http://www.mactech.com/blog en Broadband households have privacy, security concerns about smart home devices http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/27/broadband-households-have-privacy-security-concerns-about-smart-home-devices <p>Research firm Parks Associates (<a href="http://www.parksassociates.com" title="www.parksassociates.com">www.parksassociates.com</a>) reports 47% of U.S. broadband households have privacy or security concerns about smart home devices. The connected home industries need to formalize strategies, such as consumer privacy rights, in order to push these markets forward, according to the research group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/27/broadband-households-have-privacy-security-concerns-about-smart-home-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/27/broadband-households-have-privacy-security-concerns-about-smart-home-devices#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:45:48 +0000 dsellers 1813236 at http://www.mactech.com Video infrastructure markets to grow 75% over the next five years http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/24/video-infrastructure-markets-grow-75-over-next-five-years <p>Video infrastructure markets, including broadcast pre- and post-production, video encoding, and VOD and CDN hardware, continue to grow at a relatively healthy pace of 37% over the next five years, despite the impact of virtualization separating hardware and software requirements, according to ABI Research (<a href="http://www.abiresearch.com" title="www.abiresearch.com">www.abiresearch.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/24/video-infrastructure-markets-grow-75-over-next-five-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/24/video-infrastructure-markets-grow-75-over-next-five-years#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:43:11 +0000 dsellers 1813231 at http://www.mactech.com Amazon Web Services,VMware are market leaders http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/23/amazon-web-servicesvmware-are-market-leaders <p>According to the latest 451 Research Vendor Window from 451 Research (<a href="http://www.451Research.com" title="www.451Research.com">www.451Research.com</a>), Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains the leader in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) adoption among enterprise IT buyers. </p> <p>These findings are based on responses from over 1,500 global IT professionals, including 1,000 unique vendor evaluations. The 451 Research Vendor Window assessment is based on both overall enterprise adoption rates and customer ratings of vendor performance.  </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/23/amazon-web-servicesvmware-are-market-leaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/23/amazon-web-servicesvmware-are-market-leaders#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:29:30 +0000 dsellers 1812416 at http://www.mactech.com Gartner: worldwide IT spending to decline 1.3% this year http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/22/gartner-worldwide-it-spending-decline-13-year <p>Worldwide IT spending is set to shrink to US$3.66 trillion in 2015, a 1.3% decrease from 2014, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>). The research group says that the rising dollar is chiefly responsible for the slowdown. </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/22/gartner-worldwide-it-spending-decline-13-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/22/gartner-worldwide-it-spending-decline-13-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:06:46 +0000 dsellers 1808646 at http://www.mactech.com Data captured by IoT connections to top 1.6 Zettabytes in 2020 http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/21/data-captured-iot-connections-top-16-zettabytes-2020 <p>A new report from ABI Research (<a href="http://www.abiresearch.com" title="www.abiresearch.com">www.abiresearch.com</a>) estimates that the volume of data captured by IoT-connected devices exceeded 200 exabytes in 2014. The annual total is forecast to grow seven-fold by the decade’s end, surpassing 1,600 exabytes—or 1.6 zettabytes—in 2020. For scale, 1 zettabyte = 1000exabytes = 1 billion terabytes = 1 trillion gigabytes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/21/data-captured-iot-connections-top-16-zettabytes-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/21/data-captured-iot-connections-top-16-zettabytes-2020#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:21:46 +0000 dsellers 1808601 at http://www.mactech.com Tapping into OTT video’s 24% projected growth is key for Pay TV http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/20/tapping-ott-video%E2%80%99s-24-projected-growth-key-pay-tv <p>The pay TV market has been struggling with increasing customer churn and maintaining ARPU [average revenue per user], and is forecast for only 3.7% CAGR [compound annual growth rate] through 2020, according to ABI Research (<a href="http://www.abiresearch.com" title="www.abiresearch.com">www.abiresearch.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/20/tapping-ott-video%E2%80%99s-24-projected-growth-key-pay-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/20/tapping-ott-video%E2%80%99s-24-projected-growth-key-pay-tv#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:13:50 +0000 dsellers 1807421 at http://www.mactech.com World's largest companies spent $895 billion in tech in 2014 http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/17/worlds-largest-companies-spent-895-billion-tech-2014 <p>IDC research group (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>) estimates that, including internal spending, the world's largest companies spent US$895 billion on technology in 2014.  IT vendors of all flavors long to harness a share of their hefty IT wallets not only for the revenue gains, but also for the bragging rights. </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/17/worlds-largest-companies-spent-895-billion-tech-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/17/worlds-largest-companies-spent-895-billion-tech-2014#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:35:05 +0000 dsellers 1807086 at http://www.mactech.com 3D printing market surpasses $3.3 billion in 2014 http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/16/3d-printing-market-surpasses-33-billion-2014 <p>The Canalys (<a href="http://www.canalys.com" title="www.canalys.com">www.canalys.com</a>) research group estimates that nearly 133,000 3D printers were shipped worldwide in 2014, a substantial increase of 68% from 2013. Additionally, market revenue from 3D printers and their associated materials and services rose to US$3.3 billion, an increase of 34% from 2013.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/16/3d-printing-market-surpasses-33-billion-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/16/3d-printing-market-surpasses-33-billion-2014#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:26:27 +0000 dsellers 1804796 at http://www.mactech.com Global mobile gaming market forecast to top $50 billion by 2019 http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/15/global-mobile-gaming-market-forecast-top-50-billion-2019 <p>Increased adoption of smartphones and tablets has led to the growth of the global mobile gaming market, which is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21.39% from 2015-2019, says research firm Technavio (<a href="http://www.technavio.com" title="www.technavio.com">www.technavio.com</a>).</p> <p>Smart mobile devices have seen huge demand as gaming platforms in recent years. The diverse connectivity options available on these devices like 4G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are helping them edge-out laptops as sought-after platforms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/15/global-mobile-gaming-market-forecast-top-50-billion-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/15/global-mobile-gaming-market-forecast-top-50-billion-2019#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:28:32 +0000 dsellers 1803531 at http://www.mactech.com Smart bulbs marching into the smart home http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/14/smart-bulbs-marching-smart-home <p>Philips kicked off the smart bulb market nearly three years ago with its pricey Hue bulb, but at this year’s CES a horde of new entrants emerged.  The transition from incandescent to more energy efficient bulbs is an opening through which smart bulbs – LED bulbs with wireless radios built in, which can be controlled remotely – are gaining a foothold according to Strategy Analytics (<a href="http://www.strategyanalytics.com" title="www.strategyanalytics.com">www.strategyanalytics.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/14/smart-bulbs-marching-smart-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/04/14/smart-bulbs-marching-smart-home#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:20:45 +0000 dsellers 1803316 at http://www.mactech.com