Worldwide End-User Device Spending Set to Increase 7 Percent in 2018; Global Device Shipments Are Forecast to Return to Growth

Posted on: April 6th, 2018 by axel No Comments
Worldwide End-User Device Spending Set to Increase 7 Percent in 2018; Global Device Shipments Are Forecast to Return to Growth

By 2020, artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities on smartphones will offer a more intelligent digital persona on the device. Machine learning, biometrics and user behavior will improve the ease of use, self-service and frictionless authentications.

Third Party Messaging Apps Offer More Consistent, Expressive & Compelling Experience Than SMS

Posted on: April 4th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Third Party Messaging Apps Offer More Consistent, Expressive & Compelling Experience Than SMS

Consumers are becoming less social in person by becoming more social ‘virtually’ through advanced messaging features.

Bill Gates Says This Book Is ‘One of the Most Important’ He’s Ever Read

Posted on: April 4th, 2018 by axel No Comments
Bill Gates Says This Book Is ‘One of the Most Important’ He’s Ever Read

“This is one of the most educational books I’ve ever read, and I think everyone can benefit from Hans’ insights.”

Despite Steady Commercial Uptake, Personal Computing Device Market Expected to Decline

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 by axel No Comments
Despite Steady Commercial Uptake, Personal Computing Device Market Expected to Decline

2018 is expected to see a year-over-year decline of 3.2% as consumer demand for slate tablets and legacy PC form factors remain weak.

Strong PC Demand Dampens Decline of Middle East & Africa PCD Market

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 by axel No Comments
Strong PC Demand Dampens Decline of Middle East & Africa PCD Market

With end users continuing to shift to large-screen smartphones, demand for slate tablets is declining across the region

Africa’s Smartphone Market Declines Despite Strong Performance of Region’s Biggest Markets

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 by axel No Comments
Africa’s Smartphone Market Declines Despite Strong Performance of Region’s Biggest Markets

There are clear signs of improvement in South Africa. The end to the political crisis means that challenging economic conditions will be addressed as a priority by the new government, which will have a positive effect on consumer confidence and spending on mobile phones

Avoiding the Fake Research Trap

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 by axel No Comments
Avoiding the Fake Research Trap

The research must be ethical. Respondents should know how the research will be shared or used, and be able to opt of questions or quit the survey.

Is the world ready for the end of Excel?

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 by axel No Comments
Is the world ready for the end of Excel?

Spreadsheets have been around for as long as people have needed to keep records and make calculations. In ancient times, wax tablets were used to keep records. When the computer came along, Visicalc and Lotus 1-2-3 were the ‘killer applications’ that spurred sales of Personal Computers and took the idea of computers from the realm of geeks and academics

Would you recognize criminal activity if it entered your inbox?

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 by axel No Comments
Would you recognize criminal activity if it entered your inbox?

They’re cunningly impersonating popular web services such as Microsoft Outlook, DocuSign and Google Docs, trying to entice victims into giving away their credentials.

‘Password’ is not a password and any monkey can run a finger across a keyboard

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 by axel No Comments
‘Password’ is not a password and any monkey can run a finger across a keyboard

‘123456’ came top of the list, with longer and shorter variants making up half of the top 10. The ever-present ‘password’ and ‘qwerty’ featured in the top four, with ‘letmein’, ‘football’, and ‘iloveyou’ rounding out the rest.