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News Analysis: Oracle Allegedly Wins Bid For TikTok

Why This Makes Sense On Three Counts If the Wall Street Journal’s article is correct, Oracle has emerged as the winner over Microsoft and Walmart for the acquisition of ByteDance’s US operations as TikTok’s “trusted tech partner”.  While many in the industry remain confused on why Oracle would acquire the social media giant’s 100 million […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on September 13, 2020

News Analysis: Salesforce Commerce Cloud Intends To Acquire Mobify for Progressive Web Apps

Modern Progressive Web Apps Much Needed Vancouver, British Columbia, based Mobify was approached by Salesforce.com for an estimated $60M acquisition on September 4th, 2020.  Mobify, founded in 2007 by two Simon Fraser University students, Igor Faletski and John Boxall, began as an SMS text messaging app that sent bus times to mobile users. Their expertise […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on September 6, 2020

News Analysis: Uber Eats Postmates for $2.65B

Food Delivery App Consolidation Accelerates Among Digital Giants   On July 6th, Uber Eats announced the acquisition of food delivery app rival Postmates for $2.65 billion.  In the age of duopolies, the food delivery app space is rapidly consolidating.  The blockbuster acquisition follows rival JustEat’s international expansion into the United States with the purchase of […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on July 7, 2020

News Analysis: Apple Brings New Post Pandemic Solutions To Remote Learning

K-12 Education Market Faces New Requirements The latest CDC guidelines highlight the major challenges administrators and educators have for reopening schools.   The general principle – the more interactions, the longer interactions, the higher the risk of #COVID-19 spread. The CDC states that the risk of COVID-19 spread increases in school settings as follows: Lowest Risk: […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on May 31, 2020

News Analysis: Salesforce Commerce Cloud Quick Start Addresses Post Pandemic Requirements

Contactless, Direct To Consumer, Buy Online Pickup Anywhere, Automation, and Subscription Ready Drive Post Pandemic Response Matrix Commerce analyzes the disruptive pressures influencing the commerce paradigm. Commerce faces rapidly changing business models and new payment options that are often misunderstood and poorly integrated. Matrix commerce (TM) means the fusing of demand signals and supply chains […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on May 21, 2020

Monday’s Musings: The Matrix Commerce Post Pandemic Playbook #COVID19

Understand The Key Priorities In A Post Pandemic Response Over the past seven weeks, Constellation Research, Inc. has fielded hundreds of calls from CXO’s about what to consider in the business and technology response to the coronavirus and Covid-19 fall out. The conversations with clients and the analysis from the research team have resulted in […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on April 26, 2020

Monday’s Musings: Why Every Organization Must Build A Post Pandemic Playbook #COVID19 #CoronaVirus

Understand The Key Priorities In A Post Pandemic Response Over the past three weeks, Constellation Research, Inc. has fielded hundreds of calls from CXO’s about what to consider in the business and technology response to the coronavirus and Covid-19 fall out.  In fact, on Friday April 3rd, Constellation convened a conversation with more than 40 […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on April 6, 2020

News Analysis: Tech Vendors Take On #Coronavirus

Big Tech Steps Up To Support The “War” Effort Over the past two-weeks, the tech community has sought different ways to assist with the battle against Covid-19.  Efforts range from free usage of product, cash assistance, donations, and product innovations.  Here’s a short run down of some highlighted announcements: IBM, The White House, and Department […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on March 23, 2020

Personal Log: Understanding Case Fatality Rates For #COVID19 #CoronaVirus

Data In Early Case Fatality Rates Are Naturally Biased To Show Massive Fatality While there’s nothing wrong with an abundance of caution for high case fatality rates we are seeing for the COVID-19 coronavirus, the data is not accurate. We keep hearing 3.5% or 4% of the population is going to die. Why is the […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on March 7, 2020

Best Practices: Hosting Events In The Age Of #Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Event Organizers and Large Venue Operators Must Exercise An Abundance Of Caution Source: Constellation Research, Inc. Ambient Experience Summit 2020 Atlanta Amidst the backdrop of coronavirus fears and the spread of COVID-19, event organizers, large venue promoters, and major league sports teams, must make the tough decisions on whether or not to host their events […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on February 29, 2020

Monday’s Musings: The Roaring 20’s and the #Futureof2020

With a new decade in front of us, what happens when the confluence of politics, economics, society, technology, environmental, and legislative forces meet the forces of humanity? Here are seven deep trends that will emerge to impact the next decade and more: 1. Human Ingenuity vs Intelligent Automation In a world of AI possibilities and […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on December 23, 2019

Event Report: AI Everywhere at Dreamforce And The Rise Of Ambient Experiences #DF19

Einstein Everywhere In Every Cloud And Every Industry Dreamforce 2019 kicked off to 171,000 on-site attendees and over 13 million online viewers.  Sessions packed in at Moscone Center and the surrounding hotels were bursting at the seems, even with Howard Street shut down as the HQ for the Dreamforce National Park.  The event often known […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on November 27, 2019

Monday's Musings: Designing Five Pillars For Level 1 Artificial Intelligence Ethics

Focus On Humanizing AI As organizations begin their journey into artificial intelligence (AI), ethics often enter the design process.  While achieving a uniform set of ethics may seem insurmountable, some design points will help facilitate the humanization of artificial intelligence and provide appropriate checks and balances.  Constellation has identified design pillars for Level 1 AI.  […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on March 26, 2018

Monday's Musings: Want AI Ethics? Learn From These Four Movies/TV Shows!

The Convergence of Technology, Society, And AI Ethics Is Already Among Us Over the past year, almost every conversation on artificial intelligence involved a discussion on ethics, humanity, and policy.  Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.  In this case, one can look to Hollywood for a few good suggestions to ponder.  Four AI […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on December 3, 2017

Research Report: Demystifying Artificial Intelligence

Everything You Wanted To Know About AI But Were Afraid To Ask Executive Summary The rush to exponential technologies in new business models has placed artificial intelligence (AI) in the forefront of boardroom priorities for 2018. As leaders move beyond the AI hype, the journey toward AI requires both a business mindset and the institutional […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on November 16, 2017