idcpressreleases http://www.idc.com/rss/2672.do IDC RSS alerts With Upbeat End-user Sentiments, PC Market Shows Signs Of Improvement in CY 2014, Says IDC http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prIN25465215 CY 2014 proved to be an interesting phase for the India PC business. The results for the consumer business turned out to be unexpected both in the beginning and towards the end of the year i.e. Q1 and Q4 2014. While Q1 recorded a new low, Q4 results turned out to be very positive beating our forecasts substantially. The overall India PC shipments for CY 2014 stood at 9.6 million units, down 16.5% year-on-year from CY 2013. Outside special deals, the overall market witnessed a marginal year-on-year drop of 0.4% in CY 2014. Tracker Press Release Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT East Africa PC Market Declines but Education Projects Point to a Brighter Year Ahead http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prAE25463615 PC shipments to East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ethiopia) totaled 657,472 units in 2014, according to preliminary results for the year from global market intelligence firm International Data Corporation. This represents a year-on-year decline of 10.8% from the 736,869 units recorded in 2013, with the withdrawal of cheap mini notebooks from the market responsible for much of the downturn. Research Press Release Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Over 200 Tech Leaders to Attend IDC Francophone CIO Summit 2015 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prAE25463215 International Data Corporation (IDC) today formally announced the latest installment of its hugely popular annual Francophone CIO Summit. The global advisory services firm is looking forward to welcoming more than 200 members of the region’s burgeoning ICT community, with private sector CIOs, government ICT advisors, and a selection of influential CxOs joining some of the world’s most innovative tech vendors at the Mazagan Beach Resort in Morocco on April 29–30. Attendees will be drawn from Senegal, Togo, Gabon, Cameroon, Mauritania, Ivory Coast, Mali, Algeria, Benin, Morocco, and Niger, making this by far the largest gathering of ICT decision makers in the region. Research Press Release Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Worldwide Server Market Revenues Increase 1.9% in the Fourth Quarter as Demand in China Once Again Drives the Market Forward, According to IDC http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25461815 According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, factory revenue in the worldwide server market increased 1.9% year over year to $14.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14). Tracker Press Release Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Worldwide Production Printer Shipments Achieve Double-Digit Growth in the Fourth Quarter of 2014, According to IDC http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25461615 The worldwide production print market enjoyed double-digit year-over-year shipment growth of 17.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, while shipment value increased 4.5%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Production Printer Tracker. Tracker Press Release Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Asia/Pacific Manufacturing Sector Expects Further Growth to Continue in 2015 for Asia-to-Asia Trade: IDC Manufacturing Insights http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prSG25460515 Research Press Release Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Worldwide WLAN Market Shows Slower Growth in Fourth Quarter of 2014, According to IDC http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25453915 The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 7.0% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker. Tracker Press Release Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Ethernet Switch and Router Tracker Shows Ethernet Switch Market Surpassing $6 Billion and Improved Router Market http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25453715 The worldwide Ethernet switch market (Layer 2/3) grew 3.8% year over year in 4Q14 while the worldwide total router market grew 2.5% year over year during the quarter, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Ethernet Switch Tracker and the Worldwide Quarterly Router Tracker. Tracker Press Release Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT Tablet Adoption in Commercial Segment to Drive Growth in Western Europe, Says IDC http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUK25458715 According to figures published by International Data Corporation (IDC), the commercial tablet market will reach more than 11 million units by 2019 in Western Europe, achieving more than 130% growth (CAGR 2014–2019) (IDC EMEA Tablet Tracker Forecast, 4Q14, February 2015). Tablets continue to represent a significant opportunity for device makers in the coming years. Tracker Press Release Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT IDC Comment: Offering Data Storage: The Way Forward for Banks? http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUK25455315 LONDON, 26 February, 2015 - In the couple of weeks since Santander's chairman, Ana Botín, told the Financial Times that Santander has plans to lease out its datacenter facilities to corporate customers, I have been struggling to think of a precedent. Research Press Release Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:00:00 GMT