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Global private companies seem underprepared for cyberattacks: PwC report

March 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Global private companies seem to be more at risk of cyber threats, but less prepared to protect themselves against cyberattacks, according to a new report from professional services firm PwC. Released late last week, the report, titled Undaunted, but underprepared?,

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84% of polled insurance companies planning to make acquisitions in 2017: KPMG International

March 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The lion’s share of insurance companies taking part in a KPMG International-commissioned survey plan to make acquisitions in 2017, with most respondents saying their companies are being driven by need to transform business and operating models. The insurance sector looks

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Global spending on worldwide cloud services and infrastructure to reach US$122.5 billion in 2017: International Data Corporation

February 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will reach US$122.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 24.4% over 2016, suggested new research from Framingham, Mass.-based International Data Corporation (IDC). The new update to the IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud

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8.4 billion “connected things” will be in use in 2017, up 31% from 2016: Gartner

February 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

IT research and advisory company Gartner, Inc. is forecasting that 8.4 billion “connected things” will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31% from 2016, and reaching 20.4 billion by 2020. The company added in a press release last week

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Worldwide spending on 3D printing to reach US$29 billion in 2020: International Data Corporation

January 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Worldwide purchases of 3D printers, materials, software, and related services are expected to experience a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.3%, with revenues reaching US$28.9 billion in 2020, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). Earlier this week,