‘Worldwide spending on cloud IT infrastructure will accelerate in 2017’
The worldwide spending on IT infrastructure products (servers, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switches) for deployment in cloud environments will increase by 18.2% in 2017 to reach $44.2 billion,...
Cisco acquires AppDynamics for $3.7 billion
Cisco announced its intent to acquire AppDynamics, a privately held application intelligence software company based in San Francisco. AppDynamics's cloud application and business monitoring platform...
Slight decline in spending on enterprise infrastructure
Spending on enterprise infrastructure has declined slightly in 2016. New data from Synergy Research Group shows that across seven key enterprise infrastructure segments, vendor revenues for the last...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise acquires Cloud Cruiser
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announces a definitive agreement to acquire Cloud Cruiser, a provider of cloud consumption analytics software that enables customers to manage and optimize public, private...
One in five organizations will use smartphones for physical access control in 2020
In 2016, less than 5 percent of organizations used smartphones to enable access to offices and other premises. This number will significantly grow in the coming years. By 2020, Gartner predicts that...
‘More then 40 percent of data science tasks will be automated by 2020’
More than 40 percent of data science tasks will be automated by 2020, predicts research firm Gartner. This will result in increased productivity and broader usage of data and analytics by citizen...
Microsoft acquires software developer Simplygon
Microsoft acquires Simplygon, developer of automatic 3D data-optimization solutions. This acquisition accelerates Microsoft’s 3D For Everyone vision and strategy, which was introduced with the...
HPE acquires hyperconverged infrastructure specialist SimpliVity
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) acquires SimpliVity, a provider of software-defined, hyperconverged infrastructure, for $650 million in cash. With the acquisition, HPE strengthens it’s position on...
U.S. Federal Trade Commission sues Qualcomm for using anticompetitive tactics
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a compliant in a federal district court charging Qualcomm with using anticompetitive tactics to maintain its monopoly in the supply of a key...
Share your opinion about IT subjects in Executive-People’s Expert Panel
Our partner Executive-People has founded the Dutch-language Expert Panel, consisting of IT experts. This Expert Panel will four times per year give their opinion on different topics that are relevant...
Microsoft acquires deep learning specialist Maluuba
Microsoft has acquired Maluuba, a Montreal-based company with a deep learning research lab for natural language understanding. Maluuba is expertised in deep learning and reinforcement learning for...
Fast growth for application containers through 2020
The application container market will grow from $762m in 2016 to $2.7bn by 2020, according to 451 Research’s latest Cloud-Enabling Technologies Market Monitor report. Despite making up a relatively...
‘Worldwide IT spending will grow 2.7 percent in 2017’
Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.7 percent increase from 2016, according to research firm Gartner. However, this growth rate is down from earlier projections of...
Millions of smartphones will get machine learning capabilities within 12 months
Over 300 million smartphones, or more than one-fifth of units sold in 2017, will have machine learning capabilities within the device in the next 12 months, predicts Deloitte in the 16th edition of...
New use cases will fuel investments in robotics
Worldwide spending on robotics and related services will more than double by 2020, growing from $91.5 billion in 2016 to more than $188 billion in 2020, according to the newly updated Worldwide...
Cisco maintains big lead in enterprise infrastructure
Across seven key enterprise infrastructure segments, vendor revenues for the last four quarters declined by 1% on an annualized basis, according to new data from Synergy Research Group. Aggregate...
Verizon unsure if planned acquisition of Yahoo can continu
Verizon Communications is unsure if the planned acquisition of Yahoo’s internet business can continu. Yahoo came under renewed scrutiny by federal investigators and lawmakers in december after...
Five innovations that will change our lives in the next five years
IBM unveiled the annual “IBM 5 in 5” (#ibm5in5). This is a list of scientific innovations with the potential to change the way people work, live, and interact during the next five years. The list...
Organizations worldwide will spend $1,29 trillion on IoT in 2020
Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to reach $737 billion in 2016 as organizations invest in the hardware, software, services, and connectivity that enable the IoT....
Over half of business are unprepared for European General Data Protection Regulation
More than half of organizations have failed to begin any work on meeting minimum General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, according to The Global Databerg Report by Veritas Technologies...