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​​Gartner Says Cloud Computing Will Become the Bulk of New IT Spend by 2016

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The use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2016 this growth will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend, according to Gartner, Inc. 2016 will be a defining year for cloud as private cloud begins to give way to hybrid cloud, and nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017.
 
 
Gartner Survey Finds That Fear of Cyberattacks and Data Breaches Could Leave Enterprises Exposed to Emerging Security Risks 
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Recent publicity about cyberattacks and data security breaches has increased IT risk awareness among CIOs, chief information security officers (CISOs) and senior business executives. However, Gartner, Inc.'s 2013 Global Risk Management Survey found that fear of attack is causing security professionals to shift focus away from disciplines such as enterprise risk management and risk-based information security to technical security. This shift in focus is driven by what Gartner analysts refer to as fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD), which often leads to reactionary and highly emotional decision making.
 
 
Gartner Says by 2017 Your Smartphone Will Be Smarter Than You 
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Smartphones will soon be able to predict a consumer’s next move, their next purchase or interpret actions based on what it knows, according to Gartner, Inc. This insight will be performed based on an individual’s data gathered using cognizant computing — the next step in personal cloud computing. 
 
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The Data Digest: Tablet Brand Preference
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We find comfort in the familiar — and when it comes to our technology preferences, it's no different. In a recent report by my colleague Michael O'Grady, he explored the key decision-making factors that drive tablet adoption among consumers. While shopper demographics and needs precipitate tablet purchases in a variety of ways, ultimate brand selection depends, perhaps, on even subtler characteristics.
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The Data Digest: Trust Is The Digital Wallet's Most Valuable Asset
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As the sun sets on the summer season, I made one last getaway to a local island to enjoy the final moments of warm weather. While this small, remote island offers a chance to disconnect, it doesn't forsake the conveniences we are accustomed to in the process. Despite my lack of cash to hand, making a purchase from the small businesses at a rustic farmer’s market couldn’t have been easier — thanks to the vendors’ alternative mobile payment option.
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