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For a deeper dive into the topics and technologies covered on Gigaom, check out the latest in-depth analysis from Gigaom Research. New reports this week examine macro trends in technology, 3D printing, and OpenStack.

New Gigaom Research reports this week include Ben Kepes’ evaluation of macro technology trends and Aram Sinnreich’s continued research on 3D printing. Analyst Paul Miller also explores OpenStack deployment in unison with VMware virtualization.

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Buyers Lens: How to utilize cloud computing, big data, and crowdsourcing for an agile enterprise by Ben Kepes

This week, analyst Ben Kepes takes an 10,000-foot view of organizations today and the trends that threaten traditional business. Rather than viewing change as a threat, companies that embrace technology shifts will find opportunities to remain competitive, increase efficiency, and generate new business. In this report, Kepes highlights cloud computing, big data, and crowdsourcing as three key technologies every organization must consider, regardless of industry.

Connected Consumer: Legal challenges and opportunities for 3D printing by Aram Sinnreich

In this report, Aram Sinnreich reviews the undecided legal issues that have the greatest potential affect on creators, manufacturers, and other stakeholders involved in the 3D printing marketplace. Two of these major gray areas — patents and copyrights — have not been adequately addressed, leaving billions of revenue in question. For further analysis on 3D printing, be sure to check out his recommendations for companies impacted by additive manufacturing.

Cloud: Architecting OpenStack for enterprise reality by Paul Miller

The open-source cloud infrastructure project OpenStack has been top of mind for IT enterprise managers. Instead of throwing away existing investment in virtualization, this report proposes a hybrid approach and exemplifies integration between OpenStack-powered clouds and VMware virtualization. Analyst Paul Miller introduces OpenStack and then explores the benefits of implementing OpenStack alongside on-premise solutions.

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