In the first 10 months of 2017, $8.15 billion was invested in edtech companies. And according to Global Report, EdTech spending is expected to rise to $252bn by 2020. Whilst some may be sceptical of introducing technology into education, the opportunities and improvements it could bring to education are at least something to trial. 75% of teachers find their workload unmanageable, therefore edtech could provide some much-needed relief - assisting teachers, NOT replacing them.
In today’s digital age, it is vital for retailers to have an online presence. The increasing capabilities of our phones and tablets are broadening the usage of our smart devices, meaning that e-commerce is becoming more and more popular. Customers are no longer restricted to a computer screen at certain points within the day, instead, shoppers are on-the-go purchasing products anywhere, at any time they wish.
With the sophisticated technology we have access to nowadays, marketing campaigns have become more competitive and innovative than ever before. Martechs like Artificial Intelligence (AI) offer marketing and communications insights and intelligent suggestions on how to best target their customers. Therefore, boring, old marketing techniques will no longer capture the attention of your customer base. Here are four technologies all marketing teams should use to stand out amongst their competitors.
The best type of training is hands-on. On-the-job training offers new employees to truly understand their role and confidently learn how to fulfil it. However, some industries and job roles are far too dangerous or high-risk to enable new employees to learn in a hands-on way. Instead, we revert to more conventional methods like training manuals or PowerPoints, but these are dull and unengaging. What if the was a way to engage your employees whilst learning in the most effective way without any risk? Enter AR and VR.
2017 was a big year for technology.
Emerging technologies have the potential to completely redesign healthcare. With the impending move towards smart cities, it only makes sense that our healthcare becomes smarter. Rapid developments within reality technologies and artificial intelligence have seen undeniable impact on sectors such as retail, sport, manufacturing and finance, but the possible usage of these technologies within healthcare could revolutionise the medical profession globally.
Traditionally, the sports industry is fairly rapid in adopting emerging technologies. Whether it’s improving data collection, tightening referee procedures or expanding the club brand, the industry is always looking for new ways emerging tech can be utilised to improve the sporting experience.
Although it would probably pain Apple to admit, Android devices has the largest amount of users in the world. Whilst Apple are considered pioneers of technology, Google are never far behind the innovation, often revealing alternatives to products very close behind (and sometimes before) Apple’s launch.
Topics: AR and VR