JANUARY 18, 2015 |
The four horsemen of the digital business apocalypse -- Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud (SMAC) -- have been galloping around for several years, and many companies have now launched with or transformed existing business models.
Health care, providers and hospitals have in large part developed internet presence on the web, in social media, analytics and cloud (SMAC).
At shows like the recent CES in Las Vegas, there was much talk of the Internet of Things (IoT) -- particularly wearables, connected homes and connected cars -- as well as 3D printing, robots (including drones) and virtual/augmented reality. Are these and other new technologies about to make their way into business? And what changes are afoot in the sector?
And there is no paucity of 'futurists', predicting their own version of transformation. Will reality follow fantasy ? Dreams are made of fantasies.