Security Leaders Can Be Empowered to Drive Results

Posted on: June 6th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
 Security Leaders Can Be Empowered to Drive Results

Much of this empowerment can come from addressing three simple questions: What’s important? What’s dangerous? What’s real?

Cisco Leads the Pack as Quarterly Ethernet Switch and Router Trackers Show Marked Improvement for Q1 2018; Results Bode Well for Year Ahead

Posted on: June 5th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Cisco Leads the Pack as Quarterly Ethernet Switch and Router Trackers Show Marked Improvement for Q1 2018; Results Bode Well for Year Ahead

There are two macro trends that contributed to growth: The emergence of next-generation software-based network intelligence platforms that add to the intrinsic value of networking, and the push by large enterprises, hyperscalers, and service providers to leverage faster Ethernet switching speeds for cloud rollouts. Both trends bode well for this industry moving forward.

Wearable Device Shipments Slow in Q1 2017 as Consumers Shift from Basic Wearables to Smarter Devices

Posted on: June 4th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Wearable Device Shipments Slow in Q1 2017 as Consumers Shift from Basic Wearables to Smarter Devices

While health and fitness remain the key value proposition behind many of these devices, a closer look reveals hearables that feature coaching, audio modification, and language translation, other wrist-worn devices focusing on personal safety, and connected watches for children.

Worldwide Application Infrastructure and Middleware Market Grew 12 Percent in 2017

Posted on: June 4th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Worldwide Application Infrastructure and Middleware Market Grew 12 Percent in 2017

While new agile challengers may seem better fits for those pursuing digital initiatives, the underlying reality is that legacy middleware and software integration platforms will persist

Global Smart Home Market to Hit $155 Billion by 2023

Posted on: June 1st, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Global Smart Home Market to Hit $155 Billion by 2023

The global smart home market ended on an upbeat note in 2017 reaching $84 billion, up 16% from $72 billion in 2016 according to a report just released by Strategy Analytics . According to the report, “ 2018 Global Smart Home Market Forecast ”, worldwide consumer spending on smart home devices, systems and services will total nearly $96 billion

Smartphone Shipments Forecast to Decline in 2018, Then Resume Growth

Posted on: June 1st, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Smartphone Shipments Forecast to Decline in 2018, Then Resume Growth

The other catalyst to watch will be the introduction of 5G smartphones. IDC predicts the first commercially ready 5G smartphones will appear in the second half of 2019 with a ramp up across most regions happening in 2020. IDC projects 5G smartphone volumes to account for roughly 7% of all smartphones in 2020 or 212 million in total. The share of 5G devices should grow to 18% of total volumes by 2022.

Personal Computing Devices Forecast to Continue Their Decline

Posted on: June 1st, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Personal Computing Devices Forecast to Continue Their Decline

According to the latest forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker, global shipments of personal computing devices (PCDs) – composed of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstation) and tablets (slate and detachable) – are expected to decline 3.5% year over year in 2018, which is an even steeper decline from

Worldwide Server Market Revenue Grew 38.6% in the First Quarter of 2018

Posted on: May 31st, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Worldwide Server Market Revenue Grew 38.6% in the First Quarter of 2018

Demand for x86 servers increased 41.0% in 1Q18 with $17.4 billion in revenues. Non-x86 servers grew 15.5% year over year to $1.4 billion.

Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Maintains Its Growth Trajectory in the First Quarter

Posted on: May 31st, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Maintains Its Growth Trajectory in the First Quarter

Inkjet delivered year-over-year growth for the sixth consecutive quarter in 1Q18 with a 2.1% increase to 14 million units shipped. Strong growth in the business inkjet market (9.7% year over year) was the key contributor to overall inkjet market growth.

Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Returned to Growth in First Quarter of 2018

Posted on: May 30th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Returned to Growth in First Quarter of 2018

Samsung is challenged to raise the average selling price (ASP) of its smartphones, while facing increasing competition from Chinese brands that are taking more market share.