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Infor
Cultural norms continue to drive F&B technology trends into the future
The food and beverage industry has risen to meet the changing expectations of consumers. Players have spent time rethinking and reconceptualising how to engage with patrons to create operational structures which deliver services according to emerging expectations.
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McAfee
McAfee uncovers top threat trends for Q2, 2021
With the shift to a more flexible pandemic workforce, cyber criminals have introduced new and updated threats and tactics in campaigns targeting prominent sectors, such as government, financial services and entertainment.
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Cloud migration
Cloud migration top priority for businesses, despite growing security concerns
"Moving to the cloud is at the heart of this transformation. However, many digital leaders remain nervous about this migration, with IT decision-makers highlighting fears around increased data leaks and security breaches."
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Apple
Global wearables market fuelled by smaller companies and new tech
The appetite for wearable devices remained strong in the first quarter of 2021 (1Q21) even as volumes retreated from record fourth quarter levels, IDC finds.
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Accenture
I, Technologist: Democratising data & technology for all employees
“We now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to turn this moment of truth for technology into a moment of trust."
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Artificial Intelligence
Interview: SAS outlines the seven AI-based trends you'll see in 2021
Artificial intelligence has, let's face it, been the subject of much hype, of experimentation, and in some cases, pipe dreams.
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Partnerships
From Me to We: Partnerships & multiparty systems in the post-COVID-19 age
MPS is all about sharing data infrastructure between people and organisations - think along the lines of blockchain, distributed databases and ledgers.
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Accenture
The mirrored world: Digital twins redefine business intelligence
The world’s most visionary leaders will use technology to master change and shape the future.
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Frost & Sullivan
Hyperconnectivity market represents billion-dollar opportunities, analysts find
The number of connected devices globally is projected to increase from 30.4 billion in 2020 to 200 billion in 2030 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.7%.
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Internet of Things
IoT-managed services market to reach $166.71b by 2025
IoT-managed services providers are expected to leverage vertical expertise to expand globally, experiencing significant growth overall.
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Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan breaks down biggest changes in the world of UIs
“UI technologies will be an important component in the shift from the office to a virtual workplace that is mobile and more flexible, while interactive interfaces have expanded the scope of businesses to engage with their customers and build deep relationships."
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Contact Centre
Seven emerging and future trends for contact centres
There has been a significant shift in the way that contact centres are managed and how agents are responding to changing customer behaviours and needs, writes NICE Asia Pacific president Darren Rushworth.
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Digital Transformation
Eight digital transformation trends for 2021
Some organisations are kicking-off new DX initiatives now, and many others are accelerating investments they had already planned for 2022 and beyond.
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Blockchain
World issues hinge on how well we communicate
Soprano Design vice president for global marketing Matt Thompson details the enterprise messaging trends that may resonate over the coming year. 
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Trends
IDC unveils key tech investment trends for future enterprise
IDC has unveiled its IT outlook for 2021, along with top trends and guidance for enterprises as they prepare for The Next Normal.
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Smartphone
Smartphone shipments down but may make a comeback in 2022
"Although we expect year-over-year growth of 9% in 2021, that is only due to the large drop in 2020. The real recovery won't happen until 2022 when smartphone volumes return to pre-COVID levels."
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Frost & Sullivan
Headset shipments on the rise, driven by cloud and remote working trends
The report predicts that the professional headset market will witness robust growth due to the increased popularity of cloud meeting services and remote working practices.
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Technology trends
Researchers identify impact of COVID-19 on technology innovation
The analysts at Lux Research have identified key trends that will define how the world beyond the pandemic will be different, and highlighted their findings in their report titled ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on Tech Innovation’.
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Hardware
Secure hardware market hard hit by COVID-19
ABI Research finds that two areas in particular, Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) and Trusted Execution Environments (TEE) will be hard hit.
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Gaming
Gaming industry thriving during COVID-19 lockdowns
2019 was a record-breaking year for the industry, with gaming software generating $143 billion in consumer spend, and this trend is set to continue into 2020.
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Managed Services
IDC: Growing trend of A/NZ businesses outsourcing security
As organisations look to unify their security posture they are moving towards outsourced security models from more in-house or hybrid security approaches.
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Technology trends
AR and VR shipments slow due to COVID-19 pandemic
Key findings are that it will cause manufacturing delays, reduce the overall demand and at the same time increase enterprise and consumer demand while more businesses and individuals look to invest in telepresence and content.
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Wireless
Gartner's top picks for wireless tech trends in 2019 and beyond
“Many areas of wireless innovation will involve immature technologies, such as 5G and millimetre wave, and may require skills that organisations currently don’t possess."
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Internet of Things
How enterprise tech will evolve in 2019
"2019 will see many mainstream businesses leapfrogging the initial disruptors."