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Research: Wearables market to grow by 137% by 2024
“The pandemic greatly increased the awareness of wearable devices as their use cases increased. This has resulted in an increase in device innovation as more companies race to develop new ways to cash in and help limit the spread of the virus.”
Automation key to helping A/NZ firms 'flatten recovery curve' - IDC
The Asia Pacific IT Services Survey 2020 found that A/NZ businesses are well ahead of the curve, particularly in terms of robotic process automation (RPA).
IDC: Huawei finally takes top spot in smartphone market
The Chinese vendor has managed to nab 20% of the market, taking out Apple and Samsung after years of trailing in second or third place.
A/NZ businesses still investing in AI, despite COVID-19
When it comes to Australia and New Zealand, new research has found that more than one half of enterprises implementing AI solutions say the deployments are enabling changes to their business models.
Video surveillance market to reach $44 billion, fuelled by smart cameras and AI - IDC
"Video surveillance camera growth is being driven by the adoption of smart camera systems and the adoption of the video analytics applications that enable them."
Strong second quarter for traditional PC market - IDC
"The strong demand driven by work-from-home as well as e-learning needs has surpassed previous expectations and has once again put the PC at the centre of consumers' tech portfolio."
LogMeIn report outlines identity management's role in creating business trust
More resources are funnelled into identity and access management (IAM) than any other IT security area.
CrowdStrike recognised as leading endpoint security vendor on global scale
IDC's report shows that CrowdStrike demonstrated a 2018-2019 growth rate of 99% and close to doubled its market share, while the market shares of the top three vendors in the corporate endpoint segment declined.
IDC names top Digital Workplace Services vendors
A new MarketScape report from IDC names the Leaders and Major Players in the market that is seeing forced growth in the time of COVID-19.
WD’s new bunch-of-flash shared storage solution
New Ultrastar NVMe SSDs and RapidFlex NVMe-oF controllers are standalone solutions that combine creating the OpenFlex Data24 NVMe-oF Storage Platform.
Cloud IT infrastructure spending on the rise in 1Q20 - IDC
However, investments in traditional, non-cloud, infrastructure plunged 16.3% year over year.
Data management a powerful way for businesses to gain competitive advantage
Leading innovators are ultimately leveraging data to disrupt new markets and gain a competitive advantage through strategic data management innovations, IDC finds.
Trend Micro ranks number one in Global Hybrid Cloud Security - IDC
The cloud security firm enjoyed a market share of 29.5% last year, three times that of the number two vendor.
IDC COVID-19 Tech Index finds business confidence in decline
Business confidence on IT spending is continuing to decline despite moves to ease economic lockdown, according to new research from IDC.
IDC: PC shipments forecast to decline 12.4% in 2020
"The global economy will face challenges as consumers and businesses cope with financial hardship among other losses, as countries around the world continue to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic."
Wearables market sees 29.7% growth, driven by hearables
The growth in Q1 2020 was fuelled by new product launches from market leaders as well as increased perceived utility as people set up offices at home.
DX spending set to grow in 2020 despite pandemic woes
New data from IDC predicts digital transformation spending will grow by 10.4% worldwide to an eye-watering US$1.3 trillion.
IDC names Accenture APAC Leader in pro security services
Accenture was recognised as having one of the most comprehensive security advisory and security assessment offerings.
Ricoh named worldwide leader in high-speed inkjet by IDC MarketScape
Continuing to invest more than $1 billion dollars annually in R&D, these innovations in response to real-world pain points and customer goals are the norm at Ricoh.
Xero named as a worldwide leader by IDC MarketScape
Xero's strategy, product offerings and customer service were key criteria assessed by the IDC MarketScape, which noted one of Xero’s key strengths is it’s open API strategy and machine learning for code-free accounting.
IT buyer confidence plummets in US but slivers of hope seen in APAC
While spending on some technologies, like cloud and remote platforms, has seen an uptick, IDC says a ‘significant’ overall contraction will be felt in the next few months.
IDC: A/NZ needs to implement more digital transformation tools
"While digital transformation has been identified as a priority across Australia and New Zealand, there are key roadblocks and challenges that must be addressed."
Acronis makes remote work environments more secure; launches Acronis Cyber Protect
The solution offers security, patch management, and even COVID fake news blocking.
IDC: Global IT spending to decline 5% worldwide
"Where there is growth, most of it is in the cloud" as infrastructure spending manages to rise among a sinking market.