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No slowing for collab-tech as Kiwis embrace hybrid working
Technology investment and adoption is a top focus for New Zealand firms post-COVID-19, new Poly research reveals.
Vertiv ranked as a leader for modular data centre market
Omdia research reveals that the global market for prefabricated modular data centres, from the edge to the core, increased by more than 65%.
IDC: Pandemic drives Kiwi PC market up 40%
The NZ PC market for 2Q20 saw shipments of commercial and consumer PC devices grow by 61.5% YoY and 13% YoY respectively.
Ping named identity solution Leader by ISG
Recognised for Identity & Access Management in the 2020 Provider Lens Cyber Security – Solutions & Services Quadrant Report Australia.
Research: Data more important for SMBs than ever
Research from Seagate shows that SMBs are leveraging data for recovery in new work-from-home environments.
Survey: How the pandemic is shaking up the network market
Network as a service adoption to accelerate by 38% within two years as businesses adapt, with APAC in the lead, according to a survey by Aruba.
Forrester analyses the top SaaS marketplace players
The ‘New Wave SaaS Marketplaces’ report analyses the top eight players and provides analyst insight on who is excelling, or trailing, in 10 criteria.
IDC: Huawei finally takes top spot in smartphone market
The Chinese vendor has managed to nab 20% of the market, taking out Apple and Samsung after years of trailing in second or third place.
NZ enterprise ICT spending to drop 6.3%, says GlobalData
Almost all products/solutions categories are expected to witness reduced demand in 2020, as compared to the high growth projections before the outbreak.
F&S report growing opportunity in 5G indoor systems
Frost & Saullivan say that adoption in Asia-Pacific will be driven by key developments in policies, business models, and technology innovations.
Research: The convergence of medtech and wearables
IDTechEx has released research that looks at the growth of the wearables market and the growing innovation in health and medical technologies.
SD-WAN market growth slows in 1Q20
Supply chain disruptions accounted for the majority of the market decline in 1Q 2020, according to Dell’Oro.
Frost & Sullivan: The four biggest opportunities in blockchain
All industry verticals will eventually be impacted to some degree, says F&S, but four areas are likely to see the biggest changes.
Gartner: Local IT spending to dip 6% in 2020
“Investments will be minimised and prioritised on operations that keep the business running.”
IDC: Global IT spending to decline 5% worldwide
"Where there is growth, most of it is in the cloud" as infrastructure spending manages to rise among a sinking market.
IDC: No recovery in sight for semiconductor market
IDC forecasts that worldwide non-memory semiconductor revenue will decline by 7.2% in 2020.
Pro LCD market may be grim for longer than you think
Futuresource Consulting predicts that the LCD panel market may not recover for some time due to a lack of demand for professional products.
Small vendors could get eaten during meeting room market slump
Acquisition may be inevitable for smaller vendors of meeting room control vendors as remote working becomes the new norm, according to Futuresource.
Research: A/NZ AI market to grow nearly 30% by 2024
Analyst firm GlobalData says that revenue across APAC will grow to US$29.3 billion by the same year, driven by growing government acceptance.
IDC: 4Q19 picks up cloud infrastructure market
The 12.4% year-over-year growth in 4Q19 brought the full year into positive territory with annual growth of 2.1% and total spending of $66.8 billion.
Versa named top pure-play SD-WAN vendor
DellOro Group ranked Versa as the number three overall SD-WAN vendor, based on 2019 worldwide revenue.
IDC: decline, not growth, for APAC IT spending
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the IT economy hard and IDC says that pessimistic scenarios are now playing out – and may get worse.
China becomes 'world's largest' market for IT products & services
China’s IT products and services market has overtaken the Americas as the largest in the world, although there’s little doubt the COVID-19 pandemic will change the markets significantly in the years ahead.
IDC: AR/VR market will still see eventual growth in 2020
AR and VR headsets will see shipments decline in the near term due to COVID-19, but the long-term outlook is positive, according to IDC.