Citizen Engagement Is Critical to the Success of Smart Cities

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Citizen Engagement Is Critical to the Success of Smart Cities

Machine learning and chatbots are being used to engage citizens or assets with their environment.

Digital Business Requires Growth Mindset and Not Just Technology

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Digital Business Requires Growth Mindset and Not Just Technology

When embarking on a digital business transformation, too often organizations ignore the need to change the mindset of their staff, according to Gartner, Inc. A technology shift not backed up by a corresponding cultural shift puts the success of a digital business initiative at risk. “For any transformation to be successful, people need to buy into your

Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Recorded First Ever Decline During the Fourth Quarter of 2017

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Worldwide Sales of Smartphones Recorded First Ever Decline During the Fourth Quarter of 2017

Huawei and Xiaomi Were the Only Vendors in the Top Five to Experience Growth in the Fourth Quarter Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled nearly 408 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, a 5.6 percent decline over the fourth quarter of 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. This is the first year-on-year

25 Percent of Customer Service Operations Will Use Virtual Customer Assistants — Chatbots — by 2020

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25 Percent of Customer Service Operations Will Use Virtual Customer Assistants — Chatbots — by 2020

By 2020, 30 percent of all B2B companies will employ artificial intelligence (AI) to augment at least one of their primary sales processes.

Nearly Half of CIOs Are Planning to Deploy Artificial Intelligence

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Nearly Half of CIOs Are Planning to Deploy Artificial Intelligence

There is potential for strong growth as CIOs begin piloting AI programs through a combination of buy, build and outsource efforts

Worldwide Device Shipments Will Increase 2.1 Percent in 2018

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Worldwide Device Shipments Will Increase 2.1 Percent in 2018

By 2021, 9 Percent of Smartphones Sold Will Support 5G Worldwide shipments of devices — PCs, tablets and mobile phones — totaled 2.28 billion units in 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. Shipments are on course to reach 2.32 billion units in 2018, an increase of 2.1 percent. Two markets will drive overall growth in device

 Self-Service Analytics and BI Users Will Produce More Analysis Than Data Scientists Will by 2019

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 Self-Service Analytics and BI Users Will Produce More Analysis Than Data Scientists Will by 2019

Organizations are embracing self-service analytics and business intelligence (BI) to bring these capabilities to business users of all levels. This trend is so pronounced that Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2019, the analytics output of business users with self-service capabilities will surpass that of professional data scientists. “The trend of digitalization is driving demand for analytics across all areas of modern business and government,”

Samsung and Apple Extended Their Lead as Top Global Semiconductor Customers in 2017

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Samsung and Apple Extended Their Lead as Top Global Semiconductor Customers in 2017

Top 10 OEMs to Account for More Than 45 Percent of Global Semiconductor Spending by 2021 Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top two semiconductor chip buyers in 2017, representing 19.5 percent of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner, Inc. Samsung and Apple together consumed $81.8 billion of semiconductors in 2017, an increase of

Government CIOs Will Increase Spending on Cloud, Cybersecurity and Analytics in 2018

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Government CIOs Will Increase Spending on Cloud, Cybersecurity and Analytics in 2018

Cloud solutions, cybersecurity and analytics are the top technologies targeted for new and additional spending by public sector CIOs in 2018, while data center infrastructure is the most commonly targeted for cost savings, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. Sixteen percent of government CIOs said they plan to increase spending on business intelligence (BI) and analytics (16 percent) and data management (six percent) in

 Global IT Spending to Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2018

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 Global IT Spending to Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2018

Projects in digital business, blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), and progression from big data to algorithms to machine learning to artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to be main drivers of growth