IDC projects social, mobile, analytics and cloud will dominate 89 percent of global IT spending growth this year.
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Research firm IDC says mobile device sales have dipped for two consecutive quarters in Australia and New Zealand.
The Western European mobile market has dropped in Q1 as consumers continue to prefer smartphones over standard mobile phones.
In the next few years, 50 percent of applications will be hybrid, combine the use of native programming with HTML, and be delivered in a native shell to specific types of devices, according to IBM marketing manager for mobile Jon Baxter.
Companies ranked customer relationship management as the mobility application that would provide the most significant impact to their businesses, according to a survey by IDC commissioned by IFS.
Samsung remains in the lead in the mobile market, according to IDC figures, while Apple continues to speed up and gain traction in China. But, Nokia is nowhere to be seen in the smartphone space.
According to the latest report from IDC, more and more consumers are using their mobile devices as their "default gateway" for accessing the Internet.
In spite of a U.S. House Intelligence Committee hearing, Chinese telecoms giant and phone maker ZTE helped drive the third quarter in mobile phone shipments, according to research firm IDC.
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Mobile devices enable many things, but I'm skeptical that they make a big impact on reducing paper usage inside companies.
Samsung remains the world's biggest smartphone leader, as it takes advantage of the quiet Apple spell by selling more than 10 million Samsung Galaxy S III devices in the run up to the iPhone 5's launch.
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IDC has been surveying mobile developers for the past two years. In mid-May, it polled more than 3,500 developers in a survey sponsored by platform vendor and SAP partner, Appcelerator, to gauge their feelings about Apple versus Google in the enterprise, their interest in Windows 8/Microsoft Surface, what their pain points are, and more. Here is what they said, with my commentary.
I am not a fan of long term predictions in the mobile space, it just moves too fast, and while I would like to see stats like IDC predicts I will have to see it to believe it.
First-quarter figures from IDC show that Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is making inroads against longer-established competitors, such as Android and iOS, by poaching former users of the BlackBerry and Symbian operating systems.Francisco Jeronimo, research manager for European mobile devices at IDC, said that Windows Phone shipments for the first quarter of 2012 were up 156 percent, year-on-year.
IDC researchers think that Google's wide range of assets is the key to implementing its social strategies.
Although Telstra has beat out Optus and Vodafone in mobile-broadband speed tests by research house IDC, the telco says that the results are not a true reflection of the Next G network.
IT managers are being expected to provide secure mobile banking products with budgets that are too limited, IDC research conducted on behalf of Akamai has found
Mobile operating system, which market share remains small, unlikely to overtake other rivals and hardware vendors will find it hard to justify developing for small ecosystem, notes IDC analyst.
Region's IT heads see implementing mobile strategies as key for business and IT alignment and improving IT infrastructure productivity, new IDC survey shows.
Booming sales of smartphones helped the worldwide mobile phone market to grow by 19.8 percent to 371.
Amid "plateauing" interest in Android among mobile developers, as detailed in the latest quarterly survey by Appcelerator and IDC is some mixed news for Windows Phone.