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The growth of the global IoT market in warehouse management

For many analysts, the increased adoption of wearable devices and goods-to-person technology and enhanced inventory and asset visibility using IoT are the factors that are expected to drive the growth of the global IoT market in warehouse management by 2021. According to Technavio Research, the increasing use of wearable devices in the warehouses is expected to improve the growth of the IoT market in warehouse management because they provide better real-time data and also help in ensuring safety and cutting down costs in the warehouse.
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Advertising spend across mobile, desktop, wearables and DOOH (Digital-out-of-Home) signage

A new report from Juniper Research has found that digital advertising spend will grow by 18% CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) over the next five years, rising from $184 billion in 2017 to $420 billion in 2022. Advertising spend across mobile, desktop, wearables and DOOH (Digital-out-of-Home) signage is at the core of the stakes.

Here is why data sharing partnerships will enable publishers in digital advertizing

Very exciting to observe that, data sharing partnerships will enable publishers to increase targeting efficiency, utilising acquired data, such as geolocation, browsing cookies, and cross-device identification, to provide end-users with highly tailored digital ads. According to Juniper Research, Despite objections to perceived invasions of privacy, platforms will continue to seek innovative means of data collection to provide personalised online ads.

Three forms of Virtual Reality (VR) advertising

When it comes to Virtual Reality (VR) advertising, excitements are huge. On the curve, three forms of VR advertising: a pre-roll video ad, brand logos present in-game and 3D branded objects inserted into interactive game play. According to New YuMe Study, overall, VR advertising is highly memorable with 70% aided recall across all ad formats. The study also reveals that, the highest levels of brand recall occurred with the pre-roll video ad, which achieved 90% aided recall on the day the study was conducted.

Immersive advertising is on the rise

Steadily, many studies indicate that, Virtual Reality (VR) advertising is highly memorable in any format. “We believe immersive advertising is on the rise. Its ability to deliver a compelling branded-content message that is interactive, engaging and offers consumers the ability to own their ad experience is very attractive to today’s advertisers” ,” said Mireya Arteaga, Research Lead, YuMe.

The ability of IIoT to provide real-time data, as well as perform monitoring and tracking functionalities

Very exciting to observe that, the ability of IIoT to provide real-time data, as well as perform monitoring and tracking functionalities will lead to smart factories of the future that are fully connected, eco-friendly, and drives on improved productivity and efficiency. IIoT establishes a strong connectivity between the operational and digital platforms.

Internet of Things (IoT) has garnered increased interest from various industries

For those who are unfamiliar, with cyber physical system advancements transforming the manufacturing sector, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is set to create a high impact in the near future. Internet of Things (IoT) has garnered increased interest from various industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, aerospace, utilities, oil and gas, metals and mining, retail, transportation, and agriculture for improving production efficiency and enabling transparency in the supply chain. The whole concept is advancing in terms of functionalities and user-friendly software solutions, enabling multiple applications to serve the rapidly changing demands of end users in multiple industries.

NB-IoT chipsets have long-range connectivity

For those who are unfamiliar, NB-IoT chipsets have long-range connectivity, they allow the personnel to obtain the information from a faraway distance. This information can be directly sent to the customer through smartphone applications. NB-IoT chipsets also have excellent coverage in underground locations as they have a high level of penetration.

NB-IoT technology is steadily replacing the conventional M2M channel technologies

For those who are unfamiliar, M2M communication is the communication that is required for exchange of information between devices without any manual assistance. Sensors are integrated into a machine, and these sensors are used to obtain data and record information. NB-IoT technology is steadily replacing the conventional M2M channel technologies, such as Bluetooth, DSL, and WLAN, in applications that require low data rates and long-range connectivity.

Adoption of laboratory automation explained

Due to the reduction in lab fees, profitability per test is decreasing, which makes it essential for the laboratories to focus on volume rather than value. There is also a heavy pressure on quality and error-free results. This compels the labs to lean toward more automated systems with effective workflow solutions.

nanofiber is one of the major successes of nanotechnology

For those who are unfamiliar, Nanotechnology has provided several novel products with superior properties for a wide range of applications and nanofiber is one of the major successes of nanotechnology.
For instance, nanofibers are being used to improve air filtration efficiency of filters and media in pharmaceutical industries.
Nanofiber webs act as protective fabrics against infectious and environmental agents in the pharmaceutical industry in addition to providing affinity membranes for filtering heavy metals, which was difficult by conventional purification methods.

The IT industry is now nearing its saturation

It is now clear that, the IT industry has witnessed rapid growth in the past couple of years and is now nearing its saturation with the IT players relying on market entry strategies to enter new target segments. Rising income levels across the globe and the ubiquity of computer technology has increased the demand for IT industry products. Leading organizations in the IT hardware industry are also relying on effective market entry strategies to assess the market potential regarding the competitors, distributors, and suppliers.

The need for geospatial tracking and positioning in the commercial sector

Research and Markets reveals that, the need for geospatial tracking and positioning in the commercial sector is expected to drive the demand for satellite payloads over the forecast period. The emergence of high throughput satellites has resulted in high data-rate satellite transmission capability, which in turn is creating new opportunities for enhanced applications such as military, navigation, and commercial.

Rise in the ordering and manufacturing of vast constellations of satellites

Very exciting to observe a great rise in the ordering and manufacturing of vast constellations of satellites for earth observation and telecommunication. Incremental improvements in launch operations and vehicle design are enabling a reduction in time for the manufacturing of payloads. The evolution of small satellites is leading to the production of smaller payloads to reduce launch costs.

Here is what has led providers to develop advanced payload systems

Very exciting to observe that, the growing popularity of communication and broadcasting services including pay TV and Over-The-Top (OTT) have led providers to develop advanced payload systems. According to Research and Markets, the global satellite payload market is expected to reach USD 21.8 billion by 2025. The firm also reveals that, the market is expected to witness a CAGR of 7.9%over the forecast period, owing to increased government spending in space exploration activities is expected to boost the market growth over the forecast period.

Today’s security pros need to go beyond technical expertise

“The cybersecurity industry should not overlook the soft skills that are needed to build a strong security program,” said Tim Erlin, vice president of product management and strategy at Tripwire. In fact, the reality is that today’s security pros need to go beyond technical expertise. Security practitioners need to be good communicators who can connect cybersecurity issues to business priorities, rally the rest of the organization to get involved, solve tough problems and handle sensitive issues with integrity.

Soft skills are important when hiring for their security teams

Steadily, security analysts and pro believe soft skills are important when hiring for their security teams. Tripwire Survey: 72 Percent of Security Professionals Say Soft Skills Need Has Increased. One can observe that, the three most important soft skills cited were analytical thinker (selected by 65 percent), good communicator (60 percent) and troubleshooter (59 percent). Tied for fourth place, “strong integrity and ethical behaviour” and “ability to work under pressure” were selected by 58 percent of participants.

CCI 30 index as a the new benchmark for cryptocurrencies

CCI 30 index is billed as the first crypto currencies index that can be used as an actual investment tool, not just an academic curiosity or a marketing gimmick. Given the volatility of the space, the CCI30 aims to perform a full computation of its constituents every quarter, and reweigh the constituents monthly. Crypto Currency Index data is available free of charge to the general public, updated in real time on the website www.cci30.com.

Open Banking provides myriad opportunities for banks

Steadily, one can observe that, Open Banking provides myriad opportunities for banks to generate new revenues and offer new products; however, it also puts banks at risk of becoming back-end, transactional players, with their products and brands buried deep in another transaction. “Banks have an opportunity to use their trusted position with consumers to own the customer relationship, and provide the seamless digital experience customers want and that Open Banking enables” said Alan McIntyre, a senior managing director at Accenture and head of its Banking practice.

Open Banking in Europe

I have a pleasure to recall that, in Europe, Open Banking is being driven by the Revised Payments Service Directive (PSD2), a regulation taking effect January 2018 that will enable consumers to share their financial data securely with banks and third parties, making it possible for them to more easily transfer funds, compare products and manage their accounts without their bank’s involvement. According Accenture, while Open Banking is a regulatory requirement in Europe, market competition is driving North American banks to a high-level of interest in implementing Open Banking.

Open Banking in our ever-connected data-driven world

For those who are unfamiliar, Open Banking is an emerging service model that allows customers to share access to their financial data with non-bank third parties, which can then use that data to provide the customer with a better banking experience. Banks can also use the Open Banking platform to offer plug-and-play financial products to third parties, such as retailers or fintech companies.

Gaming market players collaborate, make alliances, merge with other gaming companies, invest in R&D

For those who are unfamiliar, Gaming market players collaborate, make alliances, merge with other gaming companies, invest in R&D, and regularly launch new gaming products for various genres to stay competitive. The rising entry of new players and rising number of start-ups in the gaming industry will create considerable opportunity for mobile and wearable gaming due to introduction of innovative games and mobile applications. The rising popularity of series games, VR-based games and increasing number of mobile games players across the globe create significant scope for the market. Smartphone users and broadband/internet adoption will boost mobile and wearable gaming across the globe. Promotion and advertisement of movies through games is a key business strategy to reach a wide market.

The global mobile and wearable gaming market, as a lucrative market

For many analysts, the global mobile and wearable gaming market is a lucrative market that is being driven by the availability of a wide range of games, a rising number of smartphone users, and technological advancement and innovation. The future of the gaming market looks promising due to the introduction of VR technology and smartwatch gaming applications across the globe. According to Research and Markets, Involvement of key players such as Apple, Samsung, Facebook, Google, HTC, and other key players has created significant scope for the market. Rising smartphone industries and rising demand for a variety of games across the globe have boosted the market considerably.

Box Skills for machine learning tools such as computer vision, video indexing, and sentiment analysis

Box, as one of the major player in cloud content management reveals Box Skills, a framework for applying machine learning tools such as computer vision, video indexing, and sentiment analysis to content stored in Box. One can observe that, with Box Skills, enterprises can uncover insights and reimagine business processes that have traditionally been too costly or impractical to digitize and automate.

The penetration of blockchain platforms in the vehicle (CV) industry currently limited to selected solution providers

The penetration of blockchain platforms in the industry is currently limited only to selected solution providers such as Hyperledger, BigchainDB, and Blockchainfirst engaged in vehicle tracking, recharging, and automated toll collection for trucks. According to Research and Markets by 2025, 10-15% of the entire CV industry transactions are expected to be on blockchain; which will push OEMs and suppliers to invest actively in the blockchain infrastructure in partnership with tech consortiums, financial institutions, and regulatory establishments. Suppliers will see great benefits being on the same blockchain platform as OEMs and final customers. This is expected to reduce the cost and time for spare parts and warranty issues as well as hasten recalls.

Blockchain has the potential to completely transform fleet operations

It is very exciting to observe that, Blockchain has the potential to completely transform fleet operations through efficient performance by offering sustainable benefits and added security. Truck fleets are expected to benefit considerably through blockchain solutions that allow for efficiency, security, and time and cost reductions across various areas such as leasing, insurance, service and maintenance, refuelling, parking, freight brokering, and cargo safety. The vehicle purchasing process for fleets using blockchain brings all the relevant stakeholders on a common platform, enabling them to share and view information in real time. Investing in blockchain is expected to smoothen fleet operations by improving overall operational efficiency and reducing costs.

Blockchain's impact on the vehicle (CV) industry

It is steadily clear that, Blockchain's impact on the CV industry is expected to gradually increase in the coming years, especially after 2020. It is, however, largely dependent on the level of automation and proliferation of technology in the industry mandating support for these advances. Blockchain will radically simplify and accelerate the business operations of all key stakeholders involved in the trucking industry. It will also enable all key stakeholders involved across the logistics supply chain to interact on a common platform.

Key advantages of using blockchain in the commercial vehicle industry are added transparence

For many analysts, the increasing use of blockchain technology will go hand in hand with growing advances in the commercial vehicle industry, especially through digitisation and automation. Key trends such as digital transformation, rise in automation, modern logistics systems, and proliferation of financial technology (fintech) influencing trucking are expected to drive the adoption of blockchain technology in the commercial vehicle (CV) industry. According to Research and Markets, some of the key advantages of using blockchain in the commercial vehicle industry are added transparency on ownership, price, and processes. It would also accelerate payment, enhance security, and eliminate fraud along with eliminating middlemen, reducing paperwork, and streamlining the supply chain.