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Gartner: Smartphone Sales Up 20% In Q3

Gartner: Smartphone Sales Up 20% In Q3

By Chris Crum December 15, 2014

Smartphone sales grew 20% in the third quarter, according to a new report from Gartner. Sales in emerging markets saw the highest growth ever, though sales in Western Europe continued on the decline. Worldwide sales of mobile phones, in general, …

The CRM Software Market Grew By 14% Last Year The CRM Software Market Grew By 14% Last Year

The customer relationship management software market grew by 13.7% in 2013, according to a new report from Gartner. That’s worldwide. The market reached $20.4 billion in 2013 compared to $18 billion in 2012. Software as a service (SaaS) represented over …

Digital Marketing Budgets To Jump 10% This Year Digital Marketing Budgets To Jump 10% This Year

Gartner released some new findings from a survey of marketing executives. Among these are that digital marketing budgets will increase by 10% this year, and that on average, companies spent 10.7% of their annual 2013 revenue on overall marketing activities. …

IT Industry to Grow 3.2% This Year IT Industry to Grow 3.2% This Year

As the computer industry deals with the transition to a mobile majority, IT spending is still on-pace to grow significantly in 2014. Market research firm Gartner this week issued a new report predicting that IT revenue will grow 3.2% in …

Most CIOs Are Preparing To Change Tech And Sourcing Most CIOs Are Preparing To Change Tech And Sourcing

As many as 70% of CIOs intend to change their technology and sourcing relationships in the next two to three years, according to new survey results from Gartner. A variety of reasons were cited by CIOs from around the world. …

Gartner: European CRM Budgets To Be Strong In 2014 Gartner: European CRM Budgets To Be Strong In 2014

European customer relationship management (CRM) budgets remain strong, despite economic uncertainty, according to a survey from Gartner. About half of those polled intend to increase CRM spending this year at an average increase of 2.5% over last year’s budgets. While …

Android Tablets Outsell iPads in 2013 Android Tablets Outsell iPads in 2013

There’s a new tablet leader in town. The year 2013 was a big step for Android tablets. For the first time ever, they outsold the iPad. Sales for the Android tablet reached 195.4 million last year, which is a 68 …

Gartner Makes Some ERP Predictions Gartner Makes Some ERP Predictions

Gartner predicts that by 2016, the impact of cloud computing and the emergence of postmodern ERP will mean “legacy status” for highly customized ERP systems, and urges CIOs to take action to address this “fast-approaching reality”. “The need for agility …

3D Printed Organs May Cause Moral Quandaries 3D Printed Organs May Cause Moral Quandaries
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One of the most promising uses of 3D printing is the creation of human tissue and organs. Proponents of the technology believe that we may one day be able to grow transplantable organs in the lab bypassing the lengthy donor …

3D Printer Industry To See Massive Growth 3D Printer Industry To See Massive Growth

There’s no denying the cool factor that 3D printers have gained over the last few years. This has led to an increase in purchases from hobbyists and other non-industry consumers. That increase is now leading to explosive growth in the …

PC Shipments Decline For Another Quarter PC Shipments Decline For Another Quarter

After a dismal holiday season for the PC market, PC shipments continued to decline throughout the first quarter of 2013. Analysts do not predict that PC sales will return to 2012 levels any time soon. Now, PC shipment numbers are …

Android To Hit 1 Billion Device Shipments This Year Android To Hit 1 Billion Device Shipments This Year
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Google is fiercely proud of Android. That much was apparent when the company announced at its annual developer conference that over 900 million Android devices had been activated since its introduction in 2008. At the time, Google said it was …

Mobile Phone Sales Declined Slightly in 2012 Mobile Phone Sales Declined Slightly in 2012

Business analyst Gartner today released its 2012 mobile phone sales estimates, reporting a 1.7% decline in overall mobile phone sales from 2011. Even with the decline, though, customers bought 1.75 billion phones last year and smartphone sales in particular were …

Samsung Tops List of Semiconductor Buyers in 2012 Samsung Tops List of Semiconductor Buyers in 2012
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It’s no secret that Samsung is quickly catching up to Apple in the mobile market. While Apple painstakingly designs each of their devices and sells millions of each, Samsung has taken a more experimental approach, releasing a myriad of mobile …

Mobile Ads Could Rake in $11.4 Billion in 2013 Mobile Ads Could Rake in $11.4 Billion in 2013

A new Gartner report estimates that worldwide mobile advertising revenue could reach $11.4 billion in 2013. That would be greater than an 18% increase from 2012, which saw $9.6 billion in mobile ad revenue. The analyst also predicts that worldwide …

PC Sales Dropping, Shows Yet Another Report PC Sales Dropping, Shows Yet Another Report

Last week, a report from International Data Corporation (IDC) showed that PC shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012 declined by around 6.4% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Now, analyst firm Gartner has weighed in on the PC market …

Most TVs To Be Internet-Connected by 2016 Most TVs To Be Internet-Connected by 2016

The tech research firm Gartner is predicting that almost 85% of all flat-panel TVs made in 2016 will be internet-enabled “smart TVs.” Worldwide production of “smart” flat-panel TVs is also predicted rise to 198 million units in 2016, up 35% …