Tech Trends & Opportunities
Redfish Technology works with some very interesting technology companies, and by virtue of this arena we meet a lot of interesting people. Part of the allure of tech recruiting is the opportunity to be involved with so many exciting people and companies, and typically at especially exciting growth phases in their trajectory.
Semantic technology is a great example. Expert System, a unique big data firm specialized in semantic intelligence technology, is a growth-mode client leading the industry with cutting-edge patented technology that allows for semantic differentiation in big data.
Semantic technology solves the problem of managing and getting value out of the mega-oodles of unstructured information throughout the enterprise. We enjoyed their white paper on semantic technology trends for 2014.
Trends include “Findability” (need that one for my car keys), “Natural Language” (which we see from Siri to Google’s recent keyword search result approach), (more…)
Tech Trends – eLearning / Ed Tech
Coming to a School Near You
The eLearning or Educational Technology is exploding at the moment and it is easy to understand why.
The Common Core Standards Initiative is standardizing K-12 across much of the U.S. creating tons of new opportunity. “We’re at a tipping point,” says John Krull, the Information Technology Officer of the Oakland Unified School District. “It’s sort of a convergence of common core and technology. Those two things have come together to create all this demand.”
The Government initiatives on education mean money is available. Educational spending by the US government is estimated to hit a trillion dollars in 2014. The ConnectED initiative aims to get next-generation connectivity to 99% of American students within five years, (more…)
The word “cloud” itself implies something intangible, ever changing and, in fact, dreamlike. Where cloud tech is concerned, the combination of the fact that it’s relatively new, as least as product, and that it does entail relinquishing some control in some regards might be putting some business off. (more…)
Crowdfunding Industry Disruption
At a size estimated to be between nearly $4 billion and some estimates indicate up to $300 billion, the crowdfunding market is a game-changer. Innovative companies are using crowdfunding for new ways to self-finance of course.
Peer-to-peer lending platforms such as Prosper, Lending Club and Funding Circle are also providing consumer and small business credit where banks and other institutions are no longer taking as active a role. (more…)