Slowing Growth For US Tech Budgets In 2020 And 2021, Varying By Industry

Forrester IT

in 2020 and 4% in 2021, according to Forrester’s latest US tech budget forecast: […]. Even before the threat of coronavirus, the US economy was poised for a slowdown in 2020. Slowing real GDP growth of 2% or less in turn will lead to slower growth of US tech budgets: from 4.5%

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New Forrester Forecast Shows Global Tech Market Growth Will Slip To 3% In 2020 and 2021

Forrester IT

Despite the excitement around leading-edge technologies like AI and big data, and the tremendous success of cloud vendors, Forrester’s latest forecast for the global tech market shows growth slowing to around 3% in 2020 and 2021.

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94% enterprises will use IoT by end 2021: Microsoft report


The Internet of Things (IoT) is seen as profitable and critical to business success and is creating opportunities to leverage more advanced cloud and networking technologies, according to Microsoft’s new report IoT Signals.

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Cloud Security Spending Will Grow To $3.5 Billion By 2021

Forrester IT

Our recently published Forrester Data: Cloud Security Solutions Forecast, 2016 To 2021 (Global) shows that we expect spending on global cloud security solutions to reach $3.5 billion by 2021 -- an annual growth rate of 28% over the next five years. Cloud is big business today. Forrester estimates that global cloud services revenues totaled $114 billion in 2016, up from $68 billion just two years ago -- that's annual growth of 30%.

3 security threats businesses need to prepare for by 2021


Read Alison DeNisco Rayome list three top cybersecurity threats that businesses should prepare for on the Tech Republic : To stay secure in the modern connected world, businesses must keep track of all emerging cybersecurity threats and assess the potential business impacts of when not if, they will experience a breach or incident, according to […]. Cyber Security News

Big Data in Healthcare Will be the Norm by 2021


As the benefits of big data become more pronounced, this technology is finding a place in an increasing number of industries, not the least of which is the healthcare sector. In fact, some researchers anticipate that big data could become a staple in the way healthcare is administered by as soon as 2121. Let’s take […]. Big Data Health IT healthcare

Ford promises to mass-produce an autonomous car by 2021

Computer Weekly

The world’s first high-volume, fully autonomous vehicle will operate in a ride-hailing or sharing service by 2021, says Ford


Most Google employees will work from home until 2021, CEO says


Moving forward, the search behemoth's employees will be working remotely through the remainder of 2020. This announcement came from Google CEO Sundar Pichai during an "all hands" meeting yesterday, according to a report from The Information

Let's go back to the future--it is time to start planning now for customer service in 2021

Forrester IT

In Forrester's new report " Plan Now For Customer Service in 2021 ," we assess and evaluate five developing customer service technologies according to their potential impact on the customer service experience in the year 2021. This a guest post by Meredith Cain , a Research Associate on the Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) team. Let's take trip back to 1989. One of the big movies of that year was "Back to the Future: Part II."

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The CW-DC Universe Won’t Return Until 2021, and Will See a Scaled-Down Crossover


Fans hoping for a little more of that CW escapism here in 2020 are going to have to stick to reruns. Read more. dc cw verse batwoman superman and lois black lightning the flash supernatural riverdale nancy drew dc entertainment warner bros swamp thing dc universe charmed streaming


AI augmentation to create $2.9 trillion business in 2021: Gartner


In 2021, artificial intelligence (AI) augmentation will create $2.9 trillion of business value and 6.2 billion hours of worker productivity globally, according to research firm Gartner, Inc. Gartner defines augmented intelligence as a human-centered partnership model of people and AI working together to enhance cognitive performance. This includes learning, decision making and new experiences. Augmented intelligence […].

Eye scanners and fingerprints in cars will double by 2021, report says

Tech Republic Security

The market for biometric vehicle access systems is expected to reach $855 million by 2021. Here's what the rise of biometrics could mean for your car and your enterprise

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Forecasting In Uncertainty: What If Stores Reopen And No One Comes?

Forrester IT

Despite state and local governments allowing stores to reopen, consumer traffic will most likely remain well below pre-pandemic levels, making it likely that the pandemic recession will last well into 2021.

OpenStack revenue to hit $6bn by 2021 as user confidence in open source cloud grows

Computer Weekly

Reports by 451 Research and the OpenStack Foundation suggest enterprise use of the open cloud platform is on the rise, as issues around installation and upgrades are addressed by the developer community

VoLTE Subscriptions Are Expected to Hit 3 Billion by 2021: Here's How the Market Is Shaping Up

IT Toolbox

Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) technology, which is intended to provide businesses and consumers with high-quality video and voice calling among other data-rich services, is becoming more widespread throughout the market as we enter the second quarter of 2017. In fact, according to a recent report from Juniper Research, worldwide VoLTE subscribers are expected to rise from 488 million to

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Four Ways AI Can Augment Human Capabilities

Information Week

By 2021, organizations worldwide will create nearly $3 trillion of business value via AI, Gartner says


Enterprise spending on public cloud to hit $266B in 2021, driven by SaaS, cloud apps

Tech Republic Cloud

A report from IDC details where public cloud spending is going and which industries are investing the most

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Investment industry to spend $2.8bn on AI by 2021, expected to cut quarter of a million jobs

Computer Weekly

230,000 jobs in the capital markets sector globally will be defunct because of the adoption of artificial intelligence technology

VoLTE Subscriptions Are Expected to Hit 3 Billion by 2021: Here's How the Market Is Shaping Up

IT Toolbox

Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) technology, which is intended to provide businesses and consumers with high-quality video and voice calling among other data-rich services, is becoming more widespread throughout the market as we enter the second quarter of 2017. In fact, according to a recent report from Juniper Research, worldwide VoLTE subscribers are expected to rise from 488 million to

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The Power Of Artificial Intelligence Vs. The Power Of Human Intelligence


Gartner recently calculated that In 2021, AI augmentation will create >€2.6

US Tech Spending Slowdown Amidst Rising Cloud Adoption Will Squeeze Tech Budgets

Forrester IT

Recent stock and bond market turmoil has highlighted the growing risk of a US economic slowdown and even a recession — a prospect that 74% of economists think will happen by 2021, according to a survey of US economists by the National Association of Business Economists.

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Donald Trump extends Huawei ban through May 2021

The Verge

President Donald Trump has extended his executive order banning US companies from working with or buying telecommunications equipment from companies deemed a national security risk until May 2021, via Reuters. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Surrey County Council extends BT PSN contract for two years

Computer Weekly

Council’s contract for Unicorn network, which provides a fully managed and integrated voice and data communications service, extended to 2021

SANS CTI Summit Recap: It’s All About The Process

Forrester IT

If you’re a cyber threat intelligence analyst or vendor, I encourage you to attend and submit a presentation idea for 2021. Crystal City again hosted the eighth SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit, with several hundred attendees. CTI Summit cochairs Rick Holland, Rebekah Brown, and Katie Nickels again planned a fun, entertaining, and very educational two-day event for threat intelligence professionals from around the world.

3 Benefits of VoIP for Customer Service

IT Toolbox

The global Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services market is expected to swell to $140 billion by 2021 -- up from $83 billion in 2015. Mobile VoIP and

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Google will rank webpages based on Web Vitals, but not in 2020

Venture Beast

The change will occur in 2021 at the earliest. Core Web Vitals will be a ranking factor in Google Search and in the Top Stories feature on mobile. Read More.

Beyond Moore’s Law: How Exponential Technology Will Drive Disruption

Forrester IT

However, while most experts agree that silicon transistors will stop shrinking around 2021, this doesn’t mean Moore’s Law is dead in spirit […]. I’ve been thinking a lot about exponential technology and asking myself: “Is disruptive change due to ‘Moore’s Law’ done?” Newsweek recently proclaimed, “The Future Is Uncertain As Moore’s Law Comes To An End.”


The Role of Technology in the Workplace


billion humans use the internet, and the global mobile data traffic is projected to increase nearly sevenfold between 2016 and 2021. As we continue into the 21st century, it seems like there are new technological advances on a daily basis, and those advances are beginning to embed themselves into the workplace. Technology in the Workplace is truly changing the way we work — we are no longer chained to our desks, but rather always have a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone in hand.

Ghost In The Machine? No, It’s A Robot, And It Is Here To Help

Forrester IT

billion by 2021, and conversations are becoming more frequent. Just a few years ago, conversations about robotic process automation (RPA) were scattered and far between. Those familiar with RPA had a limited understanding of its potential and at best had carried out?only?a a few isolated “proof of concept” experiments. Today, the RPA market is estimated to?reach reach $2.9

Big data booming, fueled by Hadoop and NoSQL adoption

Tech Republic Big Data

compound annual growth rate through 2021 A new report from Forrester Research predicts the big data management market will grow at a 12.8%

Designer Turns Into Bane With a Robotic Face Mask That Auto-Closes When It Senses People


Unless you’re completely irresponsible and utterly lacking in empathy, wearing a face mask is going to be a routine part of life well into 2021. In a questionable attempt to make masks more comfortable, a YouTuber has shared his custom creation that can automatically open to let fresh air in when no one’s around—at… Read more. hacks health safety face masks industrial design

What the ‘versatilist’ trend means for IT staffing

David Linthicum

According to Gartner , by 2021, 40 percent of IT staff will be “versatilists,” holding multiple roles. Moreover, most of these roles will be business-related, rather than technology-related, it predicts. Furthermore, by 2019, IT technical specialist hires will fall by more than 5 percent. Gartner predicts that 50 percent of enterprises will formalize IT versatilist profiles and job descriptions, and that 20 percent of IT organizations will hire versatilists to scale their digital business.

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CIOs: Break Through Culture Barriers to Enable Digital Transformation


Gartner predicts that by 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as chief HR officers. Although 64% of CIOs perceive culture as a barrier to achieve their digital ambitions, 25% perceive culture as an enabler, according to Gartner research. Change is the new normal.

MeriTalk Study Sheds Light On Federal Data Center Initiatives

Data Center Knowledge

Unfortunately, less than 50 percent of the basic steps necessary to accomplish the 2021 goals have been implemented. Even the longest journey begins with taking the first step. Read More. Government

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This unusual pot lets plants grow from the inside out, requiring nothing but water.

Mashable Tech

Terraplanter is one of The Index Project's 2021 nominees for innovative design solutions that address genuine needs and hold the potential to improve life. Terraplanter is a reusable planter made from 100% natural materials.


Connecting with the Cloud

IT Toolbox

billion by 2021. Contact Centers as a Service. According to the latest MarketsandMarkets report, the cloud-based contact center market size is predicted to grow from $5.43 billion in 2016 to $15.67 Following this trend toward cloud-based contact center solutions, Amazon recently announced the release of Connect, a contact center as a service (CCaaS) offering

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How to Deploy MS Teams Using ConfigMgr Step by Step Guide|SCCM


Introduction Microsoft announced that Skype for Business is end it’s support by July 31, 2021. Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link].

New York Auto Show is now fully canceled

The Verge

But organizers are now saying they won’t be able to meet that deadline and are focused on reviving the auto show in spring 2021. For the good of #NYC and safety of all auto show attendees, we’ve decided #NYIAS will take place April 2 - 11, 2021.

How to Leverage Interactive Learning Tools for Engaging Training Experiences


Studies also suggest that with an exponential rise in the consumption of video-based interactive content ( an average person will consume over 100 minutes of online video content daily by the year 2021), this unique format will appeal to the employees and L&D teams alike.

Smart cities need the cloud—and vice versa

David Linthicum

billion in 2021. “Smart city” priorities and use cases are all over the place. Nonethless, IDC expects spending to accelerate over the 2016-2021 forecast period, reaching $45.3 So, what is a smart city and what does it have to do with cloud computing? Everything. What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now. Also: InfoWorld helps you identify the right tools for the job: AWS cloud services guide • Google Cloud Platform services guide. ].

Supply Chain in the Cloud

IT Toolbox

billion by 2021. New IoT Apps Enhance Digital Supply Chain. According to a current market research report, the cloud-based supply chain management solution market is estimated to grow from the $3.26 billion achieved in 2016 to $8.07 This MarketsandMarkets research is based on sales statistics from enterprise systems that include transportation management, procurement

The plates and bowls designed to stimulate your taste buds

Mashable Tech

Beyond Taste is one of the nominees for the 2021 Index Award – a prize for innovative design solutions that address genuine needs and hold the potential to improve life. Created by Teresa Berger, Beyond Taste aims to reconnect you with your food using the study of gastrophysics.

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Security Challenges Drive Growth For IAM Solutions

Forrester IT

In our recently published Forrester Data: World Identity And Access Management Software Forecast, 2016 To 2021 (Global), Forrester predicts that the IAM software market will grow to $13.3 billion by 2021, from $7.7 The world is changing fast, and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and telecommuting are increasingly becoming the norm, not the exception.