Reflecting BlackBerry's continuing slide in the consumer market, Windows Phone as surpassed the iconic brand as the number three smartphone for the first time, according to the latest IDC stats.
Hadoop, the database everyone associates with big data, has had a run of more traditional deployment lately, which is good for Hadoop, but also still good for those looking for more proof of its ability to scale.
Research firm IDC has lowered its estimate for 2013 worldwide IT spending growth to 4.6 percent from a previous 5.5 percent. IDC cited economic uncertainty caused by the U.S. government sequester, the ongoing European debt crisis and China's weakening GDP as the reasons for the adjustment.
The worldwide business process outsourcing (BPO) market is forecast to increase at a 5.7 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), reaching $209.4 billion in 2017, according to the latest stats from research firm IDC.
Tablet shipments soared 142.4 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2013, reaching 49.2 million units, according to preliminary data from IDC.
The enterprise market for Ethernet switches is predicted to plateau and decline by 2017 as enterprises turn more toward wireless local area network (WLAN) technologies, according to a new report by the Dell'Oro Group.
Aegis, IBM, Teleperformance and West are the leading vendors in the contact center business process outsourcing (BPO) market, according to IDC's MarketScape report.
In the 2013 first quarter, shipments of smartphones surpassed those of feature phones for the first time, according to research firm IDC.
Microsoft continues to dominate a sluggish enterprise software market, according to the latest stats from IDC. Microsoft had a 17.1 percent share of the enterprise software market based on revenues in 2012, down from a 17.4 percent share in 2011.
It is unclear if the cloud will be the preferred delivery model for big data, but individually, cloud and big data, along with analytics in general, have become major drivers in the growth of the enterprise software market, according to research firm IDC.