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Why PC shipments dropped 10 percent during the quarter in which Windows 10 launched

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.

Enterprise is where IoT opportunities lie

Despite lots of talk about the connected home and car, the enterprise is where the biggest Internet of Things opportunity resides.

Spotlight: Cisco leads security appliance market

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.

Spotlight: Wearable device shipments to jump 164% this year, says IDC

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.

802.11ac Wi-Fi hardware gains ground in the enterprise

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.

IDC: Sales of mobile workstations up despite gloomy PC market

Sales of mobile workstations are up, even as shipments of desktop workstation further shrinks, according to IDC. 

Don't let IoT become a wrench in the works

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.

To print or not to print, that is the question

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.

IDC survey names Cisco, Microsoft and Avaya global UC&C leaders

A new IDC report ranks Cisco, Microsoft and Avaya as global UC&C leaders in 2015.

IDC research shows public cloud may be more popular than many think

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.