IT Integrated Systems Revenue will Reach $12.3 Billion

More CIOs and CTOs are seeking to gain benefits of a simplified and more manageable IT infrastructure for their organizations. As a result, worldwide integrated systems revenue is forecast to total $12.3 billion in 2018 — that’s an increase of 18.4 percent from 2017, according to Gartner.

via Digital Lifescapes

Exploring the Facebook Data Harvesting Fiasco

Exploring the Facebook Data Harvesting Fiasco

Hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambridge Analytica, according to a new whistleblower.

via The Guardian

Are You Ready for the Third Digital Revolution?

Are You Ready for the Third Digital Revolution?

The first two digital revolutions — computing and communications — transformed society. Now comes the third, which is fabrication, argues the new book, Designing Reality.

via Knowledge@Wharton

U.S. Social Media Study Shows Shifting Platform Use

The number of Facebook users will rise less than 1 percent to 169.5 million in 2018, driven by adoption among older age groups. However, there will be declines between 5.6% and 9.3% among users under 25, for a loss of 2.1 million.

via eMarketer

IoT Data Security Solutions Demand Gains Momentum

IoT Data Security Solutions Demand Gains Momentum

Internet of Things (IoT) technology deployments have increased across the globe, as more CIOs and CTOs explore new commercial applications. However, many organizations continue to seek IoT solutions that include comprehensive data protection capabilities.

via Digital Lifescapes

Digital Media Growth and Engagement Study Findings

Digital Media Growth and Engagement Study Findings

According to Nielsen data, the share of time spent with ad-supported content on platforms (such as TV, radio, smartphones, video games and tablets) for adults in 2017 was 86% — a number that’s remained relatively flat over the past decade.

via Nielsen

Software Developer 2018 Survey Findings

Software Developer 2018 Survey Findings

“Each year, we ask the developer community about everything from their favorite technologies to their job preferences. This year marks the eighth year we’ve published our Annual Developer Survey results—with the largest number of respondents yet. Over 100,000 developers took the 30-minute survey this past January.”

via Stack Overflow