Tech productivity and the future of work

Posted on: February 19th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Tech productivity and the future of work

 Some 62% of workers state that input technologies (voice/motion recognition, etc.) make them more productive, yet too few employers provide these tools, and too few employees end up using them.

10 Uses for AI-Powered Smartphones

Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
10 Uses for AI-Powered Smartphones

Analysts Predict 80 Percent of Smartphones Shipped Will Have On-Device AI Capabilities by 2022 Artificial intelligence (AI) features will become a critical product differentiator for smartphone vendors that will help them to acquire new customers while retaining current users, according to Gartner, Inc. As the smartphone market shifts from selling technology products to delivering compelling

Nearly Half of CIOs Are Planning to Deploy Artificial Intelligence

Posted on: February 16th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Nearly Half of CIOs Are Planning to Deploy Artificial Intelligence

Meaningful artificial intelligence (AI) deployments are just beginning to take place, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey shows that four percent of CIOs have implemented AI, while a further 46 percent have developed plans to do so. “Despite huge levels of interest in AI technologies, current implementations remain at quite low levels,”

Artificial intelligence: more important than fire?

Posted on: February 10th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Artificial intelligence: more important than fire?

By Axel Bührmann While artificial intelligence (AI) has both its naysayers as well as its evangelists, there’s just no stopping the avalanche we’re going to see in coming years — both on the work front as well as in our personal space. Having been more theory than fact for some 50 years, going through highs and

Global IT Spending to Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2018

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Global IT Spending to Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2018

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.5 percent from 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. “Global IT spending growth began to turn around in 2017, with continued growth expected over the next few years. However, uncertainty looms as organizations consider the potential impacts of Brexit,

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

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
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

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

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
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,”

Worldwide Device Shipments Will Increase 2.1 Percent in 2018

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
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

Organizations Are Slow to Advance in Data and Analytics

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Organizations Are Slow to Advance in Data and Analytics

EMEA Lags Other Regions in Data and Analytics Maturity A worldwide survey of 196 organizations by Gartner, Inc. showed that 91 percent of organizations have not yet reached a “transformational” level of maturity in data and analytics, despite this area being a number one investment priority for CIOs in recent years. “Most organizations should be doing better with

Worldwide Spending on Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Systems to Reach $57.6 Billion in 2021

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Worldwide Spending on Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Systems to Reach $57.6 Billion in 2021

Worldwide spending on cognitive and artificial intelligence (AI) systems is forecast to reach $57.6 billion in 2021, according to a recent update of the Worldwide Semiannual Cognitive Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC). With many industries aggressively investing in cognitive and AI solutions, spending is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate