Smartphones grabbing larger share of smart connected device market

A new forecast from IDC Corp. pegs the global market for smart connected devices at 2.5 billion by 2019, up by one billion from 2014, with smartphones forecast to lead the way. The

Published on: March 22nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

IDC taps the brakes on worldwide tablet shipment growth

Most people that want a tablet may already have one, at least for a few years, as research firm IDC Corp. is tapping the brakes on its forecast for worldwide tablet shipments. After

Published on: March 18th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

It’s Android, iOS or nothing. Sorry BlackBerry & Windows Phone

There can be only two. With apologies to Highlander, that appears to be how the global mobile smartphone market is shaking out: there’s room for Android and iOS, and not much else. According

Published on: February 25th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Apple nearly ties Samsung in global smartphone rankings

Strong sales through the holiday period helped push Apple into a near tie with Samsung as global smartphone shipments reached new record levels for the fourth quarter and 2014 overall. According to research

Published on: February 3rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Progress Software to help partners get up to date

ORLANDO – If Progress Software Corp. is trying to mobilize its partners to do one thing, it’s to modernize. That was one of the key themes coming out of this year’s Progress Exchange,

Published on: October 7th, 2014 Candice So

#FollowFriday – 3 analysts in big data and mobile

Every Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button. This week, we're focusing on analysts, or the

Published on: August 14th, 2014 Candice So

Recovering economy doesn’t buoy PC sales

While the economy is turning around, it doesn’t appear that PC shipments are turning around with it. In fact, according to a recent report on worldwide PC shipments from analyst firm Gartner, things

Published on: April 11th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Canadian PC shipments worst in world in Q4: IDC

The fourth quarter wasn't pretty for Canadian PC manufacturers. According to IDC Canada shipments continued to decline, dropping by 13.8 per cent from the same quarter a year ago, a worse performance than

Published on: January 28th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Tablets killing the secondary PC market: Gartner

Following a report last week from research firm IDC Corp. reporting declining PC sales for the fourth quarter of 2012, rival research firm Gartner Inc. chimed in with similar numbers this week, and

Published on: January 15th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Windows 8 hasn’t boosted PC sales yet

While Microsoft Corp. continues to tout what it characterizes as strong license sales for its new Windows 8 operating system, launched last October, the new OS has yet to boost the flagging fortunes

Published on: January 11th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Businesses embracing cloud software: IDC

Cloud-based software offerings overcame recent high profile data breaches to grow 27 per cent in the Canadian market, according to an IDC Canada study.Revenues from cloud software, or software as a service (SaaS),

Published on: November 21st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Global IT spending on track to grow six per cent in 2012: IDC

Global IT spending remains on a pace to grow by six per cent in 2012, IDC said Monday in its latest forecast.Although the tough economy has softened the spending climate worldwide,sales have been

Published on: September 10th, 2012 Christine Wong

Apple would maintain tablet dominance with ‘iPad mini': IDC

Apple will continue to dominate the world's tablet market through 2016 if it launches a smaller iPad this year, according to research firm IDC.In a revised five-year forecast, IDC said last week that

Published on: July 12th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Small business spending more on IT, but not hiring new staff

For Canadian solution providers targeting the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market, reports of stable IT budgets and general health within that market should seem promising. But as the trend toward mobile technology

Published on: July 6th, 2012 Harmeet Singh