The cloud deployment idea has been sweeping across the landscape for the past several years, causing many CIOs to reevaluate how they license and deploy software, and how they think of their IT budgets. IDC projects the cloud software market will make up over 20% of the worldwide software market by 2018, contributing to almost half of projected growth in the software industry through 2018.
As the youngest baby boomers turn 50 this year, the U.S. healthcare industry is gearing up to meet unprecedented levels of demand for products and services. Digital advances — including electronic health records, mobile apps, video and wireless monitoring technology — allow for widespread adoption of digital care management.
Investment in big data technologies continues to expand, according to a recent market study by Gartner, which found that 73 percent of survey respondents have invested or plan to invest in big data in the next 24 months — that’s up from 64 percent in 2013. Organizations are starting to move on their big data investment strategy. Moreover, the number stating they had no plans for big data investment fell from 31 percent in 2013 to 24 percent in 2014.
In its manifesto for growth and jobs 2015-2020, TechUK sets out what the government must do to build on the progress already achieved to secure Britain’s digital potential. This includes the appointment of dedicated digital ministers in every department, a new chief privacy officer, and a new Foreign and Commonwealth Office ‘digital trade tsar’ to be a leading voice in Europe.
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The FTTH Council released a first-of-its-kind study, which looked at 55 communities in 9 states and found a positive impact on economic activity in the 14 communities where gigabit Internet services are widely available. In fact, these gigabit broadband communities exhibited a per-capita GDP approximately 1.1 percent higher than the 41 similar communities with little to no availability of gigabit services.
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For years, Westerners pictured it as the creation of a snake charmer from a Persian souk. But this week, when the Alibaba Group prices its initial public offering IPO, even the most indolent observer should get a major jolt. If anyone wants proof of the manner in which the balance of power in the technology world is shifting from the U.S. towards China, the stock-market launch of Alibaba offers irrefutable evidence.
The global enterprise video conferencing and telepresence market totaled $752 million in the second quarter of 2014 — that’s up 5% sequentially, and up 2% from the year-ago quarter. Endpoint shipments increased 66% in 2Q14 from 2Q13, to 4.4 million, owing to growth in software sales. Infonetics expects the worldwide enterprise telepresence and video conferencing market to grow to $3.3 billion in 2018.