http://www.mactech.com/blog en Global digital map market to hit $5.57 billion by 2020 http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/26/global-digital-map-market-hit-557-billion-2020 <p>According to the latest market study released by Technavio (<a href="http://www.technavio.com" title="www.technavio.com">www.technavio.com</a>), the global digital map market is expected to reach $5.57 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 14% during the forecast period.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/26/global-digital-map-market-hit-557-billion-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/26/global-digital-map-market-hit-557-billion-2020#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:38:19 +0000 dsellers 2068236 at http://www.mactech.com Wireless network problems higher in urban areas http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/25/wireless-network-problems-higher-urban-areas <p>Wireless customers living in urban areas experience the highest number of overall network problems and have lower tolerance of those problems, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study—Volume 2. The finding underscores the importance of continued investment by carriers in urban areas as the use of 4G LTE compatible smartphones grows and customers expect faster data speeds.<br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/25/wireless-network-problems-higher-urban-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/25/wireless-network-problems-higher-urban-areas#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:23:59 +0000 dsellers 2068113 at http://www.mactech.com Smart speakers are the next battleground for digital assistants http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/24/smart-speakers-are-next-battleground-digital-assistants <p>A new study by Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) has found that revenue from smart audio hardware will more than triple over the next four years, rising from an estimated $1.4 billion this year to over $5.5 billion by 2020.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/24/smart-speakers-are-next-battleground-digital-assistants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/24/smart-speakers-are-next-battleground-digital-assistants#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:26:39 +0000 dsellers 2067943 at http://www.mactech.com ‘iOS or Android: Which One for App Development?” http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/23/%E2%80%98ios-or-android-which-one-app-development%E2%80%9D <p>APPSPIRE.me has released an infographic dubbed "iOS or Android: Which One for App Development?" that reveals insights to consider when choosing a platform for development. The infographic compares the positives and negatives of both iOS and Android development including development costs, user market, and return on investment.</p> <p> The infographic lists over 15 pros and cons of development through iOS and Android. It also touches on the importance of target audience and also mentions the issues with fragmentation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/23/%E2%80%98ios-or-android-which-one-app-development%E2%80%9D" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/23/%E2%80%98ios-or-android-which-one-app-development%E2%80%9D#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:04:39 +0000 dsellers 2067814 at http://www.mactech.com Embedded SIM cards to increasingly dominate the M2M space http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/22/embedded-sim-cards-increasingly-dominate-m2m-space <p>A new study from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) has found that embedded SIM cards will increasingly dominate the M2M (Machine to Machine) space, accounting for more than 50% of connections by the end of the decade.<br /> New Opportunities &amp; Business Models</p> <p>According to the new study, the introduction of the GSMA’s embedded specification is likely to fuel the opportunity for service providers to offer remote provisioning of SIM cards. The study claimed that this in turn would greatly enhance the capabilities of service providers to update and augment offerings and subscriptions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/22/embedded-sim-cards-increasingly-dominate-m2m-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/22/embedded-sim-cards-increasingly-dominate-m2m-space#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:56:29 +0000 dsellers 2067670 at http://www.mactech.com Most people believe free Wi-Fi networks are dangerous http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/17/most-people-believe-free-wi-fi-networks-are-dangerous <p>Free public Wi-Fi stats from American ITRC (Identity Theft Resource Center) show that 78.5% of people who connect to publically available Internet networks believe that using public Wi-Fi can lead to identity theft. Yet only 26.7% percent use VPN, the most reliable tool for personal online protection that encrypts all traffic between Internet and device into a secure tunnel.<br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/17/most-people-believe-free-wi-fi-networks-are-dangerous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/17/most-people-believe-free-wi-fi-networks-are-dangerous#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:41:29 +0000 dsellers 2067240 at http://www.mactech.com IoT platform revenues will grow to € 3 billion worldwide by 2021 http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/16/iot-platform-revenues-will-grow-%E2%82%AC-3-billion-worldwide-2021 <p>According to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight (<a href="http://www.berginsight.com" title="www.berginsight.com">www.berginsight.com</a>), the global third party Internet of Things (IoT) platform market increased 36% to € 610 million in 2015. </p> <p>Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30.8 percent, revenues are forecasted to reach € 3.05 billion in 2021. There is a wide range of software platforms available, intended to reduce cost and development time for IoT solutions by offering standardized components that can be shared across many industry verticals to integrate devices, networks and applications.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/16/iot-platform-revenues-will-grow-%E2%82%AC-3-billion-worldwide-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/16/iot-platform-revenues-will-grow-%E2%82%AC-3-billion-worldwide-2021#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:15:45 +0000 dsellers 2063576 at http://www.mactech.com OTT content users to surpass 189 million globally by 2021 http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/15/ott-content-users-surpass-189-million-globally-2021 <p>New data from Juniper Research has found that 4K OTT (over-the-top) content will finally see mass-market appeal, with adoption set to soar over the next five years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/15/ott-content-users-surpass-189-million-globally-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/15/ott-content-users-surpass-189-million-globally-2021#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:30:22 +0000 dsellers 2065491 at http://www.mactech.com Worldwide info security spending to grow 7.9% this year http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/15/worldwide-info-security-spending-grow-79-year <p>Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $81.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 7.9% over 2015, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>). </p> <p>Consulting and IT outsourcing are currently the largest categories of spending on information security. Until the end of 2020, the highest growth is expected to come from security testing, IT outsourcing and data loss prevention (DLP), according to the research group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/15/worldwide-info-security-spending-grow-79-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/15/worldwide-info-security-spending-grow-79-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:04:35 +0000 dsellers 2063561 at http://www.mactech.com Contactless POS Terminal Retail Transactions to Approach $500 Billion by 2017 http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/12/contactless-pos-terminal-retail-transactions-approach-500-billion-2017 <p>A new study from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) has found that the global value of contactless POS (point of sale) terminal transactions, conducted in-store via cards, mobile and wearables, will approach $500 billion annually by 2017; this is up from an estimated $321 billion this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/12/contactless-pos-terminal-retail-transactions-approach-500-billion-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/08/12/contactless-pos-terminal-retail-transactions-approach-500-billion-2017#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:46:04 +0000 dsellers 2063531 at http://www.mactech.com