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Worldwide PC shipments have grown for first time in six years

Worldwide PC shipments totalled 62.1 million units in the second quarter of 2018, a 1.4 per cent increase from the second quarter of 2017, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. This is the first quarter of year-over-year global PC shipment growth since the first quarter of 2012. All regions experienced some growth compared with a year ago. While the results are a positive result for th... »

PC prices will lead to flat growth of global device shipments in 2018

PC prices will lead to flat growth of global device shipments in 2018

Worldwide shipments of devices — PCs, tablets and mobile phones — are on pace to record 0.9 per cent growth to reach 2.28 billion units in 2018, according to Gartner, Inc. The PC and tablet market is estimated to decline 1.2 per cent in 2018, while the mobile phone market is on pace to record an increase of 1.4 per cent. “The PC market is still hindered by the undersupply of the DRAM market ... »

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Gartner says South African IT spending will grow 2.4 percent in 2017

IT spending in South Africa is forecast to total R266 billion in 2017, a 2.4 percent increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. Software is predicted to be the best-performing segment, with a 13.2 percent increase year on year (see Table 1). “South Africa has traditionally underinvested in IT,” said John-David Lovelock, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “So... »

digital transformation

Digitisation and the rise of Generation C

Charles Darwin said that it won’t be the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it’s the one that is the most adaptable to change. With the rapid evolution of digitisation, and Cisco’s predictions that 40% of business will die in the next ten years, digital transformation is critical to survival in the new world order. Cassie Lessing, managing director, Strato IT Group, ... »

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Gartner Symposium 2016: New Digital Disruptors Demand a New Approach to IT

Digital disruptors such as algorithms, artificial intelligence (AI), bots and chatbots are already transforming businesses. Gartner, Inc. expects that algorithmic business will create even greater levels of disruption and new industries. To support the new capabilities and business models of digital and algorithmic business, CIOs must design and deploy their digital business technology platform. &... »

Gartner Symposium 2016

Gartner Symposium 2016: Organisations Need to Master Two Dimensions of Mobility

With the convergence of devices, bots, things and people, organisations will need to master two dimensions of mobility, according to Gartner, Inc. CIOs and IT leaders will need to excel at mainstream mobility and to prepare for the post-app era. “The future of mobile will provide ubiquitous services delivered anywhere, by any person or thing, to any person or thing,” said David Willis ... »

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Gartner Symposium 2016: MTN to showcase aspiring innovators

MTN Business will give leading ICT entrepreneurs a boost this month, when it sponsors the Gartner ITxpo Aspiring Innovators programme for the second year running. The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Africa 2016, to be staged in Cape Town from 26 – 28 September 2016, is expected to attract over 1100 CIOs and Senior IT Executives engaging with peers, Gartner analysts and industry leaders. Delegates wi... »

pc shipments

PC leaders must overhaul their businesses or leave the market by 2020

Business leaders of PC vendors face a stark choice and must decide between overhauling their businesses or leaving the PC market by 2020, according to Gartner, Inc. If they decide to stay, they need to rapidly determine what changes to make or what alternatives to adapt in today’s over-penetrated PC market “The PC business model as we have traditionally known it is broken. The top five... »

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Worldwide server revenue declined 0.8 percent in second quarter of 2016

In the second quarter of 2016, worldwide server revenue declined 0.8 percent year over year, while shipments grew 2 percent from the second quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. There was some shuffling among the top vendors in the second quarter, as Dell moved into the top spot in shipments, while Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) remained the worldwide leader in server revenue. “The s... »

Unlocking the power of personalisation through in-store Wi-Fi

Network Access policy updates crucial to avoid attack of IoT devices

By 2020, 21 billion of Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be in use worldwide. Of these, close to 6 percent will be in use for industrial IoT applications. However, IT organisations have issues identifying these devices and characterising them as part of current network access policy, said Gartner, Inc. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must therefore update their network access p... »