Internet of Things to make more cities smart: Gartner

 Over a billion devices will connect people at homes and offices through the Internet of Things (IoT), making people and cities smart, global technology research firm Gartner said on Friday.

By 2018, 9 out of 10 phones to be smartphones: Gartner

Smartphone sales grew over 20 per cent in the July-September quarter, 2014, on the back of strong growth in emerging markets, research firm Gartner said on Monday.

60% of employers to monitor their employees’ Facebook pages

Many employers already monitor their workers’ Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages - but the practice is set to increase, a new report has revealed.

Global IT spend to touch $ 3.4 tn in 2010: Gartner

Worldwide IT spending would reach
USD 3.4 trillion in 2010, a 4.6 per cent increase from 2009,
IT research and advisory firm Gartner has forecast.

50% banks will lack innovation programs, budget by `13: Gartner

Fifty per cent banks in the world will lack a formal innovation programme and budget by 2013, severely restricting their growth, Gartner Inc says.

A quarter BPO providers will not exist by 2012: Gartner

One-quarter of the today`s top business process outsourcing will not last beyond 2012 a research firm, Gartner said.

Worldwide PC shipments to decline by 2% only in 2009: Gartner

Gartner has said that global personal computer shipments are expected to decline by 2% to 285mn units this year, down from its June projection of 6% fall.