idcpressreleases IDC RSS alerts Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Declines in the Second Quarter of 2014, According to IDC The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market declined for the first time in the past three quarters to 25.5 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14) resulting in a -2.3% year-over-year decrease, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Tracker Press Release Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT New IDC MarketScape Predicts Oracle Implementation Services Partners Rapidly Evolving Their Services Portfolios Will Emerge As Leading Providers IDC has published a new MarketScape report profiling the leading vendors participating in the worldwide Oracle implementation services market. Research Press Release Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT Africa: A Key ICT Investment Destination The recent U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit hosted by President Obama generated up to $37 billion in new investment for Africa in sectors including infrastructure, electricity, public health, and security, and has created a new wave of international interest and participation in the emergence of a new, more prosperous Africa. As well as seeking direct answers to the continent's social, economic, and commercial challenges, the three-day event held in Washington D.C. earlier this month saw 50 African leaders secure substantive investments in the field of ICT. Research Press Release Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT Worldwide Software-Defined Networking Market Expected to Reach $8 Billion by 2018, According to IDC According to a new forecast from IDC, the worldwide SDN market for the enterprise and cloud service provider segments will grow from $960 million in 2014 to over $8 billion by 2018, representing a robust CAGR of 89.4%. Research Press Release Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT Annual IT Spending by Western European Utilities to Reach $13.5 Billion by 2018, Says IDC Energy Insights MILAN, August 20, 2014 — According to a new IT spending forecast report published by IDC Energy Insights, total year-end IT spending by Western European utilities is expected to reach $13.5 billion by 2018, with an estimated 2013–2018 CAGR of 4.1%. Analyzing current IT spending, total year-end IT spending by Western European utilities is expected to be $11.6 billion in 2014, with electricity companies accounting for the largest share of spending, at 67% or $7.7 billion of the total. Research Press Release Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT Phablets Are So Yesterday: More Users in Asia Now Hold Tablets to Their Faces to Make Calls, IDC Reports Large smartphones (otherwise known as phablets), are already a growing trend in Asia, having outshipped notebooks and tablets last year. But IDC finds that now even larger devices, tablets of 7” screen sizes and above, are increasingly shipping with cellular voice capabilities, and such devices are getting more traction in the Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) region, breaching the 25% mark in the second quarter of 2014. Tracker Press Release Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT 'Third Platform' Technologies to Feature Prominently as Pressure on MEA Government Sector Intensifies Newly-released research from International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that Middle East and African (MEA) government organizations are increasingly grappling with the need to gain executive-level support and funding for technology investments amid increasing end-user expectations and service delivery requirements. Research Press Release Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT Asia/Pacific Enterprise Mobility Market Becomes Increasingly Fragmented in the Coming Years, Says IDC International Data Corporation (IDC) announces today that the Asia/Pacific Enterprise Mobility market is expected to become increasingly fragmented in the coming years, as countries in the Asia/Pacific regions have begun to utilize mobility in different fashions depending on their needs. Research Press Release Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT IDC Retail Insights Presents Big Data and Analytics Foundation for Next Generation Revenue Management IDC Retail Insights today announced the availability of a new report, “Business Strategy: Big Data and Analytics Lay the Foundation for Revenue Growth,” (Document # RI250177) which describes the Big data and analytics (BDA) foundation for revenue growth and charts the likely rapid evolution of new capabilities. Research Press Release Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT New IDC MarketScape Positions Leaders and Major Players in the Worldwide Cloud Professional Services Market for 2014 IDC has published its 2014 analysis of worldwide cloud professional services vendors. Research Press Release Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT