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Global smart speaker market experiences 45% growth
“Low-priced devices are vital growth drivers for smart displays and heated competition ahead of the Q4 shopping season is expected."
AWS leads cloud race, but Microsoft & Google grow faster
“The largest systems integrators are investing in partnerships and building business practices with all three of the top cloud providers – AWS, Microsoft and more recently Google Cloud."
Google slips further down the ranks in smart speaker market
"For Baidu to replace Google to become the world's second largest smart speaker vendor, is no small feat."
Top four consolidate leadership in cloud services market
AWS, Microsoft, Google and Alibaba continue their dominance in worldwide cloud infrastructure services market.
Huawei sitting pretty in China's smartphone market
“Huawei’s addition to the United States Entity List caused uncertainty overseas, but in China it has kept its foot on the accelerator."
Record-breaking feat in declining smartphone market
“Its current trajectory would see it displace Samsung by the end of 2019, dealing a major blow to the Korean vendor."
Canalys: Infrastructure shipment growth finally slowing
“Vendors have become accustomed to high double-digit percentage growth rates over the last 18 months,” however, shipment numbers are starting to fall.
Cybersecurity market increasingly competitive as public cloud segment grows
Cybersecurity solutions for public cloud and ‘as a service’ offerings are continuing to grow, however traditional hardware and software deployments still dominate the market.
Canalys: 5G smartphones will overtake 4G by 2023
Asia Pacific will account for 17.4% of the 800 million 5G smartphone shipments globally in 2023.
Canalys’ top picks for Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix 2019
The matrix is based on unique feedback from channel partners via the Candefero channels community, combined with Canalys quarterly shipment estimates and analyst insight.
Canalys: Enterprise cloud market up 42% this quarter
AWS has made the biggest gains up US$2.3 billion, while Google keeps it spot as fastest growing at 81% year on year.
The world loves smart speakers - and China leads the way
People across the world love their smart speakers – and we have AI assistants like Amazon Alexa to thank for the revolution.
Canalys: Google, Alibaba Cloud fastest growing providers
The Cloud Wars continue as Alibaba and Google stake claims in a market that will see spending hit US$143 billion next year, driven by the channel.
Network security providers dominate cybersecurity - Canalys
Cisco, Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet, all with a strong focus on network security products, outperformed the market, recording strong double-digit growth.
Cybersecurity spend tops $37b, but still only a fraction of IT investment
As spend continues to increase, cybersecurity only represents 2% of total IT expenditure, even as organisations increase protection against malicious threats and keep in line with data compliance regulations.
Canalys: Not all doom and gloom for PC market
Pockets of growth, both in segments and geography, will persist, particularly in Asia Pacific, one of two regions to avoid shipment declines in 2019.
2018 cloud infrastructure spend exceeds US$80b
According to Canalys, spending grew by 46% in 4Q18 and AWS maintained dominance with nearly a third of the total.
Channel partners growing in importance for cloud services
Canalys analysts say the huge growth in cloud services will be of benefit to channel partners with a number of incentives.
AWS and Azure spending big bucks on data centres to get ahead
A new report from Canalys has revealed what the world’s two largest cloud providers have been up to – and they’ve certainly been busy.
The 2018 Canalys APAC Channels Forum keynote
There was a lot to unpack at the Canalys APAC Channels Forum keynote. This long-form piece tries to cover all the most relevant points for A/NZ.
Tensions between China and US causing cloud war
Ongoing trade tensions between China and the US are having a significant impact on the cloud service providers market.
Vendors beware: Nearly a 1/4 of partners say programmes ‘not important’
The IT vendor programme. A stalwart of the channel, but one that is seemingly beginning to hold less relevance as new research reveals.
Canalys: 187% smart speaker growth driven by Chinese offerings
While Google and Amazon still lead the way, it seems the smart speaker market is no exception to the steady rise of Chinese tech.
Huawei takes out Apple to claim number two spot in Q218
With a 41% year on year growth, compared to Apple’s 1%, Huawei is now second only to Samsung in the number of shipments this quarter.