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APAC manufacturing nearly at an AI tipping point
Soon, manufacturers who have not kept up with the advances in AI technologies will be vastly outstripped by those that have.
Traditional IT infrastructure spending surpasses cloud – for now
While the unprecedented growth of the infrastructure systems market last year was shared by both non-cloud and cloud segments, IDC says there is change in the air.
Dell and HPE dominate in declining India server market
IDC has released its latest findings surrounding India’s server market – and the news isn’t great for the market as it has fallen significantly.
Aussies out of love with smartphone upgrades
According to IDC, the Australian smartphone market suffered a record 9.0% decline in unit shipments in 2018.
PC monitor market has biggest growth spurt in a decade
The Australian PC monitor continues to grow at near double digits each quarter, hitting an impressive 10.4% for 2018 calendar year.
IDC: Aussie PC market back on the downhill
After two quarters of near 10% growth, the Australian PC market dipped -2.5% in 4Q18 - a trend that looks set to continue in 2019.
IDC: NZ's PC market surprise growth will not last
Despite the growth witnessed at the end of 2018, IDC predicts that New Zealand’s traditional PC market in 2019 will decline by -4.4% YoY.
Worldwide spending on security to reach $103.1bil in 2019 - IDC
Managed security services will be the largest technology category in 2019.
IDC: Innovative wearable use cases drive double-digit growth
Wristbands are set to lose their dominance as hearables and industrial applications keep the wearables market moving forward.
AU’s smartphone market suffers record decline
The smartphone market in Australia is going through some tough slog at the moment, but there is some good news on the horizon.
EMEA external storage market hits record high, Dell EMC on top
IDC's recent analysis on the external storage market in EMEA has shown healthy results - with some countries performing better than others - largely fuelled by all-flash arrays.
Dell EMC named number one… and loving it
A recent Dell EMC blog post celebrates IDC naming it number one in a myriad of storage and systems markets.
AI to double the rate of innovation in NZ by 2021
"Economies and businesses that have yet to embark on their AI journey run a real risk of missing out on the competitive benefits that are enjoyed by leaders.”
Massive AI market growth to be driven by retail, banking
Spending on AI will hit close to US$36 billion with retail leading the way, followed by banking, according to IDC.
Personal computing market still falling with one exception
Detachables are the only saving grace for a market that is still slowly but surely losing its appeal.
IDC: Data drives growth of enterprise storage systems market
Global market revenue grew 7.4% during the fourth quarter of 2018, with Dell Inc taking the number one spot for market share.
Kiwis spending large on phones… for now
While New Zealanders are spending per device on smartphones than ever before, sellers should be wary that we will only go so fare.
NZ SMBs a cut above most, but don’t take up government support
No matter where in Asia Pacific you look, almost all SMBs are barely scratching the surface of digital maturity.
Apple, Xiaomi, and Huawei dominate surging wearables market
The latest data from IDC shows the market experienced substantial growth in the fourth quarter of 2018.
IDC: Strong growth for Ethernet switch, router markets FY18
Worldwide Ethernet switch market increased 12.7% year over year in fourth quarter of 2018 - router market rebounds, up 15.6%.
IDC: Need for RPA growing among APAC financial institutions
Automation is quickly becoming a must-have for many organisations across APAC, especially banks and insurance companies, says IDC.
IDC: Web application security market on the rise
Enterprises are migrating a services from traditional data centers to cloud environments, making the web application environment more complicated.
Spending on public cloud services to reach US$160b in 2019
The bustling public cloud services and infrastructure markets in aggregate are set to undertake substantial growth this year.
Hybrid cloud set to mitigate vendor lock-in within Thailand
IDC has released its top 10 predictions for Thailand's IT industry through to 2022.