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Posts Tagged ‘International Data Corporation’

  • Mobile Money

    Handset sales boom in Middle-East and Africa

    October 14, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Handset sales boom in Middle-East and Africa

    The Middle East and Africa (MEA) handset market grew to its largest size in ten quarters in the second quarter of 2014, expanding 27 percent year on year to 64 million units, according to a report by the International Data Corporation (IDC). According to the...

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    Unlicensed software costing South Africa over R4 billion

    June 30, 2014 • Software, Top StoriesComments (1)

    A global software survey conducted by Business Software Alliance (BSA), in partnership with International Data Corporation (IDC), revealed that unlicensed software was installed on more than 43% of global PCs in 2013 rounding off to a commercial value of...

  • Acer's new Iconia A1-830, a 7.9-inch Android tablet (image: Acer)

    World tablet sales take a dive

    May 2, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on World tablet sales take a dive

    Worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 shipments slipped to 50.4 million units in the first calendar quarter of 2014 (1Q14) according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. The total represents a...

  • Approximately a third of enterprises in Kenya now view the implementation of cloud or expansion of existing cloud infrastructure as a key priority area for the future (image: Shutterstock)

    Cloud a priority for Kenyan enterprises

    April 8, 2014 • Cloud Computing, East AfricaComments Off on Cloud a priority for Kenyan enterprises

    Approximately a third of enterprises in Kenya now view the implementation of cloud or expansion of existing cloud infrastructure as a key priority area for the future, according to the latest insights from global IT market intelligence firm International Data...

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    Africa: PC sales are in trouble

    March 19, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa: PC sales are in trouble

    According to the latest results released by International Data Corporation (IDC), the Personal Computer (PC) market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are in a bit of trouble, as it continued to decline in sales the fourth quarter of 2013. The report...

  • Acer's new Iconia A1-830, a 7.9-inch Android tablet (image: Acer)

    Tablets shipments see explosive growth to MEA

    March 17, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Tablets shipments see explosive growth to MEA

    Shipments of PC tablets into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) expanded 111% year on year in the final quarter of 2013, according to the latest results released by International Data Corporation (IDC). The premier global market intelligence and advisory firm...

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    Toshiba leads in East Africa Notebook market

    March 11, 2014 • East Africa, Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Toshiba leads in East Africa Notebook market

    Toshiba Gulf FZE is the number one notebook vendor in East Africa including Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania, according to the latest International Data Corporation’s (IDC) CY 2013 final results. Toshiba holds the top position in East Africa with a...

  • Acer's new Iconia A1-830, a 7.9-inch Android tablet (image: Acer)

    South Africa sees huge upsurge in tablet demand

    February 24, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa sees huge upsurge in tablet demand

    Shipments of tablet PCs to South Africa increased 107.1% year on year in the final quarter of 2013 to total 513,000 units, according to the latest insights from the International Data Corporation (IDC). The country’s traditional PC market suffered a...

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    Huawei shipped a third of global smartphones

    February 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei shipped a third of global smartphones

    Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, was ranked third in global smartphone shipments in 2013, according to leading market research firms International Data Corporation (IDC), Strategy Analytics and Canalys....

  • Smartphones have crossed the billion unit mark for a single year (image: Samsung)

    Smartphone shipments exceed one billion units in 2013

    January 28, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Smartphone shipments exceed one billion units in 2013

    The worldwide smartphone market reached yet another milestone, having shipped one billion units in a single year for the first time. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of...

  • Daniel Kamau, Anti-Piracy Lead for Microsoft West, East, Central Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands (image: Microsoft)

    Over 90% of Zimbabwe’s software is counterfeit

    January 9, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Over 90% of Zimbabwe’s software is counterfeit

    Around a third of the entire world’s PC software is counterfeit, according to latest figures from the International Data Corporation (IDC), and in Africa, piracy rates range from around 50% in Mauritius to over 90% in Zimbabwe. Despite these provocative...

  • Richard Edet Regional MD, West Africa at SAP Africa (image: SAP)

    Five ways CIOs in Africa can tackle the Cloud

    October 14, 2013 • Cloud ComputingComments Off on Five ways CIOs in Africa can tackle the Cloud

    Across emerging African countries International Data Corporation (IDC) estimated the 2011–2016 CAGR for Hosting Infrastructure Services (HIS) to be 26.8%. However, due to a low base, cloud adoption is estimated to continue in double digits. “This presents...

  • Smartphones have crossed the billion unit mark for a single year (image: Samsung)

    Smartphone shipments to Africa up 21.5%

    September 25, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Smartphone shipments to Africa up 21.5%

    Smartphone shipments to Africa was up 21.5% year-on-year for Q2 2013, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). Referencing its most recent Middle East and Africa Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the leading global market...

  • Africa sees increase in tablet market growth

    June 10, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Africa sees increase in tablet market growth

    The tablet market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region grew by 184% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2013, to reach a total of 2.25 million units, according to the latest results released by International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global...

  • Smartphones outshipped feature phones for the first time

    April 26, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Smartphones outshipped feature phones for the first time

    The worldwide mobile phone market grew 4% year-over-year in the seasonally slow first quarter of 2013 (1Q13) as smartphones outshipped feature phones for the first time. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone...

  • “Three out of every four smartphones are Android-based” – IDC

    November 2, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on “Three out of every four smartphones are Android-based” – IDC

    The Android smartphone operating system was found on three out of every four smartphones shipped during the third quarter of 2012 (3Q12). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, total Android smartphone...