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Cloudy Days Ahead: IDC Sheds Light in New Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker


Op-Ed Can the Cloud Make it Rain Cost SavingsAccording to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew by 9.2% year over year to $32.6 billion in 2016.

We’re told that vendor revenue for the fourth quarter (4Q16) grew at 7.3% to $9.2 billion.

Cloud IT infrastructure sales as a share of overall worldwide IT spending climbed to 37.2% in 4Q16, up from 33.4% a year ago.

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Steady Demand for Wearables Seen in Important Emerging Markets


The 18 Percent Problem What Wearables Are Really Up AgainstAccording to a new report from the IDC, The Middle East and Africa (MEA) wearables market continued to see steady growth in Q3 2016.

And the trend isn’t likely to change in 2017.

That’s per the findings of the International Data Corporation (IDC).

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As Healthcare Adoption Remains Strong, What Lies Ahead for the Global Tablet Market?


ipad-820272_960_720When it comes to the tablet market, worldwide shipments are expected to decline by 12% in 2016, rounding out the year at 182.3 million shipments, according to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.

IDC expects the market to rebound in 2018 though growth will remain in the low single digits as detachable tablets slowly gain traction.

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IDC Publishes Two New MarketScape Reports


IDC Mobile Solutions Can Address MEA's Healthcare ChallengesPRESS RELEASE: International Data Corporation (IDC) has published two 2016 IDC MarketScape reports evaluating the enterprise mobile app development platform (MADP) capabilities and strategies of the largest, enterprise-focused, integrated platform vendors. IDC MarketScape vendor analysis reports utilize a rigorous scoring methodology that produces a definitive assessment of each vendor’s current market capabilities and strategies for competing in the future.

The IDC report, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Mobile Application Development Platform 2016 Vendor Assessment — B2CApps Alignment (IDC #US41915916), assessed and profiled ten vendors, naming IBM, Kony, Salesforce, and SAP as Leaders.

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IDC Sees Spooky Dip in Smartwatch Market


Smartwatches Set to Replace Fitness WearablesJust in time for Halloween, IDC is out with some scary numbers for the smartwatch industry.

Despite the rapid adoption of smartwatch devices in the healthcare space, this wearables market is reeling from a big drop.

The worldwide smartwatch market experienced a round of growing pains in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), this week’s report explains, “resulting in a year-over-year decline in shipment volumes.”
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IDC: Wearables Shipments May Top 213 Million Units in 2020


The 18 Percent Problem What Wearables Are Really Up AgainstAccording to data from IDC, global shipments of wearable devices are expected to reach 101.9 million units by the end of this year.

If you’re not keeping score at home, that represents 29.0% growth over 2015.

But per the findings and projections of the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, the market for wearable devices will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.3%, culminating in 213.6 million units shipped in 2020.

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mHealth May Be Booming, But Smartphone Sales Are Stagnant


mHealth May Be Booming, But Smartphone Sales Are StagnantAccording to a new report from IDC, worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to reach 1.46 billion units with a year-over-year growth rate of 1.6% in 2016.

That’s the projection shared Friday by the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

Although growth remains positive, it is down significantly from the 10.4% growth in 2015, the report explains.

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