The relentless parade of new technologies is unfolding on many fronts. Almost every advance is billed as a breakthrough, and the list of “next big things” grows ever longer.
Not every emerging technology will alter the business or social landscape. It is therefore critical that business and policy leaders understand which technologies will matter to them and prepare accordingly.
High-definition continues to prove a hit with TV viewers around the world, with 49 million ‘active’ HD homes expected to be added this year, bringing the total to 228 million, according to Informa Telecoms & Media.
However, Ultra High-Definition (offering four times the resolution of 1080p HD) will be found in just 0.5% of all global TV households by the end of 2017.
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As every aspect of our daily lives has become hyper-connected, some people on the cutting edge of tech are trying their best to push it back a few feet.
Keeping their phone in their pocket. Turning off their home Wi-Fi at night or on weekends. And reading books on paper, rather than pixels.
After years of steady but low growth, the commercial building automation systems (BAS) market is experiencing a rapid period of change and investment.
According to ABI Research, over the next five years the building automation services market will grow to $43 billion – that’s up from $35 billion this year.
Cisco says it will generate $14.4 trillion in profits by 2022. GE says it will add $10 trillion to $15 trillion in GDP by 2030.
These numbers are hard to be believed. For example the federal government only brought in $2.45 trillion in tax revenue in 2012.
But there’s also the question of how to measure the market or the value.
Enstitute seeks to challenge the conventional wisdom that top professional jobs always require a bachelor’s degree — at least for a small group of the young, digital elite.
The Enstitute concept taps into a larger cultural conversation about the value of college — a debate that has heated up in the last few years.
Instead of planning for an urban renewal, the head of MIT’s Media Lab says cities should just get out of the way and make it easier for young and interesting people to do what they do best: innovate.
Joi Ito says there’s no “one size fits all” template for urban innovation.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS, are technology-based solutions designed to help the vehicle operator.
At the end of 2012, the global market for ADAS was estimated to be $16.6 billion.
According to ABI Research, the ADAS market will increase to more than $261 billion by the end of 2020 — representing a CAGR of 41 percent.
The Mobile Packet Data Core Network infrastructure market is forecast to reach $2 Billion in 2014 — reflecting the continuing market demand for mobile broadband Internet everywhere, all the time.
“The unprecedented market dynamic of 3G and 4G mobile broadband is driving both capacity expansion and network deployment,” says Joe Hoffman, principal analyst at ABI Research.
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It’s notoriously difficult for a new product to be successful. So difficult in fact, that Nielsen research suggests that about two out of every three products are destined to fail — regardless of where they’re launched.
Uncovering a consumer need, delivering true innovation and deploying the right marketing execution all play into whether a product lives or dies.