Gartner Top 10 Strategic Predictions for 2021 and Beyond

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Technologies are being stretched to their limits,” said Daryl Plummer , Distinguished VP Analyst, during his presentation at virtual Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo® 2020. Every piece of technology, from smart speakers to virtual meetings to messaging platforms, now records conversations.

Digital Workplace Trends You Can’t Ignore

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Empty office space is a stark example of the long-term impact that COVID-19 will have on workplaces globally, said Gavin Tay , Gartner VP, Analyst during his presentation at virtual Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo® 2020. Around the world, corporate offices sit empty.

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Launch of the Future of Media Report 2008! We predict the media industry will be worth US$5.7 trillion in 2024

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trillion in 2024 (in 2008 dollars) - released in this report - as well as information on current growth trends in advertising. As the physical economy becomes marginalized and economic value becomes centered on the virtual, media encompasses almost everything. Our Future of Media Report 2008 is now launched! See also our extremely popular Future of Media Report 2007 and Future of Media Report 2006 ).

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The CIO’s Guide to Distributed Cloud

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By 2024, most cloud service platforms will provide at least some distributed cloud services that execute at the point of need. This is a significant shift from the virtually centralized model of most public cloud services and the model associated with the general cloud concept.

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7 Digital Disruptions You Might Not See Coming In the Next 5 Years

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We have to proof against what might happen,” said Daryl Plummer , Distinguished VP Analyst, during his presentation at virtual Gartner Symposium IT/Xpo® “We’re in for a decade of radical technology disruption.

Gartner Top Strategic Predictions for 2020 and Beyond

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JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft and Ford are hosting virtual career fairs tailored to the needs of neurodiverse candidates. By 2024, the World Health Organization will identify online shopping as an addictive disorder as millions abuse digital commerce and encounter financial stress. By 2024, AI identification of emotions will influence more than half of the online advertisements you see.

As ‘low-code’ competition grows, Microsoft integrates Power Apps with GitHub and Teams

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Microsoft demonstrated the T-Mobile app during its virtual Ignite technology conference Tuesday to show the capabilities of its Power Platform and Power Apps low-code and no-code software development technologies.

Top 5 Success Tips for eBook Publishers

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billion by 2024. The eBook publishers can also add multilevel interactive features, like augmented reality, virtual reality, video, audio narration, and gaming elements in the eBook. In this increasingly digitized world, adapting to digital publishing is imperative.

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The future of dating, relationships, and sex beyond the pandemic

Trends in the Living Networks

What the pandemic did do, however, was push people to virtually date beyond chat. Since far more people have experienced virtual dating, said Dawson, it’s now an option among the array of other dating options. But maybe, for whatever reasons… let’s do a virtual dinner today. Social isolation has impacted just about every aspect of our lives, not least our love lives.

7 Emerging Technologies In 2020

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eCommerce sector will generate $600 billion in sales by 2024. It has enabled the use of virtual assistants, chatbots, and automation which have improved online trading. Virtual Assistants allow the seller to provide a quick response to customers. Virtual assistants are not subject to emotions and can respond to questions about payment, delivery and more in a friendly way. Information Technology Blog - - 7 Emerging Technologies In 2020 - Information Technology Blog.

NASA lays out the ?Artemis Accords? for international cooperation on moon trips

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The Artemis Accords would apply to missions aimed at sending astronauts to the lunar surface beginning as early as 2024. ” The first moonwalkers are virtually certain to be Americans, but at October’s International Astronautical Congress, Bridenstine implied that astronauts from other countries would get their chance based on the “levels of contribution” to the effort. An artist’s conception shows astronauts conducting a mission on the moon.

VW-backed QuantumScape says its solid-state batteries will enable EVs to travel farther and charge faster

The Verge

In a virtual “battery day” event for investors, the recently public company announced that its “solid state” batteries for electric vehicles will charge faster, hold more power, and last longer than traditional EV batteries.

Back to real school? University of Washington to blend small in-person classes with online learning

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As the University of Washington prepares for the first virtual graduation in its 159-year history, President Ana Mari Cauce is focused on what happens a few months later. Speaking at a virtual town hall with other university presidents Wednesday, Cauce said she expects to welcome UW students back to campus in the fall despite uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s more, the class of 2024 is poised to be “our largest freshman class ever,” Cauce said.

The Hummer is back as a 350-mile range ‘electric supertruck’ that can drive diagonally

The Verge

It was revealed during a virtual event set to air during the World Series, “The Voice,” and across a barrage of social media and streaming platforms. Last will be the Hummer EV2, available spring 2024, with just two motors and a suggested price of $79,995.

Space Perspective reboots vision of flying passengers to stratosphere on a balloon

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Some of the plan’s details are still up in the air, so to speak, but Poynter said passenger flights are pegged to begin around 2024. Although deposits aren’t yet being taken, interested parties can get in a virtual line for reservations via Space Perspective’s website (which was overloaded just after today’s announcement). Space Perspective’s balloon-borne capsule, known as Spaceship Neptune, would provide a wide-angle view of the Florida coastline.

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin venture fleshes out plans for 2023 cargo delivery to the moon

GeekWire

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is working on a landing system that could put astronauts on the moon by as early as 2024 — but it’s also keeping its options open to deliver a ton of cargo to the lunar surface a year before that. ” That could set the stage not only for the landing planned in 2024, but for follow-up missions as well.

Augmented Reality and the Network

Spearline

Augmented reality and virtual reality technologies are now changing the way we interact, whether that interaction be with systems or other humans. According to researcher Global Market Insights, the global market for AR products will surge by 80% to $165 billion by 2024. Augmented reality (AR) is all about creating, making explicit, and displaying the relationships between the real and virtual world by enhancing computer-generated perceptual information to the user.

October Telecom Conference Coverage 2019

Spearline

The future of health and medicine will become “increasingly virtualized and mobile, and A.I. MVNO Europe was created in 2012 to represent the interests of Mobile Virtual Network Operators which are active on European mobile and Internet of Things markets. The cellular IoT market passed the 1 billion mark and is now expected to pass 4 billion by 2024.

3 lessons that CIOs learned in 2019

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According to IDC 2020 predictions , “By 2024, 80% of digitally advanced organizations will replace the walled garden, IT-as-an-enabler model with a self-service model.” In the cloud, 2019 was the Year of Ransomware,” says Adam Stern, founder and CEO of Infinitely Virtual. “Of Summary: As we start a new year, it helps to reflect on (and learn from) the past year. In this article, we take a look at the past year from an IT leader perspective.

Satellite warfare could spark a new kind of ‘mutually assured destruction’

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Brad Townsend , a space strategy and policy adviser to the leadership of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, raised the alarm about anti-satellite weapons, or ASATs, during a virtual symposium sponsored by the University of Washington’s Space Policy and Research Center. The Trump administration has pressed NASA to execute the program’s first crewed landing by 2024, but Cantwell said that deadline might slip.

Facebook’s latest diversity report shows it’s inching toward its goals

The Verge

But the social network has yet to hit its long-term goals, such as 50 percent of its workforce being from an underrepresented background by 2024. Last month, the company’s employees staged a virtual walkout over its decision not to take action against posts from President Donald Trump. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Facebook has released its latest annual diversity report , which suggests the company is slowly increasing representation across its workforce.

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 1, 2020

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is working on a landing system that could put astronauts on the moon by as early as 2024 — but it’s also keeping its options open to deliver a ton of cargo to the lunar surface a year before that. How this virtual event startup rebounded from a near-shutdown to an acquisition amid the pandemic. Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week.

Mark Zuckerberg on why he doesn’t want to “put an Apple Watch on your face”

The Verge

One day you’re writing about internal dissent over the company’s ability to uproot influence campaigns and election interference ; the very next, you’re watching a live stream of the same company’s foray into virtual reality helmets and designer mixed reality glasses.