IBM inventors received a record 9,262 U.S. patents in 2019, a 2 per cent increase from 2018, making it the company to secure the most patents annually for the 27th consecutive year, according to the 2019 IFI Top 50. Australian IBM inventors received 167 patents and almost half of the

This year leaders focused on digital transformation and CX however some came to the realisation these strategies are hard, costly and challenged the way they run their businesses. Despite the effort made, CX performance was flat and more than 50 per cent of digital transformation efforts stalled, according to Forrester.

More than a third of companies will commit 75 per cent of their marketing budgets to digital by 2019 Analytics, digital budgets and mobility will be the areas of greatest disruption and change for marketers over the next five years, according to a report by Accenture. The global study —

The social business apps market will almost triple over the next four years, growing from $US13.9B in revenue lat year to $37B by 2019. The figures are drawn from study by 451 Research which looked at areas such as marketing automation, social media monitoring & management, enterprise collaboration/social, and web

The latest forecasts by Ovum highlight the continuing solid growth of the machine-to-machine market. Long term, the opportunity is huge — the total market place isexpected to reach $US66 billion by 2019. As for the cellular market, Ovum says it will bring in a total of $US252 billion for the 2015–19

The world will add more than three and a half billion new smartphone subscriptions before the end of the decade — with the Asia Pacific region contributing to more than half the growth, according to a new report by Ericsson. By 2019, there will be over nine billion total mobile subscriptions