Worldwide IaaS Public Cloud Services Market Grew 29.5 Percent in 2017: Gartner

The worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market grew 29.5 percent in 2017 to total $23.5 billion, up from $18.2 billion in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. Amazon was the No. 1 vendor in the IaaS market in 2017, followed by Microsoft, Alibaba, Google and IBM.

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Mobile Biometrics to Authenticate $2 Trillion in Sales By 2023: Juniper Research

Mobile biometrics will authenticate $2 trillion worth of in-store and remote mobile payment transactions annually by 2023, according to a new study from Juniper Research. This is 17 times the $124 billion expected in 2018, as initiatives furthering secure remote payment transactions and more open biometric platforms proliferate.

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European Blockchain Spending to Reach $3.5 Billion By 2022, According to IDC

Europe will be the second-largest investor in blockchain technologies, according to IDC's latest “Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide”. With a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 80.2 percent for 2017–2022, Europe will increase its spending from around $400 million in 2018 to $3.5 billion in 2022, helping it to close the gap with the U.S., the biggest blockchain investor.

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Only 65 Percent of Organizations Have a Cybersecurity Expert, Gartner Finds

Despite 95 percent of CIOs expecting cyberthreats to increase over the next three years, only 65 percent of their organizations currently have a cybersecurity expert, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. The survey also reveals that skills challenges continue to plague organizations that undergo digitalization, with digital security staffing shortages considered a top inhibitor to innovation.

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Multi-Cloud and Big Data Services Are Key Accelerators of Latin America IT in 2018: Frost & Sullivan

Latin American companies are shifting focus in 2018 away from technology spending to optimally employing digital transformation accelerators to enhance their business, new research from Frost & Sullivan reveals.

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Nearly Half of All Employees Will Connect Exclusively Via Wi-Fi by 2020: IHS Markit

The transformation of the access network is in full swing, buoyed by fundamental changes in how people work, the devices they use and the adoption of new business processes centered around mobility and digital information, according to a study released by business information provider IHS Markit.

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Vitria's Chris Menier Describes State of Digital Operations in the Cable/Telco Sector and the Keys to Enabling Successful Transformation

Broadband services offered by leading companies in the cable and telecommunications industries have provided critical enabling platforms for organizations implementing digital transformation strategies. However, the network service providers (NSPs) themselves have remained mired in legacy operations, according to Chris Menier, Vice President and Transformation Strategist at Vitria, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based IoT analytics platform provider, in a podcast interview for journalists.

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IoT Security Spend to Grow 300 Percent by 2023, Juniper Research Forecasts

A new study from Juniper Research found that spending on Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity solutions is set to reach over $6 billion globally by 2023. The UK-based consultancy highlighted rapid growth, with spending by product and service providers (in consumer markets) and end-customers (in industrial and public services markets) to rise by nearly 300 percent over the forecast period.

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Average Upgrade Cycle for U.S. Smartphones is 32 Months, NPD Group Finds

The average U.S. smartphone upgrade cycle is 32 months, up from 25 months one year prior (2H 2017 vs. 2H 2016), according to the latest Mobile Connectivity Report from NPD Connected Intelligence. Over the same time period, the percentage of smartphone users holding on to their smartphones for over three years has increased from 18 percent in the second half of 2016 to 22 percent in the second half of 2017.

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4K Ultra HD TVs Propel Flat Panel TV Market to 194 Million Units in 2022, ABI Research Says

The rapid and increasing number of worldwide 4K flat panel TV shipments over the past few years is contributing to the overall growth of the global flat panel TV market, according to a new forecast from ABI Research. 4K TV units account for more than one-third of the total flat panel TV units sold in 2017. The strategic advisory firm forecasts that 4K flat panel TV shipments will surpass 102 million in 2018, representing 44 percent of total global flat panel TV shipments.

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Increasing PC Prices Will Lead to Flat Growth in 2018 Global Device Shipments: Gartner

Worldwide shipments of devices -- PCs, tablets and mobile phones -- are on pace to record 0.9 percent growth to reach 2.28 billion units in 2018, according to Gartner, Inc. The PC and tablet market is estimated to decline 1.2 percent in 2018, while the mobile phone market is on pace to record an increase of 1.4 percent.

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