Mobility Spending Will Grow To $1.72 Trillion By 2021
Global spending growth on mobile hardware, software and services will gradually slow by 2021, when it will reach $1.72 trillion, according an estimate by researcher IDC. The growth rate for its 2016-2021 forecast period will be 2.7 percent annually, which shows a slowing from this year’s rate of 4.3 percent to $1.58 trillion from 2016.
Five Do’s And Don’ts Of Digital Transformation
Over the past two years, businesses have put increased focus on digitally transforming their brands from the inside out. That’s led not only to taking new risks with emerging tech, but also implementing changes to company culture and organizational structures. To better understand what works and what doesn’t, Adweek spoke with a number of brands, analysts and agencies. Here’s what marketers need to do to position their companies for a customer-focused future.
Apple Posts Strong Q4 Results And Healthy Outlook On Eve Of iPhone X Launch
Apple reported its fourth quarter financial results recently, surpassing market estimates. A day ahead of the iPhone X official launch date, Apple’s outlook for the current quarter suggests production and sales of the smartphone should be strong. The Cupertino company posted diluted earnings of $2.07 a share, up 24 percent year-over-year. Revenue came to $52.6 billion, an increase of 12 percent year-over-year.
Sumo Logic’s Top Enterprise Cloud Technology Trends As 2018 Approaches
Progressive enterprises strive to deliver high-performance, highly scalable and always-on digital services. These services are built on custom “modern architectures” – an application stack with new tiers, technologies and microservices that typically run on cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. To better understand modern application usage trends, log management and analytics, Sumo Logichas released its “Stat of Modern Applications in the Cloud” report.
Ten Ways To Fund The Shift To Digital Business
About two in every five (42 percent) CEOs are now taking a digital-first approach to business change or taking digital to the core of their enterprise model, according to Gartner’s 2017 CEO Survey. With many options for digital business transformation requiring significant investment, Gartner has identified the top 10 ways to fund the shift to digital business.
IBM Watson Digs Deep On Data To Pave The Way For Enterprise AI Apps
Recently, IBM announced new capabilities for its Watson Data Platform that make it easier for developers and data scientists to analyze and prepare enterprise data for artificial intelligence (AI) applications. By 2018, nearly 75 percent of developers will build AI functionality into their apps, according to an IDC report. However, this requires wading through increasingly complex data that lives in different places, and must be continually and securely ingested, according to an IBM press release.
With Latest Surface Device, Microsoft Opts For A Business-First Approach
The Surface Pro with LTE Advanced, was announced recently at Microsoft’s Future Decoded conference in London. That device will be available for sale in December, but don’t expect to find it in the usual retail channels. The official news release pointedly notes that the LTE-powered device “will begin shipping to business customers” first.
Samsung Opens Its Browser To All Android Users
Along with Chrome, Firefox and other browsers, all phones running Android 5.0 or newer can now for the first time use the Samsung Internet browser. Following a recent beta, Samsung’s developers have released a stable version of Samsung Internet for Android version 6.2, which is now available to download on Google Play and the Galaxy Apps store.
‘Widening Gap’ Between Digital Transformation Winners And Losers
Spending on new digital projects shows no signs of slowing down. Analysts IDC said there are signs that “digital maturity” is developing in companies across the world. In its new digital transformation predictions, the firm set out how demand for modern technologies and cloud platforms will drive investment over the next three years.
Amazon Gains Share In Declining Tablet Market, Apple’s iPad Still No. 1
In a declining tablet market, Amazon’s is gaining market share with its set of Fire devices. According to IDC, Amazon grew its market share 38.7 percent in the third quarter. Amazon ended the third quarter with 10.9 percent share, up from 7.5 percent a year ago. Amazon also shipped 4.4 million units in the third quarter, up from 3.1 million a year ago. There were 40 million tablets shipped in the third quarter, down 5.4 percent from a year ago, said IDC.
Why The Enterprise Struggles With Safeguarding Cloud Apps
After years of doubt, financial professionals are trusting the cloud. Research released last month by Adaptive Insights found 73 percent of surveyed CFOs trust the cloud to host their financial data today. That trust has permeated the financial services industry, too, as banks begin to migrate data and apps to the cloud and FinTechs launch entirely on cloud infrastructure.
Chevron Partners With Microsoft To Fuel Digital Transformation
Chevron Corporation has announced a seven-year partnership with Microsoft Corp. establishing the company as Chevron’s primary cloud provider, accelerating the application of advanced technologies including analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) to drive performance and improve efficiencies.
Apple Might Drop Qualcomm Components In Next iPhones, iPads
Apple is designing its iPhone and iPads for next year without any components from Qualcomm, according to The Wall Street Journal. Apple’s consideration to move away from the chipmaker comes during an escalating legal battle with Qualcomm across the globe. Instead, Apple may choose to build its 2018 iPhone and iPads with only Intel LTE modem chips, and some possibly from MediaTek.
Google Updates Dedicated Interconnect With Global Routing, More Locations
Google has announced updates to Dedicated Interconnect, which is now in general availability. The ramped up offering helps Google reach customers looking to build hybrid cloud deployments. Dedicated Interconnect, unveiled in September, enables companies to extend their corporate datacenter network into Google Cloud, if their network can physically meet Google’s network in a supported colocation facility.
Network Development In A Time Of Digital Transformation
Enterprises embarking on the complex and error-prone process known as digital transformation are finding that networking is the most difficult piece of legacy infrastructure to transform. Not only was it the last hardware-centric component to go virtual, but it also requires a highly coordinated plan to upgrade key network components without affecting critical functions. The fact remains that there can be no digital business model without a flexible network architecture. And many organizations are forging ahead with only a scant idea of how the network should change.
Cisco Debuts The First Voice-Activated Assistant Built Just For Meetings
AI-enabled virtual assistants are becoming increasingly common, but most use cases so far have focused largely on the consumer space. Cisco is looking to change that with the Cisco Spark Assistant, which it said is the first voice assistant purpose-built for meetings and collaboration.
IoT Healthcare On Pact To $10b By 2024
The global IoT healthcare market is expected to exceed $10 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. Market growth is primarily driven by the implementation of advanced digital solutions across the sector. The integration of such technology in the healthcare infrastructure is expected to streamline the operations, improvise the patient interactions and enhance the efficiency of processes.
Banking And Investment Services CIOs Top Digitalization Drive
A survey from Gartner has indicated that CIOs in banking and investment services are increasingly convinced that their old business models and existing value propositions will not be sustainable in the future. Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey gathered data from 3,160 CIO respondents in 98 countries and across major industries, including 354 banking and investment services CIOs.
Qualcomm, With AT&T, Ford, And Nokia, To Test Connected Car Tech In San Diego
Qualcomm has announced that it’s partnering with AT&T, Ford and Nokia to test its new Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology on the roads of San Diego later this year.