idcpressreleases IDC RSS alerts EAS Vendors Urged to Bring Mobile-Enabled, Cloud-Ready Solutions to MENA in Bid to Wrestle Share from the Big Three The top three enterprise application software (EAS) vendors hold a dominating market share of 81.8% in the Arab Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). Referencing its 'Arab Middle East and North Africa Enterprise Application Software Market 2014–2018 Forecast and 2013 Vendor Shares' (IDC # CEMA21872) study, the research firm said that large organizations continue to account for the lion's share of overall spending on EAS solutions, with net spend by small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) rising significantly but remaining relatively small. Research Press Release Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT In a Near Tie, Apple Closes the Gap on Samsung in the Fourth Quarter as Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Top 1.3 Billion for 2014, According to IDC According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 375.2 million units during the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), resulting in 28.2% growth when compared to the 292.7 million units shipped in 4Q13. Tracker Press Release Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT Top 10 Predictions for Malaysia Telecom Market in 2015: IDC Malaysia International Data Corporation (IDC) today revealed the top 10 predictions that IDC believes will have the biggest impact on the telecommunications industry in Malaysia this year. Service providers are expected to redefine its strategies, transform its organizations, launch new solutions and technologies to retain its growth and stay relevant in market. Research Press Release Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT Flash Already a Key Part of EMEA Storage Market with $2.9B Value in 2014, According to IDC Flash storage is one of the disruptive technologies that are changing the game in the European storage market. Even though it is a relatively new technology and many vendors have only entered the European market in the past 12–18 months, customer adoption is already soaring, according to a forthcoming special study from International Data Corporation (IDC). Tracker Press Release Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT IDC Predicts Nearly Two-Thirds of Global Competitive Strategies Will Require 3rd Platform IT as a Service by 2016 IDC predicts that by 2016, 65% of global competitive strategies will require real-time 3rd Platform IT as a Service (ITaaS). Research Press Release Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT New IDC MarketScape Series Assesses Worldwide Integrated Talent Management Providers IDC has published a new series of 2014 MarketScape reports that provide an assessment of a number of providers participating in the worldwide integrated talent management market. Research Press Release Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT Poland and Balkan Countries Compensate for the Sluggish Performance of Central European and CIS Storage Markets Research Press Release Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT IDC Comment: NRF 2015: The Growing Importance of Europe LONDON, 28 January, 2015 - It can no longer be said that the annual National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show event at the start of January is still only US focused. This year more than ever has seen the event become, unofficially at least, much more global in nature, as more retailers travel from Europe and Asia-Pacific (APAC) to the event. Research Press Release Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT Public Health in 2020 Will Need Convergence of Medical Care and Population Health, According to New IDC Health Insights Study LONDON, January 27, 2015 — A new study from IDC Health Insights describes the dynamics of the ongoing global convergence of population health, healthcare, and social services provision into a new vision for public health. The study discusses the impact of information systems on the emergence of a new vision for public health, analyzing barriers and opportunities. It also provides top-level guidelines for healthcare executives launching and implementing new public health initiatives. The study is the first in a new series of studies from IDC Health Insights on public health technology strategies. Research Press Release Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT Indian External Storage Market Showing Signs Of Recovery After Three Quarters Of Declining Trend: IDC According to International Data Corporation IDC's Asia/Pacific Quarterly Enterprise Storage Tracker, Q3 2014 India external storage market witnessed a double-digit quarter-on-quarter growth (in vendor Revenue) and stood at USD 61.97 million though year-on-year was a de-growth. Tracker Press Release Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT