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Director of Audience Development — InformationWeek
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Dir. Of Audience Development for InformationWeek/UBM Tech. Former EIC of eWEEK. Yankee & Giants fan and avid reader. Still not sure how I got here.

Gartner: IT Spending Will Hit $3.5 Trillion In 2017 - InformationWeek — At its Symposium/ITxpo show, Gartner released new worldwide IT spending numbers that predict enterprises will spend up to $3.5 trillion on technology in 2017. That's an increase of about 3% over 2016, with much of that money going toward software and services.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall Will Cost Company Billions - InformationWeek — In an Oct. 14 statement, Samsung estimated that the recall of its Galaxy Note smartphone will cost the company as much as $3 billion over the next several quarters. So far, Samsung has received 96 reports of overheating and fire associated with device.

PC Market Still Declining, But Not As Sharply - InformationWeek — IDC and Gartner have released new numbers for the global PC market, which showed that numbers still continued to decline in the third quarter of 2016, but not as sharply as it has in the past two years. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.)

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Killed Following Fire Reports - InformationWeek — A day after Samsung told partners and carriers to stop selling its flagship Galaxy Note 7, the company released a statement that it would end production all together. It's a huge blow for the South Korean tech giant as the holiday shopping season approaches.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Production Halts Amid More Fire Reports - InformationWeek — According to reports from South Korea, Samsung is stopping production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following more reports of the devices catching fire. Also, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and AT&T have stopped selling the phones as well as replacements. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.)

Mobile Market Forecasts Send Mixed Signals - InformationWeek — Separate reports from Gartner and IDC paint different pictures of the state of the mobile market in 2016, and what the next few years may hold for space. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) The mobile market, which was buoyed by robust smartphone sales and apps that helped fuel a digital economy, now stands on uncertain terms, especially as 2016 comes to a close.

Big Data, Analytics Market To Hit $203 Billion In 2020 - InformationWeek — IDC reports that the big data and business analytics market will grow to $203 billion over the next few years -- a double-digit increase from this year. The banking industry is expected to be a big driver of this increase in spending, while IT and businesses services will lead most of the tech investing.

Cloud Computing Embraced As Cost-Cutting Measure - InformationWeek — When it comes to implementing a cloud infrastructure, whether it's public, private, or hybrid, most IT departments view the technology as a way to cut costs and save money, according to a recent analysis from CompTIA. The report also shows that SaaS is seen as the most useful cloud service.

BlackBerry Quits Making Smartphones - InformationWeek — BlackBerry, which dominated the mobile market during the dawn of the smartphone era, is no longer making hardware. Instead, it will focus on software, management, and security, which moves the company deeper into the enterprise. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.)

Scalable IoT Deployments Gain Momentum, IDC Finds - InformationWeek — Despite security and cost concerns, businesses and their IT teams are moving forward on practical deployments of internet of things technologies, according to a survey from IDC. The report reinforces other recent findings about IoT and what IT needs to know. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.)
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Oct 24, 2016

ICYMI: @Gartner_inc finds tech spending will hit $3.5 trillion in 2017, a small increase over 2016:

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