New findings from Juniper Research reveal that wearables, including health trackers and remote patient monitoring devices, are set to become ‘must haves’ in delivering healthcare, with $20 billion forecast to be spent annually on these devices by 2023.
Today’s enterprises are struggling to keep pace in a business world increasingly populated by nimble startups. These enterprises once relied on their IT cores as a source of competitive advantage. Now, those same IT cores increasingly make it difficult for them to adapt to a “New Normal” defined by speed, efficiency and resilience.
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Though year-end totals have yet to be tallied, the global market for enterprise messaging and collaboration tools are expected to have reached $2.4 billion last year, up 11.8% from 2017, and is forecast to reach $3.2 billion by 2021, IDC now estimates.
The global predictive analytics market will expand at a 17.80 percent CAGR over the forecast period to 2019. The market is estimated to reach $6.54 billion by 2019. In terms of applications, the segment of finance and risk management is expected to generate high demand in the global predictive analytics market.
How can artificial intelligence (AI) technology improve traditional medicine? With 97 percent of all drug discovery programs reportedly failing, the development of a single new therapeutic involves an average cost of $2.6 billion. Helping to improve that process is a huge upside opportunity.
Fifty-five percent of surveyed developers are contributing to open source, but only 34 percent say their company gives them time to contribute to projects not related to work. Of this privileged group, 53 percent are allowed 1-5 hours a week on non-work open source software developments.
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Cigna Corp. is using artificial intelligence to predict whether patients might abuse and or overdose on prescription opioids as part of the company’s commitment to reducing the substance’s use. Cigna has hired more than 1,000 data scientists, software engineers and analytics experts.