Market Analysis

  • Sales of mini PCs on the up

    Volume sales of mini PCs (housed in a space-saving small case design) through Western Europe's largest distributors continued to grow in Q1 2017 even though demand in the overall desktop segment remained weak, according to data published by Context, the European IT market research company.
  • Survey points to high cost of poor collaboration capabilities in big firms

    Businesses with 500 employees could be losing over $5m annually, claims Mitel in a survey into the cost of inadequate enterprise communications and collaboration capabilities.
  • Researchers point to rise in public cloud spending

    Researchers Gartner and IDC both forecast rapidly rising public cloud spending, hitting $203bn by 2020 as global IT outlay tops $2.65tn in the same year.
  • Snapshot survey shows channel leaders in positive mood

    Almost half of channel leaders expect the channel to grow between now and 2020 according to research commissioned by inventory-as-a-service firm Agilitas. The research commissioned by Agilitas and carried out by OnePoll surveyed 100 senior level executives at leading IT resellers, managed service providers and independent IT channel firms.
  • Average prices still falling in volume sales of desktop monitors

    Average selling prices are still falling in volume sales of desktop monitors. Western Europe's largest distributors increased sales by +4% year-on-year in Q4 2016, according to the latest data published by CONTEXT, the European IT market analysis company. Growth in Southern Europe has been good, but the UK and Poland slipped back on last quarter's numbers.
  • Top reasons for switching to IP voice revealed

    TalkTalk Business today announced the results of its first survey into the UK business adoption of IP Voice services. The research, carried out with Censuswide, into the attitudes of 1,000 decision makers within UK businesses found that 96% of companies that had adopted services such as Hosted Voice or Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking had reduced their total telephony costs.
  • Consumer migration to OTT services to cost mobile operators more than $100bn

    A new study from Juniper Research has calculated that the consumer migration from operator voice and text services to OTT messaging services and social media will cost network operators nearly $104 billion this year, equivalent to 12% of their service revenues.
  • Avnet reports European growth in components

    Avnet's Q2 results need careful analysis as they include the acquired Premier Farnell business in Europe and have to allow for the pending transfer of Avnet TS to Tech Data this year. Avnet began reporting the TS business as a discontinued operation in the first quarter of fiscal 2017 and prior periods have been adjusted for comparability.
  • Global VoLTE connections set to hit 3.33 billion in 2021

    The number of VoLTE connections will grow to 3.33 billion by 2021, according to the latest research from Ovum. VoLTE currently stands at just 324 million connections, but by 2021 the technology will have penetrated 53% of total cellular subscriptions worldwide.
  • Cisco still ranked market leader as cloud and hosted redefines markets

    Across seven key enterprise infrastructure segments vendor revenues for the last four quarters declined by 1% on an annualised basis, claims Synergy Research Group. Aggregate revenues for the last four quarters reached $88bn, with revenue in each of the last 12 quarters typically in the $20-23bn range.


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