How to Overcome the Cloud Inhibitors for CFOs and CIOs

CFO and CIO Alignment

The migration of core enterprise financial management to cloud computing solutions will take several years. This process can be eased by targeting the CFO and CIO with appropriate information designed to ease fears and provide solutions to meet the key challenges.

via Lens360

How the Internet of Things will help to Transform Healthcare

connected healthcare

Technology built on the Internet of Things will improve the quality of life for the growing numbers of elderly people. Worldwide, older people are often excluded from active participation in society because they are not well or are no longer able to live in their own homes.

via World Economic Forum

IT Security Start-up Ventures Raised $1.9 Billion in 2014

Cyber security Startups

Global cyber threats have pushed IT security investments to new highs. Venture-backed companies in the U.S. that provide cyber security offerings raised $1.77 billion from investors in 2014, topping the previous high of $1.62 billion set in 2000. Globally, venture-backed IT security companies raised $1.9 billion last year, also a record.

via WSJ

Smart Home Energy Saving Apps will Drive Growth in America

Energy Efficient Solutions

The smart home machine-to-machine (M2M) market in the U.S. is expected to post a CAGR of 38.02% from 2015 to 2019. America consumes almost 30% of the world’s energy. Demand for new efficient energy solutions has increased significantly.

via Technavio

Marketers Struggle to Follow the Savvy Buyer’s Journey

Multichannel Journey

Online research has become a key part of the savvy buyer’s journey, and the same phenomenon has now carried over to mobile devices. Customers who begin the research process in one place may use several channels before finally selecting a product and making a purchase.

via eMarketer

Why Security and Privacy are So Critical to IoT Deployments

Internet of Things

While the global Internet of Things uses the public internet, private IoT could use other network infrastructures. A recent worldwide survey shows that only 21 percent have yet to implement IoT management, and by 2017 all but 10 percent plan IoT infrastructure upgrades.

via Lens360

Emergence of the Wireless Personal Area Network App

Wireless Personal Area Network App

A smart wireless device is a stand-alone piece of hardware which can link to a nearby smartphone, often via a short-range wireless technology such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The device will typically have a companion software app, which will add value to the data received from the hardware device.

via Digital Lifescapes

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