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Cloud Infographic: Big Data Investments

CloudTweaks

We have covered the evolution of Big Data several times over the years and have more recently discussed new areas of interest such as big data in filmsadvertising and even sports. With the growing interest in this area there is certain to be considerable interest and investments being made. Included as an excellent infographic provided by the team at BigData-Startups which jumps right into the topic of investments.

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Welcome to the Connected Age

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An IDC study present’s the first forecast and analysis of the cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) market in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan), or APEJ. The total number of cellular M2M connections in APEJ will grow from 26.8 million connections in 2012 to 72.4 million in 2017, a 22% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). M2M spending will grow from US$3 billion in 2012 to US$6.7 billion in 2017, a CAGR of 17.3%.

Another IDC study analyzes the worldwide opportunity for the burgeoning “Internet of Things” (IoT) market. It provides a market outlook for 2013–2020 and sets the forecast within the context of the IoT ecosystem including intelligent systems, connectivity services, platforms, analytics, and vertical applications in addition to the security and professional services required to build out a complete picture. The study discusses the key market trends contributing to the growth of the IoT on a worldwide basis. A forecast of installed “things” and revenue is included.

IDC has published an infographic titled Welcome to the Connected Age which can be viewed here.

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Infographic: The best times to post on social media

Regan

Do you post social media updates when your audience has the highest chance of seeing them, or just whenever you think of it or happen to have a free minute?

If you aren’t posting to a social media site when most of your audience members are on it, all that time you spent crafting the update goes to waste. And you’re a busy person. You don’t have any time to waste.

An infographic from Fannit.com lists the best and worst times to post to all the major social media sites: Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Facebook and your blog. While all audiences are different, you can use these times as a general guide. Here are the best times to post to each site:

Click here to see the best times and the infographic

 

Consumerization of IT Continues to Cause Digital Disruption as New Technologies Enter the Market

 Consumerization of IT Continues to Cause Digital Disruption as New Technologies Enter the Market

IDG Enterprise’s 2014 Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise Research Details Integration of Consumer Devices into the Enterprise and Adoption of Cloud, MDM and Mobile Apps

Framingham, Mass. – March 24, 2014 – IDG Enterprise—the leading enterprise technology media company comprising Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, CIO, DEMO, CSO, CIO Executive Council, ITworld, CFOworld and CITEworld—releases the findings from the 2014 Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise (CITE) research, highlighting the impact CITE adoption has on the enterprise; integration of cloud, apps and mobile device management; and the next wave of consumer technologies IT decision-makers need to consider.

CITE Adoption Results in New Policies and IT Purchases
The proliferation of personal devices being used for work purposes has required the majority of organizations (82%) to make changes, from creating policies on how corporate data can be shared and investing in mobile device management (MDM) solutions, to purchasing secure file sharing services. IT executives and their departments are leading the charge for integrating consumer devices into the organization. To support a culture of employees working in the office and at home, over the next two years more organizations will support employee owned smart phones and tablets and 83% of organizations will invest in mobile technologies. The approval of consumer devices in the workplace is well received by employees; CITE will have a positive impact on user satisfaction (69%), and user productivity (66%) over the next 12-18 months (check out the CITE infographic).

“Consumerization of IT in the enterprise has created significant digital disruption in the past year, and the opportunity to innovate continues with the introduction of new devices and services,” said Matthew Yorke, CEO, IDG Enterprise. “Organizations are working to mitigate risk and build security that enables employees and the businesses to use CITE technology to move the business into the digital era and create improved employee productivity and customer satisfaction.”

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Infographic: Technologies’ Impact on the Network

Network World

Network World’s infographic illustrates the technologies impacting the network and pinpoints where IT executives are with initiatives within existing and emerging technologies. It is designed to be a useful resource to help tech marketers position their products/solutions and messaging more effectively to their target customers and prospects. The statistics included come from Network World’s many research studies providing insight into these influential IT decision-makers.

Fore more information, check out the white paper, Enterprise IT at the Crossroads

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Technology is Driving Business Innovation and IT Executives are Taking the Lead

 Technology is Driving Business Innovation and IT Executives are Taking the Lead

IDG Enterprise—the leading enterprise technology media company comprising Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, CIO, DEMO, CSO, CIO Executive Council, ITworld, CFOworld and CITEworld—releases the results from the 2014 Role & Influence of the Technology Decision-Maker research. The study reveals the IT roles involved at each stage of the technology purchase process, the resources relied on to stay informed on new technologies as well as vendor engagement during the purchase process.

For more key findings and slide examples click here 

RI 2014 Infographic Technology is Driving Business Innovation and IT Executives are Taking the Lead

 

Best and Worst Times to Post on Social Media [Infographic]

Social Times

All social media are not created equal. Each social network has different kinds of users and their daily activities vary. Determining when to post on social media requires that you consider your product or service and the kinds of messages relevant to your customers. A local business, for example, may find that the ideal time to post updates is different from that of a national brand. Always keep track of analytics and try mixing up your social media schedule.

Tools like Hootsuite let you automatically schedule your updates according to your audience’s online habits. SocialBro provides daily reports on when most of the Twitter community is online, not just your followers. Similarly, Timing+ analyzes your historical post data to determine what time of day your posts will have the greatest impact on Google+. Topsy lets you search, measure and analyze from conversations and trends on public social websites like Twitter and Google+

Understanding when to post on each network means considering more than research and statistics. Do not underestimate trial and error when it comes to assessing when your audience is most receptive to your messages. To assist you in scheduling your social media posts and updates, the following infographic by Social Marketing Writing includes the networks Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Tumblr.

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Infographic: 2014 Network World State of the Network Research

 Network World

The 2014 Network World State of the Network research was completed with the goal of gaining a better understanding of the technologies impacting the network and pinpointing where IT executives are with initiatives within existing and emerging technologies.

A Couple Key Findings Include:

·         Organizations are seeing IT budget growth with three-quarters of respondents anticipating budgets will hold firm or increase for 2014.

·         Nearly half (49 percent) of all respondents said that emerging technologies in general have already or will enable their IT organizations to pool resources and drive up utilization while reducing siloed resources.

·         IT’s role with business and technology objectives align closely with the priority of lowering operation costs.

For more key findings and slide examples click here.

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Infographic: How Millennials Feel About Data Targeting and Online Privacy

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IDG Research Services conducted a survey of a group of millennials (18-34 years old) who have an interest in technology— e.g. tech marketers, tech decision makers and consumers, in both the B2C and B2B space. The results basically show two perspectives:  Data targeting is OK as long as the millennials save money or get relevant offers; and that data targeting and online privacy is a fact of online life but it makes them uneasy. This infographic also takes a look at/compares the 35+ audience and their thoughts on online privacy.

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Infographic: 2014 IDG Enterprise Big Data Research

IDG Enterprise

The 2014 IDG Enterprise Big Data research was completed with the goal of gaining a better understanding of organizations’ big data initiatives, investments and strategies.

A Couple Key Findings Include:

  • Organizations are seeing exponential growth in the amount of data managed with an expected increase of 76% within the next 12-18 months.
  • Companies are intensifying their efforts to derive value through big data initiatives with nearly half (49%) of respondents already implementing big data projects or in the process of doing so in the future; however, enterprise organizations are ahead of the curve in implementation plans compared to SMB organizations.

For more key findings and slide examples click here

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