http://www.mactech.com/blog en Worldwide SMB IT spending to top $676 billion in 2021 http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/24/worldwide-smb-it-spending-top-676-billion-2021 <p>New data from International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that total IT spending by small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) will approach $568 billion in 2017 and increase by more than $100 billion to exceed $676 billion in 2021. </p> <p>With a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5%, spending by businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees on IT hardware, software, and services, including business services, is expected to be slightly stronger than the research group's previous forecast.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/24/worldwide-smb-it-spending-top-676-billion-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/24/worldwide-smb-it-spending-top-676-billion-2021#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:12:00 +0000 dsellers 2109732 at http://www.mactech.com Mobile roaming revenues to fall 11% globally in 2017 http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/24/mobile-roaming-revenues-fall-11-globally-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 operator revenues from international mobile roaming are expected to experience an 11% decline in 2017, as operators introduce “Roam Like at Home” packages in key markets including Europe, North America and Asia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/24/mobile-roaming-revenues-fall-11-globally-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/24/mobile-roaming-revenues-fall-11-globally-2017#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:27:45 +0000 dsellers 2109105 at http://www.mactech.com Worldwide public cloud services spending to reach $266 in 2021 http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/21/worldwide-public-cloud-services-spending-reach-266-2021 <p>Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $266 billion in 2021, according to new data from IDC (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>). Although spending growth will slow somewhat over the 2016-2021 forecast period, the market is expected to achieve a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21%, notes the research group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/21/worldwide-public-cloud-services-spending-reach-266-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/21/worldwide-public-cloud-services-spending-reach-266-2021#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:32:40 +0000 dsellers 2109086 at http://www.mactech.com Most businesses using the cloud spend $100,000-plus on additional security features http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/21/most-businesses-using-cloud-spend-100000-plus-additional-security-features <p>Businesses prefer storing data in the cloud but plan to invest in extra security precautions, according to the second report in Clutch's “Annual Cloud Computing Survey.” Clutch (<a href="https://clutch.co" title="https://clutch.co">https://clutch.co</a>) is a B2B ratings and reviews firm.</p> <p>Nearly 70% of businesses on the cloud prefer storing data in the cloud instead of on a legacy system, and these businesses are willing to invest heavily in keeping their cloud's data secure. In fact, over half of companies surveyed spend more than $100,000 annually on additional cloud security features.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/21/most-businesses-using-cloud-spend-100000-plus-additional-security-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/21/most-businesses-using-cloud-spend-100000-plus-additional-security-features#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:29:10 +0000 dsellers 2109085 at http://www.mactech.com AI, analytics speed up the pace of digital workplace transformation http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/20/ai-analytics-speed-pace-digital-workplace-transformation <p>New research examining how organizations are evolving from a traditional office environment to a digital workplace reveals that gaining competitive advantage and improving business process are among the top goals of their digital transformation strategy. This is according to 40% of 800 organizations in 15 countries on five continents that were interviewed for a new Dimension Data (<a href="http://www.dimensiondata.com" title="www.dimensiondata.com">www.dimensiondata.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/20/ai-analytics-speed-pace-digital-workplace-transformation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/20/ai-analytics-speed-pace-digital-workplace-transformation#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:31:55 +0000 dsellers 2108962 at http://www.mactech.com Nearly 60% of U.S. Broadband Households Subscribe to Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/19/nearly-60-us-broadband-households-subscribe-netflix-amazon-or-hulu <p>A new Parks Associates (<a href="http://www.parksassociates.com" title="www.parksassociates.com">www.parksassociates.com</a>) report notes that 59% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu. </p> <p>The firm's OTT Video Market Tracker service notes that only 6% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to any other OTT service without also having a subscription to one of the top three services, while 3% subscribe to one or more sports OTT video service, including MLB.TV, NFL Game Pass, NBA League Pass, or WWE Network.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/19/nearly-60-us-broadband-households-subscribe-netflix-amazon-or-hulu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/19/nearly-60-us-broadband-households-subscribe-netflix-amazon-or-hulu#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:05:36 +0000 dsellers 2108389 at http://www.mactech.com Peer-to-peer payment transactions to exceed $120 billion this year http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/18/peer-peer-payment-transactions-exceed-120-billion-year <p>The use of mobile peer-to-peer payment apps, such as Venmo, in the US will continue to experience double-digit growth through 2021, according to eMarketer’s (<a href="http://www.emarketer.com" title="www.emarketer.com">www.emarketer.com</a>) latest mobile banking/payments forecast. <br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/18/peer-peer-payment-transactions-exceed-120-billion-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/18/peer-peer-payment-transactions-exceed-120-billion-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:26:40 +0000 dsellers 2109104 at http://www.mactech.com In-Flight Wi-Fi to be Offered on Over Half of Commercial Aircraft by 2022 http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/18/flight-wi-fi-be-offered-over-half-commercial-aircraft-2022 <p>A new report from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) forecasts that commercial aircraft adopting in-flight Wi-Fi services will reach 14,419 globally by 2022, up from an estimated 5,243 in 2017. This will mean that over half of the global fleet will offer such services in 2022, compared with just under a quarter this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/18/flight-wi-fi-be-offered-over-half-commercial-aircraft-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/18/flight-wi-fi-be-offered-over-half-commercial-aircraft-2022#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:44:49 +0000 dsellers 2108280 at http://www.mactech.com IDC study reveals the top three drivers of cloud adoption http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/17/idc-study-reveals-top-three-drivers-cloud-adoption <p>Newly released results from IDC (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>) reveal that the top drivers of cloud adoption include improving agility and security, as well as standardizing IT infrastructure.</p> <p>As multi-cloud environments and hybrid cloud become more prevalent, the survey revealed that 87% of cloud users have adopted some capabilities for a hybrid cloud strategy, an increase of 17% compared to 2016, according to the research group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/17/idc-study-reveals-top-three-drivers-cloud-adoption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/17/idc-study-reveals-top-three-drivers-cloud-adoption#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:27:43 +0000 dsellers 2108097 at http://www.mactech.com Global E-SIM card market to see increases competition http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/17/global-e-sim-card-market-see-increases-competition <p>The global E-SIM card market is predicted to see the entry of a “significant number” of new players and intensifying competition in the future, according to Transparency Market Research (TMR). A few of the prominent players operating in the global E-SIM card market are Apple, Samsung, Gemalto N.V., Giesecke &amp; Devrient, NTT DOCOMO, OT-Morpho, Telefonica S.A., Deutsche Telekom AG, Sierra Wireless., and ST Microelectronics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/17/global-e-sim-card-market-see-increases-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/07/17/global-e-sim-card-market-see-increases-competition#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:25:51 +0000 dsellers 2108096 at http://www.mactech.com