Research: 5G Is Here, Now It Is All About Making The Most Of It

The world’s first 5G network launched in 2019, and 5G networks have now been delivered by at least 209 operators, spanning 83 countries. 5G offers significantly improved performance over earlier network technologies. But have consumers really noticed? Download speeds are now much faster, but most smartphone applications do not need

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Metaverse: Consider Your Use Of Existing Web Technologies Before You Invest

You’ve heard enough about the metaverse to know what it is and how important it could become, but how and when do you plan your business’s first move? When we consider the metaverse not as an unprecedented revolution but instead as an evolution of the web, we can hypothesize that

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A Technology Gap: Underinvestment In Technology And Gaps In Boardroom Engagement On Digital Transformation

Over the past few years, technology investment and deployment have expanded dramatically. What is less known is how, or to what extent, boards are engaged in tech matters: Some are, but many are not as engaged as they believe they should be. As part of its Boardroom Frontier series, in

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Digital Currencies: Small Businesses Could Benefit From Better And More Competitive Payments Infrastructure

Small businesses have largely been ignored during the debate over digital currencies, even though they’re a hugely significant part of the U.S. economy and have much to gain from cheaper, more efficient payment systems. These businesses work with small margins, have less bargaining power than large companies, and suffer from

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When Short-Term Strategic Shifts Are Unavoidable, Make Sure They Are Consistent With The Long-Term Vision

When introducing new strategies in response to the ever-shifting business landscape, executives must take care to align them with the larger picture of where their organization is heading – the company’s “vision.” That’s because when vision and strategy are at odds, employees, shareholders, and customers may lose confidence. To achieve

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Web3: Welcome To The World Of DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations)

Are decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) the future? The rise of DAOs as part of Web3 is just beginning, and it remains unclear whether, and how, DAOs might supplant traditional organizational structures. To explain what DAOs offer and who currently uses them in unique ways, the authors answer three key questions:

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Metaverse: How Big Data And Metaverse Technology Could Transform Corporate Business Processes

Bloomberg estimates that the metaverse market may grow to $800 billion by 2024, and Facebook has changed its name to Meta to capitalize on this looming technology. The metaverse is a collection of immersive online technologies that include virtual reality, augmented reality and interactive video. At the corporate level, CIOs

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Scaling Anything As A Service (XaaS): The Pros And Cons, Challenges, And Enablers Of The Outcome-Based Model For XaaS

Introduction Based on industry trends we have tracked so far, providers have consciously been trying to craft customer-centric solutions to entice customers and sustain their loyalty via subscription models for their anything as a service (XaaS) offerings. But one of the evolving expectations from customers is further differentiation when choosing

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Are You Ready For The Metaverse: Technology And Gaming Giants Are Ready To Bring New Levels Of Virtual Work

The workplace of the 2020s already looks vastly different from what we could have imagined just a couple of years ago. Now, the metaverse promises to bring new levels of social connectedness, mobility, and collaboration to a world of virtual work.  The metaverse is poised to reshape the world of

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In Times Of Crisis And Uncertain World, It Is Important For Companies To Become Future Ready

What makes a company “future ready”? The author analyzed top companies by revenue across four sectors, measuring seven equally weighted factors, then analyzed what leading companies were doing differently. They discovered industry specific insights, which also informed more universal lessons. First, don’t play zero-sum games with disruptors. Looking at the

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Digital Transformation In Health Care: Building A New Business Models To Co-Create Goods And Services, Wider Customer Reach, Access To New Capabilities, And Increase Revenue

Health tech innovators are investing in the Future of Health through platform businesses. Digital platforms can bring together ecosystem participants to build new business models that co-create goods and services, enable wider customer reach, access to new capabilities, and increase revenue. Executive Summary COVID-19, value-based care, data liquidity, consumer expectations,

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Enhancing The Integrated Physical And Digital (Hybrid) Experience

As brands deliver new digital experiences that meet changing customer preferences, the next step is to enhance hybrid customer experiences – and human-centered design can help. Our lives went from physical to digital overnight – and amazingly, many brands excelled at delivering those digital experiences. Rather than people waiting weeks

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