rssmobility 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 Worldwide Shipments for Foldable Phones Forecast to Reach 48.1 Million Units with a Market Value of $42 Billion in 2027, According to IDC A new IDC forecast projects worldwide foldable phone shipments will reach 48.1 million units in 2027 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.6% from 2022 to 2027. Research Press Release Wed, 29 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 Mobile Phone Forecast, 2023–2027 <P>This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for mobile phone shipments worldwide by device type. The worldwide mobile phone market will reach 1,403.0 million units shipped in 2023, down 2.4% from the 1,437.0 million units shipped in 2022. From there, total mobile phone shipments will grow to 1,516.6 million units worldwide by 2027, resulting in a CAGR of 1.1% from 2022 to 2027.</P><P>"The 2.4% decline in 2023 will feel more like a recovery than a drop coming off the painful 13.2% decline we witnessed in 2022," said Anthony Scarsella, research manager with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. "This year will be the year of two halves as the first and second quarters will bring more pain than joy, with units dropping 9.3% from 1H22. However, in the second half of 2023, we will see a nice turnaround with 4.6% growth as new flagships and holiday sales will help drive the growth."</P> Market Forecast Tue, 28 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT Anthony Scarsella Worldwide Video Platforms Software Market Shares, 2021: 1H22 Update <P>This IDC study contains vendor shares for the video platforms software market for 2019–2021. It includes commentary on market growth and emerging trends, and it provides actionable advice for technology suppliers.</P><P>"The video platforms software market grew steadily at 22.0% in 2021," said Marci Maddox, research vice president for Persuasive Content and Digital Experience Strategies at IDC. "The need to publish video for both external and internal use cases continues to drive growth in this market."</P> Market Share Tue, 28 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT Marci Maddox IDC Market Glance: Connected Health, 1Q23 <P>This IDC Market Glance provides a look at the current makeup of the connected health landscape, illustrates who some of the major players are, and depicts the segments and structure of the market.</P><P>"The continued shift to digital-first healthcare and hybrid work underscores the need for connected health technologies, states Lynne A. Dunbrack, group vice president, IDC Health Insights. "Initiatives such as care anywhere and hospital at home are drivers for investing in connected remote health monitoring devices and services."</P> Market Presentation Mon, 27 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT Lynne Dunbrack, Nikola Ristivojevich The Convergence of Networking and Security in Europe <P>This IDC Market Perspective looks at the emerging convergence of networking and security. IDC research shows that enterprise network operators are increasingly looking toward their networking vendors for security solutions. In addition to the potential efficiencies of converging networking and security, there is also the potential to significantly reduce capital investment and operational costs.</P><P>"Just as European networking users are leading the way in adopting managed network services, there is also a rising trend in adopting integrated networking and security," said Len Padilla, senior research director, European Networking and Life-Cycle Services. "As this trend continues to grow in adoption, vendors and network service providers should take note and promote products, systems, and services with converged networking and security at their core."</P> Market Perspective Mon, 27 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT Len Padilla Worldwide Foldable Phone Forecast, 2023–2027 <P>This IDC study presents our updated five-year forecast for foldable phone shipments worldwide. The worldwide foldable phone market will reach 21.4 million foldable phones in 2023, up 50.5% from the 14.2 million units shipped in 2022. Total foldable shipments worldwide will reach 48.1 million units by 2027, resulting in a CAGR of 27.6% for 2022–2027.</P><P>"The foldable phone market finished slightly higher than previously forecast as consumers start to embrace the new form factor," said Anthony Scarsella, research manager with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. "A 10% decline in ASP helped the market grow 75.5% in 2022, as foldable devices became more affordable in numerous markets. With new vendors and models joining the race this year, we expect the foldable market to be the one bright spot in 2023 with 50.5% growth, while the total smartphone market contracts 1.1%." </P><P>"A plethora of new models from current and new vendors hitting the market later this year can only reiterate the recent success and increased demand we are currently witnessing in the market," said Nabila Popal, research director with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. "Foldables were a key focal point at Mobile World Congress this year as vendors were eager to show off new models and concept devices. With the smartphone market declining over 11% last year, consumers need new motivation to go out and upgrade to something that can wow them. Foldable devices currently bring that "wow factor," I believe they will continue to grab more headlines and outperform non-foldable smartphones over the next five years." </P> Market Forecast Mon, 27 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT Anthony Scarsella, Nabila Popal IDC's Worldwide Global DataSphere Taxonomy, 2023 <P>This IDC study defines and provides a framework for analyzing the worldwide creation, capture, replication, and consumption of data.</P><P>"The volume and variety of data in IDC's Global DataSphere continues to expand," according to John Rydning, research vice president, Global DataSphere at IDC. "This taxonomy provides the definitions and segmentations that are used as a framework for analyzing and understanding the volume of data created, captured, replicated, and consumed each year."</P> Taxonomy Fri, 24 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT John Rydning 中国工业边缘市场分析——技术供给市场分析与展望 <P>随着数据量的持续增长,数据全部传到云端进行处理已经难以满足日益广泛的行业数字化需求,大量数据未来将在边缘进行处理,边缘计算正成为重要趋势。其中,IoT和工业现场涉及大量数据采集和处理需要在边缘完成,在边缘的应用中占据重要比重。</P><P>报告分析了驱动工业边缘的4条主线:边缘智能、物联管控、软件定义工控和5G专网,从背景需求、用户场景、技术产品、供给市场、趋势与展望等多方面,对工业边缘的现状及未来发展进行了分析。报告共分为3个部分,分别从市场驱动力和构成、用户应用和部署、技术供给市场分析与展望3个方面进行了分析。本部分内容主要分析其中技术供给市场和展望部分。</P><P>从研究结果看,工业边缘整体尚处于起步阶段,在很多方向形成了一些典型试点应用,也形成了一些新兴产品,IT和OT领域各类厂商都在抓住机遇积极布局。IDC预计,到2026年,中国工业企业在边缘侧的支出将达到658.2亿元。其中工业边缘的4个方向形成的增量市场2021年市场47.2亿元,并将在2026年达到89.1亿元。</P><P>“随着工业互联网的应用深入,边云协同将成为未来工业企业实现生产全面数字化和智能化的重要基础。工业边缘目前沿着边缘智能、物联管控、软件定义工控和5G专网4条主线发展,方兴未艾,各类厂商都在抓住机遇积极布局。”IDC中国研究经理崔粲表示。</P> IDC Perspective Fri, 24 Mar 2023 04:00:00 GMT Yuri Cui, Kai Cui