Recently, InsightBee conducted a global study on the most disruptive technology trends of 2017. Among other findings, it revealed a very interesting trend. Chinese firms are moving at a much more frenzied pace than their western counterparts in embracing various types of disruptive technologies.
InsightBee looks at whether personal activity trackers are a passing fad or here to stay.
It’s not surprising that fitness bands and smart watches have become popular with fitness enthusiasts at all levels. Who can resist the challenge of beating your personal best as you clock up the number of steps taken, monitor your heart rate, check the calories burnt during a workout, and then compare notes with your fitness buddies?
Over the past few years, sales tools have been proliferating in the market like weeds in an untended garden. A market landscape by VentureBeat shows that as of Q1 2016, there were over 400 companies hawking products in this space. With every passing month, that number is only increasing. In 2015 alone, 40 new companies jumped into the fray, competing for the limited time and attention of sales leaders and their teams. SiriusDecisions estimates that sales reps are already using an average of nine different sales tools to prepare for, execute, and follow up on a single sales call.
The procurement landscape is shifting. Procurement is becoming a more integral part of business operations and decision-making. But at the same time increasingly empowered and tech-enabled employees are taking traditional procurement tasks, such as booking travel and accommodation, into their own hands.