WSJ interactive story features The America’s Cup, first held in 1851, is believed to award the world’s oldest international sporting trophy. The contest also is one of the least professionalized.
There is no permanent organization, commission or governing body. The winner gets to pick where and when the next race is held.
A joint 5G research and innovation program created by the European Commission and the private sector has upped its investment budget to a combined €4.2 billion.
The 5G PPP was launched last December as part of a €6.2 billion EU research program called “Horizon 2020,” with €700 million committed.
The seismic shifts wrought by technological change are ongoing, at least in the eyes of CEOs in the U.S. market. A survey of CEOs found that the 86% believed that technology advances would have the greatest transformative effect on their businesses.
Almost seven in 10 thought demographic shifts would result in massive change, while nearly six in 10 foresaw shifts in global economic power having that effect.
2014 will likely be a year of dual business goals for forward-thinking senior executives. Responding to ongoing needs for business efficiency and growth, but also adapting to exploit a fundamentally different digital commerce paradigm.
Commercial digitalization, based upon the latest and most effective business technology advances has already begun, but most CIOs do not feel prepared for this next era, according to Gartner.
Effective Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can facilitate innovation – by improving information exchange and knowledge diffusion incurred in the production of new products and services.
While the use of ICT has grown steadily over the past decade, it substantially varies across OECD countries, according to the findings from a recent global study.
Companies taking advantage of the “digital metasystem” are creating tremendous returns, while weak performers have collectively destroyed hundreds of billions of dollars of shareholder value, according to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
To adapt to the new environment of blurring industry boundaries, companies will need to make speculative bets on new technologies and markets.
In a bid to get Britain back on track, Growth Britain invites the public to pitch their ideas and offer feasible solutions to what will help drive growth and positively shape the British enterprise landscape.
This independent and authoritative research from Growth Britain will highlight and deduce the key points in areas that have curbed the growth of British enterprise and provide practicable solutions to these issues.
via StartUp Britain
All business executives must worry about change, but the CEOs of technology companies — positioned as they are at the forefront of this floodgate — must be especially cognizant of the changes in their world. Tom Archer, U.S. Technology Industry Leader, shares PwC’s point of view about the nine key trends.
They’re the ones awash in challenges, whether from technological advancements, new market entrants and shifting customer spending and behavior.
PwC has identified nine trends that impact technology companies — such as disruptive innovation, social media, device and enterprise convergence, and the explosion and protection of data. The business transformation driven by technology is impacting all industries in significant ways.
Businesses are considering leveraging technology to optimize their IT, transform their business operations, monetize differentiated services and engage their channels and communities.
Many industries are facing accelerating pressure for fundamental business process transformation — including embracing digital business technology, in order to survive and stay competitive — according to Gartner.
Transformation remains a critically important phenomenon across all industries. Many industries will face intense challenges in 2014 and beyond, and will have no choice but to radically change their established business models.