Big data market to be worth $48.6 billion in 2019: IDC

Spending on technology and services related to big data is set to surge to nearly 50 billion by 2019, according a new report, which claims that software will be the main growth driver.

Enter Samsung Pay? Smartphone giant seeks mobile payments spark

The world`s top smartphone maker is trying to push into mobile payments, a sector seen by researcher IDC as being worth $1 trillion in 2017, as part of a drive to stem market share losses to Apple Inc , Huawei Technologies Co and Xiaomi Inc . 

Apple debuts at number two spot in global wearables market: IDC

According to data by IDC, Apple is just 0.8 million units behind Fitbit's 4.4 million units shipment (24.3 percent market share) in the second quarter of 2015

Apple fast closing in on wearable device maker Fitbit: IDC

Apple shipped 3.6 million Apple Watches in the second quarter of 2015, just behind Fitbit`s 4.4 million wearable fitness and health trackers, IDC said.

Indian tablet shipment up 22% to 1.04 mn units in Q2: IDC
Indian tablet shipment up 22% to 1.04 mn units in Q2: IDC

Post a sluggish first quarter, tablet shipment in India grew 22 percent to touch 1.04 million units in the April-June 2015 quarter, research firm IDC on Wednesday said.

India smartphones market rises on e-tailing in Q2
India smartphones market rises on e-tailing in Q2

Samsung has retained its top spot with 23 percent.

Samsung keeps top spot as smartphone market grows

Samsung remained the top global smartphone vendor in the second quarter despite slowing sales, while Apple and Chinese manufacturers boosted market share, a survey showed Thursday.

Middle East,Africa smartphone market to top 155m units in 2015

Smartphone shipments to Middle East and Africa are set to reach 155 million units in 2015 after increasing 66 per cent year-on-year during the first quarter to cross 36 million units, according to latest figures.

Global cloud IT infrastructure market up 25% in Q1: IDC

The industry segment had an estimated revenue of USD 5.01 billion in January-March quarter of 2014.

Wearables market to grow 173%: IDC

The wearables market will maintain its momentum and see a strong growth of over 173 percent during this fiscal, an International Data Corporation (IDC) report on Monday said.

Xiaomi secures second rank in global wearables market

Xiaomi has secured second rank in the global wearables market both in terms of shipments and market share, according to an IDC report.

Global smartphone sales growth to decline at 11.3% in 2015: IDC

Global smartphone sales are likely to grow at a lower rate of 11.3 percent this year as compared to 27.6 percent in 2014, impacted by a slower pace of growth in the Chinese market, research firm IDC said Wednesday.

Global smartphone growth to further slow down: IDC

The global smartphone growth is expected to slow further, said a latest mobile phone forecast. It adds that smartphone shipments are expected to grow 11.3 percent in 2015, down from 27.6 percent in 2014.

India-based outsourcers captured 23% of top 100 deals in 2014

India-based outsourcers such as Wipro accounted for a large chunk of the global outsourcing contracts with 23 percent share of the total contract value (TCV) of top 100 deals in 2014, research firm IDC said on Wednesday.

China's smartphone market contracts in Q1: IDC

"This is the first time in six years that the China smartphone market declined year-on-year as the market continues to mature," IDC said in a statement.

PC shipments decline in Q1; mobile PCs, hybrids pick up

Global PC shipments - desktops, notebooks and laptops - witnessed a decline in the range of 5.2-6.7 percent in the first quarter this year, research firms IDC and Gartner said on Friday.

Worldwide tablet shipments to cross 269 mn units by 2019: IDC

Worldwide shipment of tablets is expected to reach 234.5 million units this year, a modest year-on-year increase of 2.1 per cent from 2014, and touch 269.4 million units by 2019, it said.

Android dominant in two-horse smartphone race: IDC

Google Android dominated the global smart phone market in 2014, holding an 81.5 percent market share, with Apple's iOS second and no strong third player, market tracker IDC said.

Indian smartphone market declines for first time in Q4 2014: IDC

Country's smartphone market fell by 4 percent in the October-December period last year as compared with the previous quarter, research firm IDC said on Tuesday.

iBall takes over Samsung as top tablet vendor in India: IDC

Technology giant Samsung has been de-throned as top tablet vendor in the Indian market by domestic firm iBall, according to global research firm IDC.