Digital business, digital transformation and technologies with a focus on convergence, interactions, cross-fertilizations, challenges, impacts, predictions and outcomes in/of a hyper-connected age with rapid technological change, data/information at work, people/societies, natural ecosystems, value and values.

IT evolutions future transformation multiplied innovation

Key information technology evolutions enabling future digital transformation

Originally we wanted to call this post ‘Key information technology evolutions and technologies that enable the next steps in digital transformation and the second...
CEO and digital transformation concept

The CEO and digital transformation in multinational organizations

In recent years more CEOs have taken responsibility over digital transformation leadership and recruited Chief Digital Officers to do so. When it boils down...
IoT testing concept

IoT platform testing: hands-on IoT platform test data for buyers

The IoT platform market grows and evolves fast. With a forecasted $3.0 billion IoT platform market in 2018 and enterprises effectively preparing and taking...
Sustainability concept

IoT, data and connectivity for sustainability – looking ahead and asking questions

Can technologies - and the will to leverage them - lead to a more sustainable future and, if so, how? It's one of the...
SCADA systems concept

SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition): evolutions and market forecast 2022

A look at the definition of SCADA, the role of SCADA, the evolutions of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition in the age of cloud...
Intelligent ERP concept

From ERP to intelligent ERP in the smart factory and supply chain

The industrial transformation of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet, with its increasing role of IIoT, advanced data analytics and vertical and horizontal integration...
Case management

Case management: the changing case for advanced case management

Case management has been used in many ways since several years. However, dynamic, advanced, adaptive or “no-adjective” case management (all terms are used interchangeably)...

GDPR compliance: a strategic business and information management view

In our overview of the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we zoomed in on several aspects to consider in your GDPR compliance journey, such as...
Cisco City Infrastructure Financing Acceleration Program CIFAP

Funding smart city initiatives: inside the Cisco $1 Billion CIFAP program

On the first day of Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Cisco announced the launch of its $1 Billion City Infrastructure Financing...
Barcelona smart city

Smart City Expo World Congress 2017: towards active citizen participation

From November 14 to 16 it's again all smart cities in Barcelona at the occasion of the 2017 edition of Smart City Expo World...
Generation Y concept

Changing customer expectations regarding insurance providers: the Gen Y effect

Insurance customers have increased expectations, with an important role for younger consumers. In a video made at the occasion of the World Insurance Report 2016...
Digital banking concept

The state of digital banking: consumers want more than lipstick on a pig

Digital banking and mobile banking are mainstream, yet research shows that not all is well from the consumer perspective. What do customers expect from their...
Power management and energy management concept

Power management and energy management: the difference, the overlaps and the evolutions

In a previous article we looked at the growth ahead in the Building Energy Management System or BEMS market. We also covered the difference...
Building energy management system concept

Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS): the BEMS market in flux – evolutions and drivers

As described in our overview regarding the evolutions of the building management systems (BMS) landscape in the age of hyper-connectivity, the movement towards the...

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Public cloud concept

Public cloud services: evolutions, revenues, drivers and market dynamics 2018-2021

Public cloud services revenues have grown faster in 2016 and 2017 than expected. The major providers post high earnings in changing markets and build...
Convergence of AI IoT and big data analytics concept

The underestimated impact of the convergence of AI, IoT and big data analytics

How the advancements in several third platform technologies, innovation accelerators and other technologies - and their convergence - drive next generation applications and why...

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Content marketing 2017: revisit your strategy – relevance is not enough anymore

Content marketing has become mainstream. For many companies it's a component of their marketing strategies. Content marketing experts look at 2017 and the next...
Marketing technology concept

The new technologies marketers intend to use in 2017

The people at marketing automation software vendor Marketo conducted research to look at 'newer' technologies and what their effect will be for marketers. US marketers...

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Future of blockchain concept

The future of blockchain in organizations and business ecosystems

The problem with most coverage on the future of blockchain, a.k.a. the technology of trust in a digital economy and decentralized hyper-connected technological and...
Marju Lauristin - Wikipedia

ePrivacy Regulation: European Parliament says yes to Lauristin report

The new EU ePrivacy Regulation can move to the next stage after two consecutive votes in favor of what has become known as the...
EU GDPR cloud concept

GDPR, cloud and the concerns, issues and needs of IT decision-makers

A look at the GDPR, cloud and IT decision-makers. Are IT decision-makers asking the right GDPR cloud questions, what are their GDPR cloud concerns,...
Alastria blockchain

Alastria: the first national multi-sector blockchain ecosystem in the world

Spain's multi-sector Alastria consortium brings together banks, telecom providers, energy companies, universities, smart city organizations, developers and more for the world's first regulated national...
IBM universal blockchain payments solution

Inside the new IBM universal blockchain payment solution for banking

As mentioned in our blockchain and distributed ledger overview for business, end September 2017 Juniper Research announced that according to a survey IBM by...
Intel Secure Device Onboard - the full picture - more in the product brief - PDF opens

Secure and zero-touch IoT device onboarding at scale: Intel SDO

Want to realize faster IoT device onboarding leveraging existing device management software platforms? Intel SDO aims to be the solution with quite impressive savings...
Artificial intelligence in sales concept

Artificial intelligence in sales: usage, impact, examples and evolutions

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming mainstream in data-driven marketing and rapidly gaining traction in customer service. In this article we look at the usage...
Blockchain IoT concept

Blockchain in IoT and at IoT Solutions World Congress 2017

The attention for and developments/initiatives regarding blockchain in IoT have accelerated  in a remarkably short period. Blockchain has been added to the agenda of...
EU ePrivacy Regulation Concept

The new EU ePrivacy Regulation: what you need to know

Everything you need to know about the upcoming EU ePrivacy Regulation on the Respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic...
EU GDPR concept

GDPR: online guide to the EU GDPR and the GDPR compliance steps to take

An overview of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) with a focus on the context, GDPR strategies, GDPR compliance, security, information/data management and plenty...
Trust concept

Trust and technology: in tech we trust – for now

Protectionism, anti-globalization, increasing citizen dissatisfaction, the voices of populism and the erosion of trust in all areas of business and society. As a sector, technology,...
Industry 4.0 market concept

Drivers, evolutions and spending in the Industry 4.0 market until 2022

The Industry 4.0 market is poised to grow significantly in the coming years. The increasing adoption of the Internet of Things in the digital...
Internet of Things for beginners

The Internet of Things for beginners: IoT beginners guide 2017

You have heard about the Internet of Things or IoT and probably some examples of applications and devices. Yet, you are still new to...
Overwhelmed salespeople concept

Increasing selling bandwidth and selling time of sales teams

Enhancing sales productivity and effectiveness by increasing selling time and removing the hurdles salespeople and sales teams encounter. Here are two classic challenges for workers...