Posts tagged “Opinion Analysis”

Updated December 15, 2016

Premium Lock M&A of marketing and media firms to remain strong in 2017

Mergers and acquisitions of marketing and media companies will remain strong in 2017 with areas of desired expansion including analytics, design and social marketing, says AdMediaPartners research.

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Updated December 13, 2016

Premium Lock Digital health device startup Vigor Medical Systems ready to grow

Founded by Duke University underclassmen, a digital health device startup run now by an acting CEO with 33 years experience in the medical device and life science industries, Vigor Medical Systems is ready to grow.

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December 13, 2016

Premium Lock 2017 Retaiing Predicitions: More Amazon-ization coming

Amazon.com    "Amazon-ization of retailing will increase as sellers strive to match Amazon's sales and fulfillment model, engage new channels, geek up their stores, and use technology to refine inventory management and anticipate customer desires in 2017 is Software AG's top prediction for 2017.

December 12, 2016

Premium Lock Crowdfunding fails, Google search experiment, ransomeware wants referrals

Bulldog In today's update of technology news: Not all crowdfunding projects succeed even if they rake in cash; new ransomeware unlocks your computer if you send the link to others; Google testing user ratings of movies and TV.

December 12, 2016

Premium Lock Wilmington-based PPD seeks buyer

PPD WILMINGTON--Wilmington-based contract research organization Pharmaceutical Product Development is considering a sale that could value the company at $5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports.

December 9, 2016

Premium Lock NCSU study says global uncertainties a major concern

Recent global uncertainties and their potential effects on businesses are top of mind for board members and executive management teams as they assess their risks for 2017, according to the results of a survey of business executives by global consulting firm Protiviti and the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Initiative at the North Carolina State University Poole College of Management.

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December 9, 2016

Premium Lock Survey says: native ads confuse consumers

Many consumers are still confused by native ads in news publications, according to new survey. Native ads match the form of the platform offering them, making them look more like editorial content. Can this be fixed?

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Updated December 9, 2016

Premium Lock Does Stephen Hawking have a solution for the "most dangerous time for our planet?"

Vivek Wadhwa Stephen Hawking made a bold headline last week: "This is the most dangerous time for our planet." Is technology the main culprit?

December 9, 2016

Premium Lock Is big data all hype?

Is big data all hype? To the contrary: earlier research may have given only a partial view of the ultimate impact. A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI),

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December 7, 2016

Premium Lock Analyzing federal IT spending implications under a Trump administration

Information Technology         President-elect Donald Trump's calls on the campaign trail to increase the size of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps instilled confidence that his policies would benefit defense contractors, although those most likely to benefit appear to be the large aerospace and defense vendors with significant platform businesses, such as Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. There has been less certainty around how his policies would impact federal IT vendors, as technology was not among his top priorities during the campaign.

December 7, 2016

Premium Lock From a tech viewpoint: Reading tea leaves of Trump's Cabinet nominees

In press parlance, the president-elect appears to be "walking back" from some of the rhetorical excesses of his campaign. Trump's Cabinet selections include several very conventional picks and some seemingly disruptive ones. The selections provide us some indication of what a Trump presidency will bring for the economy in general and the government IT market specifically, and some indications of where true, transformative technology-enabling public and private partnerships could materialize should Trump be capable of refining "the art of the deal" for public sector activities.

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Updated November 30, 2016

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Vivek Wadhwa As we undergo continuing rapid change, many of the old assumptions that we have relied on will no longer apply. Technology is creating a new set of rules that will change our very existence. Here are six:

November 18, 2016

Premium Lock Guest opinion: A review and tale of my 2016 Internet Summit experience

Internet Summit So, what's the Internet Summit really like? Kendra Stowe, who works as the Digital Content Marketer for a magazine in Raleigh and is part-time social media-er for The Point, offers her analysis.

November 16, 2016

Premium Lock Analysis: US election creates uncertainty for tech, media, telecom players

Donald Trump Donald Trump's unexpected victory in the US election has, irrespective of political affiliation, caused a sense of shock both domestically and internationally in a way that mirrors the aftermath of the UK's referendum on Brexit. In the immediate post-election environment, there are inevitably a range of strong, short-term reactions from individuals, enterprises, and markets. While experience suggests that the medium-term reality tends not to be as polarized as these initial views suggest, there are a number of implications for the technology, media, and telecoms (TMT) sector that leadership teams must consider in the coming days and months.

Updated November 11, 2016

Premium Lock Facebook captures nearly 80 percent of online audults

Nearly 70 percent of Americans and almost 80 percent of those online use Facebook, which dominates the social media landscape, says Pew Research Center.Just one of the revelations in its 2016 Social Media Update.

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Updated November 11, 2016

Premium Lock Survey says: 15% of CDOs move up to higher C-level positions

Gartner chief data officer report Early adopters of the chief data officer (CDO) role and the office of the CDO (OCDO) are pioneering a new organizational function, to go alongside IT, business operations, HR and finance. So says Gartner Inc.'s second annual chief data officer (CDO) survey.

November 11, 2016

Premium Lock What makes influencers decide to partner with a brand?

What is the top factor when much coveted influencers decide to partner with a brand" It isn't money.

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November 10, 2016

Premium Lock Technology incompetence destroyed Clinton's campaign

A lack of technology savvy doomed Hilloary Technological incompetence played a major role in destroying Hillary Clinton's campaign for President and leading to her ultimate defeat.

Updated November 10, 2016

Premium Lock Facebook security chief: reuse of passwords the biggest challenge

Aex Stamos, Facebook security chief If normal users can't "Use our products and keep safe, then that's on us even if they made a mistake," Alex Stamos Facebook's security chief, told the Web Summit in Lisbon, Wednesday.

Updated November 10, 2016

Premium Lock Transfer pricing: How smaller companies can stay ahead

Experts from the NC Center for Innovation Network (COIN) offer ideas on how small companies can stay ahead on transfer pricing with fewer resources than large multi-naitional firms.

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