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RTO Outcome: U.S. CEO Mission Accomplished

In hindsight, the outcome of short-sighted CEO Return to Office (RTO) mandates was somewhat predictable. Less than one-third of employees now report they are engaged, enthusiastic, and energized by their work, according to the latest market study by Gartner. This research was showcased during their recent "ReimagineHR Conference" event. Gartner defines engagement in three ways: Employees feeling energized. Employees find purpose in their work. Employees feel empowered to do valuable work. The problem: many are not engaged. Employee Engagement Crisis Explained "Despite organizations making investments in engaging their employees, our research shows that almost 70 percent don’t feel as engaged as they should be and aren't feeling a meaningful connection to their job," said Keyia Burton, senior principal analyst at Gartner . Figuring out how to actually impact employee engagement is a huge priority because it has a significant impact on several key business outcome

Evolution of Industrial Endpoint Cybersecurity

The quest for digital transformation is bringing both enormous opportunities and challenges for industrial organizations. As more processes embrace connectivity through initiatives like Industry 4.0, they are also being exposed to growing cybersecurity threats. This is prompting executives and industrial stakeholders across manufacturing, energy, mining, utilities, and other business sectors to re-evaluate how they secure critical infrastructure operations.  According to the latest worldwide study by Juniper Research, the market for industrial endpoint cybersecurity solutions is poised for massive growth in the coming years. Endpoint Cybersecurity Market Development Endpoint security refers to the processes used to monitor, manage and secure the various connected devices like PLCs, HMIs, engineering workstations, and more found within industrial facilities. Juniper analysts forecast that 210 million industrial endpoints will be utilizing endpoint cybersecurity services by 2028. This re

Global GenAI Spending to Reach $143B in 2027

Enterprise leaders will have invested nearly $16 billion worldwide in Generative AI (GenAI) solutions in 2023, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC). This spending, which includes GenAI software as well as related infrastructure hardware and IT or business services, is expected to reach $143 billion in 2027 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 73.3 percent over the 2023-2027 forecast period. Note that this is more than twice the rate of growth in overall current AI investment, and almost 13 times greater than the CAGR for worldwide IT spending over the same period. Generative AI Market Development "Generative AI is more than a fleeting trend or mere hype. It is a transformative technology with far-reaching implications and business impact," said Ritu Jyoti, group vice president at IDC . With ethical and responsible implementation, GenAI solutions are poised to reshape industries -- changing the way we work, play, and interact wit

Blockchain Market Poised to Reach $25 Billion

As a senior executive, have you considered how the rapidly evolving blockchain and distributed ledger technologies could revolutionize your organization's operations and competitive standing in the Global Networked Economy? Across the globe, the enterprise demand for blockchain applications is on the rise, driven by the need for operational efficiencies, transparency, and security in business transactions. As organizations grapple with the challenges of digital transformation initiatives, blockchain technology offers a promising solution to streamline processes, reduce fraud, and enhance customer trust. Blockchain Market Development Despite the prior volatility and hype cycles associated with blockchain use cases, its potential to revolutionize industries from finance to supply chain cannot be understated. According to the latest worldwide market study by ABI Research , the blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) market is expected to reach a value of $25 billion by 2027

GenAI: A New Era in Business Transformation

The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has ushered in a new frontier of innovation, with Generative AI (GenAI) at the forefront. At the brink of this revolution, it's crucial to understand the current GenAI adoption and its implications for commerce worldwide. A recent poll conducted by Gartner provides valuable insights into this emerging trend and the potential upside opportunities. Generative AI Market Development The poll, which included 1,419 executive leaders, indicates a significant shift in the corporate world's perception and adoption of GenAI. The data reveals that 45 percent of respondents are currently piloting GenAI, while another 10 percent have put it into production. This is a substantial increase from a similar poll conducted in March and April 2023, where only 15 percent were piloting and 4 percent were in production. GenAI is no longer a mere buzzword; it has become a strategic focus for organizations worldwide. As Frances Karamouzis, VP Analyst at Gartne

5G Roaming Connections Drive Mobile Growth

The total number of roaming connections is anticipated to grow 350 percent over the next five years, with the growing presence of 5G and IoT roaming devices being major driving factors. According to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research , growth in global roaming clearing revenues will reach $2.5 billion in 2024. This 30 percent increase will be driven by the rise in 5G roaming connections as mobile service providers continue 5G network expansion. 5G Roaming Market Development For network operators and clearing houses to capitalize on this opportunity, Juniper says they must focus on implementing new technologies and new growth strategies. A major trend is the growth in Internet of Things (IoT) roaming devices, anticipated to reach 595 million globally by 2028. While this brings opportunities, mobile operators see limited revenue per Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) connection. Clearing houses can help by providing highly scalable cloud-based services to handle increasing dat

Asia-Pacific AI Spending to Reach $78 Billion

Demand and spending on Artificial Intelligence (AI) ) within the Asia-Pacific region will grow to reach $78.4 billion in 2027, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC). The increase in AI spending reflects a shift toward leveraging technology to transform operations, improve customer experiences, and maintain a competitive edge in a rapidly changing market. IDC forecasts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.5 percent for the period 2022-2027. Artificial Intelligence Market Development With a market share of 28.5 percent in 2023, the Professional Services industry is the primary leader in AI application adoption, growing at a CAGR of 22.4 percent during the forecast period. AI investment in professional services is on AI infrastructure provisioning, where end-users gain access to the resources for computing and storage, and for AI system development or the provision of AI services. In the banking industry, AI is revolutionizing customer experien

Global EV Battery Production Gains Momentum

Government decarbonization targets are specific goals set to significantly reduce or eliminate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. These targets are a critical component of global efforts to combat current climate change risks. Governments establish these goals to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change by promoting the adoption of renewable energy sources, enhancing energy efficiency, and sustainable transportation. These targets typically involve setting a timeline with measurable milestones to track progress and ensure accountability toward a cleaner, healthier planet for future generations. Electric Vehicle Market Development With the growing government decarbonization targets, Electric Vehicle (EV) production will increase rapidly this decade. New EV adoption will require a corresponding growth in EV battery output. According to the latest worldwide market study by ABI Research, global EV battery output production will increase nearly six times to 2,585 GWh b

GenAI Revolution: The Future of B2B Sales Apps

When B2B buyers consider a purchase they spend just 17 percent of that time meeting with vendors. When they are comparing multiple suppliers‚ time spent with any one salesperson is 5 or 6 percent. Self-directed B2B buyer online research has already changed procurement. IT vendors are less likely to be involved in solution assessment. Now, more disruptive changes are on the horizon. By 2028, 60 percent of B2B seller work will be executed through conversational user interfaces via Generative Artificial Intelligence sales technologies -- that's up from less than 5 percent in 2023, according to Gartner. Generative AI Market Development "Sales operations leaders and their technology teams must prepare for the convergence of new forms of artificial intelligence, dynamic process automation, and reinvented deal-planning activities that will transform the sales function," said Adnan Zijadic, director analyst at Gartner . According to the Gartner assessment, Generative AI (GenAI)