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6 Use Cases for Enterprise Mixed Reality

From designing machinery in a collaborative VR space to avoid collision issues, to utilizing AR wearables to overlay information for technician repairs in real-time, the mixed reality space is filled with opportunity for innovative corporations seeking to empower employees.

Analysis: Should Blockchain Power Your Customer Loyalty Program?

By Kaleido Insights Research Analysts: Jeremiah Owyang, Jessica Groopman, Jaimy Szymanski, and Rebecca Lieb Trend: Nearly a dozen companies have announced their intent to launch blockchain-based loyalty programs and/or branded cryptotokens to encourage customer engagement. But should your company?  Is it right for your loyalty program? Is it just hype? Should you deploy? Our analysis […]

5G Enables the Next Generation of Intelligent Tech

5G supports an intelligent ecosystem of connected devices and people, enabling autonomous systems to self-operate. Millions of devices will send rapid information to each other and the network, while human-operated devices will increase in bandwidth and more.

5G Offers Promise to Bring AR/VR into Enterprise Mainstream

5G — or “fifth generation” internet — is the catalyst industrial mixed reality technologies need for today’s primary use cases to take hold. With 5G’s promise of virtually eliminating latency, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) will finally thrive within the enterprise in instances when time is of the essence.

Six Challenges Facing Blockchain & IoT Convergence

Although the technology born of Bitcoin has received tremendous attention, investment, and development activity in the last few years, there are a range of challenges facing broader enterprise adoption. What follows are a very brief summary of those most related to its adoption in IoT contexts. Scale: The paramount technical challenge facing DLT-IoT convergence is […]

Kaleido Insights Impact Analysis on Emotional Recognition

As emotional recognition technologies make their way into the corporate ecosystem, use cases and impacts abound. Emotional recognition has the potential to add important new levels of information and data to marketing, sales, customer service, HR, training, engineering, and product development.

Actionable Data Was the Star of NRF’s 2018 “Big Show”

Retail is getting smarter, thanks to real-time data analysis. At this year’s NRF “Big Show” in New York, nearly 40,000 people converged with one goal in mind: to better understand the future of retail innovation. I attended to explore not only over-arching retail trends, but also dive deeper the future of consumer experience (CX) design. […]

New Research: Global Content Strategy’s Top Challenges

For over a year, I’ve been interviewing content marketing executives at global enterprises about the challenges and opportunities they face when trying to scale up single-country or regional content marketing efforts to take them worldwide. (We’ve also been helping several brands build the strategies to make this happen.) Today we’re publishing research on global content […]

CES 2018 & The Adolescence of Consumer IoT

Over its 51 years of existence, never mind the reinvention of the consumer electronics market itself, Vegas’ annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) continues to be a coming out party for intriguing interfaces and frivolous gizmos. Although many found this year’s event relatively underwhelming, CES offers an important glimpse into the broader consumer tech market trajectory. From […]

Re-Think Innovation in 2018: The Technologies that Matter to Your Customers, Business, and Ecosystem

Which technologies should you track? Understand the three themes, then use this chart. It is no secret companies are struggling to keep up with technological change. Even with devices and connected interfaces abound; even with an untold velocity of data generation and networked services; and especially in light of an ever-shifting tessellation of new capabilities, […]