Globally, the ‘digital health’ market will grow by close to 20% this year, which amounts to an increase of over $200 billion. While APAC and Africa are expected to see the fastest growth in this sector, North America will hold the largest share of the market.
Within the United States and Canada, overall e-commerce orders have increased by 129% compared with last year. Similarly, the digital payments market is now expected to grow this year by 11% worldwide and as high 15.9% in places like China.
Mobile network operators in the U.S. are waving some data service fees and increasing data allowances for certain mobile plans, as well as implementing low-cost data plans targeting consumers that previously were not heavy mobile data users.
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The U.S. emerging jobs report identified the 15 fastest-growing jobs, as well as the skills and cities most associated with them. The number of artificial intelligence and data science roles continue to expand across nearly every industry.
In the U.S., the number of tech jobs is growing at a faster pace in communities with 1-3 million people than in major cities. The coastal giants of New York and San Francisco still have the most, but places such as Raleigh, Salt Lake City and Jacksonville are seeing large increases.
In the first half of 2019, tech job postings in the U.S. rose 32% from a year earlier, according to federal employment data analyzed by IT trade group CompTIA. In the past three months, U.S. employers had about 918,000 unfilled IT jobs.
Global IT spending is projected to total $3.74 trillion in 2019 — that’s an increase of just 0.6 percent from 2018, according to the latest worldwide market study by Gartner. Note, this forecast is slightly down from the previous quarter’s forecast of 1.1 percent anticipated growth.
Many enterprises are now investing in technologies and services that enable the digital transformation (DX) of their business models, products and services. According to the latest market study by IDC, global DX spending will reach $1.18 trillion in 2019 — that’s an increase of 17.9 percent over 2018.
U.S. pay-TV ‘cord cutting’ in 2018 increased by 25% from 2017, due to the overall growth of SVOD internet streaming services. Satellite pay-TV providers suffered the largest loss of subscribers, followed by cable and telco service providers.
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The U.S. video game industry reached a new record. According to the Entertainment Software Industry, U.S. video game revenue — including hardware, software, peripherals and subscriptions — amounted to $43.4 billion in 2018, that’s up from $36.9 billion in 2017.