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PC sales fall before Windows 10 launch

Global PC shipments tumbled to 66.1 million in Q2, falling at a sharper Y/Y clip than Q1's 6.7% and about 1% faster than expected, according to IDC. Gartner is slightly less harsh, estimating shipments fell 9.5% to 68.4 million.

In-vehicle apps to approach 270 million by 2018

A new report by Juniper Research on the telematics sector has found that the number of in-vehicle apps in use is expected to reach 269 million by 2018, representing a more than fivefold increase on last year's figure.

Private cloud market on the rise

Private clouds will come to dominate in the next four years, according to research firm TBR.

Talking to over 2,000 enterprises including firms in Europe, TBR estimates that the private cloud market will grow from $45bn to $80bn by 2019.

Data centre prices hit peak, finds report

Data centre pricing has hit its peak, says a researcher, even though they will grow in size and power by 20% in the next five years.

There is a geographical inbalance with the UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands accounting for half of all space in Europe - with the top six or seven providers accounting for half of power and space in France, Germany and the UK.

European cities unlock data treasure chests

European cities are leveraging their data sources in order to address high priority objectives - to reduce traffic congestion, improve energy efficiency, engage citizens, and present government as accessible and accountable.

Ovum outlines ways to maximise video conferencing investments

Although video conferencing is becoming pervasive within enterprises worldwide, many CIOs find that the technology does not always reach its full potential, according to Ovum.

Server sales up despite dollar/euro impact

The IDC EMEA Server Tracker shows that in the first quarter of 2015 the EMEA server market continued the positive year-on-year growth seen throughout 2014, to report $3bn in vendor revenue and 557,182 units shipped, for YoY growth of 6.3% and 3.5% respectively.

Steady returns assured in European IaaS industry, claims Frost & Sullivan

The investment climate and financial operations of the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) industry in Europe have been subdued in comparison to firms in the United States.

Integrating multi-channel customer acquisitions voted a top challenge

Integrating multi-channel customer acquisitions has been voted a top challenge by over two thirds of organisations across EMEA, according to Experian, which has outlined new rules of customer engagement designed to enable financial services and comms firms across the region to meet greater customer expectations over the next five years.

Wearables and smart watches 'overhyped' says survey

The Apple Watch is more hype than substance, while streaming video apps are among this year's top priorities for marketers according to a new survey by Greenlight. The survey claims that demand with one in five (19%) marketers planning to use apps like Periscope and Meerkat in campaigns, according to ‘Hype or Ripe' study.

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The changing dynamics of digital value creation in the channel

Today's collaboration-driven corporate culture is transforming not only the way people interact at work, but also the dynamics of distribution and value creation in the channel, says Philipp Bohn, Vice President for Circuit at Unify and CEO of blueKiwi.