http://www.mactech.com/blog en Entrepreneurs choose the career path of most resistance http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/31/entrepreneurs-choose-career-path-most-resistance <p>In its annual survey of high net worth business owners (<a href="http://www.ustrust.com/survey" title="www.ustrust.com/survey">www.ustrust.com/survey</a>), U.S. Trust found that business ownership can be challenging, but most entrepreneurs wouldn’t consider any other line of work and have personally invested themselves and their families in their businesses. While there are distinct differences between younger and older owners, entrepreneurs of all ages share a strong desire to control their own destiny.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/31/entrepreneurs-choose-career-path-most-resistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/31/entrepreneurs-choose-career-path-most-resistance#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 31 May 2016 11:54:04 +0000 dsellers 2023641 at http://www.mactech.com Big data, business analytics revenues to reach $187 billion in 2019 http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/27/big-data-business-analytics-revenues-reach-187-billion-2019 <p>According to the new “Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide” from International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will grow from nearly $122 billion in 2015 to more than $187 billion in 2019, an increase of more than 50% over the five-year forecast period. The new Spending Guide expands on IDC's previous forecasts by offering greater revenue detail by technology, industry, and geography.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/27/big-data-business-analytics-revenues-reach-187-billion-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/27/big-data-business-analytics-revenues-reach-187-billion-2019#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 27 May 2016 11:47:53 +0000 dsellers 2023636 at http://www.mactech.com Technavio: mobile ad spending revenue to surge http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/26/technavio-mobile-ad-spending-revenue-surge <p>Technavio (<a href="http://www.technavio.com" title="www.technavio.com">www.technavio.com</a>) is forecasting positive growth for many segments of the publishing and advertising market over the next four years as several markets, including mobile ad spending, programmatic ads, and advertising display, will witness an increase in revenues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/26/technavio-mobile-ad-spending-revenue-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/26/technavio-mobile-ad-spending-revenue-surge#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 26 May 2016 11:31:42 +0000 dsellers 2022751 at http://www.mactech.com Survey: cybersecurity fears rising, online commerce shrinking http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/24/survey-cybersecurity-fears-rising-online-commerce-shrinking <p>A survey shows cybersecurity fears about breaches, identity theft, and privacy violations are taking a severe toll on the public trust and online commerce. </p> <p>On May 13, the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released more analysis of its 2015 survey of 41,000 Americans on the topic of online security and privacy. As Violet Blue (@violetblue) summed it up in a post on Peerlyst (<a href="https://www.peerlyst.com" title="https://www.peerlyst.com">https://www.peerlyst.com</a>), "Trust in digital security is flatlining.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/24/survey-cybersecurity-fears-rising-online-commerce-shrinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/24/survey-cybersecurity-fears-rising-online-commerce-shrinking#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 24 May 2016 11:32:17 +0000 dsellers 2022176 at http://www.mactech.com Gartner: smartphone sales grew 3.9% in first quarter http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/24/gartner-smartphone-sales-grew-39-first-quarter <p>Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 349 million units in the first quarter of 2016, a 3.9% increase over the same period in 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>). Smartphone sales represented 78% of total mobile phone sales in the first quarter of 2016, notes the research group.</p> <p>Sales were driven by demand for low-cost smartphones in emerging markets and for affordable 4G smartphones, led by 4G connectivity promotion plans from communications service providers (CSPs) in many markets worldwide.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/24/gartner-smartphone-sales-grew-39-first-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/24/gartner-smartphone-sales-grew-39-first-quarter#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 24 May 2016 11:06:21 +0000 dsellers 2022166 at http://www.mactech.com Organizations are experiencing a slow shift to public cloud http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/23/organizations-are-experiencing-slow-shift-public-cloud <p>Transitioning to a public cloud is a slow-moving process for most businesses, according to a new study by Softchoice, a managed services provider. The study, The State of Cloud Readiness, found that while progress is at hand, 61%of organizations are still experimenting with or have limited use of public cloud and less than 14% consider public cloud to be an internal corporate standard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/23/organizations-are-experiencing-slow-shift-public-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/23/organizations-are-experiencing-slow-shift-public-cloud#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 23 May 2016 11:29:41 +0000 dsellers 2020976 at http://www.mactech.com Intel reveals security risks associated with unsafe online searches http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/20/intel-reveals-security-risks-associated-unsafe-online-searches <p>Intel Security has released findings from its new study, “Online Security Diet: You Are What You Click,” which examines the online behaviors and attitudes of Americans ages 21 to 54 toward dieting clickbait. The research revealed that when it comes to the desire for the ideal body, people may be willing to sacrifice their online security if it takes them a step closer to achieving desired results.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/20/intel-reveals-security-risks-associated-unsafe-online-searches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/20/intel-reveals-security-risks-associated-unsafe-online-searches#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 20 May 2016 11:02:35 +0000 dsellers 2020956 at http://www.mactech.com 2.3 million households own a VR headset http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/19/23-million-households-own-vr-headset <p>New data from Parks Associates (<a href="http://www.parksassociates.com" title="www.parksassociates.com">www.parksassociates.com</a>) shows that 2% of U.S. broadband households, or 2.3 million households, own a virtual reality headset. The research firm’s survey of 10,000 U.S. broadband households reveals 5% of U.S. broadband households plan to buy a VR headset in 2016, an increase from only 1% who made a purchase the year prior.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/19/23-million-households-own-vr-headset" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/19/23-million-households-own-vr-headset#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 19 May 2016 11:30:35 +0000 dsellers 2020411 at http://www.mactech.com China will account for 40% of VR headset shipments this year http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/18/china-will-account-40-vr-headset-shipments-year <p>Canalys (<a href="http://www.canalys.com" title="www.canalys.com">www.canalys.com</a>) predicts vendors will ship 6.3 million virtual reality (VR) headsets worldwide in 2016, of which 40% will be in China. </p> <p>VR has the potential to thrive in the country and the research group believes competition will be fierce this year. Barriers to enter the VR market have been lowered. Local vendors are releasing VR headsets that overcome the quality and performance issues of simple viewers, such as Samsung’s Gear VR and Google’s Cardboard. </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/18/china-will-account-40-vr-headset-shipments-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/18/china-will-account-40-vr-headset-shipments-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 18 May 2016 11:57:37 +0000 dsellers 2018841 at http://www.mactech.com 98% of British consumers happy with their mobile banking service http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/17/98-british-consumers-happy-their-mobile-banking-service <p>A consumer survey conducted by leading mobile commerce analyst firm Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) has found near universal satisfaction amongst UK mobile banking users, with 98% of those surveyed stating that they were “very happy” or “quite happy” with their service.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/17/98-british-consumers-happy-their-mobile-banking-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2016/05/17/98-british-consumers-happy-their-mobile-banking-service#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 17 May 2016 11:53:05 +0000 dsellers 2017741 at http://www.mactech.com