World Energy Outlook Special Report

The sustainable recovery plan would begin the process of structurally reorienting countries’ energy sectors by accelerating the shift towards electricity and increasing the share of energy supplied by low-carbon energy sources (Figure 3.9). If all countries were to follow the proposals set out in the sustainable recovery plan:  An average of around 130 gigawatts … Read more

Top 6 trends to watch for at CES 2021

CES 2021

Trend 1: Health, wellness and workplace safety

As offices reopen around the world, and vaccinations are made available to everyone, public spaces will reopen at a greater pace. Technology vendors, even ones that have never played in this space before, are introducing products and services to help individuals and companies get back to the new normal safely, Detwiler said.

Ranger said, when it comes to healthcare and wellness, CES 2021 will be a showcase for "how companies think technology will benefit or change society."

Trend 2: Technology for blending work and personal lives

Vendors are now designing products that bridge the gap between work and personal lives. People have often used their laptops and phones and tablets for both work and personal, but now there are specific products for that market. "For a year, we've been working out of our homes, and that trend probably isn't going to go away anytime soon for a lot of people," Detwiler said.

Trend 3: 5G will become more mainstream

This is one of those trends that isn't going away anytime soon. Detwiler pointed out, "it's not going to completely replace our 4G infrastructure anytime soon, but still, 5G is one of those enterprise technologies that underpins a lot of the end points, those smart gadgets, the smart home tech, autonomous cars, telemedicine, all those technologies that are on display at CES need a way to communicate with themselves, with the cloud, and 5G, especially when combined with tech like edge computing really has the potential to provide almost real time communication and data transfer."

Trend 4: Innovations in how people interact with desktops and laptops

As the pandemic has changed how and where people are working, with many either working fully from home, or mostly from home, people are interacting with their desktops and laptops in new ways. In the past, innovation has been heavily focused on smartphones and wearables. Companies that demonstrate "innovations around making those kinds of interactions better" are showing there is still life left in laptops and PCs, Ranger said.

Trend 5: All about EVs (electric vehicles) and autonomous driving

This is the year of EVs, with Ford bringing out the new all-electric Mustang, Tesla hitting it's 500,000 goal on cars manufactured and delivered for 2020, and plenty of other car manufacturers getting on board. The International North American Auto Show was cancelled last year, and it won't occur until late June this year, so there's a lot of pent up news from the automotive industry and CES 2021 is the place to let it out, despite some top auto manufacturers not participating in the show, Maddox said.

Several auto accessory makers are debuting heads up displays and other features for consumers. John Deere is introducing an AI and robotics-powered tractor at CES, too.

Trend 6: Mobility news will dominate

Mobile World Congress is usually right around CES time, so big mobility news is saved for that event in Barcelona. Not this year. MWC was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, and it's pushed until June 28 this year. So companies such as Samsung and Motorola are taking advantage of the timing and showcasing their new mobile devices during CES week. Samsung is even holding Samsung Unpacked, with the new Galaxy S21 phone unveiling, on Jan. 14, in the midst of CES 2021. There's also a plethora of mobility accessories and devices for consumers, Maddox said.

Source : https://www.techrepublic.com/article/top-6-trends-to-watch-for-at-ces-2021/

 

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發掘後疫情時代的數位投資商機

文/廖肇弘 這是最好的時代,也是最壞的時代(It was the best of times,it was the worst of times) ── 這是160年前狄更斯在《雙城記》中的名言,正為 COVID-19 新冠肺炎疫情衝擊全世界的2020年,下了一個貼切的註腳。 前言 雖然在人類歷史上,已有很多次全球性大規模疫情,但 COVID-19 卻是我們有生之年第一次遇到如此嚴重的狀況。許多國家經濟深陷泥淖,產業深受其害,很多人失業,甚至是丟掉性命。COVID-19 對人類社會造成的巨大衝擊力,不論現在或是未來,都是無與倫比。 不過,危機也是轉機。 不論是產業的數位轉型 (Digital Transformation),或是在家在家工作模式 (Work from home),一直到消費者行為的改變,只要冷靜觀察和思考全球局勢變化與趨勢脈絡,還是可以從中尋找到可能的商機──甚至可能是財富重分配的契機。 PwC 2020年全球消費者洞察調查 COVID-19 影響之巨,令全球許多專業研究機構都不約而同推出 COVID-19 Impact Report(新冠肺炎疫情影響報告)。今天,為各位選讀的是 PwC(資誠聯合會計師事務所)出版的《消費者轉型,2020年全球消費者洞察調查》(The Consumer Transformed, Global Consumer Insights Survey 2020)。 目前探討許多數位轉型的案例時,常常是由企業視角出發,相對比較少從消費者行為改變的角度剖析。PwC這份報告是2次大規模大範圍調查數據,剛好橫跨在疫情大流行前後的時間點,可以讓我們很清楚比較疫情大爆發前後,全球消費者行為的變化: 疫情爆發前,參與調查的19,098名受訪者來自74個城市,27個地區,包括:澳大利亞,巴西,加拿大,中國大陸,法國,德國,香港,匈牙利,印度,印尼,愛爾蘭,日本,馬來西亞,墨西哥,中東,荷蘭,菲律賓,俄羅斯,新加坡,南非,韓國,西班牙,泰國,土耳其,英國,美國,越南等。 疫情爆發後,4,447名受訪者來自35個城市,9個地區,包括:中國大陸,法國,德國,意大利,中東,荷蘭,西班牙,瑞典,英國等。 報告調查覆蓋全球,範圍很大,且廣泛探討了疫情如何加速消費者行為的改變,包括工作,飲食,交流,娛樂和學習方式,其中牽涉到了食品雜貨,娛樂,醫療保健等不同行業的變化,數據所呈現的意義和趨勢,值得我們進一步研究。 調查報告數據 報告中,針對城市居民的消費行為調查中顯示: 45% 受訪者表明因 COVID-19 而使用手機購物。 56% 受訪者表達其居住城市能有效管理 … Read more

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The global blockchain market size is expected to grow from USD 3.0 billion in 2020 to USD 39.7 billion by 2025, at an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 67.3% during 2020–2025. The increasing need for simplifying the business processes and need for supply chain management applications integrated with the blockchain technology will drive … Read more

J.P. Morgan Private Bank Outlook 2021

As the report "J.P. Morgan Private Bank Outlook 2021" mentioned :

We are optimistic about the outlook, despite the risks. But before you act on this kind of optimism, make sure you have a solid, long-range investment strategy that aligns with the goals you have for yourself and your family.

Planning holistically is the only way you can truly build and have full confidence in your portfolio as you weather whatever volatility and other surprises 2021 may bring.

We totally agree the opinion : "The global economy will heal. Embrace the optimism. ".

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The World’s Most Valuable Brands 2020

According to the newly released Best Global Brands 2020 report from Interbrand, the company which boasts the largest value backing up its brand is currently Apple, with an estimated $322.9 billion – taking it again to the top of this particular list. A touch behind is Amazon, with a value of $200,677 billion. Jeff Bezos’ company was … Read more

10 Future E-Commerce Trends & Forecasts for 2020/2021

The 10 Trends of E-Commerce for 2020/2021 : Online Selling Will Get Bigger Customized Packaging Rise of Mobile Shopping Multichannel Personalization Better Payment Processing Omnichannel Selling Voice Shopping to Take Center Stage Focus on Green Consumerism Social Media Enters Online Shopping Increased AI Use in Ecommerce Online Selling Will Get Bigger Ecommerce is the most … Read more