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Gartner: Smartphone Sales Up 20% In Q3

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, were flat during the quarter. Here’s a look at the market share by manufacturer: ‚ÄúSales of feature phones declined 25 …

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Gartner: Over 3/4 Of Mobile Apps To Fail ‘Basic’ Security Tests Through Next Year

In general, we shouldn’t consider mobile apps particularly secure for the foreseeable future. That is if Gartner is correct in its latest analysis. The firm said this week that over 75% of mobile apps will fail basic security tests through 2015. This is not particularly comforting for businesses. Gartner notes that enterprise employees download from app stores, and use mobile …

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Gartner: SCM Software Revenue To Hit $10 Billion This Year

Supply chain management software is on pace to hit $10 billion in revenue this year, according to a report from Gartner. That would be an increase of 12.2% over last year, and would be the biggest growth the industry has seen since 2011. The firm surveyed nearly 450 North American supply chain professionals in the fourth quarter of 2013. Respondents …

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Gartner Introduces Categorized IT Program Management Framework

Gartner has come up with five program types to help program managers categorize programs and plan for them accordingly. Correct categorization, it says, is key to IT program management. Analysts from the firm will discuss how to use this framework at its Program and Portfolio Management & IT Governance Summits June 2-4 in National Harbor, Maryland and June 9-10 in …

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Gartner Releases Supply Chain Top 25, Apple Leads For 7th Consecutive Year

Gartner has released its 10th annual Supply Chain Top 25, and Apple is at the top of the list for the seventh year in a row. McDonald’s came in second for the second consecutive year. A couple of new companies entered the list this time: Seagate and Kimberly-Clark. The composite score is calculated using the following equation: (Peer Opinion*25%) + …

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The CRM Software Market Grew By 14% Last Year [Report]

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 41% of CRM total software revenue last year, according to the firm. Demand, it says, was driven from organizations of …

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Gartner: Digital Marketing Budgets To Increase by 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. Digital marketing spending averaged 3.1%. The firm surveyed nearly 300 people in the U.S. mainly answering for their entire organization …

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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 2014, hitting a massive $3.8 trillion worldwide. This growth is coming despite the recent slowdown seen in traditional PC markets. …

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The Overwhelming Majority Of CIOs Plan On Changing Technology, Sourcing Relationships

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. Still, there is a common theme among these reasons, and it’s basically about clients’ current providers not being able to …

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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 plenty of them don’t yet know which way they’re going to go with their budgets, and more intend to keep …

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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 percent increase in total sales over 2012. According to Gartner, Inc., Android tablets now makeup 61.9 percent of all tablets …

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Gartner Urges CIOs To Address ‘Fast-Approaching’ Reality of Legacy ERP

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 and responsiveness has led highly customized ERP implementations to an impasse, creating a subset of legacy ERP installations that must …

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