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February 22, 2013  5:02 PM

Company-specific ‘app stores’ on the rise

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Bring Your Own Device, Channel, Gartner, Heather Clancy, mobility, software, Software Licensing

In my 2012 trends piece for SearchITChannel, I touched on an emerging trend that (to me at least) seemed a little "out there" - the rise of application "stores" within companies that...

September 14, 2012  2:37 PM

Security still a good bet, despite spending pressure elsewhere

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Gartner, IT budgets, IT spending, IT spending forecast, security services, security software

Even though the outlook for IT spending could be accurately described as uncertain, budgets for security infrastructure and managed services are continuing to hold up, according to new data from Gartner. This year, worldwide spending on security should reach $60 billion, up 8.4 percent from $5.5...

August 24, 2012  8:13 PM

Cloud services are fastest-growing IT outsourcing segment

Posted by: Heather Clancy
cloud computing services, cloud infrastructure, Gartner, Heather Clancy

This isn't likely to surprise anyone reading this blog post, but Gartner's latest report on worldwide IT outsourcing pegs "cloud compute" services as the fastest-growing opportunity -- on a pace to increase by nearly 50 percent this year...

July 16, 2012  4:53 AM

Gartner boosts IT spending forecast

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, Cloud, cloud computing services, Gartner, IT service, IT spending, IT spending forecast

How refreshing: Gartner is actually raising its projections for 2012 IT spending slightly to $3.6 trillion. That's up 3%, compared with the 2.5% increase that the

May 4, 2012  3:41 PM

Does CRM need to be social?

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Gartner, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, social business software, social CRM

In case you haven't noticed, 2012 is the year in which businesses are supposed to get more social. Collaboration solutions are getting a makeover, thanks to the help of social business software companies such as pioneer Jive Software. Customer service is getting more social, through applications...

April 13, 2012  5:20 PM

Gartner: Tablet shipments on pace to double from 2011 to 2012

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Android, Gartner, iPad, IT channel products and services, tablet, Windows 8

Sometimes I feel like I can't turn around without seeing another update on how tablet computers are doing. I tend to be morbidly fascinated with this particular topic because I have been covering tablets since Slate was bought by Compaq Computer sometime in the 1990s. Yep, I am really dating...

April 6, 2012  8:00 PM

Gartner, IDC update IT spending forecasts

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Gartner, Heather Clancy, IDC, IT channel products and services, IT spending, SMB IT spending

Research firm Gartner reduced its expectations for 2012 IT spending this week, even as IDC suggested that small and midsize businesses could spend a record amount on IT technologies and services. First the not-so-great news: Gartner now...

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January 13, 2012  3:38 AM

Research forecasts call for slower IT spending in 2012

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Forrester Research, Gartner, Heather Clancy, IT channels products and services, IT spending

Caution seems to be the prevailing attitude of two major technology research firms, Gartner and Forrester Research, which both have released their requisite 2012 crystal-balling IT spending forecasts for the next 12 months. The Gartner...

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December 2, 2011  8:31 PM

Gartner: IBM is tops in third-quarter server revenue share

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Gartner, HP, IBM, IT channel products and services, Oracle, server

Worldwide revenue for servers increased by 5.2 percent year over year while shipments grew by 7.2 percent, according to the latest forecast figures from market research firm Gartner. Total revenue for the quarter was approximately $12.9 billion on a worldwide basis, Gartner reported. That...

August 8, 2011  5:32 PM

Despite consolidation, innovation spikes in security software

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Gartner, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, market research, security software

Anyone who reads my posts here with any kind of regularity knows that I am kind of a numbers geek, which is to say that I love the nuances of all the statistics that are published by the usual suspects on the market research side of life. It doesn't mean I believe all of them, but I feel most of...

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