Worldwide shipments of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) headsets continued to soar with a total of 2.3 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17), according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker.
Companies are making blind bets on innovation with billions of dollars potentially on the line, according to a new survey of over 1200 global executives and business leaders. The PwC Innovation Benchmark examines how top companies are meeting innovation challenges.
Internet users in France, Germany and the UK commonly express a desire to live without digital advertising. Studies show they’ve acted on it too, with ad blocking adoption in all three higher than the global average. But peak adoption appears to have passed, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast for ad blocking activity in those countries.
Burgeoning entertainment and media industry segments such as virtual reality (VR), e-sports and music streaming illustrate an intensifying focus on users and the vital role of “fans” as a source of competitive advantage.
Beecham Research has launched a new report highlighting the importance of harnessing new technologies to address the need for sustainable food production to support the current rate of population growth.
According to new research from IDC, cloud service providers are at risk of underestimating the impact of new data protection legislation on their business models. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies from May 25, 2018, and introduces substantial changes in the way that personal data must be protected.
The worldwide wearables market maintained its upward trajectory during the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17) with Xiaomi and Apple leading all companies and multiple products experiencing double- and triple-digit growth.
Companies have only scratched the surface of what airborne drones can do. Over the next two decades, businesses will put industrial drones to work monitoring facilities, tracking shipments, and, perhaps even delivering groceries to your doorstep.
The security software market is undergoing a dramatic transformation due to four key developments, according to Gartner. The use of advanced analytics, expanded ecosystems, adoption of software as a service (SaaS) and managed services, and the prospect of punitive regulations are causing enterprises to rethink their security and risk management software requirements and investments.
Criminal data breaches will cost businesses a total of $8 trillion over the next 5 years, due to higher levels of Internet connectivity and inadequate enterprise wide security, according to a new report by Juniper Research.
There aren’t many industries left where robots don’t coexist with humans. We like to believe that we’re still somehow always ahead of robots. While they may be smarter and faster, human traits like creativity and empathy are features that machines have only had in sci-fi.
British Airways said it will try to operate most of its scheduled departures from London on Sunday, after a computer system failure paralyzed its operations at the start of a three-day holiday weekend in the U.K, according to Bloomberg.
In an online survey by GfK 31 percent would firmly prefer to have more time than more money, compared to only nine percent who firmly disagree with that. 44 percent firmly believe that experiences are more important than possession, compared to just three percent who firmly disagree with that.
Worldwide shipments of personal computing devices (PCDs), comprised of traditional PCs and tablets, are forecast to decline from a total of 435.0 million units in 2016 to 405.2 million units at the end of the forecast period in 2021, according to IDC.
In 2017, 40.0 million people in the US will engage with some form of augmented reality (AR) at least monthly, up 30.2% over last year, according to eMarketer’s first forecast on AR and virtual reality (VR).
European Commision fined Facebook with 110 million eur for providing misleading information about WhatsApp merger. Even grounded on EU merger regulation, this fine is a clear message to all those considering GDPR as just another privacy regulation nobody will comply with, as the real essence of the violation is in fact – privacy rights violation.
According to the latest figures published by IDC, the tablet market in Western Europe posted a slight 1.7% YoY contraction. In total, 7.1 million devices were shipped in the region, a performance above expectations that shows some resilience in the tablet market after many quarters of decline.
Market research provider Berg Insight released new findings about the market for Electronic Monitoring (EM) of offenders. The number of participants in Electronic Monitoring programmes on a daily basis in Europe and North America amounted to about 180,000 in 2016.
Total spending on IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switches) for deployment in cloud environments will increase 15.3% year over year in 2017 to $41.7 billion, according to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker forecast.
Top-performing organizations in the private and public sectors, on average, spend a greater proportion of their IT budgets on digital initiatives (33 percent) than government organizations (21 percent), according to a global survey of CIOs by Gartner.
An unsettled global political environment has not shifted CEOs' focus on profits and growth in 2017. Growth is the No. 1 business priority for 58 percent of CEOs, according to a recent survey of 388 CEOs by Gartner.
The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have a global impact when it goes into effect on May 25, 2018, according to Gartner. They predict that by the end of 2018, more than 50 percent of companies affected by the GDPR will not be in full compliance with its requirements.
The worldwide tablet market once again contracted in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17) with total shipments of 36.2 million, a year-over-year decline of 8.5%, according to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.
The worldwide application integration and middleware (AIM) software market continues to grow faster than the overall infrastructure software market, with revenue on pace to surpass $27 billion in 2017, an increase of 7 percent from 2016, according to Gartner.