While many multinational and pan-European businesses have their co-location centres in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London or Paris, IT managers should think about moving their datacentres to Norway or Sweden.
That’s according to analysts at the Gartner Group and there’s a number of reasons why Sweden and Norway are attractive. more»
Crystal ball readers at analyst outfit Gartner have seen a future where robots and drones replace a third of all workers by 2025.
At the start of its major US conference, the Symposium/ITxpo Gartner’s research director Peter Sondergaard predicted a future where a drone may be your eyes and ears. more»
While the Internet of Fangs is not with us yet, analysts at Gartner claim that the hype surrounding it has reached its peak.
Each year the research firm puts out a Hype Cycle of emerging technologies, in which it provides a report card for various trends and buzzwords. more»
Value added distributor Cloud Distribution said it has signed up A10 Networks.
A10 produces high performance products for accelerating, optimising and securing apps cost effectively.
Adam Davison, director at Cloud Distribution said that the Application Delivery Controller market has gone through a shake up after Cisco discontinued its ACE product. more»
Gartner said that while many businesses think it’s time for them to go mobile, there are obstacles to that move and many don’t know how to proceed.
But, said Darryl Carlton, a research director at the market research company, the key to success is appplications architecture and design,
“Designing your applications to meet the demands of BYOD is not the same as setting usage policies or having strategic sourcing plans that mandate a particular platform,” he said. more»
Shipments of smartphones and tablets are skyrocketing, while PC shipments are going off a cliff – that pretty much sums up every single market research report over the last couple of years. Gartner’s latest report is just more of the same. more»
Smartphone sales are up again, but growth is slowing. The worldwide market gobbled up 435 million phones in the second quarter, up 3.6 percent over the same period last year. However, worldwide smartphone sales have now reached 225 million units, up 46.5 percent from a year ago. more»
PC shipments have been slow for months and they should start bottoming out soon, but the PC cause is being undermined by pricey laptops, analysts believe. A new breed of high-end designs based on Haswell parts is shipping, but their prices seem out of touch with reality. more»
The European PC market may be about to bottom out, but before it does several vendors will take massive hits, research from Gartner reveals. PC shipments in Western Europe totalled just 10.9 million units last quarter, down 19.8 percent year-on-year.
Gartner concluded that the death of netbook PCs, inventory woes caused by the transition to Haswell and Windows 8.1 all played a role in the decline. more»
A Gartner report says that worldwide shipments of PCs fell in all regions during the second quarter of this year – a fall of 10.9 percent and the fifth consecutive decline.
And, if Gartner analysts are to be believed, the day of the PC is over, with a shrinking installed base of PCs. more»
Gartner has revised its forecast for worldwide IT spending due to very soft demand for PCs. The outfit believes sales of traditional PCs will continue to lose steam in the second half of the year and there seems to be no end in sight. more»
The PC slump is set to continue, while tablet sales will remain strong well into the future, according to fresh data from Gartner.
Sales of traditional PCs are expected to hit just 305 million units this year, down 10.6 percent from last year. more»
Worldwide mobile payment transaction values will rocket this year according to Gartner, which predicts these transactions will hit $235.4 billion in 2013 – a 44 percent boost from $163.1 billion in 2012.
The number of mobile payment users worldwide will reach 245.2 million in 2013, up from 200.8 million in 2012, according to the research. more»
Worldwide IT operations management (ITOM) software revenue raked in a total of $18 billion for the industry in 2012 a 4.8 percent rise from the same time in 2011.
However, according to the latest report by Gartner, the “big four” ITOM vendors – IBM, CA Technologies, BMC Software and HP – paid a price, surrendering market share while a new generation of ITOM vendors grew significantly faster than the market. more»
The global PC market contracted 13.9 percent in the first quarter of 2013 and Europe seems to have taken the worst hit. Sales of PCs in Western Europe fell off a cliff in the first three months of the year and they are down 20.5 percent year-on-year. more»