Nightcap – Oct 9

Gartner Trends and devops are discussed in The Nightcap – Radar

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Samsung and Nokia Lead 2012 Cellphone Sales

Gartner has released its 2012 cellphone market analysis and they are lead by Samsung and Nokia. These are sales for all cellphone, both feature and smartphones. Nokia is ranked second because of its strong position in feature phones. For 2012 Samsung sold 384.6 million cellphone and 333.9 million for Nokia. In smartphone OS, Android controlled 69.7% of the mart in Q4 and iOS 20.9% – Gartner

Global IT Spending Predicted to be $3.7 Trillion in 2013

Gartner Group  has released its projections for Global IT spending in 2013 and shows 3.9% YoY growth. $3.7 Trillion will be spent on IT, but “Uncertainties surrounding prospects for an upturn in global economic growth are the major retardants to IT growth,” said Richard Gordon, managing vice president at Gartner. Enterprise software has the highest projected growth, 6.4%, in IT spending for 2013, according to Gartner, with spending of $296 billion. – TechCrunch

Gartner Q3 Cellphone Report: Samsung Leads, Nokia Falls

Gartner Group has released its Q3 2012 cellphone sales. Samsung sold 97.5 million devices in the quarter to lead the pack and push Nokia to number two. Apple was third with 23.5 million sold. Overall smartphone sales increased 47% over the same period last year. Android continued to grow its market share up to 72.4 percent, with iOS taking the second spot with 13.9 percent – Gartner


Worldwide Mobile Device Sales to End Users by Vendor in 3Q12 (Thousands of Units)

Company 3Q12

Units

3Q12 Market Share (%) 3Q11

Units

3Q11 Market Share (%)
Samsung 97,956.8 22.9 82,612.2 18.7
Nokia 82,300.6 19.2 105,353.5 23.9
Apple 23,550.3 5.5 17,295.3 3.9
ZTE 16,654.2 3.9 14,107.8 3.2
LG Electronics 13,968.8 3.3 21,014.6 4.8
Huawei Device 11,918.9 2.8 10,668.2 2.4
TCL Communication 9,326.7 2.2 9,004.7 2.0
Research in Motion 8,946.8 2.1 12,701.1 2.9
Motorola 8,562.7 2.0 11,182.7 2.5
HTC 8,428.6 2.0 12,099.9 2.7
Others 146,115.1 34.2 145,462.2 32.9
Total 427,729.5 100.0 441,502.2 100.0

Fake Online Reviews to Grow – Gartner

Everyone knows that online review at full of reviews that have been bought or come from sources less than independent. Gartner has released a report where they estimate that up to 15% of all online review will be bought by 2014. According to Gartner – “Many marketers have turned to paying for positive reviews with cash, coupons and promotions including additional hits on YouTube videos in order to pique site visitors’ interests in the hope of increasing sales, customer loyalty and customer advocacy through social media ‘word of mouth’ campaigns.” – GigaOM