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BYOD Trend Shifts to Mobile Virtualization
March 25, 2015 As the BYOD market grows 25 percent annually, companies are embracing mobile virtualization to easy anywhere, anytime...

Small Businesses Wake Up to Content Security
March 24, 2015 Small businesses have become more aware of the need for content security -- increasing their spend as small business...

Enterprises Fail Mobile App Security Testing
March 23, 2015 Most enterprise apps lack proper mobile security testing, according to a new research report. Even worse, 33 percent aren't...

Talent Remains Key Big Data Challenge
March 18, 2015 Sixty-one percent of IT leaders expect spending on big data initiatives to increase, but finding the right big data talent...

Big Data, IoT Set to Ride and Guide the Railways
March 17, 2015 The move to digital railway systems worldwide is fueling a need for big data and major IT platform investments, according to...

DevOps Set to Invade 25% of Global 2000 Companies
March 16, 2015 DevOps will evolve from a niche to a mainstream strategy used by 25% of global 2000 organizations by 2016, according to a...

Worldwide Storage Market Shows Momentum
March 11, 2015 The worldwide storage market showed strong performance in Q4 2014. Here's a look at storage sales data and key trends,...

Talent, Budget and ROI Questions Hinder IT Progress
March 10, 2015 Nearly 95 percent of IT professionals say adopting significant new technologies is important, yet many cited barriers to...

App Users' Top 3 Usability Demands
March 9, 2015 Businesses that fail to deliver a positive mobile app experience risk losing as much as a quarter of their customer base,...

Healthcare Cyber Security Needs New Medicine
March 4, 2015 The healthcare sector is ill-prepared for the cyber security threats that face the industry, according to research firm ABI...

More CEOs Discover Power of Analytics
March 3, 2015 CEOs are looking to digital tools such as data analytics, mobile, cybersecurity and the Internet of Things to help them seize...

Best IT Outcomes Involve CIOs Who Influence Business, Data Strategy
March 2, 2015 A new survey of business and IT executives by McKinsey shows that IT performance increases across the board when CIOs are...

Large Enterprises Prep Cybersecurity Response Plans
February 25, 2015 By 2018, 40% of large enterprises will have formal plans to address aggressive cybersecurity business disruption attacks, up...

Software Defined Storage (SDS) Gaining Momentum
February 24, 2015 The global software-defined storage (SDS) market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 35% from 2014 to...

Retail CIOs Press the Security Button
February 23, 2015 Managing data security is the most urgent focus area for retail CIOs, according to a new study from the National Retail...

Messy Big Data Overwhelms Data Scientists
February 20, 2015 Data scientists see messy, disorganized data as a major hurdle preventing them from doing what they find most interesting in...

Biometric Security Market Accelerates
February 20, 2015 Eager to move beyond passwords and staff identity badges, demand for biometric access technologies among enterprises,...

Governments Must Embrace IoT for Smart Cities
February 18, 2015 The Internet of Things (IoT) can provide U.S. state and local government executives with access to timely, granular and...

Healthcare Industry Explores Data Monetization
February 12, 2015 Financial pressures and technology trends are accelerating the pace of change in the healthcare industry, and are increasing...

IoT Optimism Grows Despite Strategic Questions
February 10, 2015 More than 40% of organizations expect the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform their business or offer significant new...

Data Economy Becomes "We" Economy
February 9, 2015 Accenture has identified a 180-degree shift to what it calls the “We Economy” that is re-shaping markets.

Real Time Third Platform Coming of Age
February 3, 2015 Nearly two-thirds of global competitive strategies will require real-time "third platform" computing technologies by 2016,...

Smart Glasses Find Vertical Market Niches
February 3, 2015 Unit shipments of smart glasses will jump nearly 150% in 2015 as they find enterprise niches within several vertical markets.

Only 30 Percent of Digital Business Transformations Will Succeed
January 28, 2015 Digital business transformations require bold actions and new business models -- but only 30 percent will succeed, according...

Industrial Internet of Things (IoT): Big Opportunities, Challenges
January 27, 2015 The “Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT) could contribute $14.2 trillion to world output by 2030, according to new research...

Big Data's Disconnect: CXO vs Employee Views
January 26, 2015 There’s an apparent disconnect between how CEOs see the current status and benefits of data initiatives and how lower-level...

Short-handed CXOs Hire Professional Security Services
January 22, 2015 The shortage of in-house security expertise is compelling many organizations worldwide to turn to professional security...

Machine-to-Machine Rides Vertical Market Boost
January 21, 2015 The global mobile machine-to-machine (M2M) module market will accelerate more noticeably in 2015, and ultimately to nearly...

On-Premises Financial Systems: Too Complex?
January 20, 2015 Finance professionals are frustrated by the costs, inefficiency and the overall lack of control they have with legacy...

Cloud Security Concerns Shift From IT to Boardroom
January 14, 2015 The vast majority of IT and security managers concede they don't know the number of shadow IT cloud apps within their...

Large Enterprises Embrace Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
January 13, 2015 Large and midsize companies are embracing Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offerings that feature hybrid cloud...

Next User Experience Battleground: Mobile Customer Experience
January 12, 2015 Mobile customer service will change dramatically from now through 2018. A range of new technologies is set to improve end user...

Flash Storage In the Data Center Catching On
January 7, 2015 The storage industry continues to evolve and the flash-based array market, including all-flash arrays (AFAs) and hybrid flash...

Big Data Paves Way for Hyper Smart Transportation Era
January 6, 2015 Big data and virtualization will dominate the coming “hyper smart” transportation era, according to a new r report from ABI...

In-Memory, Real-Time Analytics Reaches Tipping Point
January 5, 2015 A majority of financial services organizations (58%) use in-memory technologies, which provide the level of processing power...

Social Media Marketing Reaches Inflection Point
December 31, 2014 Social media sites are playing an increasingly important role in marketing and customer relations efforts for many...

Cyber Hacks Ignite Web Application Firewall Market
December 30, 2014 High-profile data breaches are pushing organizations to proactively evaluate Web Application Firewalls as a way to minimize...

Top 5 Mobile Technology Trends, Highlights of 2014
December 29, 2014 The past year has been a busy one for the mobile technology market, as organizations continue to ramp up their...

Top Cloud Computing Services Trends of 2014
December 23, 2014 The cloud has become a significant part of the IT environment at many organizations, as they adopt public, private and hybrid...

Top Big Data Developments, Trends of 2014
December 22, 2014 This has been a big year for big data and advanced analytics, with many companies looking to leverage their vast stores of...

Internet of Things Will Redefine Identity Management
December 18, 2014 The Internet of Things (IoT) will redefine how businesses manage identity and access management (IAM), according to Gartner Inc.

How To Differentiate? Software Is the Answer
December 16, 2014 Software is fast becoming a key driver of differentiation and innovation. Organizations need to change the way they design,...

Biometrics-related IT Services Market Set to Boom
December 15, 2014 The global market for services based on gesture and biometric interface technologies will be worth an estimated $1.2 billion...

Top Social Media Corporate Priorities for 2015
December 10, 2014 Businesses are working to find the right social media marketing talent as Mobile, Cloud, Big Data and IoT complicate the...

Internet of Things Requires This Missing Piece
December 10, 2014 Digitalization, mobility, the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) will dominate organizations’ integration and middleware...

Mobile Enterprise App Market Shifting to Codeless Tools
December 8, 2014 By 2018, more than half of users will go to a tablet or smartphone first for all online activities, according to new research...

Recovery as a Service Fuels Cloud IaaS Growth
December 4, 2014 Increasing demand for recovery-as-a service, among other services, will fuel IaaS and cloud market growth worldwide, according...

Healthcare Cyber Attacks Are Universal
December 3, 2014 Today's healthcare organizations are at greater risk of a cyber attack than ever, in part because electronic health...

Endpoint Security, Strategic Planning Suffer IT Disconnect
December 1, 2014 Information security professionals in general want a single, comprehensive endpoint security system, but endpoint security...

3-D Printing Set to Revolutionize Several Industries
November 28, 2014 The possibility of 3-D printing’s evolution from a tool to create jewelry and spare parts to one that can print cars is...

Bring Your Own Tablets Delivers IT Savings
November 25, 2014 Tablet bring-your-own device (BYOD) programs offer better opportunities for organizations than that of enterprise...

81% of Companies Shifting Mission Critical Apps to Cloud
November 24, 2014 More than 80 percent of companies expect to have at least one mission critical application running in the cloud within two...

Research: Internet of Things Becomes Big Priority
November 19, 2014 A majority of decision makers surveyed understand the Internet of Things (IoT) and are in the process of deploying IoT as part...

Internet of Things: 25B IoT Devices By 2020 Says Gartner
November 18, 2014 Some 4.9 billion connected “things” will be in use in 2015, up 30% from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020, according to...

Robot Operating System (ROS) Going Mainstream?
November 17, 2014 Robot Operating System (ROS) -- open source software libraries, tools and a run-time environment -- reduces the complexity of...

Insurers Gradually Embrace Cloud Computing
November 14, 2014 Insurers are coming to grips with security concerns about the cloud as they gain more familiarity with the technology and...

Top 50 Technology, Communications Companies
November 12, 2014 The top 50 information and communications (ICT) companies in the field of digitization include IBM, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle and...

Survey: Disaster Recovery from Backup in 2 Hours?
November 11, 2014 A majority of organizations identify data backup and recovery as critical, yet most also think current methodologies for...

Electronic Health Records: $80B Savings By 2019
November 10, 2014 Electronic health records (EHR) will deliver cost savings of $78 billion to the global healthcare industry between 2014 and...

Digital Marketing: 25% of Marketing Budgets, Says Gartner
November 5, 2014 While the shift to digital marketing continues to accelerate, the bigger trend involves user experience, according to Gartner...

IDC: Public Cloud Services Spending to Double By 2018
November 5, 2014 Public cloud services spending will reach $56.6 billion in 2014 and grow to more than $127 billion in 2018, according to a new...

Study: Electronic Health Records Rising Fast
November 3, 2014 Electronic health records (EHR) uptake in the U.S. has accelerated dramatically as a result of government initiatives and the...

Gartner: Analytics Is Top Business Priority
October 30, 2014 Gartner Inc. says advanced analytics is a top business priority today, fueled by the need to make advanced analysis accessible...

Data Science Training, Education: Booz Allen Pitches In
October 30, 2014 Consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton recently launched an online training program aimed at supporting data science education...

User Interfaces: Goodbye Touch, Hello Voice
October 28, 2014 The dominance of touchscreen user interfaces will decrease over the next five years as more sensors are introduced to...

IDC: Intelligent Systems $1 Trillion Opportunity By 2019
October 21, 2014 The deployment of billions of advanced systems across key industries over the next five years will be critical to enabling...

Business Intelligence Goes Self Service
October 20, 2014 A majority of business intelligence (BI) users (55%) now claim to be engaging in self-service tasks, with another 24% planning...

Who Will Drive Growth for the Internet of Things?
October 17, 2014 Startups and entrepreneurs, not technology providers, consumer goods companies or enterprises, will drive the use and growth...

Big Data Top Priority, Not the Case for Predictive Analytics
October 16, 2014 Less than one-third of companies have predictive analytics capabilities although big data analytics is a top priority for 88...

Data Protection Concerns Hinder Innovation
October 14, 2014 Consumers distrust how their data is being used, and organizations need to rethink data privacy approaches to spur innovation,...

Can Cloud-Based Solutions Reduce Costs for Electronic Payment Systems?
October 8, 2014 Vendors in the electronic payment systems market are looking to cloud-based solutions to reduce the costs associated with...

Gartner’s Top 10 Predictions for 2015 and Beyond
October 8, 2014 Gartner's top predictions for IT organizations and users for 2015 and beyond “begin to examine a shift in the age old...

Lack of Data Center Skills Constrains Growth
October 7, 2014 A majority of organizations will find their growth constrained by a lack of new data center skills by 2016, according to a...

Highlights from the Oracle OpenWorld Announcements
October 3, 2014 Oracle OpenWorld, held in San Francisco this week, featured a multitude of product introductions, including many in the areas...

Information Security Incidents Increase, yet Budgets Decrease
October 2, 2014 As breach incidents and the costs of managing and mitigating breaches increase year over year, global information security...

Tech Trends Impact New Manufacturing Execution Systems
September 30, 2014 Real-time data analysis will define the next generation of manufacturing execution systems worldwide, says Frost & Sullivan

Internet of Robotic Things Introduces Novel Applications
September 30, 2014 ABI Research explores the intersection of Internet of Things and robotic technologies for advanced functionality, new business...

Industrial IoT 'Tremendous' Opportunity for Growth
September 24, 2014 Accenture report points to innovative opportunities for products and digital services with industrial Internet of Things

Experience and Intuition Challenge Analytics, finds PwC
September 24, 2014 Executives’ intuition or experience and the advice and experience of others in their organization were the decision-making...

Gartner, IDC Find Growing Investment in Big Data
September 22, 2014 Major research firms independently report growth in big data technology investments or plans, but that growth isn’t reflected...

More Than 75 Percent of Mobile Apps Will Fail Basic Security Tests
September 16, 2014 Gartner analyst says that most enterprises are ‘inexperienced’ in mobile application security

Business Analytics Services Spending to Reach $89.6 billion in 2018
September 15, 2014 Lack of internal analytics talent and quick adoption new technologies drives increased need for external analytics services,...

Cloud Now Considered a Growth Driver for Banks and Insurers
September 10, 2014 Survey results from Ovum and SAP show surging demand from cloud technology

Wearable Remote Monitoring Devices a Growing Trend in Health Care
September 9, 2014 Nearly 100 million wearable remote patient monitoring devices will ship over the next five years, according to ABI Research

Widespread Dissatisfaction with File Sync, Sharing Tools
September 8, 2014 Ovum survey reveals only 9 percent of employees surveyed are satisfied with commercial file sync and file sharing tools...

Digital Business, New Delivery Models Warrant Formal Vendor Management Discipline
September 4, 2014 IT vendor management is quickly evolving as a formal discipline because enterprises are demanding more from vendors in order...

Using Big Data To Help Seniors Live Well
September 3, 2014 The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, the largest not-for-profit provider of senior care and services in the United...

Cloud, Big Data, Analytics and Internet of Things to Become Pillars of Smart Buildings
September 2, 2014 Frost & Sullivan report points to key trends driving smart buildings, information and communications technology

Innovative Organizations Likely to have More Pervasive BI and Data Governance
September 2, 2014 Dresner Advisory Services identifies correlation with business intelligence and data governance and innovative organizations

Frost & Sullivan: RFID Systems ‘Indispensable’ to Manufacturing
August 28, 2014 Radio frequency identification technology will help sustain high levels of performance within global supply chains

Many Enterprises Fill Skills Gap with ‘Citizen Developers’
August 27, 2014 A new study from IBM shows that 80 percent of leading enterprises are forming new partnerships with industry professionals who...

Information Security Spending to reach $71 Billion in 2014
August 25, 2014 Gartner forecasts increased growth in security spending, including capabilities delivered by a range of software and services

Big Data and Analytics Will Increase Revenue Growth in Retail
August 21, 2014 Optimized pricing and new product and marketing opportunities will grow with big data analytics, says IDC Retail Insights

Big Data Technologies Essential for Internet of Things
August 20, 2014 Big data analytics technologies are gaining popularity as “hyper-connectivity” and ubiquitous smart networks that form the...

Mobile Apps Require New Development Methods
August 18, 2014 Gartner warns enterprise application development teams against using traditional practices

The Majority of Capital Markets Firms Lack a Big Data Strategy
August 15, 2014 Firms implementing big data are mostly doing so in specific functional areas

Be Prepared: Breach and Data Theft ‘Inevitable’
August 13, 2014 Research firm ABI estimates data loss prevention market to reach $1.7 billion by year end

Building a New Architecture
August 11, 2014 Penn Mutual improves access to critical information and data quality with enhanced platform.

Assessing the Future of IoT in Retail
August 11, 2014 Internet of Things use cases prove to be well-defined and increasing, finds IDC Retail Insights

Energy Industry Big Spender for Big Data
August 8, 2014 ABI Research forecasts big data and analytics spending in the energy sector to reach $21 billion by 2019

Southern Methodist University to Offer Online Master of Science in Data Science
August 6, 2014 DataScience@SMU is being delivered in partnership with 2U Inc., a provider of online education services for nonprofit colleges...

Ensuring Portfolio Price Optimization
August 6, 2014 Philadelphia Insurance reengineers its expert decision support system for greater accuracy.

Confusion Surfaces About the Data Lake
August 5, 2014 The concept is said to lack semantic consistency and governed metadata.

Growing Trends in Banking: Wearables, Mobile and PCs for Bill Payments
August 4, 2014 Juniper Research finds that digital banking will continue to rise over the next five years as users opt for a multiple and...

Mobility, DevOps Driving Application Performance Monitoring Market Growth
July 30, 2014 Frost & Sullivan says the global application performance monitoring and application-aware network performance monitoring...

Forrester: Social Plus Mobile Effective Way to Engage Prospects
July 28, 2014 Consumers who access social sites from a smartphone are more likely to respond to content posted by a company

Gartner: ‘Cognizant Computing’ to Become a Force in Consumer IT
July 21, 2014 The next phase of personal cloud will impact mobile, wearables, networking and cloud providers

Companies Increasingly Look to Cloud for Mobile App Development
July 16, 2014 ABI Research predicts the enterprise mobility market will see huge growth in new cloud-based solutions as organizations look...

DevOps Teams Facing Increasing Pressures, finds EMA
July 15, 2014 New research shows acceleration in quality and delivery expectations of development and operations teams

Customer Demand Driving Growth of Mobile Banking
July 15, 2014 Juniper Research finds increasing maturity and innovation in mobile banking services

IDC: Worldwide Public Cloud Services Revenue to Grow through 2018
July 9, 2014 Worldwide public cloud services revenue reached $45.7 billion in 2013 and will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23...

Frost & Sullivan Researches Corporate Provision for Mobile Devices
July 8, 2014 New study looks at use of various mobile devices and corporate BYOD policies

Gartner Names Top 10 Information Security Technologies
July 2, 2014 Security and risk leaders need to engage with the latest technology trends to manage risks, says Gartner

Many Companies Plagued with Cloud Challenges and Failures
July 1, 2014 New EMA survey reveals dependence on cloud is not without complexities and setbacks

Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Market Reaches $1.95 Billion
July 1, 2014 IDC worldwide tracker finds 39 percent increase in infrastructure and platforms market revenue

BYOD Growth Raises Complications with Policy Updates
June 26, 2014 New Deloitte report finds challenges in communicating policies and device security

Urban Insights Applies Big Data, Data Science to Transportation Services
June 25, 2014 New consulting and services practice uses analytic processes to optimize resources deployed in urban transportation networks...

Cloud Fuels Revenue Generation and New Product Creation
June 23, 2014 New study shows rapid cloud adoption for product creation, prototyping, revenue generation and increasing numbers of...

Organizations Must Consider Impact of Mobile App Data on Information Infrastructure
June 19, 2014 Gartner encourages IT leaders to assess infrastructure to handle volume and analysis of data

Mobile Changes Demands for Enterprise Printing Capabilities
June 17, 2014 IDC finds print subsystems increasingly integrated in mobile operating systems

New Analytic Center of Excellence Helps Drive Value from Analytics
June 17, 2014 Global COE from EY to help organizations develop strategies to analyze the ever-increasing volume and variety of business...

Frost & Sullivan Assesses Cloud Uptake in U.S. and Europe
June 12, 2014 As cloud technologies mature and awareness of their benefits improves, more organizations in the United States and Europe are...

Gartner Notes Challenges in Growing Popularity of Banking App Stores
June 11, 2014 By 2016, one-quarter of the top 50 global banks will have launched a banking app store for customers, creating two key...

Do Executives Trust Data or Intuition in Decision-Making?
June 9, 2014 Economist Intelligence Unit study examines approaches to decision-making among business leaders

Majority of Organizations Claim ‘Advanced’ Data Environments, Practices
June 5, 2014 Most companies are well-positioned to act on insights from data, finds new Wisdom of Crowds BI study

IDC: Unmet Demand Requires More than Hadoop
June 3, 2014 New study shows that multiple big data technologies are needed to meet data management needs

U.S. Organizations Lag in Ability to Fight Cyber Threats
June 2, 2014 New survey on the state of cybercrime highlights deficiencies in persistence and technological skills of organizations...

C-Level Executives Prefer Tablets as Mobile Device of Choice
June 2, 2014 Frost & Sullivan study shows that tablets approached a 50 percent adoption rate among the executives in the 2013 survey

Ponemon: Cost of Security Intrusions Escalating
June 2, 2014 The average consolidated total cost of a data breach rose 15 percent in the last year

Gartner Identifies Five Categories for IT Programs
May 28, 2014 Proper categorization of IT programs is vital to positive outcomes

Organizations Not Ready for Risks from Third-Party Vendor Partners
May 21, 2014 New survey and risk assessment show vendor risk management practices are lacking

Security Fears Hampering Mobile Financial Services Adoption
May 20, 2014 Trustworthiness of networks, device theft and stolen identity risks top consumer concerns

Organizations Lack True Understanding of Digital Business
May 19, 2014 IT convergence and role of information within digital business environment are crucial in order to prevent ill-judged projects...

New Data Science Higher Education Programs in 2014
May 15, 2014 Eight new data science programs have launched or will be starting up in 2014

Frost & Sullivan Identifies Mega Trends Shaping Digital Future
May 12, 2014 Global trends impact existing business models as well as society and cultures

Internet of Things Reshapes Security Requirements
May 7, 2014 Gartner says securing the IoT expands the responsibility of the traditional IT security practice

Data Management, Access, Collaboration Software Leads Software Industry Growth
May 6, 2014 Software market grew 5.5 percent year over year in 2013, reaching a total market size of $369 billion, says IDC

Small Businesses Growing Segment of Information Security Market
May 5, 2014 Investments in content security by small businesses worldwide will see a compound annual growth rate of 7.8 percent between...

Gartner Identifies Adoption ‘Tipping Points’ for BI and Analytics Market
April 30, 2014 Slow growth in 2013 precedes “unprecedented interest and adoption” of analytics

SaaS to Remain Dominant Cloud Model through 2018
April 29, 2014 Revenues generated from enterprise software-as-a-service will reach $53.5 billion in 2018 finds Juniper Research

Collaborative Business Intelligence Remains Hot
April 29, 2014 Collaborative capabilities are important, according to a majority of respondents in Wisdom of Crowds Market Study

Gartner: Optimize to Reduce App Dev and Maintenance Costs
April 23, 2014 Gartner offers recommendations for optimizing ADM to reduce costs by more than 50 percent for organizations

IDC Financial Insights Releases Big Data and Analytics Maturity Benchmark
April 22, 2014 Majority of firms surveyed present ‘repeatable’ level of big data and analytics maturity

Actionable Health Care Data from Wearables Growing in Importance
April 21, 2014 There is growing impetus to leverage the data from these devices to inform health management and health care provision, says...

Gartner: CEOs Focus on Tech-Related Business Growth in 2014
April 17, 2014 CEOs and other senior executives will prioritize business growth this year, and there is “strong interest” in basing business...

Early Retail Adopters Moving to Full-Scale Indoor Location Technology Deployments
April 16, 2014 ABI Research: 2014 looks like a breakout year for indoor location technologies in retail environments

Social Messaging Market to Experience ‘Wave of Consolidation’
April 15, 2014 Ovum report points to consolidation and new services in 2014

Collaboration Important to Big Data Analytics Success
April 9, 2014 IDC finds differences in perceived collaboration levels between lines of business, analytics groups and IT

What are the Most-Needed Enterprise Mobile Apps?
April 8, 2014 Frost & Sullivan looks at adoption and use of prepackaged mobile applications in North American Enterprises

Many Utilities Yet to Understand Full Potential for Big Data Analytics
April 7, 2014 IDC Energy Insights study finds utilities are still in the early stages of deploying big data and analytics

Enterprises Prefer Private Cloud Storage
April 1, 2014 Organizations moving quickly to establish cloud storage solutions, according to study from CTERA Networks

Industrial Internet Consortium Forms to Improve Integration of Physical and Digital Worlds
March 31, 2014 IIC is a not-for-profit group that aims to take the lead in establishing interoperability across various industrial environments

Increasing Adoption for Smart Building Technologies
March 26, 2014 As smart buildings technology market grows, businesses struggle with how to manage the volume of data, says IDC Energy Insights

Ovum: IT Spending In Financial Services to Rise
March 25, 2014 Cost savings likely to be primary driver for IT investments in financial services

Internet of Things to Include 26 Billion Internet-Connected Devices by 2020
March 24, 2014 Massive volume of data that needs real time processing and analysis will transform data centers, says Gartner

Frost & Sullivan Looks at Enterprise Social Media Potential
March 19, 2014 Two billion workers worldwide could benefit from enterprise social technologies across numerous industries and roles

IT Shifting from Support Function to Business Strategy
March 18, 2014 Protivity survey of IT priorities shows major IT transformation underway

Hadoop Market Forecasted to Reach $50.2 Billion by 2020
March 17, 2014 Allied Market Research looks at driving factors and challenges for global market growth

6 Tips for Effective Personalization
March 16, 2014 Public and previously shared data offer potential benefits to consumers and opportunities for service providers to offer...

Challenges of the 21st Century Workforce
March 12, 2014 Deloitte survey shows that a majority of global organizations are not prepared to deal with trends that are reshaping the...

Survey: Trust in Mobile Device Security
March 11, 2014 Infonetics Research says solutions that effectively handle mobile application control and mixed personal and business use are...

Worldwide Tablet Market Growth Slows
March 10, 2014 IDC forecasts growth rate of 19 percent in 2014, down from 52 percent in 2013

Gartner: Global Enterprises Increasingly Adopt Web-scale IT
March 6, 2014 Large cloud service providers are reinventing how IT services are delivered

Frost & Sullivan Analyzes Data Center Cooling Market
March 5, 2014 One of the fallouts of the explosion of data is the requirement for more powerful and effective cooling systems

Cyber Risk Experience Key for New Corporate Directors
March 4, 2014 Boardroom trends show growing importance of cybersecurity, IT background

Ovum Identifies Four Key Trends that will Impact Cloud Services in 2014
February 26, 2014 Research firm finds cloud services are a strategic imperative

Accenture: Mobility Leading Tech Priorities for Large Enterprises
February 25, 2014 Mobility seen as forerunner to many of the digital technologies that are now being adopted; businesses can learn from leaders’...

Gartner: Master Data Management Must be Part of CRM
February 24, 2014 CRM leaders who avoid MDM risk up to 25 percent loss in potential revenue gains, says Gartner

What is Driving Decisions for M2M Services?
February 18, 2014 Infonetics survey shows increasing demand for machine-to-machine services in North America

CIOs Still Own IT Budget
February 17, 2014 About 10 percent of new IT purchases in the U.S. start with the business but shift to the CIO, finds Forrester Research

Retailers Lack Mature Big Data and Analytics Competencies
February 14, 2014 IDC Retail Insights finds deficiencies across five critical dimensions: intent, people, process, technology and data

Gartner Predicts Increase in Big Data Analytics Adoption
February 13, 2014 Big data analytics gives enterprises faster access to their own data than ever, and Gartner predicts increased use cases

Disruptive Tech: Opportunity or Threat?
February 11, 2014 Deloitte Consulting identifies challenges in balancing experimentation with today’s realities

Retailers: Mobile Must be Top Priority for Digital Business
February 10, 2014 In, Forrester Research survey, companies identify key focus areas for mobile efforts in 2014

What is the Status of Big Data in Pharma?
February 6, 2014 A minority of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies have dedicated big data teams, according to research from Cutting Edge...

E-Discovery Analysis on a Mobile Device?
February 4, 2014 With rapid advances in technology security and legal teams face greater challenges in reviewing data to obtain meaningful...

What is Driving the Need for Chief Data Officers?
February 3, 2014 Gartner predicts that by 2015, 25 percent of large global organizations will have appointed CDOs

What Concerns IT Security Professionals?
January 30, 2014 Frost & Sullivan survey analyzes global Web and email content security market

Mobile Hardware Security Key to App Success
January 28, 2014 Adoption by consumers and payment providers more difficult without security assurance, but obstacles prevent market growth

Gartner: Mobile Apps are Official Channel to Drive Content to Users
January 27, 2014 Gartner says businesses are using mobile apps as a primary component of user engagement strategies, with an even more...

New Data Science MOOCs from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
January 22, 2014 Massive Open Online Courses designed to further skills, expand pool of data scientists

Lack of Centralized Approach Hurting Data Quality
January 21, 2014 Experian Data Quality survey finds that prevalence of inaccurate data impacts strategic goals

Frost & Sullivan Predicts Change in Information, Communications Technologies
January 20, 2014 Privacy likely to take lead role in big data, analytics in 2014

Why People Aren’t Wearing Wearables
January 15, 2014 TNS study shows people are aware of wearable technology but not adopting it

Augmented Reality in the Enterprise
January 14, 2014 Gartner identifies ways for augmented reality technology to facilitate business innovation

Does BYOD Impact Driver Safety?
January 13, 2014 Survey from IDC Manufacturing Insights reveals significant finding for connected vehicle stakeholders, especially automakers

Marketers Reveal Tech Investment Plans for 2014
January 9, 2014 ExactTarget Marketing Cloud research shows marketers plan to increase investment in analytics, social media and mobile tech

The Preferred Social Networks for Adults
January 7, 2014 Facebook still rules, but striking number of adult users on other social platforms, says Pew Research

Gartner Projects Worldwide IT Spending Increase in 2014
January 6, 2014 Analytics investments expected to help drive growth in spending

Cross-Platform Social Messaging Apps Threaten Social Networks
January 3, 2014 Canalys research firm calls trend “transformative”

Value of Social Media Primarily in Cross-Channel Integration
January 2, 2014 Frost & Sullivan research finds that despite recognized value of social media, budgets remain small

2013 News Recap
December 29, 2013 IT news in 2013 was dominated by cloud computing, big data/analytics, social media and mobile technologies. Here’s a synopsis...

Big Data Technology and Services to Reach $32.4 Billion by 2017
December 26, 2013 IDC forecasts 27 percent CAGR through 2017

2013: A Year in the Cloud
December 26, 2013 Cloud-related news highlights from 2013

Tracking Mobile Trends of 2013
December 20, 2013 A summary of findings and observations on the mobile market from leading IT research and analysis firms

CIOs Recognize Importance of BI and Analytics
December 18, 2013 Gartner says the benefits of fact-based decision-making are clear to business managers in a broad range of disciplines

Location-Based Applications Positioned for Rapid Growth
December 17, 2013 Indoor connectivity, augmented reality, big data and wearable devices are key technology trends likely to fuel the uptake of...

9 Analytics Predictions for 2014
December 16, 2013 International Institute for Analytics says analytics implementations require balance of speed, automation and human involvement

Gartner: Enterprise Software Buying Shaped by ‘Nexus of Forces’
December 11, 2013 Cloud, information, mobile and social initiatives to create new technology requirements, drive new purchasing and establish...

UC Irvine Offers Online Data Science Certificate Program
December 10, 2013 The program provides the skills required to become a data scientist and provides existing data analysts with the opportunities...

SMBs to Invest More in Risk Management
December 9, 2013 Compliance and operational risk are the most significant risks facing businesses, finds survey

Big Data to Drive Quality Patient Care and Outcomes in 2014
December 4, 2013 Technology closer to the point of care to gain real-time analytics for better decisions for patient outcomes is a key trend in...

PC Shipments Continue to Drop
December 3, 2013 According to a new report by International Data Corp., worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 10.1 percent in 2013

Managed Security Services Market to Reach $24 Billion by 2019
December 2, 2013 Transparency Market Research looks at drivers of high growth rate

Intelligent Energy Networks will Trigger Data Explosion
November 27, 2013 Big data analytics and forecasting software will become the cornerstone of business in utilities, says Frost & Sullivan

What’s Driving Software Growth?
November 26, 2013 New IDC report shows that the compound annual growth rate for the software market in the 2012-2017 forecast period will remain...

8 Things to Consider for your Data Center Strategy
November 25, 2013 Changing role and functionality of data centers brings uncertainty for organizations, says Gartner

Three Universities Partner to Spur Data Science Goals
November 20, 2013 NYU, UC-Berkeley and University of Washington partner in new program to “train new generations of researchers in data driven...

Companies Fall Short in IT Audit Functions
November 19, 2013 Protiviti IT audit benchmarking study identifies trends in the ways organizations evaluate their approach to IT audit...

Organizations Need Greater Value from Financial and Operating Data in 2014
November 18, 2013 Ninety-six percent of senior finance executives say their organizations need much greater value from data next year, according...

Twitter Falling Short for Marketers, but Potential Exists
November 13, 2013 New report from Forrester Research assesses lack of satisfaction with Twitter as a marketing partner

Purdue Bolsters Computer Science Program
November 12, 2013 Program growth stems from recognition that big data sets provide opportunity for economic development and research and the...

CompTIA Launches Mobile Skills Certification
November 6, 2013 CompTIA Mobility+ certification covers the knowledge and skills IT professionals need to deploy, integrate, support and manage...

Gartner: Cloud-Based Security Growth to Remain Strong
November 5, 2013 Cloud-based security services market will rise to $3.1 billion in 2015

IDC Assesses 2013 Enterprise Software Growth
November 4, 2013 Report shows big data/analytics, content applications and system software drove enterprise software growth in the first half...

The Potential of M2M in Health Care
October 30, 2013 Frost & Sullivan research finds considerable growth opportunity for machine-to-machine technology across health care supply...

Is Facebook Effective for Marketing?
October 29, 2013 Forrester report questions the support of the network’s social marketing

New IDC Research shows Impact of Big Data on High Performance Computing Systems
October 28, 2013 More than two-thirds of the sites in the study said they perform big data analysis on HPC systems

Machine-to-Machine Analytics Industry to reach $14.3 Billion in 2018
October 24, 2013 The M2M analytics industry will grow 53 percent over the next five years, says ABI Research

People Choosing Mobile Over PCs
October 22, 2013 New research from Gartner Inc. shows a continuing shift toward mobile devices and away from traditional PCs

Social Media Logon and Enterprise Risk Management at Odds
October 16, 2013 Constellation Research encourages organizations need to take steps to ensure that social identities reach “business grade”

Hot Storage Technologies of 2013
October 15, 2013 451 Research study gauges perspective regarding internal cloud, automated tiering and solid state/flash storage options

How Country Financial Gets the Most Out of Social Media
October 11, 2013 With a newly launched platform, sales representatives are able to adopt social-selling techniques, ultimately focusing more on...

Most Enterprise Tech Projects Funded by Business, says IDC
October 9, 2013 Functional business areas and adoption of cloud-based driving trend

‘Digital Industrial Economy’ Combines Physical World and Virtual
October 8, 2013 Gartner says forces around cloud, social, mobile and data drive digitalization and change business and operations

HP Enterprise Services Enhances Social Offering
October 7, 2013 HP Customer Engagement Management Services—Social integrates social CRM into existing environment

Splunk Introduces Operational Intelligence in the Cloud
October 2, 2013 Powered by AWS, the enterprise-class cloud service has all the features of Splunk’s flagship product, says 451 analyst

Delta Air Lines Rolls Out Electronic Flight Bags with Surface 2 Tablets
October 1, 2013 All Delta cockpits are projected to be paperless by the end of 2014

ADP’s Recruiting Management Embraces Social, Mobile
September 30, 2013 Platform designed to better manage talent acquisition process by engaging social and mobile users

HP’s HAVEn Provides Unified Approach to Big Data
September 24, 2013 HP announced a new cloud-based analytics-as-a-service offering built on its HAVEn Big Data analytics platform

Being a Socially Enabled Enterprise is Important, finds Survey
September 23, 2013 In survey by Oracle, 72 percent of business executives say leveraging social media will be very important for their...

CloudSigma Launches Hybrid Hosting Offering
September 18, 2013 Co-located space and private patching to public cloud provide security and flexibility

Report: What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps
September 17, 2013 Increased use of mobile devices is among the key factors driving DevOps strategies

IBM Customer Experience Lab Introduces New Technologies
September 16, 2013 Initiatives designed to enhance customer interaction and engagement through the use of social media, mobile, cloud and...

BT Expands Cloud-Based Contact Center Capabilities for U.S. Market
September 11, 2013 Capabilities are designed to provide organizations with advanced performance analytics, workforce optimization, multichannel...

AT&T Announces Mobile Security Service
September 10, 2013 Launching later this year, the service is designed to provide organizations with comprehensive security for their mobile...

HootSuite Enterprise Addresses Compliance, Risk
September 9, 2013 Partnership with Nexgate introduces new functionality and security for social media network environments

Cloud Emerges as Core for New Business-as-a-Service Offerings
September 5, 2013 As cloud moves into “Chapter Two” with increased reach and use, spending on public IT cloud services will reach...

Microsoft to Buy Nokia’s Devices and Services Business
September 3, 2013 Microsoft aims to accelerate the growth in mobile devices through faster innovation, increased synergies and unified branding...

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service Offers Direct Connect, Disaster Recovery as a Service
August 29, 2013 Many cloud-related announcements from VMworld 2013 intended to help IT take advantage of advanced virtualization

Layer7 Updates Application Management Solution
August 27, 2013 New features include SSO for mobile devices, simplified SSL management and geolocation access controls

New Social Media Management System Introduces Real-Time Listening Ability
August 26, 2013 HYFN8 social media management systems allows marketers to listen and react to consumer behavior in real-time

Unisys Releases Two New Cloud Offerings
August 22, 2013 Enterprise content management and mortgage automation solutions expand Unisys’ SaaS offerings

Cisco Unveiled Push-to-Talk Solution
August 20, 2013 Mobile solution enables users to connect, via wired and wireless phones, without an additional service provider or carrier...

Social Spending Continues to Grow, Despite Shaky ROI
August 19, 2013 Forrester survey looks at the impact of social media on marketing efforts

AWS Announces Amazon Simple Notification Service with Mobile Push
August 14, 2013 Cross-platform notification service with single API enables push notifications to Apple iOS, Google Android and Kindle Fire...

Ephox Updates Rich Text Editor Software
August 8, 2013 EditLive! allows embedded WYSIWYG editor and ability to embed social media in custom apps

Citrix Introduces XenClient 5 to Improve Multidevice Experience
August 8, 2013 New virtual desktop release allows seamless work across devices for mobile users

Aquilent Announces Cloud Resource Management Portal
August 7, 2013 Olympus Powered by Aquilent allows federal agencies to bridge gap between native cloud tools and individualized cloud...

BMC Launches AppZone Enterprise App Store
August 6, 2013 Application storefront designed to improve employee productivity and reduce IT friction

Businesses Find New Value Metrics from Social Media
August 5, 2013 IDC survey shows increasing bi-directional feedback, new use cases, emphasis on online communities and notable skills gap for...

Cloud Integration Driving API Programs
August 1, 2013 APIs recognized as a cornerstone of the modern open hybrid enterprise, Layer 7 survey results show

Corporate App Store Adoption Low for Manufacturers
July 30, 2013 Current adoption rate for corporate app stores among manufacturers is less than 20 percent, although almost 80 percent of...

Social Media Satisfaction Continues to Drop
July 29, 2013 ACSI survey shows that, while users increase, social media satisfaction continues to plummet, with Pinterest as the sole...

IBM and Pivotal Collaborate on Cloud Foundry, Open Governance Model
July 24, 2013 Cloud Foundry PaaS framework allows users to choose among cloud infrastructure and application programming models, and cloud...

Salesforce Chatter Mobile Gets Redesign for Latest Version
July 23, 2013 Fourth generation of the social and mobile application designed to improve worker productivity

Jive Announces Summer Cloud-Based Collaboration
July 22, 2013 Offering designed to give IT departments and business leaders new tools to boost productivity and drive deeper collaboration...

MicroStrategy Integrates Mobile App Platform with Cisco’s UC Platform
July 16, 2013 Addition of Unified Communications platform will provide users real-time user presence, instant messaging, voice and...

News Agencies in Front of Twitter for Reporting
July 15, 2013 Research shows Twitter sometimes breaks news before newswires, but for major events there is little evidence that it can... Completes ExactTarget Acquisition
July 12, 2013 Cloud platform digital marketing capabilities acquisition will create a marketing platform across email, social media, mobile...

Cisco and Microsoft Team to Accelerate Private and Hybrid Cloud Deployment
July 10, 2013 After investing resources to integrate data center technologies, the companies will align sales teams and channel partners

Mobile App Developers Focus on NFC, Device Features
July 9, 2013 Evans Data survey points to near field communications as “evolutionary step” in mobile computing

Facebook Begins Graph Search Rollout to Users
July 8, 2013 New search engine allows users to search their Facebook social graph for people, places, photos and interests

Significant Growth Rates Expected for Enterprise App Stores
July 2, 2013 More large enterprises will adopt their own app stores to support flexible mobile solutions and BYOD initiatives, says ABI...

Email Beats Social Media for Online Sales
July 1, 2013 Customer acquisition and lifetime value much lower for Facebook and Twitter than other acquisition channels

Good Secure Mobility Solution Protects Data and User Experience
June 25, 2013 Platform designed to manage mobile products in a bring-your-own-device environment, manage company-owned devices or mobilize...

Facebook Bug Leaks Emails, Phone Numbers
June 24, 2013 Approximately 6 million Facebook users had their email addresses or telephone numbers leaked to certain other users because of...

mPulse Real User Monitoring Technology Measures User Experience
June 18, 2013 Latest version designed to allow businesses to optimize user experience on mobile and Web applications

Facebook Adds Clickable Hashtags
June 17, 2013 Hashtags allow users to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion

Trend Micro Introduces Web App Security Service
June 13, 2013 Cloud-based service provides detection capabilities across Web applications and the platform environments they are deployed on

Mocana Releases New Version of Mobile App Protection
June 11, 2013 Mocana MAP 2.4.4 simplifies secure access to multiple protected applications on mobile devices

Social Media Perceived as Unreliable for Investment Decisions
June 10, 2013 Investment community not interested in social media for professional purposes; buyers may be influenced by but do not fully...

MobiCloud Consortium Introduces Software Development Toolkit
June 5, 2013 Initial release of new SDK enables developers to create cross-platform and context-aware mobile workforce applications in the...

Assessing Mobile App Performance
June 4, 2013 IBM and AT&T help businesses develop more network-efficient mobile applications

Telecos, Media Most Likely to Embrace Social Media
June 3, 2013 Workers in media and telecommunications industries embrace social media more than employees in other industries

Cloud-Based AT&T Mobile Workplace Aids Content Sharing Across Devices
May 29, 2013 New service enables businesses to store, share, create, edit and annotate content from virtually any mobile device

Sterling Data Storage Announces Big Cloud
May 29, 2013 Scalable data backup system intended for organizations to store 2TB of data or more

Tablets to Outsell Portable PCs in 2013
May 28, 2013 IDC report: shipments of tablet devices are expected to grow 59 percent year-over-year, reaching 229.3 million units

Cloud-Based Solutions Represent “True Breakthrough” in Collaboration
May 22, 2013 Forbes Insights global research finds cloud speeds collaboration and improves efficiency of business processes

CFOs Recognize Need to Adapt for Mobile, Social, Cloud
May 21, 2013 IT must communicate how more-effective business platforms can deliver applications that are "top of mind" for the CFO

Yahoo Acquires Tumblr
May 20, 2013 Tumblr to benefit from Yahoo!'s personalization technology and search infrastructure

SAP Introduces SAP Mobile Secure
May 14, 2013 Enterprise mobility management portfolio is designed to provide security for devices, applications and content

Expion Adds Instagram, Foursquare Management Capabilities
May 13, 2013 Addition allows brands to monitor and provide feedback on user-generated images, comments and responses

Unisys Introduces Workspace as a Service Solutions
May 8, 2013 End-to-end approach to cloud-based desktop virtualization designed to bring order to potentially chaotic IT environment

Oracle Makes Mobile App Development Connection
May 7, 2013 Part of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Application Development Framework Mobile 1.1 is based on Java and HTML5, extends enterprise...

Small Business Owners See Social Potential but Lack Expertise
May 6, 2013 More than half of small business owners are new to applying social media to help their business, according to a survey by...

Gazzang Releases Cloud Encryption, Key Management Solution
May 2, 2013 Data security vendor's solution extends throughout Amazon Elastic MapReduce lifecycle

Cisco Announces Increased Wireless Transfer Speeds
April 30, 2013 802.11ac wireless networking standard provides data transfer speed of up to 1 GB/sec

New CA Clarity Playbook Offers Mobile Workspace to IT Execs
April 24, 2013 SaaS-based platform draws from information sources in the cloud and across the enterprise for strategic management of tech...

IBM Acquires UrbanCode to Enhance MobileFirst and SmartCloud Programs
April 23, 2013 Technology automates the delivery of software to help businesses quickly release and update mobile, social and cloud...

Cloud, Analytics Deployments Fuel Social Business
April 22, 2013 Enterprise social software market grows at 24.8 percent year over year says IDC report

Dell and SUSE Join Forces for Private Cloud Solution
April 17, 2013 Dell SUSE Cloud Solution, Powered by OpenStack combines Dell hardware and services with SUSE software to deploy and manage...

NetAuthority Releases New Version of Device Authentication Technology
April 16, 2013 DeviceLink 2.0 can be deployed by enterprises to provide secure access to mobile and online applications

Social Media is Key Tech Trend in Energy and Utilities
April 15, 2013 Social channels are useful for customer acquisition and retention, understanding customer expectations

Rackspace Hosting Releases Cloud Stacks for Mobile Developers
April 9, 2013 Rackspace Hosting announces the release of its new mobile cloud stacks for developers, which are designed to help developers...

Social Media Perceived as Key Market Risk
April 8, 2013 More than 40 percent of PwC survey respondents say social media is likely to put their organization at risk in the next 18...

Experian Acquires Decisioning Solutions
April 3, 2013 Combined SaaS offering enables analytics-based customer decisions for organizations of all sizes

SOASTA and CloudBees Partner for Jenkins Plugin Release
April 2, 2013 New open source plugin allows developers to shorten test cycle and eliminate manual testing tasks

A Roadmap for Social Business Strategy in Malaysia
April 1, 2013 Social media and collaboration identified as key communication channels to address changing economic landscape in Pahang

Citrix Announces CloudPortal Business Manager 2.0
March 27, 2013 Cloud services delivery platform moves cloud strategy beyond Iaas to IT as a service

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