rssmobility IDC RSS alerts 2018 U.S. SMB PCs and Alternatives: Use and Plans for Desktops, Notebooks, Chromebooks, Convertibles, Virtual Desktops, Devices as a Service, Smartphones, Phablets, and Tablets <P>This IDC Survey updates last year's examination of the preferences and attitudes of U.S. small businesses (SBs with fewer than 100 employees) and midsize firms (MBs with 100-999 employees) regarding the use and planned acquisition of PCs of different types. Six different PC and related products are examined: desktop PCs; notebook PCs; convertible notebook PCs (2-in-1), which have detachable screens that can operate as tablets; Chromebooks; virtual desktops; and devices as a service. In addition, use and plans for tablets, smartphones, and phablets (large-screen smartphones) are examined. </P><P>The extent to which PCs continue to be cited as a top IT spending priority is examined across SMB company size and industry categories: agriculture/mining, construction, manufacturing, transportation/communications/warehousing/utilities, banking/finance/securities, insurance/real estate, legal services, architecture/engineering, healthcare and social assistance, education/education services, wholesale trade, retail trade, other professional/technical/scientific services, other business services, and other consumer services/entertainment/accommodations/food services. Share of technology spending on hardware, software, IT services, and cloud services is then compared by company size with a closer look at the share of hardware spending represented by PCs, tablets, printers/MFPs/peripherals, servers, smartphones, networking/data communications equipment, and telecom equipment. Hardware spending share and both PC and smartphone share of hardware spending are also compared by industry. </P><P>This IDC Survey presents current use and future acquisition plans of the seven portable technology product categories by SBs (with firms with 50-99 employees broken out separately), MBs, and 14 SMB verticals. The three nontraditional PC approaches (Chromebook, virtual desktop, and desktop as a service) are then examined in greater detail with the share of firms using or planning to use any of the alternatives examined by company size. This IDC Survey concludes with an examination of the share of virtual desktop users with different virtual desktop solutions including those from Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and Red Hat.</P> IDC Survey Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Raymond Boggs 2018 Western European Corporate Banking Insights: Security Trumps Compliance <P>This IDC Survey provides an overview of the key findings from IDC's 2017 <I>European Vertical Markets Survey</I>. This cross-industry survey identifies key investment priorities and the adoption of 3rd Platform technologies in Europe. This report takes a detailed view of the responses from corporate banking organizations. </P><P>Security runs like a red thread across the investment priorities of European corporate banks, from cybersecurity spending; investments in Big Data analytics, particularly around compliance, risk, and security; as well as cloud security spending. </P><P>This presentation is addressed to technology buyers to identify trending themes, spending priorities, and business requirements of the European financial services industry. It also provides valuable benchmarks for financial institutions on where competitors and peers are driving investments and innovation.</P> IDC Survey Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Thomas Zink Broadband on the World Stage: Australia <P>This IDC Market Perspective discusses the evolution of Australia's telecommunications industry to deliver a national broadband network, in comparison to New Zealand's journey to ultrafast broadband (UFB). </P><P>"Australia and New Zealand both have similar national broadband goals around ubiquitous connectivity, improving the digital economy and reducing the digital divide," says Monica Collier, research manager, "but each has taken quite different approaches to achieve the goal, with different successes and learnings. With high speed mobile offerings looming, the future of the government-sponsored broadband networks is unclear." </P> Market Perspective Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Monica Collier IDC Perspective: A Vertical View of the IoT Platform and Solution Market <P>This IDC Perspective provides a vertical view of the IoT platforms and solutions market.</P><P>"Increasingly, IDC sees IoT buyers looking to partner with IoT technology providers that have a strong understanding of their industry and can give them a head start to value realization through an IoT application or solution specific to their industry," says Stacy Crook, research director, IoT at IDC. "Thus this IDC Perspective gives purchasers of IoT technology a view into which IoT platform vendors are focused on their industry, the types of applications and solutions those vendors offer to their industry, and some of the key IoT platform characteristics they should consider across use cases."</P> IDC Perspective Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Stacy Crook Nordic Enterprise Communications Forecast, 2016–2021 <P>This document provides the forecast for enterprise communications for mobile and fixed voice and data and for the related unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) market. The total revenue in 2017 was $7.4 billion with a CAGR of 0.6% in the next four years. Mobile data is the fastest growing segment, especially in the small and medium-sized business (SMB) segment. </P><P>"Communication providers will face a technological challenge; Nordic enterprises undergoing a digital transformation of large proportions," said Martin Sundblad, research manager, IDC Nordics. "Enterprise spending on communications gets less and less of the wallet share while expectations on data consumption, cloud connectivity, and security increase. Enterprises will continue to expect more for less from their communication providers."</P> Market Forecast Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Martin Sundblad Worldwide PC and Server Discrete Graphics Processing Unit Market Shares, 4Q17: Gaming and Cryptocurrency Mining Drive Volume <P>This IDC study provides the worldwide market and vendor share results for desktop PC, mobile PC, and server discrete graphics processing unit vendors for the fourth calendar quarter of 2017.</P><P>'"The fourth quarter was healthy for NVIDIA and AMD," said Research Vice President Shane Rau, Computing Semiconductors. "However, seasonal demand for GPUs peaked."</P> Market Share Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Shane Rau Brazil Mobile Phone 2018 <P>IDC's Brazil Mobile Phone provides detailed and timely information on the mobile phone market for device vendors, by Device Type (feature Phones and Smartphones), by Channel, by end-user type (Consumer and Commercial). It delivers insightful quarterly analysis of Feature phone market share as well as Smartphone shipments. The research delivers a quarterly Excel pivot-table product that details the performance of the market's individual players and answers important product-planning and product-positioning questions. It also provides rolling eight-quarter and five-year forecasts. Historical details include nearly two dozen phone details such as Input method (Touchscreen, Qwerty, Alphanumeric mainly), Generation, Air Interface, Operating System, Operating System version, Digital camera resolution, Megapixels bands, Screen size bands, NFC, GPS-enabled devices, and WiFi capabilities, among others.</P> Special Study Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Renato Murari Latin America Mobile Phone 2018 <P>IDC's Latin America Mobile Phone provides the latest information regarding the Mobile Phone Market performance, in an interactive and user-friendly format. It delivers analysis of the Smartphone and the Feature phone markets, including market share and shipments. It also provides rolling eight-quarter and five-year forecasts. Historical details include nearly two dozen phone details by country, such as Product Category, Generation, Air Interface, Operating System, Operating System version, Input Method (Touch screen, Qwerty, Alphanumeric mainly), Megapixel Bands, Price Bands, Embedded Memory Band, Vendor, NFC, Units, Value (US$M), and ASP, among others. All this information is possible because the IDC Mobile Phone is performed/developed at the model level, and this is another information that contains the study.</P> Special Study Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Leonardo Bueno Munin 5G Spectrum Auction in the U.K.: Value Shifts from Coverage to Capacity <P>The U.K. has just issued its first licenses for 5G spectrum, as well as licenses for additional 4G spectrum. For the first time in a U.K. auction, operators paid more (per MHz) for the higher-frequency spectrum than for the lower-frequency spectrum, an outcome that we believe heralds the beginnings of a shift in network investment priorities.</P> IDC Link Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT John Delaney Tougher Smartphone Market in EMEA in 2017 Sees Emerging Markets Slow But Apple Gains London, 17 April, 2018 - The EMEA mobile phone market saw smartphone volumes fall for a second year in 2017, while there was a relative boom in shipments of lowly feature phones, a reversal of the previous trend. Research Press Release Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT