If you're wondering why Dell and HP jumped this week to push their devices built on the latest Microsoft OS, just take a look at the numbers on PC shipments. The market has been soft in recent quarters – with shipments declining 10.8 percent worldwide in the third quarter, according to IDC – and those companies are looking to strike on the hot iron that is Windows 10.
Despite lots of talk about the connected home and car, the enterprise is where the biggest Internet of Things opportunity resides.
An IDC report shows that Cisco is still leading the security appliance market, outpacing specialists like Check Point, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet and Blue Coat.
Wearable shipments are forecast by IDC to reach 76.1 million units this year, up an aggressive 163.6 percent from the 28.9 million units shipped in 2014.
Enterprises are buying into 802.11ac WLAN hardware, according to new research from IDC. Indeed, the research house said the adoption rate for 802.11ac is "noticeably faster" than what was seen with the upgrade from 802.11a/b/g to 802.11n several years ago.
Sales of mobile workstations are up, even as shipments of desktop workstation further shrinks, according to IDC.
IoT will change the way manufacturing works. But this won't happen willy-nilly. Manufacturers will need to have a plan to ensure IoT investments enhance processes, instead of becoming a wrench in the works.
It seems that employees still want to print and scan documents. But that can be difficult with BYOD devices, which often don't have network access to an office printer.
A new IDC report ranks Cisco, Microsoft and Avaya as global UC&C leaders in 2015.
New data from IDC shows that public cloud hardware spending is nearly double that of private cloud. Even more interesting is that the pace of growth is also significantly higher for public cloud – 32.2 percent annual growth versus 16.8 percent for private cloud.