Archive by Author | David H. Deans

How to Future-Proof Your Skills for Ongoing Disruption

How to Future-Proof Your Skills for Ongoing Disruption

Today, more than 57 million workers – about 36% of the US workforce – freelance. But, according to the Freelancers Union and Upwork, their numbers will exceed non-freelancers – 86.5 million to 83.4 million – by 2027. Do you have the right skills?

via World Economic Forum

Open Source and Mainframe Worlds Collide


Zowe is a framework of software services that offers industry standard REST APIs, API catalog, extensible command line interface and web-based UI framework. Zowe will help IT professionals perform administrative, development, test and operation tasks on z/OS using their preferred applications, both existing and new.

via Mainframe Debate

Progressive Local Governments Invest in Smart Cities

Progressive Local Governments Invest in Smart Cities

Smart City initiatives will attract technology investments of more than $81 billion globally in 2018, and spending is forecast to reach $158 billion in 2022, according to the latest worldwide market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).

via Digital Lifescapes

How Transformation-Ready Leaders Learn and Grow

How Transformation-Ready Leaders Learn and Grow

If you want to weather disruption with greater resilience, you can increase your transformation readiness with more dynamic learning. It won’t cost you anything beyond a little time and focus, but you have to actively look for these opportunities to learn and grow.

via Strategy + Business

Worldwide Contactless Payments will Exceed $1 Trillion

Worldwide Contactless Payments will Exceed $1 Trillion

According to the Juniper assessment, the mobile contactless payments market will be driven by Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay and other OEM Pay wallets. Combined, these OEM Pay wallets users will reach 450 million by 2020, with Apple accounting for 1 in 2 OEM Pay users globally.

via Digital Lifescapes

The Evolution of Online Grocery Shopping in America

The Evolution of Online Grocery Shopping in America

Even in areas where online shopping has not been well adopted to date, such as in fresh food shopping, the tides are shifting. For example, our Global E-Commerce Study found that 26% of consumers have bought fresh groceries online — that’s up by 15% from 2016.

via Nielsen

42 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform

42 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform

Banking isn’t the only industry that could be affected by blockchain technology. Law enforcement, ride-hailing, and many other sectors could also have blockchain in their future. Here are the latest innovative ways companies are harnessing the power of global blockchain.

via CBinsights