Gartner cuts forecasts for global device shipments

Gartner expects global device shipments in 2015 to increase by 1.5 per cent over last year, after cutting its earlier forecast (delivered in March) which indicated a 2.8 per cent growth. The company however maintained that 2.5 billion devices – comprising PCs, tablets, …

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Samsung reclaims US smartphone top spot

Samsung reclaimed its position as the top smartphone vendor in the US, following the success of the Galaxy S6 device, according to data released by research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. The Galaxy S6 was named the third best-selling smartphone in …

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Lenovo focuses on innovation at inaugural Tech World conference

Lenovo’s first Tech World conference, held in Beijing this week, was talked up “as a celebration of innovation”, by CEO Yang Yuanqing after the company took the wraps off a number of new research projects. The most notable advances included …

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Ninety per cent of global population will have a mobile phone by 2020 – Ericsson

The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report predicts that 90 per cent of the world’s population over six years old will have a mobile phone by 2020, while smartphone subscriptions are forecast to top 6.1 billion. Rima Qureshi, senior …

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VMware and Jasper collaborate to boost IoT for enterprise

VMware and Jasper have announced a collaborative effort to bring widespread adoption of internet of things (IoT) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) technologies to enterprise customers. The joint effort, announced at Cisco’s IoT World Forum, is intended to enable the deployment, monitoring, management and security of connected enterprise devices across IoT platforms. High profile acquisitions, […]