VR/AR headset sales to reach 100 million by 2021, says IDC

Sales of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets are estimated to reach 100 million by 2021, a tenfold improvement on the 10 million shipments recorded last year. That the forecast from research firm IDC, which said VR headsets that use smartphones, like Samsung’s Gear VR and Google’s Daydream VR, are currently the most […]

IoT spending to reach $1.3 trillion by 2020 on hardware investment

New research sees Internet of Things (IoT) spending growing by nearly 16% by 2020 driven by hardware investments, primarily by manufacturers. The Journal reported on the release of the “Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide” by International Data Corp.(IDC). The IDC report found that IoT spending will reach $1.29 trillion worldwide by 2020, representing […]

Study shows cities getting smarter in 2017, but data use gets dumber

In its 2017 predictions, International Data Corp. (IDC) sees smart city activity and open data projects accelerating, though urban leaders will remain poorly equipped to harness the new data potential. The market research firm recently released its report IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Smart Cities 2017 Predictions. Smart cities are expected to begin churning out staggering amounts […]

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Are big data analytics more important than the cloud?

Integration of big data and analytics is quickly becoming a top priority for businesses, according to IDC Australia, while cloud integration or migration is seeing less enthusiasm. The report focused on Australian businesses, who are still investing heavily into cloud computing. But according to Sally Parker, IDC Australia research director, “cloud is at the foundation […]

Connected cars need to play well with smart cities

As autonomous vehicles and smart city investments continue their blistering growth, experts say it’s vital that these two connected juggernauts work in better synchronicity. An article by IT Online discusses recent findings by the International Data Corporation (IDC) its report “Collaboration Between Automotive OEMs and City Leaders for Implementing Connected Car and Smart City Solutions.” […]

Canadian IoT market is the new killing it

Canadian business is implementing Internet of Things (IoT) technology faster than expected in order to cut costs and boost productivity. BetaKit’s article covered the recent IDC report “The Internet of Things: Get Ready to Embrace Its Impact on the Digital Economy.” It found that Canadian adoption of IoT was running at more rapid rates than […]