Posts tagged “Opinion Analysis”

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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November 10, 2016

Premium Lock Proximity apps work for transportation industry

Proximity projects using mobile apps are a bottleneck for many marketers because they struggle to provide real value. That's not the case in transportation, particularly for airlines. So says the Q3 Proxbook Report.

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November 9, 2016

Premium Lock Expect speed up of retailing disruption by Amazon

McKinsey & Co. sees ecommerce disruption Expect continued disruption in the US retailing and consumer products sector caused by Amazon.com and possibly, China's Alibaba, to speed up, says Sajal Kohli, a senior partner at McKinsey & Co.

November 9, 2016

Premium Lock B2B ecommerce sites seek "Amazon-like" experience

B2B ecommerce companies are turning away from in-house platforms to more sophisticated ones that creat an "Amazon-like experience." So says the second annual Gorilla Group B2B Ecommerce Benchmarking report.

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Updated November 4, 2016

Premium Lock Small business hiring down for fourth straight month

CBIZ_SBEI_2016-APR Small business hiring has declined for the fourth consecutive month and dipped even more than usual in October, according to the CBIZ Small Business Employment Index, a barometer for hiring trends that surveys labor data from over 4,000 companies employing 300 or fewer people.

October 21, 2016

Premium Lock Microsoft successfully adapts to the cloud business model

Microsoft is starting to show maturity in its evolution to address the "cloud-first, mobile-first world", reporting positive corporate growth for the first time in more than a year. With this maturity, Microsoft struggles to drive traditional software growth but has maintains relatively stable margins in the mid-20 percernt range, says TBR analyst.

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October 21, 2016

Premium Lock Only a quarter of IT pros think their companies have enough security experts

You have to wonder why major stores, corporations, and Internet stalwarts keep getting hacked. A Tripwire study may point to the reason.

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October 20, 2016

Premium Lock Intervention could stem the decline of women in the US computing workforce

The share of women in the U.S. computing workforce will decline from 24 percent to 22 percent by 2025, according to new research from Accenture and Girls Who Code.But interventions beginning in junior high school could make a big difference

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October 20, 2016

Premium Lock Healthcare IT reinforces its role in IBM's services rvivial

The role of healthcare IT services in IBM's services turnaround is escalating says TBR analyst.

October 20, 2016

Premium Lock Gartner forecasts global IT spending to rise 3 percent in 2017

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach $3.5 trillion in 2017, up 2.9 percent from 2016 estimated spending of $3.4 trillion, driven by growth in software and IT services revenue, according to the latest forecast by Gartner Inc.

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October 18, 2016

Premium Lock Study says: Investor sentiment sees decisive uptick

Investor sentiment saw a decisive uptick in the results from the most recent StreetWise, E*TRADE's quarterly tracking study of experienced investors. a decisive uptick in positive investor sentiment: Among other things, when asked which movie best expresses how they feel about the market now, "Easy Rider" is gaining on "Dazed and Confused."

More investors choose Easy Rider over Dazed and Confused More investors choose Easy Rider over Dazed and Confused

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