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Chromebook shipments, cloud spending, data quality concerns, and more: Tech research roundup

From changing demand for Chromebooks to growth in cloud services and onto IT asset management, here's the charts that matter from the past month in tech news.
By Mark Samuels, Contributor
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1 of 7 IDC

Have we reached peak Chromebook?

Chromebook shipments are expected to grow 33.5% year-on-year in 2021 and reach 43.4 million units. But looking forward, IDC is predicting that growth will vanish in 2022 and, in fact, decline until 2025. 

For more see: Have we reached peak Chromebook? Sales set to decline after massive demand this year

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2 of 7 Gartner

Amazon, Microsoft lead 40% growth of IaaS public cloud services market

The IaaS public cloud services market grew by more than 40% in 2020 and reached a high of $64.3 billion, says analyst Gartner. Amazon far outpaced the rest of the market with $26.2 billion of revenue in 2020 and a commanding 41% market share.

For more see: Amazon, Microsoft lead 40% growth of IaaS public cloud services market in 2020: Gartner

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3 of 7 Flexera

On-premises workloads get their day in the sun, but forecast still cloudy

Are companies really going to repatriate their cloud workloads? Probably not. According to Flexera's 2021 State of Cloud report, cloud costs are the hardest thing to manage. For the last five years, optimizing cloud costs was the number one initiative cited in Flexera's surveys.

For more see: Hybrid cloud, on-premises workloads get their day in the sun, but forecast still cloudy

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4 of 7 Flexera

IT asset, infrastructure visibility a work in progress, says Flexera report

Less than 25% of organizations have complete visibility into IT assets as enterprises wrestle with data quality and tracking across on premises and cloud infrastructure, according to a Flexera survey. Vulnerabilities were cited by 49% of respondents as their greatest concern about IT assets.

For more see: IT asset, infrastructure visibility a work in progress, says Flexera report

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5 of 7 SJVN/ZDNet

How much internet speed do you really need?

Here's a good list of what you're probably doing on the net and how much bandwidth you need to do the tasks. But there are a lot of gadgets sharing that broadband: there are now more than 10 internet-connected devices in the average US home.

For more see: How much internet speed do you really need?

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6 of 7 App Annie

App market breaks all-time record with $34 billion spent in Q2

App developers are having a good year, according to new statistics from market data company App Annie, which found that users spent $34 billion on apps in Q2 of 2021. Android and iPhone users spent $7 billion more in Q2 than last year and $2 billion more than Q1 2021. 

For more see: App market breaks all-time record with $34 billion spent in Q2

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7 of 7 Broadcom

Broadcom ups fiscal Q3 outlook based on strong demand for processors

Broadcom reported better-than-expected fiscal second quarter results and projected strong demand ahead. The company reported second quarter net income of $1.49 billion. Semiconductors were 73% of sales with software, led by CA Technologies, representing 27%. 

For more see: Broadcom ups fiscal Q3 outlook based on strong demand for processors

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