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IDC: IT Growth Shifts to Software, Cloud Services, Away From PCs, Servers

Global IT spending is on track for growth of 6% in 2012, slightly lower than 2011's 7% pace, IDC reports. Software, storage, enterprise network and mobile device market segments are all performing strongly, offsetting weaker performance in PCs, servers, peripherals and telecom provider equipment, as well as broader macroeconomic weakness, IDC states in a press release.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 11:00
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Do You Know What Cloud Is? Do You Really?

Fact...one out of five Americans reading this blog is pretending to know what the cloud is or how it works, according to a recent survey conducted by Wakefield Research. The survey highlights the significant disconnect between what Americans know, what they pretend to know, and what they actually do when it comes to cloud computing.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 09:15
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Report Confirms Importance of Triple-Play Bundles

The triple-play bundle plays an important role in the success of services penetration and its impact is accelerating, according to market research firm Digital TV Research. Findings from their most recent research on bundling found that triple-play subscriptions will reach 400 million globally by 2017, an increase of nearly 300 million from year-end 2011, and 380 million higher than 2007.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 12:00

Latest Research Highlights Drop in Video Subscriptions for Cable, Rise for IPTV

Representing some 94% of the market, the 13 largest providers of multi-channel video in the U.S. lost about 325,000 net additional video subscribers in 2Q 2012, according to the latest data from Leichtman Research Group (LRG). Though large by historical standards, 2Q's net decline was only about 1,500 more than the last decline of similar magnitude, which occurred in in 2Q 2011, according to LRG.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 10:00
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AT&T, Verizon, and TW telecom Lead All Ethernet Service Providers

Carriers are increasingly turning to Ethernet services to meet the growing demands for transport and business class services. AT&T, Verizon and tw telecom ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively on Vertical Systems Group's Mid-2012 U.S. Business Ethernet Leaderboard. CenturyLink, Cox, XO, Time Warner Cable and Level 3 rounded out Vertical Systems Group's top 8 U.S. business Ethernet service providers.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 10:30

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