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Kickstarter Project ‘Smile, You’re Living Longer’ Features Cartoon Signposts to Better Lifespans, Not Just Lengthier Ones

Dick Samson MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., Oct. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today EraNova Institute announces a Kickstarter crowdfunding project, “Smile, You’re Living Longer!” When completed, it will be an eBook of Long-Term Health CareToons(TM) that clarify life-improving choices for today’s longer-living seniors and working-age adults.

“A lifespan isn’t what it used to be,” says Dick Samson, EraNova’s Director, who will lead the project. “It’s no longer the old five-part drill: learn, earn, retire, decline, expire.” Since more of us are living into our 70′s, 80′s, 90′s, and beyond 100, and since we’re blessed with a growing range of health and lifestyle options, “It’s a whole new ballgame.”

Now, Samson points out, there are many ways to:
* Learn, but never stop learning,
* Earn longer if we need or want to,
* Pursue new dreams instead of retiring passively,
* Put off and minimize decline,
* Get a bang out of life up until the end.

“Most people haven’t tumbled to the most important new opportunities,” says Samson. “There’s a ton of information, but it’s scattered and often contradictory. Digesting it can be time-consuming and boring. That’s why I came up with CareToons(TM), to convey the most vital facts, weeding out the jargon and junk.”

The humorous presentation adds efficiency. “People just smile and get the point. It couldn’t be simpler.”

CareToons(TM) will help people:
* Look at thornier issues such as someday needing help with tasks of daily living (long-term care),
* Focus on key facts about diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices that promote extra years of productivity.
* Explore today’s senior-living options, ranging from culture-rich assisted-living communities to modifications of one’s current home,
* Review the many ways to pay for quality senior living and care,
* Access the cornucopia of life-enriching options for those who stay active and involved.

Unlike self-help, Samson’s approach never prescribes. It informs through pleasant bursts of insight.

Although aimed at consumers, the CareToons(TM) may also be used by professionals to make points with clients or constituents. These pros include healthcare providers, suppliers of health-promoting services or products, insurance agents, financial advisers, managers of senior-living and home-care services, community leaders, and public policy makers.

For the project description and sample CareToons(TM), visit the Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/23182138/smile-youre-living-longer .

With brevity and ebullience, the project will touch on many of today’s hottest issues: healthcare, health reform, Obamacare, long-term care insurance, prevention and preventive medicine, mental health, Alzheimer’s disease, food and nutrition, exercise and fitness, environmental health, wellness and wellness programs, incomes for people of all ages, the politics of wealth and poverty, and more.

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* Photo Caption: EraNova Institute Director Dick Samson.

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Worldwide Telecommunications Industry Revenue to Reach $2.2 Trillion in 2013, says Insight Research Corp.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 28, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The global telecommunications industry was not immune to economic forces in 2012 that slowed growth from earlier predictions, according to a new market analysis report from The Insight Research Corporation. Spending for wireline services contracted in 2012, while spending on wireless services grew modestly. According to the new industry market study, telecommunications services revenue worldwide will grow from $2.2 trillion in 2012 to $2.7 trillion in 2018 at a combined average growth rate of 3.8 percent.

“The 2013 Telecommunications Industry Review: An Anthology of Market Facts and Forecasts” notes that wireless subscriber growth compounded with rising usage will raise wireless revenues by 31 percent from current levels, yet wireline revenues will remain flat until substantial economic recovery kicks in. Despite these modest gains, there are some sectors, such as Ethernet, Cloud, and Mobile Solutions, that will show double-digit annual percentage growth. In North America, wireless revenues will grow by 35 percent and wireline broadband revenues will grow by 19 percent over current levels.

“Telecommunications revenues are driven by several factors – economic conditions, household expansion, population, and disposable income – to name a few. Until these indicators strengthen we will continue to see modest improvements in growth areas, such as wireless data and IPTV, along with declines in mature services, such as voice and wireline data,” says Fran Caulfield, Research Director for Insight Research.

“Global telecommunications spending will hover around 3 percent of GDP; slightly lower in the US. Despite the weakness in these indicators, the fact remains that telecommunications is a key enabler of economic growth and service providers with the right strategy will prosper,” Caulfield concluded.

In addition to regional and service forecasts, the report provides an assessment of the key drivers of this growth, including industry trends, network infrastructure and access technologies, future services, OSS/BSS and capex spending, and enterprise telecom markets. An excerpt, table of contents, and ordering information are available online at http://www.insight-corp.com/reports/review13.asp .

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Financial Services Companies Will Spend $1 Trillion on Telecommunications Services and Equipment Over The Next Five Years, Says Insight Research

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The global financial services industry is expected to spend just over one trillion dollars over the next five years on telecommunications services and equipment, says a new market analysis report from The Insight Research Corporation. According to the new market study, spending on telecommunications by Wall Street companies, banks, insurance companies and others in the global financial sector is expected increase at compounded rate of 9.9 percent, growing from $135 billion in 2012 to $217 billion in 2017.

“Telecom and the Financial Services Industry: Optical Networking, Wireless Networking, and the Role of Redundancy and Recovery in Financial Transactions, 2013-2017″ notes that the financial ecosystem encompasses a broad range of applications, from simple smartphone mobile transactions to complex international financial trading networks. This sector is made up of Wall Street investment companies, banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions that have been at the forefront in pushing for the development of telecommunications systems and practices that ensure accuracy, reliability, and security.

“It is difficult to over-estimate the impact that the financial services sector has had on the telecom industry, since this is the sector that has always been ready to spend to get the best,” says Insight Research President Robert Rosenberg.

“This sector consumes practically everything that telecom companies can offer, including: hardware, applications, connectivity, managed services, hosting services, disaster recovery, security management, backup and storage management, storage area networks-not to mention their huge appetite for wireless and wireline connectivity. The financial sector is global and fully interconnected, and that shows up on the bottom line of the carriers in a big, big way,” Rosenberg concluded.

“Telecom and the Financial Services Industry” provides revenue forecasts by type of connectivity (wireless or wireline), by telecom equipment type, by sub-sector application type (banking, stock brokering, mobile banking and trading, mobile proximity, mobile funds transfer), and by stakeholder type. Individual breakouts are organized by global region: North America; Europe, Mid-East, Africa; Asia-Pacific; and the Caribbean and Latin America.

An excerpt, table of contents, and ordering information for this market research report is available online at http://www.insight-corp.com/reports/financial13.as… . This 203-page report is available in Electronic (PDF) format and can be ordered online. Visit our Website, or call 973-541-9600 for details.

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Telecommunications Capital Expenditures Spending to Hit $1.2 Trillion over Five Years, says Insight Research

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., Dec. 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capital expenditures (capex) by telecommunications service providers globally is expected to increase at a compounded rate of 1.5 percent, from $207 billion in 2012 to $223.3 billion in 2017, says a new market analysis report from The INSIGHT Research Corporation.

According to the new market study, capex in the various global regions will be very uneven, with North America, Europe and the Latin American-Caribbean regions showing little or no growth and only Asia-Pacific and Africa continuing to make investments in telecommunications hardware and software to keep up with burgeoning customer demand for new services.

“Telecommunications and Capital Investments: Impacts of the Financial Crisis on Worldwide Telecommunications, 2012-2017″ notes that capex spending among fixed-line operators continues to decline, and the only growth in capex spending comes from the mobile operators in developing countries that continue increase their capital outlays to meet the pent up demand for service. And while demand for telecommunications services may be income inelastic and industry revenue may actually grow over the forecast period, services in every global region will nonetheless come under heavy pricing pressure as operators fight over the cost-conscious customers quite willing to delay new device purchases.

“Customers in every region are pinching pennies and the demand for advanced applications is uncertain. The confluence of these trends means a further erosion of operator margins, which in turn will affect investments into infrastructures and new technologies since funding is now more difficult to obtain,” says INSIGHT Research President Robert Rosenberg. “The difficulty in finding funding now faced by many operators will certainly slow down, if not derail, the rolling out of investments in NGNs, WiMAX, LTE, or converged services,” Rosenberg concluded.

Capital spending forecasts are provided for the U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, France, Japan, China, and India. On a per country basis, capex spending is provided for fixed lines, mobile, and broadband. Forecasts are also provided for capex allocation by equipment; plant; software licenses; and the category “other.”

An excerpt, table of contents, and ordering information for this market research report is available online at http://www.insight-corp.com/reports/invest12.asp . This 88-page report is available in Electronic (PDF) format and can be ordered online. Visit our Website, or call 973-541-9600 for details.

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US Cable System Operators Chasing a Declining, Competitive Market with Push into Business Services, says Insight Research Corp

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., Sept. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While the US Cable TV Multiple System Operators (MSOs) in 2012 may generate over $7 billion in annual revenues providing telecommunications services to businesses, they will be chasing a declining business telecom services segment and face fierce competition from entrenched telco providers with very deep pockets ready to staunchly defend their existing base, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. Cable Operators will gain some market share, but they will remain small players in a big industry with low margins and little cash flow.

Insight Research’s market analysis study, “Cable TV Enterprise Services, 2012-2017″ provides a sobering view for Cable Providers, who have been touting the Business Services market as a profitable respite from their mature residential video business. Next to Wireless Services, Business Services is the second largest segment in the US telecommunications landscape. While Cable Operators have had some recent success in growing their single-digit share of this market, they will face major obstacles trying to take significant share in this modest growth segment.

“While their legacy in providing services to residential segments may give them confidence they can grow profitably in this adjacent segment, the Cable Operator’s challenges will be steep and growth is dependent upon taking market share from entrenched players,” says Fran Caulfield, Research Director at Insight Research. “Our study concludes that despite these obstacles, Cable Operators will forge ahead and the entrenched Telco Providers will likely respond with investments, price, and improved performance to combat this threat. It should be an interesting few years,” Caulfield concluded.

“Cable TV Enterprise Services, 2012-2017″ segments revenue estimates for telco and cable operators providing basic voice, data, and video services offered to the small, medium and large enterprise business segments. Detailed revenue estimates are provided for a range of business services, including Ethernet, private lines, voice services, web hosting, optical transport, and video.

An excerpt of this enterprise telecommunications services market research report, table of contents, and ordering information are online http://www.insight-corp.com/reports/enterprise12.a… . This 137-page report is available immediately in Electronic (PDF) format and can be ordered online for $4,695. Visit our website (www.insight-corp.com), or call 973-541-9600 for details.

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Consumer and Business Spending on Carrier Ethernet Services Will Hit $5 Billion in 2012, But Spending Growth is Slowing, says Insight Research Corp

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., July 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — U.S. enterprises and consumers are expected to spend more than $47 billion over the next five years on Ethernet services provided by carriers, according to a new market research study from The INSIGHT Research Corporation. With metro-area and wide-area Ethernet services readily available from virtually all major data service providers, industry revenue is expected to grow from nearly $5 billion in 2012 to reach just over $11 billion by 2017.

However, year over year spending growth is expected to gradually stall and by 2017 the annual revenue growth rate will be half of what it is today.

According to INSIGHT Research’s market analysis study, “Carriers and Ethernet Services: Public Ethernet in Metro & Wide Area Networks, 2012-2017,” Ethernet’s central driver continues to be its ability to meet seemingly endlessly growing bandwidth demands at lower cost and with greater flexibility than competing services. A major growth driver in years past had been the large-scale migration of wireless backhaul cell sites from TDM to Ethernet, and though still a contributory growth factor, backhaul growth will start to moderate as LTE deployments are completed.

“Wireless backhaul had been a major factor in this fast-growing telecommunications services sector, but with much of the conversion of TDM to Ethernet completed, we are forecasting that spending on Ethernet will moderate,” says Robert Rosenberg, president of INSIGHT Research. “Over the five year forecast period we project a compounded annual revenue growth rate of 17 percent, with growth slowing by 2016 to be more in the range of 12 to 15 percent,” Rosenberg concluded.

The study examines Ethernet market spending and usage patterns by topology (E-line, E-LAN, and access), regional domain (metro, wide-area, and access), retail/wholesale, and various bandwidth levels.

An excerpt of this carrier Ethernet services market research report, table of contents, and ordering information is available online at http://www.insight-corp.com/reports/ethernet12.asp .

This 166-page report is available immediately for $4,695 in an electronic format (PDF) and can be ordered online. Learn more at: http://www.insight-corp.com/ .

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Healthcare Industry’s Telecommunications Services Spending to Exceed $69 Billion Over Next Six Years, says Insight Research Corp.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., June 14, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The hospitals, physicians, clinics, and insurance providers that make up U.S. healthcare system will be spending over $69 billion on telecommunications services over the next six years, says a new market research study released by the INSIGHT Research Corporation.

According to the market analysis study, spending by the U.S. healthcare industry on telecommunications services will grow at a compounded rate of 9.7 percent over the forecast period, increasing from $9.1 billion in 2012 to $14.4 billion in 2017 as the number of healthcare locations expands by 16 percent and the healthcare employment rate increases 2.5 times faster than the total national employment rate.

According to the report, “Telecommunications, IT, and Healthcare: Wireless Networks, Digital Healthcare and the Transformation of US Healthcare, 2012-2017,” forces external to the healthcare industry, including Federal Government policies, an aging population, and healthcare worker shortages are encouraging the industry to find alternative approaches to current treatment practices.

Much of the high costs inherent in the current system are related to the proximity of patient and provider, as well as to the archaic administrative systems used to manage records and exchange information. Telecommunications can bridge these proximity and system gaps.

“Healthcare providers are avid consumers of telecommunications services and new technology. The combination of increased demand for wireless and broadband access, massive data storage demands, and the conversion to electronic health records (EHRs) and procedures is straining existing healthcare networks,” says Fran Caulfield, INSIGHT Research Director.

“Our research measures key operational factors, such as population trends, patient monitoring, and cloud-based storage requirements, and then we quantify the demands for telecommunications services and equipment that will be needed to satisfy these demands No surprises; the research points to strong demand,” concluded Caulfield.

“Telecommunications, IT, and Healthcare: Wireless Networks, Digital Healthcare and the Transformation of US Healthcare, 2012-2017″ provides a forecast of U.S. healthcare telecom service spending by wireline and wireless access and by healthcare provider (Hospital, Physician, Clinics, and other practitioners).

A free report excerpt, table of contents, and ordering information is online at http://www.insight-corp.com/reports/telehealth12.asp .

This 158-page report is available immediately for $4,695. Electronic (PDF) reports can be ordered online. Visit our Website at http://www.insight-corp.com, or call 973-541-9600 for details.

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Spending by Businesses on Telecommunications Services Will Reach $154 Billion in 2012, says Insight Research Corp.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., May 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. telecommunications industry continues to expand as business spending for wireless services fuels industry revenue growth, says a new market research report from Insight Research. Insight estimates that all U.S. businesses will spend $154 billion for telecommunications services in 2012 and business spending on wired and wireless calling will grow to $184 billion by the close of 2016, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8 percent over the forecast period.

Insight’s newly released market analysis report, “Telecom Services in Vertical Markets, 2011-2016″ found that business spending for cellular and other wireless services is creating all of the growth. While U.S. business spending for wireline services is essentially flat over the five year forecast horizon, wireless expenditures are expected to grow at a compounded rate of 9.4 percent over the period of 2011-2016.

Four vertical industries – wholesale trade; financial, insurance, and real estate services; professional business services; and communications – account for 68 percent of total business telecom expenditures in 2011. The study analyzes 14 vertical industries categorized by the NAICS, and focuses on corporate spending for wireline and wireless telecommunications services in each of the 14 industries.

“The U.S. telecommunications industry continues to show modest revenue growth, driven by business Internet and mobility solutions,” says Fran Caulfield, Research Director for Insight Research (www.insight-corp.com). “As U.S. business activity recovers, employment and network traffic increase. In parallel, business applications shift to the cloud and end users shift to wireless access, driving higher network and wireless revenues for service providers,” Caulfield concluded.

An excerpt of this market research report, table of contents, and ordering information are available online http://www.insight-corp.com/reports/vert11.asp . This 120-page report is available immediately for $3,995 (hard copy). Electronic (PDF) reports can be ordered online.

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Telcos and CableCo Small Business Units Poised to Take a Revenue Hit, Predicts Insight Research Corp.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., March 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Over the next five years, all of the major U.S. telcos and cable TV MSOs are expected to lose small business customers to a new crop of hosted service providers that will offer PBX-like voice services at lower reoccurring costs and with minimal site equipment expense, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation.

Insight Research’s market analysis study, “VoIP and the SME: CableCos, Telcos, and the Rise of Hosted Service Models, 2011-2016″ points out that the advent of VoIP PBX business telephone technology and the nearly universal availability of broadband services has enabled a variety of upstart hosted service providers such as 8×8, Aptela, Fonality, and Nextiva to target the small business market.

These emerging companies are providing virtual PBX/VoIP services with enhanced features into the hotly contested lower end of the business segment-and they are doing it in ways that more competitive in terms of functionality, productivity, and pricing than the service bundles being provided by either the telcos or the MSOs.

“There are more than forty million lines in the small business segment of the market now up for grabs, so we are not talking about chump change,” says Robert Rosenberg, Insight Research president. “Our study suggests that thus far, small businesses haven’t quite latched on to this new technology so the revenue today is only in the range of one-half billion dollars, but by 2015 hosted services will be nearly a $1.2 billion market and the adoption rate of the hosted services by small businesses will continue increasing at a faster rate,” Rosenberg concluded.

“VoIP and the SME: CableCos, Telcos, and the Rise of Hosted Service Models, 2011-2016″ segments adoption by 20 vertical industries and provides revenue estimates for each. Potential small business line losses are estimated for telcos AT&T, CenturyLink, Cincinnati Bell, Fairpoint, Frontier, TDS, Verizon, and Windstream as well as for MSOs Bright House, CableOne, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Mediacom, SuddenLink, Time Warner, and WOW Telecom.

An excerpt of this enterprise telecommunications services market research report, table of contents, and ordering information are online http://www.insight-corp.com/reports/voip12.asp .

This 123-page report is available immediately in Electronic (PDF) format and can be ordered online for $4,695 – or call 973-541-9600 for details. More information: http://www.insight-corp.com .

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Telecom OSS Spending to Reach $67 Billion in 2016, says Insight Research Corp.

Insight Research CorporationMOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., March 12, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The global market for operations support systems (OSS) – the computing and software IT infrastructure that performs engineering, provisioning, and management functions in telecommunications networks – will exceed $67 billion in 2016, according to a new report by Insight Research.

Telecommunications industry spending for OSS is expected to mirror the forecasted growth in service revenue over the next five years, indicating that the industry is expecting sustainable growth in the years ahead.

According to “Operations Support Systems, 2011-2016,” telecommunications network operators worldwide are forecasted to increase their investment in OSS at a compounded rate of 5.9 over the next five years.

North American investment in the computing and software systems used to acquire, serve, and bill customers will lag worldwide investment, growing at a compounded rate of 4.6 percent over the same period, while OSS expenditures made by carriers in the Asia, Europe, and Latin America regions will grow at 6.3 percent.

The report found that telecommunications service providers are investing most heavily in those OSS needed to support wireless 3G and 4G services. Over the forecast period, annual OSS spending to support broadband wireless will increase from $3 billion today to $22 billion in 2016.

“Telecommunications providers will continue to invest in systems that streamline their operations – particularly in growth areas such as customer care and network engineering for wireless services,” says Insight director Fran Caulfield. “Our research confirms continued strong growth for both wireless services and the operations systems that support the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and mobility applications,” concluded Caulfield.

“Operations Support Systems, 2011-2016″ forecasts global IT infrastructure spending for billing, customer care, planning/engineering, provisioning/inventory, trouble repair, network management, business management, and workforce management systems. It also projects the professional services expenditures required to implement those systems by type of carrier in four regions: North America; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; Asia/Pacific; and Latin America/Caribbean.

A free report excerpt, table of contents, and ordering information is online at http://www.insight-corp.com/reports/oss11.asp .

This report is available immediately for $4,695 (hard copy). Electronic (PDF) reports can also be ordered online. Visit our Website, or call 973-541-9600 for details.

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