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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.