Gartner predicted that a growing number of Android smartphone users will migrate to Apple's iOS in 2015, as it forecast that mobile phones and tablets will lead growth in global device shipments during the year.
TelecityGroup has reached a merger agreement with Interxion in an all-stock deal that will create a larger data center provider that can tackle the growing demand for cloud and colocation services.
Mobile data traffic will continue to show double-digit growth in 2015, rising by 59 per cent according to Gartner.
Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2014, representing a combined semiconductor demand of 17 per cent, according to Gartner.
The consensus among analysts appears to be that 2014 was a terrible year for tablet sales, but opinions seem to differ over the outlook for the mobile devices in 2015.
After a difficult year in 2014, the global tablet market is not returning to the levels of growth seen in the last four years as demand for tablets will continue to be slow in 2015 according to latest research from Gartner.
Apple continued to benefit from the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the three months to the end of November 2014, with the iOS operating system increasing its market share in Europe as well as in all other markets except for Japan as surveyed by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Sales of smartphones to end-users grew 20.3 per cent year-on-year to reach 301 million units globally.
Xiaomi posted $56.1 million (347.5 million yuan) in net profit last year, according to a regulatory filing. The filing provides a glimpse inside the finances of privately owned Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi, which has rocketed up the rankings to become one of the world's top smartphone brands in the past few quarters.
Governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend $12.2 billion (€9.7 billion) on IT products and services in 2014, an increase of 1.3 percent over 2013 revenue of $12 billion, according to Gartner. Telecom services, which include fixed and mobile telecom services, will be the largest overall spending category throughout the forecast period.