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2009-06-01 07:00:00

Splunk Technology Leadership and Approach Gains Further Validation From Industry Experts SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Splunk, the IT Search company, today announced that Splunk CTO, and co-founder, Erik Swan has been named as a recipient of the prestigious IDG InfoWorld CTO 25 Awards, an annual award that honors senior IT executives, like Swan, who demonstrate leadership within their companies and in the IT community. The honor further demonstrates the company's commitment to...

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2009-05-29 08:15:00

Worldwide server sales dropped nearly 25 percent in the first three months of 2009, versus sales from 2008, announced the market research firm IDC. Global sales totaled $9.9 billion, IDC said, the smallest amount in 12 years. Dell was hurt the worst, with server revenue plummeting 31.2%. IDC said that although they anticipate the situation to persist, they predict a little recovery by 2010. "Market conditions worsened in all geographic regions during the first quarter as customers of...

2009-05-12 00:00:00

New study reveals extent of PC software piracy worldwide WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governments and software companies are making progress in slowing the illegal use of personal computer (PC) software products, but progress has stalled in the United States, posing serious challenges to the high tech sector and cyber security. These are among the findings of the Sixth Annual BSA-IDC Global Software Piracy Study released today by the Business Software Alliance (BSA). The...

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2009-02-26 09:30:04

Industry tracker IDC announced Wednesday, they have reduced their prediction of global expenditure on information technology, as they anticipate that the figures will only rise half percent from the economic disarray. IDC did not commit to a November prediction that IT spending worldwide would increase 2.6 percent in 2009 and additionally noted that if exchange rate trends continue US technology exporters will have a financial beat down. "The sharp economic downturn which began in 2007 is now...

2009-02-19 05:01:00

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- IDG's DEMO conference, the world-renowned launch platform for some of the most notable emerging technologies introduced over the past two decades, announced today that Chris Shipley, DEMO Executive Producer for the past 13 years, will step down following the DEMOfall event this September. IDG has forged a strong strategic alliance with her hand-picked successor, Matt Marshall, founder and CEO of VentureBeat, who will share the stage with Shipley...

2009-02-03 09:00:00

TORONTO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ - Leading analyst firm IDC has profiled BoardSuite Corp. a secure on-demand Board portal, in its recent Private Vendor Watchlist report. The IDC report outlines BoardSuite's focus on Board portal solutions for the worldwide market. Directors, Officers, and Board Members of SME, Not-For-Profits, and Public companies face an increasing number of competing challenges: they have limited time and resources to spend on regulatory compliance, yet they are under pressure...

2009-01-15 07:58:00

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Financial Insights, one of the world's leading providers of independent research, custom consulting and advisory services within the financial services community, recently presented Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) with the Best Market Solution award at the IDC Financial Technology Insight Summit in Jacksonville, Fla. The second annual summit, focused on new technologies and best practices in global banking, is produced by PPM Media...

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2009-01-15 08:10:36

A worldwide financial crisis means global shipments of personal computers are declining for the first time in six years. Technology research group, IDC, said worldwide shipments slipped 0.4 percent from the October-December quarter in 2007. In the U.S., PC shipments sank 3.5 percent from a year ago. "Despite market optimism early in the fourth quarter, the pace at which the economic environment unraveled and the extent to which PC purchases were affected was faster than anticipated," the...

2008-12-10 08:00:00

OTTAWA, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ - The International Data Company (IDC) published a study this week profiling 10 companies worth watching in the New Media space, including dna13, an Ottawa-based public relations software firm. dna13 was selected from a wide pool of Canadian companies tracked by IDC based on marketing strategy, corporate strategy, technology strategy, support/funding and success to date. According to Krista Napier, Analyst for Canadian ICT Innovation at IDC, "the growing use of...

2008-12-03 18:47:09

The global economic doldrums are forcing a sharp worldwide drop in demand for personal computers, a leading U.S. market research firm said Wednesday. IDC, based in Framingham, Mass., said it now projects worldwide shipments of PCs will rise just 3.8 percent in 2009, down from earlier projections of 13.7 percent growth. Total value of the computer units shipped are expected to fall by 5.3 percent, compared with earlier forecasts for a 4.5 percent growth in shipment value. IDC said it expects...


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  • A spider.
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