Smart Homes Poised to Play a Key Role in Enhancing Healthcare Experience, Frost & Sullivan Says

The home will emerge as an increasingly valuable site for enhancing the healthcare experience as part of the progression of digital, remote, connected and virtual care, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan. Health systems are evolving beyond care delivery of the diseased to encompass numerous health and wellness touchpoints, transforming it from disease management to health management.

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Chinese M2M Module Vendors Take the Lead in Shipments, But Traditional Players Still Hold the Revenue Edge: ABI Research

Today’s machine-to-machine (M2M) module market was more than 20 years in the making, and the casual technology observer may be forgiven for thinking that there is nothing much that is new to say about it. But in a new report, ABI Research reveals the changing fortunes of cellular M2M module vendors.

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Hours Spent on Viewing Video on Mobile Phones Surged 55 Percent Last Year, Parks Associates Says

By the end of 2017, U.S. broadband households were spending nearly three hours per week watching video on a mobile phone -- an increase of nearly 55 percent from 2015. Parks Associates finds. This shift comes as households are watching less live broadcast video on their televisions, which dropped from over 60 percent of video consumption in early 2012 to 44 percent at the end of 2017.

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Worldwide Spending on Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Systems to Reach $77.6 Billion in 2022, IDC Says

Global spending on cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) systems is forecast to continue its trajectory of robust growth as businesses invest in projects that utilize cognitive/AI software capabilities, according to a new report from International Data Corporation (IDC).

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Smart Vending Market Set to Surge in Asia-Pacific Market, ABI Research Says

The deployment of smart vending technologies will surge in the Asia-Pacific as high-tech unmanned retail continues to attract major investment, ABI Research forecasts. The demand for technology-driven frictionless retail experiences, combined with cheap production costs and limited data privacy barriers, is driving rapid adoption in China, Japan, and South Korea, leaving the rest of the world behind.

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Only 20 Percent of Employees Have the Skills Needed for Their Current Role and Future Career: Gartner

Most organizations are undergoing a digital transformation that directly impacts how they do business, yet 70 percent of employees have not mastered the skills they need for their jobs today, and 80 percent of employees do not have the skills needed for their current and future roles, according to Gartner, Inc.

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Smart Lock Sales to Approach 26 Million Units by 2023, Strategy Analytics Says

The front door is a front-and-center opportunity for smart home device companies according to a new report by Strategy Analytics . According to the report, “ Smart Home Access Control: Predictions, Players, and Products ”, sales of nearly 26 million units in 2023 will push the smart lock market size past $2.4 billion.

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Cybersecurity Breaches to Result in Over 146 Billion Records Stolen By 2023: Juniper Research

A recent report by Juniper Research found that over 33 billion records will be stolen by cybercriminals in 2023 alone, an increase of 175 percent over the 12 billion records expected to be compromised in 2018. This will result in a cumulative loss of over 146 billion records for the whole period.

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Less Than 40 Percent of Cloud Service Providers Plan to Have the Same Business Model By 2020: IDC

A new IDC survey reveals that cloud service demand due to Digital Transformation is changing the delivery of business-oriented solutions, with service providers ramping up their investments in new offerings to cater for their client's requirements not just for new infrastructure, but also applications, and managed and professional services delivered via cloud services. The survey finds that as a result, Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) services providers are rapidly exiting their traditional business models.

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5G Trials in Full Swing With 12 Percent of Operators Moving to Commercial Deployment in 2018: IHS Markit

Eighty-two percent of mobile operators participating in a 5G study conducted by business information provider IHS Markit are busy trialing and testing the technology, mainly in North America and Asia, with 12 percent -- all from North America -- planning commercial 5G rollouts by year’s end.

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Gartner Classifies Seven Technologies to Reach Mainstream Adoption in Digital Workplace Within Next Two-to-Five Years

Speech recognition will reach the Plateau of Productivity within the next two years and six other technologies will reach mainstream business adoption in the next two to five years according to the 2018 Gartner, Inc. Hype Cycle for the digital workplace.

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