$IT (Gartner Inc.)

$IT {{ '2016-05-19T13:10:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Research & advisory firm $IT said that 1Q16 global sales of smartphones to end users were 349MM units, up 3.9% over 1Q15. In 1Q16, Samsung made a lead over $AAPL with 23% market share. $AAPL had its first double-digit decline YonY, with iPhone sales down 14%. $AAPL's "upgrade program" helped sweeten its flagship iPhone 6s & 6s plus model pricing.

$IT {{ '2017-10-18T14:44:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

According to $IT, mobile phone sales are expected to return to year-over-year growth in 2018, with shipments totaling 1.9Bil units. Smartphones will represent 86% of total mobile phone shipments in 2018, up 6% from 2017. $IT expects $AAPL's iPhone X to be the sales driver in North America, China and Western Europe, despite its high price.

$IT {{ '2017-10-18T14:43:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT said business PC shipments are estimated to return to growth by the end of 2017, driven by faster Windows 10 replacement in many regions, especially in Western Europe. $IT expects that the PC market (desk-based, notebook and ultramobiles) is set to return to 0.8% growth in 2018.

$IT {{ '2017-10-18T14:40:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets and smartphones are expected to exceed 2.35Bil units in 2018, an increase of 2% from  2017, according to $IT. Traditional PC shipments are forecast to decline 4.4% in 2018 while mobile phone shipments are expected to increase 2.4%.

$IT {{ '2017-10-04T15:36:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT is evaluating strategic alternatives for its CEB Talent Assessment business, formerly SHL. The company is considering a range of strategic options, including a sale of the business. For the twelve month period ending June 30 2017, CEB Talent Assessment’s revenue represented about 6% of $IT and CEB combined adjusted revenue.

$IT {{ '2017-09-13T18:56:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT said in 2Q17, worldwide server revenue increased 2.8% YoY, while shipments grew 2.4% from 2Q16. $HPE continued to lead in the worldwide server market based on revenue. Despite a decline of 9.4%, the company posted $3.2Bil in revenue for a total share of 23% for 2Q17. Dell EMC saw 7% growth and 19.9% market share.

$IT {{ '2017-08-16T11:37:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT said worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $86.4Bil in 2017, up 7% over 2016, with spending expected to grow to $93Bil in 2018. $IT forecasts fast growth in the security testing market due to continued data breaches and growing demands for application security testing as part of DevOps.

$IT {{ '2017-07-13T12:15:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

According to preliminary results by $IT, Worldwide PC shipments totaled 61.1MM units in 2Q17, a 4.3% decline from last year. Shipments in 2Q17 were the lowest quarter volume since 2007. $HPQ reclaimed the top position from Lenovo in the worldwide PC market in 2Q17, followed by $DELL and $AAPL succeeding in third and fourth place.

$IT {{ '2017-04-12T12:26:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 1Q17, $IT posted a 2.4% decline in preliminary worldwide PC shipments to 62.2MM units. In the U.S., PC shipments totaled 12.3MM units, down 2.4%. In the Asia/Pacific market, as PC shipments went down 0.8% to 22.8MM units for the quarter.

$IT {{ '2017-04-06T12:47:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT completed its acquisition of $CEB for a total enterprise value of $3.3Bil. The deal completion follows the merger approval by CEB stockholders at a special meeting held on April 4, 2017, arrangement of financing, and receipt of all required regulatory approvals. With completion, $CEB stock will cease trading and no longer be listed on the NYSE.

$IT {{ '2017-03-09T15:43:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT commenced an unregistered offering of $600MM of senior notes due 2025. $IT plans to use combination of proceeds, cash on hand and borrowings to fund cash consideration and other amounts payable in respect of its acquisition of CEB Inc., repayment and redemption of certain outstanding debt of CEB, and payment of related fees and expenses.

$CEB {{ '2017-02-10T14:49:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CEB announced the expiration of the 35-day "go-shop" period under the merger agreement between CEB and $IT that was previously announced on Jan. 5, 2017. The acquisition is anticipated to be completed in 1H17.

$IT {{ '2017-01-23T14:34:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Research & advisory firm $IT said that worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $364.1Bil in 2017, an increase of 7.2% from 2016. This represents a complete turnaround for the semiconductor industry as the market experienced 1.5% growth in 2016.

$IT {{ '2017-01-23T14:34:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Research & advisory firm $IT said that worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $364.1Bil in 2017, an increase of 7.2% from 2016. This represents a complete turnaround for the semiconductor industry as the market experienced 1.5% growth in 2016.

$IT {{ '2017-01-12T13:08:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT reported that worldwide PC shipments in 4Q16 declined 3.7% from 4Q15. For 2016, PC shipments declined 6.2% from 2015. PC shipments were hurt by the stagnation in the PC market in 4Q16 due to weak holiday sales. Lenovo topped with 21.7% of 4Q16 market share and HP Inc. followed it with 20.4% of market share.

$IT {{ '2017-01-06T13:08:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT said it will lift its presence in Thailand by transitioning to direct business operation effective Feb. 1, 2017. As part of its expansion strategy for the region, Gartner (Thailand) will provide dedicated client management and business development functions. $IT has hired sales team in Thailand and they will be based in Bangkok new office.

$IT {{ '2017-01-05T14:40:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT agreed to buy $CEB. As part of the transaction, $IT will issue about 8MM common shares. $IT plans to fund the cash portion of the transaction consideration through a combination of cash on hand and fully committed debt financing to be provided by JPMorgan Chase Bank, and Goldman Sachs Bank USA.

$IT {{ '2017-01-05T14:38:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT agreed to buy $CEB. $CEB shareholders will receive $54 in cash and 0.2284 shares of $IT common stock for each $CEB share they own. $IT CEO Gene Hall expects this acquisition to create value for $IT shareholders in both near and long-term, including immediate accretion on adjusted EPS basis.

$IT {{ '2017-01-05T14:34:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT agreed to buy all outstanding shares of $CEB in a cash and stock transaction valued at about $2.6Bil. The transaction is immediately accretive to $IT's adjusted EPS and is expected to be double-digit percentage accretive in 2018. The transaction has been unanimously approved by BoDs of both companies and is expected to close in 1H17.

$IT {{ '2016-09-29T11:40:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT said it will increase its presence in South Africa by transitioning from a sales agent to a direct sales channel effective Jan. 1, 2017. $IT will provide dedicated client management and business development functions in South Africa.

$IT {{ '2016-09-15T12:17:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IT stated that the worldwide public cloud services market is expected to grow 17.2% in 2016 to $208.6Bil, up from $178Bil in 2015. Cloud system infrastructure services (infrastructure as a service or IaaS) is expected to grow 42.8% in 2016. Cloud application services (software as a service or SaaS) is expected to grow 21.7% in 2016 to $38.9Bil.

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