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PC shipments continue to plunge in 1Q 2016 says IDC

The Africa and Middle East PC market experienced a 25.9% year-on-year decline in shipments in the first quarter 2016, according to global technology research and consulting firm International Data Corporation IDC. Shipments to the region fell for the fourth consecutive quarter, to total 3.2 million units. Notebooks recorded a sharp 28.7% decline in shipments to […]


Server shipments to Africa down 5% in 2015 says IDC

A report released by International Data Corporation IDC shows that Africa and Middle East 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 today announced that enterprise hardware […]


Africa, Middle East, mobile phone shipments plunge in 1Q 2016, IDC

Shipments of mobile phones declined 11.7% quarter on quarter in the Middle East in Q1 2016, according to the latest figures released by International Data Corporation IDC. The market totaled 26.1 million units for the first three months of the year, a significant drop from the 29.49 million units shipped in the previous quarter. The […]


Location based services in Africa growing at CAGR 49%+, Technavio report

Technavio analysts forecast the location based services market in Africa to grow at a CAGR of over 49% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the location based services market in Africa for 2016 to 2020. The leading vendors in this market […]


SES satellite broadcast received by 2.8 million homes in Nigeria

SES, a global satellite operator, announced the results of its first Satellite Monitor study on the Nigerian market, which provides insight on the important role SES plays in the growth of the satellite television reach in the country. The study highlights that SES reaches 2.81 million TV homes across the country, of which 1.69 million are […]


African healthcare IT to grow substantially says Frost & Sullivan

The pharmaceutical industry, followed closely by healthcare information technology, in Africa is predicted to experience substantial growth in 2016. Increased investment in both the pharmaceutical and healthcare IT sectors will see local business flourish in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia and other emerging economies. A host of factors are anticipated to have a positive effect on […]


40% EMEA banks indicate digital transformation front-office initiative

A survey released by SAP shows that just one in four banks, 24% in EMEA has created and executed a holistic end-to-end digital transformation strategy to engage customers. The study also showed that while 96% of the banks polled had completed some kind of digital transformation initiative DX, room for improvement remains. Conducted by IDC […]


Datacenters in Africa and Middle East yet to adopt green practices

Technavio analysts forecast the data center cooling market in Africa and Middle East to grow at a CAGR of more than 19% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the data center cooling market from 2016 to 2020. To calculate the market […]


Asset heavy industries leading IoT adoption over service industries

The Internet of Things will move toward mainstream adoption in 2016 for many industries, according to the findings of a recent survey by Gartner. The online survey was conducted in November 2015 among Gartner Research Circle Members and included responses from 465 IT and business professionals spanning 18 business sectors in North America, EMEA, Asia […]


Skills, culture, leadership, limiting govt digital transformation

Despite the disruptive impact that digital transformation is having on organisations globally, it is still at the embryonic stage of maturity in government, according to the 2016 CIO Agenda survey by Gartner. Analytics, infrastructure and cloud computing continue to be the top three technology priorities for government CIOs, but shortages of skilled workers and rigid […]


Cloud management, cloud security, fastest growing across MENA

The public cloud services market in the Middle East and North Africa region is projected to grow 18.1% in 2016 to total $864.2 million, up from an estimated $731.6 million in 2015, according to Gartner. Business process as a service, the largest segment of the cloud services market by revenue in MENA, is expected to […]


Gartner revises worldwide IT spending downwards, projects -0.5% contraction

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.49 trillion in 2016, a decline of 0.5% over 2015 spending of $3.5 trillion, according to Gartner. This is a reduction from the last forecast of 0.5% growth. The change in the forecast is mainly due to currency fluctuations. “There is an undercurrent of economic uncertainty that is […]


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