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Gartner’s seven unexpected digital disruptions
CIOs always need to be on the lookout for the next wave of technology. Gartner has outlined seven tech trends that we should keep an eye on.
Apple still on top as wearables market grows worldwide
Apple’s share of the market continues to grow along with Chinese competitors Xiaomi and Huawei. Fitbit still in decline.
Medical-Grade tech brings opportunity in wearables market
There is significant opportunity for growth in clinically validated, yet user-friendly wearables to aid individuals manage such ailments.
IDC - Smartwatches to take the lead as Wearables market grows
The worldwide wearables market is forecast to ship 124.9 million units by the end of 2018, up 8.2% from the prior year.
Wearables market showing no wear as smartwatches drive growth
Canalys says wearable band shipments grew 35 percent from the year before with a two horse race at the front & fierce competition behind.
Smartwatches forecast to dominate wearables market by 2022
It’s been hyped about for years, but according to IDC smartwatches are finally beginning to make an impact on the wearables market.
Apple wrests control of record-breaking wearables market
The worldwide wearables market continued its upward trajectory in the final quarter of 2017 with full year shipment volumes reaching new records.
Apple Watch 2017 shipments up by over 50% - Canalys
Q4 2017 shipments grew by more than 32% over Q4 2016, the highest ever number of shipments in a single quarter for any wearable vendor.
No sign of wear in the wearables market with double digit growth
IDC forecasts vendors will ship a total of 121.7 million wearable devices this year alone, a whopping 16.6 percent increase last year's efforts.
IDC says basic wearables are declining while smartwatches surge
While basic wearables declined 0.9 percent during the quarter, smartwatches skyrocketed 60.9 percent - a trend that is expected to continue.
Vendors moving up and down the ranks in mixed bag wearable band market
Apple has fallen to third place in the market, overtaken by both Xiaomi and Fitbit - despite the latter experiencing a 34% year-on-year decline.
Global wearables market grows 17.9 percent - and we have a new leader
The worldwide wearables market continued its rapid rise in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17) with multiple companies experiencing triple digit growth.
This handbag charges your phone and protects from prying hands
The handbags feature wireless smart device charging, bio-lock security, Bluetooth proximity alerts, and enough organization to rival a mobile office.
NEC makes hearable tech prototype for 'safer authentication'
"NEC is aiming to commercialize hearable platform services that combine individual authentication, indoor positioning & acoustic AR by 2018."
IDC: Wearables aren’t dead - market grows 16.9 percent in fourth quarter
While many may think the wearables market is a dwindling one, it is actually quite healthy - a change of focus has been put down as the cause.
Connected toys and wearables for Christmas? Could be a cyber security risk
As long as a device can be connected to the web or other devices and isn’t secured, it can be accessed stealthily and used to a criminal’s advantage.
Consumers 'bored' of smartwatches and fitness trackers
“To offer a compelling enough value proposition, the uses for wearable devices need to be distinct from what smartphones typically provide."
Fitbit still on top in wearables market, Apple's 'aging lineup' sees decline
"Simplicity is a driving factor and this is well reflected in the top vendor list as four out of five offer a simple, dedicated fitness device."
New survey ‘disappointing’ for Fitbit as Kiwis vote on their favourite electronics
Apple and Samsung remain on top, while LG, Panasonic, Sony and The Warehouse's Veon proving popular with Kiwi consumers.
2017 and beyond: What it looks like for IT
"Last year, we said digital changes were coming fast. This year the acceleration continues and may have wide-ranging impact on people and technology."
Is Fitbit’s Charge 2 its best tracker to date?
I highly recommend it for those looking to get more out of their fitness trackers, but don't to step into the world of a smart watch just yet.
NZ wearables shipments declining & Kiwis are 'over the hype', says IDC
New research from IDC suggests that there's a disconnect between the growing wearables market and Kiwi consumers who may already be over the hype.
Hands-on review: Xiaomi Mi Band 2 - advanced tech for peanuts
With the million and one wearables out there, why does the Mi Band 2 make so much sense, one that I’m happy to say is my smartwatch of choice?
Fitbit’s dominance in wearables market remains unchallenged, Apple suffers decline
Fitbit’s dominance over the global market remains unchallenged, as the company’s name becomes synonymous with fitness bands.
Whitepaper: Why it’s critical to detect cyber attacks as they happen
"Many organisations are struggling to keep pace with the speed in which hackers are attacking their systems."
The features that should be front and centre when evaluating SIEMs
According to Frost & Sullivan, SIEM can either be an enabler or a retardant and there's a thin line between the two - here's the key attributes.
Cutting through the noise with AI-driven threat analytics
SANS has provided an independent review of a new AI analytics solution designed to rescue businesses 'drowning in data' from SIEM platforms.
What does sustainable compliance look like?
Getting an organisation compliant is one thing, keeping it that way is another.
The six golden keys to successful identity assurance
When someone tries to access your internal systems, how can you be sure a user is who they claim to be?