Since the existence of the Internet, companies have been trying to attract potential customers to their website through advertising, social media, SEO or PR in order to then convert them in business partners or buyers. That worked for a while, but the Internet will be different in 2016, because more than half of customers are […]
Data centres are also affected by changing times. Several new approaches that will shape the data centre of the future are already emerging today. The objectives are still the same as they were decades ago: higher capacity, lower costs and more flexibility.
Mobile advertising will account for 50.2% of advertising spending on the Internet in 2018. The budget will thus rise to a total of US$ 114 billion, which corresponds to an annual growth rate of 32%.
37% of companies expect spending on their corporate IT to grow in 2016. 15% of the companies even expect the growth rate to be in the double digits. In contrast, 21.3% of IT managers are facing budget cuts.
With a total of 1,510 DDoS attacks worldwide, service provider Akamai registered an increase of 180% in the third quarter of 2015 over the same period last year. About half of the reported incidents were directed against online games, suggesting a rather juvenile group of delinquents. Media and entertainment websites were nevertheless the target of […]
A huge market, almost unfathomable to foreigners, China also has online gangsters who operate like those in the West. The perpetrators are especially ingenious, however, when it comes to using a perfidious trick.
The sales figures for smartphones continue to rise. In the third quarter of 2015, 325 million smartphones were sold worldwide, and the average selling price was US$300, as in the same quarter of the previous year. This quarter is thus the most successful since the start of the international surveys.
In the third quarter of 2015, 9.2% more servers were sold worldwide than in the same quarter of the previous year, with turnover increasing by 7.5%. The development can be observed in all regions of the Earth.
IT departments currently have to contend with a significantly higher volume of data traffic on their websites: the mad dash for Christmas presents is already underway. This presents a real challenge for IT experts, who have to continue to protect their websites from hacker attacks and failures at this stressful time of year.
In the United States, as many as one in four Internet users has encountered security problems when shopping online; in the United Kingdom, this figure is almost one in five. In Germany, one in every six Internet users (16.5%) reports to have experienced cyber crime.