IDC says spending on security hardware, software and services will hit almost $120B by 2021. That's good news for anyone working in the market who wants to ensure some career longevity. And spending on security products and services for 2017 will total $83.5 billion , an increase of 10.3% over last year.
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Australians bought over 980,000 PCs over the second quarter of 2017 representing year-on-year growth of 3.3% according to research released by IDC. While the education and SMB sectors contracted slightly compared to the same period last year, consumer, government and enterprise buyers opened the check books and let the credit cards loose.
According to IDC, Australia is slipping in mobile maturity, with just one out of 15 businesses using mobility as a competitive differentiator and as an enabler for new business models. While we're not getting worse, says IDC, our regional competitors are upping their game and we're getting left behind.
The smartphone business is having a Mark Twain moment, with rumours of its death, or at least failing health, greatly exaggerated according to data reeleased by IDC.
Each quarter, IDC puts out data regarding various market sectors pertaining to enterprise technology. Yesterday, it was the PC market they turned their eye on. And, after several tough years where sales fell, the market has begun to bounce back. IDC expected a 1.8% decline in the market. Instead it grew by 0.6%. It might not be time for a parade, and one data point does not make a trend, but it's a positive sign.
IDC’s quarterly appraisal of the PC market in Australia says shipments fell by 3.2 per cent in the last quarter of 2016 compared to the same period the year before. But while that sounds like bad news, the expectation was a drop of more than 10 per cent. In other words, the PC ship is sinking but not as fast as expected.
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