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Join IDC and IDG Global Solutions on June 11, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, to explore the opportunities afforded in today’s biggest tech play: Big Data, Mobility and the Cloud. Learn how to craft vertical, tech and segment specific go-to-market strategies, identify the most appropriate partners and the right steps needed to build an optimal channel ecosystem, and gain access to country specific analysts who can provide you with insights into local market opportunities.
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Our increasingly social world is raising concerns over the safety of our personal data. So what do the professionals working with data privacy legislation think? Aiming to address how the two professions feel about the current state of US data privacy law, IDG Connect presents exclusive insight into whether there is a conflict between the personal views and professional experiences of marketers and legal professionals with privacy laws, and the disparity between US and EU privacy law.
International Data Corporation (IDC) today released the latest results from the Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker. For 2012, the worldwide software market grew 3.6% year over year reaching a total market size of $342 billion, which was in line with IDC’s previous forecast of 3.4% and less than half the growth rate experienced in 2010 and 2011. In that sense, 2012 confirms the beginning of a more conservative growth period. In the middle of this scenario, there are faster growing market segments, such as Data Access, Analysis and Delivery, Collaborative Applications, CRM Applications, Security Software, and System and Network Management Software. Every one of these markets grew in the 6-7% range, about double the rate for enterprise software as a whole.
This infographic is based on a sample of 727 IT and business professionals form every continent in the world. Outside of the industry news we discovered that IT and business professionals most like to read news commentary and blogs. They also highly rate infographic summaries and interviews with industry professionals. Professionals are most dissatisfied to receive email content that is more than 18-months old. More people use LinkedIn for work than any other social network, but the numbers are still low. Perhaps surprisingly, 53% never use Twitter for work.
To remain successful, IT leaders must perpetually investigate, prioritize, fund, adopt, and integrate multiple new technologies to support key business objectives. Cognizant commissioned IDG Research to conduct a survey of 200 leading CIOs and IT executives that highlights new technology trends this year. These results give you the 2013 IT outlook of top strategies, priorities and investments.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – As demand for Big Data technology and services continues to escalate, all levels of the Big Data technology stack will experience significant growth. Storage is a critical piece of the infrastructure component, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 53% between 2011 and 2016. International Data Corporation (IDC) has just published two in-depth studies – Storage for Big Data: Insight Into Usage Patterns(IDC #240372) and Influencers in Deployment of Storage for Big Data (IDC #240451) – built on findings from its first-ever survey on storage infrastructure for Big Data and analytics (BD&A).
The amount of data generated, processed, and stored by most organizations will continue to grow aggressively for the foreseeable future. “Storage will be one of the biggest areas of infrastructure spending for Big Data and analytics environments over the forecast period,” said Ashish Nadkarni, Research Director, Storage Systems. “Revenue from storage consumed by BD&A environments will increase from a mere $379.9 million in 2011 to nearly $6 billion in 2016. This growth will come largely from capacity-optimized systems (including dense enclosures), however, software-based distributed storage systems with internal disks to store post-processed data will also be embraced by some users.”
IDG Enterprise’s 2013 Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise Research Details Main Stream Adoption of Mobile Devices, the Increasing Use of Business Apps and Cloud and Security Challenges
FRAMINGHAM, MA–(Marketwired – Apr 15, 2013) - IDG Enterprise – the media company comprising Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, CIO, DEMO, CSO, CIO Executive Council, ITworld, CFOworld and CITEworld — releases the results from the 2013 Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise (CITE) research, highlighting the adoption of mobile devices for business purposes, the growing use of apps and the cloud and the security concerns this adoption places on an organization.
Main Stream Adoption of Mobile Devices While most organizations are dealing with CITE in a reactive way, they are embracing the use of personal mobile devices. Currently, 60% of organizations support the use of personally owned smart phones and that will remain stable over the next 12-18 months. However, the support of personally owned laptops (57%) and tablets (51%) will swap places in the next 12-18 months with 50% and 58% supported respectively. Overall, organizations have increased their policies in allowing employees to use personal devices to work over the past year.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.3 million units in the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13), down -13.9% compared to the same quarter in 2012 and worse than the forecast decline of -7.7%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The extent of the year-on-year contraction marked the worst quarter since IDC began tracking the PC market quarterly in 1994. The results also marked the fourth consecutive quarter of year-on-year shipment declines.
Computerworld is seeking case studies that illustrate how big data is being mined to analyze and predict business trends and monetize this information. We will showcase a select group of the biggest (and most fascinating) case studies in our Aug. 26, 2013, issue. Nominations period is April 1-30.
Big Data is becoming a Big Problem. Dan Gardner, author of ‘Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail and Why We Believe Them Anyway’, says, ‘’In this ocean of data is a frighteningly complete picture of you. Where you live, where you go, what you buy. What you say. What you feel and believe. It’s all there.’’ The problem is companies do not know what to do with it. Furthermore, the traditional role of IT has changed and has blurred the boundaries between IT and Marketers.
IDG Connect conducted a Big Data survey of 469 Marketers and IT professionals to find out whether they see Big Data as a challenge or opportunity and whether it should be handled by IT or Marketing. The results showed that although 58% of Marketers and 51% of IT professionals think it should be handled by both departments; in practice, this is not being achieved.
The aim of this short report from IDG Connect is to examine some of the factors causing the disconnect between Marketers and IT professionals and the implications for Big Data.