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  • The Internet of Things (IoT) — Changing the Manufacturing Sector’s Landscape for Good

    Rising consumer demand, increasing technology penetration, and the advent of modern machines are disrupting traditional manufacturing processes, compelling the manufacturing sector to become more autonomous and self-driven.

  • 3D Printing

    3D printing is a process of creating solid objects, where consecutive layers of materials are set in three dimensions until the desired object is formed according to data fed in the modelling software or from the scan of an existing object.

  • 5 Flaws and Fixes in P2P Lending That Could Make Banking Obsolete

    Online marketplace lending platforms — aka P2P platforms — could be a real threat to the banking sector if they get these things right.

  • Twitter — A Crystal Ball for Asset Managers?

    Crowdsourcing through social media could be the next big thing in an asset manager’s analytical arsenal. 

  • M&A Trends in US Technology Sector

    Technology acquisition has been the preferred way of strengthening position and expanding for both tech and non-tech companies in the US. M&A activity across major technology sub-sectors, including software, technology hardware & equipment, IT services, internet software and semiconductors, is driven by increased interest from non-tech companies and PE firms, and the need to acquire new age technologies such as IoT and AI.

  • Mobility Trends and Their Impact on Auto Industry

    The automotive industry is ready to transform with the impending transition to shared, electric and connected mobility. The transition is expected to drive change at a tremendous pace and impact all players in the automotive ecosystem. The article chalks out a series of potential scenarios as mobility trends come into full effect, and talks about how players within the ecosystem are capitalising on the opportunities.

  • Quantum Computing: A Roadmap to the Future

    With classical computing having reached its limit and advanced computing requirements on the rise owing to the advent of big data and artificial intelligence, quantum computing has turned the need of the hour. However, dealing with the complexities of quantum mechanics is a challenge that many companies are trying to overcome. Although the technology is still at a nascent stage, it is imperative for all industries to begin exploring the potential of quantum computing and develop a road map for customized use cases.

  • AI - A Key Element in Bridging the Security Gap for IoT Devices

    Increasing vulnerability of IoT devices to cyberattacks and other security threats have led enterprises to implement Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)-enabled solutions. As hacks become more sophisticated and advanced, traditional security measures are being rendered ineffective. Progressive technologies such as AI and ML have helped in improving security by reducing security breaches and increasing operational efficiency.

  • Plastics Reshaping Wearable Medical Devices

    Metals and ceramics are prevalent in the medical industry. However, the unique properties of polymeric materials and their blends exhibit potential as better replacements for conventional materials.

  • Four Technological Advancements That Could Change the Medical Tourism Landscape as We Know It

    The next wave of medical tourism growth will be assisted by superior technological systems and services.

  • KSA Telecom Sector: Taking a Giant Leap!

    The telecom industry in KSA has taken a giant leap forward in the past few years. The industry has shown incredible progress in terms of infrastructure development and deployment of advanced technologies. Currently, KSA is among the few countries in the world to adopt 5G services and is rapidly expanding its coverage across the Kingdom, thus presenting an attractive opportunity for key players in the sector.

  • 4 Tasks in Facilities Management That IoT Could Take Over

    Recent advances and innovation in the industry pale in comparison to what’s arguably its next big thing - IoT enablement.

  • Will Indian Generics Makers Target Niche Pharma Markets in the US?

    With growing interest in low-cost healthcare options, the US pharma market could be a more lucrative opportunity than their domestic markets for Indian generic drug makers.

  • Potential Business Models with emergence of Autonomous Vehicles

    Players across industries and at all levels of the value chain are constantly monitoring R&D around vehicle autonomy in their bid to understand its contribution in the ecosystem. We believe the emergence of autonomous vehicles will boost the shared economy and attract new stakeholders and beneficiaries to the ecosystem. The question then arises: how would they make money from the products and services, and which factors would determine the overall mobility cost for end users.  The article details end users’ expectations from autonomous vehicles and attempts to answer the two questions.

  • How Plastics Can Boost 3D-Printing of Medical Devices

    The wide usage of plastics, especially photopolymers, can evidently unlock the great potential, in terms of applications, of 3D printing of medical devices.

  • Growth and Potential of IoT-based Smart Waste Collection Technologies

    The increase in municipal waste generation, coupled with the existing inefficiencies in waste collection methods have triggered growth of smart waste collection technologies and solutions worldwide. The usage of IoT based smart solutions for waste collection lowers functional costs and allows the entities to undertake operational analytics and optimize waste collection services, thereby increasing their operation efficiencies.

  • Indian Government Invalidates Large Currency Denominations — Could This Affect the Nation’s Liquidity and GDP?


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  • Why Technology Surveillance Tools Are Not Enough for Tech Watch

    When technology evolves at a breakneck pace, it is necessary for dynamic organizations to track the innovations and technological developments affecting their area of business, and be aware of the opportunities — and threats — coming their way.

  • Emerging Mobility Trends in Middle East

    Mega trends such as shared mobility, connectivity, electric vehicles and autonomous driving are making inroads into the Middle East automotive market. Changing consumer preferences and growing adoption of new technologies are driving the demand for these new mobility mega trends and shall impact all the stakeholders in the Middle East automotive industry value chain.

  • Technologies Inspired by Nature

    With over 3.8 billion years of rigorous R&D, Nature is, by far, the most sophisticated and powerful innovator there is.

  • Long-Term Trends Likely to Emerge in TMT Sector as an Aftermath of COVID-19

    COVID-19 has led to increased usage of internet as well as technology, media, and telecom (TMT). As the virus continues to force nations to remain under lockdown, these trends will be long-term and may become part of the “new normal.” While the developed countries already had a large base of online users, they still saw a surge in numbers. The emerging nations are continuing to see a rise and yet have unexplored potential that could lead to further growth.

  • Why Tech Watch Should Be a Part of Your Competitive Intelligence (CI) Strategy

    “Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.”

    ― Andy Rooney

  • 9 Things to Research Before You Enter a New Market

    One man’s ignorance is another man’s opportunity.

    In a world where external forces are impacting business’ success like never before, conventional wisdom and experience can no longer guide future strategies. To gain a strategic advantage, companies must learn about the what, where, and why of the market environment they plan to enter.

    They need a good Competitive Intelligence (CI) strategy.

  • Every surface as an interface

    The constantly evolving technological landscape has paved the way for making surfaces digital and sensor-enabled. Amid IoT and focus on global internet connectivity, this seems rather feasible. Devices going online will only reduce the clutter and create space. This technological domain has already piqued the interest of startups that are working on its various aspects. A world where the population of digital natives is growing gradually, surface serving as interface seems to be the future.

  • 8 Things to Look for in a Good Research Partner

    If you're in business, you're at war.

    Odds are you’re also trying to run a lean business, which means you've not got enough manpower to chuck into the trenches.

    When it comes to gathering critical information about the markets, the competitors, or even the feasibility of key business decisions; most firms operating out there have in-house research experts that are a jack of all trades, but masters of none. And this might work in few cases.

    Sometimes though, and this definitely sneaks up on the weary that aren’t wary, you’ll need to spring a little extra for situations that call for specific expertise.

    Your first big decision is whether you want to tackle this internally, or hire a Research Partner. 

  • Dubai – A Rising Star of Medical Tourism

    A number of significant investments as well as several favorable factors have made Dubai a medical tourism hotspot in the GCC region.

  • Blockchain: Has It Lived up to the Hype?

    Blockchain is the coolest technology buzzword of the last decade. Has any other technological innovation of recent times generated as much interest? Most narratives over the last few years have been around how this technology was going to be the next internet, transforming the way business is conducted across industries, specifically in the financial services domain.  The reality, however, is quite different. In this article, we look at the ground realities, arguments in its favor and against, successes and failures, and our views on how the future will unfold for this much-discussed technology. Practice Category: Financial Services

  • Impact of digitization on Indian E-tail market

    Digitization, aided by remarkable growth in internet and smartphone users as well as reduction in smartphone prices, has triggered a major transformation in the Indian retail market. The rapid development of the digital market, coupled with favorable government reforms, higher capital outlays, and investment by foreign majors, is driving a gradual shift from retail to online retail. The uptrend in online retail is only expected to strengthen, unleashing immense growth opportunities.

  • Regime Based Asset Allocation (RBAA) — Let the Data Talk

    The growth of multi-asset portfolios in recent years has created a need to look beyond traditional asset allocation strategies. Different economic regimes produce significant impact on various asset returns and risks, albeit at varying degrees.

    Dynamically rebalanced asset classes have an established track record of increasing returns while reducing risk. A formal regime based asset allocation strategy could therefore be the optimal option for investors banking on multiple investment possibilities.

  • Six Sectors That Could Boom During the Trump Administration

    Here’s where to put your money if the Trump administration sticks to its guns.

  • Commercialization of Nano-additives — Labs to Market

    Through the application of nanotechnology, existing products such as fuel, cement, or food can be manipulated on an atomic, molecular, or supramolecular scale by means of nano-additives/nano-fillers so as to enhance their physical or chemical properties. 

  • Investing in Saudi’s Consumer Staples

    Consumer Staples, prized for their slow but steady growth in investment portfolios, are generating higher alpha than ever before.

    They’ve not only been more resilient to the usual market headwinds but also have tremendous potential to grow, bolstered by technological disruptors and a growing consumer base among the world’s emerging market middle class.

  • Expect Sturdy Growth in the GCC’s Education Sector

    Most oil-exporting Arab states face the analogous challenges of fostering inclusive growth and creating job opportunities. The present slump in oil prices has exacerbated these challenges. Given the facts, economic diversification could be a viable option to boost growth, create jobs, and improve resilience to oil price volatility in the long run.

    This won’t be possible, however, unless the GCC’s education sector can gear up to give their students a fighting chance on a global playground.

  • Innovative Plastics & Polymer Additives for Smart Packaging

    The smart packaging market is gaining traction, especially among sectors such as food and pharma, and is likely to boom in the coming years. 

  • Inclusion in MSCI EM Index Fuelling Bullish Sentiments for the Saudi Stock Exchange

    The prospect of inclusion in the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) is fuelling bullish sentiments for the TASI, which could sustain well into the next three years. 

  • Is There an E-commerce Bubble in India?

    The 1600s witnessed a surge in the demand for tulips.

  • Indian Telecom Industry: Consolidation Paving Way for Stability

    The Indian telecom industry has witnessed significant changes over a period of time. Currently, it is in the consolidation phase amid intense competition, declining revenues, and high capex requirements. With increasing data usage among consumers, companies are shifting focus from traditional voice calls to wider digital consumer space such as content and mobile banking solutions. This paradigm shift is expected to be the key to stabilization and growth in the industry in the coming years.

  • Compact SUVs – a segment growing against all odds

    As the automotive industry faces a slowdown in India, the compact SUV segment is proving to be an outlier. Relatively new to India (introduced in 2013), compact SUVs, defined as small cars with a higher ground clearance, is the only segment that has recorded positive sales growth and strong bookings in the past few months. Though the trend is unique in itself—sales of expensive SUVs are strikingly higher in a market where consumer confidence is at a six-year low—the implication for OEMs that are struggling in the competitive passenger vehicle market is larger. Basically, it is a strong indicator of shift in Indian consumer behavior that needs to be taken into account by the industry.

  • Growing Competition in US Media Industry Driving Acquisitions

    The astronomical success of Netflix has disrupted the traditional entertainment market, luring tech players to the newly created SVOD segment and forcing incumbents to adapt. With content as the key differentiator, companies are either investing heavily in original content or acquiring traditional companies with popular existing content. Some companies are also using this opportunity to diversify or enter new segments through acquisitions. The past year has seen many major deals, including mega mergers such as Disney-Fox Corp and AT&T-Warner. The momentum is expected to continue as small media companies look to partnerships to boost scale or gain synergy.

  • Digital – the Future of Pharmacy in the US

    Technology has permeated every industry worldwide today, including healthcare. Within this space, the digitalization of pharmacies has surged over the past few years, especially in developed markets. In the US, many start-ups have entered the online pharmacy space and received robust venture capital support. Traditional brick-and-mortar shops have seen the light and moved online while e-commerce giants like Amazon are entering this space via partnerships. Will physical pharmacies eventually give way to digital-only presences in the US? This remains to be seen.

  • Connected Packaging: Technology Enabling Experience

    Expectations related to packaging of products are changing as consumers increasingly expect a package to do more than just keep products safe. This has given rise to the concept of 'connected packaging', which acts as an effective marketing channel bringing physical products to the digital world.

  • Myth Buster: Is Job Loss in the Financial Services Sector a By–product of the Fintech Explosion?

  • Digital Procurement: A Direct Materials Perspective

    Over the past few years, digital transformation has become a buzzword that has infiltrated organizational departments, including procurement. Implementation of digital technologies is considered a top priority for most CPOs in mid-to-large scale organizations. While the software market is relatively mature for indirect material procurement, organizations still struggle to find the right set of solutions to facilitate direct material procurement operations. In this article, we have focused on challenges in adopting digital technologies for direct material procurement and the type of systems global conglomerates currently have for direct procurement operations.

  • Digitalization: Gaining Momentum Across Sectors

    ‘Going digital’ is the only way for companies to grow today and gain a competitive edge. Digitalization is taking place across sectors and geographies. However, adopting a new technology is not simple and requires in-depth analysis of various parameters. An expert and knowledgeable research partner can ensure that the company gets accurate data, along with insightful evaluation, to take an informed decision.

  • Regulations for Defining Future Infrastructure Development

    Future contracts for infrastructure development will require clear guidelines as to how an infrastructure company should synergize its processes and comply with government regulations. After all, we live in a dynamic environment, where the landscape is changing continuously. Infrastructure is built for the society’s convenience. It is important, therefore, to assess the impact of construction on people, environment, and future-proofing. While government regulations and laws have been in place to address these aspects, adherence is by and large patchy and must be ensured.

  • Data sourcing: Key to decision-making

    Data sourcing is an essential step in developing robust data-backed strategies. Gleaning relevant and accurate information entails verifying the authenticity of data and its source. Skipping this could lead to inaccuracy in data compilation, which would affect analysis. Hence, companies must understand the importance of data sourcing and plan it accordingly.

  • Facility Management: Increasing Efficiency Through Adoption of Emerging Technologies

    Facility management is widely regarded as an essential service that helps maintain the health and safety of people as well as increase the lifespan of buildings and the assets within. Emerging technologies have been assisting facility managers to achieve these objectives. The industry’s reliance on technologies is expected to grow and play a crucial role in containing the spread of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • XaaS – Powering the 'On-demand Economy'

    Changing business environment and increasing competition is pushing the organizations to improve operational efficiency, develop customer centric solutions, increase top-line and enhance innovation capability. In such a dynamic business environment, customers require offerings that are custom-made, available on-demand and allow digitization at a lower up-front cost. To meet these changing demands, enterprises across sectors need to transform their current product based offering to service based offerings and adopt flexible business models such as Everything-as-a Service (XaaS) to be able to form deeper customer relationships and develop predictable revenue streams.

  • The Cisco-BlackBerry Deal – 9 Months On, Who Gained More?

    On June 23, the cross-licensing deal between Cisco and BlackBerry was announced. The agreement was a no-brainer when one considered the current market position of BlackBerry, and how the Canadian technology giant wanted to make full use of its assets. However, the deal did raise a few eyebrows when one considered that it was only Cisco who would pay a licensing fee to BlackBerry, and not the other way around. With the deal now a quarter shy of being a year old, let’s understand who stood to gain more from the deal – Cisco or BlackBerry?

  • Zero Trust: A Solution to Enterprise Cybersecurity Concerns?

    Technological advancements have ensured constant connectivity for enterprises and facilitated remote access. However, this has also increased threats of data breaches, hacks and malware attacks. Various cybersecurity solutions have been developed to beat hackers who are increasingly using advanced tools. One of these solutions is the Zero Trust model, equipped with features to create more layers of safety.

  • COVID-19 Lockdown Plays Well for Gaming Industry

    Natural disasters, recessions, and other such devastating events tend to catalyze industry-wide trends and shift the power balance between sectors. COVID-19’s effect on various sectors, particularly gaming, will be in line with this notion.

  • Insurance Carriers Riding with Uber

    Recent IPOs of companies such as Uber and Lyft highlight the growth experienced by ridesharing companies. However, these companies face incremental risks and cost of insurance to provide cover for their drivers and passengers. In this article, we provide insights on how ridesharing companies can offer opportunities for insurance carriers to expand their businesses and venture into the ridesharing insurance market

  • Medtech companies to play larger role in emerging telemedicine space

    The current pandemic is a grim reminder of the significance of virtual healthcare advisory. While telemedicine has been in practice for decades, the COVID-19 outbreak has catapulted its adoption to a completely different scale. It is on the way to becoming mainstream as the urgency of meeting medical needs during this period of social isolation increases. Medtech companies are expected to play a big role in facilitating this by coming up with relevant solutions that will enable physicians and patients to connect in no time and irrespective of location.

  • Industry 4.0 – The Next Big Trend in Manufacturing Sector

    Revolution–Industry 4.0, also known as smart factories, is the forthcoming phase in digitization of the manufacturing sector where machines will interact with each other and make independent decisions. This would enable companies to improve productivity and take competition to the next level. Whether the new technology will find takers or not depends on how sustainable it is in the long term and how effectively it can translate into higher revenue, lower cost and increased productivity.

  • ISO 20022: The Future of Payments

    ISO 20022 is an upcoming standard that would considerably improve the efficiency of payments and establish checks, enabling companies to transfer payments seamlessly. It is the global language for electronic payments, which would help systems worldwide to communicate and transmit significantly more data through payments. This standard would not only streamline international cross-border payments, but also drastically mitigate the reconciliation issue.

  • Wearable ACs – The New Future

    The digital age has increased awareness about global warming. With the help of technological advancements, efforts are on to come up with innovations that would tackle the increasing fluctuations in temperatures. One such attempt is the development of a personal wearable AC, which is highly power-efficient and provides relief from too much heat or cold. Sony recently launched a wearable AC, although it is not the first to venture into this domain. The volume of research underway in this space currently indicates new possibilities in innovative wearables.

  • Zero Trust Security: An Ideal Cybersecurity Solution in the "Work from Home" Culture?

    The outbreak of COVID-19 and the consequent need for social distancing have made “work from home” (WFH) a norm across the globe. Although currently being viewed as a short-term measure, this concept may soon become a culture. The future may see employees not being constrained within a brick and mortar structure. Access to information on cloud from anywhere ensures business continuity, and WFH or “Work from Anywhere” will soon be the new mantra. However, in such a scenario, robust and reliable cybersecurity solutions would be required to combat the increasing exposure to cyberattacks.

  • Adoption of Online Education Tools: A Short-term Measure or Long-term Trend?

    The ongoing lockdowns worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have affected the schedules of schools and colleges. The virus attacked when most schools were already closing for a summer break. Post the break, academic institutions started using online video conference and education apps to continue tutoring, thereby ensuring that the academic year is not negatively impacted. Could this short-term measure become a long-term trend?

  • The 2016 US Presidential Election - Not Your Typical Year

    While election years usually bode well for the American markets and economy, 2016 could defy the norm. The Chinese slump and slipping oil prices are likely to weigh heavily on an already ailing American economy.

  • 5G: Did COVID–19 Mar the Grand Rollout?

    The rollout of 5G, expected globally in 2020, took a beating as COVID–19 struck with all its might, taking one country after another. To deal with the highly contagious virus, lockdowns were imposed across the globe that completely derailed the rollout of 5G. While spectrum auctions and implementation have resumed, the tempo has slowed significantly compared to the speed with which 5G was being rolled out; however, there is hope that the delay will not have a long-term impact.

  • Branchless Banking: Clicks to Replace Bricks

    The fear of contracting COVID-19 and the associated quarantine measures have been keeping customers away from bank branches, and this trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. The lockdown scenario worldwide is pushing customers more towards online banking and to becoming net savvy. As customers become more comfortable in managing finances digitally, are bank branches doomed to become altogether redundant when the pandemic ends? Will bank branches be a thing of the past? 
    We think YES!

  • India’s Ban on Chinese Apps – An Opportunity for Indian Tech Start-ups

    The political strain between India and China in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the more recent Galwan Valley skirmish has prompted the Indian government to ban certain vulnerable apps that have a Chinese hand. Indian citizens are also favoring home-grown products in their attempt to boycott Chinese products and to support the government’s edict. With the pervasive presence of Chinese apps in almost all segments – from financial services to entertainment and gaming – the current ban opens up vast opportunities for Indian players. Can Indian start-ups rise to this challenge to meet technological demands and emerge as winners?

  • 2020 Stimulus Plans and Their Impact – Will These Be Enough?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains globally and international trade, nearly shutting down the world economy. Looking at the current scenario, many renowned economists have predicted zero economic growth for 2020. Federal governments across nations are announcing unprecedented stimulus packages to deal with the downturn. While this will have a positive impact, the question is will it be enough, considering that two crises – economic and health – have fused into one, compounding the magnitude.

  • The Future of Digital Lending in India

    Digital lending is leading the FinTech revolution. Though still in the nascent stage, it has managed to gain a strong foothold in India. Various models are currently being used, as it slowly evolves and becomes sophisticated. In this article, we explore the potential of digital lending startups in India, along with factors driving growth and the role of various government initiatives to support it.

  • PE Firms Going Long on US Online Short-Term Rental Market

    The vacation rental homes industry has developed rapidly and is set for more growth. Due to the promise it holds, the market has not only attracted venture capitalists but also witnessed an increase in mergers & acquisitions. This growth can be attributed to technological advancements and the market’s online nature, making it easy for travellers to choose, review and book. Hotel chains are also entering this space through either mergers or by creating smaller entities within to have a slice of the pie. Outlook for the industry remains positive and disruptive technologies will redefine the domain further.

  • The Future of Flexible Workspaces

    The COVID-19 pandemic not only bloomed into a widespread humanitarian crisis but also crippled the global economy. To survive, companies will need to sustain their operations over the short to medium term. If they withstand the current crisis, the flexible workspace sector could then rebound and have positive long-term prospects. A sector that came up to execute agile real-estate strategies has been now pushed to the forefront with the outbreak. Organizations are likely to look at the flexible workspace market to diversify and add resilience to their occupational portfolios. Thus, flexible workspaces could account for a greater share of workspaces than ever before.

  • Impact of NB-IoT and LTE-M in Manufacturers and Logistics sectors

    IoT is increasingly being incorporated by businesses, indicating its growing significance. The connectivity facilitated by this system plays a key role in boosting efficiency. Currently, the most popular connectivity technologies are LTE-M and NB-IOT, characterized by low power consumption and wide area of coverage. Here, we mainly discuss their impact on logistics and manufacturing industries, including the role they would play in further growth in the two domains, and the outlook for these technologies.

  • The AI Revolution in Banking

    AI is among the key trends that will reshape the banking industry going forward. Today, AI has evolved to play an integral role in many phases of the banking ecosystem, with a potential to make banks exponentially “smarter”. AI is not just another technology to enhance productivity – it is an industry disruptor with the potential to bring exceptional value to businesses and customers.


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  • The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)

    A healthcare application of IoT technologies, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) represents a new era of personalized healthcare and better living standards the world over.

    IoMT will enable machine to machine interaction, data-driven treatment, devices tailored to individual requirements, as well as intervention solutions that could enable real-time response from remote locations, allowing healthcare providers to save lives now more than ever before.

  • The Disruptive Power of Virtual Currency: Is it Real?

    Virtual currency has been a debated concept within the technology community in the past few years, as transactions through this medium do not require any third party’s involvement.

  • IoT - How Technology is Helping Overcome Legal and Ethical Challenges

    Internet of Things (IoT), at the center of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is a fast-growing domain. It is now a part of our daily lives and activities: in transit, at home, or office. However, with its rise, privacy issues and threat of data loss have also reared their head. Cybersecurity has, therefore, become a primary concern for all companies implementing IoT or building IoT devices. Apart from the security aspect, there are other challenges such as absence of proper laws and inadequate governance.

  • Connected Cars - A Rising Trend In The Global Automobile Sector

    Cars with access to the Internet, also known as connected cars, are gaining popularity in the automobile industry.

  • Quantum Computing and Communications: Is your industry ready? Are you ready?

    Data rates are rising in tandem with the increase in IoT, big data and device connectivity penetration. High speed computation, low latency demand and physical space constraints due to high real estate cost would make it difficult to meet future computation requirements.

  • Therapeutic Vaccines for Alzheimer’s — Are We Close Enough?

    Alzheimer's Disease (AD), one of the most common causes of dementia, accounts for nearly 70% of documented cases of Dementia across the world.

    The pharmaceutical industry is exploring all available options to develop a successful therapy, and the global market for Alzheimer’s treatment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.5%, from $4.9 billion in 2013 to $13.3 billion by 2023.

    This report covers current research into therapeutic vaccines for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), with topics that include market drivers, challenges associated with developing safe next-gen therapeutics, vaccines and therapies currently under development, as well as the technology and commercial ecosystem for AD therapy.

  • Investment in Gaming Industry – Not a Child’s Play

    Since the 70s gaming has been a popular activity among adolescents. With new technologies and innovations, games have only become more sophisticated. Easy availability of mobile phones and internet has added to their widespread usage. Pegged at an estimated USD148.8bn in 2019, the industry is expected to reach USD196bn until 2022, recording a CAGR of 9.6%. The sector is driven by changing demographics and increasing focus on other avenues such as mobile gaming. Although investing in individual stocks of conglomerates in the gaming space (Sony, Microsoft) or focused gaming companies (EA, Activision, NVIDIA) promises higher returns, it is accompanied with higher risks.

  • Is the Center of Steel Production Shifting Again?

    A combination of several factors has resulted in developing countries like China and India replacing traditional steel-producing countries such as the US, Japan, and Germany over the past few years.  There's another shift afoot, however, and new global centers of steel production are likely to emerge before long.

  • Solar Energy Sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    The demand for electricity in Saudi Arabia is growing at a rate of 7% per year, pushed largely by a growing population. Current capacity stands at 66 GW, which is expected to double by 2030.

    One of the largest producers of oil in the world, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is also the world’s sixth largest consumer of oil. 

    The domestic consumption of oil has increased at an alarming rate of 4-6%, nearly twice the rate of population growth. Demand from residential as well as commercial customers has been steadily increasing, boosted by a rapid growth in both population and industry. The global leader in crude oil exports also burns more oil than any other country to generate electricity, spending nearly $16bn every year just to cope with local electricity demand.

    If these trends continue, domestic consumption could eat into Saudi oil exports and render the Kingdom a net oil importer by 2038.

    The shape of things to come has made the Saudi government keen to explore alternative sources of electricity production.

    Solar Energy is expected to get a huge boost in the coming years taking into account environmental and health effects, the economics of solar energy, the geographical location of solar power plants, and load forecasting in Saudi Arabia.

  • Supremacy of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu Set to Weaken in 2020?

    Introduced just a decade ago, video streaming is set to replace conventional cable TV, which has existed for almost seven decades in the US. Over the past years, early entrants such as Netflix, Amazon (Prime Video) and Hulu have acquired significant market share in the online streaming universe in the US. To tap into this revolutionary growth, giants from tech and media world, such as Disney, Apple, Comcast and AT&T, are entering the market, launching a streaming war of sorts.