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"I Want to See What You Do"

Time for a secret: One of my favorite books is The Street Where I Live, by Alan Jay Lerner. It’s Lerner’s memoir of how he (in collaboration with Fritz Loewe) wrote My Fair Lady, Gigi, and Camelot (I really do love my golden age of musicals, I really do). I re-read it at least once a year. It’s beautifully written: funny, poignant, honest, and inc...

Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS 2014) - What to Expect

Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS 2014) - What to Expect Detroit Auto Show kicks off this this year with the media preview days on 13-14 January followed by the industry preview days on 15-16 January before it is open to public on 18th January 2014 onwards. So, what should one expect this year where the mood among the manufacturers, suppliers and all stake...

CES 2014 - Google's Plan Finally out in the Open, Open Automotive Alliance it is

Finally after years of analyst speculation and rumours, Google has announced the forming of Open Automotive Alliance with Honda, Hyundai, GM, Audi and Nvidia with an intention of getting Android in the car the Google way. Whilst definitely there are great positives with this move, it definitely adds to a long list of frameworks that exist or is bei...

Mobile Apps for Business: Which Have Captured Companies' Attention?

Which mobile applications seem to be providing real value-add to today’s businesses? How do they rank against each other in terms of current implementation vs. future growth? Mobile worker apps are everywhere in the U.S. and Canadian business sectors.  According to our 2013 Mobile Enterprise Applications survey responses (from 300+ North American ...

A Rustling of Hot Topics - 2014 Search for Growth Survey - Preliminary Findings

Rumours about the next big thing fly in the air with the frequency of the falling leaves in London at this time of year. After a particularly windy weekend, whilst walking to work on Monday morning, I had to kick my way through a ton of chlorophyll deprived biomass. As I did this I started thinking about Spring and the hot topics that might blossom...

Frost & Sullivan's VP of Automotive Consulting Provides Her Perspective and Strategic Outlook on GM's New CEO Mary Barra

Frost & Sullivan's Vice President of Growth Consulting Lisa Whalen discusses the impact new GM CEO Mary Barra will have for the OEM, as a fellow woman in the automotive industryFor an interview with Lisa or more information from Frost & Sullivan's global Automotive and Transportation practice, contact me at either Jeannette.Garcia@frost.com or 210....

2014: Ubiquitous Connectivity and the Internet of Things

2014 is set to be the year when the focus of both IT buyers and IT sellers, shifts to the Internet of Things (IoT). In 2014, more data will be generated by machines (‘things’) than by human beings. This creates enormous opportunities: To analyze and use vast amounts of data. To store data and source application functionality in/from the cloud....

The View from Belmar: Sandy, Disaster Response, and Limiting Future Events

My wife and I live in Belmar, New Jersey, and from our home we can see the beach and the ocean. It is hard to find a more pleasant place to be. That is, except when those same waters bring disaster. Like one year ago when Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy smashed into our community, and many others in New Jersey and New York, causing death and destruction...

Cutting through the Complexity (Or: Maybe I Should Have a Yard Sale)

I want to talk about my house. It’s a lovely house: it’s on a golf course, with a beautiful view of the 17th green. It’s in northern Virginia, not far from Washington, D.C. It’s got high ceilings and lots of sunshine and is painted pretty colors. When my husband and I bought it, it was just the two of us (well, and our Corgi, Lizzie). It seemed eno...

Future of Urban Mobility

Rapid Urbanization Stoking Demand for Cost-Effective and Energy-efficient Mass Transit Solutions Introduction Urbanization and its associated side effects—ranging from congestion to air pollution—have placed public transit on the center stage, for the consideration of governments, city transport planners, and private enterprises. More than 60 per...

Fiat Disappointed to see New Ownership, but will Continue to play Sustaining Role for Chrysler, According to Frost & Sullivan Analyst

According to Automotive and Transportation Program Leader Stephen Spivey:"Chrysler's decision to file for an IPO is not unexpected. It was always in the plan for the company to go public and repay the taxpayer funds used to rescue it in 2009.With the auto industry nearing a full recovery from the 2008-09 financial crisis, now may be the best time f...

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