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Worldwide Big Data & Business Analytics Revenues Forecast To Reach $187 Billion In 2019

According to the Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide from 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...

Worldwide Wearables Market Increases 67.2%

A combination of device releases, price reductions, and company rationalizations marked the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16) in the worldwide wearables market. According to data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, total shipment volumes reached 19.7 million...

China Leads APAC In Online Tech Purchasing

Online Chinese consumers are the definitive regional leaders in anticipated online tech purchases and early tech adoption – far outpacing consumers in other developing Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries – according to new research from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). “Given the...

Finance, Tech Offers Best Benefits: Glassdoor

According to a study by Glassdoor, employees in the finance and technology industries are most satisfied with their benefits. The study compares eight industries by employee satisfaction, with overall benefits ratings and with popular benefits such as maternity/paternity leave, 401(k) retirement...

UC Berkeley Releases Cybersecurity Report Analyzing Threat Scenarios

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, has released a report on cybersecurity that lays out five threat scenarios. “Cybersecurity is one of the fastest moving targets in today’s research and policy domains,” said Berkeley professor Steve Weber, faculty director of the center. You can find a PDF version of 'Cybersecurity Futures 2020' here.

Worldwide IT Spending To Decline 0.5 Percent

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.49 trillion in 2016, a decline of 0.5 percent over 2015 spending of $3.5 trillion, according to Gartner. This is down from last quarter's forecast of 0.5 percent growth. The research giant...

72.1M Wearable Devices To Be Shipped In 2015, Estimates IDC

The wearables market maintained its upward trajectory in the first quarter of 2015 as new vendors, including Apple, prepared to enter the market. A new forecast from the Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker estimates that 72.1 million wearable devices will...

Virtual Nose Can Solve Motion Sickness From VR Games, Study Finds

Virtual reality games often cause simulator sickness – inducing vertigo and sometimes nausea - but research findings from the computer graphics technology department at Purdue University, may offer a cure. In the form of a virtual nose. The researchers say that...

Civilian Agency IT Spending To Be More Than $49B Next Year

Fiscal years 2015 and 2016 will deliver a significant boost to federal civilian agency IT spending, says IDC. According to the report, the federal civilian agencies' IT budget for the coming fiscal year will be $49.0 billion, which is...

3.5M Smartphones Sold Every Day In 2014

Last year, on an average, 3.5 million smartphones were sold every day. According to IDC, over 148,000 smartphones were sold every hour; for a total of 1.3 billion handsets sold over the year.

Worldwide Personal Storage Market Finished Flat Last Year: IDC

The worldwide personal and entry-level storage (PELS) shipments remained flat year over year in 2014, finishing the year with 75.7 million units, according to the IDC Worldwide Personal and Entry Level Storage Tracker. Annual shipment values were down -1.5% year...

Verizon Identifies Key Enterprise-Technology Trends For 2015

Strategic network investments will be a major focus point for savvy CIOs in 2015, as companies seek to make sense of big data, transition to the cloud and monetize the Internet of Things (IoT), according to Verizon's list of...

Learning Is Better With Tablets, Finds Harvard-Smithsonian Study

The scale of the universe can be difficult to comprehend. Pretend you are going to make a scale model with a basketball representing the Earth and a tennis ball as the Moon. How far would you hold the tennis...

How Will 2014 Be For The IT Industry? IDC Predicts..

IDC has released its annual predictions for the coming year in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. The predictions for 2014 are influenced by what IDC calls the Third Platform, made up of mobile computing, cloud services, big data...

Tech-Savvy Seniors Seek Digital Healthcare Tools, Finds Accenture

With an estimated 3.5 million U.S. citizens a year expected to reach 65 years-old through 2031, there is more focus on the growing number of tech-savvy seniors (57 percent) who are seeking digital options for managing their health services...