Invisible wearables will see significant adoption before the end of the decade. Within a wearables market that will be worth approximately $80 billion annually by 2020, fashion-first wearables will have a much greater appeal than tech-centric devices — as they will blend in with consumer life more effectively.
via Juniper Research
Reaping the benefits of Open Innovation, such as lower R&D costs and shorter time to market, takes experience. Discipline and proper management are needed to ensure that risks and rewards are optimally allocated across the spectrum of actors involved. The choice of partner is also key.
Propelled by API exposure platforms and enterprise services, the global market for service delivery platform (SDP) software and services grew 13 percent in 2014 to just under $4.7 billion. Virtualization and cloud computing is a hot topic throughout the communications industry right now, and the service delivery platform segment is no exception.
The Internet of Things (IoT) market in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (CEMA) region is taking off. In 2015, the IoT market in CEMA will soar, enabling business process innovation and driving the digital transformation. IDC expects the CEMA IoT market to exceed $50 billion by 2018.
The Juniper Smart City Rankings have been compiled following an analysis of the Smart capabilities offered in each city, with particular focus on their use of smart grids, smart traffic management and smart street lighting.
America is the king of mobile internet value creation, with twenty four companies delivering $144 billion of shareholder value. This is partly due to monster valuations of some U.S. players (including Uber, WhatsApp, Twitter and Snapchat over $10B), with an average U.S. company worth $6 billion.
According to PwC, 2014 deal values increased by more than 90 percent versus 2013, generally driven by three significant transformative deals in the Cable and Internet sub-sectors. Meanwhile, overall deal volumes remained steady year over year, with nearly 890 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2014, that’s up by three percent from the prior year (866).