#Gartner

Gartner identifies four trends driving near-term AI innovation

Responsible AI, small and wide data, operationalisation and efficient resource use will be key to scaling AI initiatives

SMARTPHONE

Global smartphone sales grew 10.8% in second quarter of 2021: Gartner

Xiaomi moved into the second spot; Apple dropped to third

Global government IT spending to grow 6.5% in 2022: Gartner

Software spending to maintain double-digit growth in 2022

Artificial Intelligence

Gartner identifies key emerging technologies spurring innovation

NFT, quantum ML, generative AI, homomorphic encryption and composable applications and networks among key technologies to watch

What every CISO needs to do in their first 100 days: Gartner

The CISO role is increasingly critical and often costly for organisations to hire for — which means you need to prove your worth quickly

Data Security cyberattacks

Trend Micro partners with Oregon systems to distribute OT security in the region

Partnership covers distribution and implementation of rend Micro OT security solutions in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and Iraq

Public cloud

Four trends shaping the future of public cloud: Gartner

Global end-user spending on public cloud services expected to exceed $480bn next year

Gartner 5G

Gartner says worldwide 5G network infrastructure revenue to grow 39% in 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has spiked demand for optimised and ultrafast broadband connectivity to support work from home and bandwidth-hungry applications

Manufacturing

Gartner identifies top five business trends in manufacturing for 2021

Top trends include digital and product experience, data monetisation and ecosystem partnerships

Weaponised operational tech to harm or kill humans: Gartner

Organisations can reduce risk by implementing a security control framework

Microsoft data centre

Worldwide public cloud spending to grow 23% in 2021: Gartner

Cloud spending driven by emerging technologies becoming mainstream

Gartner says worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 10.4% in 2020

Intel retained its position as the No. 1 global semiconductor vendor by revenue in 2020

Global smartphone sales down 20% y-on-y in Q1 2020

Nearly all the major phone manufacturers, except Xiaomi, recorded declining sales