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SMB IT Market in BRIC Nations will Exceed $185 Billion by 2019

SMB IT Market

Globally the Small to Medium Business (SMB) market accounts for around 44% of the total IT spend. However, BRIC countries account for more than 37% of the SMB IT spend. Furthermore, the spending in China is expected to reach close to $83 billion by 2019, growing at about 13 percent.

via Technavio

Mobile Internet Use Dominates in the Middle East and Africa

Mobile Internet Middle East

There’s no doubt that the internet population in the Middle East and North Africa is a mobile-first one. According to study findings, 93% of internet users across Lebanon, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Egypt went online via mobile phone. Just 73% did so via a desktop or laptop computer.

via eMarketer

Why the Growing Shadow IT Trend Worries Legacy CIOs

IT Communication in Crisis

Communication between IT and non-IT employees is in a state of crisis. Four out of five IT leaders claim that building trust and credibility is highly important. However, only 4% believe that they are highly effective in communicating with their Line of Business colleagues.

via CIO Executive Council

Cloud IT Infrastructure Growth Continues to Blossom in 2015

Cloud IT Infrastructure

Hardware vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products  — including server, storage, and ethernet switches — for all cloud computing use-cases, grew by 25.1 percent year over year to nearly $6.3 billion in the first quarter of 2015.

via Digital Lifescapes

Digital Transformation is Guided by Our Creative Imagination

digital business transformation

“The two most powerful processes in business are putting new technology at the core of ideation and forgetting everything we’ve ever learned. It’s the re-imagination of what’s possible with the oxygen of technology at the core.”

via TM Forum

How a Shift to Software Impacts Data Center Hardware Vendors

open source software in data center

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

Why Emerging Digital Platforms Disrupt Old Business Models

digital disruption

Uber and other digital platforms are redefining the interaction among consumers, workers, and employers. They are also making the prior celebrated firm of the industrial age – an essential institution, which allowed for specialization and saved on transactions costs – redundant.

via World Economic Forum

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