One in nine UK households will contain at least one smart system by the end of this year, rising to over one in four households after five years. UK households with smart home system will increase 43 percent to 3.1 million in 2014, with home owners spending a total of £715 million.
This is forecast to double to £1.4 billion across 7.7 million UK households by 2019.
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Poland is an economy in transition, going from being efficiency-driven to innovation-driven, where the role of the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector is critical.
The value of the internet economy has doubled in the past six years, reaching PLN 93 billion (€22.5 billion), or 5.8% of GDP.
By 2018, it is anticipated that there will be 1.2 million U.S. job openings in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, with a significant shortage of qualified applicants to fill them.
Providing quality access to STEM education and careers is an economic and social imperative for the United States.
The House of Lords Committee on Digital Skills was given the go ahead on Monday 9 June, and its members were formally appointed on 12 June.
They’re urging anyone with experience of working in or recruiting staff for the UK technology industry to get involved.
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At the end of 2013, ultra-fast broadband access represented 29 percent of all broadband connections worldwide. This marks real progress as the percentage stood at 22 percent just one year ago.
Fiber communication is still the most widely deployed technology, accounting for 60% of subscribers around the globe.
More than 60% of Big Data practitioners that deployed Hadoop have migrated at least one workload from a “traditional” data warehouse or mainframe to Hadoop. Another 34% expect to do so in the next six months.
Next are business intelligence reporting workloads, the core app of any enterprise data warehouse.
The global SDN and NFV market in 2014 is estimated at €816 million. Telcos still account for only a sliver of the market — 5% in 2014. But as more and more carriers make the transition, this share is forecast to grow to 19% by 2019 .
SDN and NFV are seen as the main upcoming technological disruptions in networking architectures.
A new type of executive is emerging at the center of the digital transformation — the Chief Marketing Technologist. CMTs are part strategist, part creative director, part technology leader, and part teacher.
In a digital world, software is the chief means of engaging prospects and customers.
With more than 100 countries now involved in the deployment of Fiber to the Premises (FttP), there is increased evidence that commercial demand exists for this communications infrastructure.
Over the next 5 years in developed economies FttP demand will grow to between 30%-50% of the population. Competition aimed at the top end of this market will trigger a broader rollout.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) anticipates the world economy will expand 3.6% in 2014 (+0.06 from 2013), amid recoveries in the UK and Germany and slowing growth in Japan, Russia, Brazil, and South Africa. Meanwhile, mobile service revenue remains the main telecom growth engine worldwide, led by the rise of mobile broadband access to the internet.
Network operators are leveraging subscriber and network intelligence to support marketing strategies, churn management, and optimization of networks using SDN and NFV.