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  • 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.
  • European Hosted IP telephony and UCC market to hit $17.93bn in 2021

    New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the European Hosted IP Telephony and UCC Services Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $3.32 billion in 2014 and estimates this to reach $17.93 billion in 2021.
  • Cloud adoption lacks consistent approach

    Adoption of cloud for key business applications is widespread in the UK, but there is no uniform or consistent approach to procurement or strategy among UK companies. This is the key message from recent research conducted by Managed Cloud Services Provider, Adapt.
  • European MPLS/IP VPN market to hit $14.63bn in 2020

    According to a new report by Frost & Sullivan the European MPLS/IP VPN market earned revenues of more than $7.02bn in 2014 and estimates this to reach $14.63bn in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate of 13%. "MPLS has higher flexibility and scalability than other networking technologies," said Frost & Sullivan Digital Transformation Research Analyst Shuba Ramkumar.
  • Rise of technology-based customer engagement

    Customers will show greater preference for technology-based services than agent-based ones, according to Frost & Sullivan.
  • Europe could lose out in coming tech consolidation

    It is getting harder to read the values of tech companies. It will mean that European tech start-ups and any technology firm not making a profit are going to have to prove their worth to their investors much sooner than some of them hoped, says Brett Cole, M&A analyst at ansarada.


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