Tuesday, May 07, 2013

SMAC News Weekly – Week of May 5, 2013

Welcome to SMAC News Weekly, featuring the latest news and numbers relating to SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) that I come across each week.

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A recent study by the firm MarketsandMarkets indicates that the healthcare cloud computing market, which is only currently about 4 percent of the industry, is expected to grow to nearly $5.4 billion by 2017. Read Original Content

Big data drove an estimated $28 billion in IT spending last year, according to market researcher Gartner Inc. That figure will rise to $34 billion this year, Gartner estimates. In addition to pulling data in from social networks, a growing number of big data applications involve machine data from sensors, telemetry systems and other non-human interfaces. Read Original Content

IMS Health has announced the acquisition of Semantelli Corporation, a Bridgewater, N.J.-based social media analytics company, to extend its marketing and consumer engagement capabilities for healthcare organizations around the world. Read Original Content

While social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies add a new dimension to your model, to fully maximize their value consider the sum is greater than its parts. The formula for the Future of Work is called SMAC - social, mobile, analytics and cloud on one integrated stack, where each function enables another to maximize their effect.  To learn more about SMAC and Cognizant please visit http://www.cognizant.com/futureofwork/smac.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Cognizant.

Adobe has announced the creation of a “predictive analytics” social media marketing feature, set to launch this summer with Facebook integration on initial versions. Read Original Content

A new report from Ovum suggests that in order to be better prepared, insurers should focus on creative initiatives that analyze data from a number of sources, including social media, third parties and machine-to-machine communications. By concentrating predictive analytics on key areas of the business – namely business operations, marketing and customer relations – insurers will be able to determine which markets to enter or leave. Read Original Content
Verizon has announced a new Dropbox-like app for Android devices that lets users back up and access their files in the cloud. The app, dubbed Verizon Cloud, will begin rolling out for smartphones and tablets in the coming weeks, the wireless carrier said. Read Original Content

A “big data” health research centre at the University of Oxford has been announced as the latest to benefit from the government’s UK Research Partnership Investment Fund. Read Original Content

The cloud-based security services market will be worth $4.2 billion by 2016, market watcher Gartner claims, as companies seek out new ways to deliver low-touch and low cost security offerings. Read Original Content

Kevin Benedict, Head Analyst for Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) Cognizant
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