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For any application that benefits from deeply immersive experiences, VR is often a natural fit

Steadily many analysts are aware of stakes related to applications that benefits from deeply immersive experiences. We’re starting to see some early experimentation where Virtual Reality (VR) will expand its horizons. The combination of a VR headset with a camera pass-through for merged reality experience in particular, will open it up to a much wider range of applications. We still expect the consumer segment of the VR market to hold the largest revenue share over the next five years, but eventually we anticipate the B2B opportunity will overtake the consumer space, especially if VR and related technologies do become the next compute platform, says Sam Rosen, Managing Director and VP at ABI Research.
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The verticals with the most Virtual Reality (VR) activity or interest

For many analysts, the most VR activity or interest are healthcare, retail, automotive/transportation, and consumer packaged goods. According to ABI Research, training, testing, and marketing are all early target functions for VR along with vertical specific applications like treatments/therapies for anxiety conditions in medicine or virtual showrooms in retail.

The latest trend gaining momentum in the Global Military Satellite Market

The most exciting is to see that, the latest trend gaining momentum in the market is the increasing collaborative agreements with private SATCOM providers. One can also observe that, the defense agencies are inclining toward outsourcing some of their valuable mission and operation requirements from private entities. Among key vendors, we have Boeing, IAI, Northrop Grumman, Thales Alenia Space, and Raytheon.

Commission-based and monthly retainer-based pricing models in the Digital Advertising Services industry

When it comes to Digital Advertising Services Pricing Trends, it is clear that, the momentum is interesting and many analysts predict thriving future for this industry. SpendEdge analysts identify the commission-based and monthly retainer-based pricing to be the most preferred pricing models. The firm reveals that, the monthly retainer-based pricing model is safe, predictable, can be linked to bonus pricing components, and suitable for urgent consulting requirements. The commission-based model is suitable for small and mid-sized organizations since it aids them in determining the capability of the service providers.

The impact of low entry barriers for the digital advertising services market

For those who are unfamiliar, the low entry barriers for the digital advertising services market has resulted in a highly competitive and fragmented market landscape. Then, one can observe that, Suppliers are increasingly investing in technology to meet the growing demand for personalization in advertising campaigns. Buyers need to obtain the right blend of traditional and non-traditional services to achieve maximum return on investment in the category spend. It is imperative of buyers to identify and train the right kind of personnel in the required area of expertise to avoid miscommunication and mismatch of services expected.

Impact of foveated rendering in the Virtual Reality (VR) industry

While improving the VR display resolution, headset makers are also working towards development of foveated rendering, which computes the highest quality image only at the center of the human visual field. Our eyes can see full resolution only at the center of vision; foveated rendering tracks eye movement and enables the processor to render full resolution on display any area where the eyes are focusing. With efficienteye-tracking technology, foveated rendering sharpens the image at the focus point of the eyes, and reduce the resolution outside the focus point saving the graphic processing loads. Foveated rendering and eye tracking are likely to become important technologies in future VR HMDs for rendering high resolution images, according ABI Research.

Virtual Reality (VR) prototypes with higher resolution

For those who are unfamiliar, Virtual Reality (VR) prototypes with even higher resolution have already been developed. In effect, in early 2017, Panasonic demonstrated VR HMD of 6400x1440 resolution, 200-degree FOV, by using 4 LCD display with 1600x1440 resolution each. Another VR HMD maker which showcased high resolution display was Pimax; its VR prototype supports 8K resolution with 200-degree FOV. According to ABI Research, Gaming and high-end entertainment requiring higher graphics are likely to drive the demand for high resolution VR displays.

High Resolution Displays Critical for Immersive Experience Virtual Reality (VR) HMDs industry

Findings from ,numerous studies are clear, growing adoption of virtual reality (VR) devices worldwide is driving the demand for significantly higher quality displays, with almost two-thirds (66%) of VR HMDs expected to support 4K (Ultra HD) resolution in 2022, according to recent forecasts from ABI Research. For those who are unfamiliar, Displays with higher pixel density, wider field of view (FOV), and higher refresh rates are being developed to provide users with a more immersive experience. Higher resolution displays are required to solve the screen door effect caused by short distances between the user’s eyes and the VR display. Tethered VR devices which are usually targeted at gaming applications, support higher resolutions displays compared to mobile or standalone segments.

Growing demand for customized telecom software

Very exciting to see that, Telecom operators are shifting their business model to a customer-centric one from a technology-centric model. For many analysts, the adoption of customized telecom software will facilitate telecom service providers to deliver bundled services, which will enhance user experience. According to Research and Markets, Major OSS BSS functions like customer relationship management (CRM), convergent billing, business intelligence (BI), and revenue assurance need tailored software.

Various industry verticals are implementing Enterprise Content Management (or ECM) solutions and services

Steadily, one can observe that, various industry verticals are enthusiastically implementing ECM solutions and services. According to Research and Markets, the leading verticals are transportation and logistics, healthcare and life sciences, consumer goods and retail, manufacturing, and energy and utilities. The firm also reveals that, these sectors use ECM solutions to automate and protect valuable data, which is contributing to the growth of the Enterprise Content Management market across the globe.

The major reason to implement Enterprise Content Management (or ECM) solutions

For those who are unfamiliar, Enterprise Content Management (or ECM) is solution that is designed address an organization's documents management needs. Data such as Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDFs and scanned images are managed efficiently and access is granted only to the right people when needed. The major reason to implement ECM solutions is to address business gaps, and promote business growth. Streamlining data significantly contributes in the empowerment of the workflow, according to Research and Markets.

The factors that have led to the growth of the Enterprise Content Management market

For many analysts, the growing need for regulatory content management and growing need to mitigate risk are some of the factors that have led to the growth of the Enterprise Content Management market. According to Research and Markets, Consumer and goods, government, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, IT and telecom, and transportation and logistics are the major verticals that have significantly contributed to the growth of the ECM market.

Images are the second fastest growing type of business content in Box, but their value remains untapped

It is now obvious that, Images are the second fastest growing type of business content in Box, but their value has remained largely untapped. Leveraging Google Cloud Vision’s machine learning capabilities, Box users can surface insights from images by detecting individual objects and concepts, capture text through optical character recognition (OCR), automatically add keyword labels to images for faster search & filtering, and easily build metadata on image catalogs to automate business processes and speed up workflows across every industry.

Advanced image recognition capabilities to enterprise content

Very interesting to see that, Box, Inc., is bringing advanced image recognition capabilities to enterprise content through an integration with Google Cloud Vision. Available in private beta, the integration represents one of Box’s first use cases of advanced machine learning to help enterprises improve workflows and drive efficiencies through more accurate discovery and deeper insights into unstructured content stored in Box.

The rapid growth of e-commerce requires new transport modes

Steadily, one can observe that, the rapid growth of e-commerce requires new transport modessuch as delivery drones and robots, direct-to-car, and direct-to-home deliveries. According to, ABI Research Survey, turning freight transport into a service allows cargo capacity to be ordered seamlessly and spontaneously in open marketplaces which will optimize capacity utilization and reduce costs. The firm also reveals that, Freight as a Service (FaaS) will represent30% or more than US$900 billion of total goods transportation revenues by 2030.

The IoT Audit System is the #1 Internet of Things planning tool suite

For many analysts, the IoT Audit System is the #1 Internet of Things planning tool suite. It is the only commercially available system designed to guide companies through the maze of Internet of Things issues to create a comprehensive IoT Strategy Map and IoT Implementation Tasks Plan. The IoT Audit is a framework-based tool suite that identifies your key IoT business drivers, helps you avoid expensive mistakes and creates your optimal IoT solution. You willleverage the process that other companies have used in their IoT deployments that are generating significant measurable benefits.

Here is how companies can profit from the Internet of Things (IoT)'s skyrocketing growth

It is now obvious that, to profit from the IoT's skyrocketing growth,you must find a way to create a comprehensive IoT Strategy Map and IoT Implementation Tasks Plan to deploy your IoT networks. A key enabler of your IoT success is the IoT Audit System. According to Research and Markets, the Internet of Things is forecasted to create a $19 Trillion economic impact by 2020.

Many companies implementing Internet of Things solutions encounter difficulties with their deployments

Unfortunately, many companies implementing Internet of Things solutions encounter difficulties with their deployments. These failures are primarily due to poor upfront IoT planning in the areas of: Business Needs, Technology, Resources, Expectations, Data Analysis, Security and Resistance to Change.

The most exciting regarding Data Center Services Pricing Trends

For those who are unfamiliar, Data center service suppliers provide power-based, pay-per-use, tiered, and fixed fee pricing models to the buyers. The pay-per-use is the most widely adopted model, whereas the power-based model displays the maximum market potential. The power-based pricing model is most suited for small organizations with low demand since the charges are based solely on consumption.

Powerful trends at the core of the data center services market

The data center services market is on an exciting curve of growth due to the increased demand for cloud computing, mobile services, and social media analytics globally, especially in Asia Pacific (APAC) and Europe. One can also recall that, buyers need to invite multiple bids and compare the capabilities of service providers to cater to their specific requirements before engaging with any supplier. Suppliers need to adopt stringent security measures to ensure the safety of data from both external and internal threats.

Blockchain-based student education records platform

At the core of stakes, we have the ability forschool administrators to consolidate and manage students' educational data from several schools, as well as record and refer their learning history and digital academic transcripts with more certainty. Sony Global Education has worked together with IBM to build a new system which can help effect real change in the education sector. For those who are unfamiliar, Blockchain technology has the potential to impact systems in a wide variety of industries, and the educational sphere is no exception when educational data is securely stored on the blockchain and shared among permissioned users. One can observe that, the platform is built on IBM Blockchain, which is delivered via the IBM Cloud and powered by Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, a blockchain framework and one of the Hyperledger projects hosted by The Linux Foundation.

Here is how we can understand the growth of the signature verification market

For those who are unfamiliar, one of the major reasons for the signature verification market growth is the increasing level of security breaches and transaction fraud, which leads to a need for highly secure identification and personal verification technologies. Security breaches and data theft are increasing, especially in the BFSI and government sectors, resulting in the need for highly secure identification and personal verification systems. Higher dependence on digital technologies, web applications, and the Internet results in higher vulnerability to security attacks.

Lead nurturing, a standard practice facilitated by marketing automation

A new survey by Econsultancy that surveyed more than 350 B2B marketing professionals in North America and Europe reveals that, Lead nurturing, a standard practice facilitated by marketing automation, is an area showing a noticeable gap in sophistication between Leaders and their peers. One can observe that, there is a 23-percentage-point divide in the level of usage of marketing automation for lead nurturing. Similarly, significantly fewer non-Leaders are using their systems’ lead scoring capabilities (37 percent, versus 48 percent for Leaders). It was seen that both these areas are very much on the radar, with 50 percent and 47 percent of companies, respectively, planning to use these tactics.

Marketing Automaton appears to be a competitive advantage for most businesses

For many analysts, Companies need to ensure that they have as much clarity as possible around their sales and marketing goals, and have the processes in place; along with the technology to help them achieve their revenue targets. In effect, Marketing Automaton appears to be a competitive advantage for most businesses, so it is important for those companies who have not yet invested to rethink their current growth strategy.

Marketing automation in our ever-connected data-driven world

When it comes to Marketing automation, many analysts agree that, marketers are just only scratching the surface when it comes to using marketing automation. Act-On commissioned the study, which reveals that, there are only three areas where more than half of those surveyed are using marketing automation: email, web forms, and landing pages. These are the more basic functions within marketing automation, which can point to a potential misalignment between system, strategy, and skill-set. The survey also reveals that, marketing automation is a prevalent technology in North America. Marketing automation plays important role in helping marketers to deliver against commercial objectives.

The most important regarding Digital programmatic advertising solution in our ever-connected data-driven world

The most important regarding Digital programmatic advertising solution in our ever-connected data-driven world is to focus on: The right ads, to the right audience, in the right location; vast network of partners; the granularity and accuracy of geographic targeting data. The technology must work across all formats and devices, incorporating video, native advertising, rich media, and display ads. The ability to identify the consumer’s location to serve accurately targeted and correctly optimised ads is a game changer like providing accurate insights into high-value ad inventory and audiences. The quality of service provided depends on a reliable, transparent, and trusted source of data. The solution must taps into traditional infrastructure analysis with insight gleaned from a network of global commercial partners to better map the internet. The result is the most granular and accurate hyperlocal geotargeting solution that maintains user anonymity and complies with the highest standards o…

Cognitive intelligence solution to digitise global trade

At the core of stakes, we have a cognitive intelligence solution combining optical character recognition with advanced robotics to make global trade safer and more efficient for thousands of businesses. In effect, working with IBM, HSBC has developed a new technology to help automate and simplify the processing of millions of documents used daily in international commerce. One can observe that, the new solution uses IBM’s advanced analytics technology, including intelligent segmentation and text analytics, to identify, digitise and extract key data within these documents before feeding it into the bank’s transaction processing systems; boosting accuracy whilst freeing up staff for more value-adding activities.

Current trends fueling the Global Printed Sensors Market

Overall, the trends are on an exciting curve with Research and Markets revealing that, the Global Printed Sensors Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 7.3% over the next decade to reach approximately $13.56 billion by 2025. Among, the most exciting trends fueling the Global Printed Sensors Market, we have Increasing opportunities for touch-enabled electronic devices; Increasing demand for printed sensors in wearable medical devices; Achieving level of performance in real time applications, and More growth rate in IoT.

The factors that have driven the demand for threat intelligence market

Many analysts agree on the realities that, the factors that have driven the demand for threat intelligence market are the growing incidences of data breaches by insiders, rapid adoption of threat intelligence solutions among SMEs, and widespread adoption of crowd sourced threat intelligence platforms. According to Research and Markets, the Threat Intelligence Market is expected to attain a market size of $9.6 billion by 2023growing at a CAGR of 17% during the forecast period.

Threat intelligence in our ever-connected data-driven world

For those who are unfamiliar, Threat intelligence is a cyber-security related area of expertise, which is used to understand sophisticated cyber threats and their detection, analysis, and predictive remediation. Threat intelligence solutions are used to effectively and reliably detect threats and negate the same considering security events and security intelligence feeds, managing business risks, reducing potential damage, and improving organizations' entire security infrastructure. Threat intelligence system is primarily deployed to understand and provide predictive remedies for Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and exploits, zero-day threats, and other sophisticated attacks on enterprise network security infrastructure.

A 3D Simulator where users build robot functionality with the click of a mouse

From the reality that, robotics has been a challenging field for individuals to break into: prohibitive in cost, convenience and complexity, robots were primarily confined to research labs, now with MIND coming with a 3D Simulator, users build robot functionality with the click of a mouse. HEXA’s easy-to-use App provides access to user-created Skills and allows the operator to remotely control the robot.

Bring Programmable Robots to the Masses

Very exciting to see that, Vincross Launches its Comprehensive Robotics Ecosystem, Including Robot and Operating System, with the goal to filling a palpable gap in the market for individuals who want to break into the booming robotics revolution. HEXA, is a six-legged, all-terrain, highly maneuverable robot, and HEXA is underpinned by Vincross’ proprietary OS.MIND aims to simplify the programming and development of robotics functionality. HEXA and its complete software developer kit (SDK) are available for backing on Kickstarter.

Earth observation satellites now provide a substantial degree of information and are extensively used

It is important to recall that, aided by high-resolution cameras, satellite imaging has witnessed a considerable degree of improvement in its uses. In effect, Earth observation satellites now provide a substantial degree of information and are extensively used in the areas of defense, oil and gas exploration, mining, and meteorology.

Semiconductor components in vehicles

Very interesting to observe that, the electrification of automobiles, as well as the rising demand for automation in vehicles, is driving the semiconductor market in the integration of Semiconductor components in vehicles. Semiconductor ICs are being used for several purposes in automobiles, such as airbag control, GPS, anti-lock braking systems, displays, infotainment systems, power doors as well as windows, automated driving, and collision detection technology.

The satellite-based earth observation market in Europe

For those are unfamiliar, the EU spends billions of dollars on earth observation programs. ESA organizes the data delivery for 30 satellites and above. The European Commission (EC) acts on behalf of the EU, which is responsible for the overall initiative for the requirements and management of the services. ESA creates a family of satellites called Sentinels, particularly for the operational needs of the Copernicus program. Many Sentinel satellites are expected to be launched under this program. For many analysts, the satellite-based earth observation market in Europe will grow steadily during the forecast period.

Semiconductor packaging

For those who are unfamiliar, Packaging is a process in the semiconductor development cycle that involves the wrapping of the silicon wafer in a case. This case offers support and protection from physical damage as well as prevents the corrosion of the chip. Semiconductor packaging, over the last ten years, has evolved from chip-scale package to SiP, PoP, wafer-level package, 2.5D ICs, and finally to 3D ICs. According to Technavio Research, the packaging market faces challenges in wafer size and node migrations.

Smart transportation solutions and services

Interesting to observe that, the global vehicular usage has been surging at a rapid rate and this calls for various solutions to address the emerging problems such as congestion, accidents, and infrastructure scaling which enhances the application of smart transportation solutions and services. Growing need for reduction of greenhouse gas emission and supportive government initiatives are also at the core of stakes. The smart transportation market size was estimated to be USD 46.72 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 138.76 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 24.3%, according to Research and Markets.

The concept of smart building

For those who are unfamiliar, the concept of smart building was initially introduced to optimize energy consumption and reduce operating costs, so as to enable end-users to analyze energy operational data for actionable insights. Smart buildings enable facility optimization through the convergence of information technology and building automation. Some of the major factors that are driving the growth of the smart building market include the growing government initiatives for the development of smart building projects, rising focus on green buildings, and evolution of building management IoT platforms. The smart building market size is projected to reach USD 24.73 billion by 2021 at a CAGR of 34.0% by 2021, according to Research and Markets.

The most interesting regarding the global Internet of Things (IoT) in utility market

Very interesting as Utilities are shifting their focus towards using cutting-edge technology, increasing productivity, and optimizing the cash flow to improve its business process. They are moving towards updating current grid technologies while integrating it with networking and computational capabilities, in order to connect and automate seamless energy distribution and transmission. One can also observe that, the government initiatives for smart grid rollout, drives the IoT in utilities market. According to Research and Markets, the global IoT in utility market is estimated to grow from USD 4.63 billion in 2015 to USD 11.73 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 20.4% during the forecast period.