When marketing executives in North America were asked to rank the most important attributes of customer centricity, having a senior management team committed to understanding the needs and behaviors of the customer market landed in the top spot.
A recent study found 70% of IoT developers work in small teams, most of them in start-ups of under 50 people. Small, agile teams dominate the search for the next killer app. That should come as no surprise – it takes a lot of flexibility to venture out in the complete unknown.
The Software Defined Networking (SDN) Market is forecast to grow more than 65% in 2014, versus 2013. With architectures ratified and production deployments under way, Network Security Appliances and Ethernet Switches will continue to comprise the majority of SDNs impact, with SDN gaining a foothold outside of the major cloud computing service providers.
The Digi-Capital “Mobile Internet Billions” list has grown to 32 billion-dollar companies — adding $11.4 billion shareholder value in Q3 2014 alone. “That’s $125 million value added every day of Q3 to reach a combined $163 billion valuation, only 7 years after the launch of the iPhone,” said Digi-Capital Managing Director Tim Merel.
A new IDC study forecasts that revenues for marketing software solutions are expected to grow from approximately $20.2 billion in 2014 to more than $32.3 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate CAGR of 12.4%. From 2014 to 2018, IDC estimates that organizations will spend a total of $130 billion on software for marketing departments.
Cloud Computing is now where electricity was in 1890. There are still homes and offices across the world that each protect and support their own data-storage device. Hundreds of millions of television set-top boxes and video recorders purr quietly in homes across the world – each hosting gigabytes of storage.
via The Guardian