“With just 10 percent of IT allocated to generating new business value, incumbents are not battle ready when it comes to contending with nimble tech players. As any investor would tell you, place your resource bets where you believe there is value.”
“San Francisco reclaims its spot at the top thanks to its renowned startup ecosystem. While the Bay Area has long been known for cultivating unicorns — Airbnb, Stripe, and Uber were all founded there — it’s also home to new, flourishing startups.”
The rise of technology is introducing opportunities and obstacles for global and domestic companies alike. Five years ago the free flow of data contributed $2.8 trillion to the global economy, a figure that could reach $11 trillion by 2025.
“Bain research has found that only 12% of all corporate transformations achieve their targets, and, while we are in the early days with many stories still being written, digital transformations appear even harder.”
via Bain & Company
“Continuous education and self-improvement are imperative to keep up with work and life in a rapidly changing world. A book by Bradley Staats explains the benefits of dynamic learning and outlines the methods of becoming more effective as a lifelong learner.”
In the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, there is a new demand to be an interdisciplinary and T-shaped person – that is, one who has an in-depth knowledge of a specific field, with sufficient knowledge in other fields outside their own specialization.
IT Infrastructure is hardware, software, networks, data centers, facilities and related equipment used to develop, test, operate, monitor, and manage services. Open Infrastructure is built from open-source technologies, available for all users to work with, to improve and contribute back.