http://www.mactech.com/blog en Americans hit by 29 billion robocalls in 2016 http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/20/americans-hit-29-billion-robocalls-2016 <p>American consumers and businesses were overwhelmed by an estimated 29.3 billion robocalls in 2016, based on the YouMail Robocall Index (<a href="http://www.robocallindex.com" title="www.robocallindex.com">www.robocallindex.com</a>), the nation's first guide that compiles the scope and location of the worst robocalling hotspots across the country by area code.  </p> <p>This news marks the first time that any source has tracked the nation's collective robocall problem over an entire calendar year. In 2016:</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/20/americans-hit-29-billion-robocalls-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/20/americans-hit-29-billion-robocalls-2016#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:37:21 +0000 dsellers 2086528 at http://www.mactech.com 800 IT Decision makers rate product, relationship satisfaction with 62 tech vendors http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/18/800-it-decision-makers-rate-product-relationship-satisfaction-62-tech-vendors <p>The Temkin Group (<a href="http://www.TempkinGroup.com" title="www.TempkinGroup.com">www.TempkinGroup.com</a>) has published its annual “Product and Relationship Satisfaction of IT Clients,” which rates 62 technology vendors based on feedback from 800 IT decision makers within large North American organizations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/18/800-it-decision-makers-rate-product-relationship-satisfaction-62-tech-vendors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/18/800-it-decision-makers-rate-product-relationship-satisfaction-62-tech-vendors#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:24:59 +0000 dsellers 2086216 at http://www.mactech.com Cloud IT infrastructure market revenue grows to $8.4 billion http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/17/cloud-it-infrastructure-market-revenue-grows-84-billion <p>According to IDC (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>), vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew by 8.1% year over year to US$8.4 billion in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16). Ethernet switch continues to be the growth leader, as the market awaits new hyperscale datacenter builds to spur additional growth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/17/cloud-it-infrastructure-market-revenue-grows-84-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/17/cloud-it-infrastructure-market-revenue-grows-84-billion#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:21:52 +0000 dsellers 2085900 at http://www.mactech.com Smart medical devices to be worth $661 billion by 2024 http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/17/smart-medical-devices-be-worth-661-billion-2024 <p>Transparency Market Research (<a href="http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com" title="www.transparencymarketresearch.com">www.transparencymarketresearch.com</a>) predicts that the leading players operating in the global smart medical devices market held a huge share of 43% in 2015. Apple, F.Hoffmann-La Roche, and Abbott Laboratories have been frontrunners in the overall market, grabbing the undivided attention of buyers with their sophisticated products, according to the research group.</p> <p>High brand recognition, growing presence across geographies, and strong product portfolio is expected to keep these companies in the lead in the coming few years. </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/17/smart-medical-devices-be-worth-661-billion-2024" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/17/smart-medical-devices-be-worth-661-billion-2024#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:13:35 +0000 dsellers 2086096 at http://www.mactech.com Semiconductor capital spending to grow 2.9% in 2017 http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/13/semiconductor-capital-spending-grow-29-2017 <p>Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to increase 2.9% in 2017, to $69.9 billion, according to Gartner (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>). This is down from 5.1% growth in 2016.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/13/semiconductor-capital-spending-grow-29-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/13/semiconductor-capital-spending-grow-29-2017#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:31:05 +0000 dsellers 2085743 at http://www.mactech.com Home entertainment devices market to reach $295 million by 2022 http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/12/home-entertainment-devices-market-reach-295-million-2022 <p>A new report published by Allied Market Research (<a href="http://www.alliedmarketresearch.com" title="www.alliedmarketresearch.com">www.alliedmarketresearch.com</a>) projects that the global home entertainment devices market is expected to reach US$294,969 million by 2022. Video devices is estimated to be the most dominant product type in the market from 2015 to 2022.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/12/home-entertainment-devices-market-reach-295-million-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/12/home-entertainment-devices-market-reach-295-million-2022#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:42 +0000 dsellers 2085586 at http://www.mactech.com Worldwide spending on robotics will reach $188 billion in 2020 http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/11/worldwide-spending-robotics-will-reach-188-billion-2020 <p>Worldwide spending on robotics and related services will more than double by 2020, growing from $91.5 billion in 2016 to more than $188 billion in 2020, according to the newly updated “Worldwide Commercial Robotics Spending Guide” from International Data Corporation (IDC). </p> <p>In addition to spending data on robotic systems, system hardware, software, robotics-related services, and after-market robotics hardware, the robotics spending guide now includes data on commercial purchase of drones and after-market drone hardware.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/11/worldwide-spending-robotics-will-reach-188-billion-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/11/worldwide-spending-robotics-will-reach-188-billion-2020#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:34:24 +0000 dsellers 2085423 at http://www.mactech.com Smart home hardware, services to exceed $190 billion by 2021 http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/11/smart-home-hardware-services-exceed-190-billion-2021 <p>New data from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.junipereesearch.com" title="www.junipereesearch.com">www.junipereesearch.com</a>) shows that revenues from smart home hardware and services will reach US$83 billion this year, rising to $195 billion by 2021. This will be generated through entertainment, automation, healthcare and connected devices, according to the research group.<br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/11/smart-home-hardware-services-exceed-190-billion-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/11/smart-home-hardware-services-exceed-190-billion-2021#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:21:59 +0000 dsellers 2085422 at http://www.mactech.com Spending on 3D printing to grow at 22.3% CAGR http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/10/spending-3d-printing-grow-223-cagr <p>Worldwide purchases of 3D printers, materials, software, and related services are expected to total $13.2 billion in 2016. According to a recent report by International Data Corporation (IDC), global spending on 3D printing will experience a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.3% with revenues reaching $28.9 billion in 2020.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/10/spending-3d-printing-grow-223-cagr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/10/spending-3d-printing-grow-223-cagr#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:54:44 +0000 dsellers 2085274 at http://www.mactech.com Enterprises prefer Microsoft Azure; SMBs favor Google Cloud http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/06/enterprises-prefer-microsoft-azure-smbs-favor-google-cloud <p> A new survey by Clutch (<a href="https://clutch.co" title="https://clutch.co">https://clutch.co</a>), a B2B IT ratings and reviews firm, found that enterprises strongly prefer Microsoft Azure, while small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) gravitate toward Google Cloud Platform. The survey was conducted in order to gain more knowledge on the "Big Three" cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/06/enterprises-prefer-microsoft-azure-smbs-favor-google-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/01/06/enterprises-prefer-microsoft-azure-smbs-favor-google-cloud#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:05:42 +0000 dsellers 2084844 at http://www.mactech.com