Device-to-Device Communications, Machine Learning, and Cellular RAN Virtualization Ranked as the Top Upcoming Technology Disruptors

Oyster Bay, New York - 18 Nov 2014

Technology can either be a differentiating factor that helps businesses be successful or it can be something that contributes to a company’s downfall. Technology adoption and usage can help to increase efficiency, increase stickiness, reduce wastage, improve product development, improve service, and improve time to market. Technology is at the heart of many businesses success stories and the role of the CIO, which in the long term view is a recent development, is ever more becoming one of the key positions within a company but it also one of the most challenging.

ABI Research has put together an analysis that collects input from the ABI analyst community and presents a broad perspective as to what technologies should be on any CIO’s or product manager’s radar and should be considered when looking at the future roadmap of either products or internal solutions.

The top technologies were broken down in to the following lists:

Top 5 Overall:

  1. Device-to-Device Communications (D2D)
  2. Machine Learning
  3. Cellular RAN Virtualization
  4. Bluetooth Low Energy/Bluetooth Smart
  5. LTE-Advanced

Most Potential Impact:

  1. Device-to-Device Communications (D2D)
  2. WiGig
  3. Energy Storage for Portable Devices
  4. Graphene
  5. Machine Learning

Time to Disruption:

  1. Cellular RAN Virtualization
  2. ISW and Unified SON
  3. Bluetooth Low Energy/Bluetooth Smart
  4. In-vehicle Smartphone Standards
  5. Machine Learning

Highest Probability:

  1. Cellular RAN Virtualization
  2. Bluetooth Low Energy/Bluetooth Smart
  3. Machine Learning
  4. LTE-Advanced
  5. Device-to-Device Communications (D2D)

“The digitization of our world and the democratization of the Internet means that innovation will increasingly be digital and will come from unexpected quarters. The ability to have a huge net to capture this innovation is not only key to surviving the tsunami of evolution but it is also paramount for companies to be armed with enough knowledge to understand which innovations will matter,” comments Stuart Carlaw, Chief Research Officer at ABI Research.

For a further breakdown of the topic please see ABI Research’s product: Top Technology Disruptors.

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