#IoTChat with Ovum's Gary Barnett
September 3, 2014
The “Internet of Things” (IoT) describes the phenomenon of “ubiquitous connectivity” with physical objects, made possible by the widespread use of sensory devices and wireless technologies throughout our environments.
August 28, 2014
Data is emerging as the world’s newest natural resource and the basis for a new kind of competitive advantage. Yet, for many organizations, the increasing volume, variety and influx of data is straining their IT infrastructures—traditional infrastructure was never designed to handle the magnitude of complexity of these new workloads. To keep up with the fast pace of today's business climate, it is essential for organizations to capitalize on next-generation infrastructure that integrates analytics-optimized systems and technologies to dynamically meet the demands of a data driven world.
August 7, 2014
Wearable devices are becoming central to the modern lifestyle. These new devices will be among the first places where users originate personal data. They will also become the ultimate membrane where people consume the big data-driven personalized guidance being delivered from the cloud. In the process of supporting myriad roles in users' lives, wearables will almost certainly cache working data sets that push more deeply into big data territory in terms of their volumes, velocities and varieties. Nevertheless, under any likely scenario, individuals' personal data clouds will undoubtedly hold far more on the volume side of the equation than people store locally today.
July 17, 2014
Each month it seems like we hear automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) reporting record growth, but what is driving this growth? Pent up demand? Attractive new products? Is the market actually growing, or could it be that the automotive industry is starting to use big data and analytics to better understand their customer, hat they want to buy, how they want to buy it and how they want to interact with their car and their car company?
February 27, 2014
Cities are temporal rhythms of patterned activity. Just as each community has a distinctive spatial footprint when viewed from space, each has an ambient footprint.
October 24, 2013
"No one really knows if mobile wellness apps will improve health, at least not yet. The market stats certainly indicate the fascination with mobile health apps: Juniper Research says that by 2016, 3M patients worldwide will be using remote monitoring devices that use a smart phone as a hub to transmit information. Pew Internet & American Life Project estimates that about 19% of U.S. adult smartphone users currently have applications to help them monitor or manage their health; 22% of smartphone users who have faced a medical crisis use health apps. But is this interaction resulting in increased engagement and better outcomes?" [Excerpt: Will Mobile Wellness Apps Improve Health?] In our last #CXO Twitter chat, Jesse Givens, Head of Product, CarePass for Aetna, joined us as we discussed “The Mobile Wellness Experience.”
October 17, 2013
No one really knows if mobile wellness apps will improve health, at least not yet. The market stats certainly indicate the fascination with mobile health apps:
October 16, 2013
To serve a growing customer base and better manage the client experience across all customer touch points, organisations are moving away from siloed transaction-oriented systems – such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and dealer management systems – in
October 10, 2013
Customer engagement has its roots in the space-time continuum. When you’re a business trying to build bonds of loyalty, experience and influence, you must collapse the distances that make these outcomes difficult to achieve.
October 8, 2013
Gartner VP and Fellow Mark Raskino presented that scenario in a session entitled "Every Industry will be Digitally Remastered." With equal parts excitement and urgency, Raskino reeled of dozens of examples of how digitization is remaking products and services as everyday, as unassuming and as seemingly impervious to disruption as golf balls, pizza delivery, window cleaning and cigarettes.