http://www.mactech.com/blog en Vehicle-to-vehicle communication tech driven by driverless cars http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/21/vehicle-vehicle-communication-tech-driven-driverless-cars <p>While early implementations of V2V-equipped vehicles will start appearing in the next years—partially driven by Europe’s C2C-CC consortium—wide-scale deployments should not be expected before 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/2015/01/21/vehicle-vehicle-communication-tech-driven-driverless-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/21/vehicle-vehicle-communication-tech-driven-driverless-cars#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:59:37 +0000 dsellers 1756801 at http://www.mactech.com E-waste management market to reach $49.4 billion by 2020 http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/20/e-waste-management-market-reach-494-billion-2020 <p>A new report from Allied Market Research (<a href="http://www.alliedmarketresearch.com" title="www.alliedmarketresearch.com">www.alliedmarketresearch.com</a>) says that the global E-waste management market will reach an amount of US$49.4 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 23.5% during 2014-2020.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/20/e-waste-management-market-reach-494-billion-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/20/e-waste-management-market-reach-494-billion-2020#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:43:03 +0000 dsellers 1755856 at http://www.mactech.com One-in-four to buy new TVs in 2015 (and spend more doing it) http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/28/one-four-buy-new-tvs-2015-and-spend-more-doing-it <p>Year-over-year survey results from FatWallet.com show consumers flip flop on when to find best TV deals, ranking Black Friday just ahead of Super Bowl sales this year, while 1 in 4 now choose to stream TV programming.<br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/28/one-four-buy-new-tvs-2015-and-spend-more-doing-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/28/one-four-buy-new-tvs-2015-and-spend-more-doing-it#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:15:40 +0000 dsellers 1755846 at http://www.mactech.com Annual IT spending by Western European healthcare providers to reach $14.6 billion http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/26/annual-it-spending-western-european-healthcare-providers-reach-146-billion <p>According to a new IT spending forecast report published by IDC Health Insights (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>), IT investment by the Western European healthcare sector is forecast to grow from US$13.2 billion in 2013 to $14.6 billion in 2018. </p> <p>Growth will be driven especially by software (4.6%), while investments in IT services will grow more slowly (1.6%). Hardware spending is expected to decrease over the 2017 horizon (-1.0%), according to the IDC research group. The Western European healthcare provider market continues to show moderate IT spending growth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/26/annual-it-spending-western-european-healthcare-providers-reach-146-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/26/annual-it-spending-western-european-healthcare-providers-reach-146-billion#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:21:26 +0000 dsellers 1760561 at http://www.mactech.com Global embedded telematics increasingly appearing in new vehicles http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/14/global-embedded-telematics-increasingly-appearing-new-vehicles <p>Market intelligence firm ABI Research (<a href="http://www.abiresearch.com" title="www.abiresearch.com">www.abiresearch.com</a>) finds the penetration of embedded telematics in new vehicles will increase from 13.4% in 2014 to 52% in 2020.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/14/global-embedded-telematics-increasingly-appearing-new-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/14/global-embedded-telematics-increasingly-appearing-new-vehicles#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:44:30 +0000 dsellers 1752731 at http://www.mactech.com SIM card market reached 5.2 billion units in 2014 http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/23/sim-card-market-reached-52-billion-units-2014 <p>ABI Research (<a href="http://www.abiresearch.com" title="www.abiresearch.com">www.abiresearch.com</a>) forecasts that global SIM card shipments will reach 5.2 billion units in 2014, marking a revitalizing 5.32% increase from 2013. LTE, NFC, and M2M have successfully paved their way into the industry and are considered the trends for the next few years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/23/sim-card-market-reached-52-billion-units-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/23/sim-card-market-reached-52-billion-units-2014#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:15:11 +0000 dsellers 1754726 at http://www.mactech.com Ease of use is vital for companies to communicate with customers http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/16/ease-use-vital-companies-communicate-customers <p>A new survey from the IDC research group (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>) revealed that the most important characteristic to ensure satisfaction in communicating with a company is the ease of use/simplicity of process.</p> <p>According to the survey, on average, 65% of respondents said they were satisfied with the communication options available. The 18-24 and 25-34 year age groups were the least satisfied, both with 62% satisfaction with the breadth of channel options compared to 65% overall. Seventy-one percent of respondents said that communicating with a company using their preferred channel is very important.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/16/ease-use-vital-companies-communicate-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/16/ease-use-vital-companies-communicate-customers#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:11:33 +0000 dsellers 1754721 at http://www.mactech.com Business needs to reset its purpose to attract Millennials http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/14/business-needs-reset-its-purpose-attract-millennials <p>Business should focus on people and purpose, not just products and profits in the 21st century according to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited's (Deloitte Global) fourth annual Millennial Survey. This and other findings from the survey suggest businesses, particularly in developed markets, will need to make significant changes to attract and retain the future workforce. </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/14/business-needs-reset-its-purpose-attract-millennials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/14/business-needs-reset-its-purpose-attract-millennials#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:38:32 +0000 dsellers 1752741 at http://www.mactech.com TV, movies drive the online video market http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/19/tv-movies-drive-online-video-market <p>User-generated content (UGC) or more broadly speaking, short-form video (from services like YouTube and Dailymotion), has become far more than cats playing the piano, 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/2015/01/19/tv-movies-drive-online-video-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/19/tv-movies-drive-online-video-market#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:03:20 +0000 dsellers 1755711 at http://www.mactech.com Market for IoT analytics to reach US$5.7 billion in 2015 http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/13/market-iot-analytics-reach-us57-billion-2015 <p>A new market analysis by ABI Research (<a href="http://www.abiresearch.com" title="www.abiresearch.com">www.abiresearch.com</a>) finds that the revenues from integrating, storing, analyzing, and presenting Internet of Things (IoT) data will reach US$5.7 billion in 2015. In the next five years, the market will expand dramatically, to an extent that in 2020 it is estimated to account for nearly one-third of all big data and analytics revenues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/13/market-iot-analytics-reach-us57-billion-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2015/01/13/market-iot-analytics-reach-us57-billion-2015#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:17:18 +0000 dsellers 1750721 at http://www.mactech.com