Investor’s Business Daily
Torrid spending by Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), Amazon.com (AMZN), eBay (EBAY), Facebook (FB) and others on data centers packed with computer servers will cool off in 2013, says aUBS report.
Increased spending on data centers has given a lift to networking gear vendors such as Cisco Systems (CSCO), Juniper Networks (JNPR), F5 Networks (FFIV) and Riverbed Technology(RVBD), says UBS analyst Amitabh Passi in a preview of Q3 earnings. In the report, Passi says data center capital spending will rise only 3% in 2013, down from 37% this year.
UBS used data from company reports, FactSet and its own estimates to come up with its numbers.
“By 2016, IDC expects the total number of data centers in the U.S. will decline from 2.94 million in 2012 to 2.89 million. This decline will be concentrated in internal server rooms and closets, with a very small decline in midsize local data centers,” said the IDC report. “Despite the slight decline in total data centers, total data center space will increase significantly, growing from 611.4 million square feet in 2012 to more than 700 million square feet in 2016.”
Network World (US)
In what could be regarded as a controversial test of anti-malware effectiveness, the influentialConsumer Reports publication in its June issue gives its main recommendation to anti-malware freeware for protecting Windows and Mac computers. With some caveats,Consumer Reports says in its “Security Software” article it regards it as unnecessary to buy commercial anti-malware software.
Consumer Reports says it carried out the testing of 18 separate anti-malware softwareapplications – four of them free and 14 paid — in conjunction with International Consumer Research & Testing based on how well the software defended against live exploits from websites.
IDC Press Release
FRAMINGHAM, MA– IDC Insights announced today 18 industry-focused, complimentary web conferences to highlight new research on the most pressing IT trends for 2012 and beyond. Leading industry analysts from IDC’s Insights lines of business will provide their Top 10 Predictions for 2012 on the future of IT in the energy, financial services, government, health, manufacturing and retail industries. This marks the 10th consecutive year that IDC Insights business units have presented “Predictions” research and web conferences, providing essential guidance across industries and technologies on the most dynamic issues and trends including drivers, challenges, recommendations and anticipated outcomes.
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