Archive by Author | David H Deans

Digital Business Transformation – How to Renovate the IT Core

With the value of legacy IT diminishing, it’s imperative to tap into modernization, measurement and management to create a strong IT ecosystem. We asked David Mitchell Smith, vice president and Gartner Fellow, to explain the IT core renovation process and what’s needed for it to thrive.

Source: Gartner

Mobile Internet Growth to Reach $850 Billion by 2018

mobile internet applications

With 89 mobile internet unicorns now worth almost $1 trillion, the market is hot. Mobile messaging returned around 12x, navigation 11x, games 6x, app store/distribution 5x, social networking and books 4x, and photo & video 3x on the $15 billion invested in these sectors in the last 5 years.

Source: Digi-Capital

More American Retailers are Planning Mobile Applications

US retail mobile channel strategy

Retail IT execs polled in the U.S. market cited several mobile-centric items when asked about their key objectives in the next 18 months — including advancing a mobile commerce strategy (32%), expanding multi-channel initiatives (22%) and developing new payment technologies (46%).

Source: eMarketer

Demand Volatility in the Consumer Wearables Market

smart wearable market forecast

Over the last 18 months, according to the latest market study findings, the wearables market has started to mature and has grown considerably with new players introducing numerous products — such as fitness bands, smartwatches, smart glasses, and other sensor-enabled devices.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

How Digital Practitioners will Lead, Plan and Execute Change

digital transformation talent

We knew this day would come, where the leading enterprise industry analysts would all acknowledge that business technology has evolved. Moreover, the integration of digital requirements into most work processes has resulted in a world where every capable employee is potentially a skilled Digital Practitioner.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Why SMBs Seek Business Technology Consultant Guidance

SMB business technology consulting

It’s still early days for business technology adoption among Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs), according to study findings. Vendors looking to push SMBs to take the next step must take their wants and needs into consideration when reaching out.

via eMarketer

More Mobile Service Providers Adapt to IoT and M2M Demand

Mobile IoT and M2M Demand

Given the current saturation in many of the mobile communication markets across the globe, it’s not surprising that Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are now a high priority for telecom service providers who seek ways to create new revenue streams.

via Digital Lifescapes

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