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2015 Tablet sales.

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Server sales, Q3-2014. HP slips, IBM stumbles, white boxes rise in server market.

  • For the big winner in this quarter's IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker report, look at the server market as a whole, which expanded about 5 percent over the past four quarters. All the big-name vendors are potential losers, though, as generic hardware eats into their profits. That generic hardware comes in the form of the ODM (original design manufacturer) market, which is up 44.2 percent over the last four quarters and now commands nearly 9 percent of the total sales in the server market.

Q3-2014. Disk storage market grows with inclusion of ODM vendors.

  • Disk storage sales grew more strongly in the third quarter, helped by sales of non-branded storage gear sold directly to datacenters.

    Third-quarter disk storage sales jumped 5.1 percent year over year, reaching US$8.8 billion, according to research firm IDC. This was a change from the anemic growth the market saw earlier this year, brought on by falling demand in mature markets.

2014 Smartphone sales.

Mobile data growth helps Deutsche Telekom, Orange offset competitive pressures

  • Telecom operators Deutsche Telekom and Orange's latest results were negatively impacted by tough competition on fixed as well as mobile networks, but cost cuts and mobile data partly helped of offset that.

    Deutsche Telekom and Orange both reported their fourth quarter and full year results, ending Dec. 31, on Thursday.

IDC: PC sales won't stop dropping until 2018

  • IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker released a new set of PC sales projections through 2018, and all signs indicate the PC market will continue to tighten its belt.



Office 365 turns one, but success is tough to tally

  • Beware of misleading numbers, says one analyst; look at Office Web Apps' progress, argues another A year after the launch of Microsoft's ambitious Office 365, it's almost impossible for outsiders to get a grip on how the software-by-subscription program has done, analysts admitted today.

Skype international traffic grew 36% in 2013, to 214 billion minutes

Apple still king of mobile apps with over $10 billion in App Store sales

  • Apple may have the minority mobile share, but it monetizes iOS via mobile app sales far more effectively than Google Play. Apple still king of mobile apps with over $10 billion in AppStore sales
    With all the crowing about Apple and iOS having a minority market share in the mobile space, it's easy to forget that Apple does something with iOS that Google's still struggling to do: make money -- and tons of it -- with mobile apps.

2014 PC Sales

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Q3-2013. HP regains server lead but Taiwan vendors see big growth

  • Hewlett-Packard took back its server crown from IBM last quarter as the overall market contracted and Taiwanese vendors made big gains selling directly to Internet giants like Google and Facebook, IDC reported Wednesday.

    HP expanded its share of the market only modestly from a year earlier but IBM's portion declined 4.5 points despite solid mainframe sales, to leave HP in the top spot. HP finished the third quarter with 28.1 percent of worldwide server revenue to IBM's 23.4 percent, IDC said.

2014 Tablet sales.

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Google’s Android Eclipses Apple to Become the MS-DOS of Our Time

  • Apple may have shipped a record number of iOS devices during the most recent quarter, according to analysts at IDC. But the real story is the utter dominance of Android, which is gobbling so much market share that Apple could soon find itself in the single digits.

Lenovo profit up 36 percent on smartphone, tablet demand

  • Chinese PC maker Lenovo posted a 36 percent year-over-year growth in its net profit in Q3-2013, with demand for the company's smartphones and tablets continuing to outpace shipments for its PC products.

    For its fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30, the company's net profit reached US$220 million, an increase from $162 million for the same period a year ago. Revenue was also up 13 percent year-over-year, at $9.8 billion.

Some teens may indeed be anti-Facebook

  • Facebook's popularity might be on the decline among some teenagers, the company signaled Wednesday.

    For younger teenagers, Facebook has seen a decline in the number of daily users, the company reported during its third-quarter earnings call. Overall, usage among U.S. teens was stable between the second and third quarters, but the decrease in daily usage for some was noted early in the prepared remarks of Facebook's chief financial officer, David Ebersman.

Microsoft grows earnings, revenue in Q1 FY2014, helped by server software

  • Microsoft's revenue and earnings per share grew more than 15 percent each in its first fiscal quarter of 2014, during which enterprise server software products sold particularly well, the company said Thursday.

    Microsoft generated revenue of $18.5 billion in the quarter, ended Sept. 30, up 16 percent compared with last year's first quarter and topping the $17.8 billion consensus estimate of Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Financial.

Orange. Résultats T3-2013.

  • Malgré des résultats financiers globaux mitigés, le branche française d’Orange parvient à décrocher un « niveau de ventes nettes record depuis 3 ans ».

IBM's results hampered by slowing hardware sales

  • Managing its way nimbly through times of economic sluggishness, IBM reported a 6 percent increase in profit for the third quarter even as its revenue declined.

    IBM's third-quarter profit was $4.0 billion, compared to $3.8 billion in the third quarter of 2012, the company announced Wednesday. Revenue was $23.7 billion, compared to $24.7 billion in the year prior.

Baisse notable des revenus des opérateurs télécoms français au 2e trimestre 2013

Server revenue continued slide in Q2-2013 on weak demand, says IDC

  • The server business continued to slide in the second quarter with worldwide revenue and unit sales down, IDC said Tuesday.

    Revenue was down 6.2 per cent to $11.9 billion in the second consecutive quarter of year-over-year decline, as demand for servers continued to soften in most geographic regions, the research firm said. Unit shipments were also down 1.2 percent to 2 million, after also falling in the previous two quarters.

HP shuffles leadership as revenue falls in Q3-2013

Rackspace growing but its cloud is still tiny next to AWS

  • Hosting provider Rackspace exceeded analyst predictions Friday when it posted strong financial results, but it continues to be dwarfed in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market by the juggernaut that is Amazon Web Services (AWS).

    Rackspace reported overall second quarter earnings of $22 million, and revenues of $376 million, up 18 percent on the previous year and beyond the Wall Street predictions of $372 million.

BlackBerry starts looking for buyer or partner as new OS struggles

  • Blackberry's board of directors has formed a committee to explore strategic alternatives for the future of the company that could include joint ventures or a sale of the company, as it struggles to turn its new BlackBerry 10 operating system into a success.

    The news comes after the company announced that it had shipped 6.8 million smartphones and recorded a US$84 million loss during the three months to June 1. Only 2.7 million phones running the new OS were sold, a figure that disappointed analysts.

Alcatel-Lucent sees revenue growth driven by strong sales of IP networking equipment

  • Alcatel-Lucent's second-quarter revenue grew 1.9 percent year on year, driven by strong growth in sales of IP networking equipment, one of the markets on which the company is pinning its future.

    However, the company reported a net loss of €885 million (US$1.15 billion) for the quarter, including an impairment charge of €552 million following a re-evaluation of assets, and restructuring charges of €194 million, among other things, the company said.

Cisco overtakes IBM as top cloud hardware provider

Server market revenue down 7.7 percent in Q1-2013

  • Server revenue worldwide was down 7.7 percent year-over-year in Q1-2013, as weak economic conditions and server consolidation by customers slowed sales, according to research firm IDC.

    Revenue in the market dropped to $10.9 billion in the quarter, the fifth-time in the last six quarters the server industry saw year-over-year decline. Server shipments also fell in the period by 3.9 percent year-over-year.

Gartner: Worldwide CRM revenue grew 12.5 percent in 2012

  • Global CRM (customer relationship management) revenue grew 12.5 percent in 2012 to $18 billion, a rate three times that of all enterprise software segments on average, as companies look to acquire more business and serve existing customers better, according to a new Gartner report.

2013 PC sales

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    Mac sales jump 19% when compared to Q4 2012

Samsung tops Apple in connected device sales in '12

  • IDC also reports that the total market for smartphones, tablets, and PCs climbed 29 percent last year.

    Samsung surpassed Apple in the market for smart connected devices last year as the Korean electronics giant's shipments of smartphones, tablets, and PCs more than doubled, a new report says.

2013 Tablet sales

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2013 Smartphone sales.

Worldwide server shipments rose in Q3-2012, but revenue fell

  • Worldwide server shipments went up in the third quarter of 2012, but revenue from those sales dropped due to economic uncertainty in some parts of the world, research firm Gartner said in a study released on Wednesday.

    Server shipments totaled 2.46 million units in the third quarter, growing by 3.6 percent compared with the same quarter last year. Server sales dropped year over year by 2.8 percent to $12.6 billion.

EMEA: Server sales continue to decline, says IDC

  • 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.

2012 Smartphone sales

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2012 Tablet sales

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    Apple, Samsung Led Tablet Market in Q4-2012

    Apple and Samsung Electronics led the tablet market in the fourth quarter of 2012, but new entrant Microsoft did not make it to the top five with its Surface tablet.

    The market share of Apple also continued to drop in the quarter, IDC said on Thursday.

US Consumer electronics spending hits $144B in 2011

  • Recent news of Apple killing it with fourth-quarter earnings and holiday spending showing more people shopping online was re-confirmed today by market research company The NPD Group.

    Their numbers show that these fourth-quarter trends actually held true for all of 2011.


Q3'11 tablets shipment.

  • In tablets, Android's star is rising but...

    In the wake of a new report, are Android tablets now a serious threat to Apple's iPad? The quick answer is maybe, if Amazon Kindle Fire shipments pan out as expected.

    While Apple iPad shipments are way up year to year (to 11.1 million from 4.2 million), Android's growth is huge (to 4.5 million from 0.1 million).

    (Credit: Strategy Analytics)

2011: smartphone sales.

  • Apple closing in on Nokia as smartphone leader.

    As Nokia continues to shed market share, second-place Apple is inching closer to become the world's dominant smartphone vendor, according to IDC's latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

2012 PC sales

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    As PCs decline, it's Apple that's making real money from PCs


    A blip on the radar for PC sales globally, Apple's Macs nonetheless make nearly half the industry's profits

2010 last quarter: Android tops global smartphone ranks

  • Android has now surged past Symbian to become the world's top smartphone platform, says a report out today from research firm Canalys.

    Global shipments of Android-based phones hit 32.9 million in the final quarter of 2010, pushing Nokia's Symbian down to second place with 31 million smartphones shipped.

2010 PC growth sees slowdown, tablet cannibalization

  • Following its modest growth last quarter, the PC market saw its strongest quarter of the year, while managing to miss the expectations of research firms IDC and Gartner.

    According to the Quarterly PC Tracker Survey released today by IDC, overall worldwide PC shipments grew 2.7 percent year-on-year during the fourth quarter, with Gartner reporting a slightly larger 3.1 percent as part of its quarterly report. Both numbers missed the firms' expectations, which IDC had predicted at 5.5 percent and Gartner at 4.8 percent.

Apple hits ranks of top five mobile phone vendors

  • It sells just a single smartphone, but Apple is now the world's fourth largest mobile phone supplier, according to the "Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker" report released yesterday by IDC.

3.8 Billion Smartphone Applications Downloaded This Year

  • According to research2guidance’s “Global Smartphone Application Report 2010,” the global smartphone applications market revenue crossed $2.2 billion dollars within the first six months of 2010.

    This is in stark comparison to 2009’s $1.7 billion revenue. The latest report also stated that a total of 3.8 billion mobile applications were downloaded within the first six months compared to the 3.1 billion download in 2009.

Server sales post biggest jump since 2003

  • HP unseated IBM as the top server vendor during the second quarter, as worldwide revenue rose 11 percent to $10.9 billion, according to IDC

    Worldwide server sales posted their biggest jump since 2003 during the second quarter as Hewlett-Packard outsold rival IBM to take the top spot among server vendors, IDC said Tuesday.

Dell'Oro Group Forecasts a Decline in PBX Market Revenue Through 2010

  • Dell'Oro Group is a trusted source of market information regarding networking and telecommunications industries. Recently, the company reported that PBX market revenues have declined successively in the first quarter. It also predicted that the revenues are going to decline year-over-year for 2010. The revenues in the first quarter were impacted due to seasonality, economic slow down in Europe and customer pause prior to new releases.

Cell phone, smartphone sales surge

  • Mobile phone and smartphone sales are on a roll, according to figures released Wednesday by market researcher Gartner.
    In the first quarter, customers worldwide bought 314.7 million mobile phones, a 17 percent increase year over year. Smartphones sales specifically jumped 48.7 percent from the year-ago quarter, as 54.3 million units flew off the shelves.
    Demand within mature markets and lower prices are part of the reason for the double-digit gains, Gartner said.

Despite the Great Recession Unified Message Grew in 2009

  • Unified messaging had a boon in 2009, with 29 percent year-over-year growth, according to a new analysis from Frost and Sullivan.
    The market earned revenues of $953.7 million and shipped 9.99 million seats during the year.

Android, iPhone are fastest-growing smartphone platforms

  • The iPhone OS has overtaken Windows Mobile, moving into third place behind Symbian and BlackBerry, according to a Gartner study

    Android and Apple's iPhone OS were the fastest-growing smartphone platforms in 2009, with sales of the iPhone OS overtaking those of Windows Mobile, research company Gartner said Tuesday. Symbian and Research In Motion's BlackBerry still lead the market, it said.

Smartphone shipments hit new record

  • IDC says mobile vendors shipped 54.5 million smartphones in the fourth quarter, up 39 percent, but Apple iPhone shipments grew by 98 percent

    Vendors shipped a record 54.5 million smartphones in the fourth quarter, 39 percent more than the 39.2 million shipped in the same quarter in 2008, IDC reported today.

Nokia, Apple win big as phones bounce back

  • Increased interest in smartphones have helped both Apple and Nokia expand sales by about 17 percent.

    Nokia and Apple were the big winners as the sale of mobile phones rebounded during the fourth quarter. Consumers, meanwhile, stand to get more choice and better value for money as competition heats up, especially in the smartphone segment.