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Over Half of Pay-TV Households Now Subscribe to DVR Service

According to data from leading market research firm, Leichtman Research Group (LRG), 52% percent of U.S. households subscribing to a multi-channel video service now have a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) http://www.leichtmanresearch.com/press/113012release.html. But among telcoTV households, the percentage is even higher, with 71% subscribing to a DVR.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 14:00
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Pew Internet Cell Phone Survey Highlights Growing Opportunities

Noting that 85% of Americans own a cell phone and that they're using them for a lot more than making phone calls, the Pew Internet & American Life Project has published data illustrating how cell phones' have become “a portal of an ever-growing list of activities.”
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 14:00
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Home Automation Set to Grow at 45% Annually

We occasionally like to look at trends that we feel present business opportunities for clients, and home automation fits the bill. Leading market research firm ABI reports the global market for home automation systems exhibited strong growth in 2012 despite slow economic and housing market growth. The action also happens to be in North America, thanks to a wave of new entrants and offerings.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 12:00
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Storage as a Service Presents Immediate Cloud Opportunity

U.S. public IT cloud services revenue will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.5% --from $18.5 billion in 2011 to $43.2 billion in 2016, according to a new report from IDC. LINK: Shared among “unrelated enterprises and consumers” and “open to a largely unrestricted universe of potential users,” IDC, in its “U.S. Public IT Cloud Service by Industry Sector” report, segments public cloud IT services into five functional categories and six vertical sectors.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 09:00
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Small Business Owners Overlooking Mobile Security, Creating Opportunities

Securing the growing number of personal mobile devices their employees are using to access internal networks and information systems needs to be much more prominent on the minds of small business owners. While a majority allow employees to use mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, for work purposes, only a few have actually taken steps to ensure those devices are safe from cyber threats: a recent survey conducted by the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU) for AT&T found.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 13:30
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