According to a new PwC report, Artificial intelligence (AI) is laying the foundation to massively accelerate innovation throughout and beyond the coming decade. This will create a significant boost for the global economy, but it will also impact jobs, skills and human resources strategies across virtually every industry.
By 2021, the prevalence of equity analysts valuing organizations' information portfolios in valuing businesses themselves will spark formal internal information valuation and auditing practices, according to Gartner.
It’s been 20 years since IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue defeated world chess champion Gary Kasparov, in a historical first victory for artificial intelligence. What was once a futuristic concept in 1997, has slowly become part of everyday reality.
A new study from Juniper Research has found that revenues from the global digital games market are set to reach the $100 billion milestone by the end of this year. Juniper's annual report, Future Games Market: Emerging Opportunities & Pivotal Publisher Analysis 2017-2021, found that, contrary to previous concerns, the PC market has seen reinvigoration via F2P (Free to Play) games.
Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 432 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016, a 7 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Gartner. The fourth quarter of 2016 saw Apple leapfrog past Samsung to secure the No. 1 global smartphone vendor position.
Production of drones for personal and commercial use is growing rapidly, with global market revenue expected to increase 34 percent to reach more than $6 billion in 2017 and grow to more than $11.2 billion by 2020, according to a new forecast from Gartner. Almost three million drones will be produced in 2017, 39 percent more than in 2016.
According to latest report IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Digital Transformation in Utilities in Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan), distinguishing factor between utility companies that thrives and those simply who survive in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan (APeJ) lie on their data management strategy.
Intel Security announced its second annual cloud security report, “Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky.” The report outlines the current state of cloud adoption, the primary concerns with private and public cloud services, security implications, and the evolving impact of Shadow IT of the more than 2,000 IT professionals surveyed
Worldwide revenues for information technology (IT) products and services are forecast to reach nearly $2.4 trillion in 2017, an increase of 3.5% over 2016. In a newly published update to the Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide: Industry and Company Size, IDC estimates that global IT spending will grow to nearly $2.65 trillion in 2020.
GfK reports that the global smartphone demand totaled 391 million units in 4Q16, up six percent year-on-year. North America returned to growth in the final quarter of the year, spurred on by flagship device launches and aggressive operator promotions.
Upcoming EU data protection regulation aims to finally put in order massive misuse of personal data. What it brings is putting people in control over their personal data. This is exercising one of the fundamental human rights – a right to privacy. Great and noble goal.
A recent end-user survey carried out by IDC among companies using additive manufacturing technology in the aerospace and healthcare industry has revealed key insights into how 3D printers are being used in these vertical markets. Based on conversations with companies in France, Germany, Italy, and the U.K., the survey reveals a strong penetration of 3D printing in finished products manufacturing.
Overall, consumer confidence in Europe experienced very positive growth in the fourth quarter of 2016. The GfK consumer climate for the 28 EU countries rose by 5.6 points to 17.9 points in December, its highest value since January 2008.
ICT spending in Turkey is forecast to total $22.3 billion in 2017, according to the latest insights presented recently by IDC. Hosting its annual 'IDC Predictions' event at Microsoft Türkiye's headquarters in Istanbul, the global technology research and consulting services firm gathered the country's leading CIOs and ICT vendors together to talk about their investment plans for the year ahead.
Worldwide combined shipments of PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones are projected to remain flat in 2017, according to Gartner. Worldwide shipments for these devices are projected to total 2.3 billion in 2017, the same as 2016 estimates.
According to the latest IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the smartphone market in China saw a 19% YoY growth and 17% QoQ growth in 2016Q4. For the full year of 2016, the market grew by 9% with top Chinese smartphone vendors taking up a larger share of the market.
A recent survey conducted by IDC finds that a whopping 84% of U.S. consumers expressed concern regarding the security of their personally identifiable information (PII) and 70% told IDC that their concern is greater today than just a few years ago. The newly published special study, which measures consumer privacy sentiment across four vertical industries: Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail, and Government.
Consumer spending during the holiday quarter of 2016 was clearly not aimed at consuming tablets as the market continued its spiraling decline. The fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16) marked the ninth consecutive quarter that tablet shipments have declined.
The public cloud services market in the mature Asia/Pacific (AP) region is forecast to grow 17.7 percent in 2017 to total $10 billion, up from $8.5 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. By 2019, Gartner predicts that total public cloud services spending in the mature AP region will rise to $13.6 billion.
The holiday quarter of 2016 capped off another positive year of smartphone growth despite concerns about the overall market slowing. According to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 428.5 million units during the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16), resulting in 6.9% growth when compared to the 400.7 million units shipped in the final quarter of 2015.
Business results of Vipnet, the second-largest domestic telecom operator, published as part of the results of its owner Telekom Austria, are very good if one considers that the economic situation has not drastically improved, that the roaming prices are still decreasing, which has a large seasonal effect in the second and especially in the third quarter.
While 2016 marked this decade’s low point for global tech IPOs, a stream of high-profile companies in the pipeline will likely create a resurgence in 2017, according to PwC’s Global Technology IPO Review. Only 53 tech companies completed IPOs in 2016, with total proceeds of US$8.7 billion.
According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global mobile augmented reality (AR) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 77% during the forecast period. The large-scale adoption of smartphones and increased penetration of the internet has given rise to a multitude of mobile applications to make life simpler and more streamlined. Additionally, the number of mobile AR users is expected to grow almost ten-fold by 2021, which will be driven by the introduction of new AR mobile apps, such as PokémonGO.
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Intel predicted first-quarter sales that will meet analysts’ estimates on improvements in the personal computer market and continued growth in orders from data center owners, according to Bloomberg. Revenue will be $14.8 billion, plus or minus $500 million, the company said in a statement.
Alphabet reported better-than-expected revenue thanks to a fast-growing cloud-computing business and booming YouTube video advertising, but the taxman spoiled the party, according to Bloomberg. Fourth-quarter revenue, after payments for online traffic from distribution partners, was $21.2 billion, up 23 percent from a year earlier, the company said in a statement.
Microsoft’s second-quarter sales and profit exceeded analysts’ projections, bolstered by rising customer sign-ups for cloud-based services and a stabilizing personal-computer market, according to Bloomberg. Profit excluding certain items, such as a few weeks of results from newly acquired LinkedIn, was 84 cents a share on adjusted sales of $25.8 billion.
Consumer confidence is starting 2017 on an extremely positive note, GfK Consumer Climate Study for Germany shows. Both economic and income expectations as well as propensity to buy have improved. The overall consumer climate indicator is forecasting 10.2 points for February 2017, following 9.9 points in January.