According to findings from the latest market study by Juniper Research, global revenues from PC and console video games will decline from $46.5 billion this year to $41 billion by 2019.
The Juniper study highlights that the cloud games market will reach $1 billion in revenues.
Recovery from the financial crisis in Europe continues across the whole region. Granted, there are structural reasons for the eurozone economy’s slow recovery. Regardless, savvy senior executives in leading nations are actively seeks ways to grow their business.
For some that means a shift to cloud computing services — thereby lowering operational costs and boosting productivity.
The Localytics “App Stickiness Index” is a way to measure how well mobile apps are tackling the challenges of engagement and avoiding churn, in aggregate. The Index is a composite of two key application metrics: Power Users and Loyal Users.
Media and Entertainment vertical continues to have the greatest App Stickiness; Technology has the lowest.
The London Datastore was created by the Greater London Authority (GLA) as an innovation towards freeing London’s data. Citizens can access the data that the GLA and other public sector organisations hold, and use that data however they see fit – free of charge.
The GLA is committed to influencing and cajoling other public sector organisations into releasing their data here too.
via London DataStore
Despite privacy concerns and organizational resistance, Big Data investments continue to gain momentum throughout the globe. SNS Research estimates that Big Data investments will account for nearly $30 Billion in 2014.
These software investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of 17% over the next 6 years.
via SNS Research
As a senior executive, you know that business technology will always be a key part of your own forward-looking planning process. It’s assumed that information and communication technology (ICT) will continue to be the business enabler of the 21st Century.
But these platforms are often just the table stakes that enables your business to participate in the Global Networked Economy.
Most CIOs would prefer to be freed from the ongoing burden and rising cost of managing software license compliance. It’s one of the primary reasons why open source software subscriptions are so appealing. It’s also a key driver of pay-as-you-go cloud service adoption.
Forward-looking software vendor executives also acknowledge the apparent shortcomings of the legacy licensing model.
In Q4 2013, Nielsen found that U.S. adult Android and iPhone users were spending 65% more time with mobile apps than they had just two years ago — 30 hours, 15 minutes in Q4 2013, vs. 18 hours, 18 minutes in Q4 2011.
However, mobile users were spending more time with the apps they had, as opposed to downloading new ones.
The Hybrid Cloud customer research report indicates 20% of the large enterprise market has integrated at least two clouds to create a hybrid cloud, creating a $7 billion public/private hybrid integration market in 2014.
The volume of Cloud integration will increase over the next five years as customers demand improved data interoperability, connectivity and customer experience.
The nascent enterprise mobility space will see tremendous growth in new cloud-based solutions as organizations seek to mobilize quickly and easily, according to ABI Research.
No longer focused on mobile device management solutions, companies are seeking mobile application platforms deployed on-premise or in the cloud for the development and management of enterprise apps.