Global shipments of wearable devices are forecast to reach 125.3 million units in 2018, that’s up 8.5% from 2017. The growing popularity of smartwatches and greater wearables adoption in emerging markets will combine to produce a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11% with shipments reaching 189.9 million units in 2022.
Juniper found that the move towards 5G will expedite commercial deployments and interoperability, and predicted that the U.S. will become the leading market for V2V deployments. Besides, over 60 percent of new vehicles sold in the U.S. market will be V2V-capable by 2023.
“From AI to agile, digital transformations are redefining what it means to be a modern marketer. We’ve identified 9 of the most exciting trends that are changing how we work, market and enrich every customer experience.”
As more CIOs and CTOs embrace Hybrid IT infrastructure models, incorporating multicloud solutions, another key trend is gaining momentum. According to the latest worldwide market study by IDC, five large industry groups are expected to spend a total of $37.5 billion on industry cloud solutions in 2018.
“Because market makers create new revenue streams, they enjoy exceptional growth once these markets attain critical mass. They face potential new competitors with a commanding first-mover advantage. And they enjoy outsized rewards in both the bottom line and stock market performance.”
Bankers are finding that they can join forces with emerging fintechs to strengthen soft spots along their value chains. Beauty players are copying the digital offerings of upstarts — or acquiring them. Better visibility across the digital landscape is key.
The broad spectrum of use cases across industries is why blockchain and crypto-related firms raised almost $3.9 billion in venture capital in 2018 — that’s up by 280%. The rise comes in an increasing number of deals, as well as the median value of each deal.