Meg Whitman is back in the corner office. Earlier today, she was officially named CEO of HP, taking over from Leo Apotheker, who lasted less than a year. In the video interview above, I talk to Forrester analyst Frank Gillett about whether Whitman is the best person for the job or the best one available on short notice.
Gillett and I get into HP’s recent strategy twists, including… → Read More
Research firm Forrester this morning announced its forecasts for the online retail industry in both the US and Western Europe this morning. No surprise: Forrester expects both markets to grow steadily over the next few years – not an unsafe bet by any means.
Forrester estimates that both US and European online retail (representing 17 Western European nations) will grow at a 10 percent compound… → Read More
Forrester Research claims adoption of social networking continues to rise across the globe, while other forms of social interactions, such as content creation, experienced no substantial growth in the past twelve months.
Based on data from more than 275,000 consumers in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America, the company has released a report dubbed “A Global Update Of Social… → Read More
Online retail sales aren’t growing at the torrid pace they once were, but they continue to grow steadily. Forrester Research put out a new five-year forecast today predicting that e-commerce sales in the U.S. will keep growing at a 10 percent compound annual growth rate through 2014. It forecasts online retail sales in the U.S. will be nearly $250 billion, up from $155 billion in 2009. Last… → Read More
For the technology industry, 2009 was a pretty tough year, but Forrester says the tech downturn is now ‘unofficially over’.
The research firm says the global technology industry will see an 8.1 percent increase in IT spending in 2010, with software and computer hardware leading the charge, and IT consulting services following.
After declining 8.2 percent last year, U.S. IT spending will grow 6.6… → Read More