Worldwide Security Software Market Grew 3.7% in 2015: Gartner

Worldwide security software revenue totaled $22.1 billion in 2015, a 3.7 percent increase in from 2014, according to Gartner. Security information and event management (SIEM) remained the fastest-growing segment in 2015, with 15.8 percent growth, while consumer security software showed the sharpest decline at 5.9 percent year on year. In 2015, the top five vendors together accounted for 37.6 percent of the security software revenue market share, down 3.1 percentage points from 2014. These vendors also displayed a collective decline of 4.2 percent in 2015, while the rest of the market (Others)...

Worldwide IT Spending To Be Flat In 2016: Gartner

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to be flat in 2016, totaling $3.41 trillion, says Gartner. This is up from last quarter’s forecast of negative 0.5 percent growth. The change in the forecast is mainly due to currency fluctuations. “The current Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast assumes that the U.K. would not exit the European Union. With the U.K.’s exit, there will likely be an erosion in business confidence and price increases which will impact U.K., Western Europe and worldwide IT spending,” said John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner. While the U.K....

India PC Shipments Declined 7.4% In Q1, 2016: Gartner

PC shipments in India totalled nearly 2 million units in the first quarter of 2016, a 7.4 per cent decrease over the first quarter of 2015, according to Gartner. “Consumers accounted for 45 per cent of total PC sales in the first quarter of 2016, down from 48 percent in the first quarter of 2015,” said Vishal Tripathi, research director at Gartner. “There was decline in both the enterprise and consumer segments in buying in the first quarter of 2016. With the first quarter being the end of the financial...

Weekly Recap: Top 10 Stories On Channel Times

A running recap of latest happening in the IT Channel Industry 1. What Apple Gains From FDI Reforms?  After the government cleared roadblocks, Apple is expected to open up exclusive retail outlets across regions and strengthen its service support for Apple lovers in the country. Read More 2. 57 Per Cent Of Global Population Still Unconnected To Internet: Study  Even though the world is heading towards digitization, with the internet becoming an integral part of our lives, more than a half percent of the global population is still unconnected to broadband...

Cloud-First Will Replace “No-Cloud” Policy By 2020

Cloud-first, and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive no-cloud stance that dominated many large providers in recent years. Today, most provider technology innovation is cloud-centric, with the stated intent of retrofitting the technology to on-premises. By 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-internet” policy is today, predicts research organization Gartner. “Aside from the fact that many organizations with a no-cloud policy actually have some under-the-radar or unavoidable cloud usage, we believe that this position will become increasingly untenable,” said Jeffrey Mann, research vice president at...

Digital Assistants To Serve As Primary Interface To Connected Home: Gartner

Consumers will increasingly use digital personal assistants to interact with consumer services in the connected home, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner predicts that, by 2019, in at least 25 percent of households in developed economies, the digital assistants on smartphones and other devices will serve as the primary interface to connected home services. “In the not-too-distant future, users will no longer have to contend with multiple apps; instead, they will literally talk to digital personal assistants such as Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant,” said Mark O’Neill, research director...

Indian Healthcare Providers To Spend $1.2 Billion On IT In 2016

Health care providers in India are expected to spend US $1.2 billion on IT products and services in 2016, an increase of 3.4 per cent over 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. This forecast includes spending by healthcare providers (includes hospitals, hospital systems, nursing and residential care, and university hospitals) on internal services, software, IT services, data center systems, devices and telecom services. “IT services, which includes consulting, software support, implementation, hardware, IT outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO), will continue to be the largest overall spending category within the health care providers...

Govt IT Spending To Touch $7 Bn in 2016: Gartner

The government of India will spend USD 7 billion on IT products and services in 2016, an increase of 3.1 percent over 2015, says Gartner. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services. Government comprises state and local governments and national government, the analyst firm said. IT services (which includes consulting, software support, business process outsourcing, IT outsourcing, implementation, and hardware support) is expected to grow 8.8 percent in 2016 to reach $1.6 billion USD – with the business process outsourcing sub-segment...

Avaya Unveils New Customer Engagement Solution

Avaya has rolled out Aura Experience Portal (7.1) customer engagement solution which connects visual self-service mobile applications and on-demand assistance to a contact center agent or expert,together with complete context of the customer journey. With 89% of companies now competing primarily on customer experience, according to Gartner Inc., organizations need to deliver market-differentiating digital Omni-channel customer journeys. According to global research commissioned by BT and Avaya, 82% of consumers believe it should be easy to contact organizations by all channels. The research also finds that 86% of the consumers in...
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