CEOs Focus on Retraining and Digital Upskilling Goals

CEOs Focus on Retraining and Digital Upskilling Goals

As the 4IR introduces new ways of working, new technical, digital and soft skills will be required. But these are in short supply, leading to a consensus among CEOs that retraining and upskilling are the most important routes to closing potential skill gaps.

via World Economic Forum

60 Percent of Enterprises are Digitally Vulnerable

60 Percent of Enterprises are Digitally Vulnerable

Obsolete ideas about what works in business can prevent organizations from forging a new digital path. One source of digital vulnerability: Conventional thinking. Embrace new approaches to enable digital growth.

via Gartner

Ongoing Challenges for Digital Transformation in Banking

The Ongoing Challenges for Digital Transformation in Banking

“As we begin a new decade, the banking industry is trying to adjust business models to reflect a more digital ecosystem. Unfortunately, this year’s Retail Banking Trends and Priorities research findings don’t reflect the urgency for change needed in the banking ecosystem.”

via The Financial Brand

Fortune: 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2020

Fortune: 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2020

Inclusion has become the gold standard for employee-centric companies. The bar rises every year. And no, workplace happiness is not a myth. Read on to see what defines a Best Company — and how yours could become one.”

via Fortune

Wireless Apps will Transform the Smart Building Market

Wireless Apps will Transform the Smart Building Market

“Together, these new smart building solutions will grow at a 32 percent CAGR over the next 8 years to create $2 billion in software and services revenues by 2026, according to the latest worldwide market study by ABI Research.”

via Digital Lifescapes

State of Remote Work 2020: The Insightful Survey Results

State of Remote Work 2020: The Insightful Survey Results

“There’s one statistic that remains unequivocal each year: remote workers almost unanimously want to continue to work remotely (at least for some of the time) for the rest of their careers. This year, 98 percent of respondents agreed with this statement.”

via Buffer & AngelList

Digital Transformation to Boost the Middle East Economy

Digital Transformation to Boost the Middle East Economy

Governments across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) spent a combined $12.8 billion on ICT last year, according to IDC. The analyst expects this figure to continue rising over the coming years at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8%, crossing the $15 billion mark by 2023.

via IDC