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Cloud
PwC named leader in worldwide cloud professional services
The latest IDC MarketScape report finds PwC to be a leading vendor in worldwide cloud professional services.
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Telecommunications
APAC spending on telecom services grew by $11 billion - IDC
The IDC says spending on telecommunications and pay-TV services in APAC jumped from $494 billion to $505 billion last year, following global trends.
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Edge Computing
Edge computing major enabler of a digital-first paradigm
Edge computing and edge deployments are crucial to digital-first operations, according to a new whitepaper from Schneider Electric.
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Cloud
IDC finds 3.9% decline in worldwide tablet shipments
Preliminary data from IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker has found tablet shipments reached 38.4 million units during Q1 2022, a year-over-year decline of 3.9%.
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Cybersecurity
Digital trust vital in fight against against cybersecurity threats
“Identity, integrity and encryption are essential building blocks for organisations looking to instill confidence."
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Edge Computing
Edge computing critical enabler of digital-first connected operations
Edge computing is a critical enabler of a transition to digital-first connected operations, according to a new report from Schneider Electric.
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Ransomware
Kaspersky held leading position in 2021 TOP3 metric
In 2021, Kaspersky's security portfolio held a leading position in the TOP3 metric, while taking first place in 76% of tests.
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PC shipments
PC shipments have slowed, but overall demand remains strong
Shipments of traditional PCs, including desktops, notebooks, and workstations, declined 5.1% in the first quarter of 2022, but exceeded earlier forecasts.
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Cloud
IDC quarterly report names Fortinet as top company in Australia
IDC has named Fortinet as the number one ranking company for 2021 in Australia in terms of security appliance units shipped, fastest growth speed, and market share.
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Infrastructure
Strong close to 2021 as cloud infrastructure spend reaches $21 billion
As backlogs continue to grow, pent-up demand bodes well for future growth as long as the economy stays healthy, and supply catches up to demand.
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Apple
IDC reports NZ smartphone market struggled in 2021
According to a new report from IDC, supply issues and lockdowns caused a 3.6% decrease in delivered units of smartphone shipments.
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IDC
Data management strategy crucial for organisations - IDC
With the sheer volume of unstructured data yet to be created and used in the years ahead, the way organisations manage their data will need to evolve.
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IDC
Foldable phones to reach market value of $29B, IDC finds
Despite their small market share, foldables represent a major opportunity for vendors and is a segment that can't be ignored.
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Apple
Tablet and Smartphone sales slump in Q4, but see overall yearly growth
Tablets and Smartphone sales saw a decline in Q4 of the last financial year, however they also saw an overall yearly increase.
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Cloud
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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Cloud
IDC reveals its top 10 IT industry trends for Australia and New Zealand - report
The report reveals IDC's vision of how A/NZ organisations will deploy and consume technology over the next five years, and contribute to the growth of the digital economy.
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Endpoint Protection
CrowdStrike ranks #1 for modern endpoint security for second year running
“Endpoint security is mission critical in today’s complex landscape, and CrowdStrike has proven time and again that our technology has transformed the approach that modern organisations take to tackle threats."
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Sustainability
Schneider Electric launches comprehensive sustainability framework for data centre operators
"Our intention with this framework is to improve benchmarking and progress toward environmental sustainability to protect natural resources for future generations.”
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Sustainability
40% of orgs to embed sustainability into operations by 2024 - IDC releases top predictions
Strong financial outcomes and sustainability focused leadership is required for long term impact, according to a new report from IDC.
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IDC
Growth streak for traditional PCs continues during holiday quarter
"Consumer need for PCs in emerging markets and global commercial demand remained strong during the quarter with supply being a gating factor."
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Business Intelligence / BI
Business intelligence and analytics top use case of edge computing, IDC finds
"Industries such as manufacturing are already recognising the impact that edge resources are having on operational efficiency and improved product quality."
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Internet of Things
IoT spending to reach $437 billion by 2025, IDC finds
“IoT in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) markets continues to grow steadily across multiple industries including transportation, retail, manufacturing, resources and utilities."
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Artificial Intelligence
AI tech poised to help reduce carbon emissions, IDC and Baidu finds
AI-related technologies' contribution to carbon reduction will increase every year, reaching at least 70% by 2060 with the total carbon reduction exceeding 35 billion tons.
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Cybersecurity
Future of trust: Security compliance automation investment set to increase
Data security, confidentiality, integrity, and availability are now key issues for all organisations, as is the imperative to use data ethically while complying with a complex web of industry and regional regulations.