Forrester says 1 billion consumers will have smartphones by 2016, with 257 million of them in the U.S. That's not just a big trend. It's forcing companies to rethink their IT strategy as the world goes increasingly mobile first.
While social media remains one of the single largest demographic changes of our time, over the last year or so the field has been accompanied by an entire generation of new technology advancements that are starting to reshaping the industry.
By 2030, Japan is projected to go from today’s 5.9 persons in the working-age labor pool supporting each retiree, to 1.9 workers per retiree. In essence, this translates to a three-fold increase of pressure on the workforce just to support the population base at that time. This issue for Japan...is higher than most but is followed by Europe, and the US. Even China faces an increasing pressure as we approach 2050.
Creativity and innovative thinking are not genetic traits. What makes people great innovators is not their genetic makeup, but a set of skills and behaviors. The good news: anyone can learn, practice, and master the skills necessary to become a disruptive innovator.
As work media -- social media tools designed to get work done -- become more ubiquitous, futurist Stowe Boyd sees an even greater need for well-defined standards that would help companies transport their data out of the current silos.