IDC

Huawei dislodges Apple as number two smartphone maker

The Chinese telecoms giant is now the number two smartphone maker; the first quarter since 2Q10 in which Apple has not been number one or two.

23 Jul

Financial services, retail to lead blockchain spending

Spending on blockchain solutions is expected to reach $11.7 billion in 2022, as enthusiasm for blockchain is universally shared across regions.

Manufacturing sector to lead DX spending in 2018

It will also set the agenda for many digital transformation priorities, says IDC in its latest worldwide spending guide.

Jun 12, 2018

Africa's smartphone shipments down for second quarter

The continent's two biggest markets, Nigeria and South Africa, underperformed and posted quarter-on-quarter declines.

Jun 7, 2018

PC demand grows as tablets falter: IDC

The personal computing devices market declined 5.3% year on year in Q1 2018 due to falling demand for tablets.

May 23, 2018

Cloud to generate 112 000 new SA jobs by 2022

The adoption of cloud services will generate over 100 000 new jobs in SA over the next five years and spending on public cloud will nearly triple by 2022, says IDC.

Capitec, FNB at loggerheads over biometrics claim

First National Bank claims to have this week launched the first ATMs that use biometric identification in SA; a claim Capitec strongly disputes.

Emerging markets hold hope for smartphone shipment growth

A 21% year-on-year decline in the world's largest smartphone market, China, dragged the global market into the red, says Canalys.

May 4, 2018

Businesses not rushing to deploy blockchain

For most companies, blockchain technology remains an enigma, and it's hard to apply it to real enterprise projects, says Gartner.

Apr 11, 2018

User-generated content a win for retail marketing

Photographs generated by consumers creates a lot more interest than stock images advertising products, according to research.

Worldwide integrated systems revenue to reach $12.3bn

It is forecast to increase 18.4% in 2018, from $10.2 billion in 2017, says Gartner.

Apr 3, 2018

Smart city initiatives to target IOT for results

Spending on technologies that enable MEA smart city initiatives will accelerate over the next five years, with the Internet of things a key priority.