Shipments of new personal computers, most of them equipped with Microsoft Windows, will face greater declines in 2014 than earlier anticipated, IDC said Tuesday.
The iPad has been the king of tablets for a number of years but Android has taken top spot, according to new figures from Gartner.
The recent introduction of mobile number portability will be a significant opportunity for business users as service providers start focusing more on customer service and plans targeted at specific categories of subscribers.
Cloud computing is no longer a new concept, and many organisations have been consuming cloud services for the past several years. The use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2016 will increase to become the bulk of new IT spending, according to Gartner.
Dell is teaming up with Red Hat to drive its effort to be a force in the burgeoning area of network function virtualization (NFV) technology, aimed at helping carriers reduce costs and quickly roll out new services.
The public cloud services market in the Middle East and North Africa region is on pace to grow 21.3 percent in 2014 to total $620 million, up from an estimated $511 million for 2013, according to the latest outlook by Gartner.
With trends moving so quickly, businesses are being forced to import skills from abroad in order to get the best out of these new trends. How can the local IT scene ensure a healthy availability of local talent?
Will CIOs be forced to take a ‘mobility first’ approach to building networks and is the Middle East really ready to put mobile first?
Security concerns are preventing businesses from unlocking the potential benefits of data centre consolidation and cloud services, according to new research from SafeNet.
Microsoft has set 31st October as the end of sales of new consumer-grade Windows 7 PCs, but for now has left open the do-not-sell-after-this-date for business machines.
We caught up with several CMOs and marketing executives to find out what they’d ask of IT if they could speak frankly. Here are their seven key requirements.
The spider. It sits at the centre of a web, stroking and sensing the minute vibrations that run up the hundreds of strands, analysing their meaning and what they reveal about the external world. Much like Satya Nadella.
The technology of 3D ‘bioprinting’, the medical application of 3D printing to produce living tissue and organs, is advancing so quickly that it will spark a major ethical debate on its use by 2016, according to Gartner.
IDC recently predicted that CIOs will be forced to take a ‘mobility first’ approach to building networks, whereby mobility solutions and BYOD policies are integrated into infrastructures. How accurate is this prediction, and is the Middle East really ready to put mobile first?
Open-source storage solutions that used to be considered extremely niche have been used for various new applications, and these applications are getting users across the world excited about the possibility of doing things a little differently.
The security space in 2013 will go down in history as a sector dominated by the work of Edward Snowden, Gartner has said.
2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Cabir, the world’s first mobile phone malware. To mark this occasion, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs is taking a stroll down memory lane to examine the evolution and significance of mobile threats during the last 10 years.
With Gartner predicting the rise of sales of security software, one of the top security software houses, Symantec, appears to be struggling in the market it should be dominating.
Tired of waiting for lengthy approval processes, CMOs have been doing end-runs around the IT department for years. In turn, scorned CIOs would rip out the marketing department’s rogue tech.
By 2017, the typical mobile user will share their personalised data stream with 100 applications and services every day, with wearable devices and Internet-connected appliances fueling the use trend, according to Gartner.
The pressure is mounting on regional enterprises to ensure their disaster recovery plan is ready to protect their networks and critical infrastructure from the worst.
Consumers are increasingly turning to recommendation engines, friends, social networking or advertising to discover mobile applications rather than sorting through the thousands of mobile apps available, according to Gartner.
Seventy percent of CIOs plan to change their relationships with technology providers and outsourcing partners over the next two to three years, according to a Gartner survey.
Digitalisation – the third era of enterprise IT – has begun, but most CIOs do not feel prepared for this next era, according to a global survey of CIOs by Gartner.
Cloud’s platform as a service market hasn’t even grown up yet, but already some people are saying it’s doomed.
Analysts at both Gartner and IDC reported the seventh straight quarter of declining PC shipments, although both firms saw a light at the end of the tunnel.
Last September customers of storage provider Nirvanix got what could be worst-case scenario news for a cloud user: The company was going out of business and they had to get data out, fast.
Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.8 trillion in 2014, a 3.1 percent increase from 2013 spending of $3.7 trillion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.
This year vendors will ship 1.1 billion Android-based devices, while Windows will stage a small comeback and the number of Apple machines, percentage-wise, will increase the most, according to estimates from market research company Gartner.
The mountain of information devices create is forcing companies to rethink how to securely capture, store and retrieve data to derive more value from it, says Greg White, Senior Manager of Product Marketing at CommVault
BlackBerry’s latest financial results, which were announced mid-December, show that the company has a lot to do before it gets back to any level of solid footing.
As an annual maturity assessment, the Gartner Hype Cycle continues to provide an accurate indication of those technologies and IT trends that are continuing to change the landscape around us, particularly those that have created large-scale technological shifts that impact a diverse set of users.
Cast your mind back to the late 2000s – when the iPhone 3G beguiled consumers and the iTunes App Store began shifting users’ ideas about how they bought and used software. When Microsoft pros saw nothing but clear skies after Windows 7 cleared out the Windows Vista storm, and when green technology was touted as a transformative force in IT.
Qualcomm and Nvidia get most of the headlines in the mobile chip business, but two Chinese vendors are cornering the market for processors used in low-cost tablets, and in 2014 they might find their way into a product near you.
The Internet of Things, which excludes PCs, tablets and smartphones, will grow to 26 billion units installed in 2020 representing an almost 30-fold increase from 0.9 billion in 2009, according to Gartner.
Marcus Jewell, vice president, EMEA at Brocade looks into his crystal ball to outline the top technology trends that Middle East enterprises should watch out for in 2014:
IT analyst firm Gartner placed ‘Software Defined Anything’ in its list for Top IT Trends for 2014. Within the storage market, software-defined storage is rapidly gaining importance and becoming a growing market trend in the Middle East.
And it was all going so well. As vendors began to build more comprehensive cloud-based product roadmaps, Middle Eastern users were beginning to see just how cloud services can streamline their businesses. According to a Gartner report from earlier in the year, cloud adoption was due to grow monumentally in the region up to 2016. This was largely due to issues surrounding security and compliance being ironed out.
Tomorrow’s data centre will be mobile, flexible, highly efficient and secure, says David Cappuccio, Managing Vice President and Chief of Research for Gartner’s infrastructure teams.
The Nasdaq computer index Friday hit its highest point since November 2000, in the wake of the dot-com bust, despite mixed reports this week from the hardware and components sector.
Once heavily reliant on the Chinese market, Lenovo is now looking to make acquisitions as it tries to expand its growing enterprise business to other countries.
When it comes to security, it seems everyone’s in a state of perpetual panic. Whether it’s mobile malware, BYOD or hacktivism, over the course of 2013 the issue of protecting valuable information and resisting attack has inspired a dizzying and persistent challenge.
As Powering The Cloud hosted its 10th anniversary show in Frankfurt, few would question that cloud computing uptake is on the rise. The same few would question that it is a trend that is here to stay, and one that businesses will have to adapt to.
Everything’s coming up mobile these days. Gartner estimates that PC sales will make up only about 13 percent of device sales in 2013 – and some undisclosed portion of those PCs are notebooks.
A jury has ordered Samsung to pay US$290 million to Apple for infringement of several of its patents in multiple Samsung smartphones and tablets.
Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S5 on Monday at a Mobile World Congress presentation in Barcelona, touting a slimmed-down approach to the latest flagship’s feature set and simplified design.
The P9982′s price tag is absolutely mad when you think about the device that you’re actually getting, though perhaps it’s the madness that makes it special.
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