Smartphones and tablets are the most popular devices of European internet users
More than 80% of persons aged 16 to 74 in the European Union (EU) used the internet in 2016, in many cases via several different devices. Mobile phones or smart phones were the device most used to...
2017 will trigger significant changes for several industries
Global IT transformation will trigger significant changes for several industries in the coming year, acording to interconnection and data center company Equinix. 2017 will be the year of multi-cloud...
Innovative technologies will drive spending by Western European SMB’s
IT spending by Western European SMBs will exceed $130 billion by 2020, according to a new study from International Data Corporation (IDC). The SMB segment represents a third of the total IT market,...
‘Organizations falsely equate IT security spending with maturity’
Organizations spend an average of 5.6 percent of the overall IT budget on IT security and risk management, according to the most recent IT Key Metrics Data from Gartner. However, IT security spending...
Security and ROI concerns surrounding IoT deployments remain high
Security remains a concern, with 50% of the organizations citing it as the top impediment to IoT deployments. This was followed closely by 41% who cited IoT’s lack of perceived Return on Investment (...
20 percent of user interactions on smartphones will take place via personal assistants by 2019
Advances in various technologies will drive users to interact with their smartphones in more intuitive ways, said Gartner. The research firm predicts that, by 2019, 20 percent of all user...
More than 300 hyperscale datacenters active worldwide
The number of large data centers operated by hyperscale providers hit the 300 mark in December, after a flurry of year-end data center openings by Amazon, Google and Alibaba. Despite a major ongoing...
Nokia and Hewlett Packard Enterprise collaborate on IoT solutions
Nokia and Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced a strategic collaboration on Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for enterprise customers. The companies will jointly market and sell solutions for two...
‘Facebook provided misleading information to the European Commission’
Facebook provided ‘misleading information’ to the European Commission (EC) in 2014 about the way the company would be able use customer data after its proposed acquisition of WhatsApp, the EC claims...
Akamai Technologies acquires Cyberfend
Akamai Technologies announces the acquisition of Cyberfend, a company specialized in bot and automation detection solutions for web and mobile environments. The acquisition is intended to further...
‘Adoption of smart machines will transform and disrupt enterprises’
Smart machines will enter mainstream adoption by 2021, with 30 percent adoption by large companies, according to Gartner, Inc. Technologies including cognitive computing, artificial intelligence (AI...
70% of businesses impacted by ransomware have paid cybercriminals
70 percent of businesses infected with ransomware have paid ransom to regain access to business data and systems, according to research by IBM Security. In comparison, over 50 percent of consumers...
National Management & IT Symposium: creating order in complex problems
Internet sociologist and Chief Scientific Officer at Cognitive Edge Dave Snowden will give a keynote presentation about creating order in complex problems during the third edition of the Dutch event...
European Commission launches 500 million euro investment fund for broadband connectivity
Some parts of the European Union (EU) are still lacking high capacity connectivity. The European Commission (EC) and European Investment Bank (EIB) announced a 500 million euro investment fund aimed...
IBM Watson’s anti-cybercrime capabilities tested by 40 organizations
Watson’s ability to assist in the battle against cybercrime will be tested by 40 organizations active in banking, healthcare, insurance, education and other key industries, IBM Security announced....
Growing demand for robotics experts will lead to vacancies
The growing amount of robots will accelerate the talent race by 2020, according to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC). The growing demand for robotics experts will leave 35% of...
1 out of 3 enterprises are underprepared for digital transformation
One third (33%) of enterprises globally are underprepared for “digital transformation”, according to a study of 7.000 enterprise IT decision makers across 62 countries and 15 industries by Ovum....
Professional services and retail will lead growth in IT-spending until 2020
Manufacturing, consumers and financial services remain the biggest spenders on IT in the periode 2016-2020, according to research by International Data Corporation (IDC). Professional services and...
Twitter acquires social startup Yes Inc
Twitter has acquired Yes Inc, a startup based in Palo Alto that has developed social apps such as Frenzy and WYD. Yes CEO Keith Coleman will become Twitter’s new VP of Product.
Big data is fastest-growing segment of information management software market
Big data continues to be the fastest-growing segment of the information management software market. New findings released by data, market research, and advisory firm Ovum estimate that the big data...