idcpressreleases IDC RSS alerts IDC Tracked Sales of Over 5 Million Printing Devices in Central and Eastern Europe in 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Prague According to the Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker published by International Data Corporation (IDC) for the fourth quarter of 2016 (Q4 2016), the printer and multifunctional peripheral (MFP) market in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region grew 1.9% in unit terms in 2016. This represents the first positive development since 2011, when the printing market started to decline. Unfortunately, this positive development does not represent a permanent rebound for the regional market or promise a long-term growth trend. In fact, in line with global trends of digitalization and the related reduced demand for printing, IDC predicts a decline of the printing market in the more developed countries of the region, like Poland or the Czech Republic. Printing markets in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are expected to stabilize and grow only marginally. Research Press Release Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Technology Purchases from Line of Business Budgets Forecast to Grow Faster Than Purchases Funded by the IT Organization, According to IDC A new update to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide: Line of Business forecasts worldwide corporate IT spending funded by non-IT business units will reach $609 billion in 2017, an increase of 5.9% over 2016. Research Press Release Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Worldwide Converged Systems Revenue Decreased 1.4% Year Over Year in the Fourth Quarter of 2016 with Vendor Revenue at $3.09 Billion, According to IDC According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, worldwide converged systems market revenues decreased 1.4% year over year to $3.09 billion during the fourth quarter of 2016. Tracker Press Release Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Australian Organisations Seek an Open IoT Ecosystem SYDNEY, March 21st, 2017, Open systems feature highly on IOT decision makers radars in Australia, according to recently published IDC research. IoT decision makers are putting a high priority on open standards for data and connectivity and on open source software standards. 81% of organisations rank common data and connectivity standards as extremely or very important, 63% rate open source software standards the same. Research Press Release Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Demonetization impacted demand in Q4 2016 resulting in decline in both inkjet and laser market: IDC India According to International Data Corporation (IDC), HCP* market in India dropped 18.4 percent sequentially in Q4 2016 and reached 737,475 units in terms of shipments. Due to demonetization consumer purchase was affected while deals from Government and corporates were also put on hold because of which, the overall HCP market witnessed low numbers. However, the consumer sentiment remains good and going forward the demand is expected to pick up in coming quarters with impact of demonetization subsiding in India. Tracker Press Release Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT EMEA Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Market Declines 6% Year on Year in 4Q16, According to IDC LONDON, March 21, 2017 EMEA purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) vendor revenues declined 6% year over year to reach $254 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to International Data Corporation's (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker. Tracker Press Release Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT IDC Asia/Pacific Opens Nominations for the 2017 Smart City Asia Pacific Awards SINGAPORE, March 22nd, 2017 IDC Government Insights Asia Pacific announced today that this years search for the top smart city initiatives across Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) is underway. Dubbed as IDCs Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA), which is now on its third year, is looking for the next best smart city initiatives that will join the other 28 projects awarded by IDC in the past two years. The SCAPA is IDC Asia/Pacifics way of recognizing deserving government agencies, private or public organizations that IDC deemed to have stood above other projects or initiatives in 14 Smart City functional eService categories using IDCs Smart City Development Index framework. Research Press Release Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Western European Mobility Spending Forecast to Reach $225 Billion in 2017, with Banking, Discrete Manufacturing, and Professional Services Driving Commercial Investments, Says IDC LONDON, March 21, 2017 A new update to theWorldwide Semiannual Mobility Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC ) forecasts that European mobility revenues are expected to reach $224.8 billion in 2017, with a marginal increase of 0.1% over 2016. Purchases of mobile hardware, software, and services are expected to grow more stably in 2019 and 2020, achieving a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.4% over the 20152020 forecast period and reaching $230.3 billion in 2020. Research Press Release Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Customer experience goes digital Australian Retailer IT Spending to reach USD $1.24 billion in 2017 IDCs recently published Asia Pacific Retail IT Spending Guide suggests that Australian retailer IT spending will reach USD $1.24 billion in 2017, thereby positioning Australia as the second highest spender in the region after China. As part of their customer engagement focus, Asia/Pacific retailers are investing in customer-facing technologies, developing smartphone apps, leveraging on cloud infrastructure, and reinventing their stores to become fulfillment centers. Retailers are challenged to transform their business and recent IDC Retail Insights survey highlighted operational excellence, exploiting new markets and customer engagement as top 3 business priorities across the region. This has fueled the retail IT spending growth in the Asia/Pacific region. Research Press Release Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT IDC Insights Launches Worldwide Digital Transformation (DX) Strategies Taxonomy IDC today announced the roll-out of the IDC Digital Transformation (DX) Taxonomy. Research Press Release Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT