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Date: 03.17.2016
  Consumers are rapidly embracing wearable technology, with more than 27 million of these computing devices shipped in the fourth quarter of 2015 alone. The next area of growth, analysts predict, will be the rise of wearables in the workplace. Across an array of industries, wearable devices offer game-changing applications from enhancing...
Date: 03.11.2016
Fostering greater diversity across the technology workforce remains a challenge, as mentioned in a previous USTelecom blog discussing the lack of women in STEM positions. For women, this issue is particularly poignant, as SmartAsset analysis underscores. Based on Census Bureau data of 58 of the largest U.S. cities, SmartAsset concluded that women...
Date: 03.04.2016
This week’s Super Tuesday results not only revealed winning candidates, the primary also featured another prominent story: our nation’s aging voting infrastructure and technologies needed to address this issue. According to a Brennan Center for Justice report, in the 2016 elections, more than 43 states in the U.S. will use...
Date: 03.03.2016
For firms interested in marketing data analytics capabilities to potential customers, the Oscars presents an opportunity to showcase techniques and test accuracy by making public predictions of the award ceremony’s winners. This year was no exception, with many companies vying to put forth a winning forecast, while touting why their...
Date: 03.02.2016
Virtual reality has been touted as transformative technology for the gaming world that will offer greater innovation in 2016. This technology is now expanding its reach into other realms – promising dynamic experiences in the fields of education, real estate, film and more. Here are a few highlights of the new virtual reality developments...
Date: 02.29.2016
The Internet is a critical infrastructure and catalyst driving new business models. A prime example of this is the platform economy, which has given rise to marketplace powerhouses from Amazon to Zillow. A global survey sponsored by The Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) entitled, “The Rise of the Platform Enterprise” found that...
Date: 02.26.2016
Dynamic technologies combined with a wealth of data collection and optimization capabilities are enabling companies to finely target and engage customers in a highly personalized way.  Strategically interacting with customers is a competitive differentiator and honing in on the right technological tools to galvanize customer outreach and...
Date: 02.18.2016
This year promises to bring significant activity in cybersecurity policy, given the increasing awareness of cyber vulnerabilities and potential impact on the nation’s infrastructure. To address these concerns, USTelecom convenes the seventh of a series of cyber policy discussions featuring high-level government and industry officials. Top...
Date: 02.16.2016
Telemedicine is expected to gain momentum in 2016 and beyond, with the global telemedicine market projected to more than double over a five-year period, rising from $14 billion in 2015 to $34 billion in 2020. According to The Wall Street Journal, a key driver of this fast-paced growth is venture capitalists’ vigorous investment in apps and...
Date: 02.12.2016
As the business models of telecommunications companies shift with technological advances, an increasing array of providers are viewing their surplus real estate holdings as an asset to be leveraged to drive new areas of expansion, reports the Wall Street Journal.  Windstream is a prime example of a company seizing a sales opportunity to...

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