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Mining companies are failing to take advantage of digital technology to address productivity issues, says advisory firm Ernst & Young (EY), which believes that digital transformation is a critical enabler to tackle productivity and margin challenges in the mining and metals sector. A new EY report, “The digital disconnect: problem or pathway?”, points out that the current rate of digital progress is [...]

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Increasingly popular smartphone, further implementation of “Internet +” program and continuous technological innovation have fueled the rapid growth of the Chinese mobile payment market with transaction volume for 2015 surging by 322.2% to RMB130.18 trillion and expected to maintain an AAGR of 142% over the next couple years to hit RMB13,776.5 trillion in 2020. Mobile banking finds the largest [...]

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Digital health startups raised $2.5 billion across 124 deals in the first quarter of the year — a record high amount for the first quarter but lowest deal volume since 2011, according to a report from StartUp Health. Big data analytics business Grail’s supersized $914 million Series B fundraise accounted for a big chunk of the funding raised [...]

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For many years, the lines between outsourcing and offshoring were quite blurred, but not anymore. This might come as a surprise as outsourcing usually meant shipping off IT functions to countries in Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe. According to the strategic IT consulting and research firm Everest Group, in North America the proportion of onshore [...]

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KMPG just released part one of its Changing Landscape of Disruptive Technologies 2017 publication series, Global Technology Innovation Hubs. In the report, KPMG discusses the cities, countries, people and companies that are driving innovative development around the world. The report is based on data gathered from KPMG’s annual survey of over 800 global technology leaders, [...]

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Stack Overflow recently published a report on developer hiring trends for the remainder of 2017. Their findings drew data from 2015 through to the present, analysing the options chosen by at least 200 companies for Stack Overflow jobs. As seen in the graph below, the demand for hiring web developers skilled in ReactJS, Docker and [...]

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When the iMessage App Store first launched, it was touted as the next big platform for apps — a new way for developers to gain users and make money, and was followed by an initial surge of iMessage app downloads. Now, however, the excitement is fading as is the app store’s growth. During the first few months after its debut, [...]

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Quali, a company which specialises in providing cloud and DevOps automation software, took to a variety of US industry events during 2016 to ask attendees about their DevOps practices and the challenges they face. The verdict: almost half of applications in traditional environments were considered complex for cloud, while the current vendor ecosystem is open-ended [...]

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The 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) shows that the EU is making progress but the gap between top digital players and lower-performing countries is still too wide. More efforts and investments are needed to make the most of the Digital Single Market. Today the European Commission published the results of the 2017 Digital Economy [...]

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The amount of money U.S. users are spending on iPhone apps is steadily climbing, but one category in particular saw significant growth last year: Entertainment apps. The category – home to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO NOW – saw consumers’ average spending increase by 130 percent year-over-year, according to a new report from app intelligence [...]

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