IoTs on the rise…
Asia Pacific city governments are expected to bring about the first wave of IoT adoptions with initiatives aimed at improving city management operations as well as eServices deliveries.
Notably, IDC claims fund-raising and investments in IoT will become much clearer in 2015 as prices of sensors continue to fall and the value-added services from suppliers continue to grow.
Healthcare invests in mobility…
Consumer expectations of convenience, choice, customisation, and control when interacting with healthcare organisations is growing based on their experience with other high-touch, customer-centric industries such as retail, hospitality, and financial services.
Like these industries, IDC believes healthcare will also embrace omni-channel strategies to provide a consistent experience across phone calls, actual visits, organisation Web site, or mobile apps.
While using a unique user identity to access test results on a patient portal has been available in many countries in the region, as technologies develop, and as prescribed wearables become more common, they will be used to feed health monitoring data into the patient portals to manage chronic conditions.
Internationalisation of education has fast become a trend in today's education systems.
“Especially at the tertiary levels, the base location of the university is often different from the location of students,” Wang adds.
“At the same time, students are increasingly being exposed to technology in their everyday lives, especially social media, and are increasingly expecting to drive their own educational experience.”
In this mobile world, Wang believes ICT has taken on a new significance in transcending the borders and give access to relevant content to students, irrespective of their geographical locations.
“In the emerging economies in the region, personalised learning will manifest itself through the increase in uptake of mlearning,” he adds.
“In mature economies, especially at the tertiary level, ICT is not only supporting seamless access to content, but also triggering a new model of learning that is more personalised."