The smart connected device market surged 9.7 percent in Europe last year, fueled by strong demand for tablets, particularly around the holidays, according to the latest IDC stats.
In a bet that consumers want mobile devices with smartphone functionality without paying a premium for high-end models like the iPhone 5S or Samsung Galaxy S5, Mozilla unveiled the cheapest smartphone on the market at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Feb. 23.
Emerging markets are putting downward pressure on smartphone prices as mobile users trade in their feature phones for smartphones, estimates market research firm IDC.
Following nine quarters of strong growth, the Chinese smartphone market declined 4.3 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the latest stats from market research firm IDC.
Enterprises are looking for new ways to handle the rise of bring your own device and one emerging strategy is the use of geofencing.
The smartphone is transforming how consumers shop, according to an IDC survey of 511 consumers who own smartphones.
Enterprises should put in place an organization-wide threat management process management framework to detect, manage and thwart advanced persistent threats, advises Jiaqi Sun, research analyst for IDC South Africa.
There are plenty of predictions for the New Year to keep us busy in January, including the recent report from IDC on five ECM trends for 2014.
IT risk management spending is forecast by IDC to reach $71.2 billion in 2014, 16.5 percent of all IT spending.
Mobile consumers will be the "disruptors" in the financial services market by increasing their use of purpose-built apps that provide focused value, while minimizing their interactions with their primary institution, predicts market research firm IDC.