http://www.mactech.com/blog en Cellular M2M connections to reach 1.3 billion by 2022 http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/23/cellular-m2m-connections-reach-13-billion-2022 <p>A new report from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) has found that the total number of cellular M2M connections will reach 1.3 billion by 2022, representing a 220% increase from an estimated 400 million in 2017.</p> <p>The research group found that emerging cellular networks, including NB-IoT, LTE-M and 5G, will grow together to account for just under 10% of all cellular M2M connections by 2022. Operators are now racing to provide the underlying connectivity for the future high growth of connections, spurred on by the enabled emerging use cases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/23/cellular-m2m-connections-reach-13-billion-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/23/cellular-m2m-connections-reach-13-billion-2022#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:39:44 +0000 dsellers 2131898 at http://www.mactech.com Seniors are growing more comfortable with tech http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/23/seniors-are-growing-more-comfortable-tech <p>The technology divide between older and younger generations may not be as wide as you think. According to a recent survey of 1,000 seniors issued by Senior Helpers (<a href="http://www.seniorhelpers.com" title="www.seniorhelpers.com">www.seniorhelpers.com</a>), aprovider of in-home senior care, more than 68 percent of people ages 65+ rate their technology skills either average or above average.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/23/seniors-are-growing-more-comfortable-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/23/seniors-are-growing-more-comfortable-tech#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:59:02 +0000 dsellers 2131156 at http://www.mactech.com IDC: IT infrastructure spending shifting to cloud IT environments http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/23/idc-it-infrastructure-spending-shifting-cloud-it-environments <p>According to a new forecast from IDC (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>), total spending on IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switches) for deployment in cloud environments is expected to total $46.5 billion in 2017 with year-over-year growth of 20.9%.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/23/idc-it-infrastructure-spending-shifting-cloud-it-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/23/idc-it-infrastructure-spending-shifting-cloud-it-environments#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:01:03 +0000 dsellers 2131165 at http://www.mactech.com Gartner: global IT spending will reach $3.7 trillion in 2018 http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/22/gartner-global-it-spending-will-reach-37-trillion-2018 <p>Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.5% from 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/22/gartner-global-it-spending-will-reach-37-trillion-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/22/gartner-global-it-spending-will-reach-37-trillion-2018#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:40:02 +0000 dsellers 2130996 at http://www.mactech.com Juniper Research: one billion mobile devices to access QR codes by 2022 http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/19/juniper-research-one-billion-mobile-devices-access-qr-codes-2022 <p>The fourth quarter of 2017 has seen some exciting changes to a number of important segments in the fintech and payments markets. Updated Q4 research from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) predicts that the value of Bitcoin transactions will peak at $1.17 trillion next year, before collapsing to $57 billion in 2020.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/19/juniper-research-one-billion-mobile-devices-access-qr-codes-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/19/juniper-research-one-billion-mobile-devices-access-qr-codes-2022#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:27:50 +0000 dsellers 2130995 at http://www.mactech.com Semiconductor revenue projected to growth 7.5% this year http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/18/semiconductor-revenue-projected-growth-75-year <p>Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $451 billion in 2018, an increase of 7.5% from $419 billion in 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>). This represents a near doubling of the research group’s previous estimate of 4%growth for 2018.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/18/semiconductor-revenue-projected-growth-75-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/18/semiconductor-revenue-projected-growth-75-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:32:16 +0000 dsellers 2130854 at http://www.mactech.com Marketing now harnessing the power of AI and ML http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/17/marketing-now-harnessing-power-ai-and-ml <p>In his annual letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos referred to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Amazon’s own SaaS (Software as a Service) offering.  <br /> Kyle Tkachuk, CEO at lead gen software as a service (SaaS) company Clickback, fully agrees with this assessment – referencing a recent demonstration of AI used in B2B marketing applications.<br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/17/marketing-now-harnessing-power-ai-and-ml" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/17/marketing-now-harnessing-power-ai-and-ml#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:23:54 +0000 dsellers 2130852 at http://www.mactech.com Customer privacy at risk when companies become complacent about data security http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/17/customer-privacy-risk-when-companies-become-complacent-about-data-security <p>As new estimates predict cybercrime costs will exceed $2 trillion by 2019, many consumers are wary of letting companies handle their personal data, according to Spohn Security Solutions offers advice on how to handle and defend against such problems. </p> <p>Lack of diligence in the business world has dominated headlines, leading to serious mistrust on the part of consumers. Currently, 68% of consumers don’t trust companies to handle their personal data securely and keep it protected from hackers, according to Spohn.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/17/customer-privacy-risk-when-companies-become-complacent-about-data-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/17/customer-privacy-risk-when-companies-become-complacent-about-data-security#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:22:39 +0000 dsellers 2130851 at http://www.mactech.com Public cloud revenues grow 25.5% year-over-year http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/16/public-cloud-revenues-grow-255-year-over-year <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 25.5% year over year in the third quarter of 2017 (3Q17), reaching $11.3 billion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/16/public-cloud-revenues-grow-255-year-over-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/16/public-cloud-revenues-grow-255-year-over-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0000 dsellers 2130633 at http://www.mactech.com Apple and Google bringing social payments to the masses http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/15/apple-and-google-bringing-social-payments-masses <p>A new study from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) has found that the global number of registered mobile domestic money transfer users is expected to reach 2.5 billion this year, up from an estimated 1.7 billion in 2016.</p> <p>This will be driven by social media apps such as WeChat, Facebook and others already witnessing a dramatic rise in service usage, alongside new services including Apple Pay Cash, and Zelle Pay; with leading mobile money services driving growth in emerging markets, adds the research group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/15/apple-and-google-bringing-social-payments-masses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2018/01/15/apple-and-google-bringing-social-payments-masses#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:32:38 +0000 dsellers 2130128 at http://www.mactech.com