How Open Source Innovation Will Benefit All Future R&D

open source model

The open source model could and should be applied in all kinds of research and development, not only in software. If science were to adopt an open model, there would be savings in costs and efforts involving redundant processes and the means by which results are obtained could be accelerated.

via World Economic Forum

Hybrid Cloud is the De Facto Deployment Standard in IT

Applications software revenue in the Americas grew 8.8 percent year-to-year in 2014, while GDP growth was estimated at 3.5 percent. TBR believes the uptick in spending comes from cloud adoption moving into early-majority status. Hybrid cloud enables this flexible consumption process that also changes the technical skills required to monitor and manage the underlying IT and network infrastructure.

via TBR

Business Use Cases to Drive Tablet Growth in Western Europe

Busines Media Tablet

The commercial tablet market will reach more than 11 million units by 2019 in Western Europe, achieving more than 130% growth. An IDC survey of media tablets in the enterprise finds the adoption rate will double between 2014 and 2015.

via IDC

Why Hyperscale Competitors will Disrupt Major Industries

Hyperscale competitors can rise up and disrupt traditional businesses at speeds that surprise the unprepared. Digitization catalyzes rapid growth by creating network effects and evaporating marginal costs — the cost of storing, transporting, and replicating data is almost zero.

via McKinsey

Why Wearables will Experience Low Adoption in France

Smart Wearables

Connected devices are no big mystery in France. However, consumers in the country remain lukewarm about wearables and smart devices. As an example, fitness bands saw a drop in interest, with just 4% planning to purchase such devices, vs. 5% four months prior.

via eMarketer

The Unruly Transition to Software Defined Networking

wireless enterprise networking

The overall enterprise networking market will grow at a 5.9 percent CAGR through 2018, reaching $99 billion in revenue — due to double-digit CAGRs in the wireless networks and security segments, according to the latest global market study by Technology Business Research (TBR).

via Digital Lifescapes

How to Deliver Big Economic Benefits from Internet Adoption

Low e-friction correlates closely with high Internet penetration and strong digital economies. Top-ranking e-friction countries have Internet penetration rates of more than 80 percent, while many low-ranking nations have penetration rates of 50 percent or less.

via BCG

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