Happy New Year! Here are few stories that caught our attention during the first week of 2013. The articles this week include the 5 big trends you’ll see at CES, what to expect in imaging software in radiology for 2013, the hard truth about cloud differences, designing enterprise mobile apps and more.
In our Follow Friday series, we feature a few industry news finds to share with you. We are constantly finding interesting, fun, exciting, noteworthy, shocking and industry-changing articles all week long on the internet. Check us out every week to see what catches our eye around the web!
5 Big Trends You'll See at CES 2013 - Mashable
By Pete Pachal
Despite its uncertain future, the annual CES is always the year's first taste of the new technologies that will define it. With hundreds of companies peddling thousands of products, it's easy to get lost in the noise of pre-show chatter, but out of the chaos, various patterns are emerging, and some will grow to become bona fide "trends." International CES 2013 officially begins on Tuesday, Jan. 8, but like the presidential primaries, companies are unveiling new products earlier and earlier in advance of the show in order to be heard before the din of the show gets too loud. LG, for example, began announcing TV news as early as Christmas, and Samsung dropped news about PCs and cameras early in the New Year.
Radiology in 2013: The Year of Imaging Software - DiagnosticImaging
By Whitney L.J. Howell
The industry has turned its focus to what can be done in the next year to make practice more efficient and improve how its providers interact with other specialties. One of the biggest strategies for accomplishing this goal will be the implementation and use of new software offerings, experts say. The increasing use of more complex information in radiology practice has necessitated intelligent systems to more effectively capture and analyze data. Whether the new products impact workflow or patient care, new software developments will play an integral role in how you obtain, analyze, and share images in the future.
Gartner: The black cloud over IT will lift in 2013 - Venture Beat
By Christina Farr
For startups developing software for businesses rather than consumers, pitching products to IT divisions can be a predicament: It’s often unclear who makes the final decision on purchases, and IT budgets have become notoriously tight. A new wave of companies — like GoodData, founded in 2007 — have boldly entered the market with plans to bypass IT entirely and sell their products to marketing and business users. Research firm Gartner is partially responsible for its shift in attitude with its frequently-cited projection that by 2017, chief marketing officers will spend more on IT than chief information officers. Startups selling software to businesses fear that they can no longer count on IT managers as customers.
5 Etiquette Tips for Photo Sharing - Mashable
By Beth Blecherman
The use of new and changing technology brings with it new etiquette challenges that can be both difficult to understand and address. As parents, we need to not only figure out our own digital etiquette, but oversee our kids' exploration through these new waters as well. Case in point: Randi Zuckerberg recently shared a family photo with a group of friends on Facebook and that photo went public on Twitter. While the broad sharing of a family photo intended to stay private does not register as a national security breach, it does raise some very good questions about respecting the privacy of others and reveals a very vital parenting lesson.
Hard Truths About Cloud Differences - InformationWeek
By Jim Ditmore
We're long into the hype cycle of cloud computing. That means clear criteria to assess and evaluate the different options are critical. Which of the many cloud approaches should medium to large enterprises take to optimize their data center operations? Typically, the cloud is envisioned as an accessible and low-cost compute utility in the sky that's always available. Despite this lofty promise, companies will need to select and build their cloud environment carefully to avoid fracturing their computing capabilities, locking themselves into a single, higher-cost environment, diminishing their ability to differentiate themselves and gain competitive advantage -- or all three.
Designing enterprise mobile apps: Keep it simple to make it great - SD Times
By Suzanne Kattau
I was recently talking to a vendor about what makes great enterprise mobile apps and he brought up the aforementioned quote in conversation. He said it to illustrate that, in this case, if enterprise users don’t find your mobile app simple and easy to use, they won’t want to use it. So, one of the most helpful mobile app development guidelines that enterprise mobile app developers should keep in mind, he said, has to do with building great user experiences. In other words, keep it short and simple. Shorter is better when it comes to mobile apps.
Forrester: SaaS And Data-Driven “Smart” Apps Fueling Worldwide Software Growth - TechCrunch
By Alex Williams
Forrester Research is citing SaaS and data-driven smart apps as the major growth engines for the worldwide software market. The SaaS software market will increase 25 percent in 2013 to $59 billion, a 25 percent increase. In 2014, the market is expected to total $75 billion. Forrester uses the term “smart computing” to define apps that, for instance, provide direct access to data for decision-making. It also includes data analytics and business intelligence in the category.
The research firm forecasts the smart computing software market to be $41 billion in 2013, increasing to $48 billion in 2014.
Share with us below your thoughts or comments on the articles from this week. What are you looking forward to at CES 2013?