COVID-19 Driving Global Government IT Spending Growth

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving governments around the world to invest more heavily in IT.

Gartner Names Oracle a Magic Quadrant Leader for Third Successive Time

Oracle has been named a leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Enterprises for the third successive time.

27% of C-Level Execs Know Nothing About Low-Code

Low-code may be one of the fastest growing trends in development, but over a quarter of C-level execs haven’t heard of it.

Gartner: AI Will Replace ‘Gut Feel’ in Venture Capitalist Decisions by 2025

Gartner predicts that artificial intelligence (AI) will replace “gut feel” in influencing investment decisions by venture capitalists and early-stage investors.

Remote Work IT Spending Will Hit $332.9 Billion In 2021

Gartner is predicting companies will spend some $332.9 billion on remote work IT in 2021 as the digital transformation continues.

Gartner: ‘Responsible AI a Societal Concern’

Gartner has released its Predicts 2021 reports and the outlook for artificial intelligence (AI) includes some troubling growing pains.

Fight For Bronze: IBM Disputes Google Cloud Is Third Cloud Vendor

While Amazon and Microsoft are the undisputed first and second U.S. cloud vendors, IBM is disputing that Google is the company sitting in third place.

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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.…

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

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 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…

3D Printed Organs May Cause Moral Quandaries In The Future

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…