IDC launches first ‘UAE Banking and Finance Congress’

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - November 24th, 2016

International Data Corporation (IDC) has recently hosted its inaugural UAE Banking and Finance Congress at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai.

IDC: MEA tablet market continues to decline

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - June 13th, 2016

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market declined 12.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016 to total 3.32 million units, according to the latest figures from International Data Corporation (IDC).

IDC research shows MEA sees growth in enterprise hardware

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - April 17th, 2016

A new research report released today by International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that the Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market (comprising servers and external storage) remained flat in 2015 when compared to the annual revenues seen in the previous year.

IDC releases mobility spending forecast in META region

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - March 23rd, 2016

Annual spending on mobility across the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) is expected to reach $185 billion by 2019, according to IDC’s new ‘Mobility Spending Guide’.

IDC announces Internet of Things Forum

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - February 29th, 2016

Set to take place on May 23 in Doha and May 25 in Dubai, the forum aims to provide a platform for the region’s industry decision makers to discuss the latest IoT innovations, explore common IoT challenges, and share strategies for driving increased adoption.

IDC: McKesson Improves Healthcare Delivery with HP Automation Suite–IDC Customer Spotlight

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - February 21st, 2016

After a competitive bid process that evaluated a wide range of major systems management software suites, McKesson chose HP Software’s Automation Suite to help streamline system provisioning, configuration, and workflow management activities.

IDC summit puts spotlight on digital transformation

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - February 18th, 2016

More than 250 of the region’s most influential technology and business leaders gathered at Abu Dhabi’s Jumeirah Etihad Towers for the IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2016.

IDC: Iran ICT market set to grow by 2020

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - November 19th, 2015

According to reports, the easing of sanctions against Iran could see the country become the fastest-growing ICT market in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) over the next five years.

IDC lowers its 2015 outlook for the PC and tablet markets

Fred O'Connor by Fred O'Connor - August 27th, 2015

IDC has revised its 2015 forecasts for the PC and tablet markets, saying shipments in both will fall more than it had anticipated due in part to economic challenges, a hardware surplus and waning interest among businesses and consumers to upgrade.

IDC: Worldwide PC market declines

Blair Hanley Frank by Blair Hanley Frank - July 12th, 2015

A recent report by IDC revealed that worldwide PC shipments in the second quarter of 2015 declined 11.8 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

IDC reveals most favoured software vendors by enterprise customers

Brian Karlovsky by Brian Karlovsky - May 24th, 2015

A recent report which was jointly prepared by IDC and Flexera, reveals that organisations form deep-seated opinions about software vendors based on a wide spectrum of criteria – factors that vendors should take note and be aware of as they develop, launch and support their products.

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 […]

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