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IT Industry to Grow 3.2% This Year

IT Industry to Grow 3.2% This Year

By Sean Patterson April 2, 2014

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 …

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% …

Smartphone Sales Jumped Nearly 50% in Q3 2012 Smartphone Sales Jumped Nearly 50% in Q3 2012

Research firm Gartner today released the results of it’s analysis of third quarter 2012 smartphone sales. According to its data, worldwide sales of smartphones are up 46.9% from the third quarter of 2011 and account for 39.6% of all mobile …

Worldwide Mobile Payments to Hit $171 Billion Worldwide Mobile Payments to Hit $171 Billion

The IT analysts at Gartner, Inc. have announced that worldwide mobile payment transaction values will reach $171.5 billion this year. That is a 61.9% increase over 2011. The number of mobile payment users will also significantly increase this year, hitting …

Global IT Spending To Top $3 Trillion In 2011

Global IT spending is forecast to reach $3.6 trillion in 2011, a 5.1 percent increase from 2010, according to a new report by Gartner.

In 2010, worldwide IT spending totaled $3.4 trillion, up 5.4 percent from 2009.

 

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Distinction Between Email And Social Networks Eroding
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The popularity of social networking services, along with changing demographics and work styles, will lead 20 percent of employees to use social networks as a main business communication tool by 2014, according to a new report from Gartner.

Gartner Names Android Number Two Mobile OS Of 2010

According to a new report, Android will soon secure a spot as the number two mobile operating system worldwide, passing Research In Motion.  What’s more, Gartner, which prepared the report, has Android poised to take the overall lead from Symbian in 2015.

Let’s cover the near-term figures first.  Gartner believes Android will exit 2010 with a market share of 17.7 percent, just ahead of Research In Motion’s 17.5 percent.  Symbian, meanwhile, is supposed to hold a market share of 40.1 percent.

Gartner Finds Android Outsells iOS Worldwide

There’s more good news for Google and the specific teams that support Android this morning.  Gartner’s released some stats concerning the sales of smartphones in the second quarter of this year, and it looks like Android has become the number three mobile operating system in that respect.

Gartner explained in an official statement, "In the smartphone operating system (OS) market, Android expanded rapidly in the second quarter of 2010, overtaking Apple’s iPhone OS to become the third-most-popular OS in the world."

Android Tops Windows Mobile Worldwide
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Even if Google prefers to name different versions of Android after tasty desserts, the mobile operating system is still doing a good imitation of a simple snowball rolling downhill.  A new report from Gartner indicates Android’s even grown to the point that it’s beaten Windows Mobile in terms of sales on a worldwide basis.