Microsoft claims Windows 8 sales off to "solid start"
Software giant talks up success of latest operating system as Surface Pro release date approaches.
IDC urges Microsoft to cut price of Windows 8 and Surface
Industry watcher claims devices will struggle to take-off at current price point.
Windows 8 fails to halt decline in PC sales during Q4
IDC PC tracker suggests new operating system failed to arrest slump in PC sales during holiday season, but claims it could do better as time goes on.
Storage software market grinds to a halt
Ongoing economic troubles in Europe a factor in sluggish growth in software, IDC report finds.
Analysts express mixed feelings over Apple and Android's
IDG tips Google's OS for success, while IDC claims iOS devices will continue to dominate the market for a long time to come.
IDC warns of spiralling Windows XP support costs
Windows 7 users spend a fifth of the money XP fans do on PC support, study claims.
BSA demands tougher penalties for software pirates
Anti-piracy body hits out as global value of illegal software hits $63.4 billion.
IDC: Hard disk market to return to growth
The analyst firm claims HDD vendors have pressed the ‘reset button’ following natural disasters decimating manufacturing.
Big data to drive European cloud uptake
IDC claims private and hybrid cloud deployments are the preference of Western European utility companies.
Videoconferencing brings in $2.7 billion revenues
It may never have achieved the dizzy heights its evangelists hoped for, but videoconferencing brought in hefty revenues last year.
Storage software market sees substantial growth
Two analyst reports both conclude the storage software market is on the up.
Video conferencing and telepresence market hit $2.7bn last
Users' increasing appetite for collaborative communications technologies is helping fuel market growth, according to IDC.
IDC warns of ‘cloud wars’ in 2012
The analyst firm claims now cloud is established, the fight is on for who will be the dominating vendors.
PC market growth stutters again
Weak consumer demand and a cautious enterprise market contract third-quarter growth, according to IDC.
Unified communications: growth, interrupted
Inside the Enterprise: UC has dropped down the list of CIO priorities, suggests IDC. Could business be missing out?
Lenovo overtakes Dell in PC sales
Gartner and IDC rank the Chinese vendor number two worldwide.
Unified comms market to explode
UC in EMEA will be worth a whopping $16.6 billion by 2015.
iPad domination to decline but Android to fall too
Apple will still be number one, but not by such a large margin, IDC suggests.
IDC forecasts cloud-based security boost for mobile devices
SaaS-based device management and security market tipped for enterprise success, according to research.
PC market returns to growth
PC shipments pick up a little, but tablet and smartphone sales are still proving negative forces on the market in Europe.
Tablet shipments decline yet forecast up
iPads and other tablets saw a decline in shipments in the first quarter of 2011, IDC says, but the future looks rosy nonetheless.
IDC: Tablets hold key to Business Intelligence
As the popularity of tablets surge in the consumer space, an IDC analyst claims they are the answer to BI execution in business.
IDC releases cloud boom predictions
Analysts reveal scope of cloud growth for next four years.
EMEA follows suit with server success
IDC targets its server revenue research at EMEA and the results look good.