPA), according to new research by Gartner.

Shared Mobility and Automation Will Reshape the Auto Industry by 2030

Shared Mobility and Automation Will Reshape the Auto Industry by 2030

25 Oct 2018 comment

Shared mobility and automation are expected to drive a revolution in the automotive industry workforce and production by 2030, according to a new study by PwC’s Strategy& consultancy.

Smart Checkout Tech Will Reach Over $45 Billion Transactions by 2023

Smart Checkout Tech Will Reach Over $45 Billion Transactions by 2023

23 Oct 2018 comment

A report from Juniper Research forecasts that retail spend at frictionless payment stores like Amazon Go will grow from an estimated $253 million in 2018 to over $45 billion by 2023.

Most Consumers Have Underwhelming Digital Experiences

Most Consumers Have Underwhelming Digital Experiences

23 Oct 2018 comment

Across all industries, at least 84 percent of consumers say their experiences with using digital tools and services fall short of expectations, according to the Gartner.

Regtech Will Account For 40 Percent Of Global Compliance Spend By 2023

Regtech Will Account For 40 Percent Of Global Compliance Spend By 2023

22 Oct 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that spending on Regtech platforms will exceed $115 billion by 2023, up from an estimated $18 billion in 2018.

Talent Shortage Considered A Top Risk Among Executives

Talent Shortage Considered A Top Risk Among Executives

22 Oct 2018 comment

A shrinking pool of qualified candidates surfaced as a top business risk for global executives in risk, audit, finance and compliance, according to a recent survey by Gartner.

31 Percent HRs Believe Organizations Have the Culture to Drive Performance

31 Percent HRs Believe Organizations Have the Culture to Drive Performance

19 Oct 2018 comment

Aligning a company’s workforce with the desired culture can improve performance against revenue goals by 9 percent, according to Gartner.

Shipments of Cellular IoT Modules Reached 237 Million Units in 2017

Shipments of Cellular IoT Modules Reached 237 Million Units in 2017

19 Oct 2018 comment

Global cellular IoT module shipments increased by 76 percent in 2017 to a new record level of 237 million, fuelled by exceptional volume growth in China, according to a new research by Berg Insights.

Converged Systems Revenue Increased 9.9 Percent in 2Q18

Converged Systems Revenue Increased 9.9 Percent in 2Q18

18 Oct 2018 comment

According to IDC, worldwide converged systems market revenue increased 9.9% year over year to $3.5 billion during the second quarter of 2018.