IDC forecast on telecoms spending, especially Pay-TV:
"By contrast, the pay-TV services market — encompassing cable, satellite, Internet protocol (IP) and digital terrestrial TV services — is set to remain flat over the five-year forecast period"
Ampere Analysis on the popularity of sports:
"Even though criticism about inflated rates emerges every time rights come up for renewal, the reality is that fans love their sports and most are willing to pay regularly to view it on TV"
Seth Godin on the employment risks of digital marketplaces:
"Any market that seems to offer an 'easy in' to the undifferentiated will eventually squeeze them"
Nadeem Syed (dir. private security company, Islamabad):
"Over 50% of the cameras in the city are not functional due to the negligence... dust on the camera lenses makes it virtually impossible to get clean footage of any incident"
"Smart Cities research pegs global cost savings with smart city tech at $5 trillion yearly; Survey of 455 companies highlights tension between cost savings and better decision-making as the main driver"
IotBusiness on an ABI report on Edge Computing:
"The popular idea of IT/OT integration is fixated on the cloud, but now leading companies are trying to balance distributed computing at the edge with consolidated computing in the cloud"
TechCrunch predictions for digital media in 2018:
"#1 There will be blood in the escalating battle amongst premium OTT video giants, as the market becomes over-saturated, early winners and losers are declared and Netflix finds itself increasingly in everyone's lines of sight — including Disney's and Apple's"
NetFlix on the challenges of efficient video coding:
"Stranger Things season 2 is shot in 8K and has nine episodes. The source files are terabytes and terabytes of data. Each season required 190,000 CPU hours to encode"
McAfee & Brynjolfsson's book 'Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future':
"In the relationship between mind and machine, product and platform, core and crowd – the latter of each pair has grown so much stronger now, that the relationship between each of these must be re-examined"
IPG Mediabrands on digital advertising surpassing TV for the first time:
"Digital ad spending reached $209 billion worldwide — 41% of the market — in 2017, while TV brought in $178 billion — 35% of the market — in 2017"
Gartner on the changing role of the Chief Data Officer:
"CDOs are increasingly asked to help monetise the data companies hold, rather than purely managing and protecting that data"