rsshardware IDC RSS alerts BT and AWS Expand Partnership to Grow Enterprise 5G, IoT and Edge Offerings <P>On March 28, BT Group’s Digital Unit and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a further expansion of their existing partnership. The new agreement brings the two companies together to collaborate on IoT industry solutions, new cloud networking propositions and new 5G edge computing services for its UK business customers.</P> IDC Link Wed, 29 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT Paul Hughes, Jason Leigh, Daryl Schoolar, Sandra Wendelken Cerebras Trains and Releases 7 GPT-Based Large Language Models (LLMs) for Open Use <P>AI hardware startup Cerebras, which has successfully built an alternative hardware, software, and services platform for AI training and HPC based on its own silicon, released and open-sourced seven GPT-based LLMs yesterday that have been trained on the company's Andromeda AI supercomputer in an attempt to showcase the platform's capabilities as well as break with the increasing tendency of LLM developing hyperscalers to make their models proprietary. Also noteworthy is the fact that Cerebras claims that it required significantly less compute to train the models than dominant coprocessor vendor NVIDIA, whose GPUs are driving the race to ever larger LLMs among competing hyperscalers such as Microsoft Azure (in partnership with OpenAI), Google, and Meta.</P> IDC Link Wed, 29 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT Peter Rutten Asia/Pacific Tablet Market Grew Slightly in 2022, Upcoming Shrink in 2023 Forecasted as Demand Slows Post-Pandemic SINGAPORE, March 29, 2023 – The tablet market in Asia/Pacific (including Japan and China) region posted a 1.5% year-over-year (YoY) growth in 2022, reaching 57.8M units, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC ) Quarterly Personal Computing Devices Tracker . Tablet shipments are expected to decline by 11.5% in 2023 as demand slowed after the pandemic. Consumer shipments grew by 4.5% in 2022, totaling 45.4M units. Tracker Press Release Tue, 28 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT Can your PCs deliver the end-user experience, manageability, and security you need now and in the future? <P>On March 23, 2023, Intel introduced its new Intel vPro® platform powered by its 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. With generational advancements in end-user productivity, end-user experience, and security, and expansion in its security ecosystem partners, Intel is building the foundation for layered security orchestrated between hardware and software.</P> IDC Link Tue, 28 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT Michael Suby HPE Aruba Networking, Azure, and reelyActive Push to Redefine IoT Best-Practices Through Streamlined and Swifter Edge to Cloud Data Flow IDC Link Tue, 28 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT Patrick Filkins, Olga Yashkova Lenovo Launches Premier Support Plus for Organizations Supporting Extensive Hybrid Workforces <P>Last week Lenovo introduced Premier Support Plus, an expanded support offering that builds on Lenovo Premier Support for organizations that are looking for robust preventive support capabilities paired with fast access to help when needed. IDC believes offerings like Lenovo Premier Support Plus are well positioned for IT organizations managing a complex digital business across today's increasingly hybrid remote workforce.</P> IDC Link Tue, 28 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT Elaina Stergiades, Rob Brothers Malaysia’s Hardcopy Peripherals Market Sees a Year over Year Decline of 8.9% in 4Q22 Despite Surge in Government Purchasing, Says IDC KUALA LUMPUR, March 29, 2023 – According to the International Data Corporation ’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker  – including inkjet, laser, and serial dot matrix (SDM), the overall 4Q22 market recorded a 8.9% year over year (YoY) decline and saw minimal change quarter over quarter (QoQ). Commercial demand sees a slowdown, however, it remains robust following healthy domestic business activity. Government purchases in the A3 laser copier segment surged ahead of the Malaysian General Elections as ministries sought to utilize budgets ahead of the forming of a new administration. Vendors have begun sharply reducing shipments following a weak home-printer segment that has yet to recover. Tracker Press Release Tue, 28 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT Worldwide Business Use Tablet Forecast, 2023–2027 <P>This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for worldwide business use tablet shipments by operating system and user type (consumer, individual liable, and corporate liable). It is part of IDC's continuing research with respect to mobile devices. Findings in this document are based on information gathered from primary and secondary sources during the past six months.</P><P>"The unique global market conditions (both social and economic) of the past two years presented a target rich environment for broad and strategic business use tablet deployments alike," says Bryan Bassett, research manager, IDC's Enterprise Mobility: Workspace and Deployment Strategies program. "With immediate demand for new hardware now largely fulfilled, business use tablet deployments are expected to slow through 2027 as device life cycles increase, and IT departments reprioritize mobility software spending."</P> Market Forecast Tue, 28 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT Bryan Bassett Worldwide Hard Disk Drive Market Shares, 2022: Enterprise Segment More Critical than Ever to Share Growth <P>This IDC study reviews the worldwide HDD vendor market shares for 2022.</P><P>"Worldwide HDD industry revenue declined by 23.4% in 2022 due to primarily elevated inventories at cloud service providers and OEMs as a result of COVID-19-related safety stock inventory building," according to Ed Burns, research director for Hard Disk Drive and Storage Technologies. "Revenue shares did shift, with Western Digital gaining share, Seagate slightly increasing its share, and Toshiba losing share."</P> Market Share Tue, 28 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT Edward Burns Worldwide PC Market Shares, 2022 and 4Q22: -16.6% Marks Worst Annual Contraction Recorded <P>This IDC study presents the worldwide PC market shares for 2022 and 4Q22.</P><P>"Deteriorating macros and inventory excess made 2022 a tough year for the PC industry," states Linn Huang, IDC research vice president, Devices and Displays. "So far in 2023, macros continue to deteriorate while inventory remains hefty."</P> Market Share Tue, 28 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT Linn Huang