Number Of Connected Intelligent Assistants Set To Exceed Global Population By 2021 

The relatively sudden emergence of connected intelligence and virtual digital assistants like Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and others appears to on the road to ubiquity: the native digital assistant installed base is set to exceed 7.5 billion active devices by 2021, which is more than the world population, according to a report by British consultancy Ovum.The company[…]

It’s time to face the ugly reality of face recognition 

A hoax hit Facebook this week. Fake news about a fake app called Facezam claimed that the app could track down anyone by simply scanning their Facebook photos.Thousands or millions of Facebook users fell for the hoax and freaked out. (A U.K. marketing agency created the hoax as a publicity stunt.)The public reaction illustrates how[…]

10 mobile marketing trends to watch in 2017 

Interest in mobile apps (with the exception of messaging app) appears to be fading. Location-based marketing may help retailers and other brands bring in customers. And the speed at which your mobile website loads is only going to become more important.These are just a few of the mobile marketing trends experts say you can expect[…]

5 things to think about for industrial IoT readiness

The number of connected devices is growing exponentially. In fact, current estimates from IDC Research predict IoT spending will reach $1.29 trillion by 2020. Although many of these are consumer devices (such as Fitbits or smartphones), the presence of IoT devices in industrial settings is skyrocketing as well, with manufacturing forecasted to be the industry making the[…]

APIs Are Building Blocks of Digital Transformation

The vast majority of organizations today either currently use application program interfaces (APIs) or expect to in the future, according to a recent survey from CA Technologies. The report, “APIs: Building a Connected Business in the App Economy,” reveals that such efforts help distinguish companies’ products and services from their competitors’ and can extend digital[…]

APIs are vital components for business success: CA Technologies global study-Voice&Data

Results from a CA Technologies global study reveal that APIs are vital components for business success and thriving in the application economy.Eighty-eight percent of surveyed organizations are using APIs, and those organizations reporting the greatest success with APIs are advanced in how they manage the full API life cycle (51 percent). This group of advanced[…]

Lingering obstacles block the path to interoperability 

Acknowledgement of the value of interoperability – and the desire to implement it – are seemingly widespread in healthcare. So why is the industry still so short of achieving it? For many reasons – technology, financial or logistical obstacles, a lack of standardization, fear of new procedures, or data gaps in EHR systems – the[…]