At its Symposium/ITxpo show, Gartner released new worldwide IT spending numbers that predict enterprises will spend up to $3.5 trillion on technology in 2017. That's an increase of about 3% over 2016, with much of that money going toward software and services.By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 10/20/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
In an Oct. 14 statement, Samsung estimated that the recall of its Galaxy Note smartphone will cost the company as much as $3 billion over the next several quarters. So far, Samsung has received 96 reports of overheating and fire associated with device.By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 10/14/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
A day after Samsung told partners and carriers to stop selling its flagship Galaxy Note 7, the company released a statement that it would end production all together. It's a huge blow for the South Korean tech giant as the holiday shopping season approaches.By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 10/11/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
According to reports from South Korea, Samsung is stopping production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following more reports of the devices catching fire. Also, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T have stopped selling the phones, as well as replacements. UPDATE: Late on Oct. 10, Samsung released its own statement.By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 10/10/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Separate reports from Gartner and IDC paint different pictures of the state of the mobile market in 2016, and what the next few years may hold for space.By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 10/7/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
State CIOs are not immune to the enterprise transformation issues that are hitting IT organizations everywhere. Here's a look inside the trends at the state government level, from the annual NASCIO State CIO Survey for 2016.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 10/3/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
BlackBerry, which dominated the mobile market during the dawn of the smartphone era, is no longer making hardware. Instead, it will focus on software, management, and security, which moves the company deeper into the enterprise.By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/28/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
A report from the MIT Sloan Management Review finds that companies that share data from their internet of things projects are better positioned to take advantage of what the technology has to offer. However, finding IT pros with the right IoT skills set is proving a challenge for many businesses.By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/22/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Smart wearables are making their way into the enterprise, but are largely in the testing phase, according to recently released numbers from IDC. Among the potential uses is stepped-up security. By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/7/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Shifting to cloud application providers requires companies to step carefully. Here are 9 potential problems that can prevent a smooth transition. By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/5/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The smartphone market is expected to hit a big slowdown this year, with shipments growing by less than 2% -- a dramatic decline from 2015, according to new numbers from IDC. For IT departments managing fleets of mobile devices, the focus will likely be on only two operating systems: Android and iOS.By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/2/20165 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Life on the road means freedom and travel, but also the need for a solid arsenal of apps, power packs, mobile hotspots, and other items to keep you productive. Here are 8 weapons you may want to add to your cache. By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 9/2/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
With the demise of the Pixel 2, Google is no longer making and selling its own Chromebooks. But it's unclear what's next for the tech giant in the PC space.By Eric Zeman , 9/1/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The cultural mindset of millennial workers and the ability to connect to the web from nearly anywhere are driving workplace flexibility demands, according to a new report.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/31/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Data from a 2012 breach has resurfaced, leading to fears that the information could be used to compromise accounts. IT managers using a new Dropbox feature don't need to worry, but they still have to guard against employees' bad password hygiene.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/29/201622 comments | Read | Post a Comment
An active threat using critical iOS zero-day vulnerabilities, which were dubbed "Trident," could allow hackers to install spyware on iPhones. IT managers should ensure employee devices are updated as soon as possible. By Eric Zeman , 8/27/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
The Wireless Broadband Alliance's City WiFi Roaming project aims to provide public WiFi users in cities around the globe with the ability to roam between different public wireless networks. Some of the host cities that are part of this public, private partnership include New York, San Francisco, and San Jose.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/25/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Microsoft Office apps will come preloaded on specific Lenovo smartphones as part of a new strategic agreement between the two companies.By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/24/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
While interest in IoT technologies continues to rise among businesses, many organizations are still unsure how it will directly benefit the bottom line. However, the IT department and the CIO are helping to lead the way for those companies that are adopting the technology.By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/22/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Hadoop distributor MapR raises new round of equity funding and hints at possible IPO, Salesforce acquires another analytics startup, PwC partners with Coursera on a data analytics course, and Apple CEO Tim Cook talks AI and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Aug. 21, 2016.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 8/21/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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