Insights

Our take on the latest trends and activity in the world of finance, technology, and beyond.

May 16, 2018

Does Blockchain Have a Future in the Oilfield?

There’s a lot of buzz about blockchain these days, especially after the recent Davos conference, where world business leaders talked about the technology’s potential to revolutionize […]
March 6, 2018

Optimism Prevails Across the Oilfield Marketplace

In a previous AlphaSense blog post, I wrote that the outlook for the U.S. onshore industry in 2018 was solid. Since then, weather and supply chain […]
December 22, 2017

2018 Shale Growth Outlook: Solid

In 2018, the U.S. onshore oil industry will enter a third year of recovery. The industry has learned a great deal about how to do more […]
November 14, 2017

What is the Real Threat of Amazon Entering Pharma?

Speculation of Amazon entering the pharmaceutical space drastically spiked in October 2017. The topic has been top of mind for health care companies ever since. Running […]
September 29, 2017

To Build or Not To Build? That is the Fracing Question

The U.S. shale business has been in recovery mode since May 2016. Key to this business is hydraulic fracturing, or “fracing,” as it appears in industry […]
September 18, 2017

How Consumers Benefit from Formula 1 Technology

We are nearing the end of Formula 1 ($BATRA) season, when prestige automobile manufacturers show off their latest and greatest feats of engineering, and million-euro plus […]
July 10, 2017

How to Stay Alerted to Regulatory Health Care Updates

For those in the health care industry – including biotech, pharmaceuticals and health care providers – knowledge of regulatory activities can be critical. In the pharmaceutical […]
September 13, 2016
Cloud-Based Apps: The Investment Process, Revolutionized

Cloud-Based Apps: The Investment Process, Revolutionized

Cloud-based applications have become the norm in our personal lives, and over the last few years have infiltrated the workplace. Highly confidential functions ranging from finance […]
March 22, 2016
AI

I’ll Be Back … For Your Job

Over the last year, we have heard leading minds warning of the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI). We’ve since seen a robot that can take a […]
February 3, 2016
Zika

Who is Battling Zika?

On January 25, 2016, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Margaret Chan, provided a report[1] on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa […]
January 12, 2016
Warm Weather

How is Warm Weather Impacting Business?

The winter of 2015 can be best described using one phrase: El Niño. How has this unseasonable weather impacted company performance? Did weather forecasts come in […]
January 5, 2016
Sweet 2016

Sweet 2016: Trends to Watch

Among other news, 2015 brought about a continued decline in oil pricing, the fall of Sepp Blatter’s FIFA and a revision of Volkswagen’s ($VOW.DE) emissions data. […]
December 1, 2015
eSports

Big Players in eSports

Trevor Francis, Jim “Catfish” Hunter and bowler Don Carter are all names that can be associated with being the first to break the magical seven-figures in […]
November 11, 2015
Diabetes

Diabetes – Patches and Lenses

November 14 is World Diabetes Day, which aims to raise awareness of the chronic disease. The date marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who won the […]
November 3, 2015
Aging Population

The Aging Population

Between now and 2050, the United States will see a significant increase in its older population segment. This should come as no surprise, as the baby […]
September 29, 2015
Cutting the Cord

Cutting the Cord – Who is Exposed?

Cable TV subscription bundles (and the large monthly bills that accompany them) are on the decline in the United States. The main proponent of this decline […]
September 15, 2015
Smart Home

The Smart Home: Believe the Hype

With the “Internet of Things” (IoT) era taking off, more of the items in our daily life are becoming connected together. This year, SAP ($SAP) described the […]
September 1, 2015
Viral

Viral Effect of Avian Influenza

The recent avian flu outbreak has affected over 48 million birds worldwide, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with roughly 35 million of those being […]