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RTLS Service Revenue will Reach $24.9B by 2030

Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) are underutilized in many factories, warehouses, hospitals, and smart offices. Moreover, the typical systems offered by IT solution providers leverage standalone software deployments with proprietary hardware. However, IT hardware costs will drop as more customers abandon proprietary systems to reduce vendor lock-in, increase application interoperability, and reduce the initial deployment costs, according to the latest market study by ABI Research. As a result, the sector will diversify and complement hardware sales by monetizing deployments through service models augmented by additional software features -- such as analytics and device management. Real-Time Location Systems Market Development According to the latest ABI Research market forecast, RTLS service revenue will be worth $3.7 billion in 2022 and will rise to $24.9 billion by 2030, at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.8 percent. "As RTLS hardware, such as tags and anchors, beco
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Human Resource Innovation to Drive Digital Growth

CEOs are requiring their Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) to reimagine the HR charter to focus more on enabling the organization to achieve strategic business outcomes through superior talent development practices. As a result, 49 percent of HR leaders named "Innovating for Success" as one of their top three priorities for 2022, according to the latest survey findings from Gartner. Despite HR leaders prioritizing innovations, a Gartner survey of more than 3,500 employees found that only 46 percent of employees agree that their organization encourages creative thinking. HR Innovation Market Development "The survey results show that an organization’s actions directly impact the ability of employees to be creative by 25 percent," said Emily Rose McRae, senior director at Gartner . "In fact, an organization’s actions have more than double the impact of an individual's personality when it comes to driving employee creativity." According to the Gartner a

5G Fixed Wireless Access Revenue to Reach $24B

Available Internet access at an affordable cost is essential for everyone to participate in the Global Networked Economy. The deployment of fifth-generation (5G) wireless communications infrastructure is enabling the introduction of lower-cost broadband services in some markets. Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) allows mobile network operators (MNO) to deliver high-speed Internet connections in areas that have either insufficient or no prior wireline broadband access services. It's also used in urban, suburban, and rural areas where fiber optic communication is considered too expensive to install and maintain. With this new technology, MNOs have the potential to provide broadband capability at similar levels to fiber optic networks. Fixed Wireless Access Market Development Therefore, FWA can be used to supplement existing wired broadband Internet service offerings, provide additional broadband capacity, or act as a backup service for home or business applications. Although FWA is well es

How AI Positively Impacts Employee Experience

Ongoing concerns about economic volatility and access to skilled digital transformation talent are top-of-mind for many CEOs and CFOs. And, business technology investment is being re-prioritized as more executive leadership teams focus on strategic business outcomes. Meanwhile, spending on artificial intelligence (AI) will reach nearly $118 billion in 2022 and surpass $300 billion in 2026, according to the latest worldwide market study by  International Data Corporation (IDC). The ongoing incorporation of AI into a wide range of products will drive a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.5 percent over the 2022-2026 forecast period. This is more than four times greater than the five-year CAGR of 6.3 percent for overall worldwide IT spending during the same period. Artificial Intelligence Market Development The past two years have accelerated the use of AI in IT systems, and organizations are now more willing to take advantage of the efficiency benefits and enhanced capabilities that

Digital Solutions for Industrial & Manufacturing Firms

Executive leaders of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) are seeking guidance on how to apply new business technology in their manufacturing operations. CIOs and CTOs are tasked with gaining insight into the best solutions for digital transformation. ABI Research evaluated the impact politics, regulation, the economy, supply chain, ESG, and technology are having on FMCG, pharma, producers of steel, chemicals, pulp and paper -- as well as the mining and oil & gas sectors. Digital Transformation Market Development "Our assessment found that the FMCG sector is under pressure from all sides," says Michael Larner, industrial & manufacturing research director at ABI Research . Securing raw materials is challenging considering lockdowns in China and limited grain supplies from Ukraine. Supply shocks are raising input costs, and operating costs are rising with higher energy costs coupled with the pressure to pay higher wages and work sustainably. "We all hoped that with th

Why the C-Suite Craves Digital App Acceleration

Business model evolution and growth are still top priorities for forward-thinking leadership. In fact, 70 percent of surveyed boards of directors will accelerate digital business initiatives, steering the organization to digitally-enabled growth. Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) also plan to protect their digital transformation investments as they cut costs elsewhere in their operations, according to the latest market study by Gartner. Among technology priorities, CFOs have particularly prioritized back-office business automation technology as a key to driving down costs in the face of ongoing inflation and supply chain challenges. Digital Applications Market Development A survey of CFOs found that digital business app acceleration was the top spending priority over the next 12 months, with 98 percent of respondents saying they will protect digital investments. Meanwhile, 66 percent of surveyed CFOs said they plan to increase their digital app investments. A separate survey of CEOs high

Rich Communication Services will Boost Messaging

The business case for an Application to Person (A2P) messaging market is starting to evolve, with enterprise use cases being developed based on the requirements of informed CIOs and CTOs across industry sectors. Notably, the commercial requirements of these organizations will emerge in response to marketplace demand and will vary depending on the application and associated use case. To date, traditional one-way notifications represent the common A2P messaging use case. Looking to the future, that could change as adoption increases exponentially. A2P Messaging Market Development According to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research, the total value of the mobile business messaging market will increase from $48 billion in 2022 to $78 billion by 2027. Juniper analysts found that this 63 percent growth will be driven by enterprise adoption of Rich Communication Services (RCS), with more organizations harnessing the end-to-end encryption and verified sender identities RCS provi

How a Digital-First CEO Leads Transformation

Some leaders reject the notion that "wait and see" is the best response to disruptive change. Savvy senior executives are already driving digital business transformation throughout their organization in an effort to gain a bold strategic advantage. According to the latest market study by International Data Corp (IDC), Digital-First CEOs plan to drive at least half of their income from digital business products, services, and experiences by 2027 -- that's ahead of the market average of 39 percent. Driven by their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, these business leaders have changed how they think about the relationship between business and technology, and how they approach the next digital transformation era -- from scaling digital technology to guiding a viable digital business. Digital Business Market Development IDC defines digital business as value creation based on technology, which entails: 1) Automated customer-facing processes and internal operations; 2) Provision

Retail Transformation Gains New Momentum

Forward-thinking retailers now have a bright future. In contrast, those that failed to enhance their business model via digital transformation have struggled, declined, and their assets were eventually liquidated. The key difference between these two business outcomes is applied strategic foresight. Even as the world continues to emerge from a global pandemic, retail is growing at levels not seen in the last two decades. Retail sales grew by 7 percent in 2020 and by over 14 percent in 2021, which is in stark contrast to the 3.7 percent annual growth between 2010 and 2019. The increased demand for retail has put a strain on supply chains and retail operations worldwide. As a result, retailers and stakeholders are turning to automation solutions such as mobile robotics for operational ease. Retail Transformation Market Development According to the latest market study by ABI Research, worldwide commercial robot revenue in retail stores will have a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of o

Business Process Automation Enabled by AI Apps

Senior executive demand for digital transformation that incorporates business process and workflow automation has motivated leading organizations to double their investment in artificial intelligence (AI) projects. According to the latest market study by Gartner, 80 percent of executives think automation can be applied to any business decision. As automation becomes embedded in digital business, a recent survey revealed how organizations are evolving their use of AI apps. "The survey has shown that enterprises are shifting away from a purely tactical approach to AI and beginning to apply AI more strategically," said Erick Brethenoux, VP analyst at Gartner . Business Process Automation Market Development For example, a third of organizations are applying AI across several business units, creating a stronger competitive differentiator by supporting decisions across business processes. The Gartner survey was conducted online in the U.S. market, in Germany, and in the UK, within