According to the latest market study by ABI Research, in 2014 a total of 454 million government ID smart card credentials — primarily consisting of driver licenses, healthcare, national ID cards, and passports — were issued, resulting in a year-over-year growth rate of 2.4 percent.
The value of the Consumer Electronics (CE) industry in the Americas region reached $220 billion in 2014 — that’s up 2% on the previous year. Meanwhile, the average number of IP enabled devices per household across the region grew to 6.5, as IP connectivity in CE devices nears ubiquity.
Today’s commercial smartphone and tablet users are demanding better, faster performance from their field service organizations. As a result, the pressure to excel is generating interest in new enterprise mobility technologies — such as the various forms of mobile communication management.
The emerging applications for IoT sensors that are designed to be worn will become vast. The wearable technology market is forecast to rise from $24.2 billion in 2015 to three times that size in ten years — creating a market of $74 billion in 2025, according to IDTechEx Research.
Open source software technologies fundamentally shift the nature of the tasks being performed by captive IT organizations working for large enterprises. The rise of Linux Container applications built using agile development methodologies to deliver microservices represents a once-in-a-generation change — as developers exploit this digital transformation.
Global smartwatch shipments surged by 457% YoY to a record 5 million units in Q2 2015. The market was driven higher by Apple Watch, which instantly became the world’s number one smartwatch vendor. Samsung, Pebble, Motorola, LG, Asus, Sony and others are now the secondary players in this volatile market.
To meet consumers where they are and serve them as efficiently as possible, retailers must be able to flex their merchandise inventory knowledge. Utilizing a DOM service, retailers provide customers with knowledge about past product reviews, where the product is available, and the delivery options.