Global shipments of PCs reached 341 million units in 2021, the technology analyst firm Canalys reports, adding that the final quarter recorded shipments of 92 million units, a million more than the corresponding quarter in 2020.
Analyst firm Garter predicts spending on technology products and services in Australia will exceed $109 billion in 2022, up 6.5% on this year.
The market for semiconductors is expected to grow by 17.3% year-on-year globally, against a figure of 10.8% in 2020, the technology analyst company IDC says, adding that the current shortage should be over by the middle of 2022.
Shipments of PCs to the US in the second quarter of the year grew by 17% year-on-year, with 36.8 million units being shipped, according to the technology analyst firm Canalys.
The sales of tablets and PCs surged in 2020, fuelled by the pandemic as consumers spent more time at home either working, studying, or playing, according to a study by Telsyte. The study reveals that brands such as Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft continue to dominate the tech market.
Researchers at the Slovakian security firm ESET say they have discovered a new supply-chain attack that targets the update infrastructure of NoxPlayer, an Android emulator for PCs and Macs.
Italian financial analyst site Finaria has pointed the finger at the COVID-19 outbreak triggering "the most significant fall in PC shipments since 2013, as pandemic affected supply chains and forced consumers to prioritise their spending".
Corporate buyers are increasingly taking AMD-powered systems into consideration, the company's regional managing director has told iTWire.
The world will witness a 13.6% drop in shipments of devices — PCs, tablets and mobile phones — in 2020, meaning that total shipments will be 1.9 billion units, the tech research firm Gartner has forecast.
Global spending on IT is trending down, with the technology analyst firm IDC says it now expects a drop of 5.1% to US$2.25 trillion due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A number of indicators for IT spending backs forecasts that while 2020 may see a decrease in overall tech spending, there is scope for short-term investments by businesses as part of their response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak will severely affect China’s smart devices market including smartphone and PC shipments, according to analyst firm Canalys which says it has dramatically revised previous forecasts of a 7% decline in smartphone shipments to a 40% to-50% drop for smartphones and 20% for PCs - with the proviso that the situation recovers to pre-outbreak levels by the end of February.
The global share of 5G smartphones will grow from 12% in 2020 to 43% in 2022, the technology research firm Gartner has forecast, with the entire mobile phone market poised to grow 1.7% this year.
Lenovo sees IoT as the next big thing, and is developing products for deployment at the edge and in backend systems.
Australian-operated, Thai-owned rural and regional satellite internet service provider IPSTAR Broadband is offering unmetered and non-speed-restricted data to Internet users in regional Australia - via Skymuster satellite - for essential services including emails, general browsing and social media.
Apple has bought a majority stake in Intel's smartphone modem business for US$1 billion and about 2200 Intel employees will move to the Cupertino-based iPhone maker, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases.
Worldwide shipments of PCs grew just 0.1% in the third quarter of 2018 compared to the corresponding quarter last year, to hit the 67.2 million unit mark, according to a new report from global analyst firm Gartner.
Shipments of PCs in 2019 will show a small uptick in the Asia-Pacific and North America regions compared to 2018, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, with overall global growth forecast to be about 0.3%.
For some reason that is difficult to fathom, Microsoft has suddenly wheeled out its PR spinners to try and paint Windows — yes, the bug-ridden operating system that earned the company the epithet Typhoid Mary of the Internet — as something that top-notch experts are securing against attack.
A survey of the cyber security practices of lawyers in Western Australia has found that they often expose confidential and sensitive client data to the possibility of being exfiltrated.
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