‘Okay Google’ are the first two words to unlocking AI business advantage: IDC analyst

While the science-fiction version of artificial intelligence may be decades away, businesses right now in 2018 can still get excited about AI algorithms that can be used to make their practice more efficient

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Alex Radu

The (poor) state of digital transformation in Canada

If 2016 was the year businesses became aware of digital transformation, 2017 is the year that these businesses begin to equip themselves for that disruption. In its second annual digital transformation report conducted

Published on: April 12th, 2017 Alex Radu

These 5 service providers are Canada’s security leaders, according to IDC

IBM Corp., Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., Bell Canada, CGI and the Herjavec Group are the leaders in the security services market in Canada, according to a new vendor assessment report from IDC Canada.

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Tablet market continues to go south, according to IDC

Spending money on tablets during the 2016 holiday season quarter of 2016 simply did not happen with intensification. According to International Data Corp., the tablet market continued to spiral in decline. The fourth

Published on: February 6th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

IDC predictions for 2017: Next tech frontier is ‘augmented humanity’

Get ready for the era of augmented humanity. Global research powerhouse IDC says the next era of IT transformation will marry technology with biology to take the human mind and body to unprecedented

Published on: November 3rd, 2016 Christine Wong

Galaxy Note 7 recall could cost Samsung more than $1 billion, Bloomberg says

Samsung's decision to replace 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones following reports of at least 35 batteries exploding could wind up costing the company $1 billion USD, according to analysts contacted by Bloomberg

Published on: September 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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