Lack of Computer Skills in the Global Networked Economy

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The OECD, a club of mostly rich nations, recently published a survey on adult skills, which captures information on proficiency in literacy, numeracy and computer skills. Almost a quarter (24.3%) of the people in the study don’t know how to use one.

Source: World Economic Forum

Global Public Cloud Spending will Reach $203.4 Billion

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Over the 2015 – 2020 forecast period, overall public cloud spending will experience a 21.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) — that’s nearly seven times the rate of overall IT spending growth.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Why Mobile is the Default Device for Internet Access in 2017

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According to eMarketer’s latest estimates, there will be just 17.9 million desktop or laptop-only internet users in the U.S. this year — that’s down from 20.3 million in 2016. And the number is expected to edge lower in the future.

Source: eMarketer

Digital Games will Become $100 Billion Industry in 2017

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Aided by the adoption of popular franchises onto mobile devices, 2016 has seen strong growth in the number of games accessed on smartphones. Both new, optimized titles — in terms of engagement and revenue generation — and reworked classics have proved to be a hit with consumers.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Digital Assistants are Gaining Adoption on Smartphones

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Many smartphone users are regularly searching for information through voice commands with virtual digital assistants such as Google Now, Siri, Cortana and Alexa. Nearly 27% of those polled use voice search assistants once a week, and 22% already use them daily.

Source: eMarketer

Japan’s Next Quest: Build an Open Innovation Platform

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The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to invest 19.5 billion yen ($172 million) in the new machine, as part of an attempt to revitalize Japan’s electronics industry and reassert Japan’s technical dominance.

Source: World Economic Forum

Telecom Providers Adapt to New Enterprise IT Demands

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Enterprise networking vendors and telecom service providers encountered a series of challenges in 2016, as more customers shifted their focus from managing business technology investment to the strategic procurement of products and services related to digital transformation projects.

Source: Digital Lifescapes