- Digital Media Research - Digital Media Research Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:07:02 Australian Retail Technology Report, 2016 2021 Retail technology investment in Australia is projected to record a CAGR of 28.8% from 2016-2021 largely driven by evolving consumer requirements and intensifying retail competition from international entrants and new business models. These factors are set to raise standards across both the front and back ends of retail technology. Current investments mostly involve forward-thinking retailers looking to capitalise on technologies such as BDA, cloud computing, and AI. Spending is expected to reach 4.58 billion by 2021 Retail technology innovation and implementation in Australia lags behind that of other developed countries. While investments in retail technology in Australia are significantly lower than the United States, spending is likely to increase, particularly in the areas of digital signage, point-of-sale systems, big data analytics (BDA), cloud computing, and artificial intelligence (AI). The change is being driven by multiple factors, including the entrance of international participants such as Amazon, and evolving consumer spending behaviour. The online retail space continues to gain popularity, accounting for A$21.65 billion in revenue in 2016 with 10.4% year-over-year (y-o-y) growth. The proliferation of mobile and tablet devices in Australia as well as software development to complement online transactions are key drivers. While most consumers continue to make purchases at physical stores, the online channel allows them to instantly cross-check products and prices among multiple retailers. Existing investments in legacy systems are likely to be the biggest hurdle to retail technology adoption. Apart from compatibility issues, the systems are less agile and responsive compared to cloud-based competitors. The retail industry could see extensive testing of retail technology in the next 12-18 months, demonstrating the value proposition and retail application of these technologies. Led by larger retailers, the industry is heading towards omnichannel adoption to better interact with digitally-empowered customers in a seamless and personalised manner. In the next 5-7 years, Frost & Sullivan predicts the emergence of start-ups in the areas of robotics, AI, and AR, providing valuable tailored solutions for the retail sector. Amazon s entrance is set to have a massive impact on retailers in the market, prompting them to rethink their retail strategy. It is imperative for retailers to become less conservative and continually adapt to remain relevant in Australia s future retail landscape. Long-established retail players are under increasing pressure from more technologically-integrated competitors to improve their customer offerings and not lose out on market share. New entrants to the market, supported by cloud-based CRM and mPOS systems, are gaining increasing acceptance from domestic consumers. Large retailers are reviewing their legacy systems to integrate retail technology and provide more value to customers. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 FinTech Market Insights India FinTech in India has grown rapidly in the last couple of years. High mobile phone penetration, large unbanked population and inadequate technology infrastructure have given an impetus to build lower cost and efficient alternatives to traditional financial channels. Indian Government and regulatory authorities in their vision to build a true cashless Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Blockchain in Media and Entertainment: Is this the Needed Panacea for Digital Transformation Blockchain is a distributed ledger of financial and non financial transaction across Peer-to-Peer(P2P) networks. The records are maintained in form of blocks across a distributed database and it eliminates the need for any central verification authority. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Enterprise Video Platforms Market, Forecast to 2023 The enterprise video platforms market continues to grow steadily thanks to demand and investment from large, global enterprises across all industry segments looking for a better way to communicate with a younger, more dispersed workforce and also with their customers, partners, suppliers, and investors. The study offers a closer look at key drivers and restraints and regional, technology, and market trends. It also discusses shifts in competitive landscape dynamics. The market is segmented by vertical, horizontal, region, distribution channel, and size of enterprise customer. The base year is 2016, and forecasts run through to 2023. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Technologies Transforming Digital Media and Advertising This research provides an analysis of the numerous opportunities Information and Communication Technology (ICT) offers for the media and advertising industry, where ICT can be applied to solve existing industry challenges. It also identifies unmet needs and technology and application developments that enable innovations and drive market growth for the media industry. The advent of ICT in the media and advertising industry offers the promise of dramatically transforming media activities by offering solutions for micro payments, copyright management, social media analysis, and broadcast scheduling. In brief, this research service provides the following: A brief overview of ICT in the media industry A snapshot on Drivers/Constraints Impact of ICT technologies across the value chain Technology convergence impacting media and advertising Disruptive opportunities and key initiatives Key patents and trends Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Hype versus Substance: Getting Smart about Cloud-based Encoding Rising demand for online video consumption in multiple screens and multiple formats has led to a huge growth in video processing volumes. Consequently, content companies have to invest in expanding their infrastructure to adapt to the complexities posed by the fast changing dynamics of the video industry while keeping in mind reliability, scalability, speed and cost. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Digitization of TV Services in India- an Analyst s Insight What digitization of broadcasting in India means today is very different from what it meant in 2011, when the official mandate to digitize TV signals was announced. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 U.S. B2B eCommerce Platform Market, Forecast to 2023 Global business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce sales are predicted to reach over $6.6 trillion by 2020, surpassing business-to-consumer (B2C) valued at $3.2 trillion by 2020. The United States (US) alone will generate over $1.9 trillion in sales by that time. With this rise in B2B eCommerce and the digital commerce world, B2B is predicted to become more like B2C. Though both practices involve customers and business, B2B eCommerce is an intricate environment and has a different level of complexity than B2C with pricing fluctuations, customer-specific pricing, volume ordering, and special product configuration. Customer purchase B2B eCommerce platforms based on TCO, features, integration capabilities, workflow and procurement system, CRM, PIM, and OMS. Popular industries using B2B eCommerce solutions include wholesale, distribution, digital/software services, retail, and others. There are many different business models in B2B for which B2B eCommerce platforms can be used, including B2B2C, B2C2B, and B2B and B2C combined. Enterprise and mid-size businesses are investing more in a B2B eCommerce solution than smaller businesses, but this is predicted to change as vendors innovate their eCommerce solutions to be more intuitive and less IT heavy for ease-of-use and implementation. Some businesses are creating their own solution for B2B eCommerce, but these solutions often lack the robust features and integration capabilities they need to pull their backend and front-end together, resulting in an incomplete and disorganized solution. Furthermore, with the digital revolution, customers expect things to be online and intuitive, desiring a self-service model with personalized and targeted B2B sales accessible from anywhere at any time.B2B eCommerce platform solutions provided by expert vendors in the space coupled with system integrators and key partners for deployment will give B2B customers and organizations the self-service and intuitive experiences they need. This research service analyzes the US B2B eCommerce platform market with a focus on the competitive landscape, customer segments, and partners for implementation discussion. SAP Hybris, IBM, CloudCraze, Oro, Intershop, Digital River, Apttus, Insite Software and other vendors were interviewed in detail for this report. This analysis discusses key drivers and restraints as it relates to the United States and the market risks and provides a market revenue forecast and assessment as well as pricing forecast and discussion. The base year for this report is 2016; the forecast period is from 2017 to 2023. Predictions about the market and recommendations for participants are also provided along with growth opportunities based on rising trends within this B2B eCommerce environment.--BEGIN PROMO--

Traditional B2B selling is becoming rapidly outdated and typically involves a customer relationship management (CRM) system, a team of sales representatives, and a list of contacts. B2B sales are on the rise, but instead of traditional B2B commerce business models, customers now desire a more digital experience mimicking B2C eCommerce experience on Amazon and Alibaba. There is significant market revenue potential for B2B eCommerce platform providers as these trends continue through the forecast period, resulting in rapid market growth. Emerging trends such as machine-learning, artificial intelligence, and mobile B2B eCommerce will drive adoption rates of these solutions as B2B organizations invest to stay alive within their respective spaces. Market vendors must stay on top of rising trends, customer behaviors, and competitive factors to gain a heading in this promising market.

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Create for India Needs a Technology Boost The International Broadcasting Convention or IBC at Amsterdam hosted its 50th annual convention this year. This international tradeshow and conference is the fulcrum of media technology announcements and updates, and attracts about 55,000 delegates from 170 countries. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Watermarking Solutions: A Content Owner s Shield from Piracy Content Piracy is omnipresent today and has been a major competitor to the media and entertainment industry, taking up a major share of their revenue pie. Encryption based technologies such as CAS, DRM help in securing content distribution over traditional modes but become insufficient with the growth in online video consumption and mounting prevalence of pre-distribution and post-decryption content thefts, thus making content owners apprehensive about selling their licenses. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 VR, AR & MR: Immersive Technologies Creating New Growth Opporunities The Year 2017 could mark the beginning of VR's Hockey Stick Growth Trajectory; Experimentation is the key to distuption Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Content Profection : Changing Requirements to Ward off Pirates The $1.7 billion content projection industry us rapidly changing: content security now embedded at the core of content as well as intrinsic to the networks. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Content Distribution Strategy - Secret Ingredient of Success in a Digital World We live in an age of digital business where both individuals and businesses are increasingly transaction, buying and learning using the internet Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Video Managed Services - Expressway for Direct to Customer Engagement Video Managed services expected to be a $4 billion market by 2021 fuelled by the need to economically deliver rich video experiences in a fragmented device landscape. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Broadcast Infrastructure - A watchful protector of future-proof platforms Global media managed services to be $3.3 Bilion by 2020 with eruope driving 50% of the revenue. Rapid update for managing converged digital and traditional service. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Media Analytics - Key to understand the mind of the consumer Analytics market is expected to reach over $6 billion by 2022- Growth primarily driven by steady adoption of mobile analytics fuelled by real-time personalization and targeting. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Who will win this Game of Thrones - Content Wars 4.0? It is evident that Winter is Coming soon for the traditional content platforms. In order to protect the throne that matters, each platform is working towards building an impregnable wall of original content to prevent the breach of its kingdom. Where and how are you positioned for this battle? Thu, 7 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100