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March 4, 2013  11:55 PM

IDC report: Enterprise IT spending to grow 6% in U.S.

Posted by: Lynn Haber
IDC, IT spending, IT spending forecast, Lynn Haber

U.S. enterprise IT spending, including money spent on hardware, software and IT services, is expected to grow by 6 percent, or $474 billion, in 2013, according to a new report from IDC, the United States Black Book, 4Q12. The 2013 IT spending forecast, which looks at 15 enterprise industries,...

November 9, 2012  7:19 PM

IDC projects healthy public cloud services growth through 2016

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, cloud computing services, cloud infrastructure, IDC, public cloud

The latest prognostication about public cloud computing from IDC calls for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.5 percent between now and 2016 - with$43.2 billion in revenue anticipated by the end of the forecast period....

October 12, 2012  4:32 PM

Do data center consolidation numbers signal start of cloud computing evolution?

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, consolidation, converged data center, data center, IDC

More evidence of how software as a service and other forms of cloud computing are reshaping IT infrastructure is out this week in the form of IDC data showing that the number of data centers started shrinking in 2009. That's...

June 14, 2012  1:09 PM

IDC predicts decelerating software revenue for 2012

Posted by: Heather Clancy
IDC, IT channel products and services, software

If you enjoyed near-double-digit revenue gains for your software solutions business in 2011, take note: growth for many traditional applications will taper off this year, according to a new forecast from IDC. During 2011, the average sales growth for software in the Americas was 8.7 percent,...

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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March 16, 2012  10:19 PM

The coming convergence of video and unified communications

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IDC, IT channel products and services, UC, Unified communications, video, videoconferencing

Finished wrapping up interviews for my next SearchITChannel Tech Watch story, looking at the convergence of network video applications and unified communications solutions that combine IP telephony, email, instant messaging and other voice...

December 9, 2011  3:28 PM

Bang-up quarter for storage software

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IDC, IT channel products and services, storage software

Market research firm International Data Corp. reports that storage software sales surged by almost 10 percent in the third quarter. The growth came as businesses rush to find better ways to manage their storage devices in the wave of data center virtualization, but it signals a good investment area...

November 14, 2011  5:14 PM

Hard drive woes deepen, IDC adjusts forecast

Posted by: Heather Clancy
hard drive, hard drive shortage, hard-disk drive, Heather Clancy, IDC, IT channel products and services, PC, PC shipments, shortage, supply chain, Thailand

I was chatting up a solution provider last Friday about one of the stories I'm writing for this month, and we got to talking about the still-widening ripple effects from the hard drive assembly and component facilities flooded last month in Thailand. As

September 16, 2011  3:49 PM

PC shipment forecasts revised downward

Posted by: Heather Clancy
desktop, forecast, Heather Clancy, IDC, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and services, media tablet, notebook, PC, shipment, smartphone, tablet

PC shipments in the second quarter of 2011 trailed expectations, which has prompted market research firm International Data Corp. to revise its full-year forecast downward slightly to 4.2 percent. The update to its Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker reports that shipments grew by 2.7 percent in the...

June 27, 2011  8:50 PM

IDC forecast suggests IT spending growth will outpace economy

Posted by: Heather Clancy
economy, enterprise software, Forrester Research, Gartner, Heather Clancy, IDC, IT channel products and services, IT spending, software

Stagnant economy got you down? The good news it that market researcher IDC is predicting IT spending growth this year will grow much faster than the economy at large, as measured by U.S. gross domestic product.

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