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What’s new in the CRM CEC Magic Quadrant
Vendors added and upgraded, alongside the old reliables in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Customer Engagement Center.
Cloud and remote working solutions bolster UC market
“Cloud collaboration investments will buoy the UC market downturn as remote work initiatives spurred by the COVID-19 outbreak drive conferencing adoption and market growth.”
Cognizant named Leader in Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for public cloud infrastructure and managed services
"We believe this validates the priority we have placed on accelerating and executing on our cloud strategy."
Global smartphone sales decline 20% due to COVID-19, Samsung, Huawei see double-digit declines
“The coronavirus pandemic caused the global smartphone market to experience its worst decline ever."
Global device shipments to plummet by 13.6% in 2020
New research from Gartner indicates that mobile phones, tablets and PCs will see reduced shipments globally this year, due mostly to economic turmoil as a result of COVID-19.
SolarWinds Niche Player in app monitoring Magic Quadrant
Simplicity, visibility and solution synergy have put SolarWinds into the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring.
Gartner: Local IT spending to dip 6% in 2020
“Investments will be minimised and prioritised on operations that keep the business running.”
CrowdStrike top-rated in Peer Insights for endpoint protection
Has the highest rating among vendors in May 2020 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’ for Endpoint Detection and Response Solutions.
Gartner updates 2020 future of work trends for post-pandemic world
The post-pandemic world will bring workplace change in terms of health support, remote working, gig workers, and employee tracking.
Gartner: Top five areas CIOs can use AI to combat COVID-19
Gartner has identified five areas where artificial intelligence can improve decision making for government and healthcare CIOs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Businesses slow recruitment during COVID-19 uncertainty
“Recruiting leaders are caught between the sourcing and hiring plans that were initiated before the COVID-19 outbreak and the rise in uncertainty and social and economic instability."
Gartner: The eight actions CIOs must take to ensure financial survival during COVID-19
"Survival will depend on maintaining cash flows and income while continuing to be innovative with technology."
How to deploy SD-WAN while maintaining business continuity
Silver Peak enables businesses of all sizes to tailor their deployment strategy to suit their needs, and once deployed, enterprises can reap the benefits of a multiplier effect from ongoing cloud investments by delivering a no-compromise WAN transformation strategy.
Only 8% of CFOs are factoring in a 'second wave' of COVID-19 into plans
According to a Gartner survey released yesterday, only a small portion of CFOs have a second wave of COVID-19 outbreaks factored into their planning scenarios, while 42% of CFOs are not incorporating a second wave outbreak at all in their plans.
Huawei Cloud dominates the global IaaS market
Huawei Cloud is growing at a record rate, owing to rapid release of services and technology innovation, a growing customer base, and an increasing number of consulting and channel partners.
COVID-19: 51% of CFOs are preparing to lose up to 30% in revenue
The survey, which quizzed 145 CFOs and other senior finance leaders last week, also revealed that 28% of respondents believe the impact on their organization’s revenue could be higher than 30%.
Nutanix gains Customers’ Choice recognition for HCI
For the second consecutive year, Nutanix has been named a Gartner Peer Insight Customer’s Choice.
Cohesity Peer Insights choice for data centre backup
Recognised in Gartner’s first Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’ report for data centre backup and recovery solutions.
Nutanix HCI recognised in Gartner Customers' Choice accolade
“At a time when many organisations are struggling with the day-to-day realities of running a business remotely, we are continuing to focus on our customers by delivering an IT infrastructure that is invisible and automated."
54% of small-business CFOs to delay payments to vendors as COVID-19 impact hits
Gartner surveyed 192 CFOs of both large and small organisations last week on how they are coping with the financial implications of the pandemic, with the research suggesting almost all of them are taking implementing serious damage control policies.
74% of CFOs want staff to work from home permanently - Gartner
The report revealed that 74% CFOs and finance leaders intend to move at least 5% of their previously on-site workforce to permanently remote positions post-COVID 19.
SailPoint Peer Insights Choice for identity management
SailPoint is the only vendor to receive the ‘Customers’ Choice’ distinction in the Identity Governance and Administration segment.
NTT named as a Leader in IDC managed security services report
NTT Ltd has been named as a Leader in IDC’s Marketscape: Asia/Pacific Managed Security Services 2020 Vendor Assessment
InterSystems named Peer Insights Customers’ Choice
For the second time, InterSystems is a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Operational Database Management Systems.