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Mobile

Spending on VR and AR to double this year

AR spending is set to surge ahead after 2018 as it finds its place within industry
28 Feb 2017
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News

Tablet market falls 15% as low-cost devices lead sales

Weakened market caused by 'low-cost detachables" sees third-quarter tablet sales fall by 15%
1 Nov 2016
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Business strategy

PC sales threatened by power of detachable tablets

IDC revealed PC sales are set to decline 7.3 per cent year-on-year by the end of 2016
10 Jun 2016
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Mobile

iPhone shipments to decrease for first time ever in 2016

Decline in two-year contracts may also cause general smartphone market contraction, analysts claim
2 Jun 2016
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Sorry, Apple: Chromebooks outselling Macs

IDC confirms that Chromebooks are outselling Apple Macs in the US
20 May 2016
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News

Tablet sales decline, but detachables rise in popularity

Devices such as the iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface are quickly replacing PCs, IDC says
2 Feb 2016
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Mobile

Apple Watch takes on FitBit in wearables chart

The company is second only to fitness band maker FitBit, according to latest IDC figures
28 Aug 2015
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Mobile

Samsung maintains lead on worldwide smartphone shipments

IDC stats reveal Apple didn't manage to catch up, despite great demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
30 Apr 2015
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Mobile

IoT workloads will increase by nearly 750% by 2019

Businesses must invest in datacentre infrastructure to help support new devices, IDC warns
29 Apr 2015
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Laptops

Gartner & IDC disagree on PC market's Q4 performance

While one analyst reports growth, the other posts a decline in PC sales, but Lenovo still rules the roost
14 Jan 2015
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News

Apple iPad shipments down 3 million year-on-year

Samsung and Lenovo experience big gains in the tablet market, says IDC
2 May 2014
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Mobile

Global smartphone shipments hit record 1bn units in 2013

Smartphones account for more than 55 per cent of all mobile phones shipped
28 Jan 2014
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News

3D printers set for mainstream use

IDC report says the technology will move from niche to mainstream in four years.
18 Dec 2013
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Laptops

Windows XP upgrades boost business PC market

However, the market as a whole looks set to experience its biggest ever contraction this year.
3 Dec 2013
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Android drives strong tablet sales

IDC: Android drives market growth as iOS stalls and Windows tablets struggle to win over consumers.
31 Oct 2013
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Hardware

IDC: May slowdown in PC shipments could derail Q2 growth

Market watcher pours more cold water on PC market recovery.
2 Jul 2013
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News

TechEd 2013: Microsoft sheds light on cloud skills shortages

Joint research from Microsoft and IDC suggests 1.7 million cloud job vacancies went unfilled in 2012.
5 Jun 2013
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Investment Management

IDC cuts worldwide IT spending forecast

Market watcher blames dwindling PC sales and global economic unrest for revising down spending figures.
15 May 2013
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Application Delivery
business apps

EMC World 2013: EMC hails rise of third platform apps

Storage giant's senior execs talk up emergence of new cloud-hosted apps.
7 May 2013
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Laptops

EMEA PC market shrinks further in face of tablet threat

IDC figures reveal 20 per cent year-on-year slump in PC shipments across EMEA.
22 Apr 2013
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operating systems

Microsoft tweaks needed to make Windows 8 a hit

IDC figures blame Windows 8 for slump in PC sales, but analysts claim Microsoft can still save the day.
11 Apr 2013
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Laptops

IDC warns PC market to miss Q1 growth forecasts

Market watcher claims market slowdown in China to blame for Q1 shipments shortfall.
19 Mar 2013
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Google Android

iPad shipments will be overtaken by Android

IDC research suggests Apple's time at the top of the tablet market could be coming to an end.
13 Mar 2013