Wearable market predicted to grow
Published in Wearables
Friday, 05 February 2016 13:15

Wearable market predicted to grow


Gartner polishes its crystal balls


Augurs in the divination division of the analyst outfit Gartner have been consulting the entrails of load of bullocks and come to the conclusion that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016.

PCs can't get a break
Published in News
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 12:26

PCs can't get a break


Strong US dollar to blame, amongst other things

Worldwide PC shipments dropped 8.3 percent in the fourth quarter which was the worst sales have been since 2008, beancounters at Gartner Group said.

Gartner sees smartphone market grow
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 04 December 2015 10:34

Gartner sees smartphone market grow


15.5 Percent up on last year

Smartphone sales soared 15.5 percent in the third quarter of 2015 compared to this time last year.

Windows 10 will be the biggest OS ever
Published in News
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:24

Windows 10 will be the biggest OS ever

Maybe Apple will support it

Beancounters at analyst outfit Gartner have decided that Windows 10 will eventually be the most successful of Redmond's creations.

US dollar kills PCs
Published in News
Friday, 09 October 2015 09:48

US dollar kills PCs


Sales continue to fall


Beancounters at Gartner say that the rising US dollar is helping to kill off PC sales.

Android used by 1.4 billion people
Published in News
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 11:51

Android used by 1.4 billion people


Google mocks Gartner's figures

Search engine outfit Google announced Android was now being used by 1.4 billion people around the world, something which might surprise analysts working for Gartner who believed Android had peaked.

Gartner thinks 3D printing will grow
Published in News
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 09:32

Gartner thinks 3D printing will grow


Others think the fad is going away

While many think that the optimism about the growth of 3D printers was unfounded, analyst outfit Gartner Group thinks there is "gold in them thar hills."

Worldwide security spending growing
Published in News
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 11:43

Worldwide security spending growing


Reaching $75.4 billion in 2015


Beancounters working for Gartner claim that spending on information security will reach US$75.4 billion in 2015, an increase of 4.7 per cent over last year.

Taiwan PC makers search for products
Published in News
Thursday, 17 September 2015 12:25

Taiwan PC makers search for products


Where did I park that cash cow?

Taiwan's PC makers like Acer and Asus are seeing their industry collapse and there's no clear replacement.

Server shipments grow
Published in News
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 14:59

Server shipments grow


Gartner's latest report warns of a slowing

Beancounters at Gartner have added up the numbers and divided by their shoe size and decided that server shipments have grown by eight per cent.