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|December 26, 2013 09:10 AM EST||
NEW YORK, Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:
This is the most in-depth report on the Indian Media and Entertainment Industry currently available prepared by a combination of International and Indian researchers who know the market inside and out. If you're a media owner looking to enter the Indian market or need to keep abreast of key changes and developments, this is the report you need to keep you up-to-date in this fast moving, rapidly growing market.
This Report dives the Indian macro economy, and provides a thorough overview of the media landscape in India. The report outlines who the important foreign and domestic players are, will show you what competitors are doing and also identify potential partners (see companies covered for more detail).
The Report provides analysis of the current market conditions and growth forecasts out to 2016 and in some cases 2025; useful in helping you ascertain which areas represent most opportunity.
Areas covered include:
- Macro-Economic Overview and Trends
- Television, Print, Digital Media, Radio, and B2B (including events, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Environment, Education, Travel, Civil Aviation and Automotive) industries
- M&A, PE, VC across various sectors
- Advertising, consumer behaviour, People and Demographics
- Share of Average Household Consumption
- Major players across all of the above sectors
- Key challenges and outlook (to 2016 and beyond)
- Regulatory Environment, FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) policies
- Mobile and Internet adoption
- See table of contents for full listing
Many media companies have bought this complete report from East West Information Services to help with market entry strategy and due diligence in the Indian media market.
a) The macro-economic outlook
India is the world's second most populous country with a little over 1.2 billion people and is already ranked 3rd in terms of its PPP ranking, representing around 2.98% of world GDP in 2012. By 2030, India will almost certainly be the world's third largest economy in absolute terms, also. (By 2050, some would predict that it will be the largest).
But this is a market which has remained largely closed to foreign media companies until relatively recently when, in 1991, the cumulative impact of past policies and changing world economic trends meant that India faced a severe foreign exchange crisis. The government moved then to remove some of the regulations governing investment, including many although not all restrictions on foreign investment. This trend has continued, with planned changes to restrictions within the retail sector among the latest developments. The pace of foreign investment is now accelerating.
Despite the recent slowdown in the Indian economy, we are convinced that the fundamentals remain strong and that the country will return to significant growth.
India is not immune to the economic difficulties in the west, although given its growing domestic consumption, it is perhaps more resilient than other nations. The government has to some extent engineered the slowdown to combat inflation and that is showing success and can soon be relaxed. The government has also been criticised for a lack of decisiveness and it is true that there appears to be a power-vacuum at present, which will probably not be solved until after the next general election (due in 2014, but possibly even sooner). Thankfully, India has always been a nation of entrepreneurs and they will continue to drive India's growth, in spite of government bureaucracy and indecision. (If China's growth is 'planned and top-down', India's will inevitably remain more bottom-up.)
In terms of the fundamentals….bear in mind that whilst the populations of the west are increasingly ageing and mostly suffer from excessive debt and unaffordable long-term commitments, India has a population of 550 million people under the age of 25, education levels are rising rapidly, a high proportion of young Indian are highly tech- savvy and personal and government debt are low.
People and Demographics – Growing Middle Class
The Government of India defines the middle class as the mid socioeconomic class (SEC C). The National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) defines the Indian middle class as those whose annual household income falls in the income group of $4,000-$21,000. It comprises people who are employed at clerical or supervisory levels, skilled workers, petty traders or shop owners. The purchasing power of the middle class is increasing rapidly, with considerable potential to grow further still. Armed with increased disposable income, their spending on various products has also increased, most rapidly, as you would expect, on discretionary items
Mobile phone handsets provide a good example. The highest percentage of mobile ownership is among the Indian middle class; according to TGI India, 42% of all mobile phone owners in the country are in this socio-demographic group, representing more than 330 million consumers. Mobile will transform the fortunes of many industries in India, including, of course, the media and entertainment industry.
Real household disposable income has more than doubled since 1985. In the next decade, the middle class will be the dominant section of the Indian population
The change in consumption from necessities to discretionary items mirrors the pattern of developed economies, but at an accelerated pace. Commodities such as cars and air-conditioners, which were in the past considered luxury items, are now considered 'necessities'. In fact, small car ownership in India has grown at a compound annual growth rate of 12.7 percent for the period 2004-05 to 2010-11.
Other industries have also followed the history of western economies. For instance, in the case of apparels the tradition of buying tailored shirts has been replaced by a rising demand for ready-made shirts. The movement from disorganized to organized industrial models is transforming every part of society, from branding and advertising, to supply chains.
Impact of the rising middle class on economic growth
The rise in per capita income of the growing middle class will further propel urbanization.
According to McKinsey & Company, in 2005, around 53 percent of the consumption was in the rural area but by 2025, 62 percent of the consumption will be in the urban area. This will lead to development of the smaller cities, which are now growing at a very fast pace. These cities will host a large number of the middle class and by 2025 around two-thirds of the Indian middle class will be outside the big metro cities like Delhi and Mumbai.
The use of financial services by the middle class is likely to give a push to the growing trends of retail banking and credit card usage. The middle class will also demand better healthcare and education services with a willingness to pay, creating opportunities for the commercial sector
Their discretionary expenditure on recreation activities, leisure travel, and entertainment and luxury items will increase. As income increases, the middle class will not only diversify their consumption baskets, but will demand better quality of and innovation in the products they purchase.
b) The Media Economy
The Indian E&M industry, with revenues of about USD 17.2 billion in 2011, is set to grow robustly over the next few years on the back of steady macro-economic growth, rising spending power and positive demographic indicators. The industry revenues are expected to reach USD 37.6 billion by 2016, with a CAGR of about 17% from 2012 to 2016.
Currently, India is only the 14th largest E&M market in the world with industry revenues contributing about 1% of its GDP.
Indians between the age group of 18-26 are more tech savvy and spend more time on the internet than any other media, as well as being the highest consumers of media, in general
We are confident that the media economy will remain in high growth, beyond the overall economy. There are two main drivers: Growing literacy and slightly improved affluence in the rural areas and smaller cities, above subsistence levels, mean that the market for newspapers and regional language media continues to be robust and will show growth for many years. Simultaneously, among India's middle class, digitisation in TV, an increase in the number of FM licenses in radio, and the growth of smart phones and broadband connectivity, all mean that the media revolution experienced in the west during the past few decades is now being experienced in India, too, but within a compressed timescale.
The fundamental social change affecting all consumer media is the focus on self-improvement, which will last for at least a generation from now. Simultaneously, growth in income levels is driving expenditure on homes, travel, cars and other needs beyond the most basic and increase in leisure time is driving interest in hobbies and other interests beyond the work-related.
The change affecting B2B media is the transformation of India's business structures, from fragmented to organized.
We believe that there are two big questions concerning India's media development, of importance to the higher SEC groups and of principle concern to international investors:
- What impact will digital transition have on TV economics….both the transition of cable to digital set-top boxes and the growth of DTH?
- At what pace can the roll-out of smart phones be anticipated, with either wi-fi connectivity, or 3G/4G subscriptions?
We believe that the answer to both is that over the period of the next decade, these drivers will utterly transform the media sector in India. Neither impact will be instantaneous or follow a straight line. But the correct attitude to the market at this point is to become sufficiently engaged to understand the market and the changes taking place.
Potential Game Changers
Advertising Spends: Television and print dominate the advertising segment in India, with over 80% share of revenue. Digital advertising spend will now rapidly accelerate in absolute terms and proportionately.
Advertising Spends for Television: Television advertising will also increase at pace.The television audience in the country has been on a high growth path, enabling advertisers to reach out to a larger segment of the Indian population. As a result, advertising budget allocation has slowly shifted its focus from other advertising media to this platform. Limited data about the specialist audiences different channels provide has held the medium back from its full potential and will be corrected.
Consumer Spends: Consumers will remain reluctant to pay high prices for content – a strongly ingrained cultural phenomenon. However, rising disposable incomes will lead to some growth in expenditure on TV and mobile subscriptions. There will also be an increasing willingness among the affluent to spend on media perceived as luxury items, such as glossy magazines.
Increasing penetration of Cable and satellite television: While the existing penetration of cable and satellite television is around 83% of television households, there exists a sizeable disparity between different states. For example, locations such as Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore have cable & satellite television reaching more than 90% of total television households, while states like Orissa and Assam have a relatively lower penetration, with a potential for significant growth. This, coupled with the rising popularity of multi-television households indicates that a penetration potential is even much higher.
Digitization of Media Delivery: The digitization of cable networks will help deliver high quality content to Indian viewers and also reduce the incidence of value leakage from the industry. Further, the number of channels delivered to consumers will increase substantially. Digitization will also help drive the uptake of HD channels and value-added- services such as pay-per-view (e.g., movies), encouraging higher consumer spend and delivering higher profitability to broadcasters.
Driving Internet penetration: Internet penetration in India is around 7%, but growing at a very fast pace in India. Infrastructural development in rural areas will help internet to reach to every part of India.
Mobile induced transformation: Increasing mobile and internet penetration is expected to positively impact digital media. Affordable broadband service combined with user comfort is likely to result in shift towards digital medium.
The need for quality information by business: The dramatic change to the structures of almost all industries within India, will make the B2B media sector one of the highest growth. The sharp rise in domestic consumption and the resultant pick up in manufacturing and services industry activity has attracted many overseas corporations to look at India for marketing, partnership and sourcing. B2B events and conferences have provided these players – both foreign and local – a platform to understand and evaluate the market opportunities and market participants better.
Regulatory and Policy Support: Significant policy initiatives such as the liberalizing of FDI have already been taken by the government to facilitate faster growth of E&M sector. Mandatory digitization is a key policy measure which is expected to improve the TV sector's profitability and aid growth in the long term. Lot needs to be done by the government in terms of bringing clarity in its regulatory policies. Policy makers' inordinate delay in policy announcement and failure to adhere to implementation timelines are some of the areas which continue to frustrate. But despite many drawbacks, India has many positives and assurances to offer: a vibrant democracy and a very active judiciary system.
This report contains is a combination of four separate reports with additional commentary and M&A, VC, PE deal coverage. The individual reports can be viewed through the links below.
1. Executive Summary 08
a) The Macro-Economic Outlook 08
People and Demographics - Growing Middle Classes
b) The Media Economy 09
2. Macro-Economic Overview 12
a) Overview 12
b) The Indian Consumer Landscape 17
Share of Average Household Consumption
Four Key Segments
Composition of Consumption Expenditure Across Segments
3. The Indian Television Industry 26
a) Executive Summary 26
Television Channels (Broadcasters)
Content & Rights
b) Macro Market View 28
c) Distribution: DTH and Cable 32
Overview DTH (Distribution - Satellite/Direct to Home)
En Route to Digitization: Trends, Concerns and Challenges
Indian Television Industry - Stakeholder Revenue Chain
d) Television Channels 38
e) Content Production 42
Overview Key Players
f) Regulatory Implications 48
Multi-Service Operators (Cable Distribution Companies)
Local Cable Operators (Lcos)
4. The Indian Print Industry 50
a) Executive Summary 50
b) Macro Trends 52
c) English Versus Vernacular New Daily Publications 55
d) Revenue Share by Category 56
e) Growth Outlook 59 Rising literacy to add more readers Regional Power Shift Localization of content
Players go Pan India, not content with regional leadership
High cover prices
Expanding reach with the help of regional languages Digital rehash
f) Key Challenges and Issues 63
High cost and volatility of newsprint prices
Limited talent availability
FDI investment Cap Impact of new wages bill
g) Evolving Business Models and Digital Developments 65
Advertiser-Print Media Barter (Stake for Space)
5. The Indian Digital Media Industry 66
a) Executive Summary 66
b) The Internet Infrastructure in India 66
c) Consumer profile and behavior 76
India Internet Consumption & Behavior
d) Digital market sub sectors summary 84
Commerce and Transaction
Mobile advertising Mobile Applications
Factors driving growth in mobile apps
Overall digital prospects and development
e) Key verticals and major players 94 Consumer Digital – Segmentation
Growth of India's Top Social networking Sites
Usage of India's Top Social networking Sites
Content & Entertainment
f) Appendix – Detail on Digital Advertising 102
6. The Indian Radio Industry 106
a) Overview 106
b) Major Private FM Operators 109
c) Key Challenges and Future Outlook 109
7. The Indian B2B Media Industry 112
a) Overview 112
Architecture, Construction, Engineering (Ace) and Construction Equipment
B2B Media Presence
Healthcare & Medical Equipment
Infrastructure (Roads, Ports, Railways)
Travel & Tourism Automotive Industry
b) B2B Magazines Market 123
Ad Revenue Vs Circulation Revenue
Future Outlook and Growth
Factors contributing to the growth of the B2B publishing market
Key Challenges In The B2B Publishing Market
c) The B2B Events Market 130
Company Profile Event Management Companies
Key Venues Profile
d) B2B Digital Media Market 142
Ad Revenue Vs Subscription Revenue
Cost Break Up
E-Commerce Trade Directories & Info Services
8. Mergers & Acquisitions (last 2 years) 148
Television & Film Industry
9. PE&VC – M&E (last 2 years) 151
10. Key Player Summaries 152
Media Conglomerate 153
TV Content Distributors
The Global Digital Industry behemoths in India
Other Digital Media companies
Major Indian Players
Indian Digital Media Companies – Part Of Large Media Conglomerate 178
India Express Group
11. FDI Policy for Media 191
12. Market Pulse (Quarterly) - Available via separate subscription
Aditya Birla Group
Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson and Huawei
Amagi Media Labs
Amar Chitra Katha
Amazon Transportation Services Private Limited (ATSPL)
Ananda Bazar Patrika (ABP) Group
Angel Agritech Group of Companies
Angel Cinevision and Media
Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
Avitel Post Studioz
Axe Angels Club
B4U Network Television
BAG Films and Media
Bennett Coleman and Co (BCCL)
Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited AKA The Times Group
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)
Bharti Airtel group
Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
British Sky Broadcasting
Burda Druck GmbH
Business Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
CanvasM (A Motorola - Tech Mahindra JV)
Caufield & Byers
Chennai Trade Centre
Conception Events & Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
Council of Architects (COA)
Dainik Bhaskar Corp.
Dainik Bhaskar School for Media Education (DBSME)
Dainik Jagran Group
Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cochin, Chennai, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Tiruchi,
Thiruvananthapuram, Visakhapatnam, Port Blair, Mangalore, Agatti, Pune Airports
Department of Higher Education
Department of Road Transport and Highways
Discovery Communications India
Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG)
Disney Publishing Worldwide (Dpw)
Divya Prabhat Publications
Edumedia India Pvt Ltd
Eros international Media
ESPN-STAR Sports (ESS)
Exhibition India Group.
Express Group Business Publications Division (BPD)
Future Publishing Limited
Gemini New Media Ventures
Gingersoft Media Pvt. Ltd.
Global Media Management LLC
Golden Goenka Fincorp
Government of India (GOI)
Hannover Milan Fairs
Hathway Cable & Datacom
HCL, Karbonn, Micromax, iBall, Micromax
Headland Capital Partners,
Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd (HMVL)
HSBC Principal Investments
HSBC Private Equity (Asia) Ltd
HT Burda Media Ltd.
HT Media Limited
HT Media Ltd
Human Resources and Development ministry
I Media Corp
I media corp ltd. (IMCL) – Part of the Dainik Bhaskar Group
iAds & Events
iBiquity Digital Corporation
India Today Group Digital – part of the India Today Group
India Today Group/living Media
Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Indian Readership Survey (IRS)
Indian Readership Survey(IRS)
IndusInd Media & Communication
International Typesetting and Composition (ITC)
Investment Commission of India
ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation
ITPO (India Trade Promotion Organisation)
Jagran Prakashan Group
Journal Registry Co.
Jungle Book untold stories
JV Media Pro
KAL Cables (Sumangali)
Kal Radio, South Asia
Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
Kingdom of Dreams
L Capital Asia
Madhyamam Broadcasting Ltd
Media Content and Communications Pvt Ltd (MCCS)
Micromax, Karbonn, Lava
Ministry of Company Affairs
Ministry of Environment and Forest
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
MMRDA Grounds (BKC) Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC)
MRUC (Media Research Users Council)
MSM Discovery Pvt. Ltd.
Multi Screen Media
Multi Screen Media (Sony Entertainment Television),
Multi -screen media limited
Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd.
Navi Mumbai, Goa, Durgapur, Kannur, Saras Greenfield airports approved
Network 18 (E 18)
Network 18 Group
Network18 Media and Investments
New Delhi Television Limited
New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
Next Gen Publishing
Next Gen Publishing Ltd
Nielson's TAM group
Nimbus Communications Group
Nokia Growth Partners
NRSC (National Readership Studies Council)
Only Much Louder
Paramount Films of India
Prime Focus London
Purple Advertising Services
Reed Business International
Reliance ADA G Entertainment
Reliance BIG TV
Reliance Broadcast Network
Reliance Industries (RIL)
Reliance Industries Limited
Renewable Energy India
RSCI (Readership Studies Council of India)
Sahara one Media & Entertainment ltd
Samsung Mobile India
Sistema Shyam Teleservices (MTS India)
SMS Gupshup - Webaroo Technology India
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Television
Sri Adhikari Brothers
STAR DEN Media Services
Star Den Networks
Star India Pvt. Ltd. (SIPL)
Star Network/ News Corp.
STARIndia Pvt. Ltd. (STAR)
SUN Network Group AKA SUN 18
Sun Network Limited
SUN Tv Network
Sun TV Networks
Sun18 Media Services North Co.
Sun18 Media Services South Co.
Supreme Court of India
Synergy Media Entertainment
Synergy Media Entertainment (SMEL)
TAM Media Research
Tata Teleservices (TTSL)
TDA Group Publication Services
The Adventures of Vanayu
The Indian Express Group
The Indian Express Limited Group
The One Alliance
The Pure Media
The Times of India
The Times of India Group
The Times of India Group/ BCCL
TheOneAlliance (MSM Discovery)
Times Internet (TIL)
Times Internet Limited – Part of the Times Group
Times of India
Times of India Group
Trading Gate FZCO
TRAI Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
TripAdvisor Media Group
Turner International India Pvt Ltd
Turner International Private Limited
TV 18 group
TV Today Network
United Business Media Limited
UTV Interactive – Part of the UTV Media Group
UTV Software Communications Ltd
UW Software Communications
ValueFirst Digital Media Company
ValueFirst Messaging Pvt. Ltd.
Viacom 18 Media
Vox Mobili SA
Walmart Labs research
Walt Disney India Company Pvt. Ltd
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE)
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (India) (WDSMPI)
Walt Disney Television International (India)
Whats On India
Wolters Kluwer Health
World Media Connect LLC
Zee Entertainment Enterprises
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited
Zee Motion Pictures
Zee Network Enterprise
Zee Turner Limited
Zodius Capital Others
20 Sun Network channels
3G India Forum
Aaj Tak, Business magazine
Agri Power Expo
Airport Cities Exhibition & Conference (ACE)
Airtel Digital TV
Anand Bazaar Patrika
Android 2.2 OS
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.0 Operating system
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Android from Google
Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1
Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Arm Cortex A5
Bata India Limited
Bigg Boss (TV Programme)
BPO India Forum
Byond Phablet PIII
Caller Back Ringtone
Champion Wtab 705 Talk
China International Exhibition & Symposium on Dental Equipment, Technology & Products
Construction and Design
Content (Youth Focused, Live Events, Music)
Cosmopolitan Indian Edition
Counter India Terror India conference
CRN ( www.crn.in )
Daily Bhaskar (www.dailybhaskar.com)
Dainik Bhaskar (www.dainikbhaskar.com)
Dainik Bhaskar mobile short code 54567
Digital Cinema Systems
Digital Content Distribution
Dil Dosti Dance
Disney Channel (DC)
Disney Channels Worldwide
Divya Bhaskar (www.divyabhaskar.com)
Divya Bhaskar (www.divyabhaskar.com)
Divya Marathi (www.divyamarathi.in)
Divya Marathi (www.divyamarathi.in)
DJ World Indian edition
Electronic Program Guides
Energy Expo Surat
ESC India (Embedded Systems Conference)
Express channel business
Express Group (Express Computer)
Express Technology Sabha -
Express travel world
Fear Factor (Indian version)
Federated Media Publisher
Femina, the lifestyle magazine
Food Hospitality World
General Knowledge Today
Great India Travel Bazar
HBO Sony Mix
Heat Treat and Surface Engineering
Hockey India league (HIL)
Humse Hai Life
Hydra Vision India
India Today SMS (52424)
India Today Voice (5052424)
Indian Premier League (IPL)
Industrial Expo Surat
Information Week (www.informationweek.in )
Infrastructure Excellence Awards
iOS from Apple
Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao (TV Programme)
IT Enabling Green
IT for Manufacturing
Jagran Josh (Education Portal)
Jagran Junction (bilingual blogging site),
Jagran Post (Online News Portal)
Jagran Yatra (Travel Information Portal),
Karbonn Smart A111
Kaun Banega Crorepati (TV Programme)
Khatron Ke Khiladi (TV Programme)
Love Kiya To Darna Kya
LU60 uplink technology
Malaysian International Furbiture Fair (MIFF)
Media Tech (Local Ads Targeting)
Men's Health Indian Edition
Micromax Smarty A65
Microsoft India Store
Mint Luxury Conference
Mirror for Mumbai
Mobile news alert service – 56388
Modern Food Processing
Modern Machine Tools
Modern Packaging and Design
Modern Plastics and Polymers
Multiplex (ln-mall Entertainment)
My FM (www.myfmindia.com),
N pack Today
NDTV.com, its sub-sites NDTV Profit
News Agency (Financial News)
Nokia Lumia 920
OMG from Yahoo
Pirates of the Caribbean 4
Pixar Animation Studios
Post Production Services
Power Generation India & Central Asia
Prince of Persia
Production (Film TV)
Project 1 Reporter
Radio Audience Measurement (RAM)
Reliance Big TV
Renewable Energy India exhibition (www.renewableenergyindiaexpo.com)
Rolling Stone Indian edition
Sacch Ka Saamna (TV Programme)
Samanya Gyan Darpan
Samsung Galaxy Grand
Sands of Time. Online
SET MAX (MAX) (1999)
SET PIX (2006)
Sony Entertainment Television
Storage & Security Forum
Sun TV 18
Tata Docomo Photon+
Tata Sky (JV Tata Group, British Sky Broadcasting)
Technology Premier League - 9.9 media (IT NEXT, CTO Forum)
Techonline India (www.techonlineindia.com )
The Bombay Store
The Economic Times
The Lion King
The Times Food Guide
Times of India
Times Television Network channels (TTN)
TripAdvisor Media Group
Uttar Banga Sambad
UTV Action Telugu
UTV Mobile Video
UTV World Movies
Vh1 (International Music Channel
Virtual CRN - UBM (CRN)
viz. Adithya TV
Wall Street Journal
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Walt Disney Pictures
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Kaun Banega Crorepati)
Wikimedia Foundation Sites
Winnie the Pooh
World Didac Expo
Yahoo-ABC News Network
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WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
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In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
Oct. 24, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,728
We're entering the post-smartphone era, where wearable gadgets from watches and fitness bands to glasses and health aids will power the next technological revolution. With mass adoption of wearable devices comes a new data ecosystem that must be protected. Wearables open new pathways that facilitate the tracking, sharing and storing of consumers’ personal health, location and daily activity data. Consumers have some idea of the data these devices capture, but most don’t realize how revealing and...
Oct. 24, 2016 02:15 PM EDT Reads: 3,965
A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They’re called Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact on the data center and on server computing in general. Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some ...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that MathFreeOn will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MathFreeOn is Software as a Service (SaaS) used in Engineering and Math education. Write scripts and solve math problems online. MathFreeOn provides online courses for beginners or amateurs who have difficulties in writing scripts. In accordance with various mathematical topics, there are more tha...
Oct. 24, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,014
In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, will be adding the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftNet Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftNet Solutions specializes in Enterprise Solutions for Hadoop and Big Data. It offers customers the most open, robust, and value-conscious portfolio of solutions, services, and tools for the shortest route to success with Big Data. The unique differentiator is the ability to architect and ...
Oct. 24, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 913
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
Oct. 24, 2016 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,032