Outsourced Product Development (OPD) services market is one of fastest growing, best performing segments in IT services driven by software disruption and application proliferation

Demand for outsourced product development services has continued to explode as next-generation software applications, mobile applications, connected products, and other digital experiences have heightened the need to deliver products quickly and seamlessly.  Developing next-generation products for both web and mobile consumption requires not only specific skill-sets, but large development teams to build and support these… Read more >

A new era for the robotics industry – collaborative robots are fast becoming a manufacturing reality

The legacy industrial robotics market is a rather mature $11 billion market with annual growth rates in the low single digits and is fairly heavily dependent on the automotive market. The emergence of new robotic platforms that feature advanced sensors, machine vision, connectivity and autonomous navigation capability have opened up “blue ocean” market opportunities with… Read more >

E-commerce Companies Continue to Find Capital and Strong Investor Receptivity

Global investment in e-commerce and e-marketplaces doubles from 2013 to 2014; Asia leads the way. Private capital investment in global e-commerce and e-marketplace companies has increased in value from $3.2bn in 2013 to nearly $9.6bn in 2014, driven by large growth fundraisings and pre-IPO crossover investments. About half of the value of investment in 2014… Read more >

Silicon Labs, Bluegiga and the Unstoppable Rise of IoT (Internet of Things)

IoT has come a long way. First coined in 1990, IoT was defined in the context of better managing standalone networks. Today, it is an overriding growth theme impacting every player and sector that has been forever changed by the juxtaposition of humans, business processes, data, and devices, which are all seamlessly interconnected. IoT has… Read more >

Connected Fitness Is Very Real, and It’s a Blue Ocean Market

Under Armour’s purchase of European-based Endomondo – the latest acquisition in the connected fitness category – is another sign that the giants in the technology and sports industries are positioning themselves for an emerging market opportunity with tremendous momentum. The ability to apply technology in forms that enable people to be more proactive about their… Read more >

M&A and 3D Printing Collide

Originally posted on GigaOMPrinting has come a long way since Gutenberg and the first printing press in 1439. The printing industry has evolved from the golden age of printing blocks to modern 2D printers capable of mass-producing documents in minutes. We have seen these devices become an integral part of our lives, but today’s technology is… Read more >

The Past and Present of Tech M&A

2014 has been a record year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A).  We’ve seen the greatest volume on record since the financial crisis – with over $1 trillion dollars from over 7,000 announced deals – and that number will grow even higher by the end of this year.  2014 has been a record year for mergers and… Read more >