Market news stories - Page 3
Internet of Things
IDC recognises top IoT innovators for 2016
"Enterprises today are paying increasing attention to the Internet of Things as a strategic element to drive growth in the future."
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Hitachi makes tracks in the Internet of Things market
"Hitachi is making good progress toward positioning itself to be one of the few likely IoT powerhouses as the market shakes out.”
Competition heats up between PaaS vendors IBM, Microsoft and Oracle
Over the next few years, Platform-as-a-Service providers will significantly improve solutions available, which will lead to widespread adoption.
IDC forecasts 2016 will be a 'down year' for the semiconductor market
"It'll be a couple of years before we realise which game plan succeeds, but even leaders are struggling to keep pace with the cadence of the market."
Acer works to maintain lead in competitive PC market
"Differentiation in a competitive, shrinking global PC market requires more precise execution across all price bands and form factors."
Multi-factor authentication to be the norm by 2020
Multi-factor authentication has become commonplace as a number of industries, particularly the govt sector, is looking to strengthen security measures
Finance, Leasing & Rental
Seagate struggles to maintain revenue in challenging IT storage industry
Seagate has experienced another drop in revenue for the Q3 2016, with the vendor claiming the decline is due to ‘several near-term demand factors'.
Apple remains top dog of declining tablet market
"Tablet shipment results were mediocre following impressive fourth-quarter performances that were supported by the peak season demand."
Cloud managed services all the rage with today's enterprises
"The cloud-based managed services market is experiencing significant growth due to the uptake of security, mobility and hosting services."
Digital transformation drives demand for big data services
A multitude of industry verticals generate large volumes of data for record keeping and database admin, and this is driving the uptake of BDaaS.
Lenovo leads dismal PC shipments market
PC shipments continue to decline, with the only hopes for improvement dependent on commercial replacements and economic stability, according to IDC.
ShoreTel ramps up focus on APAC region
“It is an exciting time in ShoreTel’s history as we expand our cloud offerings across the globe while investing more resources in the APAC region."
Xerox and Ricoh lead growing production printer market
Six out of eight regional markets saw positive year-over-year unit growth in the production print space. Asia/Pacific was a key contributor to growth.
Bulletproof brings on Gandhi to help with cloud services demand
As part of the Bulletproof team, Aakash Gandhi will focus on driving the company’s growth in the cloud services market in Australia and New Zealand.
Demand for cloud solutions drives WAF market to new heights
The global web application firewall market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17% until 2019, driven largely by demand for cloud-based solutions.
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Australian businesses: Prepare for an economic slowdown
Business risks are expected to increase in 2016. At the same time, it is unlikely there will be any improvement in the coming year
Xplore Technologies grows market share in APAC
“Our strategy continues to pay dividends as we are seeing our market share increase on a global scale, especially in newer regions like APAC."
Healthcare sector drives cloud analytics market growth
"The cloud analytics market continues to grow, driven largely by the uptake of text analytics and an increasing demand from the healthcare industry."
Massive shift among APAC enterprises to cloud-based DLP solutions
The DLP applications market in APAC was valued at over $170 million in 2014, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 25% until the end of 2020.
New Software AG ANZ managing director to drive ‘ambitious’ plans
"I am confident that Gakovic's leadership and results-driven approach will serve to further fuel Software AG’s ambitious plans across ANZ."
Smartwatches, fitness devices, HDMs: What's in store for the wearables market?
According to Gartner, sales of wearable electronic devices will generate revenue of $28.7 billion in 2016.
Apple’s iPhone growth peaks, Samsung surges ahead
“Apple's iPhone growth is peaking. Apple will have to expand into new markets if it wants to reignite iPhone growth in 2016."
Yotta looks to break into Aussie market with asset management platform
“Industry bodies worldwide have similar challenges to face – and we are seeing growing interest in Horizons across many countries as a result."
Fitness and activity trackers rule the wearables market, but for how long?
The demand for wearables continues to grow, with fitness and activity trackers now in fierce competition from smartwatches.