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How Open Source 3DR Drone Innovation is Community-Driven

Chris Anderson has a unique perspective on technology-driven innovation. He was the editor in chief of Wired for more than ten years, and he’s written two New York Times best-selling books on the digital economy. Today, he’s CEO of 3DRobotics.

Like the Linux open source innovation phenomenon – there is a fundamental DNA path dependency here.

via BCG

Investment in Cloud Computing will Grow Rapidly in Brazil

According to Kable, 76% of respondents in Brazil plan to increase their ICT spending in 2014 compared to 56% in 2013, providing opportunities for ICT vendors targeting the Brazilian enterprise market.

Hardware, software, and IT services will attract the major proportion (64%) of Brazilian ICT budgets in 2014.

via Kable

Retailers Experiment with In-Store Mobile Beacon Tech

While Bluetooth low energy BLE technology isn’t exactly new, when Apple introduced iBeacon as part of the iOS 7 update in September 2013, the move was viewed as a seal of approval.

Marketers across industries noticed, and app developers will take advantage of the capabilities.

via eMarketer

Femtocell Market Development Upside in Emerging Nations

Digital Lifescapes: Femtocell Market Development Upside in Emerging Nations

Demand for access to the mobile internet creates opportunities for new wireless technologies. Femtocells are small cellular base stations used to provide wireless connectivity for mobile devices such as smartphones and media tablets.

Femtocell device market was valued at $220 million in 2012 and is expected to grow at CAGR of 42.9% during 2013-2020.

via Digital Lifescapes

Digital Production Color Print Market will Reach $5.4 Billion

Given the continued trend of a shift to online digital media, color printing technology may not be in vogue — but it’s still evolving. According to the latest market study by IDC, the worldwide digital production color print market continued its unabated growth of top-line shipment value in 2013.

The industry achieved record shipment values of $4.4 billion in 2013.

via Digital Lifescapes

Cloud Enables a Big Competitive Advantage for Savvy UK Firms

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.

via Business Technology Roundtable

SDN and NFV – a Quantum Leap within the Networking Industry

Open technologies serving as the foundation for SDN and NFV represent the biggest shift in networking in 20 years – creating at least another $20 Billion in value with the opportunity to create more than $50 Billion.

There have already been $3 Billion in start-up exits in the SDN space — with more anticipated.

via Rayno Report

Mobile App Stickiness Index Reports Ongoing Usage Trends

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.

via Localytics

London DataStore – the Open Source Big Data API Project

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

Big Data Investment Forecast to Reach $30 Billion in 2014

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

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