7 IOT Stocks to Buy As the World Embraces a Hyper-Connected Future

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Investors should understand the broad topic itself before launching into a purchase of IOT stocks. The “internet of things” (IOT) promises to change our lives and society in dramatic fashion. As technology allows internet connectivity with everyday objects — combined with powerful data analytics — a new paradigm opens. The effect on economies will be drastic. Economists expect that by 2025 IOT revenues will reach $900 billion, tripling 2019 figures.

Security concerns regarding IOT will persist, yet the potential applications are numerous and there’s little reason to worry. Consumers envision a world including smart homes, wearables, smart cities, buildings and grids. Our automobiles will become increasingly connected, doctors will be able to diagnose health issues far in advance, and productivity will rise. The possibilities seem hard to fathom, but many are already here to varying degrees. For investors, the task

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How technology will shape the future of the workplace

Iain Fisher, director at ISG, explores how technology will shape the future of the workplace, and allow organisation’s to be more agile and resistant How technology will shape the future of the workplace image

Technology will be essential in helping define the future of the workplace.

Organisations often find it challenging to carry out business transformation projects successfully — and shaping the future of the workplace is no different. While there may be a willingness to change, there are many ways that change projects become stuck in the mire, their momentum stalled by hundreds of micro-actions taken (and not taken) throughout the organisation.

The pandemic changed things.

Businesses have learned that a major change project that would normally have taken six months to a year — such as enabling everyone to work remotely — can be done much faster. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention; innovation happens when people and organisations realise they have to act fast to stay

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4 Reasons Intelligent ERP Is More Capable Of Handling Current And Future Challenges

By David Sweetman, Senior Director, Global Product Marketing, SAP S/4HANA

(Part 6 of the “The ERP Edge ” series)

What could happen if your business stayed two steps ahead of the competition? Could your sales team ensure a customer is never lost? Would your executive team see risks and favorable conditions emerging around the corner and act decisively to change course or improve outcomes? Can your supply chain and manufacturing operations detect inventory shortages and rising demand to ramp up production in real time?

The opportunities to pivot fast and move ahead are unquestionably endless with technology. But all too often, legacy ERP systems create roadblocks that limit the access and use of data, hindering intelligent capabilities that can help businesses respond to challenges and opportunities when they arise. They include a 360-degree view of operations, predictive and prescriptive analytics, process automation, and IoT-enabled workflow triggers.

The need

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How Predicting The Future Has Changed For Automotive In 2020

There are no crystal balls. There are no Zoltar machines at arcades that will accurately tell the future. But for automotive marketing departments, they nevertheless must predict society’s needs five to ten years into the future. Connected? Autonomous? Electric? All of these transformative, step-function changes were already making 2020 a difficult year of soothsaying, and then POOF! Covid-19 hits, and all predictions based upon historical extrapolations seemingly become a metaphorical walk on an unsupported plank. Will ridesharing truly become non-existent? Will commuting miles be “a 20th century” thing? Will California’s 2035 edict and Tesla’s $25k vehicle make the electric vehicle real rather than an on-again, off-again governmental hope? And how will an explosive U.S. election affect the global marketplace? In the end, how

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Personalisation: a look at the future of retail technology

Sebastian Schulze, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Fit Analytics

2020 has changed the world as we know it – and few industries are feeling this monumental shift as much as retail. The global pandemic has forced retailers to focus on their e-commerce operations. While e-commerce was already on the rise, this year’s global changes have accelerated the shift from in-store to online shopping. So what do companies need to consider when making the rapid shift from bricks and mortar to online?

E-commerce is about technology, not just retail. Many companies try to scale old retail business models online, but this isn’t enough. To be successful in the new online retail world, companies need to be driven by technology and data. Most new technologies on the market that support e-commerce are reaching towards one common goal: personalisation. Online merchants need to meet shoppers where they are, and personalisation technologies connect these retailers

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Virtual Reality (VR) in Gaming Market outlook, Future Scope, Demands and Projected Industry Growths to 2026

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Nov 04, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware. A Research study on Virtual Reality (VR) in Gaming Market analyzes and offers ideas of exhaustive research on ancient and recent Virtual Reality (VR) in Gaming market size. Along with the estimated future possibilities of the market and emerging trends in the Virtual Reality (VR) in Gaming market.

According to a new study published by The marker research report, the Global Virtual Reality (VR) in Gaming market is anticipated to reach USD 48.2 billion by 2026. The market for VR in gaming is propelled by factors including, increasing disposable income of people worldwide and continuous improvement in existing gaming technologies including, 3D effects, motion tracking, and interactive graphics for drawing users’ attention. With the increase in spending capacity of people, people are demanding for new sources of entertainment

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New report shows truck and bus manufacturers are readying for a zero-emission future

The North American truck and bus market is on the cusp of a zero-emission future. There is a clear and urgent need to drive down pollution from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, which contribute to climate change and cause serious harm to human health. Companies, transit agencies and other organizations that operate large fleets understand this, and are moving swiftly to zero-emission alternatives. Manufacturers, recognizing the growing demand for zero-emission vehicles, are racing to bring more of these vehicles to market.

A new report from Environmental Defense Fund, the International Council on Clean Transportation and Propulsion Quebec demonstrates the magnitude of manufacturer investments. “Race to Zero: How Manufacturers are Positioned for Zero-Emission Commercial Trucks and Buses in North America” shows that every major truck and bus manufacturer is developing at least one all-electric vehicle model or is part of an industry collaboration to bring zero-emission vehicles to market.

This growth in

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Here’s how Ticketmaster plans to implement social distancing at future gigs

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, future events and concerts are going to look a lot different than we are used to. However, it looks like Ticketmaster has plenty of plans in the works to ensure future gigs are safe to return to.

The company is currently developing new technology that will make it easier than ever for venues to implement safe social distancing measures at events.

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For now, the industry predicts that live gigs may be able to resume in the United States late next year. As the events industry prepares for these plans, Ticketmaster is currently developing some life-changing technology.

Last week, Live Nation introduced its SmartEvent solutions technology. According to the company’s blog post, the new technology “gives event organizers the ability to adapt protocols to meet evolving needs of capacity,

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The creators of Mario Kart Live predict the future of gaming


Telepresence is already here. It just looks like a Mario Kart.

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Nintendo’s Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a fascinating little toy. Not the first of its kind, but for its performance and price it’s one of the best. In a way it’s a robot, or or an advanced connected peripheral, that can interact with invisible video game obstacles. It can make me feel like I’m a tiny person shrunk down into another space, exploring it in detail I wouldn’t otherwise pick up. It blends augmented reality and the real world at high speeds.

Robotic toys were a big thing a few years ago, and then they faded a bit. Anki Cozmo, all the WowWee creatures, all the Sphero Star Wars droids and cars. Some died, some remain. But those were mostly RC vehicles. What Mario Kart makes me think of is telepresence.

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7 Predictions for the Future of Payments in a Covid World

Old habits are hard to break, and innovation in the payments industry is usually slow, hard-fought, and met with resistance from all fronts. Look at Visa and Mastercard’s shift to Chip & PIN payments in the United States five years ago as an example. The announcement was met with fury from merchants and customers alike. Customers didn’t like having to “dip” their card, and merchants resisted the idea of needing to replace their legacy equipment. In the end, the rollout was faced with delays, the addition of special exceptions for industries like gas stations and restaurants, and ultimately the payment method became Chip & Signature instead of the original Chip & PIN it had intended to be. To this day, it is still common for consumers to have their cards swiped using the magnetic stripe. 

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When the payment industry needs to convince tens of

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