GitLab today announced the expansion of its global partner program with new technology partner integrations and a new GitLab Certified Services partner program. The announcement furthers GitLab’s place as a single application for the DevOps lifecycle, including integrations with Atlassian, Oracle Cloud, VMware, ServiceNow, Red Hat and others.
Shipments of 5G smartphones into Australia have grown in market share over the last 12 months, with the figure rising from 14% in the first quarter of 2020 to 55% in the first quarter of 2021, the technology analyst firm IDC says.
Smartphone shipments in 2021 are forecast to reach 1.38 billion units globally this year, an increase of 7.7% over 2020 and the highest level since 2015, the technology analyst firm IDC says.
8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams App Adds SMS, MMS and Fax Capabilities to Teams; Provides Teams Users with More Digital Communication Channels for Employee and Customer Engagement.
COMPANY NEWS: Cloud communications platform provider 8X8 has announced that the new 8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams app has added Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) and fax capabilities to further extend the Teams experience for users.
COMPANY NEWS: Cloud communications platform provider 8x8 (NYSE: EGHT) has announced it has been named a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Communications Platform as a Service 2021 Vendor Assessment, recognised for embedding CPaaS into its integrated cloud communications and contact centre platform.
Acronis will use the funding to accelerate growth, expand its portfolio of cyber protection products, enable service providers to serve their clients better and up the ante in the fight against cyber crime.
The market for traditional PCs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa grew by 44.1% in the first quarter of 2021, with sales of 23.9 million unites, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that the three months were again affected by COVID-19, leading to consumer (65.7%) and commercial (30.1%) growth.
Security provider Palo Alto Networks is establishing a new cybersecurity consulting group it says will help enterprises respond to emerging threats as they navigate an increase in costly, crippling cyberattacks.
Spending on IT in the Asia-Pacific region, excluding Japan, is expected to grow by about 4.9% and reach US$924 million (A$1.2 billion) this year, and US$1 trillion by 2024, the technology analyst firm IDC says.
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.
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