Wednesday, 2 de December de 2015


Automotive Insights 01.2015 (Roland Berger)

A transition phase, a sea change, a revolution – the recent developments in the automotive industry have been called many things. But what is clear is that something big is happening: our industry experts around the globe are seeing digitization cause a blurring of lines between traditional OEMs, suppliers and new players from the software and IT industry. Innovative technologies, services and business models are emerging and market positions are being redefined in many quarters.

Is it evolution or revolution? This is the question we examine in the latest issue of "THINK ACT Automotive Insights" with the cover story DIGITAL DRIVE ...

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Lessons from digital leaders. 10 attributes driving stronger performance (PwC)

Digital investments are on the rise and spread more widely throughout organizations than ever before, according to PwC’s 2015 Digital IQ Survey report released today. The report, PwC’s seventh annual, explores the ability of organizations to use technology to drive business value.

In this year’s study of nearly 2,000 executives across 51 countries – split equally among business and IT executives – PwC identified 10 critical behaviors that translate directly to strong revenue growth and profit margin. Companies responding to the Digital IQ survey with the highest scores across the 10 behaviors are 50% more likely to achieve ...

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Growing the Digital Business: Spotlight on Mobile Applications (Accenture)

The vast majority of executives recognize the value of mobile apps for their business (87 percent), but very few are well prepared to successfully deploy and maintain those apps, finds a new Accenture study.
The Growing theDigital Business: Spotlight on Mobile Apps report surveyed nearly 2,000 senior decision makers. It found that during the design and build stages of app development, only 52 percent employ a testing program that includes user feedback. Only 48 percent carry out usage reporting or analytics to understand any user pain points in live apps.

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La situación de la I+D+i en España y su incidencia sobre la competitividad y el empleo (CES)

En el informe se analiza la situación de la I+D+i en España y su incidencia sobre la competitividad y el empleo. Se estructura en dos capítulos de análisis y diagnóstico, y otro de conclusiones y propuestas. El primer capítulo se dedica a trazar de manera sintética la evolución reciente y la situación actual del sistema español de I+D+i, mientras que el segundo aborda el marco normativo en el que se despliegan las políticas y la gobernanza del sistema español de I+D+i, estructurado ...

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The Deloitte Consumer Review. Digital Predictions 2015 (Deloitte)

Consumer connectivity and device convergence continue to challenge and disrupt the consumer market. This rate of disruption is set to accelerate with the emergence of new digital technologies and digital platforms. Companies and consumers are also collaborating to create digital ecosystems. Understanding how these trends are developing and will continue to develop remains a differentiator among consumer businesses.

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Driving the Next Wave of IT-Enabled State Government Productivity (ITIF)

It’s time for e-government to fulfill its original promise, cutting government costs through higher productivity. This report shows how.

Companies have long used information technology (IT) to increase productivity. In the public sector, e-government initiatives are supposed to work the same way. All too often, however, governments focus on improving services, not productivity. Lawmakers and administrators tend to view IT as a cost center, not a strategic investment that can produce tangible payoffs for taxpayers and e-government users. This is partly because increasing quality and convenience for citizens is politically uncontroversial, while cutting government costs—particularly labor costs—can ...

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Telecom operators take the lead as data activators in Economy of Data (Atos)

Atos, an international leader in digital services, today launched a new whitepaper that identifies a new role for telecom operators as data activators - matching consumers with providers. In the economy of data - brought about by the Third Digital Revolution that will see about 4.5 billion smartphones, 2.5 billion users of social networks and more than 25 billion objects connected to the internet by 2018 - telecom operators can play a crucial role thanks to their huge customer base and their ability to process real time information about their customers for their customers. This gives them the capability to create ...

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GE’s Jeff Immelt on digitizing in the industrial space (McKinsey & Company)

In this installment of our two-part interview, General Electric chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt explains why industrial companies are now in the information business - wether they like it or not.

Five years ago, US corporate giant General Electric had to decide how to respond to the digitization of the industrial sector: build or buy? As chairman and chief executive officer Jeff Immelt reveals in this interview with McKinsey’s Rik Kirkland, GE decided to build, and has since added thousands of staff and embraced data and analytics as the driving force transforming its operations globally. It’s a bold push ...

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Plan de Actuación Anual: herramienta de programación a corto plazo de la política de ciencia, tecnología y de innovación (FECYT)

El Plan de Actuación Anual es la herramienta de programación a corto plazo de la política de ciencia, tecnología y de innovación, pues facilita la consulta de las convocatorias previstas y permite una mejor planificación por parte de los agentes beneficiarios de las ayudas. Este documento incluye las convocatorias a desarrollar por las diferentes unidades gestoras, con su calendario y financiación previstos.

Programa de Actuación Anual 2015


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How essential is cloud storage for consumers? (GfK)

Many companies offer services that enhance the cloud experience – whether it is increased security or customizable services, such as digital photograph albums which can easily be shared with friends or family.

But are consumers actually interested in the cloud for their personal use?

We asked over 26,000 internet users in 22 countries how strongly they agree - or disagree - with the statement "it is essential for me to access or store my photos, documents, music and other content in 'the cloud' (with 'the cloud' defined as "a secure Internet location that you can access from any location or device").

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Beyond agile: Reorganizing IT for faster software delivery (McKinsey & Company)

The integration of software development with IT operations can rev up companies’ delivery of new applications. But this approach may not be right for every part of the IT portfolio.

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Internet of Things (IoT) en la Transformación Digital de las empresas (íncipy e Inesdi)

Cómo innovar en nuevos modelos de negocio y en nuevas experiencias digitales de tus clientes

Nos encontramos ante un nuevo paradigma donde las empresas en su proceso transformación digital van a tener o tienen (según el sector) a su alcance un gran reto de innovación y a la vez una gran oportunidad de crecimiento y mejora en sus modelos de negocio que proviene de la tecnología y los dispositivos que permiten conectar a Internet "cualquier cosa" (everything).

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Deep Shift: Technology Tipping Points and Societal Impact (World Economic Forum)

Digital connectivity enabled by the software technologies is changing the society fundamentally. The scale of the impact and the speed of the changes taking place have made the shift so different from any other industrial revolutions in human history.

The Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software and Society conducted a survey of 800 executives to fully capture when would these game-changing technology breaking into the public domain to a significant degree, and the implication of these shifts to individual, organizations, government and society. It is clear through navigating the 21 dazzling technology shifts that the world will function ...

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Mobile payment. Is this the turning point? (Arthur D. Little)

Mobile payment has been on the agenda of numerous players across industries for more than a decade. Now, with Apple Pay launched and the markets getting equipped, mobile payment may finally take off, also in developed markets. Most recent example underlining the potential for a final uptake, the German grocery chain ALDI, known as a rather traditional player, announced the introduction of mobile payment in Germany, a country with a current cash share of more than 80%.

Our report takes this opportunity to shed some light on the latest developments of the ecosystem, compare the maturity of existing solutions, and ...

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Changing roles: How technology is transforming business functions (The Economist Intelligence Unit y Microsoft)

Technology has had a profound impact on the workplace for several decades. But the pace of change has quickened and the implications for business will be substantial over the next few years.

Changing roles: How technology is transforming business functions, an Economist Intelligence Unit report sponsored by Microsoft, explores how the workplace is evolving and the effect of technology on how people collaborate, form global teams and make decisions across various business functions.

Key findings include:

  • Work will become more complex. Rapidly swelling quantities of real-time data will increase workloads, as will demands for greater local and global collaboration.
  • Lack ...

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The Privacy Panic Cycle: A Guide to Public Fears About New Technologies (ITIF)

This report analyzes the stages of public fear that accompany new technologies when privacy advocates make outsized claims that filter through the news media to policymakers and the public.

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How to Promote Smarter Water Use by Giving Consumers Access to Their Consumption Data (ITIF)

In many parts of the United States, water is quickly becoming a scarce resource. Data-driven insights can enable utilities and consumers to manage water use better, identify leaks sooner, and discover opportunities to use water more efficiently, writes the Center for Data Innovation. To help unlock innovative uses of water data, utilities should provide consumers open access to their water usage data in a standardized format. The federal government should support this goal by encouraging water utilities to do this using the “Green Button” data standard, which has already been adopted by the energy industry to provide consumers access to ...

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Indicadores destacados de la Sociedad de la Información en España (septiembre 2015) (ONTSI)

Ya está disponible una nueva actualización del dosier de indicadores destacados de la Sociedad de la Información en España. En mayo de 2015 el número de líneas de banda ancha creció un 5 % respecto del mismo mes del año 2014, alcanzando los 12,84 millones de líneas. En dicho mes el número de líneas de telefonía móvil ha ascendido a 50,42 millones de líneas sin consideras las líneas asociadas a máquinas. El número de dominios registrado en septiembre de 2015 a través de ...

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Monedas digitales. Divisas móviles y descentralizadas (BBVA Innovation Center)

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TV and Media 2015. The empowered TV and media consumer’s influence (Ericsson ConsumerLab)

This report looks at the rapidly changing consumer habits and expectations such as the increase of on demand video viewing as well as growing importance of anywhere access.

The TV landscape is changing. New TV and media services are enabling consumers to decide what they want to watch and combine their own pick-and-mix solutions. This disruption puts the empowered user at the center. To remain relevant, service providers need to remain on their toes.

Ericsson ConsumerLab, TV and Media 2015, Report

Ericsson ConsumerLab, TV and Media 2015, Presentation

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