Demand for physical and manual skills in repeatable tasks will decline by 30 percent, while demand for literacy and numeracy skills would fall by 20 percent. In contrast, the demand for technological skills will rise by more than 50 percent, and the need for complex cognitive skills will increase by one-third.
“If white-collar workers are told the downtown office is forever optional, some will take their superstar-city jobs out of superstar cities. That much is obvious. But these shifts, even if they are initially moderate, could lead to more surprising and significant changes to America’s cultural, economic, and political future.”
via The Atlantic
There are 273.6 million vehicles registered in the U.S. — that’s an average of 1.97 cars per household, which could drop to 1.87 post-pandemic. The cumulative effect of people driving less is that the equivalent of 14 million fewer cars will be needed.
“Future banks will operate in different modes: direct to consumer, as-a-service, marketplace seller, and platform owner — all of which may operate concurrently. Yet no bank will do any of this alone.”
Hyperscale cloud providers and global network carriers have been building stronger relationships and deeper integrations around SD-WAN and networking solutions. The partnerships are a natural fit as more enterprises move business-critical workloads to cloud platforms.
Secure device authentication currently stands among the top-tier investment priorities for key IoT markets. According to ABI Research, hardware-focused IoT authentication services will reach $8.4 billion in revenues by 2026.
Now supply chain disruptions are regular occurrences across the globe. Averaging across industries, companies can expect supply chain disruptions lasting a month or longer to occur every 3.7 years, and the most severe events take a major financial toll.
Analysis suggests that roughly 40% of U.S. workers will continue working from home in the near term — up from 7% pre-COVID — and this percentage could settle at different levels, depending on the timing of a vaccine alongside business risk aversion.
via Morgan Stanley
“Many B2B technology and service providers approach go-to-market (GTM) strategy in silos. First, they develop the product and identify the market segmentation, then they create sales and marketing strategies. But buyers increasingly expect more.”
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