The AI and Automation Buzz

CB Insights: Media buzz around AI, robotics, and automation increased significantly towards the end of 2016. JP Gownder, Forrester: The forward march of automation technologies — which include hardware (e.g. robots, digital kiosks), software (e.g. AI), and customer self-service (e.g. mobile ordering) — continues to reshape the world economy. Automation has already begun to reshape […]

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6 In-Demand Internet of Things (IoT) Security Technologies

Internet of Things (IoT) security breaches have been dominating the headlines lately. WikiLeaks’s trove of CIA documents revealed that internet-connected televisions can be used to secretly record conversations. Trump’s advisor Kellyanne Conway believes that microwave ovens can spy on you—maybe she was referring to microwave cameras which indeed can be used for surveillance. And don’t […]

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Internet Of Things By The Numbers: Results from New Surveys

Things are looking up for the Internet of Things. 80% of organizations have a more positive view of IoT today compared to a year ago, according to a survey of 512 IT and business executives by CompTIA. “This reflects greater levels of attention from the C-suite and a better understanding of how the many different elements of the IoT […]

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Forrester’s Top Emerging Technologies To Watch: 2017-2021

Forrester: As a refresh to my 2014 blog and report, here are the next 15 emerging technologies Forrester thinks you need to follow closely. We organize this year’s list into three groups — systems of engagement technologies will help you become customer-led, systems of insight technologies will help you become insights-driven, and supporting technologies will […]

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Wearables are today all about wellness

Forrester Research: US consumer adoption of wearable devices will reach 29% in 2021, up from 18% last year, according to a new Forrester Data forecast. Today the vast majority of consumers who own and use wearables have a health or wellness device (17%), while monitoring, retail, notifications, and travel are expected to grow… Wearables sales […]

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Forrester and IDC on Consumer Interest in IoT

IDC-IoTAPril2016 Consumer IoT is lagging behind industrial IoT in terms of interest, investments, and successful applications. CB Insights has found that in 2011, the industrial IoT accounted for 17% of all IoT funding dollars. In 2015, the share of industrial IoT investment rose to 40% of all IoT investment. In a recent report citing the […]

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10 Most Successful Big Data Technologies

As the big data analytics market rapidly expands to include mainstream customers, which technologies are most in demand and promise the most growth potential? The answers can be found in TechRadar: Big Data, Q1 2016, a new Forrester Research report evaluating the maturity and trajectory of 22 technologies across the entire data life cycle. The […]

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IIA, Forrester, IDC, and Gartner on the Future of Big Data Analytics and Cognitive Computing

Big data analytics is the next trillion-dollar market, says Michael Dell. IDC has a more modest and specific prediction, forecasting the market for big data technology and services to grow at a 23.1% compound annual growth rate, reaching $48.6 billion in 2019. The larger market for business analytics software and business intelligence solutions which now […]

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Gartner, IDC and Forrester on the Future of Digital Transformation

Gazing intensely into their respective crystal balls, Gartner, IDC, and Forrester have come up with predictions for 2016 and beyond, highlighting digital transformation and its impact on businesses and consumers worldwide. According to Forrester, only 27% of today’s businesses have a coherent digital strategy that sets out how the firm will create customer value as […]

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