http://www.mactech.com/blog en Survey: most businesses will increase cloud computing spending in 2017 http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/27/survey-most-businesses-will-increase-cloud-computing-spending-2017 <p>Businesses have become less skeptical of cloud computing, more confident in its security, and more inclined to invest money in it, according to new findings. </p> <p>Nearly 70% of U.S. businesses surveyed by B2B ratings and reviews firm Clutch (<a href="https://clutch.co/cloud" title="https://clutch.co/cloud">https://clutch.co/cloud</a>) say that they plan to increase spending on cloud computing in 2017. One in five of those businesses report that their cloud computing spending this year will likely increase by more than 30%.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/27/survey-most-businesses-will-increase-cloud-computing-spending-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/27/survey-most-businesses-will-increase-cloud-computing-spending-2017#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:36:57 +0000 dsellers 2106090 at http://www.mactech.com Global cloud mobile music services market to grow at 7% CAGR http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/26/global-cloud-mobile-music-services-market-grow-7-cagr <p>The global cloud mobile music services market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 7% from 2017-2021, according to Technavio’s (<a href="http://www.technavio.com" title="www.technavio.com">www.technavio.com</a>) latest market research.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/26/global-cloud-mobile-music-services-market-grow-7-cagr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/26/global-cloud-mobile-music-services-market-grow-7-cagr#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:37:54 +0000 dsellers 2105954 at http://www.mactech.com 
Retailers to lose $71 billion in card-not-present fraud http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/23/%E2%80%A8retailers-lose-71-billion-card-not-present-fraud <p>New data from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) has found that retailers stand to lose $71 billion globally from fraudulent CNP (Card-Not-Present) transactions over the next five years. The research found that a number of factors, such as the USA’s shift to EMV cards, delays in 3DS 2.0 (3D-Secure) and click-and-collect fraud were key drivers behind the rise.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/23/%E2%80%A8retailers-lose-71-billion-card-not-present-fraud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/23/%E2%80%A8retailers-lose-71-billion-card-not-present-fraud#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:51:35 +0000 dsellers 2105854 at http://www.mactech.com Smart speaker unit shipments to surge between 2017 and 2022 http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/23/smart-speaker-unit-shipments-surge-between-2017-and-2022 <p>Voice controlled smart speaker unit shipments are expected to increase from around 10 million to approximately 80 million, between 2017 and 2022, globally, according to new data from Research and Markets (<a href="http://www.researchandmarkets.com" title="www.researchandmarkets.com">www.researchandmarkets.com</a>). This includes market segments: voice controlled room speakers, portable/battery powered speakers, sound bars and wireless multi-room speakers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/23/smart-speaker-unit-shipments-surge-between-2017-and-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/23/smart-speaker-unit-shipments-surge-between-2017-and-2022#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:50:41 +0000 dsellers 2105853 at http://www.mactech.com Consumer connected car revenues to near $50 billion by 2022 http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/22/consumer-connected-car-revenues-near-50-billion-2022 <p>A new report from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) has revealed that, by 2022, 50% of consumer vehicles on the road will have at least one connectivity service, such as telematics, V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communications, or connected car commerce services.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/22/consumer-connected-car-revenues-near-50-billion-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/22/consumer-connected-car-revenues-near-50-billion-2022#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:53:51 +0000 dsellers 2105698 at http://www.mactech.com 32% of businesses victims of a major cyber-attack over the past year http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/22/32-businesses-victims-major-cyber-attack-over-past-year <p>Spohn Security Solutions says 32% of businesses were victims of a major cyber-attack over the past year. The corporate world loses $388 billion annually recovering from cybersecurity breaches, $55 billion is spent annually fixing computer viruses alone, according to the research group.<br />  <br /> Timothy Crosby, senior security consultant for Spohn Security Solutions (<a href="https://spohnsolutions.com" title="https://spohnsolutions.com">https://spohnsolutions.com</a>), says while cyber criminals bear the brunt of blame, much of the security threat comes from within an organization. A survey of 4,500 CIOs and technology leaders found that:</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/22/32-businesses-victims-major-cyber-attack-over-past-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/22/32-businesses-victims-major-cyber-attack-over-past-year#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:52:29 +0000 dsellers 2105697 at http://www.mactech.com Millennials are the most experimental consumers http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/21/millennials-are-most-experimental-consumers <p>The older we get, the less likely we are to want to experiment with novel flavors and fragrances, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData (<a href="http://www.globaldata.com" title="www.globaldata.com">www.globaldata.com</a>).</p> <p>The research group’s latest report shows that younger consumers are the most experimental demographic, with GlobalData’s survey data showing that nearly four out five millennials globally say they enjoy experimenting with foreign products. This trend declines with age, with just 57% of those in the older “silent generation” (those born between 1925 and 1945) agreeing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/21/millennials-are-most-experimental-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/21/millennials-are-most-experimental-consumers#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:17:55 +0000 dsellers 2105343 at http://www.mactech.com Worldwide 3D printer shipments up again in 2016 http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/20/worldwide-3d-printer-shipments-again-2016 <p>The IDC research group (<a href="http://www.idc.com" title="www.idc.com">www.idc.com</a>) says 3D printer shipments increased 29% in 2016 while revenue grew by more than 18% year-over-year in 2016.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/20/worldwide-3d-printer-shipments-again-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/20/worldwide-3d-printer-shipments-again-2016#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:40:47 +0000 dsellers 2105955 at http://www.mactech.com Smart toy sales to grow threefold by 2022 http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/20/smart-toy-sales-grow-threefold-2022 <p>A new report from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperesearch.com" title="www.juniperesearch.com">www.juniperesearch.com</a>) forecasts that smart toy sales will reach $15.5 billion in hardware and app content revenues by 2022, up from an estimated $4.9 billion in 2017.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/20/smart-toy-sales-grow-threefold-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/20/smart-toy-sales-grow-threefold-2022#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:04:17 +0000 dsellers 2104972 at http://www.mactech.com San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, London are top cities for autonomous vehicles http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/19/san-francisco-shanghai-singapore-london-are-top-cities-autonomous-vehicles <p>The latest findings from Canalys’ (<a href="http://www.canalys.com" title="www.canalys.com">www.canalys.com</a>) Autonomous Vehicle Analysis service show that four cities lead the way when it comes to being ready for autonomous vehicles. San Francisco is out in front, followed by Shanghai, Singapore and London. </p> <p>These rise to the top of a group of cities that, due to their size and populations, have some of the most complex transport networks in the world. The top four have a high need for autonomous vehicles to revolutionize their transport systems, combined with the ability to make it happen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/19/san-francisco-shanghai-singapore-london-are-top-cities-autonomous-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/06/19/san-francisco-shanghai-singapore-london-are-top-cities-autonomous-vehicles#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:58:23 +0000 dsellers 2104823 at http://www.mactech.com