Enterprise software to grow 0.3% in 2009
Worldwide enterprise software revenue is forecast to total $222.6 bln in 2009, reflecting a flat 0.3% growth rate from 2008 revenue of $221.9 bln, according to Gartner.
49 mln desktops to virtually hosted by 2013
The worldwide hosted virtual desktop (HVD) market will accelerate through 2013 to reach 49 mln units, up from more than 500,000 units in 2009, according to Gartner. Worldwide HVD revenue will grow from about $1.3 bln to $1.5 bln in 2009, which is less than 1% of the worldwide professional PC market, to $65.7 bln […]
Managed services for mobile networks generated $19 bln in 2008
Managed services for mobile networks returned about $19 bln revenue in 2008, ($5.8 bln for network services and $13.4 bln for IT-related services.) Europe led managed services adoption: Tier One operators there face stiff competition, so they have turned to managed services to improve their margins. According to a new study from ABI Research, that […]
16.5% of mobile users spent over $100 in app stores
An ABI Research survey of US smartphone users who installed applications on their devices in 2008, conducted in November 2008, reveals that a surprising 16.5% spent between $100 and $499. That level of spending is especially significant given the low cost of most mobile applications, ranging from as little as a dollar or two at […]
Virtualisation revenues to reach $2.7 bln in 2009
Worldwide virtualisation software revenue will increase 43% from $1.9 bln in 2008 to $2.7 bln in 2009, according to Gartner. Global virtualisation penetration is on pace to reach 20% in 2009 from 12% in 2008. Gartner estimates that revenue from hosted virtual desktops will more than triple from $74.1 mln to $298.6 mln in 2009 […]
Airlines to lose $3.5 bln due to high-def conferenceware
Gartner predicts that high-definition based video meeting solutions will replace 2.1 mln airline seats annually, costing the travel and hospitality industry $3.5 bln per year. From 2009 to 2013 the server virtualisation software market will grow with a CAGR of 28%, rising from $1.8 bln to $6.2 bln.
Game hardware and software generated $22 bln in 2008
Computer and video game industry hardware, software and peripheral sales climbed to $22 bln in 2008, with entertainment software sales comprising $11.7 bln of that total figure, a 22.9% jump over 2007, Entertainment Software Association announced. The industry set the new record, calculated by market-research firm NPD Group, on the strength of December 2008 sales, […]
Top PC game titles in the US in 2008
Rank Game Title Publisher AU% Avg Minutes Played Per Week 1 World of Warcraft Blizzard Entertainment 0.723 671 2 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Activision 0.163 403 3 Halo: Combat Evolved Microsoft Game Studios 0.092 295 4 Sims, The Electronic Arts Inc. 0.09 213 5 Sims 2, The Electronic Arts Inc. 0.086 291 6 […]
90% of organizations to keep or grow their usage of software as a service
90% of organizations surveyed expect to maintain or grow their usage of software as a service (SaaS), citing cost-effectiveness and ease/speed of deployment as primary reasons for adoption, according to Gartner. 62% of North American respondents said that they expected new investments to increase slightly and 15% said that they expected new investments to increase […]
Worldwide storage software revenue in Q2 2008
Vendor Q2 2008 Revenue Q2 2008 Market Share Q2 2007 Revenue Q2 2007 Market Share Growth, YTY 1. EMC $745 24.2% $685 25.4% 8.7% 2. Symantec $588 19.1% $464 17.2% 26.9% 3. IBM $409 13.3% $364 13.5% 12.3% 4. NetApp $239 7.8% $215 8.0% 11.3% 5. Hewlett-Packard $147 4.8% $131 4.9% 12.5% 5. CA $136 […]
85% of US companies using open source
85% of companies are using open-source software, with most of the remaining 15% expecting to do so within the 2009, according to Gartner. 31% of companies had formal policies for evaluating and procuring open-source software.
Video game hardware and software sales up 18% in October 2008
US sales of video game hardware and software rose 18% in October 2008 from October 2007, after falling 7% in September 2008, as Wii console sold over 800,000 units, NPD reported.
Cloud computing usage depending on age
Age group 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Use webmail services such as Hotmail, Gmail, or Yahoo! mail 77% 58% 44% 27% Store personal photos 50 34 26 19 Use online applications such as Google Documents or Adobe Photoshop Express 39 28 25 19 Store personal videos 14 6 5 2 Pay to store computer files online […]
UK video games market to grow 42% in 2008
Verdict Research predicted that the video games market would grow by 1.37 bln pounds or 42% in 2008, outstripping music and video sales. That would value the games market at 4.64 bln pounds compared to the 4.46 bln pounds spent on music and videos.
Global software market in Q2 2008 reached $3.1 bln
According to IDC, the worldwide storage software market experienced its 19th consecutive quarter of YTY growth in Q2 2008 with revenues of $3.1 bln, a 14.2% increase over Q2 2007. This was the first time that the worldwide storage software market surpassed $3 bln in revenues in Q3 2008. The overall storage software market grew […]
Search and discovery software market will grow 17% in 2008
IDC still predicts 17% growth for search and discovery software in 2008 and 12.9% growth for 2009. This is down from the 28% growth we saw in 2007, but certainly a healthy increase, according to IDC.
Nordic packaged software market will grow 7.2% in 2008
The Nordic market for packaged software saw significant growth in 2007, according to IDC. At 8.6% growth, the market grew as fast as the record growth of 2006, and in 2007 the total packaged software market reached a value of 6 bln euro in the Nordic region. IDC believes the software market will be fairly […]
US game spending down 7% in September 2008
Americans spent $1.27 bln on video games in September 2008, down 7% from September 2007. Hardware sales dropped 9% to $497.98 mln and software sales fell 6% to $616.1 mln. Nintendo Wii and DS held their place as the two best-selling gaming systems. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 sold 347,200 units during the month, in third place […]
Virtual economies employ 400,000 people in 2008
In 2008 the virtual game economy employs 400,000 people who earn an average of $145 per month, creating a global market worth about $500 mln, according to Professor Richard Heeks from the University of Manchester. 80% of virtual game workers are based in China.
PC gaming generated $10.7 bln in 2007
PC gaming was a $10.7 bln industry during the year of 2007, with retail sales accounting for just 30% of total revenues. According to PC Gaming Alliance, growth was largely driven by online revenues from Asia, the world’s largest market, which is approaching half of total worldwide sales. Online PC gaming revenue led the way […]
Video game hardware and software sales up 28% in July 2008
US sales of video game hardware and software soared 28% in July 2008, hitting $1.19 bln. According to NPD Group, Americans bought $446.9 mln worth of video game hardware during the month, a 17% jump from July 2007.
EAS market in the Czech Republic declined 4.5% YTY in 2007
Expansion of the enterprise application software (EAS) market in the Czech Republic slowed to 4.5% year on year in 2007, down from 6.4% in 2006. The value of the market exceeded $117 mln in 2007. In 2008, IDC expects the market to regain momentum and expand by a further 10% to reach a value of […]
VMware has 82% share of market of virtualized servers, Microsoft has 13%
VMware is the clear market leader in providing virtualization technology with 82% of the sample using VMware. Despite high levels of Linux use, only 3% of the sample were using Xen as their virtualization platform. Microsoft was used by 13% of the sample base with various Unix technologies and mainframe accounting for 14%. 59% of […]
RDBMS market reached $18.8 bln in 2007
2007 was a year that saw continued steady growth in the relational database management systems (RDBMS) market, with signal improvements on the part of several of the top five vendors in this space. The RDBMS market is estimated to have grown by 12.6% from $16.7 bln in 2006 to $18.8 bln in 2007, according to […]
Virtualization growth rising from 46% in 2007 to 54% in 2008
The pace of adoption of virtualized servers is incredibly rapid among organizations that are using virtualization, with 35% of servers purchased in 2007 being virtualized and 52% of those bought in 2008 expected to be so. 54% of those not using virtualization expect to do so in the next 18 months. Growth of virtualization as […]
Location-based mobile social networking to generate $3.3 bln by 2012
Location-based mobile social networking revenues will reach $3.3 bln by 2013, but successful business models may differ from what many observers expect, ABI Research says.
65% of US households play video games, 38% have consoles, 40% are female
40% of US gamers are women, Entertainment Software Association says. 65% of American households play computer and video games. 38% of American homes have a video game console. The average game player is 35 years old. One out of four gamers are over age 50. Women age 18 or older represent a significantly greater portion […]
Malware rates up 278% in the first half of 2008
Malware has risen by 278% in the first half of 2008, thanks to the large number of websites comprised last month, according to ScanSafe. Trojans are the most commonly blocked malware, they increased from 4% of malware in January 2008 to 27% in June 2008.
Global RDBMS market: Oracle – 44.3%, IBM – 21%, Microsoft – 15.8%
The worldwide relational database management systems market saw a 12.6% growth spike in 2007 to $18.8 bln compared to $16.7 bln in 2006, according to IDC. Oracle took the top spot, capturing 44.3% of the market with revenue growth of 13.3%. IBM came in second with a 21% share, also logging a 13.3% revenue growth […]
Medium-sized business enterprise applications market will grow to $80.3 bln by the end of 2012
IDC forecasts that the small and medium-sized business (SMB) enterprise applications market will grow to $80.3 bln by the end of 2012, representing a 10.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the 2008-2012 period.
24% of European households don’t have landlines
24% of European households have given up fixed landlines for mobile phones, up from 22% in 2006. The Czech Republic, Finland and Lithuania had the lowest number of landlines in use. 22% are now using their PCs for phone calls or video chatting via programs such as Skype. That is a rise of 5% from […]
The Brazilian IT market will grow to $24 bln
IDC predicts that the year 2008 will close with total spending on hardware, software, and services in Brazil at $23 bln, nearly equal to the $24 bln expected in the Spanish market. Northeast region of Brazil is the fastest growing region for IT investment in Brazil even though it is not among the top 3 […]
Open source software to generate $4.83 bln by 2012
IDC expects worldwide revenue from open source software to grow at a 23% CAGR to reach $4.83 bln by 2012. Worldwide revenue from standalone OSS in 2007 was $1.73 bln.
Video game sales reached $1.12 bln in May 2008
US sales of video game hardware and software were $1.12 bln in May 2008, up 37% from May 2007. “Grand Theft Audio 4″ the best-selling title for the month, NPD said. In 2008 US video games industry has generated $6.6 bln in sales, topping total 2007 annual revenue.
70% of girls say writing on a computer makes no difference in the quality of their writing, compared with 57% of boys
Girls tend to assign less responsibility to computers in terms of writing quality than boys-70% of girls say writing on a computer makes no difference in the quality of their writing, compared with 57% of boys, according to Pew Internet Project. In terms of the impact of computers on the amount of writing teens do, […]
Casual games generate $2.25 bln annually
One-third of people ages 6 to 44 have played online casual games, according to NPD Group. Globally, casual games on PCs, game systems and handhelds, played online and off, generate about $2.25 bln annually, according to the Casual Games Association.
210 mln corporate mailboxes run on Exchange in 2008
According to Radicati, Microsoft Exchange will run about 210 mln corporate e-mail accounts in 2008, growing to 319 mln mailboxes in 2012.
Video game hardware and software sales up 47% in April 2008
Americans spent $1.23 bln on video games, hardware and accessories in April 2008, up 47% from April 2007. Total hardware sales grew 26% to $426.2 mln, with the Wii selling 714,200 units, followed by the handheld Nintendo DS at 414,800. Software sales surged to $654.7 mln from $389.4 mln in April 2007. Grand Theft Auto […]
Open-source databases to generate $270 mln in 2008
The market for open-source databases is expected to grow 35% to $270 mln in 2008 from $200 mln in 2007. The market remains a tiny niche of the total database market, which Gartner expects to reach $21.6 bln in 2008.
Enterprise CMS market to grow 12.6% in EMEA by 2012
The enterprise content management software market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.6% between 2007 and 2012, reaching in 2012 a 55% increase over 2008. The highest growth is expected from the second half of 2008 through 2010, Gartner says.
NAS storage grew 15.8% in Q4 2007
The total network disk storage market (NAS Combined with Open SAN) posted 15.8% YTY growth in Q4 2007 to more than $3.9 bln. EMC continues to maintain its leadership in the total network storage market with 27.8% revenue share, followed by IBM and HP with 15.4% and 12.5% revenue share, respectively, according to IDC.
Global storage software market in 2007
The full year 2007 results resembled those in the fourth quarter: EMC held the top market position with 25.8% revenue share, followed by Symantec and IBM with 17.7% and 13.9% revenue share, respectively. NetApp and HP rounded out the top 5 with 8.1% and 4.8% revenue share, respectively. Vendor Revenue, 2007 Share, 2007 Revenue, 2006 […]
Global storage software market grew to $2.9 bln in Q4 2007
The worldwide storage software market experienced its 17th consecutive quarter of YTY growth in the Q4 2007 with revenues of $2.9 bln, an 11.2% increase over Q4 2006, according to IDC. For the full year 2007, storage software revenues totaled $10.9 bln, growing 10.4% year over year. The archiving market grew 18.6% year over year, […]
Global storage software revenues in Q4 2007
EMC led the overall market with 26.0% revenue share in Q4 2007. Symantec took the second position with 17.9% revenue share, while IBM finished in the third position with 12.5% revenue share. NetApp finished in the fourth position with 8.3% revenue share while HP rounded out the top 5 with 5.2% revenue share. Vendor 4Q07 […]
49 out of top 100 sites use Apache
Pingdom surveyed top 100 sites to find out 49 of them using Apache, 20 using Microsoft IIS, 4 using Lighttpd, 16 using some other Web server software, and 11 using an unknown server.
31% of medium US businesses use SaaS
Among US small and medium businesses , SaaS adoption is rising steadily, AMI Partners says. 21% and 31% of SBs and MBs currently use SaaS solutions, which is double the share of adoption in 2004.
Game software sales up 21% in Germany in 2007
German games software sales grew 21% to 1.36 bln euros ($2.1 bln) in 2007. Sales of PC games slipped 3% to 458 mln euros. Games for mobile devices were the fastest-growing segment of the market, with sales rising 65% to 360 mln euros as more casual gamers entered the market, BIU reports.
Software sales reached $3.3 bln in US in 2007
US retail sales of non-games software totaled $3.3 bln in 2007, a 15% increase over the $2.9 bln generated in 2006. Thanks in large part to new product introductions from companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Adobe, the most significant increases in revenue were seen in operating system, business, finance and imaging/graphics software categories, which […]
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