http://www.mactech.com/blog en The U.S. stays on top for VR http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/24/us-stays-top-vr <p>The US VR market formed 40% of the global market in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017, keeping its place as the largest market for VR in terms of volumes shipped worldwide, according to the Canalys research group (<a href="http://www.canalys.com" title="www.canalys.com">www.canalys.com</a>). </p> <p>Sony PlayStation VR dominated the US market with just over 60% share. It capitalized on its installed base of gaming devices, as well as its lower-cost headsets. Demand in the Japanese VR market meant that a total of 81,000 VR headsets were shipped in Japan. This was largely contributed by Sony, which conquered its home market with 90% market share.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/24/us-stays-top-vr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/24/us-stays-top-vr#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 24 May 2017 11:42:08 +0000 dsellers 2102224 at http://www.mactech.com AI in healthcare market to see CARG of 62.2% http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/24/ai-healthcare-market-see-carg-622 <p>The artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare market will witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 62.2% from now through 2022, according to new data from Research and Markets (<a href="http://www.researchandmarkets.com" title="www.researchandmarkets.com">www.researchandmarkets.com</a>).</p> <p>AI is being adopted in healthcare using algorithm and software for the analysis of medical data with a view to predict diseases and provide proper medication. It will lead to personalization and optimization resulting in improved outcomes for both patients and healthcare systems, according to Research and Markets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/24/ai-healthcare-market-see-carg-622" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/24/ai-healthcare-market-see-carg-622#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 24 May 2017 11:03:01 +0000 dsellers 2102239 at http://www.mactech.com Software creates $1.4 trillion in domestic economic value http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/23/software-creates-14-trillion-domestic-economic-value <p>Software—particularly cloud-based technology—is now creating roughly $1.4 trillion in economic value in the U.S. and is poised to grow even more, particularly as non-tech companies transform themselves into software businesses, according to a new report released y by global investment firm Battery Ventures (<a href="http://www.battery.com" title="www.battery.com">www.battery.com</a>). The figure represents nearly 8% of U.S. GDP (gross domestic product).</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/23/software-creates-14-trillion-domestic-economic-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/23/software-creates-14-trillion-domestic-economic-value#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Tue, 23 May 2017 11:10:50 +0000 dsellers 2101821 at http://www.mactech.com Quark releases ‘Content Automation Trends Report 2017’ http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/22/quark-releases-%E2%80%98content-automation-trends-report-2017%E2%80%99 <p>Quark Software (<a href="http://www.quark.com" title="www.quark.com">www.quark.com</a>) has released the “Content Automation Trends Report 2017.” The research, conducted in conjunction with market research firm InfoTrends, confirms that while digital transformation is driving content initiatives for most organizations, content teams continue to struggle to meet the need for engaging, device-specific content.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/22/quark-releases-%E2%80%98content-automation-trends-report-2017%E2%80%99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/22/quark-releases-%E2%80%98content-automation-trends-report-2017%E2%80%99#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Mon, 22 May 2017 11:27:21 +0000 dsellers 2101653 at http://www.mactech.com AI will soon be the future of interior design, says Planner 5D http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/19/ai-will-soon-be-future-interior-design-says-planner-5d <p>Interior design app Planner 5D (<a href="http://www.planner5D.com" title="www.planner5D.com">www.planner5D.com</a>) will be incorporating AI into its apps in order to help users create their dream home design with a click of a button.<br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/19/ai-will-soon-be-future-interior-design-says-planner-5d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/19/ai-will-soon-be-future-interior-design-says-planner-5d#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 19 May 2017 11:59:14 +0000 dsellers 2101429 at http://www.mactech.com 2V capabilities to be in over 50% of cars sold by 2022 http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/19/2v-capabilities-be-over-50-cars-sold-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 new vehicles will be shipped with V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) hardware, a technology that enables real-time short-range communication between vehicles.</p> <p>The new research found that the total number of V2V-enabled consumer vehicles on the road will reach 35 million by 2022, up from less than 150,000 vehicles in 2017. This strong growth rate (376% CAGR) reflects the early stages of roll-out for V2V, but will still only represent 2.7% off all vehicles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/19/2v-capabilities-be-over-50-cars-sold-2022" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/19/2v-capabilities-be-over-50-cars-sold-2022#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Fri, 19 May 2017 11:01:49 +0000 dsellers 2101442 at http://www.mactech.com Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 2.6% in 2016 http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/18/worldwide-semiconductor-revenue-grew-26-2016 <p>Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $343.5 billion in 2016, a 2.6% increase from 2015 revenue of $334.9 billion, according to final results by Gartner, Inc. (<a href="http://www.gartner.com" title="www.gartner.com">www.gartner.com</a>). </p> <p>The top 25 semiconductor vendors' combined revenue increased 10.5 percent, a significantly better performance than the overall industry's growth. However, most of this growth resulted from merger and acquisition (M&amp;A) activity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/18/worldwide-semiconductor-revenue-grew-26-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/18/worldwide-semiconductor-revenue-grew-26-2016#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 18 May 2017 11:47:29 +0000 dsellers 2101240 at http://www.mactech.com Cloud service providers’ battle drives the worldwide cloud infrastructure market up 42% http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/18/cloud-service-providers%E2%80%99-battle-drives-worldwide-cloud-infrastructure-market-42 <p>The worldwide cloud infrastructure services market continued growing in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017, up 42% year on year to reach $11.4 billion, according to Canalys’ latest estimates. </p> <p>Amazon’s AWS maintained its dominance, holding a stable global market share of 31%. It was followed by its strongest hyper-scale rivals — Microsoft, Google and IBM. Microsoft grew 93% and Google was up 74% compared to the same quarter a year ago. These growth rates were faster than those of AWS and IBM, which grew 43% and 38% respectively, according to the research group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/18/cloud-service-providers%E2%80%99-battle-drives-worldwide-cloud-infrastructure-market-42" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/18/cloud-service-providers%E2%80%99-battle-drives-worldwide-cloud-infrastructure-market-42#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Thu, 18 May 2017 11:43:21 +0000 dsellers 2101239 at http://www.mactech.com Contactless retail payments to exceed $1 trillion in transaction value by 2019 http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/17/contactless-retail-payments-exceed-1-trillion-transaction-value-2019 <p>New data from Juniper Research (<a href="http://www.juniperresearch.com" title="www.juniperresearch.com">www.juniperresearch.com</a>) forecasts that the global value of contactless transactions made via payment cards, mobile and wearables, will reach $1.3 trillion by 2019, more than doubling from an estimated $590 billion in 2017.</p> <p>According to the research group, contactless card levels will continue to dominate transaction values, accounting for 80% of total contactless transactions in 2019. The research forecasts that contactless transactions via debit/credit cards will exceed $2 trillion globally by 2021.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/17/contactless-retail-payments-exceed-1-trillion-transaction-value-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/17/contactless-retail-payments-exceed-1-trillion-transaction-value-2019#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 17 May 2017 11:39:45 +0000 dsellers 2101238 at http://www.mactech.com Largest global ransomware attack could have been prevented http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/17/largest-global-ransomware-attack-could-have-been-prevented <p>Last Friday morning, a ransomware attack started spreading across the globe, infecting tens of thousands of computers. Those affected included over 40 health service trusts and FedEx’s offices in the United Kingdom, a telecom in Spain, and the Russian Interior Ministry.<br />  <br /> The malicious software, transferred over email and stolen from the National Security Agency (NSA), exposed vulnerabilities in computer systems in almost 100 countries in total, constituting one of the largest ransomware attacks on record.<br />  </p> <p><a href="http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/17/largest-global-ransomware-attack-could-have-been-prevented" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.mactech.com/2017/05/17/largest-global-ransomware-attack-could-have-been-prevented#comments MacNews MacTech MacNews Blog MacTech Blog Wed, 17 May 2017 11:38:25 +0000 dsellers 2101237 at http://www.mactech.com