Hewlett-Packard took back its server crown from IBM last quarter as the overall market contracted, IDC reported Wednesday.
Windows tablets will gain market share in the coming years, but not fast enough to challenge the dominance of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, IDC said on Tuesday.
This year will go down as the PC industry’s largest contraction, research firm IDC said Monday, with global shipments dropping by double digits and little relief in sight.
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.
Cisco Systems’s third annual Global Cloud Index forecasts that global cloud traffic will more than quadruple, from 1.2 zettabytes in 2012 to 5.3 ZB in 2017. That works out to about 443 exabytes a month, or about 476 billion GB.
BlackBerry hopes to make it easier for Android applications to run on its latest smartphones.
In the global race to build the next generation of supercomputers – exascale – there is no guarantee of who will finish first.
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.
Through the advent of mobility, smartphones and tablets are now more dangerous devices to enterprises than laptops and PCs.
Mobile malware continues to proliferate, and at the same time employees are insisting on bringing their personal devices to work.
The Asian financial sector is predicted to increase its cloud uptake, according to IDC Financial Insights’ latest study, ‘Business Strategy: Asia/Pacific Financial Cloud 2013 – Getting the Best of Both Worlds.’
Devices running Google’s Android operating system accounted for 81% of all smartphones sold worldwide in the third quarter of 2013, according to a study released today by IDC. Of the more than 261 …
Smartphone subscriptions will triple and smartphone traffic will increase by a factor of 10 between the end of this year and 2019.
IDC have released the results of a study which says that EMC’s backup and recovery solutions are measurably improving businesses.
Enterprises and service providers are looking beyond collections of boxes and toward virtual data centers that are better at growing and changing, and now application services such as security and acceleration are about to fit into that picture as well.
Acer CEO J.T. Wang is resigning from his post at the Taiwanese PC maker and will be replaced by president Jim Wong as part of a corporate restructuring that will try to revitalize the company’s lagging fortunes.
“Collecting more and more unstructured data will open up another whole degree of attractiveness and may well lead to attackers seeing value in a form not previously recognised by the organisation that owns the data.”
No technology has bulldozed its way onto the global scene and promised to revolutionise enterprise IT as much as cloud computing.
Google last week again turned the screws on Microsoft and its Office franchise, this time by including Quickoffice with its newest Android mobile operating system, version 4.4 and dubbed “KitKat.”
The Agile Switch S12700 uses a fully-programmable switching architecture, and automatic network deployment and management applications.
A study by analyst IDC shows how companies are using the open source Hadoop big data analytics systems alongside other systems to get value out of their data.
The model of buying cloud computing resources is different from that of buying traditional hardware and software. Instead of buying licences and investing in equipment, in a cloud computing model, users pay for the resources they use – no more, no less.
Network security specialist Fortinet this week used GITEX to regionally launch its new FortiGate-3700D solution, which the vendor claimed is the world’s fastest data centre firewall appliance.
The PC market moved into its sixth straight quarter of declining sales, analysts reported on Wednesday, although the dip was less pronounced than one firm expected.
The PC market remained weak in the third quarter, but the expiration of Microsoft’s support for Windows XP in April next year may have prompted users to look at upgrades, which eased the slump.
Microsoft will offer discounts on its Azure cloud service next month as part of a cloud computing push that also includes new releases of its Windows Server and Systems Center software.
The Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity drive will create a market worth up to $8.9 trillion by 2020, according to analyst IDC.
The tech sector appears to be going about business as usual in the face of the US federal government shutdown, but some industry insiders are nervous about a long-term stoppage.
Apple has emerged as the most valuable brand in the world, passing Coca-Cola which held the top position for 13 years, according to a report released by brand consultancy Interbrand.
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has awarded Microsoft $304,994.95 in damages after Paul McLane, trading as Software Paul, was caught selling counterfeit Microsoft software. This is not the first time McLane has …
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.
Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry has quantified just how bad business is at the moment, as users abandon its once-dominant platform. The company said it plans to record a GAAP net operating loss during …
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.
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.
There has been no vertical that has been more hesitant in its approach to cloud computing than financial services, but two of the UAE’s leading banks have bucked the trend and gone public …
Before Apple announced its lower cost iPhone 5C, some had speculated the C could stand for China, a vital market for the company’s future growth.
Apple just can’t keep a secret these days.
The heap of blunders that piled up at Microsoft under Steve Ballmer’s leadership may have hit a tipping point this year, leading to last month’s earthshaking announcement that Bill Gates’ former right-hand man and heir, as well as Microsoft’s fiercest cheerleader, will step down as CEO within a year.
Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia was a defensive move to keep the Finnish phone maker from going under or falling into the hands of an Android-first rival, several analysts argued this week.
The disk storage systems market generated $7.7 billion in revenue in the second quarter of this year, representing a 5 percent year-over-year decline as well as a slight sequential drop compared to the …
Sub-$200 smartphones and robust sales of smartphones in emerging countries are driving a rebound in the worldwide mobile phone market this year, IDC said Wednesday.
With its $7.2 billion agreement to buy Nokia’s handset business, Microsoft is in a position to surpass Apple and Android smartphone makers in providing an enterprise-class mobile platform, experts say.
Apple is holding perhaps its first ever media event in China on Sept. 11, signaling that the U.S. company is paying greater attention to the nation’s thriving tech market. News of the event …
VMware says enterprises migrating to Microsoft Windows 7 can save a bundle by using virtual-desktop infrastructure technology rather than standalone PCs.
Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s Devices & Services business is a necessary gamble for the software company’s future growth in mobile.
Microsoft’s plan to buy Nokia’s phone business and have a larger presence in hardware devices has so far brought little response from PC and smartphone vendors in Asia. But the deal could end up bringing dividends to Microsoft’s long-time partners in the region by revitalizing the Windows ecosystem, according to analysts.
If you’re in the market for a high-performing, low-priced Ultrabook, this has to be the one to go for.
Have you noticed that tablets are starting to feel a little mundane? You’ve got a rectangular slate with a large display while the manufacturer’s bragging about how it’s some fragment of a millimeter thinner or some fraction of an ounce lighter than the last.
The Note 8.0 is decent small tablet that costs just a little bit too much.