China is far and away the world’s largest Internet market, in addition to being its largest country overall, according to eMarketer. Internet usage in the country skews male, with 55.3% of the internet population being male in 2014. Just over half the male population of the country is already online, compared to 43.7% of females.
Findings from the “2014 State of the Open Source Cloud” study highlights the rapid adoption — 72% growth between 2012 and 2014. The survey also highlights the increasing dominance of the OpenStack platform in the open source cloud market — 69% of respondents who use an open source cloud use the OpenStack platform.
Business continuity and control eclipse cost savings are the top reasons why U.S. IT professionals prefer open source to proprietary software. According to a study, more than 70 percent of IT professionals in the U.S agree that commercial open source software provides more control and ensures better business continuity than proprietary software.
The number of internet users worldwide will surpass 3 billion in 2015, according to eMarketer, increasing 6.2% next year to reach 42.4% of the entire world’s population. By 2018, nearly half the world’s population, or 3.6 billion people, will access the internet at least once each month.
Every digital marketer knows there’s a wealth of data out there to make their efforts — potentially — more effective. Likewise, every digital marketer knows there are approximately a million and one software tools that promise to take that data and turn it into proven ROI. But what kinds of technology actually help the marketing practitioner?
There’s been a growing concern about the impact of Over-the-Top mobile communication software applications — such as WhatsApp, LINE, WeChat and Skype — on the Mobile Network Operator business model. The negative threat is somewhat obvious, but there is also the potential for market collaboration and business partnerships.
Expected to account for merely $170 Million in 2015, spending on SDN and NFV orchestration platforms is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 60% between 2015 and 2020. By the end of 2020, orchestration platforms will account for $1.7 Billion in revenue, representing more than 8% of all service provider SDN and NFV spending.