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First IDC made its forecast on the public cloud, and now Gartner has done likewise, predicting that public cloud services market will grow 18% in 2017 to total $246.8 billion (£198.1bn). IDC’, by comparison, said global spending on public cloud services and infrastructure would reach $122.5bn by the end of this year with seven out [...]

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If you’re a hiring manager, you know how many resumes come flooding in every time a job is posted. That’s why the resume-screening process is now automated to keyword searches, just to help sift through the volumes of documents. However, if you’re hiring for cybersecurity talent, you don’t have to worry about such inundation. In [...]

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aNewDomain — How many people are on the Internet in the U.S. and worldwide? And what are they up to? Our friends over at vpnMentor recently dug through piles of Internet studies to dig up the most recent 2017 Internet statistics. Here they are — topic by topic. You won’t find a more complete collection of Internet and [...]

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Black Friday is November 25, the day following Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday of November). Since 1952, it has been traditionally regarded as the most active shopping day of the year and it also starts the holiday season. We mention the holiday season for one good reason: around 30% of annual retail sales happen between Black Friday and Christmas. For some [...]

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The largest online community of Ukrainian geeks, DOU has just published interim results of their ongoing programming languages survey and this is my English translation of its main takeaways and results as of January 2017. The survey was comprised of over 8,100 respondents, and 90% of the participants currently reside and work in Ukraine. According to [...]

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Total spend on IT infrastructure products deployed in cloud environments will hit $44.2 billion (£36.6bn) in 2017, according to the latest analysis from IDC. The findings appear in the firm’s latest quarterly cloud IT infrastructure tracker, and argue that the primary spend (61%) will come through public cloud data centres, while off-premises private cloud environments [...]

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Many of us use the New Year as a time to set resolutions and become better versions of ourselves. Traditionally, we start with a list of things that will impact our personal lives: get in shape, stop procrastinating, spend more time with family. This year, we challenge you to start the new calendar with resolutions [...]

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Is geography losing its relevance? Do country’s borders have any significance in the twenty-first century? Internet users, who are basically netizens scattered all around the world, today constitute the new global commons instead of the traditional nation-states and their citizens. This new reality has already broken the norms of socio-economic discourse and the way everyone [...]

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Global IT security spending ranges from approximately 1% to 13% of the IT budget, with the average spend  standing at 5.6%, but research analyst firm Gartner says the figures are potentially a misleading indicator of programme success. According to Gartner, the majority of organisations will continue to misuse average IT security spending figures as a “proxy [...]

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Sales worldwide of smartphones have flatlined in 2016, but strong growth for 4G smartphones in emerging markets remains a bright spot. In IDC’s latest forecast projecting sales for 2016, the market research firm reported worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to reach about 1.45 billion units. This represents a year-over-year growth rate of just 0.6 percent, a steep drop [...]

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