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The personal computing devices (PCD) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) declined 15.2% year on year in Q3 2017.

Africa's smartphone market in recovery

13 Dec 2017 Computing
By Regina Pazvakavambwa

Smartphone shipments reached 21.7 million units, spurred by ongoing economic recoveries in some of Africa's major markets, says IDC.
He continued: "Should it happen that government entities like the IDC, for example, want to invest in this – they will do that based on simple commercial reasoning and rationale. They will not be [getting involved] because government wants to operate the wholesale open access network.

Connecting our worlds

13 Dec 2017 Features
By Natasha Meintjies

There are forecasts that the IoT installed base in South Africa will reach 35 million by 2020. But South Africa doesn't, as yet, have an IoT ecosystem, as deployments are too fragmented and disparate, says Goldstuck.

Mobile phone market remains flat

12 Dec 2017 Business
By Staff Writer

IDC expects the overall GCC mobile phone market to decline -4.3% year on year in 2018.
Gert Prinsloo, infrastructure manager at the IDC, with Stefan Venter, pre-sales specialist at Datacentrix..
In the second quarter of 2017, Xiaomi re-entered the ranks of the world's top five smartphone brands by shipment, according to the latest data from industry consultancies Canalys, IDC and Strategy Analytics..
Mark Walker, associate VP for sub-Saharan Africa at IDC..
"The transition towards more intelligent and feature-filled wearables is in full swing," said Jitesh Ubrani, senior research analyst for IDC Mobile Device Trackers. "For years, rudimentary fitness trackers have acted as a gateway to smartwatches, and now we're at a point where brands and consumers are graduating to a more sophisticated device.
* Worldwide:* The installed base of wireless IOT devices in agricultural production worldwide reached 17 million connections in 2016, according to Berg Insight, the M2M/IOT analyst firm. The number of wireless connections is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 10% to reach 27.

PC market will see further decline till 2021

30 Nov 2017 Computing
By Regina Pazvakavambwa

PC volumes are expected to continue declining from 423.3 million in 2017 to 393.
But the market has begun to change. Although AWS's share of the worldwide cloud infrastructure market has increased from 43.
It is estimated that over are sold every year, and according to the International Data Corporation (IDC), more than 12 million laser and ink cartridges are imported into South Africa annually. ().
Derrick Chikanga, research analyst for telecoms, media and the Internet of things, Africa at IDC, says "three years seems to be high", adding that a minimum expiry period of three years "is as good as having non-expiry data bundles"..
Worldwide:* Worldwide revenue for IT services and business services totalled $475 billion in 1H17, an increase of 4% year-over-year, according to IDC. It expects worldwide services revenue to surpass $1 trillion in 2018.
Cloud computing has emerged as an essential means by which enterprises realise digital transformation. In fact, public cloud services are perceived as enablers of business agility, and the public cloud services market has rapidly expanded to form an essential foundation for digital business.
IDC says if companies don't transform digitally they will find themselves "the victims of digital Darwinism"..
According to IDC, the global data protection and disaster recovery software market will grow to $8.1 billion by 2019.
It was named a Leader in the "IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Cloud Security Gateways 2017 Vendor Assessment", which profiled 12 vendors..
Worldwide:* Global smartphone shipments reached 375.9 million units in the third quarter of 2017, up 5.

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