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Manage Applications across Hybrid Cloud Networks in our ever-connected era

At the core of stakes, we have:availability of high-demand;valuable insight, up-to-date visibility of infrastructure and service performance; we have the ability to efficiently manage applications and services across a hybrid cloud environment. Also at the core of stakes, a visual map of the underlying infrastructure across a company’s hybrid cloud network; avoid customer service disruption.
Ready-to-use solutions should also be able to help companies prevent and more quickly resolve problems by providing context about the resources that underpin a hybrid cloud network. Provide real-time insights about the infrastructure supporting the new service, such as response time of specific servers and capacity of storage, letting the company know if these assets are meeting customer needs.
It is about giving valuable new insights about what is going on in the network and how it is impacting service quality and customers in real time. Present a configurable topology view that shows the relationsh…

IBM Identity-as-a-Service available to Hybrid Cloud Environments

Based on trending realities that, workforce becomes more mobile, that managing and securing multiple identities across a business becomes more complex on mobile and IoT devices, desktop environments and internet services, the new service, delivered via the IBM Cloud is designed for managing how employees gain access to their preferred business applications.  IBM Cloud Identity Connect is a new Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS), which helps provide users with rapid access to thousands of popular cloud apps while enabling single sign-on (SSO) to their applications, whether from the cloud or on-premise.

Reusable launch vehicles in the satellite industry

It is very exciting to see that, the satellite industry is witnessing significant growth with the launch of several satellites. However, the high launch costs of using expendable launch vehicles help in reducing the profit margins. As a result, reusable launch vehicles are currently being developed and used by satellite operators to reduce the satellite launch costs. Remarkable innovations and modifications across various industries globally are steadily visible. Reusable launch vehicles are also being developed to bring down the costs of satellite development and launch. According to Technavio Research, the top vendors in the global reusable launch vehicles marketinclude: Airbus Boeing SpaceX.

Accelerated Data Transfer for Virtual Desktop and Hybrid Cloud Workloads

At the core of stakes, we have: the ability to reduce data center costs, streamline troubleshooting, and increase data security for enterprise clients managing hybrid cloud workloads. For instance, new Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and hybrid cloud capabilities for the VersaStack™ converged infrastructure solution leverage the storage capabilities from IBM FlashSystem A9000 all flash arrays and IBM Spectrum Accelerate software, which provide seamless data migration between on-premises and cloud deployments.

Innovative startups within the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cognitive computing industries

Among the most exciting and promising with AI-based and Cognitive computing-based solutions, we have: Skiply specializes in real-time client satisfaction measurement through buttons, SMS and web interfaces. Skiply's “Smilio” connected sensors gather real-time customers feedback on their user experience: when they are using points of sale, when they leave a restaurant, when they are on the bus or in parking lots. The data is then analyzed in real-time with visualization tool such as Watson Analytics, and with Watson APIs such as Language Translator, Natural Language Classifier and Natural Language Understanding. Skiply gives its customers clear and real-time feedback on quality of service, and triggers appropriate actions when necessary. Skiply, created in 2015, designs and assembles its products in France. Skiply has customers in various industries such as banking, retail, restaurants, airports and facility management. Myxyty is a 10-year old French startup engaged in developing sm…

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), AI, Data Analytics, Big Data technologies and predictive analytics

Steadily, one can observe that, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is poised to transform many industry verticals including healthcare, retail, automotive, and transport. Initially focusing on improving existing processes and augmented current infrastructure, IIoT will evolve to encompass next generation methods and procedures. Data Analytics provides the means to process vast amounts of machine-generated and often unstructured data. Big Data technologies and predictive analytics enable streamlining of industrial processes. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology provides the means to further automate decision making and to engage machine learning for ongoing efficiency and effectiveness improvements.

The highest willingness to deploy 5G technology in the coming years

For many analysts, 5G technology suppliers are currently working in a vacuum, often denigrating the rights of technology implementers to influence the 5G development roadmap. In fact they need to better communicate, understand the requirements of implementers, educate them on the value of 5G, and help bring their specific use case needs to life.
According to ABI Research, the retail, healthcare, and federal government verticals show the highest willingness to deploy 5G technology in the coming years and, as such, need careful attention by 5G technology suppliers to ensure that their individual, varied use case needs will be properly addressed.

5G technology vendors need to better communicate with implementers

It is now obvious that, the misalignment between demand and supply planning clearly indicates that 5G technology vendors need to better communicate with implementers to ensure that well-informed decisions are being made to ultimately fulfill long-term customer requirements.

Severe discord between 5G market hype and the commercial industry’s readiness to deploy the technology

In a recent ABI Research B2B Survey that studies 455 U.S.-based companies across nine verticals, one can observe that, 62% of respondents do not plan to deploy 5G technology in the coming years. The report uncovers a severe discord between 5G market hype and the commercial industry’s readiness to deploy the technology, with nearly all respondents who plan to one day incorporate 5G technology into their business models citing that they are in the early investigation phase.

“The hype of 5G is currently driven by the technology supply chain rather than by demand from the end-markets,” says Malik Saadi, Managing Director and Vice President at ABI Research. “All indicators lead us to believe that 5G will take hold in the consumer market before it claims its stake in the enterprise and industrial sectors.

Some institutional investors have found value in middle office outsourcing

We live now in a highly competitive era with evolving regulatory requirements, a low-yield environment and continuing pressure on pricing and cost structures; where both asset owners and asset managers are facing considerable challenges and increasing complexity in the market. Northern Trust Survey indicates that, middle office outsourcing can offer sophisticated analytics, more accessible and up-to-date data, as well as keep pace with market, regulatory and technological developments. The same study also revealed that, some institutional investors have found value in middle office outsourcing, which allows them to leverage the expertise of global providers, such as Northern Trust, with capabilities and servicing hubs in Asia.

The Internet of Things (IoT) use cases that are expected to attract the largest investments in 2017

It is now obvious that, the true value of Internet of Things (IoT) is being realized when the software and services come together to enable the capture, interpretation, and action on data produced by IoT endpoints. According to IDC, the industries making the largest IoT investments in 2017 are Manufacturing ($183 billion), Transportation ($85 billion), and Utilities ($66 billion). Cross-Industry IoT investments, which represent use cases common to all industries, such as connected vehicles and smart buildings, will be $86 billion in 2017 and rank among the top segments throughout the five-year forecast. Consumer IoT purchases will be the fourth largest market segment in 2017 at $62 billion. The firm also reveals that, the industries that will see the fastest spending growth are Insurance (20.2% CAGR), Consumer (19.4%), and Cross-Industry (17.6%).

Top five automotive connected car platform market vendors

There is a growing excitement around Automotive Connected Car Platforms in our ever-connected era where the increasing integration of smartphones with vehicles to enhance the in-vehicle experience of both the passengers and the driver is thriving. According to Technavio Research, Top five automotive connected car platform market vendors include Cisco Jasper, AT&T, Microsoft, Airbiquity, and Bright Box. In terms of revenue, the global automotive connected car platform market will reach USD 8.47 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of almost 11%.

Marketing mix modeling in our ever-connected data-driven era

From traditional and digital marketing activities, Marketing mix modeling brings new approach. The technology helps in determining an optimal marketing budget and quantifying the contribution of marketing activities to sales with a view of calculating ROI, effectiveness, and efficiency. According to Quantzig’s marketing analytics experts, “Marketing mix modeling (MMM) is a powerful tool which helps in generating cost per point metrics for each media type to analyze the efficiency and compare with the ROI. It also helps in creating a real-time solution for investment decisions, providing executive management a powerful decision support system. MMM helps to achieve future investment decisions to support based on simulated scenarios’’.

Execution of robotic technology like vision guided robotics within organizations

Execution of robotic technology empowers organizations to enhance product quality and productivity, while significantly reducing operational expenses. For instance, the vision guided robotics market is driven by high workforce expenditure, development of smart technologies, and advancement low-cost and energy efficient solutions.

Vision Guided Robotics technology in our ever-connected era

For those who are unfamiliar, Vision Guided Robotics is a technology used in the robots as sensors to provide a feedback indication to the robot controller to accurately move to variable target locations. The vision guided robotic systems have an independent operational system which makes them efficient, enhancing quality, while significantly reducing the possibility of human errors and wastage of resources. Steadily, one can observe that, Vision guided robots are expanding their adoption in the automotive, food & beverage, metal processing, and electrical & electronics sectors. According to Research and Markets, the vision guided robotics market is impacted by the need for automation of procedures, which decreases monotonous work and manual intervention, as a result, improving the productivity.

Crowd analytics solutions in our ever-connected data-driven era

I have a pleasure to recall that, Crowd analytics solutions include solutions such as microscopic model, behavioral model, value engineering, conflict estimation, and complex network analysis. Crowd analytics enables optimization of business operations as it helps in seamless crowd tracking and customer behavioral analysis. The cloud deployment model offers Crowd analytics solutions at the minimal cost possible.

Securing the data that is collected from wearable cameras

It is now clear that, with massive data leaks often reaching mainstream news, public concern is rising over the security of wearable camera recordings, including who has access to such footage and for how long. ABI Research finds that it is important that strong security protocols be put in place by enterprise wearable camera vendors and adhered to by device users to ensure that all data is kept secure and risk of loss is minimized. Enterprise wearable camera vendors, such as Axon, Reveal, and Zepcam offer supporting platforms that will aid enterprises in securing the data that is collected from wearable cameras. These platforms feature strong authentication, password, and data encryption mechanisms, which ensure that only authorized personnel have access to the data. The platforms also log who accesses the data and when. The firm also revealed that, some platforms, like those by Edesix and VIEVU, can also help to redact certain details, such as automatically blurring out the faces and p…

The most exciting right now regarding the global aerospace & defense connectors market

In effect, one can observe that, steadily, Increasing production rate of commercial and regional aircraft, such as B737, A320, A350XWB, and C Series; upcoming aircraft & introduction of variants of existing aircraft, such as C919, MRJ, B737Max, A320neo, and E-2 Jets; rising global aircraft fleet; need for lower MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) cost, high demand for the advanced avionic systems, and advancement in the connectors technology are major growth drivers of the global aerospace & defense connectors market. According to Research and Markets, the global aerospace & defense connectors market is projected to grow at a healthy CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 5.1% over the next five years to reach US$ 1,713.2 million in 2022.

The market for medical equipment in the US

Numerous survey indicate that, the market for medical equipment in the US is expected to achieve healthy growth over the next few years, and is set to reach a projected value of USD 173 billion by 2019. While the market is primarily dominated by large players, it is exciting to observe that, small- and medium-sized companies can also thrive in this market and take up a considerable portion of the market share. Among Top Medical Equipment Manufacturers in the US according to BizVibe, we have: Baxter,Hill-Rom Holdings, LifeIMAGE,Stryker Corporation,Invacare Corp.

Mobile data represents both a formidable opportunity and a challenge for network operators around the world

It is now clear that, Mobile data represents both a formidable opportunity and a challenge for network operators around the world. According to Research and Markets, in 2015, mobile data revenue exceeded US$423 billion, accounting for almost half of the total mobile revenue globally (49%). It is estimated that mobile broadband revenue will exceed US$621 billion by the end of 2020. Research and Markets also revealed that, insatiable demand for continuous broadband connectivity has turned mobile data into a revenue growth engine for mobile network operators (MNO). Last year, operators such as China Telecom, Telefónica and América Móvil reported double-digit growth in mobile data revenue. Leading players like AT&T, British Telecom (BT) and Vodafone are leveraging mobile data to grow market share. Many carriers are now exploiting synergies stemming from mobile data analytics and WiFi connectivity.

True service convergence across mobile, video and data solutions

One can observe that, BT is planning a 5G pilot to move toward full convergence of its mobile, fixed and IP platforms and create synergies across its product lines. In the US, AT&T acquired DirectTV in their quest to achieving true service convergence across mobile, video and data solutions. Many operators employ user-centric approaches to drive mobile data adoption and consumption through compelling offers built on differentiated bundling, pricing, device and content strategies.

Mobile data and WiFi continue to evolve and gain significance

It is interesting to recall that, Mobile data and WiFi continue to evolve and gain significance as catalysts of growth for the mobile services business. Network operators are employing a wide range of approaches and strategies to monetize the remarkable opportunity. Some operators focus on technological leadership, performance and service convergence to build volume and grow mobile data revenue.

The exploitation of nanotechnology and nanomaterials

We live steadily in a world where we are facing unprecedented global challenges such as the depletion of natural resources and climate change, pollution, scarcity of clean water, providing food and energy to a growing world population and poverty. These problems are directly linked to current technologies for producing energy and manufacturing products. Many analysts and scientists believe that, the exploitation of nanotechnology and nanomaterials is the key development that can significantly address these global problems by changing both the products and the means of their production and addressing pressing market needs in security, communications and electronics.

Visible spectrum inspection cameras

I have a pleasure to recall that, the wavelength of the visible spectrum ranges from 400 nm to 700 nm. Consumers usually buy full spectrum cameras to capture pictures in all the three light spectrums. However, infrared and ultraviolet spectrum cameras are used for specific applications and cannot be used interchangeably with full spectrum cameras.

Infrared spectrum inspection cameras

In infrared spectrum inspection cameras, the image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. An infrared passing filter is usually used to let only the infrared light pass through to the camera and block most of the visible light. The advantage of infrared spectrum cameras over the ultraviolet spectrum cameras is that ultraviolet spectrum inspection cameras require expertise to handle, whereas infrared spectrum inspection cameras are easier to handle.

Ultraviolet spectrum inspection cameras

There are two ways of using ultraviolet radiation in inspection cameras; reflected ultraviolet and ultraviolet induced fluorescence photography. Reflected ultraviolet is widely used for healthcare, criminology, and theatrical applications. Sunlight is the most abundantly available free UV radiation source and a bright day is rich in ultraviolet radiation.

The global inspection cameras market

When it comes to the global inspection cameras market, the most interesting is to recall that, the can be segmented into: Ultraviolet spectrum Infrared spectrum Visible spectrum According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global inspection cameras market is projected to grow to USD 1,436.46 million by 2021, at a CAGR of nearly 10% over the forecast period. Ultraviolet spectrum inspection cameras are the most popular offering in the global market and is expected to be the fastest-growing segment. The higher efficiency of ultraviolet inspection cameras is driving their quick growth,” says Navin Rajendra, a lead analyst at Technavio for semiconductor equipment research.

The inspection cameras market is part of the surface vision industry

Surface vision is a technology that is used to provide imaging-based automatic inspection as well as analysis of the captured images of an object.According to Technavio Research, mass production in manufacturing industries is expected to drive the demand for inspection cameras.

Surface vision technology in our ever-connected era

For those who are unfamiliar, I have a pleasure to recall that, Surface vision is a technology that is used to provide imaging-based automatic inspection as well as analysis of the captured images of an object.

Introduction of airport display systems such as FIDS and passenger infotainment systems

It is now clear that, with the introduction of airport display systems such as FIDS and passenger infotainment systems, reduction in the operational expenses of airports has become possible. The adoption of these systems reduces the manpower required at airports, decreasing the need to maintain many human resources. A number of versatile technologies are being developed that promote interactivity.

Here is why Airports are increasingly embracing technological solutions

Steadily, one can observe that, airports are increasingly embracing technological solutions to achieve operational efficiency and associated cost reduction. As a result, the authorities are investing in new technologies such as geolocation, near-field communications, iBeacons, 3D face recognition, video analytics, and thermal sensors. Operational systems form the key leading segment of global airport IT spending.

Global Aviation Cargo Management Systems Market 2017-2021

The most exciting is to observe that,the analysts forecast the global aviation cargo management systems market can at a CAGR of 12.44% during the period 2017-2021. Cargo management system is implemented in aviation cargo operations for optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of commercial freight operations. Integration of such systems helps in automating processes and thereby, improving cargo stakeholders' communication and productivity. Adoption of such solutions also reduces a load of data entry, as well as eliminates errors in the process. One trend in the market is increasing adoption of RFID technologies. In recent years, there has been considerable interest in deploying RFID technologies to support supply chain management of cargo-related activities. Such technology helps operators in establishing integrated tracking and visibility framework at cargo terminals. Research and Markets revealed that, one driver in the Global Aviation Cargo Management Systems Market is initi…

ZigBee technology, for low-energy wireless technology

ZigBee is a wireless communication technology that offers advantages such as efficient power management and ease of installation to consumers. ZigBee is the major substitute for high-power-consuming batteries and can connect several devices. ZigBee wireless network counters disadvantages regarding the manufacturing, distribution, and disposal of batteries. According to Technavio Research, top vendors include: Belkin International Cree OSRAM.

ZigBee technology alongside the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market

Steadily, one can observe that, the rapidly growing IoT market across the globe is encouraging organizations from different industries to join the ZigBee alliance that offers various global wireless standards. The ZigBee alliance aids member companies to develop products that are compatible with ZigBee certified products such as ZigBee lighting. For those who are unfamiliar, compared with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, ZigBee has a lower energy consumption rate and longer communication range. Major lighting manufacturers are integrating ZigBee technology into their smart bulbs as ZigBee and ZigBee Pro consume 1/10,000th of the energy required for a Wi-Fi network.

Need for adopting robot-based automation is high for business services

For those who are unfamiliar, Robotic service automation improves operational efficiency by detecting errors in the business process, service, infrastructure, and security events. Need for adopting robot-based automation is high for business services to ensure continuous process improvements.