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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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Think with Google regularly offers insights that marketers can use to create better campaigns to reach more of their customers. By looking at data straight from the search giant itself, you can better make choices that will get you results faster without having to invest as much money or other resources. The latest Google research looks [...]

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The fourth quarter is always the busiest for e-commerce businesses, with the biggest sales and more consumers than the year prior turning to the web and mobile devices to complete their holiday shopping. This year proves no different, according to the latest holiday sales forecast, which estimates that nearly half (47%) of consumers will shop [...]

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Small businesses continue to put security as their main priority when selecting a cloud storage provider, yet many continue to risk their security by choosing free solutions, according to a new survey from analyst firm Clutch. According to the survey, which polled almost 300 small and medium businesses who use at least one cloud storage [...]

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Smartphones will bring VR to the mainstream, but engagement and margin will remain a challenge. The gurus at Juniper Research have forecast that there will be “nearly 60 million smartphone VR headsets shipped in 2021, an increase of around 240% on an expected 16.8 million this year.” However, we’re told that the lower price of [...]

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