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Canalys: Infrastructure shipment growth finally slowing
“Vendors have become accustomed to high double-digit percentage growth rates over the last 18 months,” however, shipment numbers are starting to fall.
Cybersecurity market increasingly competitive as public cloud segment grows
Cybersecurity solutions for public cloud and ‘as a service’ offerings are continuing to grow, however traditional hardware and software deployments still dominate the market.
Canalys: 5G smartphones will overtake 4G by 2023
Asia Pacific will account for 17.4% of the 800 million 5G smartphone shipments globally in 2023.
Canalys’ top picks for Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix 2019
The matrix is based on unique feedback from channel partners via the Candefero channels community, combined with Canalys quarterly shipment estimates and analyst insight.
Canalys: Enterprise cloud market up 42% this quarter
AWS has made the biggest gains up US$2.3 billion, while Google keeps it spot as fastest growing at 81% year on year.
The world loves smart speakers - and China leads the way
People across the world love their smart speakers – and we have AI assistants like Amazon Alexa to thank for the revolution.
Canalys: Google, Alibaba Cloud fastest growing providers
The Cloud Wars continue as Alibaba and Google stake claims in a market that will see spending hit US$143 billion next year, driven by the channel.
Network security providers dominate cybersecurity - Canalys
Cisco, Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet, all with a strong focus on network security products, outperformed the market, recording strong double-digit growth.
Cybersecurity spend tops $37b, but still only a fraction of IT investment
As spend continues to increase, cybersecurity only represents 2% of total IT expenditure, even as organisations increase protection against malicious threats and keep in line with data compliance regulations.
Canalys: Not all doom and gloom for PC market
Pockets of growth, both in segments and geography, will persist, particularly in Asia Pacific, one of two regions to avoid shipment declines in 2019.
2018 cloud infrastructure spend exceeds US$80b
According to Canalys, spending grew by 46% in 4Q18 and AWS maintained dominance with nearly a third of the total.
Channel partners growing in importance for cloud services
Canalys analysts say the huge growth in cloud services will be of benefit to channel partners with a number of incentives.
AWS and Azure spending big bucks on data centres to get ahead
A new report from Canalys has revealed what the world’s two largest cloud providers have been up to – and they’ve certainly been busy.
The 2018 Canalys APAC Channels Forum keynote
There was a lot to unpack at the Canalys APAC Channels Forum keynote. This long-form piece tries to cover all the most relevant points for A/NZ.
Tensions between China and US causing cloud war
Ongoing trade tensions between China and the US are having a significant impact on the cloud service providers market.
Vendors beware: Nearly a 1/4 of partners say programmes ‘not important’
The IT vendor programme. A stalwart of the channel, but one that is seemingly beginning to hold less relevance as new research reveals.
Canalys: 187% smart speaker growth driven by Chinese offerings
While Google and Amazon still lead the way, it seems the smart speaker market is no exception to the steady rise of Chinese tech.
Huawei takes out Apple to claim number two spot in Q218
With a 41% year on year growth, compared to Apple’s 1%, Huawei is now second only to Samsung in the number of shipments this quarter.
Exclusive - Ruckus ready to shake up A/NZ networking market
Ruckus is no longer just wifi and is ready to take on the incumbents. Three business leaders explain how A/NZ partners can gain from this growth.
Battle in the cloud: AWS still on top but Google is starting to flex
“The opportunity is in professional services, in terms of consulting, integration and ongoing managed services.”
Apple watch shipments up 30% YoY with boost from LTE in APAC
Apple Watch shipments to Asia alone surpassed 250,000 units, with the LTE version accounting for about 60%.
Canalys: Smart speaker installed base market to hit 2018 milestone
"These deployments are a major opportunity for the IT channel to develop solutions and provide technical skills and services that customers may lack.”
Google beats Amazon to first place in smart speaker war
Smart speakers continue to be the world’s fastest-growing consumer technology segment.
Stability on the horizon for the global PC and tablet market, according to Canalys
The industry analyst says the market will experience its smallest decline in four years.