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 Scott Ferguson

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Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
Member Since: 11/18/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 24
Comments: 71

Scott works with the editors and editorial directors of InformationWeek, Dark Reading, and Network Computing to help build audience engagement for all three publications. He also oversees editorial newsletters for InformationWeek and works as the day-to-day news editor for InformationWeek. Scott is the former Editor in Chief of eWeek. He oversaw day-to-day operation of eWeek.com, as well as eWeek Magazine, until the print publication stopped in 2012 and eWeek became an all-digital publication, with tablet and smartphone editions. He worked for more than six years at eWeek, starting as a staff writer covering microprocessors, PCs, servers, virtualization, and the channel. Scott also worked in a number of editorial positions, including that of managing editor, while helping to shape the publication's core coverage of enterprise applications, mobility, and cloud computing. Before starting at eWeek in 2006, he worked for the Asbury Park Press of Neptune, N.J., where he covered law enforcement, the courts, and municipal government for four years. He also worked at the Herald News of Woodland Park, NJ, where he covered a number of different beats. Scott has degrees in journalism and history from William Paterson University.

Articles by Scott Ferguson

2017 IT Budgets: One-Third Goes To Cloud, Hosting Services

11/17/2016
IT professionals and CIOs plan to spend slightly more than a third of their total IT budgets on cloud and hosting services in 2017, according to survey results from 451 Research. While IaaS remains popular, most of the money will be spent on application, management, and security services.

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Samsung's $8 Billion Harman Deal Drives New Era For IT Pros 

11/15/2016
As connected cars become more commonplace, IT professionals need to consider how employees are using these software-platforms-on-wheels to access and share work-related information. Samsung's announcement that it would acquire Harman International Industries -- owner of multiple car audio brands -- raises the urgency of these questions.

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Google Search Indexing To Go Mobile-First

11/8/2016
In an announcement that could have far-ranging implications for websites of all sizes, Google said that it would place even more emphasis on mobile search, especially in the ways the company's algorithm ranks sites.

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Android Marketshare Hits Record 88%, Report Finds

11/4/2016
A recent report from Strategy Analytics finds that Android has reached a record 88% marketshare during the third quarter of 2016. At the same time, Apple's iOS lost some ground, and other mobile operating systems have all but disappeared.

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Analytics, IoT Crucial To Mobile E-Commerce Growth

10/28/2016
As more and more companies delve into mobile e-commerce, the amount of data generated is putting new challenges for developers and IT departments. But analytics, IoT, and other tools have help make sense of that data, according a report from Frost & Sullivan.

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Smartwatch Shipments Take Nosedive In Q3 2016

10/25/2016
Despite the launch of a new Apple Watch line, smartwatch shipments plunged more than 50% between the third quarter of 2015 and the third quarter of this year. The latest numbers from IDC appears to show a market in need of significant recalibration.

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Gartner: IT Spending Will Hit $3.5 Trillion In 2017

10/20/2016
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.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Killed Following Fire Reports

10/11/2016
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.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Production Halts Amid More Fire Reports

10/10/2016
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. UPDATE: Late on Oct. 10, Samsung released its own statement.

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Big Data, Analytics Market To Hit $203 Billion In 2020

10/4/2016
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.

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Cloud Computing Embraced As Cost-Cutting Measure

9/29/2016
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.

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BlackBerry Quits Making Smartphones

9/28/2016
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.

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Scalable IoT Deployments Gain Momentum, IDC Finds

9/27/2016
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.

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IoT Success: Sharing Data, Analytics Fuels Growth

9/22/2016
A report from the MIT Sloan Management Review finds that companies that share data from their internet of things projects are better positioned to take advantage of what the technology has to offer. However, finding IT pros with the right IoT skills set is proving a challenge for many businesses.

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Smartphone Market Sees Dramatic Decline In 2016

9/2/2016
The smartphone market is expected to hit a big slowdown this year, with shipments growing by less than 2% -- a dramatic decline from 2015, according to new numbers from IDC. For IT departments managing fleets of mobile devices, the focus will likely be on only two operating systems: Android and iOS.

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Edge Browser Power Results, Azure Data Protection: Microsoft Roundup

6/25/2016
This week Microsoft touted the benefits of its Edge browser and added a mobile wallet feature to its Windows 10 Mobile platform. The company promised to protect data throughout its life cycle, from the point of creation, through the cloud, and onto your mobile device, with new features baked into its Azure offering.

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