Enterprise Videoconference Market Volatility Continues
Applications for a variety of video-based communication and collaboration use-cases have grown significantly over the last decade. Overall market adoption has been fueled by free services — such as Microsoft Skype and Google Hangouts — which enables more people to become familiar with the process of impromptu or scheduled online face-to-face meetings.
Source: Digital Lifescapes
EMEA PC Shipment Outlook is Bleak Due to Shrinking Demand
PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) reached 18.4 million units in the third quarter of 2015, posting a 23% decline year on year, according to IDC. Moreover, Western Europe demand declined at a higher rate than expected — and the outlook is equally bleak.
PC Market within Africa Declines Significantly in 2015
The African PC market sank to new lows in the second quarter of the year amid a slowdown in GDP growth, increasing unemployment, and the strengthening of the dollar against many of the continent’s currencies. The first-quarter shipments decline of 11.8% was topped by a 26.7% downturn Q2 2015, the largest slump the market has ever suffered.
Malware Study Finds Significant Rise in Mobile Infections
In the first half of 2015 report, Alcatel-Lucent estimates that 80 percent of malware infections detected on mobile networks have been traced to Windows-based computers. This finding represents a significant change from 2013 and 2014 when the source of mobile network infections were roughly split 50:50 between Android and Windows-supported devices.
Portable Computing Market Outlook Remains Flat in 2015
According to the latest market study by ABI Research, total system shipments for portable computing are predicted to reach 165 million units for full-year 2015 — which is essentially flat compared to 2014 levels. “Segment growth is occurring in Chromebooks, much in part due to purchases by schools,” said Jeff Orr.
PC Market Continues to Decline Ahead of Windows 10 Release
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 66.1 million units in the second quarter of 2015, according to IDC. This represented a year-on-year decline of -11.8% — that’s about one percent below the already low projections for the quarter.
Why PC Shipments will Continue to Decline Throughout 2015
Worldwide PC shipments will fall by -6.2% in 2015, according to IDC. This will be the fourth consecutive year of declining volumes. The consumer transition to Windows 10 should happen quickly, but the free upgrade reduces the need for a new PC.
Why Most PC Buyers are Now Savvy Bargain-Hunters
Worldwide personal computer (PC) shipments totaled 68.5 million units in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15) — that’s a year-on-year decline of -6.7 percent, according to the latest global market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).
All Savvy Personal Computer Vendors are Agile and Resilient
PC vendors have a complex market development challenge in 2015 — learn how to embrace ongoing demand volatility. Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by -4.9 percent in 2015, while growth projections for 2016 and 2017 were raised slightly.
Why AWS will Evolve as Public Cloud Competition Intensifies
AWS, which derives its revenue from its IaaS cloud computing offerings, generated nearly $4.8 billion in 2014 — an increase of 50% from 2013. Whereas Google and Microsoft generated just $177 million and $188 million, respectively. This lead, however, comes from the AWS six-year head start in the market.
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