Analysis

Digital Voice Assistants in Use Will Triple to 8 Billion by 2023

Digital Voice Assistants in Use Will Triple to 8 Billion by 2023

8 Mar 2019 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that there will be 8 billion digital voice assistants in use by 2023, up from an estimated 2.5 billion at the end of 2018.

Western European HCP Market Declined in 4Q18

Western European HCP Market Declined in 4Q18

8 Mar 2019 comment

The Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market decreased by 6.9% in unit terms in 4Q18 compared with the same period a year ago, according to IDC.

Half of Government IT Workers Will Have Roles That Don’t Exist Today by 2023

Half of Government IT Workers Will Have Roles That Don’t Exist Today by 2023

7 Mar 2019 comment

Gartner predicts that by 2023, 50 percent of the roles that government CIOs will oversee do not exist in government IT today.

Smartphone Shipments Will Drop for the Third Consecutive Year in 2019

Smartphone Shipments Will Drop for the Third Consecutive Year in 2019

7 Mar 2019 comment

According to IDC, the smartphone market continues to be challenged and 2019 is projected to experience its third consecutive year of declining shipments.

ICT Spending Will Suffer from U.S. – China Trade War and Slowing Economy

ICT Spending Will Suffer from U.S. – China Trade War and Slowing Economy

6 Mar 2019 comment

A new forecast from IDC predicts worldwide ICT spending on hardware, software, services and telecommunications will reach $4.6 trillion by 2022.

Sporting Rights Will Drive Digital Content Revenues to $250 Billion This Year

Sporting Rights Will Drive Digital Content Revenues to $250 Billion This Year

5 Mar 2019 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that global consumer spend on digital content will reach $250 billion in 2019, an increase of $23 billion year-on-year.

Ransomware Doesn't Pay in 2018 as Cybercriminals Turn to Cryptojacking

Ransomware Doesn't Pay in 2018 as Cybercriminals Turn to Cryptojacking

4 Mar 2019 comment

IBM Security in their annual 2019 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index found that increased security measures and awareness are driving cybercriminals to alter their techniques in search of a better return on investment.

PC Market Posted a Decline in 4Q18 in EMEA

PC Market Posted a Decline in 4Q18 in EMEA

4 Mar 2019 comment

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa traditional PC market came in negative in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to IDC.

Four Chinese OEMs Among the Top 10 Semiconductor Customers in 2018

Four Chinese OEMs Among the Top 10 Semiconductor Customers in 2018

1 Mar 2019 comment

Samsung and Apple remained the top two semiconductor chip buyers in 2018, representing 17.9 percent of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner.

Back to the Future!

Back to the Future!

28 Feb 2019 comment

It's hard to make predictions about the future. But who doesn't like to make them or read them? One of my favorite movies of all time is irreplaceable and inevitable masterpiece “Back to the Future”.

MWC 2019: Global Smartphone Sales Reached $522 Billion in 2018

MWC 2019: Global Smartphone Sales Reached $522 Billion in 2018

26 Feb 2019 comment

Claiming a 44 percent share smartphones, mobile phones and wearables are still the powerhouse in the $1.2 trillion technical consumer goods market, according to GfK.

Global Smartphone Sales Stalled in 4Q18

Global Smartphone Sales Stalled in 4Q18

22 Feb 2019 comment

Global sales of smartphones to end users stalled in the fourth quarter of 2018, totaling 408.4 million units with growth of 0.1 percent over the 4Q17, according to Gartner.

Responsibility and Sustainability Are Growing Priority for Private Equity

Responsibility and Sustainability Are Growing Priority for Private Equity

22 Feb 2019 comment

Responsible investment, involving the management of environmental, social and governance issues, is an increasingly significant consideration for both private equity houses and investors, according to a new survey by PwC.

70 Percent of Organizations Will Integrate AI to Assist Employees’ by 2021

70 Percent of Organizations Will Integrate AI to Assist Employees’ by 2021

21 Feb 2019 comment

Gartner predicts that, by 2021, 70 percent of organizations will assist their employees’ productivity by integrating AI in the workplace.

India Smartphone Market Exits 2018 with Highest Ever Shipments

India Smartphone Market Exits 2018 with Highest Ever Shipments

21 Feb 2019 comment

India smartphone market shipped 142.3 million units in 2018, registering a healthy 14.5% year-on-year (YoY) growth as compared to 2017, according to IDC.

VR Headset Shipments Will Exceed 21 Million in 2019

VR Headset Shipments Will Exceed 21 Million in 2019

20 Feb 2019 comment

A new study from Juniper Research found that next-generation consoles, anticipated to be announced in 2019, will renew faltering mainstream interest in the technology on games consoles.

IDC Reports A Slowdown of China’s Smartphone Market in 4Q18

IDC Reports A Slowdown of China’s Smartphone Market in 4Q18

20 Feb 2019 comment

Smartphone shipments in the Chinese market were down 9.7% YoY to approximately 103 million units in Q4 2018, according to IDC.

LTE Router/Gateway Market Will Reach $1.9 Billion in 2022

LTE Router/Gateway Market Will Reach $1.9 Billion in 2022

18 Feb 2019 comment

While LTE macro networks have been in place for several years in the consumer market, LTE is seeing stronger uptake as a way to provide reliable failover or as a primary WAN connectivity solution in the enterprise, according to IDC.

Government CIOs Will Focus on Data Analytics and Cybersecurity

Government CIOs Will Focus on Data Analytics and Cybersecurity

18 Feb 2019 comment

Data analytics and cybersecurity pushed cloud out of the top spot for increased technology investment by government CIOs in 2019, according to a survey from Gartner.

14 Percent Of Online US Consumers Use Instore Mobile Contactless Services

14 Percent Of Online US Consumers Use Instore Mobile Contactless Services

15 Feb 2019 comment

Despite high levels of support from retailers, only 14% of US respondents currently use OEM-Pay for instore purchases, according to a new survey from Juniper Research.

37 Percent of Organizations Have Implemented AI in Some Form

37 Percent of Organizations Have Implemented AI in Some Form

15 Feb 2019 comment

The number of enterprises implementing AI grew 270 percent in the past four years and tripled in the past year, according to the Gartner.

NFVI Revenues Will Reach $5.6 Billion in 2022

NFVI Revenues Will Reach $5.6 Billion in 2022

14 Feb 2019 comment

Communications service providers are being challenged to transform their network infrastructure to create new business network services, generate new revenue streams, and improve their operational efficiency.

Future Smartphone Payments Will Rely on Software Security

Future Smartphone Payments Will Rely on Software Security

14 Feb 2019 comment

A new report from Juniper Research predicts that the biggest shift in mobile payment security will be the move towards software-based methods, which rely on standard smartphone components.

MaaS Will Replace 2.3 Billion Private Car Journeys Annually by 2023

MaaS Will Replace 2.3 Billion Private Car Journeys Annually by 2023

13 Feb 2019 comment

A new study from Juniper Research has found that adoption of MaaS (Mobility-as-a-Service) platforms will replace over 2.3 billion urban private car journeys annually by 2023.

Global Talent Shortage Is the Top Emerging Risk Facing Organizations

Global Talent Shortage Is the Top Emerging Risk Facing Organizations

13 Feb 2019 comment

Staff shortages have escalated in the last three months to become the top emerging risk organizations face globally, according to Gartner.

Cost-Cutting Isn’t Enough to Solve Crisis in Financial Services Industry

Cost-Cutting Isn’t Enough to Solve Crisis in Financial Services Industry

12 Feb 2019 comment

With banks struggling to improve their return on capital, many institutions are being forced to restructure and cut costs, according to PwC.

China Will Surpass US in Total Retail Sales in 2019

China Will Surpass US in Total Retail Sales in 2019

11 Feb 2019 comment

China is poised to become the world’s top retail market in 2019, displacing the US, according to eMarketer.

Cloud IT Infrastructure Surpassed Traditional IT Revenues for the First Time

Cloud IT Infrastructure Surpassed Traditional IT Revenues for the First Time

11 Feb 2019 comment

Vendor revenue from sales of IT infrastructure products for cloud environments grew 47.2% year over year in 3Q18, reaching $16.8 billion, according to IDC.

Mobile Ticketing Users Will Reach 1.9 Billion by 2023

Mobile Ticketing Users Will Reach 1.9 Billion by 2023

8 Feb 2019 comment

A new study from Juniper Research found that users of mobile ticketing will total 1.9 billion by 2023, up from 1.1 billion in 2019.

EMEA Integrated Systems 3Q18 Market Revenue Grew 20.1 Percent

EMEA Integrated Systems 3Q18 Market Revenue Grew 20.1 Percent

8 Feb 2019 comment

The integrated systems market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) showed significant growth in 3Q18, reporting $873 million in user value, with year-on-year growth of 20.1%, according to IDC.