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“Aside from exchange rate volatility, IT spending has been relatively stable for the past five years.”
“With the global economy entering a new and uncertain phase, IT spending will be heavily influenced by economic cycles and wild cards over the next five years."
“Over the past several years, the software industry has been shifting to a Cloud-first (SaaS) development and deployment model."
“2-in-1 detachable tablets have reached an inflection point in 2015..."
“Datacentres, with their monolithic energy consumption, will benefit from cheaper electricity as wholesale gas prices decline."
The overall share of Cloud IT infrastructure sales climbed to 33.8 per cent in 3Q15, up from 28.7 per cent a year ago.
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From a regional standpoint, Asia/Pacific posted the highest vendor revenue growth at 25.4 percent.
“SDN will become a substantial contributor to the overall network infrastructure market."
“We're witnessing a real market transition as end users shift their demand towards detachables..."
While expanding overseas can deliver enormous benefits for New Zealand businesses, it can also bring a number of IT challenges.
"We believe we have identified a tremendous opportunity for providers to bring a retail-model discipline to cloud service selection and creation."
CIOs and tech pros may wish Apple took a more traditional approach to IT support, but the fact is the company has reason to maintain a degree of separation — and it may never truly embrace enterprise.
“Vendors, operators, retailers, and channel partners all have a multitude of strategies to sell more tablets both to current owners and to new customers.”