Analysis

Windows Refresh and Mobility Adoption Will Promote PC Renewals in 4Q18

Windows Refresh and Mobility Adoption Will Promote PC Renewals in 4Q18

27 Dec 2018 comment

Shipments of Western European personal computing devices, including traditional PCs and tablets, will total 76.3 million in 2018, a 3.3% YoY decline, according to IDC.

Spending on Robotic Process Software in 2018 Will Be $680 Million

Spending on Robotic Process Software in 2018 Will Be $680 Million

27 Dec 2018 comment

Global spending on robotic process automation software is estimated to reach $680 million in 2018, an increase of 57 percent year over year, according to Gartner.

Telecom Operators Will Have Increased Competition from Tech Interlopers

Telecom Operators Will Have Increased Competition from Tech Interlopers

24 Dec 2018 comment

Telecom operators are looking to break out of the rut of simply providing connectivity, but face fierce opposition in the form of technology interlopers, according to GlobalData.

Two Arrested Over Gatwick Drones

Two Arrested Over Gatwick Drones

23 Dec 2018 comment

A 47-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman were arrested in Crawley on suspicion of disrupting aviation services to endanger or likely to endanger safety of operations, Sussex Police said in a statement, adding that police operations around the airport would continue. No other details about the individuals was given, according to Bloomberg.

Americans Will Spend More Than $126 Billion Online This Holiday

Americans Will Spend More Than $126 Billion Online This Holiday

21 Dec 2018 comment

When it comes to online orders this Christmas, U.S. consumers are spending more than ever before, according to Bloomberg.

Smart Speaker Sales Explode in EMEA in 3Q18

Smart Speaker Sales Explode in EMEA in 3Q18

21 Dec 2018 comment

The smart home market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) grew 31.4% in 3Q18, reaching 23.6 million units shipped, according to IDC.

Facebook Is Tops with Everyone but Teens

Facebook Is Tops with Everyone but Teens

20 Dec 2018 comment

The number of Facebook users in the US will inch up 0.9% this year to 169.5 million, according to eMarketer.

Vehicle-Based Payments Will Propel Financial IoT to $410 Billion by 2023

Vehicle-Based Payments Will Propel Financial IoT to $410 Billion by 2023

20 Dec 2018 comment

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the IoT payments market will grow at an average of 75% per annum over the next 5 years.

IT Spending in EMEA Will Total $973 Billion in 2019

IT Spending in EMEA Will Total $973 Billion in 2019

19 Dec 2018 comment

IT spending in EMEA is projected to total $973 billion in 2019, an increase of 2 percent from the estimated spending of $954 billion in 2018, according to Gartner.

Spending on Digital Transformation Will Be Nearly $2 Trillion in 2022

Spending on Digital Transformation Will Be Nearly $2 Trillion in 2022

19 Dec 2018 comment

Worldwide spending on the technologies and services that enable the digital transformation is forecast to reach $1.97 trillion in 2022, according to IDC.

16.5 Million Patients Worldwide Are Remotely Monitored

16.5 Million Patients Worldwide Are Remotely Monitored

18 Dec 2018 comment

Berg Insight estimates that the number of remotely monitored patients will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 31.0 percent to reach 83.4 million by 2023.

Fragile Cyber-World: Will Fragmentation Kill Cybersecurity?

Fragile Cyber-World: Will Fragmentation Kill Cybersecurity?

18 Dec 2018 comment

Cybersecurity has reached a junction and needs to decide where it goes next.

IDC Reveals Worldwide Digital Transformation Predictions

IDC Reveals Worldwide Digital Transformation Predictions

17 Dec 2018 comment

In this year's digital transformation predictions, IDC has identified two DX groups based on specific trends and attributes.

Top 10 Strategic IoT Technologies and Trends

Top 10 Strategic IoT Technologies and Trends

17 Dec 2018 comment

Gartner highlighted the top strategic Internet of Things technology trends that will drive digital business innovation from 2018 through 2023.

Ericsson Releases Its 10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2019

Ericsson Releases Its 10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2019

14 Dec 2018 comment

Ericsson has released the eighth edition of its ConsumerLab trend report, 10 Hot Consumer Trends 2019, representing predictions of 34 million early technology adopters.

Blockchain Brings Trust to How Companies, Consumers and Cars Connect

Blockchain Brings Trust to How Companies, Consumers and Cars Connect

14 Dec 2018 comment

A new IBM study estimates that 62 percent of automotive executives believe blockchain will be a disruptive force in the auto industry by 2021.

Gartner Identifies the Human Touch as the Strongest Element in AI

Gartner Identifies the Human Touch as the Strongest Element in AI

13 Dec 2018 comment

CIOs need to prepare workers for a future in which people do more creative and impactful work because they no longer have to perform many routine and repetitive tasks, according to Gartner.

The Scootersharing Fleet Will Reach 2.6 Million Vehicles in 2023

The Scootersharing Fleet Will Reach 2.6 Million Vehicles in 2023

13 Dec 2018 comment

According to a new market research report by Berg Insight, the scootersharing fleet is forecasted to grow from 14,400 vehicles worldwide in 2017 to more than 2.6 million vehicles in 2023.

EMEA CIOs More Likely to Scale Digital Initiatives

EMEA CIOs More Likely to Scale Digital Initiatives

12 Dec 2018 comment

Digital business has reached a tipping point in EMEA, with 35 percent of CIOs being in a position to scale their digital initiatives, according to Gartner’s annual global CIO survey.

Smartphones Will Further Decline in 2018 and Return to Growth in 2019

Smartphones Will Further Decline in 2018 and Return to Growth in 2019

12 Dec 2018 comment

According to IDC, worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to decline by 3% in 2018 before returning to low single-digit growth in 2019 and through 2022.

Accounting Will Affect Growth of the Telecom Services and Pay TV Spending

Accounting Will Affect Growth of the Telecom Services and Pay TV Spending

11 Dec 2018 comment

Worldwide spending on Telecom Services and Pay TV Services will increase by 0.6% in 2018 (in constant dollar terms), according to IDC.

Five Emerging Trends That Will Blur the Lines Between Human and Machine

Five Emerging Trends That Will Blur the Lines Between Human and Machine

11 Dec 2018 comment

The 35 must-watch technologies represented on the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018 revealed five distinct emerging technology trends that will blur the lines between humans and machines.

Digital Video in Germany Taking Off Faster Than Expected

Digital Video in Germany Taking Off Faster Than Expected

10 Dec 2018 comment

With more content available than ever before, the number of Germans watching digital video is surpassing expectations, according to eMarketer.

Black Friday Sales Continue to Increase in Europe

Black Friday Sales Continue to Increase in Europe

10 Dec 2018 comment

Discounts on so-called "Black Friday" are becoming increasingly popular among European consumers, according to GfK.

Organisations are Not Doing Enough to Prepare for the Future of Work

Organisations are Not Doing Enough to Prepare for the Future of Work

7 Dec 2018 comment

While the majority of businesses recognise which capabilities are important for their future success, many are failing to take the actions needed to build or even introduce them into their organisations, according to PwC.

Grocery App Usage to Grow Nearly 50 Percent in 2018

Grocery App Usage to Grow Nearly 50 Percent in 2018

7 Dec 2018 comment

Grocery apps are some of the fastest-growing apps in the US, according to eMarketer’s latest app usage forecast.

5G Network Infrastructure Revenue Will Reach $26 Billion in 2022

5G Network Infrastructure Revenue Will Reach $26 Billion in 2022

6 Dec 2018 comment

With the first instances of 5G services rolling out in the fourth quarter of 2018, 2019 is set to be a seminal year in the mobile industry, according to IDC.

7 Technologies to Reach Mainstream Adoption Within the Next 5 Years

7 Technologies to Reach Mainstream Adoption Within the Next 5 Years

6 Dec 2018 comment

Speech recognition will reach the Plateau of Productivity within the next two years and six other technologies will reach mainstream business adoption in the next two to five years according to Gartner.

Younger Users Flock to Snapchat in the UK

Younger Users Flock to Snapchat in the UK

5 Dec 2018 comment

Snapchat will have a larger user base among UK adults ages 18 to 24 than Facebook in 2018, according to eMarketer’s forecast on social network usage.

Demand for Top Chinese Brands Drove Smartphone Sales in 3Q18

Demand for Top Chinese Brands Drove Smartphone Sales in 3Q18

4 Dec 2018 comment

In the third quarter of 2018, Chinese brands Huawei and Xiaomi, helped drive global smartphone sales, according to Gartner.