Digitalization a Key Trend in the Legal Industry

With the emergence of information and communication technology, companies in the legal industry are rapidly moving towards the process of digitalization. Investor expectations, rising competition, and new regulatory pressures are putting pressure on organizations to digitalize their processes and management.

Topics: Public Sector Business Services & Administration Industry Insights

Teachers: Influencers in Schools and Communities

There is a powerful force at work in our schools and communities. A force with the reach, authority, and trust to engage youth, change behavior, champion a cause, build brand awareness, and evangelize for products. 

That force is teachers, and when it comes to introducing an offering or a message into a district, brands and nonprofits should understand that the teacher’s role is evolving and that evolution creates an opportunity for you.

Topics: Public Sector Education Industry Insights

5 Major Trends That Are Transforming the Professional Services Market

The professional services market is growing rapidly, according to the recently published report Professional Services Market Global Report 2017 by The Business Research Company. The market is forecast to register a 5.4% growth rate from 2016 to 2020, reaching almost $5 trillion.

Topics: Advertising Public Sector Business Services & Administration Industry Insights

Global Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market to Reach $9.06 Billion by 2023

According to a recent research report by BIS Research, titled Global Unmanned Ground Vehicle Market - Analysis and Forecast (2016-2023), the global unmanned ground vehicle market is expected to reach $9.06 billion by 2023. The major factors contributing to the growth of the market are reduced human intervention, increased efficiency and the flexibility offered by unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs).

Topics: Transportation & Shipping Public Sector Industry Insights

Quick Facts & Expert Industry Analysis on Drones

Forbes recently published an article written by Ken Long, a Senior Industry Analyst at The Freedonia Group, a division of MarketResearch.com. The article highlights seven key facts you need to know before investing in drone technology.

Read the article to learn:

  • Forecasts of U.S. drone sales to 2020
  • Which markets are poised to explode and which will climb at moderate rates
  • Where you can find possible investment opportunities
Topics: Retail Consumer Electronics Public Sector Industry Insights The Freedonia Group

What’s Driving the Global Security Market

Global security products and services make up an industry worth more than $300 billion. The United States is the largest market overall, but the fastest gains will be found in less developed markets such as India, China, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, and Brazil, according to Jennifer Christ, a Research Manager at the Freedonia Group.

“Growth in the security market stems from economic development, rising urbanization, increasing personal incomes, and concerns about crime and insufficient public safety measures,” Jennifer explained in a recent webinar on the topic.

Topics: House & Home Public Sector Business Services & Administration Industry Insights The Freedonia Group

Global Digital Transformation: 2017 Predictions from IDC

The International Data Corporation (IDC) FutureScape series provides clear predictions and expert insights to help technology suppliers, investors, IT professionals, and business executives strategize for the future.

Eight of these studies are highlighted below which cover a variety of areas undergoing transformative change including oil and gas, robotics, 3D printing, retail, connected vehicles, and more. Read on to learn about IDC’s 2017 predictions, and click to the report pages to access more detailed information.

Topics: Retail Energy & Resources Transportation & Shipping Consumer Electronics Marketing Public Sector Industry Insights

The Exponential Rise & Fall of For-Profit Colleges

It’s that time of the year when both kids as well as adult “career enhancers” are heading back to school, but fewer and fewer students are turning to degree-granting for-profit institutions (eg, DeVry University and University of Phoenix) for their post-secondary education needs.

While for-profit enrollment climbed 14% per year on average over the 1995-2010 period (topping out at 9.6% of total post-secondary enrollments in 2010), enrollment fell at an average annual rate of 7.0% over the 2010-2015 period. That performance compares to 1.9% average annual growth in nonprofit private post-secondary school enrollment over the 1995-2010 period, and <1.0% average annual growth over the 2010-2015 period.

Topics: Public Sector Education Industry Insights The Freedonia Group

What Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speeches Say About Candidates

The media has covered voter perceptions of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s presidential acceptance speeches to great length. Some have suggested that voters perceive the overall tone of the RNC, and specifically Trump’s acceptance speech, to be one of doom and gloom, and the tone of the DNC and Clinton’s speech to be one of hope and forward movement.

But is that true? To understand the nomination speeches, Beall Research analyzed them using a proprietary digital listening tool. We typically use this tool to reveal emotions, psychological processes, and cognitive processes for consumer brands, products, and services. We were curious what our tool would reveal about Trump and Clinton’s acceptance speeches.

Topics: Market Research Strategy Public Sector Media

Properly Equipped Police Forces Key to Security at National Conventions

The Democrats and the Republicans don’t agree on much, but there is one thing that their conventions have in common: huge requirements for security. The Republican Convention in Cleveland, with controversial candidate Donald Trump expected to secure the party’s nomination, could be especially contentious.

Concerns have intensified after the July 7th death in Dallas of five police officers shot by a sniper during a large public protest and continuing unrest following the shooting deaths of two African American men at the hands of police in Louisiana and Minnesota. With the Cleveland Police Department operating under federal supervision due to a past pattern of excessive force and Ohio being an open carry firearm state, the potential for violence ratchets up even further. And even though the Democratic Convention held later in the month in Philadelphia is expected to be less problematic, security remains a high priority as is the case with any high-profile political event. 

Topics: Public Sector Industry Insights The Freedonia Group