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  • Membership Beacons, Indoor Analytics & Location Sector

    The arrival of BLE Beacons and next generation indoor location technologies represents a true evolution in location, enhancing traditional technologies while opening up a host of new revenue opportunities and markets. Just as location is at the core of unicorns like Uber and AirBnB, so it will play a fundamental element in verticals such as IoT, connected home, health, omnichannel retail, automotive, industrial 4.0, ambient intelligence, AR/VR, and mobile advertising.

    This research area provides clients with an unparalleled depth of coverage, across more than 20 next-generation indoor, outdoor, and hybrid location technologies, including BLE Beacons, GPS, Wi-Fi, LED/VLC, sensor fusion, camera, LPWAN, and LTE-direct, among others. These are analysed across 30+ vertical markets, with over 100 leading companies assessed in detail. All major revenue opportunities are covered with forecasts split by hardware, devices, services, analytics, advertising, and the shift to Location-as-a-Service (LaaS).

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    Amazon Teaching B&M Retailers Important Lessons

    4Q 2016

    Amazon’s tentative entry into ricks & mortar retail through the development of bookshops baffled many. However, there are some important lessons that other retailers can learn from Amazon in regards to how the company entered the space. I believe Amazon has a technological advantage because they started with a clean slate. Existing retailers should look at some of the advances Amazon made, and start to think about what they would do if they could start over.

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    Dominique Bonte

    Managing Director and Vice President, B2B

    Patrick Connolly

    Principal Analyst

    Raquel Artes

    Industry Analyst