Traditional PC shipments during the first quarter of 2021 grew by 55.2% year-on-year to 84 million units worldwide, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that this included desktops, notebooks and workstations.
The use of artificial intelligence is growing in companies in the Asia-Pacific region, but it is mostly used in silos for isolated projects, the technology analyst firm IDC says.
The India server market saw a 11.2% drop in revenue in the fourth quarter to US$266.1 million (A$347.4 million), compared to US$299.6 million in the corresponding quarter in 2019, the technology analyst firm IDC says.
Japanese manufacturing giant Hitachi is set to acquire US-headquartered digital engineering services company GlobalLogic.
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New Zealand has experienced its strongest year of PC shipments in 2020, with the technology analyst firm IDC putting it down to demand for devices to be used in education and switching from desktops to notebooks. But the company predicted that 2021 shipments would drop by 5.5%.
The Australian PC market — desktops, notebooks and workstations — grew by 11.8% year-on-year in 2020 to reach a total of 4.87 million units, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that this trend will reverse in 2021 with a fall of 4.4%.
Global shipments of PC monitors grew to 39.2 million units in the final quarter of 2020, an increase of 16.9% year-on-year, and last exceeded in 2021, the technology analyst firm IDC says.
The Asia-Pacific market, including Japan, saw very little movement of the traditional PC market in 2020, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that there was only a 0.3% increase year-on-year to take the total units shipped to 103.8 million.
Security software and services firm Blackberry has announced a new critical event management (CEM) solution - BlackBerry Alert - designed to help commercial organisations prepare for, respond to and recover from major incidents.
Global smartphone shipments in 2021 are predicted to grow 13.9% year-on-year in the first quarter and 5.5% for the full year, the technology analyst firm IDC says.
IT leaders are increasingly concerned about security and scalability of remote work tools adopted early in the pandemic to address the sudden shift to remote work, according to a study by remote support software specialist LogMein.
Shipments of smartphones to India, the globe's second biggest market, in 2020 fell after a number of years of growth, with 150 million units being shipped, a drop of 1.7% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm IDC reports.
Chinese smartphone brands Vivo celebrates being listed in the top 5 smartphone brands of the 2020 calendar, alongside Samsung, Apple, Huawei and Xiaomi, according to IDC.
Over the next three years, a third of hybrid workforce and business automation efforts will be delayed or else fail outright, the technology research firm IDC says in a 2021 report on digital trends for Australia.
The global semiconductor market grew by 5.4% in 2020 the pandemic notwithstanding, pulling in US$442 billion (A$581 billion), a better than expected showing, the technology research firm IDC says.
Global smartphone shipments have returned to positive growth in the final quarter of 2020, led by Apple, with its iPhone 12 helping the company to ship a record 395.9 million units and take top spot for the three-month period, according to technology research firm Counterpoint Research.
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Predicting technology trends is a challenging task—even more so coming out of a year where the world flipped in unforeseen ways. In 2020, circumstances accelerated years’ worth of digital transformation in mere months, bringing a profound and sustained impact to how we live and work. COVID-19 has expedited digital adoption in every business across every industry. It has also highlighted the critical role digital infrastructure and technology play in enabling business success. So, what can we anticipate in the coming year and beyond?
Many Australian businesses believe COVID-19 has presented them with an opportunity to innovate, according to new research by Microsoft which found that for the majority of organisation surveyed, the pandemic accelerated digital transformation and the digitisation of customer and supply chain interactions.
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