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Frost & Sullivan: Lean Strategies and Decentralized Value Chains Fuel RFID Uptake in Manufacturing

— Automotive and aerospace industries represent key growth areas

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The business model and structure of the manufacturing industry has grown well beyond the scope of a single enterprise and location, making radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions indispensable to its functioning. With increasing adoption of lean manufacturing strategies prompting most industry players to focus on and outsource niche operations within global supply chains, RFID solutions will help sustain high levels of performance.

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New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Global RFID in Manufacturing Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $1.29 billion in 2013 and estimates this to nearly quadruple to $4.99 billion in 2020. The study covers passive, active and battery-assisted passive RFID. Over the forecast period, demand for active RFID will increase to fulfill business needs more efficiently.

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Use of RFID technologies enhances supply chain visibility and total control of inventory, operations and logistics across diverse manufacturing points. As RFID solutions facilitate real-time tracking of assets in different locations, it increases productivity enabling cost-effective allocation of resources. These benefits, along with reduced labor requirements, information accuracy, improved sales and customer service boost RFID adoption among manufacturing participants looking to realize higher return on investment.

“Opportunities for RFID solution providers exist across all application segments within the manufacturing industry,” said Frost & Sullivan Measurement & Instrumentation Senior Research Analyst Nandini Bhattacharya. “Growth prospects in the automotive and aerospace manufacturing sectors are especially promising owing to supportive industry regulations.”

However, as long as the economic situation remains uncertain, customers — particularly small and medium enterprises — will be reluctant to invest in RFID solutions unless they see a direct correlation between implementation of these technologies and cost-saving advantages. Cost is, therefore, a discerning factor for consumers’ RFID purchasing decisions. Scalability of solutions and technology support will be important criteria influencing uptake.

“Partnerships and acquisitions are rampant and necessary for this market to continue to expand,” noted Bhattacharya. “Without such collaborations, the breadth of knowledge and expertise needed for success is typically too wide even for the largest of companies.”

Analysis of the Global RFID in Manufacturing Market is part of the Automatic Identification (http://www.autoid.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Analysis of the Global 2D-Barcode Scanners Market, Analysis of the Global RFID Tags Market, Analysis of the Global RFID and Bar Code Printers Market, and Emerging Opportunities in Global Biometrics Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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Analytics, Personalization and Monetization Differentiates Global Online Video Platforms

— In order to remain competitive, vendors must create tighter technology partnerships to provide customers with value-added services, finds Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The global online video platform (OVP) market is set to double by 2019 as video rapidly becomes a critical means of stakeholder communication and collaboration for enterprises globally. Due to content proliferation and the bring your own device (BYOD) trend, OVP’s are becoming an essential fixture as media and entertainment (M&E) companies are urged to economically deliver video to fast-growing, fragmented video-enabled consumer devices. 

A new analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Global Online Video Platforms Market, finds that the market earned revenue of $369.4 million in 2013 and is estimated to reach $800.2 million by 2019.

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“As more niche content finds its way online and intense competition causes customers to differentiate on content selection, time to market, and quality of experience, OVPs will be critical to ensure business success for M&E firms,” said Frost & Sullivan Digital Media Industry Analyst Anisha Vinny. “The inability of M&E organizations to handle the complexity of publishing video online is particularly fuelling the demand for OVPs that can manage and monetize video assets.”

Where budgets are constrained and in regions where the economy has yet to pick up, OVP deployments are slower, which in turn makes home-grown solutions or YouTube popular substitutes. Security concerns around handling branded Intellectual Property (IP) in the cloud and the lack of enterprise-wide video strategies also present challenges.

In addition, there is also confusion around what constitutes an OVP owing to the number of features, including transcoding, DRM, analytics and multi-platform delivery. From a customer’s perspective, comparing various product features, pricing and deployment options is complicated. This lack of market awareness around exact capabilities of an OVP makes consumer education and the right messaging critical.

“Investing in tighter technology partnerships to provide customers with value-added services and critically analyzing product portfolios to make partner versus acquire decisions will be key to maintaining a competitive edge in this market,” noted Vinny. “Even if they do not cultivate a strong local presence, OVP vendors must at least invest in building relationships with reseller channels in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific to widen their market scope.”

As a result, offering analytics, metrics and personalization that enable companies to derive value from their video assets will help OVP vendors differentiate themselves in the evolving market.

Analysis of the Global Online Video Platforms Market is part of the Digital Media (http://www.digitalmedia.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Global Big Data Analytics Market, Global Lecture Capture Solutions (LCS) Market, Global Video and Ad Insertion Server Market, Global Media and Entertainment Solutions for the Cloud, and Global Enterprise Video Webcasting Solutions. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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Frost & Sullivan: Quantified-self Technologies Set to Transform Personal Health

— Innovations in sensor technology usher in an era of self-monitoring devices

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The market for quantified-self technologies — apps that enable people to track and quantify aspects of their daily lives — is currently in the embryonic stage. However, explosive growth is expected in coming years as many companies successfully complete crowd sourcing activities for funding; an indication of the high interest the domain has generated. Communication, computing, data capture and feedback mechanisms will be key technology enablers for quantified-self.

The market for quantified-self technologies – apps that enable people to track and quantify aspects of their daily lives – is currently in the embryonic stage.

The market for quantified-self technologies – apps that enable people to track and quantify aspects of their daily lives – is currently in the embryonic stage.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Sensor Technology Innovations Enabling Quantified-Self, finds that wearable technology has gained considerable traction especially in the health and wellness industry. Increasing momentum in the use of sensor-enabled wearable devices promises more design opportunities in the future.

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“The miniaturization trend has quickened development of improved and innovative wearable devices such as smart watches and smart glasses that monitor athletic performance and health,” said Technical Insights Senior Research Analyst Sumit Kumar Pal. “Quantified-self facilitates the tracking of diet, sleep, heart rate, activity, exercise and moods and allows individuals to gain better insights on physiological parameters that were never examined earlier.”

As healthcare is one of the main industries impacted by the quantified-self movement, acquiring accurate data and ensuring seamless interoperability are key challenges. In addition, data sharing among health services and pharmaceutical firms raises privacy concerns. Healthcare companies must ensure that data collected from clients is not shared without direct consent.

User perceived benefits will be another critical factor in the success of quantified-self products, along with affordability. To get the healthcare industry further involved in quantified-self, enhancing the connectivity of wearable devices with technology companies to support data exchange will also be crucial.

“Stakeholders are exploring other ecosystems with which quantified-self can be integrated,” added Pal. “Technological advancements in energy harvesting for mobile and wearable devices as well as in social networking dynamics will push the quantified-self industry into the next stage.”

Sensor Technology Innovations Enabling Quantified-Self, a part of the Technical Insights (http://www.technicalinsights.frost.com) subscription, offers technological and market insights on sensors enabling quantified-self. Along with a snapshot of the technology’s global footprint, the study discusses patent publishing trends, R&D focus, funding, and the impact of mega trends to provide a complete view of quantified-self technology. Detailed technology analysis and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

Technical Insights is an international technology analysis business that produces a variety of technical news alerts, newsletters, and research services.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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China Investor Sentiment Plunges, Yet Most Still Optimistic China Will Lead Growth – Manulife Survey

– China investor sentiment falls to its lowest level; sharpest declines in equities, property

– Japan’s economy divides opinion: investors optimistic in SE Asia, pessimistic in Greater China

– Rising sentiment in Singapore and Indonesia helps keep overall Asia Index flat

HONG KONG, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Investor sentiment in China plunged in the second quarter of 2014 to its lowest level since early 2013 amid concerns about a deterioration in the country’s economic outlook and investment returns, according to new research from Manulife.

Fig.1 Investor sentiment declining across all asset classes in China

Fig.1 Investor sentiment declining across all asset classes in China

The Manulife Investor Sentiment Index* for China fell 12 points during the quarter from 23 to 11, the lowest level for the mainland since the Index was initiated at the start of 2013. The sharp decline seen in China was, however, offset by improved sentiment elsewhere in the region leaving the overall regional index for Asia unchanged at 24, one point above the US index which was also unchanged quarter on quarter[1]. 

[1] John Hancock Investor Sentiment Index, June 2014

Investor sentiment in China was down across the board – all six of the asset classes covered in the index posted marked declines. The sharpest falls related to stocks (down19 to -4) and mutual funds (down 22 points to 15). Sentiment towards real estate continued to fall (down 5 to -8), while that towards investors’ own home also hit its lowest level, although at 8 points (down 6) it remained in mildly positive territory.

In stark contrast, investor sentiment in the U.S., the world’s largest economy, was far higher towards mutual funds (49), stocks (46) and property (own home 58, real estate 49), and very negative towards cash (-52) and bonds (-15), keeping the overall American investor sentiment index (at 23) close to the Asia indicator.

“This survey was carried out after several near credit defaults in China which raised concern over the potential for a destabilizing credit event in the ‘shadow banking’ sector. We believe that this, combined with the renminbi’s depreciation in the first five months of the year, a property market slowdown and a string of worrisome economic indicators, which included five months of weak manufacturing PMI figures[2], has led to lower sentiment among investors in China,” said Endre Pedersen, Senior Managing Director, Fixed Income, Manulife Asset Management.   

[2] Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell below 50 in January and troughed in March before recovering to 50.7 for June (numbers over 50 indicate expansion). HSBC Emerging Markets PMI, 1 July 2014.

Regional Investor Sentiment About China’s Growth Outlook Still Very Positive

While domestic investor sentiment in China towards their own market declined, their concerns were not mirrored by most investors overseas. Of the individual markets, China was the clear standout among investors, with those in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and all giving China high marks as a market in which to invest (see Fig. 2) – the latter four rating it higher than the United States. By stark contrast, only Japan investors rated China negatively as a place to invest.

Fig.2 Asia investors give Mainland China high marks as a place to invest

Fig.2 Asia investors give Mainland China high marks as a place to invest

Within Asia, nearly two-fifths of investors (37 percent) expect China to be one of the top two fastest growing economies in the next two years, by far investors’ top choice, and ahead of the next-favored market, Japan (16), followed by Singapore and India (15), and South Korea (9). Even in China, despite the decline in investor sentiment, investors were nonetheless optimistic about China’s growth prospects over the next two years – in fact, they were the most bullish of all.

“While China’s GDP is running slightly under the government’s full-year target of 7.5 percent, we agree with general investor sentiment that it will remain one of the fastest growing economies in the region in the coming years,” said Pedersen. “GDP growth was better than expected for the second quarter of 2014 as stimulus measures – including targeted monetary policy loosening – continue to work their way through the economy. All things considered, we expect China’s full-year GDP growth to be close to the government’s official 7.5 per cent target.

“As China shifts gears to promote domestic consumption as a foundation for more self-sustaining economic growth, reforms are likely to cause a degree of short-term economic pain. However, it should be noted that such pain in the China context likely means the continuation of relatively robust economic growth when compared to developed markets. At the same time, as China goes down this path, the broader region is expected to benefit as demand for low-value-add, highly capital intensive export industries shifts to neighboring markets which offer cost-saving advantages.”

Investor Sentiment on Japan Divided

In contrast to the generally positive views on China, investors across Asia were split on Japan. Investors in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia rated Japan about the same or higher than China in terms of being a good place to invest. Investors across Greater China, however, rated Japan’s investment potential negatively. A similar pattern was evident in investors’ views of Japan’s economic growth prospects. While the three emerging South East Asia markets said they expected Japan to be at least the second fastest-growing economy over the next two years, those in Greater China were far less optimistic, variously rating India, South Korea and Singapore ahead of Japan. 

“A degree of caution is warranted with regard to Japan. Some investors may be interpreting the past 18 months of relatively robust stock market conditions as evidence of underlying economic strength,” explained Pedersen. “While we acknowledge that Japan’s economic growth prospects have somewhat improved since the launch of Abenomics – the Abe administration’s economic stimulus program – recent economic data has raised questions about the sustainability of the effects. Thus, we believe it is premature to expect rapid acceleration of economic growth in Japan in the near future.”

Rising Sentiment in Singapore and Indonesia Keeps Regional Index Flat

Overall regional sentiment was flat largely because of big increases in other parts of the region, notably Indonesia and Singapore. In Indonesia, sentiment jumped nine points to that market’s second-highest level in the survey’s series, led by big increases in sentiment towards fixed income (up 19 to 56) and equities (up 13 to 21). In Singapore, sentiment rose five points to 15, its highest level since the survey was initiated, driven by a rebound in sentiment towards investing in both primary residence (up 10 to 23) and other real estate (up 3 to -8).

For more information on the Manulife Investor Sentiment Index in Asia, please visit www.manulife-asia.com.

*About Manulife Investor Sentiment Index in Asia

Manulife’s Investor Sentiment Index in Asia is a quarterly, proprietary survey measuring and tracking investors’ views across eight markets in the region on their attitudes towards key asset classes and related issues. The Index is calculated as a net score (% of “Very good time” and “Good time” minus % of “Bad time” and “Very bad time”) for each asset class. The overall index is calculated as an average of the index figures of asset classes. A positive number means a positive sentiment, zero means a neutral sentiment, and a negative number means negative sentiment.

The Manulife ISI is based on 500 online interviews in each market of Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, and Singapore; in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines it is conducted face-to-face. Respondents are middle class to affluent investors, aged 25 years and above who are the primary decision maker of financial matters in the household and currently have investment products.

The Manulife ISI is a long-established research series in North America. The Manulife ISI has been measuring investor sentiment in Canada for the past 15 years, and extended this to its John Hancock operation in the U.S. in 2011. Asset classes taken into Manulife ISI Asia calculations are stocks/equities, real estate (primary residence and other investment properties), mutual funds/unit trusts, fixed income investment and cash.

About Manulife

Manulife is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Clients look to Manulife for strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Our international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients. We also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under management by Manulife and its subsidiaries were approximately C$637 billion (US$597 billion) as at June 30, 2014. Our group of companies operates as Manulife in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States.

Manulife Financial Corporation trades as ‘MFC’ on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under ‘945’ on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at manulife.com.

About Manulife Asset Management

Manulife Asset Management is the global asset management arm of Manulife, providing comprehensive asset management solutions for institutional investors and investment funds in key markets around the world. This investment expertise extends across a broad range of public and private asset classes, as well as asset allocation solutions. As at June 30, 2014, assets under management for Manulife Asset Management were approximately C$300 billion (US$281 billion).

Manulife Asset Management’s public markets units have investment expertise across a broad range of asset classes including public equity and fixed income, and asset allocation strategies.  Offices with full investment capabilities are located in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines. In addition, Manulife Asset Management has a joint venture asset management business in China, Manulife TEDA. The public markets units of Manulife Asset Management also provide investment management services to affiliates’ retail clients through product offerings of Manulife and John Hancock. John Hancock Asset Management and Declaration Management and Research are units of Manulife Asset Management.

Additional information about Manulife Asset Management may be found at ManulifeAM.com.

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