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IDC: International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. (Source: www.idc.com)

Are Enterprise Cloud Services the CIO's Key to Innovation?


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There are already signs that CIOs see what needs to be done as they try to move forward. In October 2013, Gartner predicted that cloud computing would grow to represent the bulk of new IT spend by as soon as 2016. As long as CIOs are being pushed to deliver more with less, it is clear tha ...   read more

How CIO's Can Stay Relevant to the Business in a Rapidly Changing Environment


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To stay relevant to the business in a rapidly-changing external environment, the CIO and IT department need to be as agile as the infrastructure they provide to the business, and as open to new ways of working as the broader organisation. Today’s IT agenda, then, is not about keeping things ticking over – i.e. being ordinary and maintaining the status quo. New requirements emerge so quickly that it has become impossible to predict what’s coming down the line, so there is a growing need to ...   read more

Key Issues in Deploying Video Collaboration


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With enterprise video moving into the mainstream of business communications, organisations are now faced with the challenge of deploying video collaboration in the workplace. An executive brief from IDC called "Mobile Video Collaboration: The New Business Reality” describes the issues on th ...   read more

Video Revolution: How Videoconferencing is Transforming Business


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Videoconferencing, once perceived as a peripheral business tool, is now gaining global, cross-sector recognition as a powerful mainstream communications medium. The enterprise videoconferencing and telepresence market grew by 20.5 percent in 2011, reaching $2.7 billion, according to industry analysts IDC   read more

WAN Application Delivery is the Key to Making Angry Birds Fly


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WAN application delivery—and by necessity, related issues such as data quality, monitoring and optimisation, is one of the biggest behind-the-scenes technologies in the marketplace. It may not get the media attention as do the angry birds that populate the latest mobile games, but how this market shakes out may well make the difference on whether your angry birds catapult across the sky on a timely basis.   According to IDC, WAN application delivery is one of ...   read more

1.3 Billion Mobile Workers Globally by 2015, Says IDC Survey


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IDC’s new survey on Mobile Enterprise claims that in the next three years, more than one billion workers across the globe will be working remotely or as ‘virtual workforce.’ The survey was lead by Stacy Crook a senior research analyst at IDC on mobile enterprise. The survey shows that of the 1.3 billion workers, 244.6 million will be in Europe, 838.7 million in ‘emerging economies’ of Asia Pacific region and 212.1 million in Canada, Latin America and US. Spe ...   read more

EU Regulation Will Increase Cloud Adoption


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New research from IDC, commissioned by the EU, has found that creating policies that take away barriers to cloud adoption would increase spending in the public cloud to around €77.7bn by 2020, currently worth around €35.2bn. At the moment, IDC found that obstacles to   read more

IDC Research Shows PC Sales Decline in February


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Researchers at IDC have found that slower than expected growth was experienced in Q1 2013 for PC sales in China, which is the largest PC market in the world. Whilst it’s thought that there were contributing factors to the decline, such as the Chinese New Year, budget cuts and anti-corruption measures, the reduction in growth still came as something of a surprise. It’s thought that the market will recover slightly in March, although not enough to offset a weak February.

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Lack of Cloud Skills may Impact Technology


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Research analysts at IDC have found that the lack of IT skills when it comes to the cloud computing sector will be outpaced by demand for the technology in the next few years. This is nothing new, in 2012 around 1.7m jobs could not be filled around the globe due to lack of training, study, certification and experience in cloud. However, according to IDC, demand will continue to grow year-on-year by 26% by 2015. This will create about 7m cloud-related jobs globally, IDC ...   read more

Microsoft Stock Downgraded


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Analysts have downgraded Microsoft stock from buy to neutral in the wake of reports from IDC and Gartner that contributed the sharp decline in PC sales to Windows 8. The decline was worse than forecast and the steepest decline since IDC began worldwide PC tracking in 1994. IDC put much of the blame for this on Windows 8, which has failed to make any real impact on consumers along with Surface. "The combination of Windows 8's sluggish adoption and the absence of compell ...   read more

Mobile working is a top priority for business, claims IDC


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The integration of mobile devices - including smartphones and tablets - has become a top priority for businesses, according to IT analyst IDC. The organisation claims that so-called 'bring your own device' initiatives are becoming commonplace across the world of business - not just in IT departments.Rohit Mehra, director of enterprise communications infrastructure at IDC, said that demand for wireless local area network (WLAN) solutions was rising as businesses adopt a more inclusive att ...   read more

Network Budgets on the rise- likely to surge by 8.7% in 2012


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Mobile Technologies, Video and Cloud Computing to increase Network budget by 8.7% in 2012, says a fresh study at IDC. The latest study by IDC, has found that the year 2012, will commence with major spending on networking equipment and infrastructure across market segments. Three new technologies-- Mobile Technology in the Enterprises, exponential rate of Video Consumption and read more

No New iPad Slows Tablet Growth


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Tablet sales in the second quarter of the year slowed, something that was expected by analysts thanks to Apple’s decision not to launch a new iPad as the company normally does. However, the sector still saw growth on 2012, with 45.1m units shipped compared to 28.3m a year ago. In all, total volume in tablet sales dropped 9.7% from Q1 2013, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker  read more

PC sales suffer longest duration of decline in history, says Gartner


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Global PC sales have suffered the longest decline in their history as they have fallen for the fifth quarter in a row, according to new forecasts from research house Gartner. Sales have dropped 10.9% since 2012, totalling shipments of 76 million units, this is due for the most part to the increase in demand for tablet devices. This is especially true for emerging economies as many people are opting for low-cost tablets. "In emerging markets, inexpensive tablets have be ...   read more

PC Sales Worse than Expected


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The latest analysis from IDC has revealed that worldwide PC shipments even lower than expected in the final quarter of 2012, down by 6.4% on the previous year. In total, 89.8 million units were shipped worldwide in the final quarter, which is worse than the forecast decline, which was 4.4%. Sales were expected to show a dip due to the increase in the tablet and smartphone market, but it was thought that the launch of Windows 8 may bolster the market somewhat. IDC said ...   read more

Smartphone Sales Exceed One Billion


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Over a billion smartphones were shipped last year, according to IT researchers at IDC, who said that this represented an increase of 38.4% on the previous year which shipped 725.3m units. 1.4bn smartphones were shipped and Samsung led the way, further extending its lead as the most popular phone manufacturer in the world. According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the past ...   read more

Steepest PC Sales Decline Ever, say IDC


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Worldwide PC sales have declined at the steepest rate in one quarter ever, with sales figures 13.9% down on this time last year and worse than the expected decline forecast of -7.7%. The first quarter of 2013 saw a total figure of 73.6m units shipped according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. This means t ...   read more

Tablet Sales Continue to Surge


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The latest data from IDC shows that worldwide tablet sales continue to boom, growing 142.4% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2013. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker , tablet shipments totalled 49.2m units in the first quarter of the year, more than doubling the amount sold at this time la ...   read more

The Cloud's the Limit for Sales and Marketing Teams


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Companies looking at ways to improve their sales and marketing departments by boosting efficiency and productivity, and enabling mobile employees to collaborate effectively with others within the business may find that cloud computing technology offers a wealth of different solutions to help them achieve this.   Recent figures from IDC   read more

Uncertain Times for CIOs as Roles Evolve


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There’s been a lot of debate surrounding the changing roles within IT recently, especially with regard to CIOs, many who already find their job challenging due to constant redefinition. According to researchers at IDC, this is only going to increase as, "by 2018, adoption of 3rd Platform IT technologies will redefine 90% of IT roles.” These 3rd Platform technologies include mobile, social, big data and the cloud, all of which have been growing at a blistering pace in ...   read more

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