Technology, Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications

News, trends and technology insights for the fields of Technology, media & entertainment, and telecommunications.

The battle for digital attention span

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Information overload and attention span are the fiercest of natural enemies. While information growth has no boundaries, attention span has temporal limitations that can’t be adjusted. One grows exponentially with absolutely no possibility of slowing down while the other is coming in shorter and shorter supply. Needless to say this creates tremendous challenges for digital […]

Los empleos IT que más atraen a los Millennials

No se puede competir en la economía digital sin los trabajadores Millenials, que ahora representan el 35% de la fuerza de trabajo, según los datos de Pew Research, más que la Generación X (33%) y los Baby Boomers (25%). Los Millennials son esenciales para las empresas, y no sólo porque sean muchos: 56 millones de […]

Time to scale network virtualization

The telecommunications industry is a mature sector that is being revitalized and challenged by its customers and new competition. Subscribers seeking digital life styles and enterprise customers seeking to be agile digital businesses all depend on the communication networks more than ever before. Carriers have a tremendous opportunity to service these highly desirable customer segments; […]

Digitally fit in 2018: Build on your skills

Keeping your skills up to date is a key part of being digitally fit. There is no definitive list of training that should be undertaken to become “digital;” it depends upon your role requirements. However, there are some topic areas that should be considered as a base set of skills to expand on. These topic […]

How to leverage IoT at sports stadiums and other entertainment facilities

The Internet of Things (IoT), if holistically deployed, offers sports stadiums many great new opportunities to make money, work more efficiently, control traffic and crowds, and give fans a more memorable experience where they can use smartphones to make purchases and view replays. New systems that harness artificial intelligence and video analytics, IoT sensors and […]

The neuroscience of social media

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In case you hadn’t heard, Kylie Jenner recently caused a $1.3 billion run on Snapchat valuation simply by tweeting that she may not be as prolific on the platform in the future. I’m clearly not in a demographic that would much care about her absence, but the investment gurus that track the social media demographics […]

How Venmo and other payment sharing apps change culture

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If you ask a group of 20-somethings how to split a dinner tab, you’ll get a totally different answer than you would from their boomer parents. This became readily evident in a graduate class I teach on cross-cultural communications made up mostly of international students between 21-26 years old. Just three years ago when I […]

La W de wearable

Ya sea un reloj inteligente o una pulsera fitness, nuestras muñecas llevan hoy en día muchos de los wearables más populares, y este campo está en constante expansión, con nuevas formas de conectar sensores y datos a nuestra vida diaria. En general, la “ropa inteligente” comprende casi cualquier artículo que podamos llevar puesto y que […]

Y is for yottabyte

I am nearing the end of my series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. You are probably more used to terms such as megabyte, gigabyte and terabyte in everyday computing terms. Yottabyte is […]

Making IT an invisible enabler of change

IT and business leaders face the daunting task of not only upgrading workplace technology and modernizing infrastructure, but also overcoming user resistance to new ways of working. To ensure that workplace transformation delivers expected business benefits, organizations must address the “people” aspects of change (culture, behavior, ways of working, user resistance, etc.) and proactively consider […]