Is BlackBerry’s decision to phase out the Classic another blow to its hardware division?

A week after it was revealed that the U.S. Senate, one of BlackBerry Ltd.'s largest remaining enterprise customers, would no longer be issuing BlackBerry smartphones to its staff, the Waterloo, Ont.-based mobile software

Published on: July 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How Telus boosted employee engagement with help from a video game

If you don' t think that having your employees spend time playing a speed-skating video game competitively on a weekly basis is the path to improved company culture and better productivity, then prepare

Published on: June 3rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Samsung remains leader in worldwide smartphone shipments: survey

In spite of launching a new, well-received iPhone model, Samsung has still snagged the top spot over Apple in terms of overall share of smartphones shipped across the globe. Based on the findings

Published on: November 4th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Global PC shipments slump to 71 million in Q3 2015

A combination of unsettled currencies, inventory issues and operating system transitions are the factors being blamed for a larger-than-expected slump in PC shipments for the third quarter of 2015. iCharts   "The PC

Published on: October 13th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

IDC projects explosive growth in wearable demand in 2015

The latest study from market research company International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that the demand for smart wearables is expected to almost double year over year. According to IDC’s projections, the number of

Published on: September 30th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Internet of Things moving from planning stage to execution: IDC

The Internet of Things (IoT) is picking up momentum as more companies move from the planning stage to execution, according to a new report from reach firm IDC. A new survey of global

Published on: September 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

IDC sees tablet market slowdown accelerating

Research firm IDC has revised its forecast for global tablet shipments downward for 2015, based on further weakness across the board. The latest forecast from IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker projects that tablet

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Samsung, Apple losing ground to tablet upstarts in a smaller market

We’re buying fewer tablets, and fewer of those we are buying are from Samsung or Apple – although most of them still are. Those are the key takeaways from IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet

Published on: August 6th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Samsung dominated smartphone shipments but Huawei dominates growth

Preliminary data on smartphone shipments from International Data Corp. (IDC) shows the second quarter of 2015 saw the second highest shipment total for a single quarter ever, and while it’s the usual suspects

Published on: July 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Microsoft’s partners are coming for you, line of business buyer

Get ready, line of business purchaser of technology, because Microsoft Corp. and its reseller partners are coming for you, and the budget you control. Microsoft has thousands of its global channel partners gathered

Published on: July 15th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Apple Watch & Microsoft Hololens will propel wearables in 2016: IDC

While it may yet come down to Earth, with the success of the Apple Watch, IDC sees continued strength for worldwide wearables shipments over the next five years. With new vendors including Apple,

Published on: June 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Line of business users poised to reap smart wearable rewards: IDC

Get ready for a surge in smart wearable applications, as developers race to develop the killer app for this emerging device category. According to a new report from market research firm IDC Corp.,

Published on: June 15th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Cellular tablets will grow as Wi-Fi tablet market begins to recede

Worldwide shipments of tablet computers will decline in 2015, although cellular-connected tablets and 2-in-1 devices will remain sources of strength. According to IDC Corp.’s recent Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, worldwide tablet and 2-in-1

Published on: May 28th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Global smartphone shipment growth is slowing: IDC

While the global smartphone market will certainly continue to see growth for some time yet, the growth will be slower as maturing markets with higher penetration in China and elsewhere make it harder

Published on: May 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras