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Semiconductor
Semiconductor market continues to experience uncertainty, IDC finds
With COVID-19 continuing to impact the global economy in its second year, the semiconductor market continues to experience uneven shortages and tight supply, according to analysts IDC.
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Forrester
Forrester analysts comment on privacy practices ahead of International Privacy Day
Forrester's analysts share insights ahead of International Privacy Day on how privacy is now a priority for nearly every company worldwide.
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Gartner
Supply chain issues and low demand for Chomebooks drives down PC shipments
This is the first year-over-year decline following six consecutive quarters of growth. For the year, PC shipments reached 339.8 million units in 2021, a 9.9% increase from 2020.
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Gartner
TX strategy crucial in transforming Govt services, report finds
By 2023, at least 85% of governments without a total experience (TX) strategy will fail to successfully transform government services, according to Gartner.
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Logistics
Logistics leaders expect outsourcing budgets to increase
New research from Gartner reveals that 66% of logistics leaders increased their logistics outsourcing budget in 2021, and 74% anticipate an increase in the next two years.
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Artificial Intelligence
Gartner reveals Govt uncertainty around artificial intelligence
“Senior executives in the public sector must address the early apprehension among the government workforce by showing how the technology helps them to getting their work done."
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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.
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App development
Mobile app growth up by 31% according to new report
Marketing analytics platform Adjust has released a new report that finds mobile app growth is up by 31% in 2021.
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Forrester Research
What do COVID-19 vaccines mean for the workplace? Forrester reports
"Our overarching message to organisations everywhere is one of caution. With the right planning and consideration, the return to work will be smoother and more successful for all involved.”
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Gartner
Data centre infrastructure spending still on the rise, despite setbacks
“Gartner expects larger enterprise data centres sites to hit pause temporarily and then resume expansion plans later this year or early next. However, hyperscalers will continue with their global expansion plans due to continued investments in public cloud.”
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Edge Computing
Edge computing market set to explode by 2022, thanks to demand from industrial enterprises
By 2022, 90% of industrial enterprises will be utilising edge computing, with the multi-access edge computing market set to reach $7.23 billion by 2024.
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Smartphone
Smartphone market continues to grow - Canalys
Shipments of smartphones grew 1% this quarter, despite falling 2% generally in 2019.
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Cybersecurity
‘Rotation Champions’ heralding the way for the future of business in China
“Chinese companies have demonstrated great determination to digitise their organisations against the current complex business environment. But to stay ahead of the competition, business leaders need to achieve disruptive growth and reinvent businesses and ecosystems.”
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Endpoint Protection
Gartner names Trend Micro leader in endpoint protection platforms
The endpoint is increasingly the frontline in the war against cyber-threats and IT teams are overwhelmed by the volume of alerts they must manage.
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IDC
IDC: Commercial sector will lead ICT spending to $4.8 trillion in 2023
Digital transformation and the adoption of automation technologies will be driving investments in applications, analytics, middleware, and data management software.
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Industrial IoT
IDC recognises PTC as leader in global industrial IoT platforms
“This report is a testament to our ThingWorx IIoT platform, corporate strategy, comprehensive road map, and key strategic alliances.”
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Cybersecurity
Gartner recognises Hillstone Networks for intrusion detection and prevention systems
The Hillstone NIPS appliance operates in-line, and at wire speed, collating all network traffic and performing deep packet inspection of the traffic.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Gartner names Automation Anywhere Leader in RPA
The 2019 Magic Quadrant for Robotic Process Automation Software is Gartner’s first evaluation of vendors in the rapidly-growing robotic process automation (RPA) market.
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Firewall
NSS Labs recommends WatchGuard firewall for third year
NSS Labs testing focuses on the main differentiators for next generation firewall (NGFW) products: security, performance/functionality and cost.
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IDC
IDC: Earwear and watches expected to drive wearables market
Smartwatches and ear-worn devices will account for more than 70% of all wearable shipments by 2023.
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Trends
Modular data centre market CAGR expected to increase 22.3% by 2028
By industry vertical, the healthcare, telecom & IT and manufacturing segments are expected to witness a comparatively higher CAGR in the global modular data centre market.
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Enterprise Resource Planning / ERP
Rising demand for enterprise software – IndustryARC
The ERP enterprise software segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.53% during forecast period 2019-2025 driven by retail segment in particular.
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Workflow Automation
Forrester names Pega leader in digital process automation
“Pega has created a powerful platform for driving digital transformation across a wide array of use cases, from complex to relatively simple.”
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Email Security
Forrester names Proofpoint leader in enterprise email security
Email remains the preferred attack vector for cybercriminal activity, from low-level cybercriminals to nation states.