ICT Infrastructure Investment will Reach $4.6 Trillion

ICT Infrastructure Investment will Reach $4.6 Trillion

Worldwide ICT spending on hardware, software, services and telecommunications will reach $4.6 trillion by 2022, representing average growth of 4 percent per year. Commercial customers will represent around 63.5 percent of total spending by 2022 ($2.9 trillion), while consumers will account for 36.5 percent ($1.7 trillion), according to IDC.

via Digital Lifescapes

Digital Government Leadership Transformed Estonia

Digital Government Leadership Transformed Estonia

“No nation will change just because it goes digital. Every state is a culture, and that mix of what makes up a nation’s personality remains the same in the analog and digital worlds. Every country has to find its own path.”

via World Economic Forum

Strategic Transformation via Multi-cloud Innovation

Strategic Transformation via Multi-cloud Innovation

Of the 58% of global enterprises operating in the cloud, two-thirds already operate four-or-more different cloud stacks. If you’re not there yet, you soon will be — and you must treat multicloud as an operational reality, refining your ability to integrate and operate solutions.

via Forrester

Augmented Analytics: Top Data Trend of 2019

Augmented Analytics: Top Data Trend of 2019

Augmented analytics “will be a dominant driver of new purchases of analytics and business intelligence” by 2020, Gartner said. It advised corporate data and analytics leaders to “plan to adopt augmented analytics as platform capabilities mature.”

via WSJ

Why Small Business Banking Has Been Disrupted

Why Small Business Banking Has Been Disrupted

Fintech has discovered SMB banking. “Small and medium-sized businesses are crucial sources of revenues and profits at most banking providers, so the prospect of bank brands losing their relevance among SMEs should keep bankers awake at night.”

via Forrester

How a $1.3 Billion Institution Launched a Digital Bank

How a $1.3 Billion Institution Launched a Digital Bank

“Most community banking providers can’t match the digital sophistication of megabanks. But River Valley Bank and it’s aptly named ‘IncredibleBank’ online unit prove that small fish can swim with the sharks. Here’s how this community bank manages to innovate and thrive without selling its soul.”

via The Financial Brand

Channel Partners will Drive New Cloud Computing Growth

Channel Partners will Drive New Cloud Computing Growth

The worldwide cloud computing infrastructure market had another strong quarter in Q4 2018, as spending grew 46 percent to nearly $23 billion. The total outlay on cloud infrastructure in 2018 exceeded $80 billion — that’s up from $55 billion in 2017.

via Digital Lifescapes