http://www.mactech.com/blog en Internet security market may hit $46.5 billion by 2021 http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/12/internet-security-market-may-hit-465-billion-2021 <p>A new report by Allied Market Research (<a href="http://www.alliedmarketresearch.com" title="www.alliedmarketresearch.com">www.alliedmarketresearch.com</a>) says the world Internet security market is expected to garner $46.5 billion by 2021, registering a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 8.4% from 2016 to 2021.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/12/internet-security-market-may-hit-465-billion-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/12/internet-security-market-may-hit-465-billion-2021#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:55:23 +0000 dsellers 1969876 at http://www.mactech.com Over 90% of smart thermostat, door lock, and sprinkler system owners use cloud-supported services with their devices http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/11/over-90-smart-thermostat-door-lock-and-sprinkler-system-owners-use-cloud-supported-servic <p>New data from Parks Associates (<a href="http://www.parksassociates.com" title="www.parksassociates.com">www.parksassociates.com</a>) reveals that 19% of U.S. broadband households currently own at least one Internet-connected smart home device. </p> <p>These devices, including smart thermostats, sprinkler systems, door locks, and security cameras, offer remote control, monitoring, or notifications via a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Upwards of 90% of device owners use mobile apps to access cloud-supported services associated with their devices, according to the research group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/11/over-90-smart-thermostat-door-lock-and-sprinkler-system-owners-use-cloud-supported-servic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/11/over-90-smart-thermostat-door-lock-and-sprinkler-system-owners-use-cloud-supported-servic#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:52:45 +0000 dsellers 1969331 at http://www.mactech.com Study: retailers’s mobile capabilities lag customer demands http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/10/study-retailers%E2%80%99s-mobile-capabilities-lag-customer-demands <p>Retailers are failing to meet consumer demand for increased convenience while shopping with mobile devices, according to new research from Accenture, which conducted two pieces of research: the Accenture Adaptive Retail report, which surveyed more than 10,000 consumers across 13 countries; and a separate benchmarking study that evaluated a global sample of 162 retailers in 10 countries across multiple industries. </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/10/study-retailers%E2%80%99s-mobile-capabilities-lag-customer-demands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/10/study-retailers%E2%80%99s-mobile-capabilities-lag-customer-demands#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:48:36 +0000 dsellers 1968746 at http://www.mactech.com Gartner: worldwide wearables device sales to grow 18.4% http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/09/gartner-worldwide-wearables-device-sales-grow-184 <p>Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>) forecasts that 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016, an increase of 18.4% from 232.0 million units in 2015.</p> <p>Sales of wearable electronic devices will generate revenue of $28.7 billion in 2016. Of that, $11.5 billion will be from smartwatches.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/09/gartner-worldwide-wearables-device-sales-grow-184" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/09/gartner-worldwide-wearables-device-sales-grow-184#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:38:58 +0000 dsellers 1968736 at http://www.mactech.com 40% of U.S. health care providers’ IT budgets are growing http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/08/40-us-health-care-providers%E2%80%99-it-budgets-are-growing <p>A new report from IDC (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>) examining the results of the “2015–2016 Healthcare Provider Technology Spend Survey” reveals that while 40% of providers reported their IT budgets are still growing, only 25% of providers with growing budgets attribute the growth to electronic health records (EHR), providing evidence that the post-EHR era is upon us as providers turn to optimizing the business for accountable care, adding analytics and care management, and away from massive enterprise EHR projects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/08/40-us-health-care-providers%E2%80%99-it-budgets-are-growing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/08/40-us-health-care-providers%E2%80%99-it-budgets-are-growing#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:02:26 +0000 dsellers 1968086 at http://www.mactech.com Gartner: cloud email gaining traction among global enterprises http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/05/gartner-cloud-email-gaining-traction-among-global-enterprises <p>The cloud email market is still in the early stages of adoption with 13% of identified publicly listed companies globally using one of the two main cloud email vendors, according to Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>).</p> <p>A recent study by the research group found that 8.5 percent of public companies in the sample use cloud email from Microsoft's Office 365 service, while 4.7% use Google Apps for Work. The remaining 87% of companies surveyed have on-premises, hybrid, hosted or private cloud email managed by smaller vendors. </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/05/gartner-cloud-email-gaining-traction-among-global-enterprises" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/05/gartner-cloud-email-gaining-traction-among-global-enterprises#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:41:49 +0000 dsellers 1968076 at http://www.mactech.com Rising number of smart homes will drive the global connected devices market http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/04/rising-number-smart-homes-will-drive-global-connected-devices-market <p>The global connected device market is set to reach $6.2 million by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of over 10%, according to new data from the Technavio (<a href="http://www.technavio.com" title="www.technavio.com">www.technavio.com</a>) research group.</p> <p>In 2015, the Americas was the largest market for connected devices, accounting for almost 46% of the overall market share. Technavio’s report states that rapid advances in technology and changing consumer preferences regarding the use of electronic devices are the main factors contributing to market growth in this region.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/04/rising-number-smart-homes-will-drive-global-connected-devices-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/04/rising-number-smart-homes-will-drive-global-connected-devices-market#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:28:20 +0000 dsellers 1965071 at http://www.mactech.com 1-in-3 home Wi-Fi routers to double as public hotspots by 2017 http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/03/1-3-home-wi-fi-routers-double-public-hotspots-2017 <p>A new study from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) predicts that at least one in three home routers will be used as public Wi-Fi hotspots by 2017, and that the total installed base of such dual-use routers will reach 366 million globally by the end of 2020.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/03/1-3-home-wi-fi-routers-double-public-hotspots-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/03/1-3-home-wi-fi-routers-double-public-hotspots-2017#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:13:25 +0000 dsellers 1965066 at http://www.mactech.com Fitness devices to dominate the wearables market until 2018 http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/02/fitness-devices-dominate-wearables-market-until-2018 <p>New data from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) shows that fitness wearables will remain the primary wearable device, with smartwatches being less commonly used for the next three years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/02/fitness-devices-dominate-wearables-market-until-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/02/fitness-devices-dominate-wearables-market-until-2018#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:55:51 +0000 dsellers 1961086 at http://www.mactech.com The Northern Spy: why does the stock market always overreact? http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/01/northern-spy-why-does-stock-market-always-overreact <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-upload-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_upload_image" width="125" height="85" alt="" src="http://cdn.mactech.com/sites/default/files/NorthernSpyLogo_52.jpg?1454363904" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>By Rick Sutcliffe</strong></p> <p>Why is it that supposedly hard-headed evidence-based fact-found business and IT decision makers seem so driven instead by emotional and personal considerations?</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/01/northern-spy-why-does-stock-market-always-overreact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/02/01/northern-spy-why-does-stock-market-always-overreact#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:58:47 +0000 dsellers 1968226 at http://www.mactech.com