Why Worldwide Smartphone Growth has Stalled in 2016

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As the China market matures, the appetite for smartphones has slowed dramatically as the explosion of uptake has passed its peak. In 2013, China’s year-over-year shipment growth was 62.5 percent; by 2015, it had dropped to 2.5 percent.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Key Trends Shaping the Cross-Platform Media Landscape

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The lines between desktop, mobile, TV and film are beginning to blur as the various platforms are often more distinguished by differences in use case than by the underlying technology. As a result, there are a new host of issues and solutions facing marketers and publishers.

Source: comScore

More Channel Partners Focus on Cloud and Managed Services

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Most business technology vendors are already in the process of revamping their traditional marketing organizations to better support their IT channel partners. The ongoing shift to a progressive digital marketing methodology has challenged many leaders, due to the difficulty in re-training their legacy employees.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Worldwide Smartphone Growth May Have Peaked in 2015

 

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Vendors shipped a total of 334.9 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2016 (1Q16), up slightly from the 334.3 million units in 1Q15, marking the smallest year-over-year growth on record.

Source: IDC

Mobile IoT Technology Apps are Expanding in Healthcare Sector

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Across the globe, wireless technology vendors and telecom service providers are assisting companies in the healthcare sector to develop new telecare system applications. The huge amounts of data that’s being created has fueled demand for cloud-based storage solutions.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Hyperscale Cloud has a Huge Impact on Vendor Strategy

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According to the latest worldwide market study by Technology Business Research (TBR), Cloud as a Service revenue — which includes public and private cloud services — attained by the traditional telecom network operators, will reach almost $10 billion annually in 2019.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Global Networked Economy – The Fragmented Landscape

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In a World Economic Forum white paper published earlier this year, three leading experts, including Vinton Cerf, widely regarded as the “father of the internet”, map out the fragmentation landscape, concluding with a top 10 list of forces to be watched.

Source: World Economic Forum

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