The acceleration in the use of Information Technologies to provide breakthroughs in health care delivery, as well as reining in spending, could help companies drive down costs of our nation’s health care system.
Internet & IT
Worldwide adoption of mobile, social, local, and cloud technologies is in the early stages. According to Gartner Group, the number of mobile computing devices, including smart phones and tablets, is projected to increase from the current 200 million to 5 billion by the end of the decade, resulting in more online spending and increased payment options.
As a result of the rapid socialization of everything on the web, look for social networks to become the World’s dominant media platform by the end of the decade.
Online ad spending is exploding and will soon overtake TV ads, as spending for it catches up to the amount of time spent by consumers online. The market for mobile advertising is growing rapidly and is expected to exceed $20 billion by 2015 driven by the increased penetration of smart mobile computing devices.
According to the International Energy Agency – publisher of the World Energy Outlook – global demand for Energy is expected to increase by a factor of eight-fold in the next 20 years. The majority of the increase, approximately 93%, is coming from just two countries, China and India.
High projected prices of oil in the long run, increasing costs of finding and extracting it, and environmental concerns are all expected to drive up demand for renewable energy, making it the fastest growing source of Energy.