http://www.mactech.com/blog en IDC: 3D printer shipments grew nearly 20% in 2015 http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/24/idc-3d-printer-shipments-grew-nearly-20-2015 <p>New data from IDC (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>) says that 3D printer shipments in the United States grew by almost 20% in 2015 compared to 2014. What’s more, total 3D printer shipments in the U.S. are expected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 16% through 2020.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/24/idc-3d-printer-shipments-grew-nearly-20-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/24/idc-3d-printer-shipments-grew-nearly-20-2015#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:28:14 +0000 dsellers 2033881 at http://www.mactech.com 23% of Millennials are OTT-only broadband households http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/23/23-millennials-are-ott-only-broadband-households <p>New data from Parks Associates (<a href="http://www.parksassociates.com" title="www.parksassociates.com">www.parksassociates.com</a>) finds that 23% of Millennial heads of household are OTT-only households, higher than the national average of 15% among all U.S broadband households. </p> <p>The firm's analysts also note that 61% of Millennials subscribe to both pay-TV and OTT services, also higher than the national average of 52%. Other key points from the Parks Associates OTT research:</p> <p>° Nearly 60% of OTT video services in the North American market are subscription-based.</p> <p>° 64% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to an OTT video service, up from 59% in 2015.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/23/23-millennials-are-ott-only-broadband-households" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/23/23-millennials-are-ott-only-broadband-households#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:46:45 +0000 dsellers 2033431 at http://www.mactech.com Online fraud detection spending to reach $9.2 billion by 2020 http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/21/online-fraud-detection-spending-reach-92-billion-2020 <p>A new study from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) has found that eCommerce merchants and financial institutions will be investing heavily in online fraud detection solutions over the next five years, with annual spending reaching $9.2 billion by 2020, up by 30% on current levels..</p> <p>According to the research, fraudsters now perceive mobile payment channels to be particularly vulnerable (and therefore attractive targets) as many organisations have yet to apply the same levels of protection to mobile as they have to desktop transactions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/21/online-fraud-detection-spending-reach-92-billion-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/21/online-fraud-detection-spending-reach-92-billion-2020#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:41:35 +0000 dsellers 2032681 at http://www.mactech.com Business smartphone sales flat year-over-year http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/20/business-smartphone-sales-flat-year-over-year <p>Over 110 million enterprise smartphones and tablets were shipped worldwide in the first quarter [Q1] 2016, according to Strategy Analytics (<a href="http://www.strategyanalytics.com" title="www.strategyanalytics.com">www.strategyanalytics.com</a>). W</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/20/business-smartphone-sales-flat-year-over-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/20/business-smartphone-sales-flat-year-over-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:07:36 +0000 dsellers 2031151 at http://www.mactech.com Survey: U.S. app developers turning to Latin markets http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/17/survey-us-app-developers-turning-latin-markets <p>A new survey from One Hour Translation (<a href="http://tinyurl.com/z2dc859" title="http://tinyurl.com/z2dc859">http://tinyurl.com/z2dc859</a>), the world’s largest online translation agency, maps the leading languages into which English-language are translated by app developers from the United States and United Kingdom.</p> <p>According to data from the first quarter of 2016, about 28% of all mobile applications written in English by U.S. developers are intended for localization in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. In the United Kingdom, the rate is even higher: 55%.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/17/survey-us-app-developers-turning-latin-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/17/survey-us-app-developers-turning-latin-markets#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:53:24 +0000 dsellers 2031116 at http://www.mactech.com Will 2016 be the year that WiGig takes off? http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/16/will-2016-be-year-wigig-takes <p>WiGig has emerged as one of the most promising Wi-Fi standards in the recent few years with high speed data rates up to 7 Gbps operating in the 60 GHz band.</p> <p>WiGig products have been on the market since 2013 (e.g. Dell Docking station) but the market has been slow to develop given a lack of compelling use cases and the need for development of new chip-sets to lower cost and drive usage. Much development work has been done in the last few years by OEMs and chip vendors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/16/will-2016-be-year-wigig-takes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/16/will-2016-be-year-wigig-takes#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:52:19 +0000 dsellers 2031021 at http://www.mactech.com Gartner: smartphone technologies that can’t be ignored http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/15/gartner-smartphone-technologies-can%E2%80%99t-be-ignored <p>The smartphone market is getting more complex and dynamic, as well as maturing and being highly commoditized. In such mature market, technology improvements in smartphone has brought incremental enhancements and these are often not perceived by users as critical for them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/15/gartner-smartphone-technologies-can%E2%80%99t-be-ignored" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/15/gartner-smartphone-technologies-can%E2%80%99t-be-ignored#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:48:32 +0000 dsellers 2031011 at http://www.mactech.com Online on on-site backup? Most SMBs prefer both http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/14/online-site-backup-most-smbs-prefer-both <p>When it comes to the critical task of backing up data, nearly half of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the US say using both on-site and online solutions are important and necessary, according to a new survey by Clutch, a B2B research firm. In fact, many SMBs steadfastly hold to on-site backup, with 42% of those surveyed reporting that it's more important than online backup.<br /> I</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/14/online-site-backup-most-smbs-prefer-both" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/14/online-site-backup-most-smbs-prefer-both#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:37:23 +0000 dsellers 2033301 at http://www.mactech.com Parks Associates: almost 50% of smart home devices are self-installed http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/14/parks-associates-almost-50-smart-home-devices-are-self-installed <p>New data from Parks Associates (<a href="http://www.parksassociates.com" title="www.parksassociates.com">www.parksassociates.com</a>) shows that wireless home security sales are increasing and almost one-half of home security owners in the U.S. have a self-installed home security system that connects wirelessly to sensors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/14/parks-associates-almost-50-smart-home-devices-are-self-installed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/14/parks-associates-almost-50-smart-home-devices-are-self-installed#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:14:52 +0000 dsellers 2030641 at http://www.mactech.com Digital skills gap slows push to build digital factories http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/13/digital-skills-gap-slows-push-build-digital-factories <p>Although the majority of manufacturers have implemented digital platforms, more than half (51 percent) lack the skills to operate digital factories, according to a new study from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The Accenture Strategy report (www/accenture.com) revealed that the more successful manufacturers have advanced talent strategies in place to digitally enable the workforce of the future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/13/digital-skills-gap-slows-push-build-digital-factories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/06/13/digital-skills-gap-slows-push-build-digital-factories#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:48:44 +0000 dsellers 2026941 at http://www.mactech.com