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Canalys: Chromebooks on top of 2020 PC market
Chromebooks were the best performing client PC product in Q3, as shipments grew 122% to a total of 9.4 million – tablets are making a comeback.
Xiaomi enters top three for first time as smartphone market picks up in Q320
“Xiaomi executed with aggression to seize shipments from Huawei."
Consumers turn to smartphone accessories while other markets fail
Smartphone accessories, namely wearable bands and TWS devices, is set to exceed 200 million units and 350 million units respectively in 2021, according to the latest Canalys forecast.
Global cloud market grows 33% in Q3 2020 to $36.5 billion
A new surge of COVID-19 cases in the United States and Europe will continue this trend as social distancing measures are put back in place, meaning cloud will remain vital for sustaining business operations, remote working and learning, as well as customer engagement.
Demand for stay-at-home entertainment sees smart speaker market soar
Global platform vendors have released new smart speakers and displays, ensuring value and availability.
PC market shipments grow 13% to break 10-year record
PC market shipments grew 13% in the third quarter of 2020, breaking a 10-year record, according to new figures released by Canalys.
Global 5G smartphone shipments to reach 278 million in 2020
“Smartphone vendors have relentlessly pushed new product launches, as well as online marketing and sales during the post-lockdown period."
Google Cloud number one cloud service provider in retail - Canalys
Google Cloud has ranked as the number one cloud service provider to the retail sector, outpacing overall market leader AWS and second-placed Microsoft Azure.
Worldwide tablet PC market surges by 26% in Q2 2020 - Canalys
Global shipments of tablets reached 37.5 million units in Q2 2020, a 26% year-on-year increase, according to new figures from Canalys.
COVID-19 hits smartphone market hard, with all but Apple sales down
As a whole, in Q2 2020 the global smartphone market dropped 14%. The market fell to 285 million units, a second consecutive quarter of freefall, as lockdown orders caused by the COVID-19 pandemic persisted through April and May.
Cloud spending surges in Q2 2020 - Canalys
Global spending on cloud infrastructure services reached $34.6 billion in Q220
Juniper named a Champion in Canalys Leadership Matrix
Champions receive generally positive partner feedback, have a large share of shipments, maintain growth and show improvement in channel management.
Smart personal audio device shipments up 61% in APAC in Q1
Accounting for 21.1% of global shipments, Asia Pacific overtook Europe to become the third largest sub-region, after North America and Greater China.
Global spending on cybersecurity to grow by almost 6%
Even if the global economy worsens and IT budgets suffer, the cybersecurity market will still grow by at least 2.5%, according to a new report by Canalys.
Cybersecurity spending slumps - but swift recovery expected
New research from GlobalData found that the industry will recover after this initial slump to be worth almost US$238 billion by 2030.
Remote working trend bolsters cybersecurity investment - but downturn predicted
A new report from Canalys indicates investment in cybersecurity has increased 9.7% - but worsening economic conditions could turn the statistic around.
Global shipments of smart audio devices reach 96.2 million - Canalys
Strong growth was driven by smartphone vendors Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi and others, as well as audio brands that pivoted to the true wireless stereo category more aggressively in the quarter.
Worldwide smartphone market sees strong growth in first quarter of 2020
Despite the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, worldwide smartwatch shipments reached 14.3 million units in the first quarter 2020, up 12% year on year.
China’s cloud infrastructure services market grows 67% in Q1, despite COVID-19 disruption
Despite the disruption caused by COVID-19, cloud infrastructure services spending reached US$3.9 billion for the first quarter of 2020, according to Canalys.
Cisco, ESET, Fortinet crowned in Canalys Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix, while Symantec, IBM and McAfee underperform
Several big names have been revealed as underperforming compared with the market average with low partner sentiment.
There’s hope still for global PC market, Canalys finds
“COVID-19 has given the PC industry a boost. Despite the progress that smartphones and tablets have made in recent years, the need for a high-performance mobile computing device has never been more pronounced."
Canalys: Apple hardest hit by PC pandemic shock
Of the top five PC vendors, Apple was hit hardest in Q1 as its shipments fell by over 20% to 3.2 million units.
China's cloud companies support fight against COVID-19
Canalys states that all three cloud companies have responded quickly to COVID-19, providing governments, businesses, research institutions and students access to services such as on-demand compute and artificial intelligence.
Smart speaker vendors breaking records despite coronavirus disruption
The impact of coronavirus on the world’s smart speaker supply chain is expected to be short-term.