idcpressreleases http://www.idc.com/rss/2672.do IDC RSS alerts IDC: Industry Adoption of 3rd Platform Technologies Drive China’s ICT Markets in the “New Normal” http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prCN25580815 2015 is the year of deepening reform, the last year of the "12th Five-Year Plan", and the inaugural year of the "13th Five-Year Plan". The policies and initiatives set by the Chinese government will have a tremendous impact on China's economic development and global technology markets in the future. Amidst this macro situation, International Data Corporation (IDC) highlighted the key enterprise and consumer technology trends of the global and China’s ICT markets at IDC 2015 ICT Directions Conference in Shenzhen today. Research Press Release Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT Worldwide Cloud IT Infrastructure Market Growth Expected to Accelerate to 21% in 2015, Driven by Public Cloud Datacenter Expansion, According to IDC http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25576415 According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, total cloud IT infrastructure spending (server, disk storage, and ethernet switch) will grow by 21% year over year to $32 billion in 2015. Tracker Press Release Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT IT Security Leaders to Assess UAE's Evolving Threat Landscape http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prAE25571415 With IDC's regional IT Security Roadshow 2015 now in full swing, Abu Dhabi’s most influential IT security decision makers are set to gather at the Sofitel Corniche on May 4th to examine the increasingly volatile forces currently shaping the UAE's threat landscape. The event will focus on the pressing need for organizations in the UAE to evaluate their existing IT security investments at a time when they are under pressure to rationalize costs, protect assets, and deploy new solutions. To this end, senior industry experts will be on hand to advise organizations on how they can sustain security as a business enabler while simultaneously ensuring they remain secure. Research Press Release Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT PC Shipments in EMEA Decline Amid Currency Fluctuations and Weakening Commercial Demand, says IDC http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUK25572415 PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) reached 20.2 million units in the first quarter of 2015 — a 7.7% decrease year on year, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). After a strong 2014, the market returned to a decline as expected, with business renewals decelerating after last year's uplift prompted by the end of Windows XP support. Tracker Press Release Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT Real-Time Integration of Customer Information across Channels Essential to Deliver More Profitable Rewards and Promotion Activity for Retailers, According to IDC Retail Insights http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUK25573815 LONDON, April 20, 2015 — A new study by IDC Retail Insights shows how retail technology buyers can make a business case or improve a current business case for technology to support an omni-channel loyalty and promotional customer strategy. Research Press Release Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT Turkish IT Services Market Poised for Strong Growth as Vertical-Specific Transformation Projects Take Hold http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prAE25511715 IT services spending in Turkey is set to recover from the temporary slowdown it experienced in 2014 and grow at an impressive rate over the coming five years. According to International Data Corporation, the Turkish IT services market will expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.1% to total $2093.62 million in 2018. Large-scale, industry-specific transformational IT projects will stand out as the main drivers of this long-term growth. Research Press Release Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT IDC MarketScape on Social Technology in Talent Shows HR Execs are Still Slow to Adopt http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25566515 International Data Corporation (IDC) has released its 2015 MarketScape report profiling and positioning the leading providers in the worldwide social technology for integrated talent management market. Research Press Release Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT New IDC MarketScape Shows Buyers of Social Media Management and Marketing Applications Have Unique Opportunity to Select From a Strong Offering of Products http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25569215 IDC has released a new 2015 IDC MarketScape report profiling and positioning the leading providers in the worldwide social media management and marketing (SMMM) applications market. Research Press Release Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT 3rd Platform Technologies and IoT Will Drive Citizen Engagement, According to New IDC MaturityScape http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUK25564615 By 2020, more than 50% of government agencies with direct citizen engagement missions will direct at least 25% of their programmatic budget to 3rd Platform technologies and IoT, according to IDC Government Insights. To achieve the intended benefits of the citizen experience, innovation will not only come in the form of new digital channels but also as a more comprehensive approach to redefining the citizen experience. Research Press Release Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT Worldwide Cloud IT Infrastructure Market Grows by 14.4% in the Fourth Quarter as Service Providers Continue to Expand Their Datacenters, According to IDC http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25565115 According International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, total cloud IT infrastructure spending (server, disk storage, and ethernet switch) grew by 14.4% year over year to $8.0B in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), accounting for approximately 30% of all IT infrastructure spend, up from about 27% one year ago. Private cloud infrastructure spending grew by 18.3% year over year to $2.9B, while public cloud infrastructure spending grew to $5.0B, 12.3% higher than one year ago. 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