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BYODs mean IT departments have lost control

A monolithGartner 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»

Smartphones overtake feature phones

smartphones-genericSmartphone 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»

European PC market falls 20 percent in Q2

pc-sales-slumpThe 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»

Gartner predicts mobile payment will rocket

crystalWorldwide 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 ITOM grew in 2012

gartnerWorldwide 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»

Semiconductor industry rakes in dosh in 2012

gartnerThe global semi foundry market raked in $34.6 billion in 2012, an increase of 16.2 percent from 2011, according to Gartner.

The analyst house said that 2012 was also the year that semiconductor revenue for mobile devices surpassed that of PCs and notebooks, as well as marking the first year that advanced technology for mobile applications drove the foundry revenue. more»