Archive by Author | David H Deans

Smartwatch Reset: Wearable Tech Vendor Reaction

smart watch market research

According to the Juniper assessment, multi-functional smartwatches are the most visible smartwatch category overall, but now that initial interest has waned, the segment is consolidating.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Central Bank of Sweden Considers a Digital Currency

digital currency market research

The central bank of Sweden is considering issuing a digital currency. If the so-called e-krona is introduced, Sweden would be the first European country to have central bank-backed virtual money, just as it was the first to issue paper banknotes more than 300 years ago.

Source: eMarketer

New Cloud Infrastructure Spend will Grow Rapidly in 2017

cloud computing market research

Total spending on IT infrastructure products — server, storage, and networking — for deployment in cloud environments will increase by 18.2 percent in 2017 to reach $44.2 billion, according to the latest worldwide market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).

Source: Digital Lifescapes

The Changing Face of Legacy IT Analysts and Consultants

“Despite their big advantages, the big IT analyst shops face disruption. They face perpetual accusations of pay-for-play bias. Many techies say they know more about the topics than the analyst briefing them.”

Source: The New Stack

Technology, Media and Telecom M&A Reached $698.2 Billion

Davos WEF market research

The savvy CEOs anticipate that trends in 2017 are likely to follow the path of disruptive events in 2016. Change is the norm. Digital technology will continue to have a dramatic impact on legacy players in the marketplace.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Mobile Augmented Reality will Drive $108B VR/AR Market

mobile AR VR market research

Mobile AR could become the primary driver of a $108 billion VR/AR market by 2021 (under-perform $94 billion, outperform $122 billion) with AR taking the lion’s share of $83 billion and VR $25 billion.

Source: Digi-Capital

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing

AI cognitive computing market research

Artificial intelligence (AI) or cognitive technology is no longer about a machine playing chess. AI is on the streets driving our cars. It is in our call centers talking to customers. AI is drafting and reviewing legal documents with immaculate precision.

Source: World Economic Forum