All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘IDC’

Big Surprise: iOS And Android Continue To Dominate

In the smartphone wars, there can be only two – iOS and Android. While alternatives like Windows Phone and Firefox OS are making some decent headway in emerging markets, Apple’s and Google’s mobile operating systems still rule the roost. In its latest report, IDC found that smartphone shipments passed the 1 billion mark for the first time in 2013. That …

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Android Almost Reaches 80 Percent Global Market Share In Q2

Android has been rather aggressive as of late in capturing smartphone market share that was previously held by Apple. It was a while ago that Android had surpassed iOS in global market share, but now it looks like it’s an unstoppable juggernaut. In its latest report, IDC shared total smartphone shipments from the second quarter of this year. Android came …

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Tablet Shipments Down, Apple Loses Market Share

As has already been reported from multiple analyst firms, tablet shipments were slow during the second quarter of 2013. Analyst firm IDC has now weighed in with its numbers, which show just how drastically Apple is losing market share in the tablet space. The firm’s numbers show that the overall tablet market grew over 59% from the second quarter of …

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Another Analyst Predicts Declining PC Sales

Following a disappointing 2012 holiday season that saw PC sales decline despite the launch of Windows 8, industry analysts began predicting further declines for PC shipments throughout 2013. Last week, a Digitimes report raised hopes, stating that PC shipments could pick up in the third quarter 2013 due to a combination of new Intel Haswell processors and the release of …

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PC Shipments See Steep Decline In Q1, Windows 8 To Blame [Report]

PC shipments and sales are declining. It’s an undeniable fact. What people can’t seem to agree on is the cause. Some say the rise of tablets and smartphones are to blame, while others think it’s just a longer than usual transition period. Both are right in their own way, but one research firm says the root cause can be traced …

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Android Tablets To Overtake The iPad This Year

Android devices may be locked in a heated battle for supremacy with the iPhone, but the iPad has never really had much competition. Cheaper devices, like the Nexus 7, has ensured that some players find some form of success, but Apple is still the company to beat in the tablet market. That all may change this year. IDC released a …

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PC Sales Declined During Last Year’s Holiday Season

A new report issued this week by International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that worldwide PC shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012 actually declined, down 6.4% from 2011. The 89.8 million units were less than even the predicted decline of 4.4%. This is is spite of the launch of Windows 8 and the accompanying products from companies such as HP, …

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Android Made Up Three-Quarters Of All Smartphone Shipments Last Quarter

Google’s Android OS has grown a lot since its humble beginnings in 2008. Some may have thought that it couldn’t beat iOS, but its spread across multiple devices from multiple OEMs has insured its success. That success can be plainly seen in smartphone shipments during the third quarter. The latest report from IDC has found that Android was on three …

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Developers Prefer Google Over Facebook … Do You?

With Facebook’s nearly 900 million users and over 425 million mobile, it seems pretty clear that it would be the leader in social mobile development, right? Wrong. A new study from Appcelerator and the International Data Corporation (IDC) found that developers are more interested in Google than Facebook.

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Nearly 1 Billion ‘Smart’ Devices Shipped Last Year

The International Data Corporation (IDC) added up the numbers from its Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker, Mobile Phone Tracker, and Media Tablet Tracker this week and came up with the number of PC’s, tablets, and smartphones that shipped worldwide in 2011: 916 million. That’s right, almost 1 billion devices shipped last year, and those products raked in over $489 billion. They …

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Cloud Computing To Create 14 Million New Jobs By 2015

According to a new study by IDC, the growth of cloud computing is on track to create nearly 14 million new jobs globally by 2015. IDC’s research, which was commissioned by Microsoft, predicts revenues from cloud innovation could reach $1.1 trillion per year by 2015, which, combined with cloud efficiencies, will drive significant organizational reinvestment and job growth. “The cloud …

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Smartphone Market Projected to Increase 50% in 2011

According to a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide smartphone market is expected to grow by 49.2% in the year 2011. In 2010, venders shipped 303.4 million smartphones, and that number is expected to climb to over 450 million this year. As mobile customers look to equip phones that can do more, the market for non-smartphones will …

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Apple iPad Tops In Tablet Market

In the fourth quarter of 2010 (Q410) 10.1 million tablets shipped, more than double the 4.5 million shipped in the third quarter, according to a new report from IDC. Apple’s share decreased from 93 percent in Q310 to 73 percent in Q410, but still showed its solid leadership position. The Samsung Galaxy Tab was the main competitor during the holiday …

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Mobile Market Up In Q4 Driven By Smartphones

The global mobile phone market grew 17.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010, a new quarterly high driven by smartphones, according to a new report from IDC.

Vendors shipped 401.4 million units in Q4 compared to 340.5 million units in Q4 of 2009. Vendors shipped a total of 1.39 billion units on a cumulative worldwide basis in 2010, up 18.5% from the 1.17 billion units shipped in 2009.

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Global Smartphone Market Makes Big Gains

The global smartphone market reached a new milestone in the third quarter of 2010 (Q32010), with the top vendors posting significant growth, according to a new report from IDC.

Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 81.1 million units, up 89.5 percent from the 42.8 million units shipped during Q309. For the first three quarters of 2010, vendors have shipped a total of 200.6 million units, up 67.6% from the 119.6 million units shipped during the first three quarters of 2009.

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Google Android Partners See Big Growth In Second Quarter

The global smartphone market grew 50 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2010 (2Q10), driven in part by makers of smartphones powered by Google’s Android operating system, according to a new report by IDC.

Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 63 million units in 2Q10, compared to 41.9 million units in the same period one year ago. For the first half of 2010, vendors shipped a total of 118.3 million units, up 54 percent from the 76.8 million units shipped during the first half of 2009.

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Worldwide Mobile Phone Demand Gains Significantly (Not Just Smartphones)

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has released its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker study, which finds a 14.5% increase in mobile phone demand, as the market fragments.

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U.S. Has Lowest Software Piracy Rate

The rate of global software piracy rose to 43 percent in 2009, a two percent increase from 2008 driven primarily by expanding PC sales in emerging markets, according to the seventh annual Business Software Alliance/IDC Global Software Piracy Study.

"Software theft exceeded $51 billion in commercial value in 2009. The public and private sectors need to join forces to more effectively combat an epidemic that stifles innovation and impairs economies on a global scale," said BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman.

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Smartphones Driving Mobile Recovery

The global mobile phone market grew 21.7 percent in the first quarter of 2010, a strong rebound over the first quarter of 2009, according to the latest report from IDC.

Vendors shipped 294.9 million units in the first quarter of 2010 compared to 242.4 million units a year earlier.

Smartphones and a recovering traditional mobile phone category helped the market avoid a repeat of Q109, when the market dove 16.6 percent during the recession.

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Android Set To Be The Fastest Growing Mobile OS

By 2013, IDC estimates the global shipments of smartphones will surpass 390 million units, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.9 percent for the 2009-2013 forecast period.

The smartphone market has a constantly shifting mobile operating system (OS) landscape. In a market once ruled by BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile, new players with open standards (Android) and intuitive design and navigation (Mac OS X and webOS) have received strong user and handset vendor interest.

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U.S. PC Shipments Up 24%

The global PC market saw double-digit growth in the fourth quarter, led by strong U.S. holiday sales of low-cost netbooks, according to the latest report by IDC.

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Mobile Phone Market Shows Signs Of Improvement

The global mobile phone market saw slight growth in the third quarter, according to IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker.

Year-on-year growth remained negative, but improved from the first half of 2009. Mobile shipments totaled 287.1 million units worldwide in Q3, down from 6 percent from the previous year, but up 5.6 percent from the second quarter.

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IT Sector To Help Global Economic Recovery

The expected growth rate for IT employment of 3 percent per year is more than three times the rate of growth of total employment and a solid indicator that investing in IT will contribute to economic recovery and growth, according to a new study by Microsoft and IDC.

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Online Ad Spending Dips 5% In Q2

Global spending on Internet advertising declined for the second consecutive quarter, by 5 percent, to $13.9 billion from $14.7 billion in the same quarter a year ago, according to a new report from IDC.

All global regions posted losses, except for the Asia/Pacific region and Japan, which saw slight gains in the second quarter. U.S. online ad spending also dropped for the second quarter in a row, by 7 percent year- over- year, to $6.2 billion from $6.6 billion.

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Mobile Market Improves In 2Q

The global mobile phone market saw another quarter of year-over-year decline in the second quarter of 2009, shipping a total of 269.6 million units, down 10.8 percent from 302.2 million units in 2Q08, according to IDC.

The second quarter results are an improvement from the 17.2 percent decrease in the first quarter, but challenges from the economic crisis remain a factor to watch.

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IDC Predicts Contraction In Online Ad Spending

Going into the recession, expert after expert said it: online advertising was supposed to represent a safe haven of sorts, an area into which money would pour regardless of whatever else was happening in the world.  Unfortunately, a new report from IDC suggests that’s no longer the case, as a year-over-year decrease in revenue seems about to occur.

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Social Network Users Ignore Most Ads

While social networking continues to remain popular and grow, advertisers looking to grab users attention are seeing low click-through rates according to a new survey from IDC.

There are four major reasons why people use social networks: to connect and communicate; in response to peer-pressure; for entertainment; and for work-related purposes.

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Cloud Computing Services To Reach $42 Billion

Over the next five years spending on IT cloud services is expected to grow nearly threefold, reaching $42 billion by 2012 and accounting for 9 percent of revenues in five key market segments, according to a survey from IDC.

Spending on cloud computing is on track to accelerate during the forecast period, capturing 25 percent of IT spending growth in 2012 and close to a third in 2013.

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U.S. Consumers Opposed To Bandwidth Caps

A new survey of U.S. consumers conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC) finds that consumers have a much different view of broadband access and telecom policy that is at odds with many telecom policy makers.

The majority (94%) of respondents see value in broadband service providers (BSP) that dynamically allocate premium bandwidth for some types of traffic, such as video, VoIP, and gaming.

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Report: 2011’s Online Ad Market To Be Worth $106B

The worldwide Internet ad market will be an exciting place for the next few years, according to a new report from IDC.  By the time 2011 rolls around, online advertising still won’t have replaced traditional methods, but a whole lot more money will be involved than what we see today.

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Online Advertising To Be Major Subject At Cannes Event

Online advertising is expected to be a major subject when advertisers from around the globe meet in Cannes on the French Riviera as the industry tries to deal with uncertain economic times.

About 12,000 ad people, art directors, markets, producers and clients will attend the week -long Cannes Lions 2008 festival that started on June 15 and runs to June 21.

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U.S. Online Ad Revenues Rise In First Quarter

Revenue from U.S. online advertising increased by 23.9 percent to $7.1 billion in the first quarter compared to $5.7 billion in the first quarter of last year, according to IDC.

Despite the sluggish economy, IDC expects Internet advertising to continue to expand rapidly during 2008, even though advertising across all media will most likely be cut back as advertisers look to save money and find more effective marketing channels.

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Global PC Shipments Remain Solid

Global PC shipments grew by 14.6 percent to 69.5 million units in the first quarter of 2008, which beat previous estimates of 13.2 percent according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.

The U.S. market showed signs of the economic slowdown, but growth remained positive at 3.5 percent for the quarter. The other international markets compensated for the U.S. coming in more than 2 points above estimates due to continued strength in developing countries.

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Internet Outpacing TV For Time Spent

Internet users are spending more time online than they are spending watching TV according to a new study by IDC.


The study found that Internet users spent 32.7 hours per week online and about half as much time watching television (16.4 hours). Time spent reading newspapers or magazines accounted for 3.9 hours per week, while overall time spent using all media was 70.6 hours.

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U.S. Internet Advertising Hits $25.5 Billion

U.S. Internet ad spending in the fourth quarter of 2007 grew nearly 28 percent over the same quarter in 2006 to $7.3 billion, said analyst firm IDC.

For the entire year 2007, online ad revenue grew 27 percent year over year to $25.5 billion.

IDC said that Google’s net U.S. market share dropped for the first time in two years because of a slow down in growth in domestic fourth quarter sales. Google’s net U.S. advertising market share decreased 0.5 percentage points to 23.7 percent last quarter compared to 3Q07.

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