Analyst firm Gartner on Wednesday said it has lowered its 2012 growth estimate for the global enterprise applications market to $120.4 billion, citing "limited signs" of economic improvement in the short term.
Global spending on business applications will rise 4.5 percent from last year's $115.2 billion total, Gartner said. The firm had previously predicted a 5 percent uptick this year.
Also, 1 out of 3 surveyed would violate anti-BYOD policies to use personally owned devices at work
A survey that asked thousands of young "20-something" workers their attitudes about bring-your-own-device"policies found slightly more than half view it as their "right" to use their own mobile devices at work, rather than BYOD being just a "privilege."
Gartner kicked off its Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit here today with a "top 10" list of the most significant emerging trends that will impact data centers and information technology used by businesses and government from now into the next four or five years.
The list was presented by Gartner Chief of Research Dave Cappuccio in a keynote address, in which he explained there's often a cascading effect as one trend such as employee mobile devices and cloud use affects others such as helpdesk operations.
HP regained the top spot and Linux sales grew, but gloom prevails as revenue from server sales declined 12 percent year-on-year in EMEA region
Revenue from server sales declined by about 12 percent year-on-year in Europe, the Middle East and Africa during the first quarter of 2012, as vendors continue to suffer from a slowdown in server spending, according to market research company IDC.
Cloud-based solutions are being offered for ensuring apps run on specific devices
With mobility now a necessity, the software testing space is now making accommodations to ensure enterprises can extend their applications to run on devices, according to an analyst report being released on Tuesday.
The company conducted a survey on adoption of cloud services by enterprises and found that performance is the biggest inhibitor. Alcatel-Lucent queried 3,886 IT "decision makers" in seven countries or regions -- the U.S., U.K., France, India, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong -- and 66% of them expressed reluctance to put their mission critical services in the cloud for fear of outages and unacceptable latency.
Cisco has released its annual "Visual Networking Index," the company's ongoing analysis covering the worldwide growth and use of IP networks worldwide. In addition to updates to its standard forecast for 2011-2016, Cisco has added a complementary study, the Cisco VNI Service Adoption Forecast, which includes projections for residential, consumer mobile and business services growth rates from 2011-2016.
Among the updated top-level findings for the 2011 to 2016 study period:
Adoption of Android tablets and smartphones in enterprises has been "severely limited" by the complexities of managing the wide variety of devices and versions of the operating system, according to research firm Gartner.
A Gartner evaluation of 20 mobile device management (MDM) vendors said Google had "weaker management support" for Android than Apple or Research In Motion had for their respective platforms.
Selon une étude menée par Ipsos pour SFR Business Team, une majorité de PME n’est pas encore convaincue par l’intérêt d’adopter le cloud computing. Leurs attentes demeurent fortes en matière de fiabilité, de sécurité et de disponibilité.
The traffic increase will be driven by the rapid expansion of Internet-enabled devices, users, and higher broadband speeds.
Internet traffic is poised to quadruple in four years thanks to the proliferation of Internet-connected devices, users, and faster networks, according to a study conducted by Cisco Systems.
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