Tag: Technology

75% of Consumers Believe Mobile Offerings are Extremely Important

Metova, a world-leading provider of mobile, connected car, connected home and IoT solutions, announced the results of a survey revealing the sentiment of over 1000 consumers on “Mobile First” technologies. The survey was conducted to research the growing shift from “Mobile Friendly” to “Mobile First.” Notably, more than half would choose one company over another based on the mobile experience they offer and 70% say it is very important that a company they do business with has a great mobile experience.

Manage Smarter 44: Using Technology to Create More Value

Tern Consulting’s Principal and Founder, Melanie Bladow, is a global expert in connecting people, business and technology. In this episode, Melanie joins us from Alaska to discuss: Why asking “Why?” is the best place to start on what tech will most benefit you, the “Three Drivers” to consider when changing tech you’re using, and how to “Hack Organizational Politics” to implement effective tech.

Privacy is a Concern for 50% of Consumers Considering Internet of Things Devices

Metova, a world-leading provider of mobile, connected car, connected home and IoT Solutions, announced the results of a survey revealing the sentiment of over 1000 consumers on IoT and connected home technologies. Notably, less than 20% of people surveyed feel like they have a good understanding of what the Internet of Things is, however, nearly 70% of consumers already own at least one IoT device. In addition, 84% of people would like the ability to monitor their utility usage in real-time with connected devices, and would choose a utility provider over a competitor based on that ability if given a choice.

69% of Consumers Enjoy Interactions with and Value the Benefits of Artificial Intelligence

“Artificial intelligence has arrived, and most consumers have crossed paths with it, reports MediaPost. This could be using chatbots for customer service, using facial recognition for identification or having voice conversations with a digital assistant through a smart speaker or smartphone.”

Outdated Technology in Cars is a Deal Breaker for 88% of Consumers

Metova, a world leading provider of mobile, connected car, connected home and IoT Solutions, today announced the results of a survey revealing the sentiment of consumers* regarding “the connected car.” Of note, over half of respondents own a car that connects to the internet, either direct or via phone, while two-thirds would switch to a different entertainment service if that service is readily available in their new vehicle.

Technology is on the Top of Half of Small Business Owners’ Investments Lists

CIT Direct Capital, the national online small business lending unit of CIT Group, today announced the results of its new survey conducted by The Harris Poll revealing that nearly three out of four small businesses in the U.S. plan to expand their product and service offerings this year.

Does Your Sales Creativity Need a Boost?

Are you tired of prospecting, presenting, negotiating and closing the same old way? If so, your success rates could be falling. Prospects and clients can tell when you’re not into what you’re selling. To improve your numbers, why not try a little creativity? Most people don’t think of sales as a creative profession. After all,

Are You Ready to Lead Your Company into the Future?

Are you ready for the future? Is your company ready to take on the challenges of the next technology revolution? In a recent Fast Company post, Jared Lindzon describes the new type of leadership necessary to survive in a world where the pace of business is speeding up.

The ‘Videoquake’ is Here

Consumers know the kind of entertainment they want to view. These days, it’s all about streaming online video. Consumers like being able to watch what they want, when they want, and they want to keep their costs down.

37% of U.S. Adults Download Mobile Game Apps

Video games are capturing an increasing portion of consumers’ free time. As more content is being made available in the form of apps, consumers are also shifting from console-based to mobile-based video games. A new IAB analysis of Prosper Insight Data highlights the characteristics of the mobile-based video gaming audience.

Cinema Operators Use New Technology to Boost Ad Revenue

The cinema delivers captive audiences who are in a relaxed mood and receptive to what they see on the screen. Over 30,000 cinema screens are available to display marketer messages and the Cinema Ad Council notes that advertising levels have reached at least $600 million in each of the last three years. To grow revenues more quickly, some operators are turning to technology.

Emerging CE Product Categories to Spark Growth in 2014

Revenues for the consumer electronics (CE) industry are projected to grow 2.4% in 2014, reaching a new record high of $208 billion, according to a new study. New technology categories, including 3D printers, Bluetooth wireless speakers, convertible PCs, health and fitness devices, smart watches and Ultra HD television displays, are cumulatively expected to contribute more than $6 billion to the overall CE industry in 2014. While these emerging product categories represent less than three percent of the entire CE industry, they drive 65% of total industry revenue growth.

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