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  • IDC warns of PC chip slowdown

    For the second quarter in a row, the global PC processor market hit a record number of unit shipments in the fourth quarter of 2007, according to IDC. At the same time, the market research company predicts that a slowing economy will likely lead to declining sales in the first months of 2008.

  • IDC names Fortinet as global UTM market leader

    Research firm IDC has ranked Fortinet as the overall leader of the unified threat management (UTM) market for 2006. The US-based company has a 14.4 percent share of the worldwide market over other vendors that include Check Point, Cisco and Sonicwall.

  • IDC: Software industry loses $40b to pirates

    Globally, 35 percent of software installed on PCs in 2006 was obtained illegally, amounting to $40 billion in lost revenue, up 15 percent over the previous year, according to a survey paid for by large vendors, including Apple and Microsoft.

  • IT service challengers seize advantage

    Top integrator contenders Axon, Infinity, Fujitsu and TelstraClear have gained most ground in the table of top 10 ICT companies in New Zealand, while software giant Microsoft has dropped off the list.

  • Small fry could gain upper hand in 2007 - IDC

    Tier two and local service providers could gain ground on the multinationals during 2007. That's according to analysts at IDC New Zealand, which has just released its top 10 predictions for local IT services over the next year.

  • Oh Brother, why art thou so big?

    Brother appears to be doing better in Oceania than other regions of the world. The printer (and sewing machine) maker is a market leader in the New Zealand market but an also-ran in Europe.