Gartner to discuss impending digitalisation at GITEX

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - October 6th, 2014

Gartner analysts will discuss the impact of digital disruption in the Middle East, and how businesses must adapt in order to thrive in the new digital era at GITEX Technology Week.

Etisalat to present risk management at Gartner Security Summit

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 16th, 2014

Etisalat will today deliver two keynotes on the importance of a “holistic risk management approach” at day two of Gartner’s Security and Risk Management Summit at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai. Kamran Ahsan, […]

Security spending in the region to reach $1 billion in 2014: Gartner

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - September 15th, 2014

In the Middle East, security has not evolved as a strategy and still remains as point solutions, according to Gartner. “In this region, the focus is still on keeping the bad guys out. […]

Gartner: EMEA server sales rise again

Loek Essers by Loek Essers - August 28th, 2014

Server shipments and revenue grew for the first time since 2011 in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a trend likely to continue in the second half of the year, according Gartner.

Gartner: Internet of Things has reached hype peak

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 14th, 2014

The Internet of Things has reached the height of its hype, according to Gartner. Each year the research firm puts out a Hype Cycle of emerging technologies, a sort of report card for […]

Gartner: Digital business security will suffer by 2020

Brian Karlovsky by Brian Karlovsky - July 13th, 2014

More than half of digital businesses will suffer major service failures by 2020, due to the inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk in new technology, according to Gartner.

Gartner: 2014 IT spend due 2.1 percent growth

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - July 7th, 2014

Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total $3.7 trillion in 2014, a 2.1 percent increase from last year, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

Gartner names top 10 2014 IT security technologies

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - July 1st, 2014

Gartner has highlighted its top 10 technologies for information security and their implications for security organisations in 2014.

Gartner: MENA public cloud services to grow 23 percent in 2014

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - May 13th, 2014

The public cloud services market in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is on pace to grow 23 percent in 2014 to total $629 million, up from $511 million in 2013, according to the latest outlook by Gartner, while Software as a service (SaaS) is expected to grow 26.3 percent in 2014 to $123 million.

Gartner: Worldwide PC shipments declined 1.7 percent

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - May 1st, 2014

Worldwide PC shipments totalled 76.6 million units in the first quarter of 2014, a 1.7 percent decline from the first quarter of 2013, according to preliminary results by Gartner.

Gartner: Top 10 mobile technologies and capabilities

Nick Jones, Vice President and Analyst, Gartner by Nick Jones, Vice President and Analyst, Gartner - April 22nd, 2014

Nick Jones, Vice President and Analyst, Gartner, shares the research firm’s top 10 mobile technologies and capabilities that organisations must master in 2015 and 2016.

Gartner: Digitalisation unavoidable

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 3rd, 2014

Gartner kicked off its annual Symposium/ITxpo conference at Madinat Hotel on 1st April, and the overriding emphasis of the event was digitalisation.

Gartner: Most CIOs will change tech and sourcing relationships

Divina Paredes by Divina Paredes - March 20th, 2014

A recent global survey by Gartner finds 70 per cent of CIOs will change their technology and sourcing relationships in the next two to three years, as organisations struggle to adjust to a digital future.

Gartner: MEA infrastructure spend to hit $3.4 billion

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 13th, 2014

IT infrastructure spending, comprising storage, server, and enterprise networking equipment, in the Middle East and Africa is forecast to reach $3.47 billion, a 4.1 percent increase from 2013, according to Gartner.

EES announces Dubai Gartner Symposium sponsorship

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 10th, 2014

Systems integrator and solutions provider Emitac Enterprise Solutions today announced its participation in the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 in Dubai from April 1st-3rd.

Gartner: MENA public Cloud services to total $620 million in 2014

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 19th, 2014

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.

Gartner: 3D printing to spark major ethical debates by 2016

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 4th, 2014

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.

Gartner: 2013 was the year of Snowden

Patrick Budmar by Patrick Budmar - February 3rd, 2014

The security space in 2013 will go down in history as a sector dominated by the work of Edward Snowden, Gartner has said.

Gartner: Wearables, connected homes to spur surge in data sharing by 2017

Zach Miners by Zach Miners - January 23rd, 2014

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.

Gartner: By 2018 less than 0.01 percent of mobile apps will succeed

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 16th, 2014

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.

Gartner: CIOs unprepared for third era of enterprise IT

Divina Paredes by Divina Paredes - January 16th, 2014

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.

Gartner: Worldwide IT spending on track to hit $3.8 Trillion in 2014

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 8th, 2014

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.

Gartner: Android on track to surpass one billion devices this year

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - January 8th, 2014

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.

Gartner: IoT installation base will reach 26 billion units by 2020

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 16th, 2013

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.

Gartner: future data centres will have more flexibility

Sharon Florentine by Sharon Florentine - December 10th, 2013

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.

Gartner: Global companies should stick to only two data centres on each continent

Antony Savvas by Antony Savvas - November 7th, 2013

Most global organisations have “too many data centres in too many countries”, according to analyst Gartner, and that in order to cut costs and optimise service delivery, they only need two on each continent they operate in.

Riverbed stands alone in Leaders Quadrant for WAN-optimised controllers in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - August 20th, 2013

Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, recently announced that the company has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2013 “Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimisation Controllers”.

The real vulnerabilities lie in operation technology: Gartner

Patrick Budmar by Patrick Budmar - August 20th, 2013

Lax password implementation has meant that operational technology (OT) is now vulnerable to security attacks.

Social networks are useful in understanding security risks: Gartner

Patrick Budmar by Patrick Budmar - August 20th, 2013

Keeping people from social media is like keeping people from breathing, according to Gartner research director, Rob McMillan. McMillan made the comparison at the Gartner Security Summit in Sydney, where he highlighted the […]

Cyber security is all hype and no substance: Gartner

Patrick Budmar by Patrick Budmar - August 20th, 2013

Everything you have heard about cyber security is wrong, according to Gartner VP and distinguished analyst, John Girard.

Gartner: 75 percent of government CIO budgets flat or increasing

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 15th, 2013

Despite a continuing drive to lower the cost of IT services, about 75 percent of government IT budgets globally were reported as flat or increasing in 2013, said Gartner Tuesday when releasing findings […]

Smartphones account for most of global mobile phone market, says Gartner

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - August 14th, 2013

Smartphones accounted for 51.8 percent of all mobile phone sales in the second quarter of 2013.

Gartner predicts limited IT outsourcing growth and increased volatility

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 4th, 2013

The worldwide IT outsourcing market is poised to grow more slowly than previously expected, reaching $288 billion in 2013, a 2.8 percent increase from 2012, according to Gartner. Looking out further, Gartner predicts […]

Gartner downgrades 2013 global IT spending forecast on currency shifts

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - July 3rd, 2013

Gartner has lowered its expectations for growth this year in global IT spending, saying it will rise 2 percent to $3.7 trillion. Earlier this year, the analyst firm predicted 2013 growth of 4.1 percent.

Apple OSes to narrow gap with Windows, says Gartner

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - June 25th, 2013

Shipments of devices based on Apple’s Mac OS and iOS will close the gap on those of products running all flavours of Windows over the next two years.

Gartner offers more data on PC decline and tablet surge

Matt Hamblen by Matt Hamblen - June 25th, 2013

Gartner today projected that the overall decline in shipments of desktop and laptop PC’s will be 10.6 percent in 2013, while tablet shipments will grow by 67.9 percent.

Gartner to businesses: Get ready for broad deployment of Windows 8.1

Tim Greene by Tim Greene - June 23rd, 2013

Gartner is giving the thumbs up to Windows 8.1, crediting the operating system refresh with overcoming the major downsides of Windows 8.

Cloud-based productivity apps – ‘don’t believe the hype’ says Gartner

Antony Savvas by Antony Savvas - June 16th, 2013

Despite the hype, only a tiny proportion of firms have moved towards cloud email or cloud office systems, says analyst firm Gartner. There have been a steady flow of headlines about large organisations adopting cloud-based […]

Gartner: Start security monitoring in the public cloud

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - June 13th, 2013

Security monitoring – the type involving traditional security information and event management (SIEM) – can be done in some public cloud environments, according to Gartner. And if you’re using public cloud services, it’s […]

Gartner: 7 major trends forcing IT security pros to change

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - June 11th, 2013

Enterprises are under heavy pressure to change their approach to IT security because of a “nexus of forces” that include big data, social networking, mobile and cloud computing, according to Gartner. Ray Wagner, […]

Gartner: BI software market growth rate slowed in 2012

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - June 9th, 2013

The BI (business intelligence) software market cooled off a bit in 2012 after “a few historic banner years” of spending growth, due to difficult economic conditions and even more confusion over industry buzzwords […]

NFC forecast dims at Gartner

Matt Hamblen by Matt Hamblen - June 5th, 2013

Gartner today drastically lowered its forecast for the monetary payments that near field communication technology will provide in coming years, noting the struggles of Google Wallet and Isis mobile wallet services. Through 2017, […]

Gartner security survey: McAfee up, Trend Micro down

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - June 2nd, 2013

A Gartner report about the security software market out today shows that number-two-ranked McAfee enjoyed the most overall growth last year, Trend Micro slipped but stayed number three, and Symantec held onto its […]

Worldwide device shipments to top 2.4bn in 2013, says Gartner

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - April 14th, 2013

According to Gartner, over 2.4 billion devices will be sold worldwide during 2013, marking a 9 percent increase from 2012. In its latest report, the research firm used the term “worldwide devices” to […]

Gartner: In-memory computing gaining traction

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 7th, 2013

According to analyst firm Gartner, in-memory computing is “racing towards mainstream adoption”. Gartner believes that the “rapid maturation of application infrastructure technologies” and a continued “dramatic decline in the cost of semiconductor technologies” […]

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