idcpressreleases IDC RSS alerts Worldwide Cognitive Systems and Artificial Intelligence Revenues Forecast to Surge Past $47 Billion in 2020, According to New IDC Spending Guide Widespread adoption of cognitive systems and artificial intelligence (AI) across a broad range of industries will drive worldwide revenues from nearly $8.0 billion in 2016 to more than $47 billion in 2020, according to a new Worldwide Semiannual Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide from IDC, Research Press Release Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT Transformational Agriculture IT Spend Offers over 4% Projected Growth SYDNEY, Australia, October 26th , 2016 Digitally transforming Australian agriculture will be key to fulfilling the rising caloric demand in international markets. Though a significant focus for the Australian national interest, agriculture is plagued with a unique set of challenges. In response, the industry is steadily becoming more consolidated and integrated, as new government and stakeholder investments grow. In addition, agriculture is being looked upon to fill the export void left by declining mining markets. Research Press Release Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT Smartwatch Market Declines 51.6% in the Third Quarter as Platforms and Vendors Realign, IDC Finds Worldwide smartwatch shipments totaled 2.7 million units in the third quarter of 2016, resulting in a year-over-year decline of 51.6%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Tracker Press Release Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT Australian manufacturing IT spending to reach A$3.7 billion by 2019. A slow resurrection“Risk of inaction outweighs risk of action” SYDNEY, Australia, October 31st, 2016 Australian manufacturing IT spending is at the beginning of a slow rebound. The exit of automotive players from the sector is creating a vacuum. The industry is striving hard to fill that vacuum and create growth; momentum has begun but the environment is challenging. The sectors contribution to the overall economy is at an all-time low. Low cost competition, poor demand, lack of adequately skilled labor, high input costs and a small national market are constraints for manufacturers delivering against the potential that exists. Transformational efforts focussed on frameworks like Industry 4.0 offer the potential to create rapid interconnectedness of resources, equipment, people, processes and products with IT systems. Research Press Release Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT EMEA PC Market Stabilized in 2016Q3 Thanks to Strong Commercial Notebook Shipments in Western Europe, says IDC LONDON, October 21, 2016 PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) performed above expectations, reaching 17.9 million units and posting a 3.3% YoY decrease in 2016Q3, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). Notebook shipments increased by 0.7%, supported by interest in new thin and light solutions from Western European enterprises and by political stabilization in the Middle East and Africa. Tracker Press Release Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT Storage Market Expected To Pick Up In H2 2016: IDC India According to International Data Corporations (IDC) Asia/Pacific Quarterly Enterprise Storage Tracker, India external storage market witnessed a de-growth of 5.9 percent year on year (in vendor Revenue) and stood at USD 64.4 million in Q2 2016. Tracker Press Release Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT Financial Services Summit 2016 Explores Next Wave of FinTech Innovation Financial Services to Launch New Digital Ecosystems Corporate Press Release Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT IDC Hosts 'Industry 4.0' Event in Istanbul & Honors Six Turkish Firms for Excellence in the Field of Digital Transformation Istanbul International Data Corporation (IDC) last week hosted its inaugural Industry 4.0 Conference at the Wyndham Grand Levent Hotel in Istanbul. The event facilitated discussions on the latest global trends in manufacturing and provided a fascinating insight into the industry's future here in Turkey, with some of the country's most pioneering organizations showcasing their own digital transformation initiatives and offering advice on overcoming the common challenges associated with the Industry 4.0 revolution. Research Press Release Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT IDC: China’s Business IoT Market to Shift from Fragmentation to Agglomeration as Growth Accelerates Beijing, October 19, 2016 Chinas business Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to reach US$361 billion (around RMB2.4 trillion) by 2020, implying a CAGR of 13.3% over the next five years. This fast growth will be mainly fuelled by IoT software, which is likely to be the most promising technology segment in the countrys business IoT industry, according to the recently released IDC China Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide Forecast. Research Press Release Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT IDC Publishes Detailed Vendor Assessment of Top Asia/Pacific Managed Security Services Provider for 2016 IBM, NTT, BT, Symantec, CSC and Verizon Identified as Leaders in the MSS Market Research Press Release Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT