Analysis

eCommerce in China Will Surpass Half of Retail Sales

eCommerce in China Will Surpass Half of Retail Sales

20 Feb 2021 comment

China will take a step in its digital transformation this year that once would have seemed almost unthinkable, according to eMarketer.

Google Play Hit 108.5 Billion Downloads and $38.6 Billion in Revenue in 2020

Google Play Hit 108.5 Billion Downloads and $38.6 Billion in Revenue in 2020

19 Feb 2021 comment

As one of the two largest distribution channels for mobile apps, Google Play has witnessed new records in revenue and the number of downloads.

Digital Wallet Spend to Exceed $10 Trillion Globally in 2025

Digital Wallet Spend to Exceed $10 Trillion Globally in 2025

19 Feb 2021 comment

Total spend via digital wallets will exceed $10 trillion in 2025, up from $5.5 trillion in 2020, according to Juniper Research.

Demand for Robotic Goods-to-Person Systems Will Quadruple Through 2023

Demand for Robotic Goods-to-Person Systems Will Quadruple Through 2023

18 Feb 2021 comment

Through 2023, demand for robotic goods-to-person (G2P) systems will quadruple to help enforce social distancing in warehouses, according to Gartner.

Public Cloud IT Infrastructure Revenue Growth Remained Strong in 3Q20

Public Cloud IT Infrastructure Revenue Growth Remained Strong in 3Q20

17 Feb 2021 comment

Vendor revenue from sales of IT infrastructure products for cloud environments, including public and private cloud, increased 9.4% year over year in the third quarter of 2020 (3Q20), according to IDC.

Large Education Rollouts Continue Driving the Tablet Market in EMEA

Large Education Rollouts Continue Driving the Tablet Market in EMEA

16 Feb 2021 comment

The tablet market in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region totaled 14.6 million units in 4Q20, growing 11.7% YoY, according to IDC.

Five Digital Competencies Finance Teams Will Need to Reach Their Goals in 2021

Five Digital Competencies Finance Teams Will Need to Reach Their Goals in 2021

15 Feb 2021 comment

CFOs will fail to realize the full value of new technology investments unless their staff are equipped with five key digital competencies which are most crucial for delivering high business impact, according to Gartner.

Tech Innovation Required to Fill Gap in Indoor Navigation for Blind

Tech Innovation Required to Fill Gap in Indoor Navigation for Blind

13 Feb 2021 comment

Navigating alone around indoor places such as malls, train stations and airports, is difficult unless the individual is very familiar with their surroundings, according to Strategy Analitics.

Mobile Roaming Subscribers to Reach 918 Million Globally by 2024

Mobile Roaming Subscribers to Reach 918 Million Globally by 2024

12 Feb 2021 comment

The number of international roaming subscribers dropped by 73% to 243 million globally in 2020; caused by travel restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Juniper Research.

Smart Homes Will Reach 179 million in Europe and North America in 2024

Smart Homes Will Reach 179 million in Europe and North America in 2024

11 Feb 2021 comment

The number of smart homes in Europe and North America reached 102.6 million in 2020, according to new research from Berg Insight.

Gaming, Remote Work Drove Record Notebook PC Demand

Gaming, Remote Work Drove Record Notebook PC Demand

10 Feb 2021 comment

As remote working and e-learning continues worldwide, demand for Notebook PCs was at its highest ever in 4Q20, driving 54% year-on-year growth for notebook shipments, according to Strategy Analytics.

Apple and Samsung Extended Lead as Top Semiconductor Customers in 2020

Apple and Samsung Extended Lead as Top Semiconductor Customers in 2020

10 Feb 2021 comment

Apple remained the No. 1 semiconductor chip buyer in 2020, representing 11.9% of the total worldwide market, according to preliminary results from Gartner.

RCS Messaging Users Will Reach 3.9 Billion by 2025

RCS Messaging Users Will Reach 3.9 Billion by 2025

9 Feb 2021 comment

The global number of users of RCS (Rich Communication Services) messaging will reach 3.9 billion by 2025; rising from 1.2 billion in 2020, according to Juniper Research.

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 7.3 Percent in 2020

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 7.3 Percent in 2020

9 Feb 2021 comment

Following a decline of 12% in 2019, worldwide semiconductor revenue rebounded in 2020 to total $449.8 billion, according to Gartner.

Global Refurbished Smartphone Market Fell 9 Percent in 2020

Global Refurbished Smartphone Market Fell 9 Percent in 2020

8 Feb 2021 comment

The global refurbished smartphone market fell 9% in 2020, according to Counterpoint Research.

Dematerialization Is the Path to Profitability and Sustainability

Dematerialization Is the Path to Profitability and Sustainability

7 Feb 2021 comment

Ericsson Consumer & IndustryLab reports that dematerialized enterprises expect to leverage cloud and mobile technology to become more productive and sustainable by 2030.

Employee Well-being is Major Priority for Many CEOs

Employee Well-being is Major Priority for Many CEOs

6 Feb 2021 comment

A new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study revealed a top challenge for many surveyed CEOs over the next few years is managing an "anywhere" workforce.

Global Cybersecurity Market Expected to Grow in 2021

Global Cybersecurity Market Expected to Grow in 2021

5 Feb 2021 comment

Cybersecurity spending will increase 10.0% worldwide in the best-case scenario in 2021, according to Canalys forecast.

Operators Must Build Revenue Diversity into 5G Go To Market Strategies

Operators Must Build Revenue Diversity into 5G Go To Market Strategies

5 Feb 2021 comment

The 5G ecosystem is reaching a level of technology maturity much more rapidly than earlier generations, according to Strategy Analytics.

China's Smartphone Market Was Relatively Flat in 4Q20

China's Smartphone Market Was Relatively Flat in 4Q20

4 Feb 2021 comment

86.4 million smartphones were shipped in China in 4Q20, a relatively flat growth from a year ago, according to IDC.

Smartphone Sales Expected to Grow 11 Percent in 2021

Smartphone Sales Expected to Grow 11 Percent in 2021

4 Feb 2021 comment

Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users will total 1.5 billion units in 2021, a 11.4% growth year over year, according to Gartner.

Tablet Shipments Return to Growth in 2020, Fueled by Unprecedented Demand

Tablet Shipments Return to Growth in 2020, Fueled by Unprecedented Demand

3 Feb 2021 comment

The worldwide tablet market had an outstanding fourth quarter (4Q20) with 19.5% year-over-year growth and shipments totaling 52.2 million units, according to preliminary data from IDC.

5G Productivity and Efficiency Will Add $1.3 Trillion to Global GDP by 2030

5G Productivity and Efficiency Will Add $1.3 Trillion to Global GDP by 2030

3 Feb 2021 comment

Productivity and efficiency gains enabled by 5G’s application will drive business, skills and service change worth US$1.3 trillion to global GDP by 2030, according to PwC.

China’s Smartphone Market in 2020 Logs Sharpest Decline in 3 Years

China’s Smartphone Market in 2020 Logs Sharpest Decline in 3 Years

2 Feb 2021 comment

China’s overall smartphone sales declined 17% on a yearly basis in 2020, the sharpest decline in the last three years, according to Counterpoint Research.

Tablets and Chromebooks Set All-Time High Shipment Records in 4Q20

Tablets and Chromebooks Set All-Time High Shipment Records in 4Q20

2 Feb 2021 comment

The Global PC market (including tablets) ended 2020 on a high, posting a third consecutive quarter of annual growth, according to Canalys.

Tablet Market Posts Strongest Growth in 7 Years

Tablet Market Posts Strongest Growth in 7 Years

1 Feb 2021 comment

As 2020 dragged on, tablet vendors delivered much needed options to support learning and working from home, according to Strategy Analytics.

Smartphone Shipments Return to Positive Growth in 4Q20, Apple on the top

Smartphone Shipments Return to Positive Growth in 4Q20, Apple on the top

29 Jan 2021 comment

The worldwide smartphone market continued to improve in the holiday quarter of 2020 (4Q20) returning to familiar ground with 4.3% year-over-year growth, according to preliminary data from IDC.

US Adults Added One Hour of Digital Time in 2020

US Adults Added One Hour of Digital Time in 2020

28 Jan 2021 comment

Amid the pandemic, US adults spent 1 hour more per day on digital activities (across all devices) than they did in 2019, according to eMarketer.

Spending on Wearable Devices to Total $81.5 Billion in 2021

Spending on Wearable Devices to Total $81.5 Billion in 2021

28 Jan 2021 comment

Worldwide end-user spending on wearable devices will total $81.5 billion in 2021, an 18.1% increase from $69 billion in 2020, according Gartner.

QR Code Payment Users Will Reach 2.2 Billion Globally by 2025

QR Code Payment Users Will Reach 2.2 Billion Globally by 2025

27 Jan 2021 comment

The total number of QR code payment users will exceed 2.2 billion in 2025, up from 1.5 billion in 2020; equating to 29% of all mobile phone users across the world in 2025, according to Juniper Research.