Big Data has morphed from silent, misunderstood elephant in the room into a huge opportunity for ambitious VARs, says Condo Protego CEO Andrew Calthorpe. You can run but you can’t hide. For a while, Big Data was the silent elephant in the room – foreboding in bulk, yet relatively docile and contained; a novel, if… Read more »
Posts Tagged: IDC
The detectives at IDC have been at it again, this time with the compliments of Microsoft, which commissioned a study into pirated and counterfeit software. Findings suggest that pirated software is costing the industry in excess of $114 billion – shocking, right? Joe Lipscombe and Tom Paye go deeper. On the day the IDC figures… Read more »
Pirated software is costing industry in excess of $114 billion, according to a new IDC survey commissioned by Microsoft. Though many consumers and businesses purchase and download pirated software purposely as a way of saving money, the survey revealed that 33% of the software downloaded by businesses came already infected with viruses such as malware… Read more »
The burgeoning mid-market is offers a plethora of opportunities for the channel willing to invest in services and solutions, and become trusted advisors. IT heads in mid-sized enterprises have to often provide the same services as those in large enterprises, but without access to same resources or budgets. These companies solely reply solution provider partners… Read more »
According to a new report from IDC, the number of PC shipments in the EMEA region continued to contract in Q4 2012, showing a decline of 10.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Weaknesses in consumer demand and budget constraints in the commercial segment were cited as the main reasons for the contraction, which… Read more »
Some interesting figures first. According to IDC, the disk storage capacity shipped by vendors worldwide has surpassed 7 exabytes for the first time in the third quarter of 2012. This represents 24.4% year on year growth. The analyst firm says driving the double-digit growth in storage was demand for multi-protocol storage systems such as Fibre… Read more »
DataCare, a Dubai based IT wholesaler, is cashing in on the burgeoning demand for storage media while staying true to its business principles to continue on its journey for growth.
Healthcare’s pain with Big Data starts with sheer volume generated by a growing number of solutions being deployed in both clinical and operational environments.
GITEX Technology Week 2012 will host Cloud Confex under the theme “Business Innovation through Cloud Computing – From Hype to a Must-Have Service Model”.
SAP MENA has announced the appointment of Ahmed Jaber Al-Faifi to the role of MD for Saudi Arabia. Reporting directly to Sam Alkharrat, MD, SAP MENA, Al-Faifi will lead SAP’s ambitious growth strategy and field operations in one of the company’s most dynamic markets, it was reported. An IT and telecommunications veteran with more than… Read more »
SAP AG today announced agreements with Adobe, Appcelerator and Sencha to provide users with an open mobile apps development framework for efficient and cost-effective app development on the company’s mobile platform. “We are seeing rapid innovation in the mobile market, especially in application development environments, frameworks and methodologies,” said Stephen Drake, program VP, Mobility and… Read more »
Gitex, an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) event spanning MEASA, will this week embark on a roadshow of the African continent, spanning 12 countries across East, West and North Africa. As part of GIitex’s ‘Africa in Focus’ campaign, the team will meet with key government organisations, industry associations, embassies, and leading ICT companies to discuss… Read more »
Western Digital Corporation (WDC) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Viviti Technologies (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies),for $3.9 billion in cash and 25 million shares of WDC common stock. As a result, Hitachi, now owns approximately 10% of WDC shares outstanding, and it has the right to designate two individuals to the… Read more »
Google’s Motorola mobile takeover and HP?s PSG spin off are game changers and signs of the gathering storm Nowadays a Microsoft employee carries a Window 7 phone. A second glance at the device itself and you may see the Samsung brand on the body. The device is neither a Galaxy SI nor a Galaxy SII…. Read more »