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Mobile Internet Drives Worldwide Online Economic Growth

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Nearly 47 percent of the world’s population will use the internet at least once a month in 2017 (either via desktop or laptop computer or more likely on a mobile device) — that’s a 6.1 percent increase vs. 2016.

Source: eMarketer

Smartphone Payment Apps will Reach 5.3 Billion Devices

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Mobile payment service app adoption is on the rise. According to the latest worldwide market study by IHS Markit, 3.4 billion smartphones will be ready for Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google’s Android Pay by the end of 2017 — that will increase to 5.3 billion devices by 2021.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

How the Digital Growth Pioneers Gained an Advantage

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Most chief executives are now focused on growth during 2017. New growth is the primary business priority for 58 percent of CEOs, according the latest market study by Gartner — note, that’s up from 42 percent of CEOs in 2016. Moreover, product innovation and technology are gaining in significance.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Why Banks Must Adopt a Cloud-First Disruptor Mindset

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The established players in banking are constantly facing changes and new competition. These challenges stem primarily from on-the-cloud start-ups and agile FinTechs, a group of businesses that are 4,000-strong worldwide and on the receiving end of $19 billion in venture capital funding.

Source: IBM

Cloud Object Storage: Another Race to the Bottom?

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451 Research revealed that the cloud price battlefield has shifted from virtual machines (VMs) to cloud object storage. The analyst firm predicts that other services — particularly databases — will undergo the same pricing pressures over the next 18 months.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

New Technology Startup Market Outlook in Europe

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European startups are now taking the lead in artificial intelligence, building new tech hubs, and drawing investment from traditional industrial stalwarts. Last year, a record-setting $13.6 billion was invested in Europe’s tech sector, compared with $2.8 billion in 2011.

Source: Project Syndicate

CxOs Focus IT Talent on Driving Digital Growth Agenda

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Despite traditional industry boundaries blurring in the face of digital disruption, CxOs are now saying that future competition is more likely to come from within their own industry, according to new findings from IBM.

Source: IBM IBV