A key to success for smart wearable devices in the enterprise, as well as the consumer marketplace, will be a "robust selection of third-party applications," observes market research firm IDC.
Freemium and in-app advertising are outpacing paid apps as the preferred way to generate revenue for the mobile app industry, according to a joint study by App Annie and IDC.
Mobile e-commerce will be the focus of competition in the Chinese e-commerce market this year, predicts market research firm IDC.
A blistering report from IDC's Al Hilwa blames the fragmented nature of platforms, and their vendors hedging their bets, for the state of the open Web platform.
Demand for unified threat management, which integrates multiple security technologies into a single network appliance, has been on the rise globally, according to IDC Research.
The top three security appliance vendors--Cisco, Check Point and Fortinet--all gained market share in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the latest stats from IDC.
The smart connected device market surged 9.7 percent in Europe last year, fueled by strong demand for tablets, particularly around the holidays, according to the latest IDC stats.
In a bet that consumers want mobile devices with smartphone functionality without paying a premium for high-end models like the iPhone 5S or Samsung Galaxy S5, Mozilla unveiled the cheapest smartphone on the market at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Feb. 23.
Emerging markets are putting downward pressure on smartphone prices as mobile users trade in their feature phones for smartphones, estimates market research firm IDC.
Following nine quarters of strong growth, the Chinese smartphone market declined 4.3 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the latest stats from market research firm IDC.