Posts Tagged ‘predictions’

What is Google Up to With Nest Labs?

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Ron Callari of Inventor Spot recently wrote, “OK, so a $3.2 billion acquisition is nothing to sneeze at! However, when your current stock price on the Nasdaq exchange is trading at $1148 per share, and your coffers are overflowing in excess of $57 billion in cash and marketable securities – $3.2 is more or less chump change for an Internet giant. But exactly what’s Google’s end game in acquiring a company that few of us knew about? Nest, according to Tony Fadell, its founder and CEO was started humbly with one device in 2010 – the lowly unglamorous thermostat. While it seemed like ‘a crazy idea at the time – it made all the sense in the world to us,’ Faddell asserted.” Read more

Leaders in HIT Discuss Their New Year’s Resolutions

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David Carr of Information Week recently wrote, “In 2014, healthcare technology leaders will be wishing, and working, for improvement in the healthcare system and the technologies to support it. I asked 10 CIOs and other health tech leaders for one or two pithy thoughts about what they would like to see in the new year. Here are their responses — some as bullet points and others as longer prose — via email, lightly edited.”

 

John Halamka, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center told Carr, “2014 will be a turning point for healthcare IT as we finish a large number of regulatory mandates — ICD10, Meaningful Use Stage 2, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and Affordable Care Act requirements. Read more

The Future of the Internet: What Will it Look Like?

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Cadell Last of The Huffington Post recently wrote, “The Internet is a ubiquitous phenomenon that seemingly emerged out of nowhere. In my opinion, this emergence represents the most powerful example of exponential computational improvements. You don’t need me to tell you that the effects of networked computers have been overwhelmingly pervasive, but I find that too few people realize that the Internet is still in its infancy, and it’s still got a lot of evolving to do.” Read more

SEO, PPC and Semantics in 2014: What to Expect

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Katie McQuater of The Drum recently wrote, “As part of The Drum’s most recent Search supplement, a cross-section of experts from the search marketing industry give their predictions for the space in the year ahead.” McQuater starts with Caragh McKenna, Group Account Director of The Search Agency. McKenna states, “With the introduction of Hummingbird in September online marketers have been abuzz with conjecture on how it will affect site rankings and what it will mean as semantic search evolves to saturate organic search results. Read more

What to Expect from Semantic Video in 2014

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Bill Drolet of Reel SEO recently wrote, “Significant changes are under way in online video and will begin percolating into the everyday experiences of consumers in the coming year. Videos will be more interactive, relevant to interests, and found in more places than ever as they displace display ads on top Web sites. End of year predictions are not unusual, but changes are rarely so impactful as what’s in store for online video in 2014. New technologies and the rapid growth of ad spending are driving it. 2013 brought the single largest percentage growth in ad revenue ever, and the market is predicted to exceed $9 billion in the U.S. in the coming months. A 2013 study by Cisco found that online video is the fastest growing consumer service offering, with over 1 billion users.” Read more

The Library of 2020

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Joseph Janes, editor of Library 2020, recently shared an excerpt from that publication on LibraryJournal.com. The article envisions two research libraries in the year 2020, one that has embraced technology, and one that has not. Janes prefaces the article, “Transformation. The word is so pervasive these days, it’s a cliché. We’re so inured to it—even tired of it—that it’s becoming background noise, and perhaps some of us don’t hear it anymore. As we all know, accomplishing real transformation is easier said than done. This is the theme taken up by Mary Ann Mavrinac in her essay for Library 2020, which LJ excerpts here. She is the vice provost and dean of River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester, NY; I met her when teaching a few summers ago at the University of Toronto, when she was running the splendid library at its campus in Mississauga.” Read more

The Future of Search

Barbara Starr of Search Engine Land reports, “In a June 2010 Semantic Web Meetup in San Diego, Peter Mika of Yahoo!’s research division gave a presentation entitled, ‘The future face of Search is Semantic for Facebook, Google and Yahoo!’ As the title suggests, the presentation focused on the ever-growing use of semantic markup as a means for helping computers parse and understand content. The talk focused on what was then the current state of the Semantic Web, as well as upcoming formats/technologies in development and the research being done in the field of semantic search.” Read more

How the Internet of Things Will Reshape the World in 2013

Aron Kramer of The Guardian recently predicted long-term changes to the world that will occur in 2013. He writes, “A healthy dose of scepticism is in order whenever one attempts to foresee the future. Events usually make great sense in retrospect, but are difficult to predict at the time. The daily hum of headlines, breaking news and Twitterfeeds may distract us from the underlying changes taking place. With this in mind, the best way to think about 2013 is to consider the long-term changes that are reshaping our world – some with visible effect, and some under the radar.” Read more

Look For Semantic Layers & BI-Specific DBMSes in 2013

Borris Evelson of the Forrester Research blog recently shared Forrester’s prediction for business intelligence advances in 2013 and beyond. Evelson writes, “BI-specific DBMSes will gain popularity. Alternative database management system (DBMS) engines architected specifically for agile BI will emerge as one of the key fundamental agile BI technologies that BI pros should closely evaluate and consider. These specialized, BI-specific DBMS databases — those that are designed specifically for BI reporting and analysis — currently have lower adoption rates when compared with their bigger, older, more versatile, jack-of-all-trades RDBMS cousins. But don’t expect these low adoption rates to continue; BI-specific DBMSes started to become mainstream in 2012 and the trend will continue in 2013. Forrester expects that more than 20% of all BI applications will be based on this technology within the next two years.” Read more

Data in 2013: What Will it Look Like?

Marjorie Teresa R. Perez of the Business Mirror recently questioned what data will look like in 2013. She writes, “There are many, many people who talk about this issue. For instance, Director, Market Insight and Strategy at Amdocs Michal Harris—who is awesome, by the way—says that we’re going to see a move away from service providers just worrying about the operational challenge of managing data to operators beginning to realize the business opportunity that big data brings. And if you look at the trends toward data and video traffic, you can see that the number of people enjoying LTE coverage is going to skyrocket in the next couple of years. Unlike the Web today, the semantic Web won’t just reside within computers, laptops and mobile devices. Instead, it will be part of electronics like refrigerators, cars and televisions.” Read more

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