http://www.mactech.com/blog en Gartner: worldwide IT spending to decline 5.5% in 2015 http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/07/gartner-worldwide-it-spending-decline-55-2015 <p>Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total US$3.5 trillion in 2015, a 5.5%decline from 2014, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>).</p> <p>Analysts at the research group attribute the decline to the rising U.S. dollar. In constant-currency terms, the market is projected to grow 2.5%. In Gartner's previous forecast in April, it had forecast IT spending to decline 1.3% in U.S. dollars and grow 3.1% in constant currency. </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/07/gartner-worldwide-it-spending-decline-55-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/07/gartner-worldwide-it-spending-decline-55-2015#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:53:41 +0000 dsellers 1858421 at http://www.mactech.com Pay TV penetration to exceed 50% in next two years http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/06/pay-tv-penetration-exceed-50-next-two-years <p>The worldwide pay-TV market surpassed more than 900 million subscribers in 1Q 2015, representing 48% penetration—the market is likely to grow steadily over the next 5 years, mainly boosted by emerging markets, according to ABI Research (<a href="http://www.abiresearch.com" title="www.abiresearch.com">www.abiresearch.com</a>). Half of the world’s households will have access to pay-TV service by 2017, representing 1 billion subscribers, notes the research group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/06/pay-tv-penetration-exceed-50-next-two-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/06/pay-tv-penetration-exceed-50-next-two-years#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:07:52 +0000 dsellers 1853861 at http://www.mactech.com The Northern Spy: more on the new language Modula-2 R10 http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/02/northern-spy-more-new-language-modula-2-r10 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="125" height="85" alt="" src="http://cdn.mactech.com/sites/default/files/NorthernSpyLogo_45.jpg?1435858777" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>By Rick Sutcliffe</strong></p> <p><strong>Over the last two months</strong> the Spy introduced the motivation for he and Telecom engineer Benjamin Kowarsch developing a new language, or more precisely, a fully modern dialect of an existing notation--to address serious software engineering issues of safety, security, reliability, and extensibility--then offered something a little more than a "Hello World" as an initial example. In this piece, he briefly describes the baked-in building blocks of Modula-2 R10, that is the reserved symbols, words and reserved identifiers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/02/northern-spy-more-new-language-modula-2-r10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/02/northern-spy-more-new-language-modula-2-r10#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:39:50 +0000 dsellers 1859796 at http://www.mactech.com IDC: tablets drive business transformation in enterprises http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/02/idc-tablets-drive-business-transformation-enterprises http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/02/idc-tablets-drive-business-transformation-enterprises#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:36:13 +0000 dsellers 1859676 at http://www.mactech.com Worldwide wearables market forecast to grow 173.3% in 2015 http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/02/worldwide-wearables-market-forecast-grow-1733-2015 <p>The wearables market maintained its upward trajectory in the first quarter of 2015 as new vendors, including Apple, prepared to enter the market. </p> <p>A new forecast from International Data Corporation (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>) estimates that 72.1 million wearable devices will be shipped in 2015, up a strong 173.3% from the 26.4 million units shipped in 2014. Shipment volumes are expected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42.6% over the five-year forecast period, reaching 155.7 million units shipped in 2019, according to the research group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/02/worldwide-wearables-market-forecast-grow-1733-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/02/worldwide-wearables-market-forecast-grow-1733-2015#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:45:58 +0000 dsellers 1851796 at http://www.mactech.com Consumer Demand for connected home products slows http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/01/consumer-demand-connected-home-products-slows <p>Home automation was gaining attention and experiencing robust growth in 2014; however a new report by Argus Insights (<a href="http://www.argusinsights.com" title="www.argusinsights.com">www.argusinsights.com</a>) reveals that sector is quickly losing steam. </p> <p>The research group's data shows that as of May 2015 consumer demand for connected home devices such as thermostats, lightbulbs, locks, sensors and cameras experienced its first drop below the level of a year ago, a sign that consumer interest is stagnating.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/01/consumer-demand-connected-home-products-slows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/07/01/consumer-demand-connected-home-products-slows#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:49:16 +0000 dsellers 1851291 at http://www.mactech.com Gartner demand for enterprise mobile apps to outstrip development capacity http://www.mactech.com/2015/06/30/gartner-demand-enterprise-mobile-apps-outstrip-development-capacity <p>By the end of 2017, market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organizations' capacity to deliver them, according to Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/06/30/gartner-demand-enterprise-mobile-apps-outstrip-development-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/06/30/gartner-demand-enterprise-mobile-apps-outstrip-development-capacity#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:48:18 +0000 dsellers 1851216 at http://www.mactech.com Interest in the connected car rises (interest in paying for it decreases) http://www.mactech.com/2015/06/29/interest-connected-car-rises-interest-paying-it-decreases <p>Consumer ability to access the internet and connected services while in the car remains strong, making driving or parking tasks easier. While interest is especially high for services which provide traffic updates, weather updates, open parking spaces, and navigation instructions, interest in social media functionality remains low.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/06/29/interest-connected-car-rises-interest-paying-it-decreases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/06/29/interest-connected-car-rises-interest-paying-it-decreases#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:58:19 +0000 dsellers 1846471 at http://www.mactech.com Study shows (no surprise) rapidly increasing digital content consumption http://www.mactech.com/2015/06/26/study-shows-no-surprise-rapidly-increasing-digital-content-consumption <p>Limelight Networks (<a href="http://www.limelight.com" title="www.limelight.com">www.limelight.com</a>), which specializes in digital content delivery, has released new data that shows consumers are nearly always plugged in and are increasingly updating and adding content to their phones and other connected devices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/06/26/study-shows-no-surprise-rapidly-increasing-digital-content-consumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/06/26/study-shows-no-surprise-rapidly-increasing-digital-content-consumption#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:04:14 +0000 dsellers 1850521 at http://www.mactech.com Wearables in Automotive: A Solution In Search Of a Problem?    http://www.mactech.com/2015/06/25/wearables-automotive-solution-search-problem%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0 <p>A recent study from the In-vehicle UX group at Strategy Analytics (<a href="http://www.strategyanalytics.com" title="www.strategyanalytics.com">www.strategyanalytics.com</a>) surveying consumers in the US and Western Europe has confirmed low interest in wearables for automotive use-cases. </p> <p>While younger males and luxury car owners appeared to be most interested in the US, strong interest was below 20% across all Western European segments. Despite the market for wearables (and in particular smartwatches) poised for strong growth, wearables in automotive remain arguably a solution in search of a problem.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/06/25/wearables-automotive-solution-search-problem%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/06/25/wearables-automotive-solution-search-problem%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:24:52 +0000 dsellers 1850461 at http://www.mactech.com