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Gartner: Market leaders failed to capitalise on PaaS growth in 2015

Worldwide application infrastructure and middleware (AIM) software revenue totalled $23.9 billion in 2015, a 0.1% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. The considerable appreciation of the US dollar in 2015 masked growth in the market. In constant currency terms the market grew 7.8%, driven by rapid growth in the platform as a service (PaaS) segment. “The PaaS segment showed […]


Middle East & Africa sees flat enterprise hardware growth in 2015

A new research report released by International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that the Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market (comprising servers and external storage) remained flat in 2015 when compared to the annual revenues seen in the previous year. Referencing its latest Quarterly Server and Disk Storage Systems Tracker, the research firm announced that […]


Worldwide cloud IT infrastructure spend grew 21.9% in 2015, says IDC

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew 21.9% year over year to $29.0 billion in 2015, with vendor revenue for the fourth quarter (4Q15) growing 15.7% to $8.2 billion. […]


Infoblox DNS Threat Index lifts the lid on new global malicious domains

Infoblox has announced the Infoblox DNS Threat Index, which measures the creation of malicious Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure, unexpectedly rebounded to near record levels in the fourth quarter of 2015. Infoblox researchers also found that 92% of newly observed malicious domains in Q4 were hosted in either the US or Germany. After dipping in Q3 […]


EMEA enterprise networking market ‘flat’ in 2015, says IDC

In 2015, vendor revenue on the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) enterprise networking market decreased by a negligible 0.6% year-on-year, according to detailed competitive data reports released by International Data Corporation (IDC). At the same time, performance among the region’s three sub-markets — Ethernet switching, wireless LAN (WLAN), and routing — was markedly different […]


Global smartphone sales to only grow 7% in 2016, says Gartner

Gartner has said global smartphone sales will for the first time exhibit single-digit growth in 2016. Global smartphone sales are estimated to reach 1.5 billion units in 2016, a 7% growth from 2015. The total mobile phone market is forecast to reach 1.9 billion units in 2016. Worldwide combined shipments for devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles […]


Kaspersky Lab finds security weaknesses in Health IT

A Kaspersky Lab Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) expert has conducted real field research at one private clinic in an attempt to explore its security weaknesses and how to address them. Vulnerabilities were found in medical devices that opened a door for cybercriminals to access the personal data of patients, as well as their […]


Business leaders feel most threatened by cyber attacks, says BSI report

The 5th annual BCI Horizon Scan report is a research study produced in association with BSI, assessing business preparedness and measuring the feelings of business continuity and resilience professionals from 568 organisations globally. It provides an insight into the top 10 threats facing businesses today. “2015 saw a number of high profile businesses across the […]


EMEA PC market contracted by 18.2% in 2015, says IDC

PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) reached 20.8 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015 — an 18.2% decrease year-on-year, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). After a strong shipment push of devices under Microsoft’s Bing promotion from summer 2014 to January 2015, the focus for hardware manufacturers and their […]


EMEA Big Data data centre infrastructure market to triple by 2019

International Data Corporation (IDC) has completed an in-depth market sizing of the EMEA Big Data infrastructure market focusing on servers, storage, and cloud resources used for Big Data–related activities. These include value creation from merging different data sources, various analytics, log files, and metadata that help identify patterns and generate predictions. IDC forecasts that Big […]