The typical corporate ICT environment continues to be threatened by security attacks — ranging from opportunistic hackers using pre-built tools through to targeted, well-resourced, state-sponsored cyber activity.
Ovum believes that online attack volumes will continue to rise and no business should consider itself immune — since any type of organization can be targeted by hackers.
The Western Europe Consumer Electronics (CE) market will end 2013 much the same way as it did last year — with -5% growth in retail value, due to lower prices and cannibalization of single-function devices by more mobile multi-functional devices.
According to Strategy Analytics, most major CE devices will experience negative growth in revenue aside from standout categories such as Smartphone, Tablet, Games Console, and Digital Media Adapter.
A “smart wearable” product is an app-enabled computing device which is worn on, or otherwise attached to the body, while being used. In some cases a wearable device is also considered a fashion accessory.
A recent market study has revealed that the smart wearable device shipments — including smart watches and smart glasses — will approach 130 million by 2018, that’s 10 times more than was forecast for 2013.
Though computers are still the most preferred devices for online shopping activities, more than half of internet users have browsed — and bought — at least something via mobile.
The survey of internet users in the U.S. found that 87.3% liked using their computer for online shopping best, with just 7.4% choosing tablets and 5.3% choosing smartphones.
Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to surpass 1.0 billion units in 2013, representing 39.3 percent growth over 2012, according to the latest global market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).
Despite a number of mature markets nearing smartphone saturation, the demand for low-cost computing in emerging markets continues to drive the smartphone market forward.
With mobile shopping more popular than ever, it’s no surprise retailers are planning to focus more on mobile this holiday season. But according to research, their focus may also be qualitatively different.
Early research returns indicate mobile has been a major source of web traffic to retailers, and a sizeable share of holiday commerce so far has been conducted via mobile.
Today, securing all devices with mobile internet access has become an ever increasing concern. People want to be protected during their daily activities involving email access, online banking or simply browsing content.
Meanwhile, corporate stakeholders are much more concerned about their organisational network integrity and business data protection.
Research conducted by Frank N. Magid Associates for Crackle suggests tablets and smartphones are more likely to be used for out-of-home online video viewing in America.
One-quarter of U.S. internet users reported using their smartphones to watch streaming TV and movies while on the go, and nearly as many said the same about tablets. Both devices were less likely to be used for this purpose at home.
The global enterprise PBX market — including TDM, hybrid and pure IP — totaled $1.9 billion in 3Q13, that’s up 5% sequentially, but down 8% from last year. Sales of unified communications (UC) applications grew 5% in 3Q13 from 2Q13. None of the major geographical regions posted year-over-year gains in PBX revenue.
“It’s been a rough year for enterprise telephony, as demand remains flat to down and pricing continues to drop,” said Diane Myers, a principal analyst at Infonetics Research.
The average smartphone user now consumes more than 2 gigabytes of mobile data every month and has more than 100 applications on his or her device, according to the latest study by Frost and Sullivan.
With smartphones emerging as the primary device for the consumption and creation of digital media, people are increasingly looking to protect, manage, optimize and enhance their mobile device experience.
via Frost & Sullivan