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IDC Finds Large 31+ inch Screen Size Monitors Remain A Positive Spot Amid Overall Decline in PC Monitors for Third Consecutive Year in 2013

IDC PMS4colorversion 1 IDC Finds Large 31+ inch Screen Size Monitors Remain A Positive Spot Amid Overall Decline in PC Monitors for Third Consecutive Year in 2013

IDC Press Release

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – A decline in demand for PC desktops has led International Data Corporation (IDC) to lower its estimate of PC monitors shipped in the fourth quarter of 2012 (4Q12) to 36.3 million units, down from its previous forecast of 37.9 million units for the quarter. In the latest update of the Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, IDC also lowered its total shipment forecast for 2013 from 142.8 million units to 140.1 million units, which will represent a 6.0% year-on-year decline. By 2017, worldwide shipments are expected to drop further to 122.2 million units.

“Increased adoption of mobile devices as personal computing devices amid ongoing economic concerns in most regions of the world and consumer confusion around the Windows 8 operating system have led some consumers to skip buying a new PC desktop and monitor this past holiday season, and we expect to see decreased demand continuing for 2013,” said Jennifer Song, Research Analyst at IDC. “Samsung leads the worldwide market with 15% share, followed by Dell and HP at 12.7% and 10.8% shares, respectively. We expect Samsung’s dominance to continue for the year, helped by their leadership in LED backlight and TV tuner technologies. While the monitor market continues to contract, we do expect a refresh from expiring Windows XP operating system licenses in 2014 and growing demand from developing regions like Middle East & Africa to help increase monitor shipments and soften the decline. Additionally, the large monitor display segment above 31+ inches in screen size is expected to grow by 12.2% year on year in 2013 and to continue growing beyond that point in time.”

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Crain’s BtoB Announces Its Social Media Marketing Award Winners

Cisco Systems Wins Two awards; People’s Choice Online Voting Open Now

NEW YORK & FRAMINGHAM, MA – February 26, 2013–BtoB editors have selected 20 companies as winners or runners-up among 118 entries in BtoB’s fourth annual Social Media Marketing Awards program.

First-place honors go to the following 10 companies:

Integrated (technology): Adobe Systems; Integrated (non-technology): Aon;  Facebook: Emerson Climate Technologies; Twitter: GE Intelligent Platforms; LinkedIn: Dell Inc; Best Use of Pinterest: Constant Contact; Viral Video: Dun & Bradstreet; Mobile: Cisco Systems; Corporate Blog: Intel Corp.; and, Closed Community: Cisco Systems.

            Submissions were accepted last November into January 2013.  All the editors’ selections are online at http://bit.ly/13bx6vv, and will be reported on in the March 2013 BtoB print issue.  John Obrecht, editor of BtoB, said: “We’ve entered a new era of social marketing, The sophistication of programs has reached a new level as exemplified by our People’s Choice nominees.”

For the fourth consecutive year, IDG Communications is the Premier sponsor of the BtoB Social Media Marketing Awards.  “Marketers have come a long way since the first awards program where social might have been a small part of a campaign.  Now, marketers must include earned media exposure if they want to reach prospects who rely on social networks for information and purchase decisions,” said Matthew Yorke, president, IDG Global Solutions.  “We congratulate the winners and runners up who excelled in their use of social media marketing.”

 Online Voting for People’s Choice Awards Continues Through March 1
BtoB editors selected three entries from tech and non-tech categories for the People’s Choice awards.  Online voters can choose between tech entries: Adobe Systems:  “Metrics, Not Myths;” Deltek: “Connect More;” or, Dell: “LinkedIn Page.”  On the non-tech side the nominees are Aon: “Global Service Day;” New Cities Foundation: “DeusM Social Media Campaign;” or, Emerson Climate Technologies: “Painted Copeland Scroll Compressor Program.”

Online voting for the People’s Choice nominees is open until Friday, March 1 at 4 pm eastern.  Vote at http://bit.ly/URZPGs.

Awards Lunch at Digital Edge Live Conference
The People’s Choice awards, selected by online voters for tech and non-tech entries, will be announced on Wednesday, March 20 at the Nikko Hotel in San Francisco.  The category award honorees and runners-up will also be recognized at the lunch.

Speakers at the all day conference include executives from IBM, SAP, Intuit, Intel, Cisco Systems, USG, and IDC.

To register for the conference and awards lunch, please go to http://bit.ly/YU0Qe6

About BtoB
BtoB, a Crain Communications publication, is the magazine for marketing strategists. It is the only publication dedicated to all disciplines of business-to-business marketing. In print and electronically, BtoB delivers the latest trends, best practice case studies, research, and analysis that senior marketers need to develop a winning integrated marketing strategy.

About International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world’s leading technology media, events and research company. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, IDG products and services reach an audience of more than 280 million technology buyers in 97 countries.

IDG Communications’ global media brands include ChannelWorld®, CIO®, CSO®, Computerworld®, GamePro®, InfoWorld®, Macworld®, Network World®, PCWorld®, TechHive, and TechWorld®. IDG’s media network features 460 websites, 200 mobile sites and apps and 200 print titles spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. The IDG TechNetwork represents more than 500 independent websites in an ad network and exchange complementary to IDG’s media brands.

With expertise in branding, lead generation, and social media marketing, IDG marketing services programs are strategically designed and implemented to influence technology vendor prospects worldwide.

A recognized leader in conference and exhibition management, IDG produces more than 700 globally branded technology and entertainment conferences and events in 55 countries.
International Data Corporation (IDC), a subsidiary of IDG, has more than 1,000 analysts who provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in more than 110 countries.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.

 

Contacts: For IDG:  Howard Sholkin, 508-766-5610, howard_sholkin@idg.com
For BtoB: John Olbrecht, 312-649-5326, jobrecht@crain.com

Trademarks and registered trademarks are owned by International Data Group, Inc.  All product and company names are trademarks of their respective companies.

 

 

World Tech Update – Week 2/7/13

IDG News Service

Coming up on World Tech Update this week Dell goes private, the EU considers new cyber security rules and BlackBerry’s Q10 potential delay.

IDG Communications’ Marketing Clients Earn Marketing Recognition

Market Wire

Five Awards Programs Cited Tech Companies for Their Digital Marketing Excellence

FRAMINGHAM, MA– Avaya, Dell, HP, and Research in Motion (RIM) have been singled out for superior digital marketing and information programs created with IDG Communications. The honors include a year-long multimedia content and social marketing program for the HP Enterprise CIO Forum, The New Fulcrum Point site sponsored by Dell, and The Avaya Thought Leadership Forum.

Web Marketing Association Honors The Web Marketing Association awarded Dell its B2B Standard of Excellence for the New Fulcrum Point produced through the collaboration of Dell, MediaCom, and IDG last year. The New Fulcrum Point tackled the challenge of information overload by putting the right content at the right time in the hands of IT decision-makers to give them “the power to do more.” IT decision-makers accessed a unique content navigation system that filtered and customized a wide range of technology content. Information produced by bloggers, IDG, Dell, and research/analyst firms could be customized based on a visitor’s company size, technology and business solutions of interest, and their vertical industry.

Social media interaction included a “Video Power Hour” built around questions from readers submitted via Twitter to a panel of experts, weekly Twitter chats, and social commentary related to a high-profile event for Dell at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX in 2012.

Interactive Media Awards The Interactive Media Awards (IMA) also recognized The New Fulcrum Point with two awards in 2012: Outstanding Achievement B2B and Outstanding Achievement in Social Networking.

In late 2011, IMA recognized Avaya/IDG Thought Leadership Forum for Outstanding Achievement in the Computer Hardware category. The Avaya Thought Leadership Forum site focused on brand awareness and thought leadership. The campaign objectives were to increase brand awareness, perception, and purchase consideration by IT buyers. Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems, software, and services covering unified communications, contact center, networking, and small business.

A key element of the Avaya campaign was the CIO Debate series featured in the Forum web site. IDG’s CIO Executive Council recruited IT executives and produced videos each month that related to Avaya strategy and industry issues. The Forum program was built around four components: timely buyer research, a multimedia content experience, IT executive participation, and extended engagement across the social web.

The Avaya Thought Leadership Forum also earned an Honoree designation by judges for the prestigious Webby Awards. It was recognized in the IT Hardware/Software category. And, the Media Industry Newsletter (Min) gave the Forum honorable mention in Custom Publishing in Min’s Integrated Marketing Awards program.

Wharton Honor for HP Last fall in the first Social Media Leadership Awards program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the HP CIO Enterprise Forum was a finalist in the Advertising/Marketing category. The Forum is designed to raise the awareness of HP as a provider of IT enterprise solutions and services and as an industry thought leader. The program includes web sites in the US, UK, Germany, China, and Japan which provide a forum for “CIOs Driving Transformation.” The sites were designed for IT executives to help them read about, discuss, and implement ways to succeed in business and government.

This peer-based Forum has now attracted more than 23,000 members who represent more than 70% of HP’s major customers worldwide.

RIM Recognized The Enterprise Mobile Hub (EMH) sponsored by RIM has been cited as a top 10 source for enterprise mobility news and information by the Mobile Device Management Solution Review. EMH joined established media sites such as Computerworld and CITEworld as top sources for mobile content. The EMH encourages IT pros and business leaders to discuss mobility issues, exchange ideas and collaborate with peers, experts, and market leaders.

IDG Marketing Services and the Social Web The campaigns are built around IDG’s core expertise in content marketing and services including creation, platform and prospect engagement optimization, and amplification of a marketer’s messages on the social web. “IDG has been at the forefront of marketing services built around paid, owned, and earned media tactics in a cohesive way to accelerate the impact for our technology clients,” said Charles Lee, senior vice president, Strategic Marketing Services & Custom Solutions, IDG Enterprise. “Our programs stimulate brand awareness, develop thought leadership credentials, and drive interactions with prospects across the web and social channels to unify marketers’ messages regardless of the media.”

About International Data Group International Data Group (IDG) is the world’s leading technology media, events and research company. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, IDG products and services reach an audience of more than 280 million technology buyers in 97 countries.

IDG Communications’ global media brands include ChannelWorld(R), CIO(R), CSO(R), Computerworld(R), GamePro(R), InfoWorld(R), Macworld(R), Network World(R), PCWorld(R), TechHive, and TechWorld(R). IDG’s media network features 460 websites, 200 mobile sites and apps and 200 print titles spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. The IDG TechNetwork represents more than 500 independent websites in an ad network and exchange complementary to IDG’s media brands.

With expertise in branding, lead generation, and social media marketing, IDG marketing services programs are strategically designed and implemented to influence technology vendor prospects worldwide.

A recognized leader in conference and exhibition management, IDG produces more than 700 globally branded technology and entertainment conferences and events in 55 countries.

International Data Corporation (IDC), a subsidiary of IDG, has more than 1,000 analysts who provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in more than 110 countries.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com

Trademarks and registered trademarks are owned by International Data Group, Inc. All product and company names are trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact:
Howard Sholkin
508-766-5610
Email Contact

SOURCE: IDG Communications

Video: 5 Great Computers for less than $600

Yahoo! Finance

Yahoo! Finance’s Farnoosh Torabi hosts PCWorld editor, Tim Moynihan, and asks him for some PC advice. With the back to school shopping season in full swing, a personal computer is on a lot of lists, but it can be challenging to find a PC that offers both quality and a low price. Here are five great computers for less than $600.

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Hackers leak 1 million Apple UDIDs allegedly stolen from FBI laptop

IDG News Service (Romania Bureau)

IASI, ROMANIA- A group of hackers released a file containing unique identification data for over 1 million Apple iOS devices and claim that the information is part of a larger database stolen from the compromised laptop of an FBI agent. ”During the second week of March 2012, a Dell Vostro notebook, used by Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl from FBI Regional Cyber Action Team and New York FBI Office Evidence Response Team was breached using the AtomicReferenceArray vulnerability in Java,” the hackers, who claimed affiliation to Anonymous and its Operation Antisec campaign, said Monday in a statement published on Pastebin.

As proof, the hackers released a stripped-down version of that file that only contained 1 million UDIDs, with associated Apple Push Notification Service tokens and device names. The other personal data that accompanied many of the UDIDs was intentionally removed, the hackers said.

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World Tech Update Video: IFA 2012

IDG News Service

We’re at the IFA consumer electronics show with Samsung’s latest products including the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Camera, new tablets from Lenovo and Dell, 4K TVs and more.

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Tablet Market Doubles By 2016, Leaves Microsoft Behind?

MediaPost

Microsoft may have a lot riding on its tablet versions of the Windows 8 operating system, but one market researcher thinks the odds are against them. This is not your grandfather’s  PC market, London-based Generator Research declares in new forecasts that see tablet shipments doubling from 120 million units shipped in 2012 to 250 million in 2016.

The problem for Microsoft and for hardware makers, analyst Andrew Sheehy writes, is that tablet hardware does not follow the patterns of the traditional portable markets. For two decades it has been all about hardware — making it smaller, faster, lighter but more robust in speed and storage. This simply is not the case with the tablet. “[It] requires that vendors come to market with an overall proposition that encompasses digital content, apps and supporting services,” Generator writes. This is not a strong suit of the Dells and HPs, nor arguably is it a strength of the dominant PC OS provider Microsoft.

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Dell buying Quest for $2.4 billion – The deal had been rumored for some time

IDG News Service (Boston Bureau)

BOSTON – Dell announced Monday that it is buying Quest Software for US$2.4 billion, following weeks of speculation over its interest in the infrastructure software vendor. The deal is expected to close later this year. Quest’s products include the Toad database management toolset, Quest One Identity management software, and the SonicWALL andSecureworks products, all of which will be complementary to Dell’s portfolio, the companies said in a statement.

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World Tech Update – Week 6/14/12

IDG News Service

On this week’s World Tech Update, Apple unveils a new MacBook Pro, web address prepare to change, Dell and Nokia plan cuts and NASA’s rover hurdles towards Mars.