IDC: Worldwide Internet of Things Market to Grow 19 Percent in 2015, Led by Digital Signage

The worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow 19 percent in 2015, led by digital signage, according to a new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC). The second annual forecast focuses on…

Smart Home Security to Drive Home Automation Between Now and 2020, ABI Research Says

Fifteen million more U.S. homes will invest in new connected home security services over the next 5 years, according to a new report from ABI Research. The U.S. market, a bellwether for developed markets around…

U.S. Higher Education Institutions to Spend $6.6 billion on IT In 2015, IDC Says

U.S. Higher education institutions are expected to spend about $6.6 billion on IT in 2015, according to a new IT spending guide from IDC Government Insights.  Much of that spending will be driven by investments…

Gartner Survey Reveals Cautious Approach to Hadoop Adoption

Despite all the buzz that surrounds Hadoop, more than half of the respondents to a new Gartner survey have no current plans to invest in the open source, Big Data technology — despite the significant…

FutureSource: Leading Headphones Brands ‘Rock It Up’ as Market Celebrates Growth

Worldwide shipments of headphones grew by 8.5 percent in 2014 to 309.5 million units, according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting.”The demand for headphones is increasing, especially as consumers are using their mobile devices…

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Forrester Research Survey: Retail CIOs Rank Data Security, Omnichannel as Top Priorities in 2015

Forrester Research Survey: Retail CIOs Rank Data Security, Omnichannel as Top Priorities in 2015

Chief information officers (CIOs) in the retail sector are under the gun to balance two strategic IT priorities in 2015 — security…

Forrester: Which Cloud Computing Technologies Will Accelerate, Struggle in 2015?

Cloud computing services are now a critical ingredient for enterprises…

Forrester: Getting Mobile Customers through the Purchase Line

Ten percent of all US mobile users and 20 percent…

Forrester: Google Won’t Launch a Bank, but It Will Disrupt Financial Services

Google won’t launch a traditional bank because of the associated…

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Hybrid Enterprise Communication Solutions Gaining Steam: Frost & Sullivan

Hybrid Enterprise Communication Solutions Gaining Steam: Frost & Sullivan

Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) access and session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking services are continuing to gain ground in enterprise communications, linking…

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Gartner: 5 Reasons Why a Digital World Needs a Modern Data Center Strategy

Gartner: 5 Reasons Why a Digital World Needs a Modern Data Center Strategy

As a new digital world emerges from the dual impact of the Nexus of Forces and the Internet of Things, the personality,…

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By 2016, 65 Percent of Global Competitive Strategies To Require 3rd Platform IT-as-a-Service

By 2016, 65 Percent of Global Competitive Strategies To Require 3rd Platform IT-as-a-Service

By 2016, 65 percent of global competitive strategies will require real-time 3rd Platform IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS), according to a recent International Data Corporation…

IDC: Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Top One Billion Units for the First Time

The worldwide smartphone market reached yet another milestone, having shipped…

IDC: Cloud-managed Wi-Fi Market to reach $2.5 Billion by 2018

As the traditional worldwide enterprise wireless local area network (WLAN)…

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Infonetics: Virtualization Driving Enterprise Data Center Security Purchases, Budgets Growing 57 Percent

Virtualization is a driving factor for the purchase of new security solutions, according to 76 percent of respondents from a recent survey by IHS Inc. subsidiary, Infonetics Research. The survey examined 137 medium and large businesses North America which operate their own data centers.   “The battle…

IP Telephony Costs Decline, But Complexity Drives Implementation Higher, Nemertes Research Finds

For enterprises in the market for IP telephony, the cost of on-premises IP telephony are declining by 20 percent to 40 percent depending on the size of the rollout, according to Nemertes Research’s annual benchmark survey. The bad news: implementation costs are increasing in line…

BizTechReports Q&A: Phil Weinzimer Explores How CIOs are Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise

Much has been written about the seismic shifts underway in the chief information officer (CIO) role. Only a few years ago, the duties of the CIO largely focused on procuring and managing information technology investments. These days, however, CIOs are tasked with leveraging technology so…

BizTechReports Q&A: Global Futurist James Canton, PhD Reveals Game-Changing Trends That Will Transform The Future

 Is your organization “future ready” — and what does the term “future-ready” really mean? Advances in technology — and the impact of technology on the way business is done — have triggered a fundamental transformation in the enterprise space over the past decade or so.…

Computer Economics: IT Workers to get 3.0 Percent Pay Hike in 2015

The Computer Economics 2015 IT Salary Report anticipates wages for typical IT workers will rise about 3.0 percent in the coming year, an increase that while modest by historical standards should yield real wage growth in the low-inflation environment. The study shows that even at…

Gartner: The Business Consumer Requires a Digital Workplace

Gartner, Inc. said that IT leaders have a significant opportunity to contribute to the business by creating a more flexible work environment that accommodates the needs of the business consumer. “Starting with the rise of PCs and the internet era, users have a greater influence…

Leading Edge Only Launches Innovation Contest to Connect Innovation Seekers with Innovation Providers

Leading Edge Only (www.leadingedgeonly.com), an innovation marketplace dedicated to matching innovation seekers with innovation providers, has launched a new “innovation platform” designed to expose new ideas and solutions to the global corporate market. Leading Edge Only, or LEO, provides the world’s leading innovation platform used…

Explore The Future of WAN and the Enterprise: Join CIO Magazine for Dinner in San Francisco – Tuesday, Oct 21

Attention San Francisco Bay Area Technology Executives! CIO magazine invites IT executives from the Bay Area to join us for dinner on Tuesday, October 21st to discuss the evolving role of Wide-Area Networks (WANs) in today’s converging infrastructure environment. This dinner is a great opportunity…

The Future Trust Says Intelligent Mobility at Home and On-The-Go Defines the Next Generation of Immersive Experiences

According to a report on The Future Trust from Technicolor, companies that have not “mobile- optimized” their infrastructures, applications, business processes – even their employee- and customer-facing websites – face an array of marketplace risks and missed opportunities that can be measured in the hundreds…

Juniper Research: Smart Home Revenues to reach $71 billion by 2018

A new report from Juniper Research forecasts that revenues generated from Smart Home services are set to reach a global market value of $71 billion by 2018, rising from $33 billion last year. The new report, Smart Home Ecosystems & the Internet of Things, found…

New Future Trust White Paper Explores Impact of IoT on Innovation Economy

According to a White Paper on Technicolor’s The Future Trust, the Internet of Things, or IoT, has become a bit like a “Rorschach Test.” People see what they want to see when the term is invoked. At its root IoT is about devices talking to…

Executive Conference Explores Short- Mid- and Long-term Strategies for Enterprise Computing

The urgencies and demands associated with making it through the day often prevent enterprise technology executives from fully understanding the issues on the horizon that will fundamentally transform the way business is done.  This happens despite the fact that forces are already at work to…

CIO Magazine Contributing Editors to Moderate CSC ASPIRE 2014 Conference on “Driving Innovation in Enterprise Technology”

Interactive Executive Agenda Explores the New Success Factors for Gaining Strategic Value from IT Investments CIO magazine contributing editors Abbie Lundberg and Lane Cooper have been tapped to moderate the general sessions for CSC ASPIRE 2014 conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida…

Enterprise Collaboration Summit DC Explores How New Technologies, Business Processes and Inter-Personal Communication is Altering the Competitive Landscape.

CIO Magazine, Network World and Computerworld team up with CDW to Co-Host Interactive Executive Panel Discussion and Networking Event with Wine Tasting. On September 23rd, 2014, Lane Cooper, editorial director of BizTechReports, will moderate the Enterprise Collaboration Summit in Washington DC. The evening event —…

Public Sector Adoption of Shared Services Technology Alters Risk Profile

Pressure to reduce costs while elevating the level of services government agencies provide to their citizens is defining how federal, state and local officials implement their technology transformation initiatives.  Not only are many agencies learning from private sector initiatives on the adoption of public, private…

1on1 With BizTechReports: Threat Assessment and Protection Strategies for the Financial Services Industry with Isabelle Dumont of Palo Alto Networks

The financial services sector has always been an attractive target to hackers and malware developers of all stripes.  Regardless of motivation — whether for financial gain, political disruption, or plain-old mischievousness — penetrating and compromising systems of retail, commercial, securities and other financial institutions has…

Forrester: Google Plus Has As Many Users, Twice As Much Engagement As Twitter

While Google Plus can’t match Facebook for either number of users or intensity of usage, it offers marketers the opportunity to build deeper social relationships than you might think, especially when compared with Twitter. In fact, Forrester data shows Google Plus has nearly the same…

Gartner: Health Care Providers In India To Spend $1.08 Billion on IT in 2014

Health care providers in India are expected to spend $1.08 billion US Dollars (USD) on IT products and services in 2014, an increase of 4 percent over 2013, according to Gartner, Inc. This forecast includes spending by health care providers (includes hospitals and hospital systems,…

Frost & Sullivan: Enterprises Harness Social Networking for Increased Agility and Responsiveness

The need to enhance communication and collaboration in the workplace to increase employee engagement, accelerate decision-making, and boost overall productivity is driving the global enterprise social networking market. Organizations are integrating purposeful social collaboration functionality into workflows to dynamically connect people and information at the…

Forrester: Ownership of the Business Technology Budget Still Lives Very Much With the CIO

Here is a little good news for CIOs who feel they are losing control to non-tech execs making liberal use of their corporate credit cards. According to Forrester, while CMOs have certainly taken on a larger role when it comes to influencing business technology, data…

BizTechReports Q&A: Assessing the Future of the Enterprise CIO with Russell Reynolds Associates

To lead…or to support.  That has been the perennial question that has dogged the most senior positions in IT since being accepted into the C-level suite.  As we approach the mid-point of the decade, the enterprise technology environment is undergoing a fundamental transformation.  CIOs are…

Frost & Sullivan Reports 10 Million Mobile Downloads for Web Conferencing Solutions in 2013

Web conferencing vendors are looking to tap the significant opportunities created by the emergence of disruptive new services, mobility and social collaboration. The transition from audio-only communication to richer audio, web and video collaboration is urging market participants to offer web conferencing solutions that not…

Gartner: Less Than 1 percent of Consumer Mobile Apps Will Be Considered a Financial Success by Their Developers Through 2018

Gartner predicts that, through 2018, less than 0.01 percent of consumer mobile apps will be considered a financial success by their developers. This is partly because consumers are increasingly turning to recommendation engines, friends, social networking or advertising to discover mobile applications rather than sorting…

Mobile Ads Expected to Rise in 2014

Mobile ads have come on strong in 2013, and they’ll continue to rise in 2014. A new report from research firm eMarketer revealed that mobile ad spending will reach $9.6 billion in 2013, more than double what it was in 2012. That trend should continue…

By 2018, One out of Every Five Dollars in New Enterprise Tech Spend Will Be For Integrated as-a-Service Platform Solutions: Gartner

Organizations’ need to drive innovation and growth, coupled with a limited budget and the mainstreaming of consuming technology “as-a-service”, is creating the perfect condition for integrated platform solutions. Susan Tan, research director at Gartner, provides advice on how these integrated ready-to-deploy solution stacks provide enterprises…

2014 Will Be a Year of Escalation, Consolidation, and Innovation as the Transition to IT’s “3rd Platform” Accelerates: IDC

‘Tis the season to prognosticate. International Data Corporation (IDC) has presented the first of its annual predictions for the coming year in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. IDC’s predictions for 2014 were heavily influenced by the 3rd Platform, the industry’s emerging platform for…

CompTIA Study Suggests Executives Overlook New Threats

Executives at organizations are overwhelmingly confident in their readiness to combat security threats, but may not be prepared for dangers linked to new technology models and increasingly sophisticated threats, according to a new study released today by CompTIA, the non-profit association for the information technology…

SavaSeniorCare Integrates Photocopier Technology Into the Digital Workplace: Network World

Karl Collins, vice president of technical services and infrastructure at SavaSeniorCare Administrative Services, has been one of the most interesting participants in the executive roundtable series that I get to moderate with CIO magazine, Network World and Computerworld. When I come to the San Francisco…

B2B and B2C CIOs Must Understand IT’s Emerging Role as a Tool for Growth: Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan has created an interesting resource for those CIOs who are committed to leveraging IT for playing offense — not just cutting costs defensively — for their organizations. But first, a little background: Companies across industries realize information and communication technologies (ICT) play…

BizTechReports Analyst Briefing: Computer Economics’ Frank Scavo Explains Survey Results That Show Large Organizations Out-Investing Mid-Market in Cloud

I have almost taken it as an article of faith that small- and medium-sized business are leading the way in cloud adoption. The seemingly unassailable logic was that these firms tend to be unburdened by investments in legacy systems, and are therefore free to take…

Forrester: Chief Digital Officers May Be All The Rage…For Now…Also…Are Enterprises Geared Up for Digital Disruption?

Burberry, Nike, Rolls-Royce. These are firms that understand true digital business, having embraced digital technologies to fundamentally alter the way they bring value to customers. But this list of leaders is short, and for most firms, the scope of digital transformation is vast with many…

Gartner: Cloud Computing To Be Majority of New IT Spending by 2016

The use of cloud computing is projected to account for the majority of new IT spending by 2016, according to a recent Gartner, Inc. report. Additionally, 2016 is forecast to be a defining year for cloud, as private cloud begins to give way to hybrid…

Corporate iOS Users Consumed 6X More Data Than Blackberry Users…55% of Data is Non-Business Usage

According to research funded by Wandera, a provider of Mobile Data Optimization (MDO), the global workforce is driving runaway growth in data usage while creating an increasing cost and management headache for enterprise mobility teams. Both domestic and roaming data usage are significantly up (8%…

4 Tactics to Protect Your Business From Cyberattacks

Since last September, hackers have targeted major U.S. financial institutions and affected prestigious organizations, including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase & Company, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo, USA Today reports. Following an August outage that shut down stock trading for three hours and put hundreds…

BizTechReports Analyst Briefing: Jim Lundy of Aragon Research Describes Emerging Dynamics in Enterprise Learning

A whole lot of digital ink has been spilled describing the importance of innovation and agility to organizations that expect to thrive in today’s turbulent economy. This is held as a truism across all industries, but is especially true for those operating in dynamic environments,…

BizTechReports Analyst Briefing: Frost & Sullivan’s Elka Popova Discusses Her Take on North American UCC Market

Frost & Sullivan noted recently that businesses in North America are expected to turn more to IP telephony and Unified Communiation and Collaboration services as they look to mitigate the cost and hassle of integrating multi-vendor solutions on their premises, enabling greater flexibility during growth…

ABI Research: 4G Networks Capture Two-Thirds of Data Traffic by 2018 — Video Consumption a Major Driver

Even though 4G’s share of cellular subscriptions stood at a meager 2.9% at the end of 2Q 2013, it is expected to account for slightly more than 20% of the total data consumed on mobile networks worldwide this year. After surpassing 3G networks in 2016,…

Forrester Outlines Key National Conditions for eCommerce Success

What makes a country ripe for eCommerce expansion? There are the obvious macroeconomic conditions and consumer market size, but really, it’s more than that. For firms to understand the 360-degree view of a region’s online retail readiness, factors such as consumer payment behavior, courier infrastructure,…

IDC: Worldwide PC Shipments To Decline Nearly Ten Percent in 2013

Worldwide PC shipment forecasts for 2013 are now projecting a 9.7 percent decrease year-over-year, due to the continued expansion of mobile device options and the end of the emerging market growth on which the industry had been relying, deepening the longest market contraction on record,…

Municipal Strategies for Leveraging the Internet of Things: How IPv6 Mesh Networks Create & Enable Smart Cities

Elected and appointed municipal leaders around the world increasingly are addressing the challenge of improving citizen services in budget constrained environments. While technology long has played a critical role in improving the efficiency and productivity of city workforces, a concept called the Internet of Things…

Leading Analysts See Spike in Business Intelligence, Analytics Market: Analysts Covered — IDC — Gartner — MarketsandMarkets

Everywhere you turn these days, you’ll hear plenty of buzz about exponential growth in business intelligence (BI) and analytics space.  But unlike some IT trends that are embryonic enough to be one part business case and nine parts vaporware, BI and analytics are mission-critical solutions…

Main Barrier To Achieving Optimization of IT Costs Is Mindset, Says 65 Percent of CIOs Surveyed

Sixty-five percent of CIOs believe that the main barrier preventing organizations from achieving continuous optimization of IT costs was related to mindset, according to a recent Gartner Inc., survey of 2,053 CIOs. After years of tactical cost-cutting, it can be difficult to get everyone in…

Infonetics: Global Service Provider VoIP & IMS Equipment Market Grew 30 Percent in 2nd Quarter 2013 To Reach $936 Million

The global service provider VoIP and IMS equipment market grew 30 percent in the second quarter of 2013 to reach $936 million, in part due to the North American VoLTE sector which grew 78 percent year-over-year, according to a recent Infonetics Research report. Additionally, the…

Gartner: Security Concerns To Drive Nearly One Third of All BYOD Purchasing Criteria By 2015

Security concerns are projected to drive 30 percent of all bring-your-own-device (BYOD) purchasing criteria by 2015, according to a recent Gartner, Inc. report. With consumer adoption and willingness to pay for antivirus software on mobile devices low and consumer use of personal mobile devices for…

SMEs Poised to Use New Technologies to Challenge Large Enterprises in Global Markets, Survey Says

Small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) are making major changes to their business models to take advantage of new technologies such as cloud and social media, in order to compete with large enterprises in global markets. Additionally, the number of SMEs that do business in six…

Gartner: 60 Percent of Information Workers Will Interact With Content Applications via a Mobile Device by 2015

With the rise in consumption of video on mobile devices for work-related purposes, and the increasing pressure organizations are under to support and manage it, at least 60 percent of information workers are predicted to interact with content applications via a mobile device by 2015,…

Complexity and Cost Management is Stimulating Demand for Managed Services to Support B2B eCommerce Operations

We keep hearing about how very digital the global economy has become. And it is certainly true that the amount of business done electronically in the business-to-consumer (B2C) space has been astounding and pervasive. In the business-to-business (B2B) space there has also been a lot…

Bolstering The Impact of Today’s CIO in a Changing Business and Technological Environment

Chief Information Officers who expect to continue to play an influential role in the executive suite of their organizations will have to: • Be seen as proactive and engaged enablers of change in today’s dynamic business environment; • Anticipate user requirements and emerging technological capabilities;…

Forrester: Slight Growth in Global Tech Market in 2013, Bigger Rebound in 2014

According to a recent market forecast by Forrester Research, the global tech market is expected to experience 5.4 percent growth in 2013 as a transition year before expected increased spending in 2014 will grow to 6.7 percent globally. According to Andrew Bartels, a Forrester vice…

Gartner Predicts 30 Percent of Businesses Will Be Monetizing Information Assets by 2016

According to a new report from Gartner, 30 percent of businesses will be directly or indirectly monetizing their information assets by trading, bartering or outright selling them by 2016 because of the high financial demands associated with storing them. The report indicates that these companies,…

North America Technology Purchase Intentions Rise 21%, Harte-Hanks Says

Technology purchase intentions across a broad spectrum of North American businesses, educational institutions and government agencies increased 21.2 percent according to Harte-Hanks’ December 2012 Technology Purchase Index (TPI). Among specific technology areas, the latest index also shows a 15.4-percent increase in cloud initiatives, as well…

Prediction: Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending to Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2013

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2013, a 4.2 percent increase from 2012 spending of $3.6 trillion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. The 2013 outlook for IT spending growth in U.S. dollars has been revised upward from 3.8…

Strategy Analytics: Chinese Organizations Take Hybrid Approach to Business Clouds

Taking a hybrid approach that supports traditional and cloud-based IT solutions is key to business cloud adoption in China, according to the Strategy Analytics Business Cloud Strategies (BCS) service report. The new report, “Chinese Organizations Adopt SaaS and Other Business Clouds,” describes the extent to…

Damage Already Done to High-Tech Sector Marketing Budgets…As Fiscal Cliff Impasse in Washington Potentially Moves into New Year

As the debate over the Fiscal Cliff rages on (or festers, depending on your point of view) we were wondering what impact this issue is having on the marketing plans of organizations that provide technology solutions to enterprise IT departments.   From December 3 to December…

Ninety-Four Percent of Hospitals Surveyed Suffered Data Breaches, Average Cost: $7 Billion

Healthcare organizations face an uphill battle in their efforts to stop data breaches, according to the Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security by Ponemon Institute. The study, sponsored by sponsored by ID Experts, found that 94 percent of healthcare organizations surveyed…

Department of Defense’s C4ISR Services Growth Provides Market Opportunities, Frost & Sullivan Says

Despite Pentagon cuts, Department of Defense (DoD) spending for command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) services totaled $20.89 billion last year. It will grow to$28 billion in 2017, according to Frost & Sullivan’s Aerospace & Defense practice. Continuing combat operations drives…

ICT Will Enable Energy Companies To Meet EU Smart Metering Deadlines

According to Frost & Sullivan, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) is the answer for meeting concerns about loss of privacy and data protection in Smart Metering and to meet European Union (EU) deadlines for deployment—a formula for a dramatic increase in demand for ICT and…

The Only Way To Compete with Digital Disruptors Is To Start Thinking and Acting Like One, Forrester Says

According to a new book from Forrester Research, Inc., the only way for established businesses to compete with digital disruptors is to start thinking and acting like one. The book, Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation, written by James McQuivey, a Forrester vice…

Consumerization of Smart Phones and BYOD Trends Driving Network Security Market in the Middle East, Says Frost & Sullivan

The consumerization of smart phones and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) are the biggest trends driving network security issues in the Middle East today, according to Frost & Sullivan. Frost addressed these threats to enterprise security and discussed enterprise security solutions and strategies at its conference, Middle East…

Enterprise Social Media and Web 2.0 Market Expected To Reach $126 Million in 2017, Says Frost & Sullivan

According to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan, the Enterprise Social Media and Web 2.0 Market in 2010 experienced more than 20 percent growth, generating revenues of $28.6 million. It is expected to reach $126 million in 2017. Frost & Sullivan discussed how enterprises…

Global Managed Security Services Market is Expected to Reach $29.9billion by 2020, Says Allied Market Research

The global managed security services market is projected to reach $29.9 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR)  of 15.8 percent over the next five years, according to a recent report from Allied Market Research (AMR). Additional findings from the AMR, Global Managed Security…