Reports of how our world is changing.
The following reports offer 'snapshots' of how connectivity is changing our world. Of course, some are produced by companies with a vested interest, but they nonetheless offer food for thought and should provoke thinking and dialogue about our digital future.
Technology, media and telecommunication predictions, 2013. Deloitte TMT partners.
Here are some interesting projections and predictions, like 'The PC isn't quite dead, but...' Includes videos and graphics.
Upwardly mobile: Redefining mobility in Britain, Deloitte Report on Mobile Uptake in UK, 2013
Despite high uptake of mobile devices and services (a 'revolutionary wave'), British organisations and society mobile potential is far from what it could be. "Cultural barriers are greater than technological ones, philosophical more than financial ones." This would never happen in your culture.
2013 Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (KPCB) Internet Use Report (Slide Show - 117 slides). Mary Meeker and Liang Wu. Extensive and wide-reaching statistics on connectivity trends, especially mobile computing, social networking, e-commerce and consumer trends.
McKinsey Report on Social Media in China (2013)
Offers insights into the usage rates and implications of the explosion of social media usage in China. Links to downloadable pdf.
'Connectivity is Core' - Global mobile consumer survey. Deloitte, 2012.
This survey reports trends of mobile connectivity uptake, including demographics of tablets (older buyers as much as younger), 4G mobile service uptake. In general, mobile cellular is still the most popular internet source for smartphones and other mobile devices.
'Connected Generation' IBM Student Study 2012
Excellent, thought-provoking statistics from 'tomorrow's leaders,' presented in contrast to today's leaders, i.e., in relation to CEOs in CEO C-Suite Study below.
IBM CEO C-Suite Study, 'Leading Through Connections' (2012) Study of 1700 CEOs and public sector leaders. 'This year, they (CEOs) identified the overflow of information as on of the most important issues influencing their strategic business decisions.' Overall, technology topped the list of senior leader concerns, including the 'sudden convergence of the digital, social and mobile spheres' (p. 6).
'Our Future World' 2012 Report of the Australian CSIRO.
Highlights the importance of connectivity as a future research trend. Full free pdf document available on-line.
'The Future of Digital.' (Large) slide deck. Source: Business Intelligence (BI), 2012. Excellent update on mobile and other digital platforms, business models and trends.
Facebook 2012 Trends
Compilation of what was hot in social media for the Year 2012.
Ganz, James (2012). 'The cloud factories: Power, pollution and the Internet' New York Times, 22 September.
Noonan, Mary and Glass, Jennifer (2012). The Hard Truth about Telecommuting. Monthly Labor Review, 135, 6.
Perlow, Leslie (2012). HBS blog: 'Breaking the Smartphone Addiction' (14 May).
Includes statistics of success of BCG consultants implementing 'Predictable Time Off' practices.
Rainie, Lee and Fox, Susannah (2012). 'Just in time information through mobile internet connections.' Pew Internet and American Life Project, 7 May.
Cisco Connected World Report (2011). Reports views and attitudes of college students, who will become workers of the future.
Optus (Australia) 'Future of Work' Report (2011).
Looks at trends in telecommunication, with an emphasis on mobile technology uptake.