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How much Europeans use social networks?

In the EU, 63% of internet users aged between 16-74 used social networks in 2016. Among the Member States, this share was highest in Hungary (83%), Malta (82%) and Belgium (80%). Among younger people aged 16 to 24 years, almost 9 in 10 internet users in the EU participated in social networks (88%). This share ranged from 77% in France and 80%…

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Traditional PC Market Fares Slightly Better Than Expectations

Worldwide shipments of traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, workstation) totaled 60.5 million units in the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17), posting a year-on-year decline of 3.3%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. The results tilted just above the previous forecast that called for a decline of 3.9%, and hewed to the expectation that unlike past…

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Worldwide Device Shipments Will Decline 0.3 Percent in 2017, Gartner says

Worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets and smartphones are expected to exceed 2.3 billion units in 2017, a decline of 0.3 percent from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. The market is forecast to return to growth in 2018 with a 1.6 percent increase in shipments (see Table 1). Table 1 Worldwide Device Shipments by Device Type, 2016-2019 (Millions of Units) Device…

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IDC sees 8.5 mln smartphones being sold in Poland this year

In the first quarter of 2017, 2 million smartphones were sold in Poland, according to research by IDC. The year-on-year growth rate was 10 percent. Samsung remains the market leader with a 30 percent market share, both in terms of the number of devices sold (600,000), as well as value. Number two in terms of volume is Huawei, and in terms of value,…

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1Q17 EMEA Server Spending Declines by 12.7% YoY, says IDC

International Data Corporation’s (IDC) EMEA Server Tracker shows that in the first quarter of 2017 the EMEA server market reported a year-on-year (YoY) decline in vendor revenues of 12.7% to $2.7 billion and a YoY decrease of 1.4% in units shipped to just over 530,000. Looking at the EMEA market in euros, reported revenues in 1Q17 declined 9.6% YoY. The…

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Deep deployment of fiber optics as US national imperative

Fifth generation mobile networks (5G) are now poised for field testing and launch worldwide. The technology unlocks unprecedented potential to build seamless digital ecosystems, reshaping the way citizens live, work, and interact – The success of 5G wireless will hinge on deep fiber A Deloitte Consulting LLP analysis estimates that the United States requires between $130 and $150 billion over the next 5–7 years to adequately support broadband competition,…

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China Dominates 2016 Smartphone Shipments: 11 Out Of the Top 14 Brands Were Chinese

There was a time when the mobile phone market was dominated by Finnish, Japanese and even Swedish brands. That time has passed and now Chinese dominance is noticeable not only in manufacturing, given that a large part of the 1.5 billion smartphones sold annually are manufactured there, but it starts to dazzle in sales. Samsung may be ahead of the…

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Global Spend Analytics Market to Reach $3 Billion by 2022 – Growing Demand for Cloud Computing Technology

“Increasing need for supplier and market intelligence is expected to propel the market growth” The spend analytics market is expected to grow from USD 1.33 Billion in 2017 to USD 3.01 Billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 17.7%. Need for predictive analytics for businesses, requirement for better managing internal compliance policies and external contracts, and growing demand for cloud…

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Huawei captures nearly 9% market share in Great Britain

The latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveal that in the three months ending April 2017, Android and iOS continued to increase their share of most markets. In urban China, Android captured 83.4% of smartphone sales, up 4.3 percentage points from 79.1% a year earlier. However, Android failed to achieve growth in the US, falling 5.9 percentage points…

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Smartphone sales: Huawei strengthens in Europe

The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel reveals that in the three months ending April 2017, Android and iOS continued to increase their share in most markets, while Huawei is steadily consolidating in major European regions *. In the EU5 * region where Spain is located, Android accounts for 78.3 percent of smartphone sales in the three months ending…

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