Market Drivers

the cost of 5g
August 21, 2018

In my earlier post, I outlined a few myths about 5G to avoid the cascading technology trap. Here, I like to extend the discussion and share a few data points on the cost of 5G networks.

mobility on demand market
April 25, 2018

The mobility on demand market is set to grow from its current industry value of more than US$100 billion to over US$200 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

artificial intelligence branding
March 13, 2018

Artificial intelligence: it's not just about numbers anymore (and it never was).

social network as e-commerce portal
March 06, 2018

Social commerce is the up-and-coming trend in the past few years when it comes to the online shopping industry. It is taking all the products and brands from the e-commerce websites and puts them on the social networks to gain more visibility and increase the number of purchases.

March 05, 2018

Worldwide spending on the technologies that enable Smart Cities is forecast to reach $80 billion in 2018, according to the International Data Corporation's (IDC) latest study. In the first release of its Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide, over five years that total will reach $135... read more

February 28, 2018

(Or "how to buy a Smarter City that won't go bump in the night") There are good reasons why the current condition and future outlook of the world's cities have been the subject of great debate in recent years. Their population will double from 3 billion to 6 billion by 2050; and while those in... read more

urban farming in smart cities
November 10, 2017 | Emil Ghitman Gilkes

Leading Cities, a global non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life in cities through Smart City solutions, recently published “Smart Agriculture in Boston: the frontier for industry growth, citizen engagement and... read more

gsa procurement innovation government marketplace bill
September 06, 2017

A large, new, Amazon-esque marketplace could be about to open up for commercial retailers across the United States. And its singular customer is huge!

August 16, 2017

The smart city market is one of the fastest growing segments of government and is set to hit $775 billion in 2021, according to BCC Research. In just a few years, the number of smart cities has grown from approximately two dozen to more than 100, and it's just the tip of the iceberg, with more... read more

August 10, 2017

Intel is going all-in on self-driving technologies this year - and putting its money where its mouth is. Intel has said it plans to spend $250 million over two years on autonomous vehicles (AVs). Additionally, the company reached an agreement to buy , a Jerusalem-based auto vision company, for $... read more

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