By 2020, more than 25 percent of identified cyberattacks in enterprises will involve the Internet of Things, but IoT security will account for less than 10 percent of IT security budgets, warns market research firm Gartner.
Gartner has released data on application infrastructure and middleware, or AIM, software revenue, with revenue totaling $23.9 billion in 2015, only a slight increase from 2014, driven mainly by growth in platform as a service. While others still lead in actual revenue numbers, Salesforce took the lead when it came to revenue growth.
As more mobile devices enter the enterprise, IT pros are becoming increasingly worried about the security risks introduced by those devices. And for good reason. Check out this infographic from Kony for more.
Global IT spending is projected to fall in 2016, according to a Gartner study. Two areas are the main culprits in this drop: devices and communications services.
Demand for ultramobiles (basic and utility tablets) – a category that includes the iPad, iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, Nexus 7 and Acer Iconia Tab 8 – is forecast by Gartner to decline 3.4 percent in 2016.
If you had any doubts that businesses were moving more and more workloads to the cloud, the latest server shipments report from Gartner should dispel those doubts. Gartner estimates that the "other" category of vendors, which includes original design manufacturers like Quanta, shipped 170,000 servers and brought in over $750 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Platform as a service usage is in growth mode, and as developers continue to shift their development time to the cloud, many of those applications being created are focused on the Internet of Things. A recent Gartner report indicated that by 2020, more than half of all apps developed on PaaS will be for IoT applications.
As more companies move sensitive data into the cloud, with or without the knowledge or control of IT, the demand to secure that data is increasing with it. One approach to data security in the cloud is called a cloud access security broker, or CASB.
Cisco's hyperconverged data center strategy will take form later this year when the company launches HyperFlex Systems, a UCS-based compute platform the vendor has been developing for more than two years.
I came across some interesting stats from Gartner this week about the smartphone market. It seems that mobile operating systems other than Android and iOS are disappearing from the market. This, despite Microsoft's best efforts to revive Windows mobile fortunes through Windows 10 Mobile.