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3D printer shipments up 25%

Worldwide shipments of 3D printers rose +25% in the first three quarters of 2016 thanks again to shipments of low priced personal/desktop 3D printers, according to figures from researcher Context.

Workplace mobile device adoption not yet mature

Mobile device adoption in the workplace is not yet mature, found a recent survey from Gartner. Although 80 per cent of workers surveyed received one or more corporate issued devices, desktops are still the most popular corporate device among businesses, with more than half of workers receiving corporate issued desktop PCs.

Why Broadcom bagged Brocade

Broadcom's purchase of Brocade will further consolidate the chip and data centre systems markets and heighten competition in next-generation workloads says Krista Macomber, Senior Analyst at researcher TBR.

Global PBX/IP PBX market slowdown continues

The global Call Control (PBX/IP PBX) extensions and licenses market (excluding Micro PBX products) in the calendar year (CY) Q2 2016 continued to follow the expected downward trend and fell by 2% year-on-year, reports MZA.

Rise of the machines driven by cloud

The technologies defining the Fourth Industrial Revolution, more commonly referred to as Industry 4.0, are being powered by cloud infrastructures, according to The Oracle Cloud: Opening up the Road to Industry 4.0 report.

The document states that from robotics to artificial intelligence, businesses view the cloud as a blank canvas upon which to build their innovation strategies.

Businesses urged to act over crypto-ransomware

With crypto-ransomware's staying power, businesses must be proactive, writes Sean Sullivan, Security Advisor, F-Secure.

Report confirms decline of traditional fixed and mobile services

A new report from benchmark-it (UK Enterprise Segment Communications Service Providers) finds that service providers focused on traditional fixed and mobile services for business customers are losing share as revenues decline.

Report author Rob Pritchard said: "Players that do not focus on the cloud, next-generation services and managed solutions are losing out."

Future of managed services lies in automation, says LOGICnow

While the US may have the advantage of a huge single market for managed services, new international research shows that parts of Europe, especially the UK, are already seeing high returns on analysis of how data is used, and plan to drive this faster than the US.

Network infrastructure services adoption on the up

Network infrastructure services (NIS) adoption has increased as customers invest in IT transformation initiatives, leading to a 5.4% yr/yr rise in NIS revenue for benchmarked vendors, according to TBR's 1Q16 Network Infrastructure Services Benchmark.

NIS segments grew in 1Q16 as customers shift focus to modern hardware and holistic business outcomes, it says.

Cloud computing myths exposed by 6DG research  

Cloud computing adoption is not universally driven by the need to reduce IT costs, and neither is it causing a widespread reduction in the size of IT teams, according to new research released by Six Degrees Group (6DG).

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