I’ve talked before about the new ways marketers are trying to engage with consumers. This ranges from QR codes to augmented reality and relies on using the one device we always have with us – the smartphone.
One of the earliest applications of real-time analytics was in manufacturing plants to monitor the performance and health of their systems in real-time. Today, we see a wave of connected devices that are flooding the consumer market, and throwing open new doors of opportunity for consumers and businesses alike. Makes us wonder what the future of real-time analytics holds for us. Here are 7 trends that could turn out to be defining factors as the future of real-time analytics unfolds...
How often have you checked your social media accounts today? Feeling unplugged is a problem for many people. This infographic from mylife.com illustrates how people are addicted to social media, and what they rather do than give up their Internet lifeline.
Two out of three people are afraid they’re missing something important on email, Facebook, Twitter, or other accounts. In the same survey, three out of five people wished there was a solution to monitor their various communication options.
This infographic is based on the survey by Harris, and conveys a growing trend—social media overload...
Wired How Foursquare Is Forcing Social Networks to Check In or Check Out Wired I spoke with Dash prior to the keynote session he hosted here at the South by Southwest Interactive conference on Monday, where his interview subject was none other than...
The 19th century was a century of empires, 20th century was a century of nation states and the 21st century will be a century of cities...
This outstanding infographic (courtesy of postscapes.com) begins with some information about our current state of urbanization.
Did you know that 1.3 million people are moving to cities each week?! It then explains the need for smart cities and delves into what is required to establish these intelligent connected environments, how the smart city may take various forms in the developing worlds and what specific technologies are necessary to achieve such grand goals in practice.
Mobile phones are already well on their way to replacing cameras, cash, maps, remote controls, handheld gaming systems, boarding passes, tickets, cash registers, calculators, notepads, and much more. And they’re becoming globally ubiquitous: 1.6 billion phones were shipped last year; and by the end of this year, 1.4 billion smartphones will be in use.
So the question is not so much what smartphones can do, it’s what can’t they do. And the strategic imperative for organizations is to understand how they are going to meet the challenge of that change.
A week after sharing its vision of the top 15 emerging technologies, Forrester shared its view of the near future of mobile in analyst Thomas Husson’s report, released today.
Here are the top 10 implications for mobile, according to Husson:
Understanding the scope, features and processes needed by Marketing Automation Marketing automation is a key focus in 2014 for many marketers it seems judg. Marketing topic(s):Marketing automation. Advice by Susanne Colwyn.
The "semantic Web" is hugely important to tomorrow's business. Do not underestimate its significance: It truly changes everything. Embrace it, or risk extinction. But what is it? And what does it mean for your business?