Alex Moskalyuk

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US Lags Europe and Japan in Mobile Adoption

US Lags Europe and Japan in Mobile Adoption

The first difference is that mobile phone penetration is significantly higher in Western Europe and Japan than the US or Canada. Mobile penetration averaged 80% in Western Europe at the end of 2002, and ranged from highs of more than 90% in Italy and Portugal to a low of approximately 65% in France, according to data from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

September 4, 2003 by in Mobility

Spending Power of Kids and Teens in US

Spending Power of Kids and Teens in US

According to the latest report from Harris Interactive's YouthPulse service, young people in the US, ages eight to 21, have annual incomes totaling $211 billion as of June 2003, representing an annual spending power of $172 billion.Harris also finds that 15% of young people's spending is done online.

September 4, 2003 by in Tech Industry

IDC bumps up PC forecast

IDC bumps up PC forecast

Market researcher IDC says notebook sales and business purchasing have boosted its 2003 growth forecast for PC shipments by two points.The company now predicts that this year's PC shipments, which include desktops, notebooks and servers priced at less than $25,000, will grow by 8.

September 4, 2003 by in Hardware

Outsourcing Is Over-Hyped

Outsourcing Is Over-Hyped

The promise of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) as a one-stop, lower-cost answer for complex core business processes is a myth, analyst firm Forrester Research said in a report issued Tuesday.No single vendor is equipped to handle the range of end-to-end complexities that accompany the largest BPO requests, including human resources, finance and administration, Forrester said.

September 2, 2003 by in CXO

IT budgets to grow 2% in 2004

IT budgets to grow 2% in 2004

Information technology budgets should grow 2 percent in 2004, with programs devoted to enterprise resource planning and supply chain management increasing their share of the software spending pie, a new report says.A survey of 500 IT executives released Tuesday by AMR Research shows budding financial optimism on the part of the survey's participants.

September 2, 2003 by in Tech Industry

Console market share

Console market share

Make no mistake about it -- Sony is currently the runaway winner in the console wars. Its PlayStation 2 has sold nearly twice as many units in the United States as Microsoft's and Nintendo's consoles combined -- 18.

September 2, 2003 by in Tech Industry

Q2 2003 mobile phone sales up

Q2 2003 mobile phone sales up

Consumers around the world bought a total of 115 million mobile phones in the second quarter, putting the industry on a record path to sell between 450 and 460 million phones this year, a survey found on Tuesday.Growth in emerging markets was the main reason why handset unit sales rose 11.

September 2, 2003 by in Mobility

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