Archive by Author | David H. Deans

Reskilling Talent: Preparing for The Future of Work

Reskilling Talent: Preparing for The Future of Work

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.

via McKinsey

Telepresence: Post-Pandemic Digital Lifescapes in America

Telepresence: Post-Pandemic Digital Lifescapes in America

“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

Remote Work: The Vehicle Traffic Reduction Benefits

Remote Work: The Vehicle Traffic Reduction Benefits

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.

via World Economic Forum

4 Innovation Themes to Transform Financial Services

4 Innovation Themes to Transform Financial Services

“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.”

via Forrester

The Upside for Cloud Edge Computing and SD-WAN

The Upside for Cloud Edge Computing and SD-WAN

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.

via GlobalData

New Digital Security Solutions for the Internet of Things

New Digital Security Solutions for the Internet of Things

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.

via Digital Lifescapes

The Risks and Rewards of Global Supply Chains

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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.

via McKinsey

Why Upskill Initiatives Gained Momentum in 2020

Why Upskill Initiatives Gained Momentum in 2020

“Recent studies show that nearly 30% of employees feel their skills will be redundant within the next two years. Nearly 50% of those in Gen-Y and Gen-Z think their skills will be irrelevant in the next four to five years.”

via Futurum

Remote Work is Positively Transforming the U.S. Economy

Remote Work is Positively Transforming the U.S. Economy

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

Why 360 Degree Enablement will Transform B2B GTM

Why 360 Degree Enablement will Transform B2B GTM

“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.”

Here’s a better way: “Overcome Data-Driven Agile Marketing Shortfalls.”

via Gartner