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How a Shift to Software Impacts Data Center Hardware Vendors

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Server hardware vendors are threatened by the growing importance of software within the data center market, as customers seek to mitigate complexity and ongoing management challenges. TBR reports that server, storage and networking hardware revenue increased by just 3.9% year-to-year in 1Q15.

via TBR

Enterprise Mobility Applications Gain Traction in Europe

Enterprise Mobility Applications

The ongoing pursuit of digital business transformation projects are prompting many CIOs to rethink the technologies, services and techniques that underpin their enterprise mobility initiatives — evolving traditional roles, responsibilities and organizational cultures in the process.

via Business Technology Roundtable

Demand Grows for Data Center Infrastructure Management

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Infrastructure management software vendors experienced an average 48% growth in subscription revenues, but license and maintenance revenue averages declined. TBR believes these figures illustrate the ongoing business model shifts from software license and maintenance agreements to more flexible subscriptions.

via TBR

How Open Source Subscriptions Disrupt Legacy App Vendors

Open Source Software Subscription

The ongoing success of open source software subscriptions continues to take a heavy toll on traditional vendors. Application software revenue grew by just 2.7 percent year-to-year for the twenty-three vendors tracked in Technology Business Research (TBR) “Applications Software Vendor Benchmark” study.

via Digital Lifescapes

Open Source Android Leads Global Smartphone OS Market

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Global smartphone sales will grow by 8% in 2016, according to Strategy Analytics. Android will continue to be the world’s most popular Operating System platform, by volume.  Together, Google Android and Apple iOS already dominate the global smartphone market — combined they account for 96% of total smartphone sales in 2015.

via Strategy Analytics

Hyper-converged Platforms Upside to Reach $10.6 Billion

Hyper-converged storage platform

The software-defined capabilities of hyper-converged platforms are helping organizations overcome challenges related to internal IT processes and infrastructure management, according  to the latest market study by Technology Business Research (TBR).

via Digital Lifescapes

How Smart Grids Create Growth for Industrial Cyber Security

Smart Grid Cyber Security

Due to an increase in smart grid projects, the global industrial cyber security market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.17% during 2014 to 2019. “Smart grids comprise computers and automation systems working in tandem with electrical grids,” says Faisal Ghaus.

via Technavio

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