India’s IT Security Market To Grow 10.6 pc In 2016: Gartner

Enterprise security spending (hardware, software and services) in India is on pace to reach USD 1.12 billion in 2016, up 10.6 percent from $1.01 billion in 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner analysts said at the Security & Risk Management Summit held in Mumbai that security spending will continue to grow in 2017 when revenue is projected to reach $1.24 billion. Security services (that includes consulting, implementation, support and managed security services) revenue accounted for 61 percent of this total revenue in 2015, and this proportion will increase to 66...

Global Mobile Phone Sales Increase In Q2, 2016

Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 344 million units in the second quarter of 2016, a 4.3 per cent increase over the same period in 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. Overall sales of mobile phones contracted by 0.5 per cent with only five vendors from the top 10 showing growth. Among them were four Chinese manufacturers (Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi and BBK Communication Equipment) and South Korea’s Samsung. “Demand for premium smartphones slowed in the second quarter of 2016 as consumers wait for new hardware launches in the second...

Worldwide Information Security Spending To Reach USD 81.6 Bn

Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach USD 81.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 7.9 per cent over 2015, according to the latest forecast from Gartner. Consulting and IT outsourcing are currently the largest categories of spending on information security. Until the end of 2020, the highest growth is expected to come from security testing, IT outsourcing and data loss prevention (DLP). Preventive security will continue to show strong growth, as many security practitioners continue to have a buying preference for preventive measures. However, solutions such...

Organizations Can Cut Software Costs By 30%: Gartner

Many organizations can cut spending on software by as much as 30 per cent by implementing three software license optimization best practices, according to research from Gartner, Inc. The keys to reducing software license spending are application configuration optimization, recycling software licenses and by using software asset management (SAM) tools. Hank Marquis, research director at Gartner, said achieving software savings is a complex exercise, but the potential savings are just too large to ignore. “Automated software license optimization is a relatively new discipline and most organizations are at lower levels...
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