Gartner Says PC Market in Western Europe Declined 11.7 Per Cent in the Fourth Quarter of 2012

France Saw Strongest PC Decline of the Three Major Countries in Western Europe in Fourth Quarter of 2012

PCs Will Continue to Be Marginalised

Egham, UK, 14th February 2013 — PC shipments in Western Europe totalled 15.3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012, a decline of 11.7 per cent compared with the same period in 2011, according to Gartner, Inc. In 2012, PC shipments reached 58 million units, a decrease of 8.4 per cent from 2011.

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Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 8 Per Cent in Third Quarter of 2012 as the Market Prepares for the Launch of Windows 8

Lenovo Takes Slight Lead Over HP for No. 1 Global Position

EMEA PC Market Experienced Biggest Decline in Four Years

STAMFORD, Conn., October 11, 2012 — Worldwide PC shipments totalled 87.5 million units in the third quarter of 2012, a decline of 8.3 per cent compared with the third quarter of 2011, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc.

"A continuing slowdown in consumer PC shipments played a big part in the overall PC market decline," said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner. "The third quarter was also a transitional quarter before Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system release, so shipments were less vigorous as vendors and their channel partners liquidated inventory.

Worldwide PC Shipments in 2011

Gartner вважає, що світові поставки ПК в четвертому кварталі 2011 року зменшилися на 1,4 відсотка; за підсумками 2011 поставки збільшилися на 0,5 відсотка

Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments in Fourth Quarter of 2011 Declined 1.4 Per Cent; Year-End Shipments Increased 0.5 Per Cent

Healthy Professional PC and Emerging Market Growth Couldn’t Compensate for Weak Holiday Consumer PC Demand

STAMFORD, Conn., January 11, 2012 — After two quarters of positive growth, worldwide PC shipments totalled 92.2 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011, a 1.4 per cent decline from the fourth quarter of 2010, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. These figures were in line with Gartner’s earlier forecast of a 1 per cent decline for the fourth quarter of 2011.

Gartner Says Semiconductor Equipment Spending on Pace to Grow 122 Per Cent in 2010

STAMFORD, Conn. September 13 10, 2010 — Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending is projected to approach $36.9 billion in 2010, a 122.1 per cent increase from 2009 spending of $16.6 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. In 2011, semiconductor capital equipment spending will grow 4.9 per cent.

"The strong semiconductor growth in 2010 has driven semiconductor capital growth to all-time highs," said Klaus Rinnen, managing vice president at Gartner. "Capital expenditure (capex) is above 95 per cent due to strong spending by the foundry and logic segments, along with a technology upgrade for the memory manufacturers. In 2011, capex growth is expected to slow to 10 per cent, because a slowing economy will negatively impact electronic and semiconductor sales."

"Companies should prepare their manufacturing plan for a softer 2011, when equipment purchases will focus more on capacity than technology equipment," Mr Rinnen said. "Companies should also prepare business plans for the next equipment down cycle, starting in late 2012, because memory companies will have overinvested, thus generating excess equipment."

All segments of the semiconductor capital equipment market will experience exceptionally strong growth in 2010, and all of these segments will continue to experience growth through 2012 (see Table 1).

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AMR Research Announces Inaugural Supply Chain Executive Conference 2010 in Europe

13-14 September, Lancaster London Hotel, London, UK

Egham, UK, 18 June, 2010 — AMR Research, a Gartner, Inc. company, today announced its Supply Chain Executive Conference 2010, to be held in London at the Lancaster London hotel on 13-14 September.

At the conference, AMR Research analysts will outline how leading organisations have succeeded and chart a road map for supply chain excellence. This will include showcasing proven best practices in acquiring and maintaining talent, building efficient business processes and getting value from supporting technology investments.

Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile PC Shipments Grew 43 Per Cent in First Quarter of 2010

Mobile PC Market Experiences Strongest Growth Rate in Eight Years

STAMFORD, Conn., May 25, 2010 — Worldwide mobile PC shipments totalled 49.4 million units in the first quarter of 2010, a 43.4 per cent increase from the first quarter of 2009, according to final results by Gartner, Inc. This year-over-year growth is the highest the mobile PC market has experienced in eight years and represents about $36 billion in end-user spending.

Table 1
Worldwide Mobile PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 1Q10 (Thousands of Units)

1Q10 Shipments
1Q10 Market Share (%)
1Q09 Shipments
1Q09 Market Share (%)
1Q09-1Q10 Growth (%)

Source: Gartner (May 2010)

Gartner estimates that there are about 500 million mobile PCs currently in use worldwide. Products from adjacent categories, such as smartphones and media tablets (Apple's iPad), offer messaging and web access, which are challenging the key applications for PCs. While Gartner does not see these products as a direct replacement for mobile PCs, analysts are closely monitoring how consumers and businesses are using them. The top applications that are downloaded will tell a lot about how these devices could displace some mobile PC sales in the future.

Gartner Predicts that Open-Source Business Intelligence Tools Production Deployments Will Grow Five-Fold through 2012

Future of BI to Be Discussed at Gartner Business Intelligence Summit 2010 in London

Egham, UK, 9 December, 2009 — Once the preserve of cash-strapped organisations, open-source business intelligence (BI) tools are becoming a mainstream deployment option for all kinds of BI usage, according to Gartner, Inc.

Gartner analysts said that while functionality is not yet on a par with large commercial platforms and is still rarely seen as an business-wide BI standard, open-source BI tool deployment is growing solidly.

“Open-source BI has seen an interesting adoption pattern over the last few years,” said Andreas Bitterer, research vice president at Gartner. “Hardly any organisation looked at open-source BI until 2004, let alone deployed it to a significant number of users, but this submarket had developed nicely, having developed consistent growth rates over the last few years.”

Although the average size deal for an open-source BI contract remains approximately $30,000 for a yearly subscription, some contracts repeatedly exceed $500,000 for a multiyear support subscription, which is in the same ballpark as many commercial counterparts.

Gartner Says Citizen Developers Will Build at Least 25 Per Cent of New Business Applications by 2014

Analysts Examine the Rise of the Citizen Developer During Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, 2-5 November in Cannes

Orlando, Fla., October 22, 2009 — By 2014, citizen developers will build at least 25 per cent of new business applications, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner said that this advance should both enable end users and free up IT resources. However, analysts warned that IT organisations that fail to capitalise on the opportunities that citizen development presents will find themselves unable to respond to rapidly changing market forces and customer preferences.

Gartner defines a citizen developer as a user operating outside of the scope of enterprise IT and its governance who creates new business applications for consumption by others either from scratch or by composition.

"Future citizen-developed applications will leverage IT investments below the surface, allowing IT to focus on deeper architectural concerns, while end users focus on wiring together services into business processes and workflows," said Eric Knipp, senior research analyst at Gartner. "Furthermore, citizen development introduces the opportunity for end users to address projects that IT has never had time to get to - a vast expanse of departmental and situational projects that have lain beneath the surface."

Gartner Outlines Seven Practical Ways to Save Costs in the Data Centre

Key Issues for Data Centre Professionals to Be Discussed at Gartner Data Center Summits 5-6 October in London and 1-4 December in Las Vegas

STAMFORD, Conn., June 11, 2009 — In the face of organisational budgetary cuts, there are seven effective ways organisations can reduce costs in the data centre during a 12- to 18-month period, according to Gartner, Inc.

"While responding to contracting budgets, IT managers are expected to deliver an ever-increasing level of service to users, and many are charged with showing tangible financial savings as part of cost-cutting measures," said Rakesh Kumar, research vice president at Gartner. "Significant savings can be made in the data centre. For example, removing a single x86 server will result in savings of more than $400 a year in energy costs alone."

Gartner has identified seven important ways to cut data centre costs:

1. Rationalise the Hardware

Hardware rationalisation will result in savings in several areas. First, it will help with asset and inventory management and provide a clear picture of the boxes that are being used effectively and those that are not. Second, server rationalisation should lower maintenance and support charges. Third, server rationalisation will lower energy costs, typically more than $400 per server, per year. Finally, hardware rationalisation projects usually yield savings of 5 per cent to 10 per cent of the overall hardware costs, when measured post project.

2. Consolidate Data Centre Sites

Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales Declined 9.4 Per Cent and Smartphones Grew 12.7 Per Cent in First Quarter of 2009

Inventory Destocking Adds 25 Million Units to Sell-In

Egham, U.K., 20 May 2009 — Worldwide mobile phone sales totalled 269.1 million units in the first quarter of 2009, a 9.4 per cent decrease from the first quarter of 2008, according to Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales surpassed 36.4 million units, a 12.7 per cent increase from the same period last year.

“There were some signs of a recovery in markets such as North America and China, but overall sales in the first quarter of 2009 registered the biggest quarter-on-quarter contraction since Gartner began monitoring the market on a quarterly basis in 2001,” said Carolina Milanesi, research director for mobile devices at Gartner, based in Egham, UK. “This was also the first time the market contracted year over year during the first quarter, a period traditionally helped by strong seasonality in the Asia/Pacific market.”

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Gartner Highlights Top 5 Tips for Cost Cutting in E-Commerce Without Losing Customer Loyalty

Stamford, Conn., May 11, 2009 – IT organisations responsible for e-commerce are challenged in 2009 to improve online customer experiences to make up for closed locations and lost sales personnel, while cutting IT expenditures by 5-25 per cent, according to Gartner, Inc.

Gartner has identified five tips in which IT leaders in charge of e-commerce operations can meet this challenge in this year’s tough economic climate. Gartner has also provided associated savings estimates for large businesses with e-commerce budgets of more than $1 million for software and services, and for small businesses with budgets of less than $1 million.

Tip 1 – Use off-the-shelf products, not custom development, for commodity functions

By eliminating custom-development efforts for commodity functions (such as shopping cart management, search, product merchandising and management) and replacing these with commercial, off-the shelf, or open-source e-commerce applications, Gartner estimates that large businesses can save 35 per cent of ongoing maintenance and licence costs, and small businesses can save 25 per cent of these costs in 2009, and 20 per cent in the future. The one-time cost to implement this strategy is $250,000 to $350,000 in software, on average, with a one-time cost for implementation services.

“Except for market leaders, such as Amazon and eBay, custom development is likely to be a waste of effort and money because it supports functions that do not enable a differentiated online customer experience,” said Gene Alvarez, research vice president at Gartner. “For example, a developer who supports a commodity function, such as shopping cart management, would be better to develop rich internet shopping capabilities or improve site design for search engine optimisation so that the site can rank higher in a Google-based search.”

SaaS - загальносвітові доходи в 2009 виростуть на 22%, вважає Gartner

Gartner says Worldwide SaaS Revenue to Grow 22 Per Cent in 2009

Stamford, Conn., May 7, 2009 — The market for software as a service (SaaS) is forecast to reach $9.6 billion in 2009, a 21.9 per cent increase from 2008 revenue of $6.6 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. The market will show consistent growth through 2013 when worldwide SaaS revenue will total $16 billion for the enterprise application markets.

"The adoption of SaaS continues to grow and evolve within the enterprise application markets as tighter capital budgets in the current economic environment demand leaner alternatives, popularity increases, and interest for platform as a service and cloud computing grows,” said Sharon Mertz, research director at Gartner.

“Adoption of the on-demand deployment model has grown for nearly a decade, but its popularity has increased significantly within the last five years,” Ms Mertz said. “Initial concerns about security response time and service availability have diminished for many organisations. As SaaS business and computing models have matured, adoption has become more widespread.”

SaaS adoption varies between and within markets. Although usage is expanding, growth remains most significant in areas characterised by horizontal applications with common processes, among distributed virtual workforce teams, and within Web 2.0 initiatives.

Office suites and digital content creation (DCC) remain the fastest-growing markets for SaaS. Office suites are projected to total $512 million in 2009, up from $136 million in 2008, while DCC is forecast to total $126 million in 2009, up from $70 million in 2008. The content, communications and collaboration (CCC) market continues to show the widest disparity of SaaS revenue across market segments, generating $2.5 billion in 2009, up from $2.16 billion in 2008 (see Table 1).

Table 1

Інструменти для інтеграції даних - раціоналізація дозволяє економити більше $500,000 на рік

Gartner Says Organisations Can Save More Than $500,000 Per Year by Rationalising Data Integration Tools

Overlap Creates Excessive Software Licensing, Maintenance, and Skills Costs

Egham, UK, 22 April 2009 — Organisations that have implemented substantial data integration architectures can save more than $500,000 annually by rationalising tools in the short term and adopting a shared-services model in the longer term, according to Gartner, Inc. Deployment of multiple and functionally overlapping data integration tools creates excessive cost in terms of software licensing, maintenance, and skills of up to $250,000 per tool annually.

“Organisations often purchase and implement new data integration tools in a fragmented way without considering extending investments already made in other parts of the business, resulting in multiple tools from various vendors,” said Ted Friedman, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “The first step is for IT teams focused on data integration to save money by rationalising tools. Further, there is a greater longer-term opportunity to substantially reduce costs and increase efficiency and quality by moving to a shared-services model for the associated skills and computing infrastructure.”

As organisations in all industries continue to focus heavily on cost optimisation, various aspects of IT represent potential for removing cost. The imperative to increase efficiency, combined with the historically fragmented and tactical approach to data integration that is commonplace in most businesses, is now driving organisations to rethink how they have approached this discipline.

Gartner recommends that organisations consider executing three elements of rationalisation in the short term:

1. Rationalise Data Integration Tools

Електронна пошта - 1/5 комерційного ринку до кінця 2012 буде "у хмарі"

Gartner Says 20 Per Cent of Commercial E-Mail Market Will Be Using a SaaS Platform By the End of 2012

Stamford, Conn., April 7, 2009 — The Software as a Service (SaaS) model for e-mail solutions is proving attractive for many customers and will represent 20 per cent of the commercial e-mail market by the end of 2012, according to Gartner, Inc. In 2007, the SaaS e-mail market represented 1 per cent of the commercial e-mail market.

Gartner analysts said that the impact of the SaaS model for e-mail will have direct and material consequences for traditional third-party product vendors, effectively cutting the addressable market for traditional third-party applications by one-fifth. However, by 2012, the move to the SaaS model for e-mail will create opportunities for new third-party applications.

“The lost opportunity to the traditional third-party market may be more than 20 per cent because the earliest adopters of the e-mail SaaS model are small or midsize businesses (SMBs), which can represent up to 40 per cent of the market when measured by the number of companies which are likely prospects,” said Matt Cain, research vice president at Gartner. “However, SMBs are less likely to buy third-party tools compared to larger organisations.”

According to Gartner, there are four general categories within the third-party community for e-mail services that will be affected to a greater or lesser extent by the move to the SaaS model for e-mail.

Applications Core to Running Premises-Based E-mail

Examples include disaster recovery, reporting, backup, spam and virus filtering. In this case, the need for most third-party management applications goes away in a SaaS deployment as the vendor provides all core level two and three help desk duties, supplies all required services for redundancy and recovery, provides all reporting options, performs all version upgrade functions, and protects the perimeter with its own spam and virus filters.

Gartner Fact Checks the Five Most-Common SaaS Assumptions

Analysts Warn Against Basing SaaS Deployment Decisions on Unproven Theories

STAMFORD, Conn., February 19, 2009 — The rise in popularity of the software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model has resulted in a number of assumptions about this emerging model, but it has been difficult for many companies to separate truth from fiction, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner analysts have examined the top-five assumptions to provide a bit of a reality check on the state of the SaaS industry.

“In recent years there has been a great deal of hype around SaaS,” said Robert DeSisto, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “As a result, a great number of assumptions have been made by users, some positive, some negative, and some more accurate than others. The concern is that some companies are actually deploying SaaS solutions, based on these false assumptions.”

Gartner has taken the top-five assumptions that users make and provided a fact check on their accuracy.

Assumption 1 — SaaS is less expensive than on-premises software.

Fact Check: True during the first two years but may not be for a five-year TCO. SaaS applications will have lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for the first two years because SaaS applications do not require large capital investment for licenses or support infrastructure. However, in the third year and beyond, an on-premises deployment can become less expensive from an accounting perspective as the capital assets used for the on-premises deployment depreciate.

Assumption 2 — SaaS is faster to implement than on-premises software.