The rise of consumer technology has taken the healthcare industry by storm. The explosion of new apps, tablet adoption and social media use is changing the way we are communicating about our health. So how is this impacting the patient-doctor relationship? This research paper from IDG Connect examines how consumer technology is radically transforming healthcare. It looks at the numerous benefits and opportunities it offers, as well as the unease surrounding its place in healthcare.
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FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 28, 2013 – The PC market continued to suffer slow shipment growth in top countries across regions in May, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Monthly PC Tracker. April shipment growth had improved slightly from March in Latin America and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), but May growth has come in slower than April for each of these markets except India and UK.
IDG Enterprise’s 2013 Cloud Computing Research Details Cloud Adoption, Ownership of Cloud Investments and Opportunities for Solution Providers
FRAMINGHAM, MA– – 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 cloud computing research, highlighting how cloud is transforming IT, public vs. private cloud strategies, cloud ownership and opportunities for cloud solution providers.
IT Transformation via Cloud Computing
Cloud adoption is maturing and the majority of organizations (61%) have at least a portion of their computing infrastructure in the cloud. Additionally, one-third (29%) anticipate that the majority of IT operations will be in the cloud in the next five years, with the exception of financial and compliance applications. Cloud computing capabilities that align with business strategy are driving investments, including enabling business continuity (43%), improving customer support and services (43%), increasing flexibility to react to changing market conditions (40%) and reducing resource waste (40%).
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Storage Software QView show the worldwide storage software market increased 3.2% during the first quarter of 2013 (1Q13) compared to the same quarter of 2012. Revenue during the quarter totaled $3.6 billion.
“Overall sales of storage software improved during the first quarter of 2013,” said Eric Sheppard, Research Director, Storage Software at IDC. “Demand was strongest for Data Protection & Recovery software as well as Storage & Device Management software. This was driven by a broad need for data resiliency, improvements to operational efficiencies, and better insights into installed data center infrastructure.”
Xinhua News Agency
BEIJING – China’s online game operators are set to seek fortune in the pan-entertainment sector in the future, held International Data Corporation (IDC), a premier global provider of market intelligence. After the past explosive growth before 2008, China’s game market has entered a period featuring slow expansion. Data with IDC showed that the sector generated 60.28 billion yuan sales incomes in 2012, up merely 35.1% over 2011.
Under such a circumstance, IDC believed that the country’s online game firms needed to explore the pan-entertainment sector to find new growth points as the sector’s compounded growth rate might slow down to 16% low within 2013 to 2017 period.
As for the reasons, IDC said that Chinese game operators could benefit from the prospering pan-entertainment industry. IDC predicted that the compounded growth rate for the output value of China cultural industry, to which pan-entertainment belonged, might reach 30% while that of the nation’s game industry might only be 24% during 2011-2015.
Moreover, China’s game firms could easily commercialize their products in pan-entertainment sector and many of them had made such trials and succeeded. Furthermore, they could better satisfy their users’ multiple entertainment demands via striking cooperation with pan-entertainment firms.
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.