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Traditional storage market dips

European storage is a tough market and, with even more competition in the flash side of the business, is seeing a continued fall in traditional storage using hard drives.

Enterprise Wi-Fi market grows 5.9%

The enterprise Wi-Fi market grew 5.9% yr/yr in Q4, and 3.7% over the whole of 2015, according to figures from IDC.

The consumer market, where firms like Netgear and D-Link compete, declined 3.9% in Q4 and 4.8% in 2015.

Cisco is still the enterprise market's dominant vendor.

Detachable tablets sales boost in Western Europe

IDC says that in the last quarter of 2015 over 14 million tablets were shipped to Western Europe as the market volume declined 10.1% YoY.

In value terms, however, the decline was only 1.8% YoY, thanks to growing penetration of detachable tablets boosted by an increasing supply of devices with wide-ranging specs catering for the diverse needs of consumers and professionals.

70% of global population to go mobile by 2020 says Cisco

Since 2000 when the first camera phone was introduced the number of mobile users has quintupled.

By 2020, there will be 5.5 billion mobile users, representing 70% of the global population, according to the release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2015 to 2020).

Outsourcing bounces back in EMEA

Outsourcing bounced back in EMEA with a strong fourth quarter. Outsourcing activity in the region grew 44% compared to the third quarter and ACV exceeded €3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015 for only the third time ever. But contract values continue to decline.

Q4 PC shipments down 18%

PC shipments in EMEA reached 20.8 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015 - an 18.2% decrease year on year, according to IDC.

Big Data servers on the rise in EMEA

Big Data will become an important slice of the server market in the next few years, claims IDC which says that Big Data-related server shipments will increase from 6% of all servers shipped in EMEA in 2015 to 16% by 2019, and server values from $1bn in 2015 to $2.7bn by 2019.

IDC forecasts PC recovery in 2016

IDC estimates global PC shipments fell 10.6% yr/yr in Q4 to 71.9m, just a slightly smaller drop than Q3's 10.8%. Gartner is once more a little less downbeat, estimating shipments fell 8.3% to 75.7m.

UK spend on IaaS shows growth

Enterprises in the UK have been increasing their investment in IaaS, compared to SaaS, in 2015, says research.

Advanced 365 highlights top technology trends in 2016

In 2016 the Internet of Things and wearable technologies will continue to dominate and it’s likely robotics and artificial intelligence solutions will go mainstream. These are the key predictions in a new report published by Advanced 365 (Advanced) in association with Global Futures & Foresight.

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