Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that creates a permanent, sequenced, tamper-resistant, and continuously growing list of records that is linked and secured using cryptography. In this white paper we discuss public and private blockchains and the role of fault tolerance.
According to a report by the National League of Cities, two thirds of U.S. cities are investing in smart city technologies and one quarter of those without the technology are exploring how to implement it. We take an in-depth look and discuss smart city growth.
Late August of this year, the Russian tanker Christophe de Margerie became the first merchant ship to sail across the Arctic Sea without the aid of an icebreaker. It arrived successfully at a South Korean port after a record voyage between Europe and Asia of less than three weeks, about 30 percent faster than the Suez Canal route.
This whitepaper seeks to paint a picture of what success in the automotive world looks like for tech firms in the years to come. It outlines the trends driving the development of the autonomous vehicle, typical stakeholder responses to the changing market dynamics, and strategies to navigate the space.
Ever since the mid-70s and the NKC-135 Airborne Laser Lab laser has been the technology ‘10 years in coming’. After many years, many theories, and many experiments, it appears the ‘10 year clock’ has finally started to tick. But even as more fiber based lasers take to the field, there is yet another twist in the plot that could change everything … again.
We are entering a brave new world, where processing is everywhere. In this white paper, Beacon explores the history of innovation in the context of today’s disruptive changes, and recommends strategies for technology solution vendors going forward.
As healthcare markets mature, an increasing number of medical device, diagnostic, and pharmaceutical/ biotech manufacturers are dealing with product commoditization and competition from low cost competitors.
Strategy is the matching of resources to objectives. In this case 59 Tomahawk Cruise missiles matched against a global message that the United States is no longer a paper tiger. That may be the primary message which is ringing in the ears of leadership in Syria, Moscow, Iran, North Korea and China.
Healthcare providers and health plans are planning for and reacting differently to the continued shift from a fee-for-service to a value-based care environment. Many sophisticated health systems are aligning their strategies, infrastructures, and staff to be at the leading the charge of this movement, while others are maintaining the fee-for-service status quo until external pressures force a change.
Automated rail lines, which enable autonomous control of trains with minimal human oversight, hold the promise of increased efficiency, lower costs, and, perhaps most importantly, more consistent safety.
The advent of patent cliffs, value-based care, and increasing cost pressures in the face of heightened levels of investment have spurred numerous articles evaluating the healthcare industry's innovation gap. The task of filling this gap while remaining focused on near-term shareholder value has increased M&A activity across the industry.
This is our 3rd and final whitepaper in our Big Data series, and explores what we are calling Bigger Big Data (BBD), or the pending wave of data driven by improvements in sensor types and the mass adoption of Big Data Applications.
In this paper we propose that it’s time for U.S. manufacturers to challenge long-held assumptions about their markets and business strategies and refocus on growth if they want to survive and thrive in the global economy.
Through our extensive work with clients in this field, Beacon has developed a Customer Engagement Framework to assist pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in the sales and marketing process.
The next wave of robotic industry growth is coming. This paper explores the implications of robotics growth trends for innovators, investors, and Fortune 500 companies across a range of industries and applications. It also presents a series of challenges that successful vendors will need to meet in order to participate in this industry.
This paper is based on an in-depth study of the evolution of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) in the communications market, and presents our analysis of key implications, opportunities, and issues at play for both carriers and TEMS globally.
In this white paper, Beacon has outlined a series of steps, or activities, that are important for pharma or device companies to follow as they develop and go to market with service-based solutions. There is variability in how these solutions should be developed, but these steps serve as a general guide for critical activities.
Beginning in 2012, Medicare service providers that agree to take accountability for over 5,000 Medicare beneficiaries over a 3-year period and allow beneficiaries to participate on the governing board will be able to apply for the ACO designation.
It's no secret that the United States has struggled to turn out enough engineers and scientists over recent years, but the Big Data phenomenon and the opportunities it provides to business shines a light on a major factor in adoption ... a lack of expertise in data analytics.
In a climate of tightened spending and shifting priorities, acquisition is becoming more attractive as an avenue to drive and sustain growth for diversified top-tier defense primes. Acquisitions are increasingly pulling large defense primes into new areas.
This white paper explores attractive areas of demand supported by the Japanese reconstruction budget, particularly in the industrials and high-tech industries. It introduces the companies most involved in Japan's reconstruction, and presents key questions your business should be asking to unlock growth opportunities and capture value in the Japanese reconstruction market.
Automation and additive methods in industrial manufacturing have been incrementally improving production efficiencies for decades. The convergence of these two maturing trends in the coming years has the potential to structurally change old ways of doing business.
With votes cast, Congress will be at greater liberty to reach across the aisle and develop a bipartisan plan to avert sequestration. Consequently, although defense industry participants will not likely face the 9.4% sequestration cuts currently slated to take effect on the 1st of the New Year, a bipartisan plan to avoid the fiscal cliff may still result in a leaner DOD budget.