For this year, chief information officers’ IT budgets are projected to fall slightly, with a weighted global average decline of 0.5 percent, the survey results showed.
Over the past 18 months, digital technologies — including mobile, big data and cloud — have reached a tipping point among business executives, Gartner said.
Asustek shows off new tablets
Asustek Computer Inc (華碩) on Friday unveiled its new tablet computers, following the success of the Nexus 7 tablet series it launched with Google Inc last year.
Among the new offerings was the VivoTab Smart ME400, a 10.1-inch tablet that runs Microsoft Corp’s Windows 8 operating system and weighs 580g.
Another new tablet was the 7-inch MeMO Pad ME172, which runs Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and weighs 360g.