Global IT spend projected to grow 6.2% this year
But John-David Lovelock, research VP at Gartner, said the principal reason for the growth in spending is "currency tailwinds" caused by a declining US dollar.
Global smartphone sales hit 366mn units in Q2: Gartner
Growing smartphone penetration in India, Indonesia and Southeast Asian countries drove a year-over-year rise in smartphone sales in the emerging Asia/Pacific group.
India's IT infrastructure spend to reach $2.2 bn in 2017: Gartner
Cloud computing is expected to become pervasive as an infrastructure layer, given its elasticity, and it creates a need for IT leaders to plan for managing various cloud options.
Governments spends less on digital initiatives than the private sector: Gartner Report
The report pointed out that while private sector CIOs spend 33% of their IT budget, government CIOs spend only 21 % of their budget on Digital Initiatives.
Apple topples Samsung as No 1 in smartphone market: Gartner
Samsung is also facing growing competition in the mid-tier and entry-level smartphone segments from Huawei, Oppo, BBK and Gionee, which all saw their sales growing.
Global IT spend to grow 1.4% to $3.5 tn in 2017: Gartner
This forecast is lower than the previous quarter's estimate of 2.7 per cent partly because of rising US dollar, Gartner said in a report.
Gartner’s research director Aman Munglani joins GrowthEnabler
In this new role, Munglani will drive the firm’s in-house intelligence that provides insights and intelligence on disruptive technology and digital innovation from the startup economy.
Smart machines to enter mainstream adoption by 2021: Gartner
"Smart machines will profoundly change the way work is done and how value is created. From dynamic pricing models and fraud detection, to predictive policing and robotics."
Gartner study shows high abandonment rates for wearables
"Continued growth in the adoption of smart watches and fitness trackers will now be from mainstream consumers instead of early technology adopters."
Spending on consumer video media services to reach $314 billion in 2017: Gartner
Pay-TV services is the largest spending segment and is on pace to represent 90 percent of the total market, totalling $282 million in 2017, said Gartner.
Smartphones to be 62 per cent of all cell phone sales in 2018: Gartner
As the Indian cellular market goes through consolidation and aggressive 4G roll out, demand for smartphones will continue to grow, the report said.
Delay in decision making because of strong dollar: John-David Lovelock, Gartner
In an exclusive chat with ET Now, John-David Lovelock, Research VP, Gartner, said that 2017 will be one of the best years for IT spending.
Spending on PCs, mobile phones to hit $600 billion this year: Gartner
However, shipments of PCs, ultramobiles and mobile phones are projected to be flat this year at 2.3 billion units compared to 2016.
Why relying on big data analytics for strategies is a risky move for political parties
Gartner estimated that 60% of big data projects fail. According to an analyst, this was 'too conservative', with the failure rate probably being about 85%.
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