Market Analysis

  • Connectivity and convergence: Catalysts of innovation

    The core catalysts of innovation impacting all of humanity are connectivity and convergence, claims Frost & Sullivan's Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2015: Europe.
  • Mixed picture for PC makers

    IDC estimates that global PC shipments fell 2.4% yr/yr in Q4 to 80.8 million - a bigger decline than Q3 and Q2's 1.7%, but better than its expectations for a 4.8% drop. Gartner is more positive, estimating shipments rose 1% to 83.7 million.
  • Gartner revises down 2015 global IT spending forecast

    Gartner has slashed its 2015 global IT spending forecast from 3.9% to 2.4% ($3.8tr) blaming its downward revision on the rising US dollar and a modest reduction in growth expectations for devices, IT services and telecom services.
  • Bluetooth shipments point to connected future

    The Las Vegas CES event points mainly to new consumer products that users and channels can expect to see later this year, but those looking further ahead are taking stock of the building blocks for those technologies.
  • Network security appliance and software market up 7%

    The global network security appliance and software market is on track to end 2014 with strong growth - up 7% in 3Q14 from 2Q14 to $1.76bn, calculates research house Infonetics.
  • PC shipments jump in Western Europe

    Although PC renewals slowed in the commercial space, PC shipments were supported by increasing consumer demand during the back-to-school season and preparations for the Christmas sales. Consequently, PC shipments posted 23.6% growth in Western Europe in Q3, says IDC.
  • Demand for Wi-Fi pushes up access point shipments

        Demand for Wi-Fi connectivity continues to rise with access point shipments up 14% year-over-year in 3Q14 according to market research firm Infonetics Research.
  • Emerging markets drive PBX IP-PBX market growth in Q3 2014

    The latest figures released by MZA have shown that PBX/Call Control extensions and licenses (excluding Micro PBX products) grew by 1% year-on-year in the calendar year Q3 2014 (July to Septmber 2014 inclusive), representing the first quarterly growth in the global market since Q4 2011.
  • Business urged to embrace intelligent communications

    Research released by Ovum argues that an increase in the influx of customer communication, from phone calls to text messages, emails and tweets, have necessitated a shift towards integrated communications and customer management. Organisations will have to embrace this if they want to drive employee productivity and improve customer experience, said the firm.
  • Frost & Sullivan defines office of the future

    Futuristic tools and technologies like augmented reality, virtual holography and the Internet of Everything will shape the office of the future, and the interplay of social and cloud systems with these technologies will drive greater collaboration at enterprises, according to Frost & Sullivan.

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