Analysis

Strong Demand Will Drive GRC Software Revenues to $11.8 Billion in 2021

Strong Demand Will Drive GRC Software Revenues to $11.8 Billion in 2021

7 Sep 2017 comment

The market for governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software is expected to experience strong growth as business leaders look for solutions to meet the challenges of regulatory change, cybersecurity threats, third-party exposure, and reputation risk. In the first forecast to size the overall GRC software market, IDC sees worldwide revenues reaching $11.8 billion in 2021, growing at a compound annual rate of 6.7% over the 2016-2021 forecast period.

Trackers Take a Back Seat as Smartwatches Accelerate in the Second Quarter

Trackers Take a Back Seat as Smartwatches Accelerate in the Second Quarter

6 Sep 2017 comment

The worldwide wearables market was once again graced with positive growth as shipments grew 10.3% year over year, reaching 26.3 million during the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), according to IDC.

CEE AR/VR Market to Reach $471 Million in 2017

CEE AR/VR Market to Reach $471 Million in 2017

5 Sep 2017 comment

IDC forecasts revenue for augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) products and services in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to reach $471 million in 2017, reflecting an increase of 262% over the $130 million spent in 2016.

Bluetooth and Multiroom are Still Trending

Bluetooth and Multiroom are Still Trending

5 Sep 2017 comment

According to GfK's findings, published during the IFA show in Berlin, positive music experiences are becoming increasingly important to consumers. The demand for suitable products has been increasing accordingly, which is giving the industry a further boost.

PC Gaming Still on the Rise

PC Gaming Still on the Rise

4 Sep 2017 comment

PC gaming hardware remained one of the most important drivers of growth for the computer and peripherals manufacturers in the B2C field in the first half of 2017 as well, according to GfK research unveiled at IFA show.

Smartphone Growth Expected to Remain Positive

Smartphone Growth Expected to Remain Positive

4 Sep 2017 comment

According to IDC, worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to maintain positive growth through 2021. IDC expects shipments to grow from 1.47 billion in 2016 to just over 1.7 billion in 2021.

What Does AI Mean for Consumer Devices?

What Does AI Mean for Consumer Devices?

1 Sep 2017 comment

IFA 2017, Europe’s largest technology trade show, kicked off today in Berlin with an array of consumer electronics companies that will show off their latest products and innovations. With artificial intelligence (AI) changing the way in which organizations innovate and communicate their processes, products and services, AI is expected to be a component in many of the announcements coming out of IFA.

Smart TVs Are Gaining Ground

Smart TVs Are Gaining Ground

1 Sep 2017 comment

According to GfK's findings for the global TV market on the occasion of IFA 2017, more and more consumers also want to access online video content on their television too, so they are opting to buy a Smart TV.

Record Global Demand for Smartphones and Wearables in 1H17

Record Global Demand for Smartphones and Wearables in 1H17

31 Aug 2017 comment

Smartphones are again the powerhouse in the area of technical consumer goods. In addition to a new record in global demand for smartphones in the first half of 2017, the average selling price (ASP) also increased.

Will the Launch of New Wearables at IFA Drive Consumer Purchases?

Will the Launch of New Wearables at IFA Drive Consumer Purchases?

31 Aug 2017 comment

IFA 2017, Europe’s largest technology trade show is a chance for companies to exhibit their existing and upcoming products. Although wearables are among the most-hyped devices in the run-up to the event, adoption is still in the early adopter phase. Roberta Cozza, research director at Gartner, shared her views on what announcements she expects from device manufacturers, and what vendors need to do to stimulate the wearables market.

Income Expectation in Germany Again Hits a Record High

Income Expectation in Germany Again Hits a Record High

30 Aug 2017 comment

The mood among German consumers in August shows a positive but non-uniform pattern. GfK forecasts an increase in consumer climate for September of 0.1 points in comparison to the previous month to 10.9 points.

Smartphone Growth Remains Positive as Shipments Will Grow to 1.7 Billion in 2021

Smartphone Growth Remains Positive as Shipments Will Grow to 1.7 Billion in 2021

30 Aug 2017 comment

According to a new forecast from IDC, worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to maintain positive growth through 2021. IDC expects shipments to grow from 1.47 billion in 2016 to just over 1.7 billion in 2021.

49% of North American Insurers Operating Without a Digital Strategy

49% of North American Insurers Operating Without a Digital Strategy

29 Aug 2017 comment

A recent survey by Gartner and LOMA revealed that digital maturity among North American life insurers remains low, with 49 percent of the survey's respondents having no digital strategy in place and many without an understanding about how digitalization can help transform their business models.

55% of Respondents Will Not Ride in a Fully Autonomous Vehicle

55% of Respondents Will Not Ride in a Fully Autonomous Vehicle

28 Aug 2017 comment

Gartner expects to see multiple launches of autonomous vehicles around 2020. However, the full impact of autonomous vehicle technology on society and the economy will not begin to emerge until approximately 2025. Consumer and social acceptance is a key driver in autonomous vehicle adoption.

Bitcoin Analysts Are Competing for Highest Price Forecast

Bitcoin Analysts Are Competing for Highest Price Forecast

26 Aug 2017 comment

It seems like everyone is coming up with a bitcoin price forecast these days, with some of the biggest banks jumping into the action, while speculators to long-time investors are also making their bets, according to Bloomberg.

PCD Market Expected to Continue Decline with a 5-Year CAGR of -1.7%

PCD Market Expected to Continue Decline with a 5-Year CAGR of -1.7%

25 Aug 2017 comment

According to a new forecast from IDC, global shipments of personal computing devices (PCDs), comprised of traditional PCs (a combination of desktop, notebook, and workstations) and tablets (slates and detachables), are expected to continue a slight decline through 2021.

Demand for 4G Smartphones in Emerging Markets Spurred Growth in 2Q17

Demand for 4G Smartphones in Emerging Markets Spurred Growth in 2Q17

25 Aug 2017 comment

Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 366.2 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 6.7 percent increase over the second quarter of 2016, according to Gartner. In the smartphone operating system market, Android extended its lead with 87.7 percent market share, while iOS accounted for 12.1 percent.

KakaoTalk Users Will Reach 31 Million in South Korea

KakaoTalk Users Will Reach 31 Million in South Korea

24 Aug 2017 comment

A new forecast from eMarketer projects KakaoTalk users in South Korea will reach 31.2 million this year, and grow to 34.1 million by 2021.

Worldwide Information Security Spending Will Grow 7% in 2017

Worldwide Information Security Spending Will Grow 7% in 2017

24 Aug 2017 comment

Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $86.4 billion in 2017, an increase of 7 percent over 2016, with spending expected to grow to $93 billion in 2018, according to the latest forecast from Gartner.

Digital Travel Sales in India Will Top $22.5 Billion This Year

Digital Travel Sales in India Will Top $22.5 Billion This Year

23 Aug 2017 comment

Digital travel sales in India will total $22.52 billion in 2017, up 33.0% over the previous year, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast on worldwide digital travel sales.

Eight Critical Components of a Digital Workplace

Eight Critical Components of a Digital Workplace

23 Aug 2017 comment

Digital workplace programs often lose their way, or fail, due to a fragmented approach that prioritizes a few technology "fixes" over business strategy, said Gartner. To combat this, digital workplace leaders need to employ a framework to ensure their digital workplace initiatives address all of the eight critical components required for a successful implementation.

Digital Transformation and IoT Will Drive Investment in ITOM Through 2020

Digital Transformation and IoT Will Drive Investment in ITOM Through 2020

22 Aug 2017 comment

The growth of digital business and the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to drive large investment in IT operations management (ITOM) through 2020, according to Gartner. A primary driver for organizations moving to ITOM open-source software (OSS) is lower cost of ownership.

New eMarketer Forecast Sees Mobile Driving Retail Ecommerce in China

New eMarketer Forecast Sees Mobile Driving Retail Ecommerce in China

21 Aug 2017 comment

China, the world’s largest ecommerce market, is set for continued growth in 2017, according to eMarketer’s latest worldwide retail forecast. Retail ecommerce sales in the country are expected to reach $1.13 trillion this year, a figure equal to 23.1% of total retail sales.

Worldwide Semiconductor Capital Spending Will Grow 10.2% in 2017

Worldwide Semiconductor Capital Spending Will Grow 10.2% in 2017

21 Aug 2017 comment

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to increase 10.2 percent in 2017, to $77.7 billion, according to Gartner. This growth rate is up from the previous quarter's forecast of 1.4 percent, due to continued aggressive investment in memory and leading-edge logic which is driving spending in wafer-level equipment.

The HCP Market is Growing in Western Europe

The HCP Market is Growing in Western Europe

21 Aug 2017 comment

According to research by IDC, the Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market grew by 3.8% in unit terms in 2Q17 compared with the same period a year ago. There were positive sales performances in both inkjet and laser markets for units, but value for the laser market was actually down.

Gartner Releases Hype Cycle for the Digital Workplace, 2017

Gartner Releases Hype Cycle for the Digital Workplace, 2017

18 Aug 2017 comment

Digital business execution is requiring more frequent and complex decision making, continuous problem solving and rapid pattern recognition, all of which require workforce digital dexterity, according to new Hype Cycle by Gartner.

Czech Security Solutions Market Driven by Rising Demand

Czech Security Solutions Market Driven by Rising Demand

18 Aug 2017 comment

The Czech security solutions market (comprising software, appliances, and services) grew by almost 14% year on year in 2016, according to the new study from IDC. Escalating security concerns are expected to drive further market expansion throughout the forecast period, with spending approaching $400 million by 2021.

Western European Tablet Market Almost Returning to Growth in 2Q17

Western European Tablet Market Almost Returning to Growth in 2Q17

17 Aug 2017 comment

According to the latest figures published by IDC, the tablet market in Western Europe posted just a 0.5% YoY contraction. In total, 7.0 million devices were shipped in the region, which shows an almost complete recovery of the market in the region.

Three Megatrends That Will Drive Digital Business Into the Next Decade

Three Megatrends That Will Drive Digital Business Into the Next Decade

17 Aug 2017 comment

The emerging technologies on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017 reveal three distinct megatrends that will enable businesses to survive and thrive in the digital economy over the next five to 10 years.

eMarketer Forecasts Strong Growth in Facebook Users in India

eMarketer Forecasts Strong Growth in Facebook Users in India

16 Aug 2017 comment

India has experienced explosive growth in the number of Facebook users over the past few years, making the country home to the largest share (32.6%) of users in Asia-Pacific.