[John French] When tsunamis hit, you can't choose to avoid the wave. Some things in life are simply bigger than us all and they sweep us away with their global power and revolutionary force. The exploding digital age is creating a communication revolution far greater than you or I could have imagined.
[David Ross] Touch-based solutions are an elegant answer to the question many markets and salespeople continue to raise - how do we meaningfully connect with consumers?
[Davide Hanan] Behind the scenes, engineers and mechanics need to know exactly what they are doing - and make any fixes as quickly as possible, especially in the highly pressured situation of the pit stop, where every single second counts.
[Joanne Bushell] The number of mobile internet devices is set to outnumber humans by the end of this year.1 There'll be more smartphones and internet-connected tablets and monitors than there are people on the planet.
[Nitesh Devanand] In an age in which flat-panel screens are all the rage, some might think that the projector has come of age, now a relic of the past with cables, clutter, software conflicts and fading screens after a few years of use. Think again. Video projectors have become smarter, smaller, brighter and more versatile for individuals and corporations to use wherever they are. They are definitely still around today and the market is growing because they offer higher value than flat-screen TVs.
[Francois van Wijk] Mobility is currently a major trend and a hot topic among businesses, with the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and smartphone/tablet hybrids, known as phablets, allowing people to work on the move from any location.
[Rihana Hoosain] There have been rapid advancements in technology over the past few years with constant new developments. We have seen the launch of Apple's smart TV, Microsoft's Windows 8, the Blackberry 10, Samsung Galaxy S4 and a myriad quirky digital apps.
[Alain Schram] Smartphones and tablets continue to nab market share from more traditional computing technologies, such as netbooks, as they are integrated into the enterprise arena. Apple's iPad and tablets featuring Android-enabled operating systems, for example, have given rise to a new class of mobility that extends productivity and telepresence beyond the office.
[Roger Metcalfe] A silent revolution is taking place in the world of electrical energy - and few people are fully aware of its potential.
[John Laurence] Behavioral Economics is a scientific field that brings together psychology and economics, and makes much of the fact that humans have lousy intuition when it comes to statistics. It postulates that we are much more susceptible to using our emotional systems when estimating the likelihood of an outcome than good old logical reason.
[Dr Nikolaus Eberl] With about two weeks to go to the much anticipated date of the Mayan calendar prophecy, just what exactly did their highly acclaimed calendar system predict - are we about to witness a cataclysmic event, as the Hollywood blockbuster movie 2012 wants to make us believe, or rather an apocalypse in the original meaning of the word, i.e. a revelation that might usher in a quantum leap in technology and a new era of social consciousness?
[Mark Taylor] South Africa's telecommunications industry has lived through yet another year of growth, change and upheaval, touching lows like the worrying upheaval at Telkom, and reaching highs such as the launch of the country's first commercial long-term evolution (LTE) networks. The factor that I would single out as perhaps the most important trend of 2012 is the rapid move of smartphones into the mainstream.
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