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PC sales exceeded expectations in Q1 2015: IDC

Market research firm IDC has revealed worldwide PC shipment figures for the first quarter of 2015, which, despite a year-on-year decline of -6.7 per cent were "slightly ahead of previous projections," the organization

Published on: April 10th, 2015 Dave Yin

Selling to the Line of Business

It's not every day that you are told you no longer matter. For Ted Maulucci, this is exactly what happened when, at a CIO summit, a sponsoring vendor walked in the room. “We don’t care what you’ve

Published on: March 25th, 2015 Dave Yin

Your home Internet of unsecured security things

For many consumers, Internet-enabled home security devices may be a tangible manifestation of the Internet of Things. However, they may not be very secure things. A new report from Hewlett-Packard Co.’s HP Fortify

Published on: February 11th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Global tablet shipments show first ever decline

Is our love affair with tablets beginning to wane? New data from research firm IDC Corp. shows worldwide tablet shipments experienced their first year-over-year decline ever in the fourth quarter, with modest growth

Published on: February 5th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Apple nearly ties Samsung in global smartphone rankings

Strong sales through the holiday period helped push Apple into a near tie with Samsung as global smartphone shipments reached new record levels for the fourth quarter and 2014 overall. According to research

Published on: February 3rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Falling oil prices could take huge bite out of Canadian IT spending: Report

Falling oil prices are fueling rising economic uncertainty across Canada, and a new report is warning it could have a major impact on information and communications technology (ICT) spending by Canadian companies. A

Published on: January 28th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Lenovo keeps lead over HP, Dell in global PC market

The busy holiday season failed to give much of a bounce to global PC shipments, with research firm IDC Corp. reporting 80.8 million units shipped in the fourth quarter of 2014, a year

Published on: January 13th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Canada playing catchup in retail predictions and analytics: IDC

Canada is lagging behind in the adoption of big data and more innovative use of analytics in event and trend predictions, especially compared to the US, according to market research firm IDC. Tony

Published on: December 22nd, 2014 Dave Yin

3rd platform adoption drives server market revenues: IDC

A server refresh cycle, investments in hyperscale data centre capacity and adoption of 3rd platform computing are all contributing to growth in the worldwide server market, according to new data from IDC Corp.

Published on: December 10th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Best practices of highly successful MSPs

Cloud-based IT management software vendor Kaseya has released the results of its annual Managed Service Provider (MSP) Global Pricing Survey, offering a snapshot of the state of the market and sharing some of

Published on: December 2nd, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Worldwide PC market may not have recovered yet: IDC

Worldwide PC shipments fell by less than expected in 2014, but research firm IDC Corp. cautions this could just be a short-term blip rather than a more lasting recovery of the long-term decline

Published on: November 27th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Growth in worldwide tablet market may be slowing

Could the tablet market be nearing saturation? It’s certainly beginning to slow down, according to a new forecast from research firm IDC Corp. According to IDC’s latest forecast of the worldwide tablet, growth

Published on: November 26th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Data centres will be fewer, but larger: IDC

With the growing popularity of cloud services and hosted services, IDC Corp. is forecasting there will be fewer data centres in the future. The ones remaining, however, will be larger. According to a

Published on: November 11th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Back to school promos drove tablet growth in Q3: report

Continued demand in the U.S. and the back to school shopping season contributed to 11.5 per cent year over year growth in worldwide tablet shipments in the third quarter, according to new research

Published on: November 10th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Public IT cloud services market could surpass $127 billion in 2018: report

Cloud growth will surpass the overall IT market by a factor of six, according to a new forecast from IDC Corp. The research is forecasting public IT cloud services spending to reach US

Published on: November 7th, 2014 Jeff Jedras