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Cloud Services
IDC forecasts the foundational cloud service market to grow revenue at 28.8% CAGR
IDC estimates annual recurring revenue from foundational cloud services will increase from under $100 billion in 2020 to over $300 billion in 2025.
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Hybrid workforce
ServiceNow's new platform helps businesses facing hybrid work challenges
ServiceNow has announced its Now Platform Rome release, delivering hundreds of innovations to help organisations adapt to the hybrid work era.
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IDC
Enterprise apps market hit $241 billion in 2020, fuelled by push for resilience
The worldwide enterprise applications market reached $241 billion last year, growing 4.1% year-over-year in 2020.
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Cloud
IDC forecasts cloud spending to reach $1.3 trillion by 2025
International Data Corporation has forecast global "whole cloud" spending to reach $1.3 trillion by 2025.
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Enterprise Storage
External OEM storage revenue hits $6.9 billion for enterprise market
Revenue generated by the group of ODMs selling directly to hyperscale data centres declined by 7.7% year over year in 2Q21 to $6.4 billion, while capacity shipped grew 13.8% year over year to 88.7 exabytes.
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Business Intelligence / BI
Massive gap between business priorities and performance - how analytics can bridge the gap
Research has revealed a significant gap between regional enterprises' business priorities and performance.
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Wearables
Wearables shipments on the rise as consumers head back outdoors - IDC
IDC's latest report notes a 32.3% increase in global wearables shipments in the second quarter of 2021.
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AIOps
APAC organisations increasingly adopting AIOps to transform workforce
By 2023, 75% of Global 2000 IT organisations will have adopted automated operations to transform their IT workforce, according to IDC.
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IDC spending guides
ANZ IT spending higher than ever, despite disruptive lockdowns - IDC report
Most A/NZ businesses continue to invest in technology despite pandemic, with IT spending levels set to be higher in 2021 than ever before. 
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Accenture
Accenture and Avanade named Leaders in IDC Microsoft implementation assessment
Because of the tight integration between Accenture and Avanade’s capabilities for Microsoft services, the two companies were evaluated as a single entity.
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IDC
Smartphone shipments on the rise, thanks to 5G
IDC states that although COVID-19 drastically impacted 2020 shipments, 2021 shipments have managed to display minimal growth compared to 2019 (pre-pandemic) volumes.
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IDC
PCs and tablets to maintain growth through 2021, but the future is in laptops - IDC forecast
According to a new forecast by IDC, global shipments of PCs are expected to grow 14.2% to 347 million units in 2021.
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IT risk and compliance
Governance, risk and compliance revenues grow, fuelled by pandemic
COVID-19 was a critical catalyst that elevated the focus on GRC software, risk areas and threats to business continuity, according to new research from IDC.
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IT Spending
Spending on big data and analytics to hit $215 billion this year
As economies recover from COVID-19, BDA spending has increased over 10% from 2020 and will continue to grow in next five years, according to IDC.
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CPaaS
8x8 says it's raising the bar for cloud communications with 99.999% global uptime SLA
“It enables organisations around the world to focus on driving their business forward by exceeding their employee communications and customer engagement objectives.”
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Ransomware
More than a third of global organisations have experienced ransomware — report
The report found increasing instances of ransomware victims experiencing multiple breach events, as well as a rise in the average ransom payment.
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IDC
Global revenue of $400 billion by 2025 forecast for IaaS and PaaS markets - IDC report
IDC has published a report forecasting the IaaS and PaaS markets will have combined revenues of $400 billion by 2025.
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Artificial Intelligence
Survey finds 81% of employees want more AI at work to increase productivity
SnapLogic has published new research finding 81% of employees believe AI improves their overall performance at work.
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Public cloud services
APAC's public cloud services market to reach 28.8% growth for 2021
IDC has also predicted the region’s public cloud services sector to reach a valuation of $124 billion by 2025.
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Customer experience
Organisations increasing CX investments must also combat privacy and security — IDC
The data analyst company says these companies must also build trusted data initiatives by increasing the capabilities required for digital trustworthiness.
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IDC
Dedicated cloud IaaS market expected to hit $14bn by 2025
"Increasing demand for service-based consumption of IT resources triggered a broad move within the system vendor community to introduce a variety of offerings to fulfil this demand."
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Cloud infrastructure
IDC: Cloud infrastructure spending held strong in Q1 2021
Cloud infrastructure spending reached $15.1 billion in 2021’s first quarter, representing an increase of 12.5% year over year, according to the analyst firm.
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Cybersecurity
CrowdStrike picks up AWS award for Falcon cybersecurity solution
CrowdStrike recently took home two awards from Amazon Web Services (AWS), recognising the company’s flagship Falcon cybersecurity platform on a global and regional stage.
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Workplace of the future
Future of work tech spend to reach $656bn in 2021, IDC finds
The largest area of investment in 2021 will be hardware, where companies are expected to purchase $228 billion in endpoint devices, enterprise hardware, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and robotics and drones.