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Wearables market set to treble in size

The wearables market is set to treble in size in the next five years and become worth over $25 billion, according to industry analyst firm, CCS Insight.

EMEA conferencing services market on the up

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, EMEA Conferencing Services Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $1.9 billion in 2014 and estimates this to reach $2.6 billion by 2019.

Western European tablet market stabilises

According to figures published by IDC, the Western European tablet market stabilised in Q2 2015 with total shipments contracting annually down by 1.2% and reaching 7.5 million units.

Eastern European collapse hastens global PBX IP-PBX market fall

The latest figures released by MZA  show that PBX/Call Control extensions and licenses (excluding Micro PBX products) fell by 4% year-on-year in the calendar year Q1 2015 (January to March 2015 inclusive).

Handset sales set for extraordinary boom

Total handset sales are expected to grow from 1.88 billion to 2.16 billion units between 2014 and 2020 at a compound annual growth (CAGR) rate of 2.4 per cent, reckons analyst firm Ovum.

Smartphones will comprise 95% of global handset sales by 2020, up from 65% in 2014, and will first exceed 2 billion unit sales in 2020.

IoT/BYOD trends put Wi-Fi networks in the spotlight

Increased adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) demonstrates the growing demands for Wi-Fi networks to deliver optimal performance, reliability and security, according to wireless network provider Xirrus.
 

PC sales fall before Windows 10 launch

Global PC shipments tumbled to 66.1 million in Q2, falling at a sharper Y/Y clip than Q1's 6.7% and about 1% faster than expected, according to IDC. Gartner is slightly less harsh, estimating shipments fell 9.5% to 68.4 million.

In-vehicle apps to approach 270 million by 2018

A new report by Juniper Research on the telematics sector has found that the number of in-vehicle apps in use is expected to reach 269 million by 2018, representing a more than fivefold increase on last year's figure.

Private cloud market on the rise

Private clouds will come to dominate in the next four years, according to research firm TBR.

Talking to over 2,000 enterprises including firms in Europe, TBR estimates that the private cloud market will grow from $45bn to $80bn by 2019.

Data centre prices hit peak, finds report

Data centre pricing has hit its peak, says a researcher, even though they will grow in size and power by 20% in the next five years.

There is a geographical inbalance with the UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands accounting for half of all space in Europe - with the top six or seven providers accounting for half of power and space in France, Germany and the UK.

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