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Worldwide tablet PC market surges by 26% in Q2 2020 - Canalys
Global shipments of tablets reached 37.5 million units in Q2 2020, a 26% year-on-year increase, according to new figures from Canalys.
COVID-19 hits smartphone market hard, with all but Apple sales down
As a whole, in Q2 2020 the global smartphone market dropped 14%. The market fell to 285 million units, a second consecutive quarter of freefall, as lockdown orders caused by the COVID-19 pandemic persisted through April and May.
Cloud spending surges in Q2 2020 - Canalys
Global spending on cloud infrastructure services reached $34.6 billion in Q220
Juniper named a Champion in Canalys Leadership Matrix
Champions receive generally positive partner feedback, have a large share of shipments, maintain growth and show improvement in channel management.
Smart personal audio device shipments up 61% in APAC in Q1
Accounting for 21.1% of global shipments, Asia Pacific overtook Europe to become the third largest sub-region, after North America and Greater China.
Global spending on cybersecurity to grow by almost 6%
Even if the global economy worsens and IT budgets suffer, the cybersecurity market will still grow by at least 2.5%, according to a new report by Canalys.
Cybersecurity spending slumps - but swift recovery expected
New research from GlobalData found that the industry will recover after this initial slump to be worth almost US$238 billion by 2030.
Remote working trend bolsters cybersecurity investment - but downturn predicted
A new report from Canalys indicates investment in cybersecurity has increased 9.7% - but worsening economic conditions could turn the statistic around.
Global shipments of smart audio devices reach 96.2 million - Canalys
Strong growth was driven by smartphone vendors Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi and others, as well as audio brands that pivoted to the true wireless stereo category more aggressively in the quarter.
Worldwide smartphone market sees strong growth in first quarter of 2020
Despite the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, worldwide smartwatch shipments reached 14.3 million units in the first quarter 2020, up 12% year on year.
China’s cloud infrastructure services market grows 67% in Q1, despite COVID-19 disruption
Despite the disruption caused by COVID-19, cloud infrastructure services spending reached US$3.9 billion for the first quarter of 2020, according to Canalys.
Cisco, ESET, Fortinet crowned in Canalys Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix, while Symantec, IBM and McAfee underperform
Several big names have been revealed as underperforming compared with the market average with low partner sentiment.
There’s hope still for global PC market, Canalys finds
“COVID-19 has given the PC industry a boost. Despite the progress that smartphones and tablets have made in recent years, the need for a high-performance mobile computing device has never been more pronounced."
Canalys: Apple hardest hit by PC pandemic shock
Of the top five PC vendors, Apple was hit hardest in Q1 as its shipments fell by over 20% to 3.2 million units.
China's cloud companies support fight against COVID-19
Canalys states that all three cloud companies have responded quickly to COVID-19, providing governments, businesses, research institutions and students access to services such as on-demand compute and artificial intelligence.
Smart speaker vendors breaking records despite coronavirus disruption
The impact of coronavirus on the world’s smart speaker supply chain is expected to be short-term.
Tencent Cloud acquires key cloud security standard
The security standard can give businesses insight into the level of cloud security they require.
Smartphone market continues to grow - Canalys
Shipments of smartphones grew 1% this quarter, despite falling 2% generally in 2019.
Canalys: Smart devices to reach three billion by 2023
"A lot of progress has been made in the past 12 months, and it will be the most important trend in consumer technology in 2020."
Kaspersky named top dog in Canalys channel satisfaction report
The company was named the top cybersecurity vendor for channel satisfaction after achieving the highest overall rating against 10 others.
2019 PC market growth benefits big three vendors
With the first year of full-year growth since 2011, Lenovo, HP and Dell took the lion’s share with 65% of the global PC market.
Machine learning to grow innovation as smart personal device market peaks
"These changes will accelerate in the next five years while technology advancements like machine learning and smart assistants will bring more radical innovations."
Momentum across APAC drives wearable band market as Fitbit falters
Fitbit faltered in Q3 and was the only vendor in the top five not to grow shipments over last year.
Global smart speaker market experiences 45% growth
“Low-priced devices are vital growth drivers for smart displays and heated competition ahead of the Q4 shopping season is expected."