Cloud computing and the threat of hacking are expected to drive revenues for the security-software industry to $23.3 billion in 2015, according to technology analyst firm Ovum. Encryption software and anti-malware programs are expected to be among the key products. The industry took in $16.8 billion last year.
Intel's high-speed data-transfer technology Thunderbolt won't be using fiber optics anytime soon, the company says. The technology now uses copper wires, and fiber optics are years away, an Intel executive said. "At the end of the day it's all about how much speed people need versus how much they would be willing to pay," Intel's Dadi Perlmutter said.
Small to midsized businesses will spend more money in the next year on technologies that boost mobility, provide operational efficiencies and improve customer service and communication, according to a study from IT industry association CompTIA, which found that a third of SMBs expect to spend 10% more, with the average company increasing investment by about 5%.
IT administrators are nearly unanimous that a transition to IPv6 is important, and seven out of 10 say their companies will make the jump within the next two years, according to a Network World survey. But only 13% of respondents said they have completed IPv6 deployment on their websites and internal networks, and 16% said they know their hardware and software are compatible with the upgrade.
New Jersey-based Vision Research used a Phantom v641 ultra-high-speed digital video camera to capture images of fireworks detonating on foodstuffs such as eggs, Jell-O and a jar of mayonnaise. Shot at 2,000 frames per second and presented in high-definition slow motion, the results are stunning. But remember: Do not try this at home.