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New, stylish microbuds from Aussie success story
Weighing four grams, BlueAnt’s Pump Air 2 are one of the world’s smallest and lightest true wireless microbuds.
New tech makes up 25% of US$1.7 trillion consumer spending
Consumer spending on technology is forecast to reach US$1.69 trillion in 2019 with a quarter coming from emerging technologies such as VR/AR.
Traditional PC market continues growth despite issues in the supply chain
Nearly one of every four PCs shipped during the quarter were from Lenovo or one of its subsidiaries as the company once again managed to hold the top position in the market.
SAS backs ModelOps as a new way to unleash analytics power
“The inability to put analytics into action is one of the biggest challenges across industries,” says an IDC spokesperson.
IDC veteran takes up managing director role for A/NZ
Parekh is tasked with leading IDC’s global coverage with regional and local presence, knowledge, expertise and support in Australia and New Zealand.
IDC lowers cloud spending forecast amidst global slowdown
IDC has lowered its forecast for total cloud infrastructure spending for 2019 as the market enters a slowdown period.
Asia Pacific financial services firms embrace AI's benefits
A study by Microsoft Asia and IDC Asia/Pacific says that more than half (52%) of Asia Pacific financial services organisations have already started on their AI journeys.
Steady growth for smart home devices, IDC says
"Content and services are going be at the forefront for the smart home market as video entertainment products erve as an on-ramp for consumers entering the world of connected home products."
NZ traditional PC market returns to growth - for now
The consumer market outperformed expectations, with some aggressive channel loading by PC vendors.
IDC: Ethernet switch and router market show steady growth
Latest IDC research shows that the Ethernet switch market grew 4.8% year over year, while the router market rose 3.4% in 2Q19.
IDC's Digital Transformation Awards recognise A/NZ success
The Awards recognise the achievements of organisations that have successfully digitalised one or multiple areas of their business through the application of digital and disruptive technologies.
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.
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.”
ADTRAN explained in 3 minutes
We quickly explain the history and fortunes of telecommunications network equipment vendor ADTRAN.
IDC finds smartphone shipments up 6.5% from previous quarter
“Although the overall market remains in decline, the performance in the second quarter indicates that demand is starting to pick up as the market begins to stabilise again.”
5G Analyst’s Views – from Hyping to Happening
Gartner Analyst Ian Keene led a discussion about ‘let’s forget the 5G hype and see what is actually happening’, read the summary.
Microsoft survey shows strong IoT adoption amongst enterprises
According to the report, 85% of those surveyed work in IoT adoption, with almost 75% working with projects in the planning stages.
IDC: Global personal computing market sees growth bump
Year-over-year growth during the quarter reached 4.7%, which was notably higher than expected.
Newcastle smart city initiatives win two IDC awards
The City of Newcastle won awards for two of the 14 categories in the IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards 2019.
Kiwi Smart City projects win big in IDC Awards
New Zealand initiatives won three categories in the IDC Smart City APAC Awards – Civic Engagement, Education, and Sustainable Infrastructure.
IDC: SaaS makes up lion’s share of Aussie cloud service revenue
SaaS revenue accounted for 65.8% of the total Australian public cloud services revenue in 2018.
IDC names Cognizant Leader for AI services
The MarketScape report praises the company’s high-touch customer service approach, value for fee paid, and broad range of AI services and platforms.
IDC: Earwear and watches driving wearables market
Smartwatches and ear-worn devices will account for more than 70% of the 200 million wearables shipped by 2023.
New Zealand organisations' adoption of PaaS solutions is increasing – IDC
"PaaS adoption is growing as organisations embrace cloud-native application development processes in higher numbers."