Analysis

AR and VR Headsets Had a Slow Quarter

AR and VR Headsets Had a Slow Quarter

2 Jul 2018 comment

Worldwide shipments of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets were down 30.5% year over year, totaling 1.2 million units in the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18), according to IDC.

Application Infrastructure and Middleware Market Grew 12 Percent in 2017

Application Infrastructure and Middleware Market Grew 12 Percent in 2017

29 Jun 2018 comment

According to Gartner, a significant shift toward digital business models that harness technology trends, such as cloud computing, (IoT), analytics and AI, is boosting worldwide spending on application infrastructure and middleware (AIM).

EMEA Purpose-Built Backup Appliances Return to Growth in 1Q18

EMEA Purpose-Built Backup Appliances Return to Growth in 1Q18

29 Jun 2018 comment

EMEA purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) vendor revenues increased 24.8% year over year to reach $243.2 million in the first quarter of 2018, according to IDC.

Smartwatches Continue to Ascend While Wristbands Face Flat Growth

Smartwatches Continue to Ascend While Wristbands Face Flat Growth

28 Jun 2018 comment

The worldwide wearables market is forecast to ship 124.9 million units by the end of 2018, up 8.2% from the prior year, according to IDC.

Too Few Organizations Have the Digital Dexterity to Adopt New Ways of Work

Too Few Organizations Have the Digital Dexterity to Adopt New Ways of Work

28 Jun 2018 comment

A Gartner survey concluded that only 7 to 18 percent of organizations possess the digital dexterity to adopt new ways of work (NWOW) solutions, such as virtual collaboration and mobile work.

IoT Spending Will Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2022

IoT Spending Will Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2022

27 Jun 2018 comment

Internet of Things (IoT) spending will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6% over the 2017-2022 forecast period and reach $1.2 trillion in 2022, according to IDC.

Financial Services IT Spending Will Reach $500 Billion in 2021

Financial Services IT Spending Will Reach $500 Billion in 2021

26 Jun 2018 comment

Worldwide spending on information technology (IT) by financial services firms will be nearly $500 billion in 2021, growing from $440 billion in 2018, according to IDC.

LTE Achieves 39 Percent Market Share Worldwide

LTE Achieves 39 Percent Market Share Worldwide

26 Jun 2018 comment

LTE technology, the most widely used wireless cellular technology worldwide, achieved more than 38.5 percent market share in the first quarter of 2018.

Healthcare Cloud Spending Will Be Twice the Size of Financial Firms

Healthcare Cloud Spending Will Be Twice the Size of Financial Firms

25 Jun 2018 comment

Industry cloud spending across four major industry groups (finance, manufacturing, healthcare, and the public sector) will total $22.5 billion globally in 2018, according to IDC.

Most Under-35s OK With Insurers Digital Spying If It Cuts Prices

Most Under-35s OK With Insurers Digital Spying If It Cuts Prices

25 Jun 2018 comment

The majority of people between 18 and 34 would be willing to let insurance companies dig through their digital data from social media to health devices if it meant lowering their premiums, according to Bloomberg.

Security Appliance Market Had Double-Digit Growth in 1Q18

Security Appliance Market Had Double-Digit Growth in 1Q18

22 Jun 2018 comment

According to IDC, the total security appliance market saw positive growth in both vendor revenue and unit shipments for the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18).

IoT Connections Will Grow 140 Percent to Hit 50 Billion by 2022

IoT Connections Will Grow 140 Percent to Hit 50 Billion by 2022

21 Jun 2018 comment

New data from Juniper Research has revealed that the total number of connected IoT sensors and devices is set to exceed 50 billion by 2022, up from an estimated 21 billion in 2018.

EMEA External Storage Market Returns to Explosive Growth

EMEA External Storage Market Returns to Explosive Growth

21 Jun 2018 comment

The total EMEA external storage systems value increased almost by 24% in dollars in the first quarter of 2018 (+7.4% in euros), according to IDC.

India’s Ecommerce Market Continues to Surge

India’s Ecommerce Market Continues to Surge

20 Jun 2018 comment

Retail ecommerce sales in India will climb 31.0% this year to reach $32.70 billion, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast.

1Q18 EMEA Server Spending up by 35 Percent

1Q18 EMEA Server Spending up by 35 Percent

20 Jun 2018 comment

IDC found that in the first quarter of 2018, the EMEA server market reported a year-on-year increase in vendor revenues of 35.0% to $3.9 billion and a YoY increase of 2.0% in units shipped to 542,000.

Enterprise WLAN Market Sees Moderate Growth in 1Q18

Enterprise WLAN Market Sees Moderate Growth in 1Q18

19 Jun 2018 comment

The combined consumer and enterprise wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments decreased 1.3% year over year in the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18) with worldwide revenues of $2.24 billion, according to IDC.

Global Digital Commerce Spend Will Rise 60 Percent by 2022

Global Digital Commerce Spend Will Rise 60 Percent by 2022

19 Jun 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research forecasts that consumer spend on Digital Commerce will reach $14.7 trillion by 2022, up by 60% on last year’s figure of $9.2 trillion.

EMEA Smartphone Markets Hit Record Value Despite Global Slowdown

EMEA Smartphone Markets Hit Record Value Despite Global Slowdown

18 Jun 2018 comment

The EMEA region's smartphone market showed some stability in the first quarter of 2018 in unit terms, while its value grew to exceed its previous first quarter peak result in 1Q15, according to IDC.

eMarketer Lowers US Airbnb Forecast

eMarketer Lowers US Airbnb Forecast

15 Jun 2018 comment

While Airbnb has benefited from a surge in overall digital travel bookings, its growth is being hampered by increasing competition and guests’ concerns over safety and security.

Spending on Digital Transformation Will Soar Past $1 Trillion in 2018

Spending on Digital Transformation Will Soar Past $1 Trillion in 2018

15 Jun 2018 comment

Worldwide spending on the technologies and services that enable the digital transformation (DX) of business practices, products, and organizations is forecast to be more than $1.1 trillion in 2018, an increase of 16.8% over the $958 billion spent in 2017, according to IDC.

Mobile Operator Core Revenues Will Fall by $50bn Over Next 5 Years

Mobile Operator Core Revenues Will Fall by $50bn Over Next 5 Years

14 Jun 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that annual global operator-billed revenues from voice and data services are expected to fall by over $50 billion over the next 5 years, from $837 billion last year to $785 billion by 2022.

Enterprise Storage Market Grew 34.4 Percent in 1Q18

Enterprise Storage Market Grew 34.4 Percent in 1Q18

14 Jun 2018 comment

The total worldwide enterprise storage systems factory revenue grew 34.4% year over year during the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18) to $13.0 billion, according to IDC.

Wearable Device Shipments Slow in 1Q18

Wearable Device Shipments Slow in 1Q18

13 Jun 2018 comment

Worldwide shipments of wearable devices grew 1.2% during the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18) as shipments reached 25.1 million units according IDC.

850 Million People Will Watch eSports Content by 2022

850 Million People Will Watch eSports Content by 2022

13 Jun 2018 comment

A new study from Juniper Research forecasts that unique viewers of eSports and let’s play content will reach 858 million by 2022, up from 630 million this year.

Ethernet Switch and Router Trackers Show Improvement in 1Q18

Ethernet Switch and Router Trackers Show Improvement in 1Q18

12 Jun 2018 comment

The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) recorded $6.29 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18), a healthy increase of 10.9% year over year, according to IDC.

Server Revenue Grew 33.4% in 1Q18

Server Revenue Grew 33.4% in 1Q18

12 Jun 2018 comment

The growth at the end of 2017 continued for the worldwide server market in the first quarter of 2018 as worldwide server revenue increased 33.4 percent and shipments grew 17.3 percent year over year, according to Gartner.

Starbucks App Leads Mobile Payment Competitors

Starbucks App Leads Mobile Payment Competitors

11 Jun 2018 comment

Starbucks will remain the most popular proximity mobile payment app, staying ahead of Apple Pay and other competitors, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast on US proximity mobile payments.

Server Market Revenue Grew 38.6% in 1Q18

Server Market Revenue Grew 38.6% in 1Q18

11 Jun 2018 comment

According to IDC, vendor revenue in the worldwide server market increased 38.6% year over year to $18.8 billion during the first quarter of 2018.

Hardcopy Peripherals Market Maintains Growth Trajectory in 1Q18

Hardcopy Peripherals Market Maintains Growth Trajectory in 1Q18

8 Jun 2018 comment

Worldwide shipments of hardcopy peripherals increased 1.7% to nearly 23.8 million units in the first quarter of 2018, according to IDC.

PwC Reports on Trends in Entertainment and Media

PwC Reports on Trends in Entertainment and Media

8 Jun 2018 comment

According to PwC, the ongoing rapid evolution of the entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase.