IDC cuts 2014 IT spending forecast

Marc Ferranti by Marc Ferranti - May 18th, 2014

A slowdown in the growth rate for tablet and mobile phone sales and economic uncertainty in emerging markets are putting a damper on global IT spending, according to IDC.

IDC: Cloud will be $107B industry by 2017

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - March 20th, 2014

Cloud computing was an estimated $47.4 billion industry in 2013 and is expected to more than double to $107 billion by 2017, research firm IDC predicts.

IDC: MEA tablet shipment booms in Q4

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 17th, 2014

Shipments of PC tablets into the Middle East and Africa expanded 111% year on year in the final quarter of 2013, according to the latest results released by IDC, as the overall MEA tablet market reached a total of 3.45 million units for the quarter.

IDC: Infrastructure and operations to drive MEA IT oil and gas spend

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 9th, 2014

IT spending by oil and gas companies across the Middle East and Africa in 2014 will primarily be driven by ambitious infrastructure investment plans, the modernisation of operational processes, and the quest to add more value to the services delivered to end users, according to predictions from IDC.

IDC forecasts deeper declines in PC shipments for 2014

Gregg Keizer by Gregg Keizer - March 6th, 2014

Shipments of new personal computers, most of them equipped with Microsoft Windows, will face greater declines in 2014 than earlier anticipated, IDC said Tuesday.

IDC launches Technology Advisory Council before CIO summit

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 17th, 2014

IDC today launched its Technology Advisory Council for the Gulf region during a press conference held at Dubai’s Burj Al Arab hotel.

IDC: Smartphone shipments hit 1 billion in 2013

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - February 13th, 2014

The world’s love affair with the smartphone continued unabated in 2013 with consumers snapping up more than 1 billion handsets during the year, according to an IDC estimate published on Wednesday.

IDC: Infrastructure, mobility, and security to fuel 2014 ME software spending

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 11th, 2014

Middle Eastern software markets are set to show robust growth in 2014, according to the latest insights from global IDC with GCC countries spurring this expansion through the initiation of infrastructure projects and implementation of citizen services.

IDC: Leading MEA utility IT spending to top $1 billion in 2014

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 11th, 2014

IT spending on utilities in Turkey, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE increased 9.2% year on year in 2013 to total just under $1 billion, according to the latest round of data released by IDC Energy Insights.

IDC: Storage and servers will help boost IT spending

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - February 6th, 2014

Worldwide IT spending will grow by 4.6 percent this year, as enterprises look to upgrade storage, servers and networking equipment, according to market research company IDC.

EMC & IDC report on EMEA healthcare future

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 30th, 2014

EMC and IDC have today issued research on the future of healthcare provision in EMEA which indicates that hospitals will need to look beyond their borders to deliver improved and cost effective patient care, in an environment where long term chronic illness is on the increase.

IDC: Global smartphone shipments topped 1 billion in 2013

Tim Hornyak by Tim Hornyak - January 28th, 2014

New numbers on smartphones suggest they’ve notched a significant milestone. The global market topped 1 billion shipments for the first time in 2013, covering about one-seventh of the world’s population, according to research by IDC.

IDC: MEA external storage market dropped 8.8% in Q3

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 6th, 2014

The Middle East and Africa external storage market declined 8.8% year-on-year during the third quarter of 2013, according to the latest figures from IDC.

IDC: High-tech companies failing in ERP customer experience strategies

Antony Savvas by Antony Savvas - January 2nd, 2014

High-tech manufacturers are failing in their customer ERP strategies, according to an IDC whitepaper.

IDC: Africa to attract more ICT investment in 2014

Rebecca Wanjiku by Rebecca Wanjiku - December 24th, 2013

Investments in ICT are expect to increase in 2014 in Africa as both public and private spending rises and local content businesses partner with larger operators and tech companies, according to IDC.

IDC announces Middle East 2014 IT predictions

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 11th, 2013

IDC has released its predictions for the IT industry in 2014, and said it believes that Middle East spending will exceed $32 billion in the coming year.

IDC: IT managers shifting from servers to SaaS

Patrick Thibodeau by Patrick Thibodeau - December 8th, 2013

IT managers want to cut the number of servers they manage, or at least slow the growth, and they may be succeeding, according to new data.

IDC highlights Middle Eastern potential for Application-Centric Infrastructure

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 20th, 2013

IT market research and advisory firm IDC has highlighted the potential for Cisco’s Application-Centric Infrastructure to benefit businesses and organisations in the Middle East.

IDC: EMC’s solutions save businesses $3million per year

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 10th, 2013

IDC have released the results of a study which says that EMC’s backup and recovery solutions are measurably improving businesses.

MEA enterprise hardware market stagnates, says IDC

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - September 24th, 2013

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market, comprising servers and external storage, continues to stagnate, with year-on-year growth of just 2.8 percent recorded for Q2 2013.

IDC concludes Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2013

Bilal Khan by Bilal Khan - September 18th, 2013

International Data Corporation (IDC), the world’s premier IT and communications market intelligence and events firm, today hosted the second day of its prestigious Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2013.

Influential IT decision makers gather in Jeddah for third annual IDC CIO summit

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - September 17th, 2013

International Data Corporation (IDC), IT and communications market intelligence and events firm, today brought together more than 150 of the top IT end users from across the Kingdom for the first day of its prestigious Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2013.

$10 billion will be saved by 2020 thanks to virtualisation: IDC

Patrick Budmar by Patrick Budmar - August 26th, 2013

A recent study by IDC has predicted that Australian businesses will avoid $9.7 billion in costs through the year 2020 with the help of virtualisation.

Virtualization could save businesses $6b in costs by 2020: IDC

Rebecca Merrett by Rebecca Merrett - August 22nd, 2013

If Australian companies were to virtualize their severs and physical infrastructure, $6 billion in costs could be saved from now to 2020, according to a new whitepaper by research firm IDC.

Efficiency will hold down storage growth, IDC says

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - June 18th, 2013

Lean storage techniques will keep a lid on storage investments over the next few years, though the world’s enterprises still are on track to buy 138 exabytes of storage system capacity in 2017, IDC said.

IDC: No end in sight for rising smartphone sales

Jon Gold by Jon Gold - June 5th, 2013

Emerging markets and lower prices will push worldwide smartphone shipments close to the billion-unit level this year, according to the latest forecast by IDC. That company is predicting total smartphone sales of 958.8 million […]

IDC: Server market revenue down 7.7 percent in Q1

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - May 30th, 2013

Server revenue worldwide was down 7.7 percent year-over-year in the first quarter, as weak economic conditions and server consolidation by customers slowed sales, according to research firm IDC.  Revenue in the market dropped […]

IDC: MENA businesses should prepare for cloud transition

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - May 14th, 2013

Businesses in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region face significant transition and data storage challenges as the regional cloud market continues to grow, according to a report from IDC. Indeed, it […]

IDC: Cloud, mobility exposing limitations of existing networks

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - May 12th, 2013

The combination of highly virtualised environments inside enterprise networks, along with an explosion of mobile traffic, are exposing the limitations of existing networks, and driving the need for a new era of dynamic […]

Marketing is driving big data adoption: IDC

Hamish Barwick by Hamish Barwick - April 29th, 2013

IT decision makers are not the only drivers for big data adoption as the marketing department is also playing a large part in this, according to IDC Australia’s telecommunications group associate director, Dustin […]

SAP, Oracle still out in front as software growth slows, says IDC

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 23rd, 2013

A growing interest in big data, analytics, and cloud computing helped propel a weak software enterprise market last year, according to research from IDC. SAP and Oracle fared the best among the large […]

‘Ditch Windows RT,’ says IDC

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - March 14th, 2013

Microsoft‘s two-pronged push into the tablet market, consisting of the Windows RT and Windows 8 operating systems, confuses customers, an IDC analyst said on Wednesday. The company should instead focus on the more […]

MEA external storage market in decline – IDC

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - March 13th, 2013

According to the latest figures from IDC, the MEA region’s external storage market suffered a year-on-year decline in the last quarter of 2012. The research firm announced on Tuesday that the region’s external […]

Android, iOS benefit from tablet sales surge, but not Windows 8, says IDC

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - March 13th, 2013

Improving Windows 8 is Microsoft’s best bet for grabbing a larger share of tablet sales over the next four years, but there doesn’t seem much it can do to accelerate the projected slow growth of Windows […]

PC shipments will decrease in 2013, says IDC

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - March 5th, 2013

Worldwide PC shipments dropped in 2012 on an annual basis for the first time in more than a decade and that is expected to continue this year, research firm IDC said on Monday. […]

IDC: PC sales slump blame lies with Windows 8

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - January 13th, 2013

According to IDC, Windows 8 should shoulder part of the blame for a worse-than-expected dip in Q4 PC sales because it failed to spark a surge in PC buying by making completely clear the […]

Lenovo PC push not enough to top HP in Q4, says IDC

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - January 13th, 2013

Despite a major push by rival Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard has held onto its position as the top seller of PCs worldwide, according to IDC. The researcher Thursday reported that HP maintained its worldwide PC lead […]

IDC Government Insights unveils 2013 predictions

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - December 17th, 2012

IDC Government Insights research arm has published a top 10 predictions list for 2013. The predictions are: 1. Consumerisation of IT and transformational cloud developments will continue to create more challenges than opportunities […]

Apple and Samsung are the kings of personal devices: IDC

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - December 11th, 2012

Apple and Samsung have emerged as the global kings of smartphones, tablets and PCs even though the two vendors have very different product and pricing strategies, IDC said yesterday. On price, Apple’s average […]

IDC: Enterprises buying iPhones ‘in droves’

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - November 27th, 2012

Apple iPhones and Android smartphones will replace BlackBerry as the top smartphones used by workers around the world in 2012, IDC said in an updated forecast. The IDC report on enterprise use of […]

IDC: HP customers should demand assurances over Autonomy’s future

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - November 26th, 2012

Research group IDC has said that following HP’s £5.5 billion writedown of Autonomy, its customers should seek ‘formal assurances’ about the future of Autonomy’s products. HP said on Tuesday that an internal investigation had […]

SAS dominates global advanced analytics market, says IDC

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - August 15th, 2012

Leading analytics provider SAS is the worldwide ‘go to’ brand according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). The Business Analytics Software 2012-2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares report stated that market share of […]

Big data hype leads to business analytics growth: IDC

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - July 12th, 2012

The global market for business analytics software grew roughly 14 percent in 2011, fueled by pervasive hype about “big data” as well as new technological innovations, according to a report unveiled by analyst […]

Strong growth in enterprise social software spending: IDC

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - June 24th, 2012

Demand for enterprise social software will grow strongly in the coming years, as more organisations implement the products to improve collaboration and communication primarily among employees, but also with customers, according to IDC. […]

Server sales continue to decline in EMEA region, says IDC

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - June 10th, 2012

Revenue from server sales declined by about 12 percent year-on-year in Europe, the Middle East and Africa during the first quarter of 2012, as vendors continue to suffer from a slowdown in server […]

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