Archive by Author | David H Deans

How New Services will Advance the Internet of Things

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As the Internet of Things (IoT) market matures during 2017, there’s an increased focus on IoT service development, as more vendors explore the various new applications that are helping to stimulate growth in the sector. That said, many more devices will be ‘online’ this year. Many for the first time.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Smart Home Revenue will Reach $195 Billion in 2021

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Smart home automation and monitoring devices will grow to over 770 million globally by 2021, representing an eleven-fold rise from just 68 million estimated in 2016, according to the latest market study by Juniper Research.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

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