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Survey says 85% of companies using Open Source software

Survey says 85% of companies using Open Source software

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According to the analysts at Gartner, a whooping 85% of some of the world's top companies are using Open Source software. And the remainder are planning on moving across within the next year. The findings come after a survey of 274 end-user organisations... >>

Gartner says mobile sales will increase 11% in 2008

Gartner says mobile sales will increase 11% in 2008

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Worldwide sales of mobile phones will reach 1.28 billion units in 2008, an 11% increase from last year, according to Gartner. In 2007, worldwide mobile phone sales reached 1.15 billion units. Worldwide mobile phone sales in the first quarter of 2008 reached... >>

Computer mouse facing extinction

Computer mouse facing extinction

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The humble computer mouse could soon be a rarity on desks around the world. According to industry experts, alternative technologies, including gesture, movement and facial recognition interfaces could see the mouse and mouse mat pushed into the past.... >>

Number of PCs worldwide hits one billion mark

Number of PCs worldwide hits one billion mark

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Gartner reports that the number of PCs worldwide has surpassed one billion units. The installed base of PCs is growing just under 12% annually which means if the same pace, the number of PCs in the world will surpass two billion units by early-2014. The... >>

Format war over by 2009

Format war over by 2009

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The format war will be over by the end of the year according to research firm Gartner, the Blu-ray Disc Association is proclaiming. According to Gartner's principal research analyst for Japan, Hiroyuki Shimizu, by the end of 2008 the Blu-ray disc format... >>

Global PC market is ours, says HP

Global PC market is ours, says HP

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Now is the time for corporate reports and market analysis, and two of the latest name Hewlett-Packard (HP) as king of the PC manufacturing market. HP had 18.8% of global PC unit shipments for 2007, according to results from Q4 of 2007, published by industry... >>

Two trillion texts to be sent in 2008

Two trillion texts to be sent in 2008

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Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 2.3 trillion messages will be sent worldwide in 2008, which apparently represents a 19.6% increase from the 2007 total of 1.9 trillion messages. Mobile messaging revenue across major markets will grow 15.7% in 2008 to $60.2... >>

Gartner analysts predict blogging will level off next year

Gartner analysts predict blogging will level off next year

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Analysts at Gartner have published their ten predictions for IT next year, and have determined that blogging will level off next year. Their research shows that at the moment there are around 200 million ex-bloggers worldwide, people who became disillusioned... >>

Dell should make Macs, say analysts

Dell should make Macs, say analysts

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Analyst house Gartner is courting controversy by saying that Apple should license its hardware business to Dell in order to gain a higher share in the computer market. In the report, entitled “Apple Should License the Mac to Dell”, Gartner says that... >>

Gartner says Windows Vista will be delayed

Gartner says Windows Vista will be delayed

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Microsoft latest operating system, Windows Vista is likely be delayed again by at least 3 months according to research group Gartner. The research note, released to clients on Monday, said the new Windows Vista operating system is too complex to be able... >>