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1. New technology partnerships will emerge. Staying isolated from the mobility ecosystems is no more an option
2. Predictive analytics will come to the forefront. To achieve maximum efficiency, manufacturers, ISVs, and channel partners have for long used big data for boosting proactive services and maintenance. This is in fact just scratching the surface. A more sophisticated application of predictive analytics supported by data mining, artificial intelligence, and data modeling to their services and product offerings by big print vendors is imminent.
3. Machine learning models for cybersecurity will emerge as a new differentiator. Enhanced connectivity not only boosts the efficiency but it also significantly raises the risk of it getting attacked by cybercriminals. Subsequently, the market leaders will be focusing on investing in machine learning more so as to counter that growing threat. But the current infrastructure isn’t that easy to secure, because of its obsolete technologies and unsafe legacy. It serves as a far wider cyber attack surface and increases the complexity of protection. Primary defense mechanism today is a detection of intrusion and authentication. But it fails in scenarios like rule-based detection of intrusion will be permeable to a no. of threats. On the other hand, implementing machine learning will enable detection of threats in real time. Early adopters have already started using the technology in 2018.
4. Advancements in voice recognition will trickle through. Voiced assistants have been quite a buzz in the tech market. In print industry, however, the concept is still very basic. Sharp and Nuance have released concept programs though. Alexa will be integrated
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SummaryWeb to print has revolutionized how the print industry works. Cutting costs increasing output, in a shorter span of time, has worked in favor of this printing segment. And it’s not limited to just paper printing, with online design software; it can design products and get them manufactured. Digital printing stood at only 18.5% in 2008 of the value of offset printing. By the end of 2018, it will boast of value 50% of the offset printers, and even more in regions with advanced printing sector. Contrastingly, its share of volume in offset is much lower than that of traditional offset printers. This means that digital is giving far more ROI than offsets for the same investment in both.