Converged Systems Revenue Reached $12.5 Billion

Converged Systems Revenue Reached $12.5 Billion

Worldwide converged systems market revenue increased 9.1 percent year-over -year to $3.6 billion during the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17), according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).

via Digital Lifescapes

Augmented and Virtual Reality Startups Raise $3.6 Billion

Augmented and Virtual Reality Startups Raise $3.6 Billion

Augmented and Virtual Reality startups raised a record over $3.6 billion from VCs and corporates in the last 12 months to the end of Q1 2018. Over three-quarters of a billion dollars was invested in the first 3 months of this year alone.

via Digi-Capital

How Automation will Transform the Legal Sector

How Automation will Transform the Legal Sector

“The AI that we are seeing on the market now and for the foreseeable future – which I am not naïve enough to put as any longer than 3-5 years – will enable us to deliver better legal services, quicker, more efficiently and sometimes cheaper.”

via World Economic Forum

Global IT Services Contract Value Declined in 2017

Global IT Services Contract Value Declined in 2017

IT services deals experienced a steep decline in 2017, both in terms of the number of deals and total contract value (TCV), compared to both 2016 and 2015. While the TCV witnessed a significant annual decline of 33.3% in 2017 to reach a value of $61.4 billion, the number of deals announced (4,099) saw a considerable decrease of 25.6% in 2017.

via GlobalData

Asian Telcos are Leading Global Innovation Investment

Asian Telcos are Leading Global Innovation Investment

In its latest benchmarking study to identify the leaders and laggards in telecom service provider innovation, ABI Research has concluded that Asian telcos are the recognized technology trailblazers, followed by U.S. tier-one service providers, AT&T and Verizon.

via Digital Lifescapes

Blockchain Removes Agencies from Digital Advertising

Blockchain Removes Agencies from Digital Advertising

eMarketer estimates that 82.5 percent of U.S. digital display advertising spending will be transacted programmatically this year. Of all that programmatic spending, only a little more than half actually ends up paying for media.

via eMarketer

3 Principles for Augmenting Leadership with AI

3 Principles for Augmenting Leadership with AI

“The solution is to use new technologies to augment rather than replace human activity. The goal is not merely to apply new technologies, but to collectively align the most resourceful people to take on the organization’s most daunting challenges and chase the most compelling business opportunities.”

via World Economic Forum