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.
Global Business-to-Consumer (B2C) online sales will reach $1.471 trillion in 2014 — increasing nearly 20% over 2013 — according to eMarketer. As internet usage continues to mature, eCommerce growth will slow over time, settling around 10%.
However, with sales reaching $2.356 trillion in 2018, a 10% growth rate still represents more than $200 billion.
According to findings from the latest market study by Juniper Research, global revenues from PC and console video games will decline from $46.5 billion this year to $41 billion by 2019.
The Juniper study highlights that the cloud games market will reach $1 billion in revenues.
Digi-Capital forecasts mobile internet will grow greater than 3 times to $700 billion by 2017 – driven by mCommerce >$500 billion, consumer apps >$70 billion, enterprise mobility >$50 billion and mobile web advertising >$40 billion.
Mobile internet growth has recorded deals of more than $47 billion in M&A and $14 billion investment.
Marketers continued to spend more on data-driven marketing in Q1 2014, according to research. Forty percent of U.S. marketers said they increased spending on data-driven marketing in the first quarter of 2014, compared with 38.4% who said the same in Q4 2013.
42% of client-side marketers worldwide said their organization was ahead of the growth curve.
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.
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China had 632 million internet users and 527 million mobile internet users, according to CNNIC. This means the country added 14 million new internet users and 27 million new mobile internet users in just six months.
The internet penetration rate stood at 46.9 percent, up 1.1 percent from the end of 2013.
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Many American baby boomers have introduced a digital element into their shopping process, though less so than younger consumers. However, nearly half of U.S. boomer internet users researched online before buying electronics or other expensive products.
More than one-fifth of boomers said they search online before purchasing apparel or appliances.
Juniper Research forecasts a rapid uptake of 4G LTE mobile technology in the next five years, with active connections crossing the 1 billion mark in 2017 — and reaching 1.8 billion by 2019.
This will represent 22 percent of the global active mobile subscriber identity module (SIM) connections by this time.