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Why you might want to buy tech right now
Manufacturing disruption, closed borders, remote working and learning, economic downturn - it might pay to get that purchase in now.
Four NZ projects named as finalist in IDC's Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Two projects from Christchurch City Council, one project from the Rural Connectivity Group and another from Frenzy Application have been shortlisted in IDC's Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards.
IDC: AR/VR market will still see eventual growth in 2020
AR and VR headsets will see shipments decline in the near term due to COVID-19, but the long-term outlook is positive, according to IDC.
IDC: COVID to leave US$26B impact on semiconductor market
IDC report analyses a range of factors that will affect the semiconductor market this year and presents the most likely scenario.
Nutanix rolls out new capabilities for big data workloads
Nutanix has extended its Nutanix platform with new features around big data and analytics, as well as unstructured data storage. The new capabilities will be part of the Nutanix Objects 2.0.
Alibaba Cloud fastest-growing in public cloud market
After AWS and Azure, Alibaba Cloud is the third biggest public cloud provider in the market and is showing no sign of slowing down.
IDC: Global IT spending growth may drop as low as 1% for 2020
Depending on how the economic factors around COVID-19 play out, a pessimistic scenario would see spending growth nowhere near the 4.3% expected.
IDC: PC market will also be hit by COVID-19
The long list of ICT markets that are being disrupted by the virus’ effect on manufacturing includes desktops, laptops, workstations and tablets.
IDC names Mindfields ‘leading RPA service provider’
Named as one of the leading service providers in the recently released IDC Perspective: Six Capabilities from Leading RPA Service Providers.
IDC: Smartphone market bounce-back delayed by COVID-19
The disruption to the manufacturing centres in China will cause a huge dip in the growth of the global smartphone market for 2020.
IDC: Coronavirus presents opportunities for ICT vendors
The COVID-19 outbreak will bring both challenges and opportunities for the ICT market, according to IDC.
Australian businesses leading the way for IoT
Almost half of large Australian enterprises have deployed IoT systems with many aiming to improve business productivity and efficiency internally as well as for customers.
IDC: Relationships over tech when looking at IoT vendors
"This creates opportunities for vendors that are able to put themselves in front of customers and begin to develop a continuing relationship."
IT spending impacted by Coronavirus and declining PC sales, IDC finds
“Much of this year's growth is dependent on a positive smartphone cycle as the year progresses, but this is under threat from disruption caused by the Coronavirus crisis."
Top 10 digital transformation trends for Australia - IDC
In 2020 the emphasis shifts from DX technologies to underlying organisational structures and innovation ecosystems.
IDC’s top 10 DX trends for NZ
The new report provides IDC's vision for digital transformation through to 2025 supplying direction to New Zealand organisations.
Trade war and coronavirus uncertainty proves challenge for Huawei as smartphone shipments drop
The full-year decline in 2019 represents the third consecutive year of falling shipments.
Interview: NTT's New Zealand CEO outlines vision for the future
"We, the local NZ team, need to show our customers and partners how this will show up in market, how the extended capability will be delivered to them with a local flavour and in a reliable and quality way.”
Digital twins vital for evolving digital enterprise, says DXC Tech
As the IoT tech expands, virtual simulations of physical environments are becoming an increasingly critical piece of an enterprise digital strategy.
2019 PC market growth benefits big three vendors
With the first year of full-year growth since 2011, Lenovo, HP and Dell took the lion’s share with 65% of the global PC market.
IDC on used smartphone market: No signs of slowing down
"In contrast to the recent declines in the new smartphone market, as well as the forecast for minimal growth in new shipments over the next few years, the used market for smartphones shows no signs of slowing down across all parts of the globe."
Full time ICT roles to grow, says IDC
As industries fully embrace digital transformation, new skills and roles are needed to shape technology roadmaps, and support and implement these changes.
IDC: Outsourcing analytics is levelling the playing field
"New Zealand organisations that have not adopted analytics are finding themselves increasingly disadvantaged compared to peers who do utilise the technologies."
IDC: Managed cloud services major growth area in NZ in 2020
Managed cloud services revenue share will increase from 34% in 2019, to 53% in 2023, says IDC.