Digital Disruption: 5 Top Technologies

Digital disruption is the flip side of digital opportunity. Established companies and startups alike enlist new technologies in the fight to dislodge incumbents, protect entrenched positions, or re-invent entire industries and business activities. To help business and IT executives evaluate emerging technologies and their potential impact on the digital transformation of their organizations, Forrester recently […]

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Charles Bachman on the Shift to Database-Centered Point of View

Mr. Bachman was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by Barack Obama in 2012. The Boston Globe: Charles W. Bachman, a software engineer whose creation of the first database management system helped popularize computers in the corporate world and earned him the highest honor in computer science, died July 13 at his home in […]

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Hal Varian on Intelligent Technology

By Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google Published on IMF.org A computer now sits in the middle of virtually every economic transaction in the developed world. Computing technology is rapidly penetrating the developing world as well, driven by the rapid spread of mobile phones. Soon the entire planet will be connected, and most economic transactions worldwide […]

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How Digital is Your Industry?

Prashant Gandhi, Somesh Khanna and Sree Ramaswamy in the Harvard Business Review: …what are the key attributes of a digital leader? And how can companies benchmark themselves against competitors? We looked at 27 indicators that fall into three broad categories: digital assets, digital usage, and digital workers. Our research shows that the latter two categories make the crucial […]

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Digital is 22% of the world’s economy

Ten in Fifteen: Digital was 22 percent of the world’s economy in 2015. It will rise to 25 percent by 2020, a 10 percent increase since 2005. According to our global technology survey of more than 3,100 IT and business executives, 86 percent of the executives anticipate that the pace of technology change will increase rapidly or at an unprecedented rate […]

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Global Digital Data Flows: 12% of Global Trade Digitized

McKinsey Global Institute: Digital flows—which were practically nonexistent just 15 years ago—now exert a larger impact on GDP growth than the centuries-old trade in goods, according to a new McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, Digital globalization: The new era of global flows. And although this shift makes it possible for companies to reach international markets […]

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