http://www.mactech.com/blog en Nearly 1/3 of consumers don’t know they use the cloud http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/24/nearly-13-consumers-don%E2%80%99t-know-they-use-cloud <p>There is confusion over what qualifies as “the cloud,” according to a new consumer survey. Despite marking that they use at least one of several popular cloud-based applications, such as Google Drive, Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive, over 30% of consumers subsequently responded that they do not use or access information in the cloud.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/24/nearly-13-consumers-don%E2%80%99t-know-they-use-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/24/nearly-13-consumers-don%E2%80%99t-know-they-use-cloud#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:32:57 +0000 dsellers 2091153 at http://www.mactech.com Recruiting and retaining women in tech http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/24/recruiting-and-retaining-women-tech <p>Technical recruiter Speak With A Geek (SWAG) is using its voice in the industry to raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by women in technology. The Bay Area agency hopes to educate and provide a deeper analysis into the topic of a lack of female representation in technology.<br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/24/recruiting-and-retaining-women-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/24/recruiting-and-retaining-women-tech#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:14:44 +0000 dsellers 2090919 at http://www.mactech.com WWDC creator calls for decentralization, encryption http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/23/wwdc-creator-calls-decentralization-encryption <p>When the World Wide Web was created in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee, its purpose was for the web technology to be available to everyone, always, without any patents or royalties. Recently, as the Internet becomes more and more centralized, the creator of the Internet and other people at its heart start calling for a revolution in order to rethink the way that Internet works.<br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/23/wwdc-creator-calls-decentralization-encryption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/23/wwdc-creator-calls-decentralization-encryption#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:22:37 +0000 dsellers 2090847 at http://www.mactech.com Smart one automation, monitoring devices to excel 770 million by 2021 http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/22/smart-one-automation-monitoring-devices-excel-770-million-2021 <p>A new study from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) forecasts that smart home automation and monitoring devices will grow to over 770 million globally by 2021, representing an eleven-fold rise from just 68 million estimated in 2016.</p> <p>The new research found that increasing adoption of platform evangelism and openness to partnerships is boosting third party development of devices, especially in developed markets. North America, Far East &amp; China and West Europe will account for almost 75% of all households adopting the technology in 2021.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/22/smart-one-automation-monitoring-devices-excel-770-million-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/22/smart-one-automation-monitoring-devices-excel-770-million-2021#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:38:43 +0000 dsellers 2090663 at http://www.mactech.com Smart glasses predicted to resurge over the next five years http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/22/smart-glasses-predicted-resurge-over-next-five-years <p>A new study from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) has identified smart glasses as the highest growth sector of the consumer wearables segment over the next five years, reaching 11% of the overall wearables market by 2021. Revenues are forecast to grow from $327m this year, to $9bn in 2021 as the new generation of smart glasses emerges.</p> <p>The new research also found that the dominant wearables categories of smartwatches and fitness wearables, have begun to slow. They will claim just over 50% of wearables revenue by 2021, compared to an expected 75% this year, according to Juniper.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/22/smart-glasses-predicted-resurge-over-next-five-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/22/smart-glasses-predicted-resurge-over-next-five-years#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:36:52 +0000 dsellers 2090662 at http://www.mactech.com Public cloud services spending to reach $122.5 billion in 2017 http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/21/public-cloud-services-spending-reach-1225-billion-2017 <p>A new from IDC (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>) shows that worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will reach $122.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 24.4% over 2016. </p> <p>Over the 2015-2020 forecast period, overall public cloud spending will experience a 21.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) – nearly seven times the rate of overall IT spending growth, according to the research group. By 2020, IDC forecasts public cloud spending will reach $203.4 billion worldwide.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/21/public-cloud-services-spending-reach-1225-billion-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/21/public-cloud-services-spending-reach-1225-billion-2017#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:57:53 +0000 dsellers 2090495 at http://www.mactech.com Business intelligence, analytics market to reach $18.3 billion this year http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/21/business-intelligence-analytics-market-reach-183-billion-year <p>Global revenue in the business intelligence (BI) and analytics software market is forecast to reach $18.3 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.3% from 2016, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>) By the end of 2020, the market is forecast to grow to $22.8 billion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/21/business-intelligence-analytics-market-reach-183-billion-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/21/business-intelligence-analytics-market-reach-183-billion-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:55:40 +0000 dsellers 2090494 at http://www.mactech.com Small, medium enterprises optimistic about business prospects http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/21/small-medium-enterprises-optimistic-about-business-prospects <p>Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the U.S. and worldwide are optimistic about the economy and confident about their future business performance, according to the inaugural American Express Global SME Pulse (business.americanexpress.com).</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/21/small-medium-enterprises-optimistic-about-business-prospects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/21/small-medium-enterprises-optimistic-about-business-prospects#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:49:48 +0000 dsellers 2090117 at http://www.mactech.com Enterprise wearable market to reach $22.3 billion by 2025 http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/20/enterprise-wearable-market-reach-223-billion-2025 <p>The global enterprise wearable market is expected to reach $22.3 billion by 2025, according to a new study conducted by Grand View Research (<a href="http://www.grandviewresearch.com" title="www.grandviewresearch.com">www.grandviewresearch.com</a>) </p> <p>The high demand for enterprise wearable devices in the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to drive the industry growth over the next decade, says the research group. The aging population and rising chronic diseases, such as coronary heart diseases and diabetes, in countries such as China, India, and Japan would drive the demand for wearable technology in the region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/20/enterprise-wearable-market-reach-223-billion-2025" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/20/enterprise-wearable-market-reach-223-billion-2025#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:07:16 +0000 dsellers 2090498 at http://www.mactech.com U.S. blasted by 2.3 billion robocalls in January http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/17/us-blasted-23-billion-robocalls-january <p>American consumers and business owners were blasted by an estimated 2.3 billion robocalls in January, a 3% decrease over the total calls received in December but a slight increase over the same month last year. These estimates are based on the YouMail Robocall Index (<a href="https://robocallindex.com" title="https://robocallindex.com">https://robocallindex.com</a>), a guide that compiles the scope and location of the worst robocalling hotspots across the country by area code.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/17/us-blasted-23-billion-robocalls-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/02/17/us-blasted-23-billion-robocalls-january#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:05:57 +0000 dsellers 2090036 at http://www.mactech.com